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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

  • Tramp

    Jul 16, 2019 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #41

    TalkSport ABSOLUTE SUCM!

    Just had a caller on, Richard, asking them to stop talking about the vacant managers position and start talking about Ashley taking the clubs money…

    He was very quickly talked over and muted whilst one of the monkeys went off on one about how it’s MIKE ASHLEYS CLUB! and he can do whatever he wants with the money… IT’S HIS MONEY! even going down the old route that MA pumped his own money in to the club etc etc etc…

    They know full well MAs “loan” has been paid off tenfold. They refuse to have an open discussion about the free advertisement and never talk about him splitting the club in to a million pieces and SELLING THE PIECES TO HIMSELF!

    Scum. Absolute scum.

    I’m sorry I tuned in.

  • geordietom

    Jul 16, 2019 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #42


  • Moonraker15

    Jul 16, 2019 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #43

    Words of wisdom from the genius that is Darren Bent! Ashley is recruiting SB cos he’s preparing for the season after next; in the championship!
    Well we know it’s a distinct possibility but even Ashley isn’t writing off next season yet!
    Speaking of SB; has he been appointed yet?

  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 16, 2019 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #44

    Tw@t Jib you gave me a hard time and now you repeat what I said about Chopra and Bruce.

    Go back to loving Tsunki and the Lush.

    You are really a pathetic man.

  • Jib

    Jul 16, 2019 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #45

    Tony Baloney
    Jib You are really a pathetic man.
    Eeeh I know

  • Jib

    Jul 16, 2019 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #46

    I’ll live with it though

  • Lovem or Hatem

    Jul 16, 2019 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #47
  • geordietom

    Jul 16, 2019 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #48

    we cant start the season with out a C/F . we need another Rondon Type now hes took the chinese money . we need at least 5 players brought in before the season starts . if we dont its gonna be a long hard season …

  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 16, 2019 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #49

    This season is over before it starts.

  • Just a fan

    Jul 16, 2019 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #50

    So if you have been relegated you can’t be considered a great club.
    Well in that case it only leaves one team.
    Stand up Everton.

  • IrishRob

    Jul 16, 2019 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #51

    Does anyone know has Rod Stewart called into talksport or wherever it was and told them the fans dont want Bruce? Didn’t he ask the crowd at a concert recently if we wanted Bruce and shocked by how little we wanted him, said hed ring in and make it public.


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