Newcastle Take Correct Action – Will Seek Support And Medical Help For Jonjo Shelvey


News today in the Chronicle that Rafa Benitez has ordered that Jonjo Shelvey work with him and a sports psychologist to get to the bottom of his anger problems that keep coming out on the field of play.

One example, of course, is yesterday when Newcastle were holding Tottenham relatively comfortably until Jonjo right out of the blue stamped on Deli Alli’s foot.

It was right in front of referee Andre Mariner who had no choice but to give him a straight red card and the game was lost.

This is after he received a five game ban last season for racially abusing a player when we played Wolves at home and lost 2-0.

Getting help for the player is exactly what a good club does – so well done Newcastle.

And it looks like this has been put forward by Rafa., and of course, Jonjo is a gifted player who was crucial in getting Newcastle promoted last season, but he keeps getting in his own way by these anger-related actions on the pitch.

We cannot forget that Jonjo is a gifted player who was crucial in getting Newcastle promoted last season, but he keeps getting in his own way by these anger-related actions on the pitch.

It’s good that Jonjo gets this problem fixed for his own personal happiness. but also as a professional footballer, he must be able to control these tendencies on the field because we’re not sure he will get too many more chances at Newcastle.

But also as a professional footballer, he must be able to control these tendencies on the field because we’re not sure he will get too many more chances at Newcastle.

That may seem harsh, but that’s where he’s at right now with too many of these incidents in his career so far – for one still young at only 25-years-old.

The news in the Chronicle is that the staff and players are willing to rally around the player after yesterday’s unseemly incident.

Rafa made it clear after the game that Jonjo has not only let him down but all the people involved with Newcastle – it was that serious.

We are very pleased Jonjo is getting help and hope the player can overcome his demons – but it will not be easy.

Comments welcome.



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23 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 14, 2017 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #1

    Lee Ryder

    Joselu currently on Tyneside and deal for the player is very close #nufc

    Steady as you go, Charmless!

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  • barkel

    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Cheaper than replacing him I suppose. Lets hope when he is back in the starting line up he wins us more points than he costs us.

    It’s an awful pity he can’t control himself, we really could have gotten something out of yesterday and the mood would be much more upbeat

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  • Thump

    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #3

    Joselu.

    Yay.

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #4

    I don’t think we wud have one with 11 men, given they also hit the post at the end. Draw at best but point wud have been nice. As for the atmosphere, I can’t agree it was good. Leeds at home, that was an atmosphere!

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  • G

    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #5

    I agree with most that the sending off was absolute stupidity on Shelvey’s part, however, I am not writing off the player just yet either. He is still on of our best talents on the field, so help and support is the best way forward with him. Just look at what happened to him at Swansea to see what happens to an unhappy player when given the wrong treatment. At least if we sort his head out, he still has value to both the team, and any potential buyers out there.

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  • willowdalerez

    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #6

    Excellent news that Shelvey get this help. He has all the markings of the next Barton otherwise and I don’t want to see his talent wasted like that and for all those calling for his head let’s not forget he’s our sole playmaker right now and if he can get over his issues is a big plus for our club!

    Also I’m one who picked Lejeune as our motm yesterday. Atsu was great but Lejeune contained Kane in a way you rarely see to the point Kane took him down in a manner that would have got a player with a reputation (lke Shelvey or Mitrovic) a straight red. Let’s hope he comes back. I picked him because while defense is not flashy Kane is the golden boot 2 years running and he was shut down while Lejeune was on the pitch. Also Atsu seemed unsure what to do with the ball as he steamed forward. Held on it too long here, missed pass opportunity there, didn’t seem too confident taking shots froma distance, failed crosses in… if he can get his technical finish to match his pace and control he will be deadly, until then we need a strong defense. Let’s hope it’s good news on the Lejeune / Dummett injury front.

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  • willowdalerez

    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #7

    G – Agreed!

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #8

    Good, more height up front and hopefully more reliable than mitro. Thing is, mitro was well regarded in Europe when we got him but Joselu is unknown. Rafa really getting the treatment from Ashley

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #9

    Munster…what are you exactly getting at?

    Shearer has always delivered both in terms of goals and in performance…if money was so important he would have signed for Man Utd.

    No one plays for only the good of their hearts! The biggest player Newcastle have ever had and probably ever will have…

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  • willowdalerez

    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #10

    Hope we get Joselu… the way Rafa played us yesterday we are going to need a “big target” striker of the Carroll mode. Long ball = need tall, physical striker. Still prefer Perez but it looks like that won’t happen because our owner is crying poor (what a sob story bet his employees all sympathize as they are patted down at the SD warehouse factories).

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #11

    Good on you Shelvey 🙂

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #12

    Joselu…wow…just wow!

    Huddersfield we we come…we have signed a Stoke fluke and we’re coming to get ya 😉

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #13

    Joselu and not Perez of Arsenal, in at least a loan with obligation to buy just like Merino? Oh well I guess it’s better than nothing ey. Who knows maybe Rafa makes a player out of him.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #14

    getting a stoke reject is our level at the moment. we just need to accept it as it is now.

    but hopefully we no longer do this in 5 years time…

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  • Fostino

    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #15

    Negatives from the last week.

    It looks like we have very little left to spend. Even getting loans in is a problem with all the deadwood we have I. E rivi..lazaar..krul..haidira..saviet..good… Colback…Hanley.

    Tension is growing fast between manager and owner.

    The striker we are hoping for appears to be joselu. Does not fill me with any confidence. Bargain basement buy. I hope we don’t give him a bloody 5 year contract.

    The injuries 🙁 and lb has become a bigger problem…where is Kennedy. ..is he even a lb or good enough?

    shelvey has a big demon in his head to overcome. We need to accept his apology. We need him.

    Positives
    New signings look good I. E. Manquillo and Merino. The latter needs to find a spot in the team. Lejune and Clark as a cb pairing look solid. Even mbemba looked good.

    Raga is committed to us

    Ashley has admitted he is not suited to owning the club and will step aside when he gets every penny he has put in. The pig. Pretty sure most owners are in the game for the live of it. He was clearly in it to mame money.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #16

    Prozac anyone?

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  • estechco

    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #17

    Sorry to sound cynical, but the basis for this story (aside from a charm offensive following yesterdays red) was this article in the Daily Mail

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-4788414/Newcastle-s-Jonjo-Shelvey-seeing-psychologist.html

    Call me old fashioned, but if he has been seeing the shrink since the Forest game and yesterdays petulance still occurred, perhaps a refund may be in order?

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  • Fostino

    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #18

    How stupid is ashley..surely he want to protect his asset I. E the club and invest to make sure we dont get relegated. You’ve finally a great manager..you need to trust him and let him do his thing. He’s a reasonable man. He’s not going to make you poor.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #19

    estechco…it’s a work in progress mate!

    …it’s not like curing the flu or something! It’s a decease like alcoholism…

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  • hellodjo

    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #20
  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #21

    I’ll be honest about Joselu- I’m not even sure it is better than nothing….

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  • estechco

    Aug 14, 2017 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #22

    jesper – Yes, I appreciate that, but you’d be hoping for more encouraging green shoots than we saw yesterday?
    My cynicism comes mainly from why we are hearing about this for the first time today, rather than over the 8/9 months since Forest away.

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  • NYMAG

    Aug 14, 2017 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #23

    He’s not suffering from PTSD, he’s just a twat…

    I wish we’d been able to bring Tom Cairney in so we could have shipped him on.

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