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Positive Sign As Crucial Player Spotted Back In Training


The Newcastle United Twitter account has released the following tweet which also has a link to a collection of photographs of the squad training today.

One of the players we noticed in a few of the pictures is Jonjo Shelvey. Jonjo was pulled early in the second half for Jetro Willems against Arsenal this past Sunday. After the game, Steve Bruce had reported that the substitution was forced due to an injury to Jonjo.

It looks like there has been no lingering issue with Jonjo and the injury wasn’t much more than a knock. This is a bit of a relief as Jonjo will be an important player for Newcastle this season. It also appears he will be available for Norwich City on Saturday.

We expect Steve to still play the 3-5-2 formation he has been using since he was appointed in mid-July. With that formation’s reliance on three central midfielders, it would have been an issue to have lost Shelvey for an extended period of time this early in the season.

Jonjo has just come off of a nightmarish campaign last season as he struggled with a thigh injury that kept him sidelined for a good part of the year. We are looking forward to seeing what Jonjo can do this year in his playmaking role with players like Joelinton and Almiron leading the line. His vision should prove very helpful in creating chances for our front two at Norwich and throughout this season.


46 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #2

    thanks again

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #3

    Repost just for Bill’s

    Bill’s

    I’m loving watching you backtrack.

    After all you bile towards “naysayers” and “doomsters” now you think Bruce maybe not that good.

    Hahahahahahaha

    Now that is entertainment.

    Quick rewrite history before anyone sussed you.

    With idiots like you about theres no need for comedians

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  • toon22

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #4

    Hibbit

    Thats the one cheers

    “Under the UK Companies Act, the secretary of state for the department for business, Andrea Leadsom, has the power to appoint an auditor to a quoted company if it fails to appoint one itself. The company must notify the department within a week via a notice to Companies House.”

    Run from it
    Dread it
    The HMRC still arrives

    😉

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #5

    Was there an injury, carltoon suggested there wasn’t and he wasn’t very happy with being hooked.

    1
  • toon22

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #6

    Would be a shame if someone emailed “andrea.leadsom.mp@parliament.uk” and asked her to investigate Jabba

    LOL

    6
  • martoon

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #7

    Markaccus – re your predictions – no offence but I hope you’re not the winner this year 😀

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #8

    OP
    Disagree mate, there’s always a need for comedians!

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #9

    Martoon

    Anyone predicted us to win the league? 😉

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  • hibbit

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #10

    Essex Geordie Bill

    Sky said he was furious about being hooked, and it didn’t look like he was injured

    5
  • toon22

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #11

    Well for what its worth

    Email sent

    6
  • hibbit

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #12

    Essex Geordie Bill

    plus Bruce had no MF cover on the bench

    1
  • Online Guy

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #13

    Alex Bruce if you read here ..Your old man is a good bloke but he’s no Rafa , KK or Sir Bobby.

    He means well but we think he took the Job for his own reasons, his own ambition and ignored the fact that Mike Ashley is a dishonest man.

    When Pardew took the Job other managers were ringing him up same day asking him why he was going to work for that creep !

    So you see Alex (if your reading) your fatha is in league with Ashley and will become one of his yes men as Ashley manipulates. As the clock ticks by to January your Fatha will be told what to say and when to say it ..in fact if he has a think it will suddenly dawn on him he’s working for a dishonest dictator and he should resign ..hopefully he will realise he took the Job for selfish reasons and walk out.

    Sad but true. Good look kidda.

    Ashley is no reflection on your fatha but we all know where this is going .

    It’s all going to end in tears.

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  • Zele

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #14

    I hope Shelvey returns to match fitness but if he didn’t I wouldn’t be unduly concerned as I don’t know where Maximin would play in a 3-5-2 formation.

    Against Norwich who are expected to attack on their first home game back in the Premiership we need three players to attack their back line with pace and power and that means starting with Almiron, Maximin and Joelinton.

    1
  • hibbit

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #15

    Zele

    what would the rest of your team be ?????

    5
  • Online Guy

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #16

    In January Almiron will be sold to Real Madrid or Barcelona .

    We will be bottom 3 .

    The manager will be sacked .

    Replaced with Sam Alladdicio .

    Relegation will follow.

    Rinse and repeat for the next 20 years of Ashley rule.

    Still going along ? Have fun.

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  • Online Guy

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #17

    No other accountancy firm will step in because they will not want to unravel and make presentation of books that have possibly been formed in a creative manner shall we say ?

    ‘Sides, when the knots unravel they may find that everything is not as it should be and will have no part in devious shennanaigans. If any exsist I need to say .

    Mmm

    13
  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #19

    These re-posts are incredibly boring and self indulgent. Do you really think you were that interesting the first time around?

    4
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #20

    I see that the Arctic is going up in flames, I hope our Canadian and Scandinavian fans are OK. A smoke cloud the size of Europe apparently, I’d like to see us win something before the world ends.

    4
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #21

    @G

    I read that article earlier it does make you wonder why Ashley is never held to the same scrutiny as others?

    Is it because he has friends in high places that prevent him from being slagged off?

    Most of the bigger pundits tend to be from one of the top 6 so they probably don’t care that much about us?

    Could also be that they don’t want us to start doing well as with the size of the club we could potentially disrupt the top 6 ? Also its a lot more entertaining if we are protesting and moaning etc I would imagine…..

    2
  • Online Guy

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #22

    Rangers shirts sell at £60 ( hummel)

    Glasgow Rangers receive one pound ..Ashley receives £59 pounds . Fact .

    What think .?

    We receive 50 pence per Shirt Ashley and sports direct receive £64.50p allegedly.

    What was that he said about no connection between Newcastle United money and sports direct money ?

    Still going along to the match to give him your hard earned ?

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #23

    So there is quite a theme going with Ashley no one decent would take the managers job and now no auditor wants to take the Sports Direct job wonder why?!?!?

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #24

    @Online Guy

    Not only that but the club pays Sports Direct to keep all the stock so effectively the club GETS NOTHING from shirt sales!!

    6
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #25

    OLG

    If the books are that skewed then it’s no wonder that any interest from potential buyers come to nowt.

    3
  • Online Guy

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #26

    Ashley then charges us for warehousing our own replica shirts ..!

    No connection with sports direct and Newcastle United money ? As Ashley flummoxed Samuel with.

    All flannel …Subterfuge .

    What’s that you say ? He owns that as well ?

    8
  • Online Guy

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #27

    Lee#24

    Great minds…

    0
  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #28

    If you continue with the re-posts you will end up like the frog saying the same thing day after day until you disappear up your own r soles.

    1
  • Markaccus

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #29

    Martoon

    Hahaha none taken, mate. I hope I don’t win either

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  • ChicagoToon1

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #30

    Apologies as this seems a bit off topic :p but what do you reckon our best lineup is? It seems like 4-3-3 fits our midfield and attack best, but Fabian has struggled in the past with a 4 man lineup and defense is our strongest asset so you would think its best to keep 5 at the back. Not sure how to fit these players with the team that keeps balance. Problem with trying to fit square pegs in round holes.

    4-3-3

    Almiron – Joelinton – St Max

    Shelvey – Hayden – Longstaff

    Dummet – Lascelles – Schar – Manquillo (Krafth?)

    -Dubs-

    5-2-3

    Joelinton
    Almiron St Max

    Hayden Longstaff

    Ritchie Manquillo (Yedlin)
    Dummett – Lascelles -Schar
    -Dubs

    1
  • Online Guy

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #31

    Bills son

    C’mon Billy, how long is it gonna be before you disown Ashley compleatly and have a massive outburst on here to the effect you been living a lie and in self denial ? Stockholm syndrome Bill..we will put it down to that and forgive you .

    C’mon Billy !

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #32

    “great minds” ha ha. Newton better watch out.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #33

    I am not really sure if I have seen a bigger fool on here than Online Guy. Maybe Abe Simpson, but he has a clinical condition.

    5
  • Online Guy

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #34

    Bills son

    C’mon Billy.

    https://youtu.be/pr1j3GfJuR4

    3
  • Zele

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #35

    Hibbit,

    Dubravka

    Schar – Lascelles – Dummett

    Manquillo – Longstaff – Hayden – Ritchie

    Joelinton – Maximin – Almiron

    I think Dummett does not need to get (too) forward as Ritchie and Almiron will keep their right wing occupied.

    I wasn’t impressed with Schar on Sunday. He is normally so reliable. If he is out of sorts I would replace with Fernandez.

    I also wasn’t impressed with Longstaff and was wondering whether it was because he was unsure / uncomfortable with the three man midfield. He partnered Heyden so well last season that I would revert to the pair in midfield.

    I prefer Ritchie to Jethro only because we know what we get with Ritchie, not so Jethro.

    I’m not sure which wing Maximin should occupy. He seemed to come off the left wing and strike the ball with his right. Perhaps he should remain there or perhaps play alongside Joelinton, two big lads upfront. Almiron should have a free role as he is very good at running at defenders.

    I think it will be a tough match as I was impressed with Norwich against Liverpool but playing their first game at home could give them the jitters and lose a bit of composure.

    1
  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #36

    Even the frog is not stupid. Just demented.

    1
  • hibbit

    Aug 14, 2019 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #37

    Zele
    good choice, will Bruce play it like that i don’t know,

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 14, 2019 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #38

    Zele: what impressed you about Norwich when Liverpool were 4 nil up at half time and then taking their foot off the gas and probably still being unlucky not to get a couple more?

    0
  • martoon

    Aug 14, 2019 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #39

    Essex Geordie Bill @9 – No – the most optimistic so far is 9th with 59 points & 7th with 58 points! – you never know 😉

    0
  • Online Guy

    Aug 14, 2019 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #40

    Tony

    I know I get to you and your ego..anyone who stings an Ashley PR man on these pages like I do to you will always attack ..therefore revealing your raison d’ etre for being here

    Your here because you prostitute yourself for Ashley.

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