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Jonjo Shelvey Is One Player Ready For The Fight This Season


The Shields Gazette have a good report out today on some comments made by Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.

This season is a big chance for Jonjo who by his own admission was miserable last season after missing most of it through injury.

Upon returning, he was unable to regain a first-team place due to the form of Isaac Hayden, Sean Longstaff along, and Ki Sung-yeung.

This is what he has said about his future with the club and how much he enjoys being in the area:

“I won’t be leaving this football club.

“I don’t know who wants me to leave or doesn’t want me to leave, but as far as I’m aware I’m a Newcastle United player.

“I’ve not looked to go anywhere. The past season I’ve never downed tools. I’ve always carried on doing the right things, and that’s what I’ll continue to do.

At the end of the day, this club pays your wages. You respect them for that. The fans pay your wages.

“I’m here. I love living in the North East. It’s a brilliant place to be. My kids love it.

My wife’s settled. So, at the end of the day, I just want to carry on doing what I’m doing.”

We’re very happy that Jonjo is settled and committed to this football club. He has the ability to create chances out of nothing and his vision is first-rate.

He just brings something to the team that no other player in the squad can at the moment.

Jonjo Shelvey– massive opportunity for him this year

This season is a great opportunity for Shelvey who will look to make up for lost time after last season’s tribulations. This is what he has said about the injury that wiped out most of last season.

“I wasn’t fit. My thigh was completely ruptured in two places. In the end, I couldn’t do it any more.

I needed to take that time (to recover). I felt that I was very unfortunate. It is what it is. Lads came into the team and did well. That’s all it was.

“I know if I’m back at that level physically, I’m good enough to play in this team.

He is certainly good enough to play in the team. However, there will be some competition with Ki and Longstaff.

Assuming that Hayden will be allowed to leave this summer and with the departure of Mo Diame, we would imagine that the club will bring in another two central midfielders this summer.

When asked about the situation with Rafa Benitez, this is what Jonjo has said:

“It obviously wasn’t meant to be, and he’s come to China now. We wish him all the best.

“It’s going to be hard this year. We’ve got to be prepared to fight every week and make sure that we don’t let our fans down.”

That’s a great attitude from the now 27-year-old and he certainly seems to have matured over the years. He certainly seems to understand the precarious situation the club is in.

We look forward to seeing how he gets on this season as he seems to be at least one in the squad who is wanting to stay.


51 comments so far

  • Toon Cat

    Jul 16, 2019 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #1

    Good advice that applies to every blog .. ‘Don’t feed the trolls’

    8
  • Sad Frog II

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #2

    St. James needs you, we must force focker out at all costs.
    Do your own thing, ask yourself “what can i do” all matters.

    5
  • Sad Frog II

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #3

    Pray, make some voodoo, boycott, write a letter, make a huge sh and send it to Mr A…

    1
  • Tramp

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #4

    “it’s going to be hard this year”

    … Before a ball has even been kicked! One of our players is already coming out to say how hard it’s going to be.

    I’d be surprised to see this kind of negative spirit from any other player in any other club.

    THIS is the reality of what penfold and MA have created.

    Anybody (IN MY OPINION) that goes to a SINGLE game this season is honestly just another abnormal cell in the terminal cancer that is the circus of Sports Direct United!

    Boycott Arsenal?? Boycott NUFC!

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  • geordie157

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #5

    Chopra made some good comments this morning, always thought he’d have a slightly better career than he has.

    Shelvey says the right things. Not sure him and Longstaff would work as a central pairing but it might, both are crucial to us having a chance of staying up.

    Get the feeling that finally the fans are slowly starting to unite and saying enough is enough. Not sure how we get rid of the parasite, people say a hostile atmosphere affects the players but they are professionals, some of them fans even and I’m sure they can still get results while Ashley and the incoming Bruce get the reception they deserve!

    6
  • toon22

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #6

    SB and his mackem mates are walking into a nightmare here

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Bills son you are a sad, angry purposeless old bloke.

    Your argument about not tolerating relegation was busted when you obviously accept supporting two of them and now say you will accept more but then….won’t…accept relegation. Make your mind up.

    Did I say BUSTED? yep I think I did. You need to pipe down with the rhetoric. Youre sussed here now.

    Essex – not my point and I understand what you’re saying but cups and league honours not necessary just honest genuine effort with pride and purpose. I think we are great whatever anyone else does. I think we could be greater like we were 15 odd years ago. Is that so bad?

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  • Jib

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #8

    Chopra played 31 games for us and
    42 for Sunlun yet he’s a good lad and
    Bruce is a Mackem bastard
    As my granny used to say
    “Nowt funnier than folk”

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Champ, firs thing i saw too.

    “It’s going to be hard this year. We’ve got to be prepared to fight every week and make sure that we don’t let our fans down.”

    Basically saying we’re already in the clarts without a ball being kicked.

    How sad it’s come to this.

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  • Jib

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #10

    Rafa’s team were slaughtered by Guangzhou Evergrande
    earlier today 4 – 1

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  • geordietom

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #11

    all we want is some good news for a change how hard can that be. something positive for us geordies to get excited about. new players . Fat Ash has left the building . come on NUFC get your arses in gear and sort wor club out…

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  • geordietom

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #12

    dont think i could take another relegation …

    1
  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #13

    Bruce done an embarrassing hornpipe dance on the touchline when the mackems scored, Chopra deliberately missed an open goal, there Jib you have the difference between the two men.

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  • geordietom

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #14

    i remember bruce’s dance still make me puke to this day …

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  • oldarse

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #15

    Jib big into gambling out there mate triads run it f**k that for a game of soldiers wake up in the morning with your clems on a pillow next to you.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #16

    He always is, he’s my number one choice on the teamsheet!

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  • geordietom

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #17

    going back to what jail said chopra delberately missed an open goal . my oldest son had trials for Villa . he had to go back for his second part of the trial . he said dad if i’am playing against the toon and i score what would you do …

    well i said listen its your job its what you get paid for he looked at me and smiled …

    then i said when you come over to our i’ll smash your legs …

    anyway it did’nt pan out he shattered his elbow in a accident had to have major surgery Villa dropped him like a ton of bricks thats another reason i hate Villa …

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #18

    Just a Fan don’t want to keep this going forever and you’re possibly correct but even if we are in the top ten of EPL (or all time) clubs, we are far from being a great EPL club in success terms.

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  • geordietom

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #19

    did’nt Chopra get sent the Valleys after he missed that goal ?…

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #20

    Fair comment Jail
    Must have missed that one

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #21

    Tonight is a full moon and a partial lunar eclipse with a blood moon, so a good tonight for a howl, any Toon shape shifters if you intend to be near near Totteridge or Gosforth get there early.

    It can be embarrassing becoming a werewolve out of range of your intended target.

    2
  • hibbit

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #22

    Chopra has slated Ashley, Bruce has joined him !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #TRAITOR

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  • Jib

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #23

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6Ei1dWrqGs

    A taste of what’s to come I think

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  • naptoon

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #24

    E.G.B
    Football didn’t start with the prem or when you started going to match. At min we are punching below our weight because the tapeworm wants us to. We are historically a big club several world record signings (including not to distant past), several top flight championships (and a couple of runners up in prem) and 6 fa cups when it meant something (again a couple of runners up in recent memory when it didn’t mean so much) all point to that. In addition, constant large crowds at home and a massive away following along with a brand and fans with world renown. Your consistent stating that we aren’t a great club, I.m.o, sounds like you are justifying the tapeworms actions and that we fans are unreasonable with our expectations which is an utter crock.

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  • Marzy

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #25

    When Is It Over? #Boycottornot

    How do you know when you’ve finally reached the point of no return? When putting your footballing relationship together again is simply too much of a stretch? In the end, of course, the answer is personal. But if your answers to the following questions are irrefutably“Yes”, it might be time to let go. #Boycott #forthebest #badmarriage

    Does every situation, no matter how seemingly trivial, evolve into a fight? #Yes #No

    Do you continually refer to hurtful events in the past? #Yes #No

    Has all the respect gone from your relationship? Do you feel it is impossible to bring that respect back? #Yes #No

    Have the clubs aspirations changed, whereas you have stayed the same? #Yes #No

    Is your club no longer maintaining your individual but realistic expectations any longer? I.e to compete, challenge etc, etc #Yes #No

    Have you & the club both changed so much that you no longer share moral, ethical or general football values? #Yes #No

    Have you & your club lost the art of compromise? When you disagree, are you unable to forge a path together that is acceptable to both you as supporter or MA as a fit and proper owner? #Yes #No

    Do you & your club have a basic incompatibility? Do you feel completely detached to each other, Despite help from supporters, professionals, legends, journalists etc etc! #Yes #No

    Have you stopped being in love with your club at this juncture? #Yes #No

    Lastly do you want better for you and your club #Yes #No

    If you’ve answered #Yes to most if not all, you clearly see this relationship between fans & owner not working & therefore we need to come together for the bigger picture, united against 1 man!

    If you answered #No to most if not all the questions, you have the right to support & follow the current regime & continue to encourage the negativity knowing you could help be the solution & be rid of issue destroying our club #bethesolution

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  • Jib

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #26
  • hibbit

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #27

    Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #18
    Just a Fan don’t want to keep this going forever and you’re possibly correct but even if we are in the top ten of EPL (or all time) clubs, we are far from being a great EPL club in success terms.

    especially with 2 relegation’s on our CV

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #28

    Go Waddy

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  • Jib

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #29

    Warren Zevon – piano, vocals
    Mick Fleetwood – drums
    John McVie – electric bass
    Waddy Wachtel – guitar

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  • hibbit

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #30
  • Jib

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #31

    L’Equipe reports that Kenyon, working with an unnamed group of investors from the United Arab Emirates, had lined up Genesio as Benitez’s successor as he looked to broker a takeover of Newcastle. “He was their candidate,” is the short quote from Zahavi carried in the article.
    Zahavi is close to Kenyon and they worked together while the latter worked for Chelsea, so that connection makes sense.

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  • Jib

    Jul 16, 2019 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #32

    From the Chronic

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #33

    naptoon

    Me a tapeworm supporter, hardly, I think My past posts will bear that out.

    I want the club to be great in success terms for the world to see not just in the eyes of US (including me) and I don’t expect it to happen under Ashlie (or Bruce).

    Just for you

    Ashlie oot, Bruce oot.

    2
  • IrishRob

    Jul 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #34

    I’m ready for the fight this season too. The fight against Ashley!! BOYCOTT EVERYTHING!!!!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #35

    Anyway I’m off oot, later.

    2
  • geordietom

    Jul 16, 2019 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #36

    so who’s it gonna be boy’s …

    bruce …

    or Genesio ..

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  • Jib

    Jul 16, 2019 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #37

    Pinhas Zahavi is Genesio’s agent
    He is also Robert Lewandwski’s
    agent
    Don’t hold your breath

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  • geordietom

    Jul 16, 2019 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #38

    Bruno Genesio Was Takeover Choice – Super Agent On Coach As Mike Ashley Keeping Newcastle Inside Futbol18:10

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  • geordietom

    Jul 16, 2019 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #39

    jib …

    thought you were being rude again … with Pinhas…

    :d

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  • geordietom

    Jul 16, 2019 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #40

    😀

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