Wise Words From Newcastle’s Experienced Midfielder


Even though Jonjo Shelvey caught the eye in the fantastic comeback win last Saturday against Everton, we expect Ki Sung-yueng to again start the game on Saturday afternoon at the Vitality Stadium against Bournemouth.

The Cherries are a smaller club who are very well run, and they have done so well under young manager Eddie Howe and are becoming a top half Premier League club under his guidance.

Both Ki and Jonjo need playing time – as does Mo Diame who looks he will leave Newcastle this summer if he doesn’t get a two-year deal from the club.

Ki is a talented player who can hold the ball, and he has vast experience in the Premier League having played a total of 178 league games with 12 of them being in Newcastle’s colors.

We reckon Shelvey has made around 170 Premier League appearances.

Ki Sung-yueng in action during the win against Huddersfield

Ki believes Newcastle can keep climbing the league table given the confidence the team has after winning five of the previous eight games:

This is what the former South Korean captain has said on the Newcastle website today:

“As a player, of course you want to go higher – you don’t want to stay at the bottom of the table all the time.”

“Now we have games that we can have a go in. We don’t underestimate the teams who are below us, but we have to have more confidence that we can go even higher.”

“Confidence gets higher which is very, very important at this stage of the season, because we are still fighting relegation.”

“Of course we are in a good position, but it’s not finished yet. We still have eight games to go and we have to win as many as we can.”

“I think with the atmosphere from all the fans and among the players now, we think we can do better and we can stay in a higher position.”

Those are really good comments from the impressive South Korean.

30-year-old Ki signed a two-year deal at Newcastle when he became a free agent from Swansea last summer, and he will be hoping for an extension to his contract to stay at Newcastle past next summer.

He can do a job for Newcastle over the next two or three years.

How Will Newcastle Fare Against Everton?

View Results
Loading ... Loading ...

Comments welcome.


110 comments so far

  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 14, 2019 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #41

    Once upon a time we were linked heavily with Arsenals front two.

    1
  • Jib

    Mar 14, 2019 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #42

    Hatem means all mags have split loyalties
    with regard to this clash

    0
  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 14, 2019 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #43

    There’s going to be a few goals tonight.

    0
  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 14, 2019 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #44

    2-0

    0
  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 14, 2019 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #45

    Watch Ben Arfa score two wonder goals.

    Ha ha ha

    0
  • Jib

    Mar 14, 2019 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #46

    Has anyone seen Ben Arfa touch the ball yet ?

    0
  • Jib

    Mar 14, 2019 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #47

    Oh he just took a shite free kick

    0
  • RobLeenio

    Mar 14, 2019 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #48

    Whether Cal Roberts is released at the end of the season or not, for the Colchester bid to come out and speculate on his position is unprofessional and completely lacking in class.

    Card marked!

    9
  • Jib

    Mar 14, 2019 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #49

    Rob
    I thought the same

    5
  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 14, 2019 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #50

    Clement grenier is another player we were linked with.

    0
  • RobLeenio

    Mar 14, 2019 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #51

    I’d love to see Roberts make it at NUFC but at the same time for the sake of his career if he’s not in Rafa’s plans then he needs to move on. It may prove to be a mistake in the future but he can’t be languishing in the reserves forever and I think Rafa knows that.

    2
  • RobLeenio

    Mar 14, 2019 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #52

    Aye Jib. More importantly I reckon Rafa will also think so

    0
  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 14, 2019 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #53

    Jib
    Thanks, thought it was him. Was going to say he’s done well for himself. Not tonight like lol

    0
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Mar 14, 2019 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #54

    Cal Roberts is a nice wee player who the club feels hasn’t done enough at 22 to warrant another contract. You hope for the lads sake that the club has made a mistake, and he goes on and flourishes elsewhere, but you know they probably haven’t. You simply have to take your chance when it comes. Longstaff did, and he needed to, otherwise…..

    2
  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 14, 2019 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #55

    I’m a fan of Roberts. I suggested a couple years back that he should perhaps be loaned out abroad. I always feel in the lower leagues he can be judged on his physicality too early. He just needs an opportunity and things fall into place for him as he’s got the talent and ability in bucket loads.

    But yeah, he’s at a stage if he is not close to breaking through then it will be best if he leaves similar to Armstrong. I’ll be gutted like but it’s football at the end of the day. Doesn’t always work out and it’s not always a case of not being good enough.

    1
  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 14, 2019 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #56

    Roberts is not an out and out striker and does not show the defensive abilities that Rafa demands. I hope he makes a successful career at a Champo club, wins promotion and proves him wrong.

    0
  • RobLeenio

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #57

    Sadly I can imagine Jamie Sterry going the same way as Roberts. Again, it could turn out to be a blessing in the long run.

    2
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #58

    I suppose the thing with Roberts now is that next season he would need to be included in the squad if he stays with us and is he really good enough in that respect?

    Maybe Rafa is already planning for next season in the background knowing he will be expecting better quality in the squad?

    2
  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #59

    Rob – you again seem to be overlooking my main point that fatigue COULD – note COULD – have been a contributing factor. I’m not saying it was – at the end of the day we will never know.
    I had noted the age gap between the players.
    There are other studies which suggest that younger athletes – certainly younger than Longstaff are very susceptible to fatigue related injuries.
    The point that fatigue MAY have contributed is a more sensible point than to suggest it definitely did not.

    1
  • Jib

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #60

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
    pendejo aburrido

    2
  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #61

    Sterry will too I reckon, he’s been involved a fair bit but injuries at the worst times stopped his progress a number of times.

    Woodman will be another that will be leaving after next season. He’s only got a year left on his deal after this season if I recall and his unhappiness over the past few seasons has been brought up before about not being allowed on loan.

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #62

    Have to admit I didn’t fully read the article and didn’t realise it was the Colchester Manager making that assertion, not NUFC so it could be a load of tosh, we’ll have to wait and see if it’s correct!

    1
  • Jib

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #63

    This Arsenal vs Rennes match is degenerating
    into the Drama Queens vs the Prima Donnas

    0
  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #64

    More unwarranted abusive insults Jib.

    You never explained why you told lies about my 11 year old grand daughter a few days ago – do you want to explain why you would wish to lie about a little 11 year old girl in one of your posts.

    1
  • Bobbybee

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #65

    Jib, that could play into Rennes’ hands though. The more tasty it’s got, the less of a grip. Arsenal have had on the game. When they concentrated on football they were well on top – not so much the last ten minutes. If Rennes score…

    1
  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #66

    Whilst you are about do you want to explain why you repeatedly ask other men on here to “suck my c**k”.
    What’s all that about.

    Also why do you address other male posters on here as “honey”.
    What’s all that about – is it connected to my previous point.

    Also – seeing that you have been caught out replying for jane (and vice versa) on numerous occasions why do you morph into a female character .
    Do you like to be addressed by men whilst pretending to be a woman,
    What is all that about.

    Are the answers complicated or are you just what us older folk term as a “dirty old drunken perv”.

    8
  • Jib

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #67

    Mister Tuff
    Jan 21, 2019 at 3:12 PM
    Comment #11
    Jib :-
    ” Boohoo booohoo I do not pwetend I know stuff I am vewy clever. Anyway I’m too busy at the minute getting weddy for tonights’ online show. Still got the lycra and rubber suits in the washer. Need to sort out the body oils and give the gimp masks a dusting. Si you see I’m vewy busy”.

    Is that a post of a proud grandfather?

    7
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #68

    Yeah, Sterry is also at an age when he will also almost certainly also be moved on or released. Sorensen has only turned 19 so he has a few years to show, but he is still miles off the first team right now and probably getting further away as we continue to improve under Rafa. You have to be a very good player to play for the reserves at Newcastle, and an extraordinary one to progress to the first team and stay there. That’s the way it is.

    1
  • Bobbybee

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #69

    Arsenal have definitely took their eye of the ball second half, since letting themselves get drawn into a physical battle. They’re the better team if they just play football. Good tactics by Rennes, but Arsenal should be experienced enough to ignore it. Especially with European ref’s, one slightly mistimed tackle and a red card could see them out the competition. This is their best chance of CL football next season I reckon.

    0
  • Jib

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #70

    Do one you sad doylem

    5
  • Bobbybee

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #71

    Wtf is THAT about? 🙂

    0
  • Jib

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #72

    Lucky buggers
    Arsenal all over that was

    0
  • Jib

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #73

    Bobby
    It must be a French thing
    😛

    0
  • Munster Mag

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #74

    Tuff / low hanging fruit, I’m still not sure where you got 800 years tied up with whatever irrelevance you were gassing on about.

    2
  • Bobbybee

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #75

    Good move for the goal from Arsenal. Doesn’t change much though, an away goal means extra time. Rennes’ defence far too narrow and invited the move really.
    English teams proving far too good this round.

    1
  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #76

    Jib — you take the micky and insult me and I take the micky and insult you. Difference being I insult you and not your family members – a line I would not cross.
    A little 11 year old girl who has nothing to do with this blog.

    You were asked to withdraw your remark immediately after you posted it – but refused. Now you are trying to deflect you base behaviour instead of withdrawing what you said.

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #77

    Jail, an intelligent poster wudnt resort to Irish accent mimicking to make his point. At the end of the day, your point about Liverpool is ridiculous. Yes, nobody likes them crowing, and I don’t like them either. But they have been good since we were young teenagers I think and they have loads going for them. I’m not sure where you are going with the assertion that they weren’t good years and years ago. They have been good for a long time. End of story, sadly.

    1
  • Bobbybee

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #78

    Wouldn’t mind another half hour of this if Rennes can get a goal back from somewhere. Maybe justice after the well offside goal they scored in the first half!
    That said, they’re wide open at the back and more likely to concede than score.

    1
  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #79

    Black n white Podcast suggesting that plans have been outlined to promote Ben Dawson to an Academy Director role with an assistant and employ a new U23 coach and assistant, plus a new Loan Officer role. Although these plans may or not materialise in either conjuction or not, with Rafa signing or not signing a new contract.

    4
  • Jib

    Mar 14, 2019 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #80

    Aubameyang needs a slap for that miss

    0

You must log in to post a comment.