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Rafa To Bring Shelvey Back Only When He’s 100% Fit – Has Other Options


Jonjo Shelvey was one of two players who was not in the Newcastle squad for yesterday’s game along with Ciaran Clark.

It seems the thigh injury turned worse when Jonjo insisted on playing a couple of months ago when he was not 100% fit and he paid the price for his enthusiasm to play for Newcastle as much as possible.

Rafa has said before that sometimes you have to manage Jonjo becasue he always wants to play.

But with Sean Longstaff playing so well, Rafa has more time to ensure Jonjo is completely fit and the thigh doesn’t become a long term injury concern for the England International.

Ki and Mo Diame are both getting match practice and Isaac Hayden is playing his best football at Newcastle right now.

Jonjo Shelvey – relaxing in Murcia, Spain last week

Longstaff and Hayden have looked an excellent young combination for Newcastle in central midfield over the last several games.

This is what the manager has said about Shelvey – as reported in the Chronicle today:

“He is pushing – the player wants to play.”

“But sometimes when you have other options it is about managing him, being careful and making sure is fit for the rest of the season.”

The only sub not to play in yesterday’s 1-1 draw with CSKA Moscow was Martin Dubravka, as Rafa took a closer look at Karl Darlow and Freddie Woodman and both looked competent.

We expect Martin to start in goal for us against Huddersfield Town next Saturday afternoon.

Comments welcome.


104 comments so far

  • Jib

    Feb 17, 2019 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #41

    I thought Shelvey showed a lot of
    maturity in his comments about
    Sean Longstaff

    3
  • Jib

    Feb 17, 2019 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #42

    British Midland blaming Brexit for their troubles
    They’ve been mis-managed for years

    1
  • toon22

    Feb 17, 2019 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #44

    One day MA will be gone

    Is the best I can do to be positive

    5
  • geordietom

    Feb 17, 2019 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #45

    why the f..k would any PR person come on to this blog …

    to disrupt us !!! to make us argue dont need any PR for that …

    and please stop feeding the FROG …

    look the frog maybe right he maybe wrong we dont know whats going on at wor club sick and tired of all the ”HE’S PR ” ” HE’S THIS HE’S THAT ”

    PR MY ARSE…

    5
  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 17, 2019 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #46

    Jib………… Did you post the comment @24 under my name? Please be honest.

    2
  • Jib

    Feb 17, 2019 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #47

    If you are reading at the mo’ Essex Bill
    Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has just said
    on Sky that Bradley Dack is one of the few
    Blackburn players that would look OK in the
    PL.
    You clearly have an eye for a player

    NUFC are a bit concerned at the lack of game
    time for Elias Sorensen at Blackpool.

    3
  • Jib

    Feb 17, 2019 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #48

    betty
    I’ve been out to the shops
    I don’t know what you are
    on about

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Feb 17, 2019 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #49

    Jail as a guy who scored the highest grade possible in our equivalent of A levels English, I don’t need a spelling lecture from you, believe me :). Stick to repeating the same stuff you have been trotting out about Ashley, there’s a good chap.

    2
  • Jib

    Feb 17, 2019 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #50

    Munster can you take Gaelic in the
    republic’s schools ?

    1
  • Jib

    Feb 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #51

    Arma playing on the left wing for Rovers

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 17, 2019 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #52

    Munster,
    Not really saying a lot for the standards over there mind 😮

    3
  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2019 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #53

    I feel your pain if you get that joker hijacking your monicker but in all fairness I usually chuck any sympathy tied to a foundation block out of a top floor window into a deep fast flowing polluted river with a silt bed IF YOU DONT GET YOURSELF AN AVATAR YOU LAZY OIK! No offence.

    0
  • Jib

    Feb 17, 2019 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #54

    My mum was from Hartlepool
    She also used the word “Oik”

    1
  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2019 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #55

    Jib, colossus of finance and company affairs and harbinger of imminent takeover propa….. errrr…news…, you don’t suppose another explanation for Mashers getting his personal enrichment vehicles’ financial affairs in order and shuffling the accounts through tout de suite had anything to do with him securing rolling loan finance to the tune of £1bn for predatory high street swooping purposes, do you? And not the “it’s happening” sale fiasco thing. 😉

    3
  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2019 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #56

    Jib@56 I’m not and i very rarely do.

    0
  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 17, 2019 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #57

    Tsunki………… Ok. I’d better avail myself of one. Problem being I don’t know how to do it. Any help would be appreciated .

    0
  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2019 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #58

    Jib are you going to take up geordietoms offer at 47 or is that inappropriate seeing as he is not a sea creature? 🙂

    Just joking btw please don’t get hot under the collar. 🙂

    2
  • Jib

    Feb 17, 2019 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #59

    Betty
    press
    ctrl and f4 together

    3
  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2019 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #60

    Gravatar Betty, Gravatar. https://en.gravatar.com

    Theres even a nice tedious video to explain it. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

    0
  • DaveD1000

    Feb 17, 2019 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #61

    A pic of a seal would be nice

    0
  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2019 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #62

    A seal would be preferable to something that illustrates his name.

    1
  • toon22

    Feb 17, 2019 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #63

    Geordietom

    You don’t see the blatant pr at work here
    The defending of MA

    Google it it’s not too expensive,cheaper still if you own the company doing it for you

    You see in retail bad PR will end your business

    0
  • toon22

    Feb 17, 2019 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #64

    Or are you just another guy defending MA and his goons ?

    3
  • TomaKaThor

    Feb 17, 2019 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #65

    I thought it was a given ages ago that jib made multiple accounts and Jane was one, I barely pay attention to him but I remember ages ago how obvious it looked that they where the same person when that Jane first appeared.

    3
  • geordietom

    Feb 17, 2019 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #66

    tsunki …#60

    i’ll have you know no body PR’S my arse bonny lad …

    1
  • Jib

    Feb 17, 2019 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #67

    Tsunki
    You gave me food for thought
    (probably inadvertently)
    So I checked and it would
    appear that Ashley’s forays
    into the high street are financed
    by security against his shares in
    Sports Direct International through
    a broker called Panmure Gordon.

    3
  • DaveD1000

    Feb 17, 2019 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #68

    someone answer the frog it’s desperate for attention

    1
  • c-dog

    Feb 17, 2019 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #69

    I think we can all say with a large amount of certainty that Rafa no longer wishes to work for Mike Ashley

    1
  • geordietom

    Feb 17, 2019 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #70

    toon22 … #65 and 66#

    knar mate its bollox and i told you in the past i hate ASHLEY as much as the next person in all honesty i think your a mulitible you and tsunki are one n the same person …

    keep me out of your bullshit …

    2
  • geordietom

    Feb 17, 2019 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #71

    c-dog …

    are you toon22 as well !!! …lmfao…

    1
  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2019 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #72

    Geordietom 🙂

    0
  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2019 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #73

    Me and Betty one and the same?

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 17, 2019 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #74

    I see probably Jib has hacked me as comments 21 and 22 are not mine.

    2
  • geordietom

    Feb 17, 2019 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #75

    toon22…

    attention seeker…

    1
  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2019 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #76

    Are we there yet?

    0
  • geordietom

    Feb 17, 2019 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #77

    tsunki …

    do you wear sussies mate?…

    2
  • Jib

    Feb 17, 2019 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #78

    I think Rafa may be working for Ashley in name
    only and is fully aware who his new bosses are.

    2
  • toon22

    Feb 17, 2019 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #79

    My agenda is to point out the PR on this blog

    I want MA gone

    Hiya

    2
  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2019 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #80

    Great news for everyone who can’t get to the Manchester Cheese Fest today, there’s one in Essex on 3rd march. Get your tickets!

    1


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