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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

  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 14, 2019 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #41

    The media narrative is “good for plucky little Norwich and Delia, they went for it and gave it a go”. They were 4-0 down at half time FFS.

  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 14, 2019 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #42

    Baloney And what about you? you narcissist ask 100% on here the question who is the clown on this site 99.9% will point the finger your way Dirty old Man.

  • Zele

    Aug 14, 2019 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #43


    Who knows.

    I saw enough of Maximin on Sunday to know that he will be a right handful for opposing defenders. Big, strong, pacey with a thunderous shot.

    I was wondering whether Benetez tactics of having Rondon holding the ball up which he did really well would not be so successful with Joelinton. Perhaps better to get the ball to either Maximin or Almiron and let them run at the defenders.

  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 14, 2019 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #44

    And I saw that photo of you think you were the numpty with the Wonga top sitting next to the grey-haired transvestite.

  • toon22

    Aug 14, 2019 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #45


    Still pretending to be in America?

    Getting up at 3am to pretend to watch the cricket ?


  • magscar

    Aug 14, 2019 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #46


    My basic premise is that matchgoers who want to go should do so without being treated as morons.gullible, sheep, only reason Ashley is still here and so on.

    More go than have stayed away but neither are wrong.

    There are not and should not be viewed as the expendable shock troops in this battle which at it’s heart is about SD – after all I reckon Ashley has and will be at SD longer than at NUFC or at the least leave both at same time

    There is no conscription – it is a volunteer force only – they are not scabs as some emotively claim not understanding just what that term actually means in hard pressed industrial areas in disputes – if they did they surely wouldn’t shame themselves by using it so inappropriately.

    Take the fight to SD they are the enemy not fellow fans – ah but it’s hard to do you say, couldn’t get a bus load to picket Shirebrook and picketing stores doesn’t have the required effect so we want the fans to dance to our tune.

    Tough – they are not the sheep they are portrayed to be by some on here- in fact they act individually, exercising their free will in the knowledge afer 12 years that Ashley is bad for the club and most will see him as a liar,a bully, not to be trusted, a poor owner etc

    ………but they remain as per SBR ‘s famous quote repeated on ED’s Blog THE CLUB – they are just as true fans as those who have had enough.

    I gave up of my own free will as did most on here who have done so and not as part of a general mass coordinated reaction so why do those who have expect others to follow them

    I have posted often that fans will give up when they reach the stage where enough is enough and for some that will be when they physically can’t go anymore. That is as it should be – if they want to boycott televised games fine its their decision just as it is if they want to go.

    For those having made a sacrifice fine it was your personal choice made freely and without any expectation that others would or should follow suit ( at least hopefully it was or if they thought differently then perhaps they are the gullible ones)

    IT is still OUR CLUB – yes it isn’t what i want it to be but like most of my generation we have been through difficult times before and come through and I believe that he is transient and will go at some stage regrettably when someone makes it worthwhile and not before ( possibly before I depart)

    I remain unconvinced that our actions in and around ground can have the required affect in hurrying him along but would love to be proved wrong and willingly applaud those who are active and trying to do their bit but conversely will not call those that won’t or can’t. It’s a democracy

    Either affect SD or his other companies so that HE needs cash to shore them up or buy more as trying to make it unpleasant for him at ground or as shown on TV isn’t sufficient. Yes he will counter it – he is a business man and wants bums on seats but he won’t cut and run taking a lower price for club than he feels he is due.

    He is a very difficult man to understand like most ruthless business men and I fear an opposite effect than what we all want could be a result of protracted action.

    OK that is my opinion but what I honestly and freely believe and a reason why I wouldn’t attend a TMG meeting even if nearer as I know I am out of step with the most strident on here and I suspect therefore amongst activists and no longer have the inclinition i had in my youth to get into debates and argue my points

    My time has been and gone and whilst respecting the rights and motives of those having a go I don’t see a good result for us after he does go as it currently seems – perhaps TMG have something up their sleeves but I can’t see any sudden change as yet.

    Now you can say well if you can’t be positive then shut up!! – well yes I have tried that for the last few months and have got fed up with the digs at other genuine fans who choose to go or don’t agree with boycotts or go on marches so I am having my say because I am increasingly confused and despondent about where I personally go

    Today has been a watershed after deliberationand I have finally arrived at a decision

    – Rafa has gone and I am still gutted,
    – Ashley at best has no more interest than keeping us mid table
    – We have no new owners
    – have a poor relacement manager
    – have players I haven’t been able to invest any joy in as yet
    – there is nothing on here that eases the pain and confusion of trying to still be an NUFC supporter despite my experience of other rubbish times

    so to hell with it – get on with the politics without me- I am going to revert to what has kept me sane for all the years I have been a supporter – stop fretting about what has been and I can’t fix, ignore the repeated negativity and accept it for what it is and support the team that chose me and gave me pride in my City, area and people and a connection that has survived the miles and years

    essentially as Gallagher and Lyle sang

    “Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
    and remember what peace there may be in silence.
    As far as possible without surrender,
    Be on good terms with all persons.
    Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others –
    Even the dull and ignorant, they too have their story.
    Avoid loud and aggressive persons – they are vexations to the spirit.
    If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter,
    For always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.”

    Gee I feel better and am going to get on with being an NUFC fan again!!!!


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