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New Manager Must Get The Best Out Of This Player



One player who we missed a bit last season was Jonjo Shelvey. The midfield maestro has his faults but also has abilities that are sorely lacking in the Newcastle United squad at the moment.

While he can be very temperamental and lack defensive discipline, his vision and passing ability are top-notch. He has also stated time and again of his love of playing at the club.

Jonjo Shelvey is one player who will not be looking to leave the club due to Rafa Benitez’s departure. While he surely admired the Spanish legend, he had lost his place this past season due to a mixture of long-term injury, the emergence of both Sean Longstaff and Isaac Hayden, and the addition of free agent Ki Sung-Yeung.

He will also be very keen to impress whoever the next manager will be. If it is a forward-thinking manager who plays good football, they could possibly unleash Shelvey’s obvious talent and get the best out of him.

With Isaac Hayden likely to leave the club and questions over Sean Longstaff’s future with interest from Manchester United, Shelvey will be a player that could be pivotal this upcoming season.

Having just turned 27 this past February, Shelvey is at an age where he must now prove that he has the maturity and consistency to be a midfield general at a highly visible club like Newcastle.

Over the past few seasons, we have seen very encouraging signs that Shelvey is aware and willing to grow into that type of player and teammate.

Jonjo Shelvey– in need of the right manager at Newcastle

Jonjo has a big reputation as being an emotional player which oftentimes proved detrimental to him on the pitch. This is something he addressed earlier this year when he asked to play with the reserves to gain match fitness when he struggled to get back into the Newcastle side.

“I probably have a bit of a reputation about being a sulker and having a bad attitude, and, if I’m honest with you, then probably three or four years ago I probably would have sulked and thrown my toys out the pram,”

We have been very impressed with Shelvey’s growth off the pitch over the past few years. Even though he was deeply disappointed with his lack of gametime he did not allow that to become a problem in the dressing room.

He recently addressed this past season and the season ahead in an interview with NUFC TV:

“People wrote me off and things like that, but as far as I’m aware I’m a Newcastle United player and, until I’m told otherwise, I’ll keep fighting for a spot in this team and to show everyone how good I am.”

“It was [hard to get back into the team]. People came into the team and did well, and I wasn’t given a lot of opportunities.

“But that’s football at the end of the day; you’re not going to go through your whole football career always having a perfect season, you’re going to have these seasons now and again.

“Hopefully that is mine done and out of the way, and now I can look forward and continue into next season the way I finished last season.

“I obviously want to get myself back into the team first of all, and make sure by the start of the season that I’m back in the starting eleven and then kick on from there.”

Shelvey will always have a bit of chip on his shoulder, that is just the way he is built. He is an immense talent and has matured greatly over the past few seasons.

He has the ability to unlock defenses with precision passes and through balls that Newcastle missed a bit last season. With the right manager in place, Shelvey can become a top-level midfielder in the Premier League.

We would also like to ask that posters please refrain from personal attacks on other posters. We encourage the spirit of debate and many readers bring exceptional insight in the comments section. However, we have seen some nastiness recently and, while we understand this is a very troubling time at the club, would like to ask posters to remain civil with each other even through disagreements. Thank you.


290 comments so far

  • one fine day

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #41

    Think
    We better off saving the Nust money and taking out a full page in the chron
    Easier way to get the message out about why we need to not buy from anything ash related and not turn up for arsenal

    7
  • outside the box

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #42

    support the club ….hammer cashley ….from nust
    What we will always do is seek the views of the membership on important issues surrounding Newcastle United to give all members a voice. So closer to the time, we will put this issue to a vote to give the Trust a position. That does not mean the Trust board or anyone else expects members to change how they would act or feel on a specific matter – decisions surrounding support of the club are sacred to each individual member.
    it also says further discussions will be relayed .
    says it all …stick together and we can get rid ….

    1
  • toon22

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #43

    Where does Bishop live ?

    0
  • Jib

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #44

    An unnamed Chinese club is paying WBA £20m for
    Salomon Rondon

    I bet I can guess which club

    2
  • lesh

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #45

    @40

    Plus and importantly, Rafa knew that whatever Ashley says, he cannot be trusted – as proven in Keegan’s tribunal action. Do we hear Bishop telling that to his media chums?

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  • toon22

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #46

    He seems to have gotten away scot free so far
    KBA the same

    We might think about getting them some negative publicity

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #47

    Next Toon Boss
    Jose Mourinho’s odds just halved on SkyBet

    2
  • toon22

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #48

    JIB

    Hiya Tony

    KBA arnt going to go in noticed any more

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  • DaveD1000

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #49

    Jib
    was reading yesterday that Rafa was after taking Sal over there

    2
  • toon22

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #50

    We want Jabba gone regardless now

    6
  • Mund

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #51

    With the news we have heard the last week about an incoming announcement/statement from BZG it does make sense about the reported delay being the death in the royal family.

    For some reason throughout this weekend my hopes and positivity have been raised. This is after ive hit rock bottom and given up on all hope but looking at all the info coming in this week with the planes/chopper watch, peter redding saying what he said with a statement already been drafted and the delay on that being released looks very well like it could be to do with the death in the royal family and that going with the absolute silence still on everything. The Perez transfer which now we no was agreed he could leave in January with a release clause installed in his contract and the fact Benitez said he knew from the first meeting he wouldnt of signed the contract. Looks like that day when we saw Benitez with boxes leaving was a big nod to the fact he was gone and the fact Ashely knew all this and we dont have a manger in place straight away says big things to me.

    I am back to believing that this is real and its happening everything points to that scenario its way to coincidental to be anything else. If it turns out to be all rubbish at least for a few days i feel good and positive and for a Newcastle fan thats priceless.

    29
  • lesh

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #52

    TyneMouth

    ‘It’s no wonder his girlfriend gave him the elbow….’

    You’re assuming it was a girlfriend and that shows a typically homophobic opinion. Harrumph. 😉

    3
  • toon22

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #53

    Mun

    BOLLIX

    5
  • one fine day

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #54

    Jib
    If that’s case then maybe BZG are inbound ?
    No way would mourinio work under Ashley .
    Sky maybe have been given the heads up ?

    3
  • toon22

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #55

    We have another 5 Monday sales left

    No manager
    No comment
    No plan

    All we have is utter PR guff like yours

    4
  • outside the box

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #56

    jib @ 47 …..i am sure you are well aware on small betting markets …a small wager will have a major effect on price …wheres your money going?

    1
  • lesh

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #57

    Mund

    Most of us hope your high hopes aren’t cashed.

    2
  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #58

    To sum things up the way I see it is that Rafa submitted his conditions to stay back in March, the ones where, according to press reports they didn’t even reply to. The club had known for the last couple of years what his vision was and the importance of doing things right, how many times did we hear for ourselves about doing the right things. Despite knowing his terms and vision they waited three months to offer him the same deal as he was one in a situation where they would be allowed to carry on with the strategy that in Rafa’s eyes was not doing the right things. They must have known he wouldn’t accept this but have tried to call his bluff and hope the emotions of a last day game would again make up his mind. I still don’t know why a leaving by mutual consent agreement didn’t happen and can only imagine that Rafa didn’t want the indignity of being fined a months wages or being sacked if he had of made the announcement himself. We are dealing with a group of poisonous individuals who we now know exactly how horrible they can be, to try and pin the blame on Rafa for any of this self made shambles is nothing short of ridiculous.

    26
  • toon22

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #59

    Utter utter rubbish
    It’s been the same for 12 years ffs

    2
  • Sheikinho

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #60

    Where does this news of the royal family member come from? any links?

    1
  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #61

    I will be leaving now. Hope Geordie Tom has a good trip to Sorrento and Pompeii.

    Luckily. I actually do live in Chicago as I have never come across such a bunch of hypocrites in my life as are on here. Bye. I will never return.

    Let’s see what Dubai Micky cons you all with next. ITK my arse.

    #DubaiMickeyMouseClub.

    7
  • danishmag

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #62

    I do not believe that Rafa did not inform Charnley about anything..
    If Rafa had made his mind back in May, i am 100% certain that he told Charnley!!
    Do not tell me that Rafa told Charnley, in May, that he would think about it, and then on june 30th said he was leaving… NO WAY!

    With that conclusion in mind, i am shocked, that the club not began to find a new manager back then allready..

    Two months are gone..

    This club is run by the worst people in the history of football!!!

    Hopefully the real reason is, that new owners are on the doorsteps, with a new manager who has a couple of new super signings ready to be announced.. (i am beginning to doubt that though)

    8
  • toon22

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #63

    Hahahahaha

    Que Tony

    Hiya JIB

    8
  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #64

    Death in the royal family, weddings, Fridays, Arab Christmas, it’s all bollorx!!!

    13
  • hibbit

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #65

    well the new armchair fans new telly’s arrived,
    the 2 guys are on setting it up and tuning it, it definitely didn’t look that big in curry’s lol

    24
  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #66

    From nufc.com
    Sounds familiar

    Player quotes about the situation at SJP:

    “We’ve got to get a manager on board – we don’t even know who to speak to any more.

    “(a certain person) is the favourite with a lot of the people trying to buy the club – at least that’s what we hear – but until something happens we don’t know who is in charge.

    “The players are completely fed up and when that happens some will try to go somewhere more stable.

    “It’s so frustrating – a (takeover) deal is always happening in a week’s time but this has been going on since last season.

    “It’s like a scratched record going over and over. It’s getting on everyone’s nerves.”

    The words of Nicky Butt on July 7th 2009.

    A decade on and the only difference is that we’re “preparing” for a Premier League season rather than a Championship one….

    Update:

    16
  • Mund

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #67

    Toon22

    Can you blame me for wanting to feel a little better with this whole sh!t situation each to there own mate.

    4
  • Foggy Hall to Timbuktu

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #68

    Jeeez, ive barely been on the blog all weekend and that kid is still harping on about the same thing haha

    6
  • toon22

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #69

    Mund

    It’s bollix face it
    Same shit for decades, but this time
    Usually next Monday/ Friday

    Its real

    Over and over again

    4
  • Mund

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #70

    Toon22

    Listen mate i get it i do but like i said each to there own. Im sick of of feel rubbish down in the dumps and today im not so if anything its refreshing. Well at least untill BZG come out with there statement ending all hopes. But untill then im choosing to believe again for like i said just to get out of that doom and gloom feeling.

    10
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jul 7, 2019 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #71

    Well at least we’ve had one bit of good news today.

    Off to source some brunch, I fancy boiled eggs.

    OFD

    If I’m happy with my artwork I will gladly set it as my avatar. We all need a few more laughs on here.

    7
  • Markaccus

    Jul 7, 2019 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #72

    Tony Baloney will be now off to demand and explanation as to why Steve Wraith has changed his mind about #Boycottarse.
    After saying he wouldn’t protest 50 times. (then 100 times, 200, 400, 800, etc etc etc)
    Just one more heed the baall to go.

    11
  • captainmarvel

    Jul 7, 2019 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #73

    I’m with mund until somebody states otherwise to me the takeover is still on

    4
  • Just a fan

    Jul 7, 2019 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #74

    Goodbye tony.you were slightly entertaining at first but turned into the frog

    2
  • toon22

    Jul 7, 2019 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #75

    This is the 8th time he has sold us
    Somehow this times different?

    Utter twaddle

    Hits KBA

    0
  • Mund

    Jul 7, 2019 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #76

    captainmarvel

    Its the hope that kills us mate but right now i still have hope. Hopefully over the next few days we can get some peace of mind and know for a 100% where we are at and whatever direction that is at least we will know.

    2
  • toon22

    Jul 7, 2019 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #77

    I’m guessing it’s Monday again ?
    Then Friday usually

    At least there’s just 5 more left until the season starts
    Or are we keeping this one going till the transfer window closes

    Since we’re all proper stupid

    4
  • toon22

    Jul 7, 2019 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #78

    Mund talking to the other PR

    Likely alts of JIB

    Hiya

    5
  • Swlabr

    Jul 7, 2019 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #79

    I for one, have a slight lift in mood now that Tony Baloony has chucked in the towel, and won’t (he says) be contaminating the blog any more.

    11
  • geordietom

    Jul 7, 2019 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #80

    IF we do get new owners . will they have time to get a manager through the door . same again for players will they have enough time . thats the point TIME which we are slowly running out of . why nothing off the club . why nothing from the Arabs. only thing i could think of is a NDA . on both sides .

    i’am still hopeful on a takeover until the Fat Lad sings as they say …

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