Jamaal Lascelles Gives His Honest Opinion Of Jonjo Shelvey


Both Jonjo Shelvey and Jamaal Lascelles were unlucky not to be included in the latest England squad for the friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy, but we don’t see either player going to Russia for the World Cup finals this summer.

Of the two we think Jamaal has the better claim to be in the England squad but Gareth Southgate will not pick Shelvey until he has proved he can control himself on the pitch.

It’s not clear he can – although we are hoping with the help of Rafa Benitez and Newcastle – that he will eventually control his demons and become an excellent and consistent player for Newcastle.

Jonjo and Jamaal – celebrating 2-0 Villa win last season

While interviewed today in the Telegraph the Newcastle captain has said what he thought about Jonjo as a player, and it’s a glowing review:

“I train with Jonjo every single day and technically he is so talented,”

“I’m not dissing anyone who is in the England team, they are there for a reason and they are very good players, but Jonjo can quite comfortably compete at that level.”

“Technically he’s right up there with the best Premier League midfielders.”

“England have got hard-working midfielders, disciplined midfielders, but Jonjo offers something a little bit different.”

“He definitely does for us. He’s one of our best players.”

Now you didn’t expect the captain to say anything different did you?

🙂

We expect both Shelvey and Jamaal to start the match on Saturday against Huddersfield Town at home and if we can win that game, celebrations will be in order.

Newcastle will be that much closer to safety in the Premier League – our sole goal this season.

Howay The Lads!!

Fans seem confident we can win – but it’s going to be a difficult game.

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82 comments so far

  • RobLeenio

    Mar 29, 2018 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Off to the Lakes with the family this weekend, will be completely offline. Hope the lads who are going to the match enjoy and we see the result we want.

    HWTL

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 29, 2018 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #2

    Jib previous thread
    Regardless if it was in France or Iceland. You work with anyone one place in another world, why would your relationship with that person be affected by working in a different country. You’re right, it can be hard work sometimes lol.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 29, 2018 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #3

    I mean it’s not like neither have any experience of the in the premier league.

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  • Jib

    Mar 29, 2018 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #4

    A WORKING relationship with that person would be
    affected by operating in a TOUGHER LEAGUE.

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  • Jib

    Mar 29, 2018 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #5

    agree to disagree and move on methinks

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 29, 2018 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #6

    Jib
    Puel has experience managing in the premier league.
    Ben arfa has experience in the premier league.
    Player flourished under his management in France. Could be argued that he is the only manager to consistently over a full season got out the quality that Ben arfa undoubtedly has.
    Why is it a problem for you if I say that it would be a good signing for Leicester because of this?
    The only reason you have stated is premier league is tougher than France.
    Again, both have experience of this league, it’s not new.

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  • Jib

    Mar 29, 2018 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #7

    This New Zealander Parker
    of Samoan heritage worries me

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 29, 2018 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #8

    Yeah that’s fine, I need to go now anywa so won’t be able to reply till later tonight.

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  • Jib

    Mar 29, 2018 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #9
  • Jib

    Mar 29, 2018 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #10

    Ritchie looks as fit as a butchers dog

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  • A Pain in the Blog

    Mar 29, 2018 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #11

    Hopefully Slimani has impressed Rafa this morning. It would be good to see him on the bench and maybe get some match time if we’re comfortably ahead.

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 29, 2018 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #12

    Blackburn v Bradford tonight sees two of our young prospects line up against each other. Arma for Blackburn and Alex Giliead for Bradford. Looking forward to watching in on Sky Sports.

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  • AncientC

    Mar 29, 2018 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #13
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 29, 2018 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #14

    Bobbybee,
    I don’t think the cheating by the Aussies is anything like a player diving, it’s more like state sponsored doping. They’ve obviously experimented and practiced with different types of ball tampering and known as team exactly what they were doing. Premeditated cheating and they deserve everything they get, one of them hiding behind his daughter and the other crying like a guy on a TV appeal whose missing girlfriend is hidden under his bedroom floorboards.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 29, 2018 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #15

    Olgit/Martoon

    Oldgit Congrats on your 70th Saturday, hopefully you should get a nice prezzy in the shape of a win for us.

    And it’s good to see you youngsters supporting the blog.

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  • martoon

    Mar 29, 2018 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #16

    Jib @9 – Looking at them pictures I can’t see Yedlin (though I maybe wrong) – just wondering if he didn’t make training after probably one of the longest journey’s back?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 29, 2018 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #17

    I can understand how sand paper can affect the aerodynamics of a ball but what does sugar do?

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  • TheJimBelow

    Mar 29, 2018 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #18

    Good to see the boys back training, looks like they’re enjoying it!
    Can’t see Yedlin either, but maybe he was on lighter duties or something due to the long distance yeah.

    Gayles hair is really something…

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  • martoon

    Mar 29, 2018 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #19

    Jail @4 – I agree – normally when a player cheats it is a spur of the moment thing. However this is on another level where it was planned and pre-meditated by the captain and vice-captain and then they get a young player to carry out their dirty work – absolutely disgraceful and they should be banned for life!

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  • martoon

    Mar 29, 2018 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #20

    Cheers EGB @15 – It’s past my birthday but I’m still hoping for an early Easter present on Saturday 😀

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  • Jib

    Mar 29, 2018 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #21

    Essex Geordie Bill
    Makes the ball move sweeter
    😛

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  • dig-n-dig22

    Mar 29, 2018 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #22

    Bobbybee earlier post

    I may come across as bitter, but that’s just because I am. Smith and Warner deserve everything coming to them.
    If Smith Warner &Co achieved a series victory over South Africa and the ball tampering went un-noticed the Ausie’s would still have taken great pleasure rubbing South Africa’s noses in the sh1t, just like they would do with England.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 29, 2018 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #23

    Jib

    Yeah, obvious when you think of it. 🙂

    But joking aside one of the Aussies was seen putting sugar into his pocket with the commentator alluding to it as been for the purpose of ball tampering.

    I do vaguely recall something being said about English bowlers having powder of some sort in their pockets that was being used on balls in test matches.

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  • lesh

    Mar 29, 2018 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #24

    Essex @23

    I may be wrong about the powder, but could it not have been French Chalk to help with gripping the ball when trying to put spin on it?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 29, 2018 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #25

    The Aussies are well known for their pocket snooker. So why are people surprised they touch up their balls?

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  • Jib

    Mar 29, 2018 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #26

    Two guys on facebook celebrating their
    One hundred and tenth birthdays

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 29, 2018 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #27

    Lesh

    Yes, that makes sense.

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  • dig-n-dig22

    Mar 29, 2018 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #28

    EGB17

    It makes the ball taste better if you get smacked in the gob fielding at short leg,LoL

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  • chicousa

    Mar 29, 2018 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #29

    Of course it all depends on the type of sugar: powdered vs granular. And if it’s “brown sugar” it is heavy like a “Stones”! 😀

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 29, 2018 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #30

    Not saying they shouldn’t be punished, just think twelve months s ott. Just my opinion, nowt more. We’ve done similar things, it goes on. OK, not with sandpaper lol, but we’ve roughed the ball up, bouncing it into the keeper etc. Atherton admitted using soil on the ball to rough it up. Not the end of the world. Six months would be adequate imo.
    Not bothered that much tbh, certainly not enough to discuss it further even, just a differing of opinion on the extent of the punishment.

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  • Jib

    Mar 29, 2018 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #31
  • Jib

    Mar 29, 2018 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #32

    I bet your mama was a Cajun Queen

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Mar 29, 2018 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #33

    Roll on Saturday, 3 weeks of torture

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 29, 2018 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #34

    Far more important issues tonight than Aussies cricket. Sat here waiting for this Blackburn game to kick off and watch Arma bang in another goal or two. 🙂
    I watched Barrow v Hartlepool the other night to assist my football withdrawals. Did anybody else? What about that forty yarder from Hartlepool!! Granted, keeper should’ve done better, but perfect placement.
    https://youtu.be/ArEn-OIi22Y

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  • Jib

    Mar 29, 2018 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #35

    Has Singh took them over yet Bobby?

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  • Jib

    Mar 29, 2018 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #36

    You watching the Cubs vs The Marlins , Chico ?

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  • A Pain in the Blog

    Mar 29, 2018 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #37

    OP

    Agreed. We’ve had posts that have been perceived as inflammatory, demented, pathetic and funny: posts on guitarists, floral species, multiples, radio hams, one-liners and even football. And we’ve just about made it through this hiatus.

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  • martoon

    Mar 29, 2018 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #38

    EGB @23 – I think it is because sugar can be used as a mild abrasive and hence rough up one side of the ball to make it swing.

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  • Jib

    Mar 29, 2018 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #39

    and now it’s the start of MLB !!!!!!

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  • Jib

    Mar 29, 2018 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #40

    Dodgers vs The Giants tomorrow

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