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Video – Watch A Very Honest Jonjo Shelvey Talk About His Career

Here is a Sky Sports interview Jonjo has given where he talks about his career and various things.

He has been making a good attempt to tame his demons for the last year or so and it does seem to be paying off.

Having said that we hope we haven’t given Jonjo the kiss of death and he gets sent off against Chelsea on Sunday.


He’s done very well over the last year and under Rafa Benitez, he can get even better and maybe he can play for England again once he shows he is in full control of himself on the football field.

That would be very good.

Jonjo is being very honest about himself in this interview and that’s always a good thing.

8 comments so far

  • jayphoto

    Aug 21, 2018 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #1

    Was a shocker on sat wasn’t it! Off days for many, Lascelles and Clark played well though (and im really not a fan of clark)
    Thought even Rafa had a bit of a tactical off day.
    That said, we were 0-0 with a 90th minute penalty, leads me to think we’ll pick up some grind wins this year. Need to get Rondon in there pronto tho…Perez looked massively off too, saw Rafa say Muto is playing against Perez for starts, can only think that means we’ll be 4-4-2 as Muto is really not a 10, hes more of a vardy chase into the channels guy.
    Gotta say..Manquillo puts in strong contention as one of the worst toon players I can remember, must have one hell of an agent to have the previous clubs hes had (bar sunderland) Athletico, Liverpool and Marseille? bloody madness

  • jayphoto

    Aug 21, 2018 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #2

    Jonjo has been putting in the performances time and time again since january to be fair! Needs more movement in front of him, reckon hell be lethal with rondon and muto

  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 21, 2018 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #3

    Will we ever see Shelvey—Diame—Ki play across the midfield?
    I would have liked to see Rafa match up to Spurs, to compete with their midfield diamond. Rather than rigidly sticking to wingers that do not get past their marker, run to the goal line or cross very often (apart from the one goal we have).

  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Aug 21, 2018 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #4


    Agreed at 2, Muto has the intelligent running and stretching of teams and Rondon has the physicality coupled with workrate to make him a success in that role, i’m another that’s looking forward to watching that partnership blossom!

  • jayphoto

    Aug 21, 2018 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #5

    @Lindisfarne – think we play with more inside forwards than wingers, its odd because Ritchie has super delivery but in open play he cuts in everytime (obviously the instruction given) you rarely see him cross when its not a dead ball…
    Think we’ll see Murphy gradually take over Ritchie this season, younger legs, has a little bit more of a trick to get past his man too, it’d make sense to get more crosses in when Rondon is in the side. Interesting to see who starts against Chelsea with Kenedy missing. Chelsea look hugely susceptible to counter attacks so guessing Atsu for pace, but Rafa also started Murphy alot against better sides when we had to counter attack last season, personally id love to see us go 4-3-3 and go diame, ki and shelvey in the middle and Murphy, Rondon and Atsu up top..

  • Dagwoodz

    Aug 21, 2018 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #6

    With Schar, Clarke, Lascelles, Lejuene (when fit), Fernandez, Yedlin, and Dummett, we could fairly easily convert to 3 at the back with 2 wingbacks, a midfield of Shelvey, Diame and Ki SY, with Rondon and Muto up front. No room for Kenedy, Ritchie, Atsu, Murphy in there, though Kenedy, Perez and Ritchie would be most comfortable slotting in the middle somewhere (Ki SY, Diame or Muto’s position). Atsu, Murphy and Ritchie could also fill the wingback roles, though not ideal.

    Honestly don’t think Rafa would do that unless his hand were forced through injury, but it’s another permutation that is possible.

    Still think the 4231 is our most effective formation, especially with the way Rafa wants to play.

  • c-dog

    Aug 21, 2018 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #7

    I wonder how many bitcoins we’ll have to spend in January.

  • RobLeenio

    Aug 21, 2018 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #8

    jayphoto “you rarely see him cross when its not a dead ball”

    Yes, we don’t see it enough – this is where Yedlin comes in, he bombs down outside Ritchie and creates space for him or can receive the ball and cross it himself.

    Ritchie’s delivery in open play can be deadly – see his cross for Joselu’s goal vs Spurs. That said, he has to be encouraged to get those balls in more often.

    Last season he put countless great crosses in only for the chances he created to be missed. If he was earning assists (with the bonuses that rely on them to follow) from his crosses, he’d be more likely to play more. Hopefully by strengthening our striker department we’ve guaranteed that his crosses will be rewarded with a goal more often and he will be encouraged to play more of them.


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