The National Press Could Make A Meal Out Of This One

Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has broken a bone in his hand, and it’s been revealed he received by breaking up (attempting to break up) a fight on the training ground between Jamaal Lascelles and Mo Diame.

Apparently, Jamaal Lascelles and Mo Diame were punching each other, and it has resulted in Shelvey having his left hand in a cast after breaking a finger.

Lascelles is said to have called Diame lazy several times and that taunting eventually caused the fight.

We expect the national press to make the most of this since it’s more like the old days at Newcastle, but in truth, these kinds of things happen fairly regularly on the training grounds.

However when it results in one of your best players being injured that’s not good, and Jamaal is also the captain – so he’s not setting a good example.

Jamaal Lascelles and Mo Diame – before the fight

The Chronicle is reporting Jonjo should be fit for the Saints game – so we hope that turns out to be true.

The club will not comment on the matter other than acknowledge the fight did occur and we would expect some disciplinary measures to be taken by Newcastle.

Well, at least they fought on the training ground and not during a Premier League game.

We remember Kieron Dyer and Lee Bowyer came to fisticuffs during the  3-0 home defeat to Aston Villa back on April 2nd, 2005.

That was (embarrassing) news around the world about Newcastle United FC:

“Two teammates start to fight in a football match.”

Both players were sent out.We expect Rafa to take appropriate action on the training ground incident and clear it up quickly.

We expect Rafa to take appropriate action on the training ground incident and clear it up quickly.

There’s a lot of work to do before the game at Southampton a week tomorrow  – where 3 points would be excellent!

Here’s the video of that Bowyer Dyer embarrassment if you haven’t seen it before.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 7, 2017 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Pair of [insert your own word here]!

    Referring to Bowyer / Dyer that is.

    I wonder whether we’ll get any clarity about this current event?

  • YoungMag :P

    Oct 7, 2017 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #2

    Lascelles in my opinion has just said what everyone else was thinking. He did that two years ago and it worked a treat, but we were in a rut and needed it. At the moment we are doing well with a good team spirit and I don’t think this is good timing. I like that he’s vocal, but that’s going to cause some unrest among the dressing room unless it is addressed correctly. Feel bad for Shelvey, but he was doing the right thing. This can’t be good news for Diame though.

  • giimps

    Oct 7, 2017 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #3

    I’m not sur if Diane is lazy but he’s got no footballing brain, has power and pace with the ball but inevitably runs into blind alleys as he don’t look up or know what to do when he’s up in advanced positions……….squid ward was the same…as was sulksokho although he was only interested when playing on tv or vs the top teams.
    Luckily, the Diames squidwards and Sulksokhos are being phased out, Diame can change under Rafa ,were well rid of the other 2 and our team spirit is immense, I don’t think Jamal or Mo will let this miner altercation spoil the show

  • Jib

    Oct 7, 2017 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #4

    That must have been why Jamaal had a dig at Mo’
    They had a miner altercation


  • giimps

    Oct 7, 2017 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #5

    Minor not miner

  • Ron Knee

    Oct 7, 2017 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #6


    A “miner altercation” would be the Battle of Orgreave, or something similar!

  • martoon

    Oct 7, 2017 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #7

    These things happen when a bunch of guys work together all the time (not just in football). I’m sure after about half an hour they shook hands and it will be forgotten. Hopefully Shelvey can play with protection on his hand.

  • Tenbytoon

    Oct 7, 2017 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #8


    Might have got carried away with saying people don’t want this to happen of which I take back just a bit of over exaggeration, but I have read negative comments towards this reported takeover, and that is what I don’t understand, I like everyone on this blog share a common interest, I don’t expect us to challenge the league with a takeover but just want a club that is in the headlines for the right reasons instead of the wrong one’s, Rafa had made big progress thus far and if he had an owner to give him the backing he deserves who knows what could happen (a cup maybe). Just sick of accepting survival as the main goal, as the pieman will never aim for anything else

  • giimps

    Oct 7, 2017 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Yeah Ron, I was there, as well as a few other places during the strike, which is why I clarified

  • lesh

    Oct 7, 2017 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #10

    YoungMag (reposted)

    Your enthusiasm for the rumoured takeover is understandable and you have every right to hope.

    A word of caution though: Over the years, fans of Newcastle United have expressed hope and ambition to have their club owned by someone or a body that would share them with its fans.

    When Ashley arrived, there was much hope, much excitement that he had would take Newcastle United forward. He brought Keegan back after listening to fans and it looked as though Ashley might just be the owner that the fans had hoped for. Yes, the place was buzzing.

    But, as has happened many times over the years, fans’ hopes were dashed when Ashley showed his true colours and effectively sacked Keegan and installed Kinnear as replacement. That was it, any trust and hope for success under Ashley was gone, dashed by his failure to see the Club as anything other than a vehicle to promote SD. Ashley image has never recovered.

    So, YoungMag, NUFC fans’ scepticism is a conditioned caution not to over-enthuse when presented with the possibility, the opportunity to see Newcastle United become the great club it could be.

    You can be assured, they aren’t knocking your enthusiasm but the older ones among us are wary about being disappointed, feeling let down, yet again and trying to protect you from disappointed. It’s an unconscious defence mechanism you’re seeing so try to understand that and when NUFC is back in the big time, you can be the cheer-leader urging the sceptics to join you in your enthusiasm.

    In the meantime, understand but don’t take too much heed or offence of the BOFs (Boring Old Farts) who try to knock you down.

  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 7, 2017 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #11

    I think this issue of the sale of the club should be settled with a good old mud pit wrestling match between Amanda Panda and Mike TeddyBear Ashley. I have to warn you Mike that Amanda plays fast and dirty (no pun intended).

  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 7, 2017 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #12

    It would be best two falls out of three of course and the winner gets the club for free. Mike loves a gamble so this should be right up his alley….

  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 7, 2017 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #13

    Which finger did Shelvey break just out of interest? He wasn’t giving Diame and Lascelles the two digit salute was he?

  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 7, 2017 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #14

    Diame has been a huge disappointment. Hopefully we can flog him in the January window.

  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 7, 2017 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #15

    And it’s time to start someone else in Perez’s place Rafa. He’s been just this side of hopeless. Harrumph….

  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 7, 2017 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #16

    And Ibiza is right. We need current event clarity? Did Lascelles knock him oot or did he just win on points?


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