Jonjo Shelvey Loving It Back In The Premier League

Jonjo Shelvey has been interviewed in the Chronicle, and he comes across positive about everything Newcastle.

Jonjo is glad to be playing in the Premier League again, and one of the biggest figures we have is to play Manchester United at Old Trafford.

But we probably have a better chance of winning at home against The Red Devils – that comes later in the season – 10th February to be exact so there are 3 points for us.

Shelvey was one of our best players last season but was suspended over the Christmas period, and we missed his creativity – let’s hope he is available for every one of our 11 games through January 1st.

Jonjo Shelvey – at Brighton this season

Ths is some of what Jonjo has said in the Chronicle and he’s looking forward to Saturday’s game:

“It’s just good to know – no disrespect to teams in the Championship – that you’ve got teams like Man United and Man City, and the Liverpools, Arsenals and Chelseas, coming to St James’ Park to play football,

“That’s the way this club’s been for so many years. I think last year was more of a case of trying to get the job done as quick as possible so we could build for this season.

“There’s no bigger game than Man United away at Old Trafford, after all.”

“Obviously, we’ve got a difficult Christmas period coming up, but I’m sure that we’ll be all right. I think we’ve started well enough to make sure we stay up in this league.”

“That’s the big difference between the Championship and the Premier League. You make one mistake, and you’re punished for it.”

“Whereas in the Championship, you can probably get away with it three or four times.” 

“In this league, there’s no getting away with it, so it’s just a matter of trying to rectify those mistakes and being more clinical in front of goal.”

“I think people should remember how well we’ve actually done this season. We’re sitting in 11th place and we’re a newly promoted team.”

“There’s a lot of expectation, which comes with this football club, but I think we’ve done very well so far to be five points clear of the relegation zone.”

Jonjo arrived at Newcastle from Swansea almost two years ago on a five and a half year deal for £12M.

He has played 69 games with 5 goals since that time and has played 7 times for the first team this season.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Nov 14, 2017 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #1

    Unless of course she’s signed an NDA that doesn’t allow her to talk about her NDA….

  • Tsunki

    Nov 14, 2017 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #2

    “Amanda ; have you signed an NDA?”
    “I’m not at liberty to discuss that.”
    “I can’t tell you”
    “So…..that means you have!”

  • posada

    Nov 14, 2017 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #3

    Well, as you have asked I will give you my take on the intentions of the folks that own them. Them down the road that is.

    Firstly, a football club is different to any other business that goes into administration. Normally when that happens the creditors have first dibs on the assets of the business.
    With a football club the players have first dibs, in that their contracts have to honored first otherwise you can’t continue as a club. Something a certain MA found hard to fathom I believe.

    The main creditor is the owner.

    So, is this the plan being put into effect.
    Firstly you take all the Premier League earnings, as well as parachute payments and you pay it towards what you are owed as the main creditor. Whilst doing so you run down the playing squad. You sell anyone that is worth money and use the proceeds to again pay off some of what you are owed.

    Then, when you do go into administration the only players left have low earnings or short term contracts.

    In January sell Kone, Rodwell and another is he called N’ Yiang or something.

    Put club into Administration in the summer, by which time their are very few players left. Several on one year deals, which will be done in June.

    Then sell the shell of the club and bank the proceeds from that as well.

    If that’s not it. Someone come up with a better explanation.

  • Jib

    Nov 14, 2017 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #4

    Posada you seem to be confused between
    Administration and Liquidation
    Sunderland may well be preparing
    for Administration.
    The timing is crucial
    You want the 10 point penalty this season when it makes
    no difference , rather than start life in League One minus 10 points.

  • posada

    Nov 14, 2017 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #5

    Confused in what way.
    Not an expert, don’t need to be.
    Administration the business continues to operate under an Administrator.

    Yes, it would need to be liquidation before the real affects I have mentioned kicked in.
    However, the former tends to lead to the latter.

  • posada

    Nov 14, 2017 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #6

    As I say speculation, but how else do you explain the actions of the owner.
    Anyone with a better explanation.

  • giimps

    Nov 14, 2017 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #7

    Posada…..he could be a Mag


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