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Newcastle Midfielder Faces A Month Out With Hamstring Injury


Steve Bruce has been handed another injury blow according to a report in the Daily Mail. Craig Hope is reporting that Jonjo Shelvey will miss another month with a hamstring strain.

Shelvey last played for Newcastle in the Chelsea win a few weeks ago. Since then, he made the trip to Everton one week ago but did not get on the pitch. He was not in the squad that only managed a draw against Oxford.

The 27-year-old has had a struggle with injuries since last season when he missed much of the campaign with a thigh injury. He’s also missed a few games this season with various injuries, including a calf injury that kept him out of the loss to Burnley in December.

Thankfully, Bruce has cover at the position with the Longstaff brothers, new signing Nabil Bentaleb, and utility man Isaac Hayden, who has spent much of the past month covering at right wing-back and even center-back.

Jonjo remains Newcastle’s leading scorer with 5 goals in his 15 Premier League appearances. He is one of nine current Magpies who are injured at the moment, including Paul Dummett and Jetro Willems, who are out for the season with Jetro having returned to the Netherlands to start his long road back from his most recent knee injury.


52 comments so far

  • Captain AmeriMag

    Jan 29, 2020 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #1

    FEAR NOT GOOD CITIZENS!!

    Captain AmeriMag has returned to once again fight the evil forces of Takeover Negativity!

    As I’m sure you will have deduced, the disappearance of the BZG was like kryptonite to my positivity powers, so I was forced to retreat to the Northumbrian Foothills and find a solitary cave to rebuild myself through silent meditation.

    This got real boring real quick though, so I condensed my rehabilitation into an 80’s style training montage and swiftly reintegrated myself into match going society.

    My football optimism would slowly return through Steve Bruce’s reassuring sound bites, some decent signings, Maxi’s hilarious Twitter feed, the lads getting proper stuck in and the Almighty Bruce naming full strength FA Cup teams.

    I was content, everything was fine, I could even hold a conversation with Mrs AmeriMag without my mind constantly craving the next news now refresh.

    Then one day I pick up my phone to check the team news for the Oxford game and what are my disbelieving eyeballs met with? A fresh tidal wave of takeover talk!

    Don’t pay any attention John,I think (secret identity blown) just focus on the game John, try and think about ANYTHING else John.

    Unfortunately the Oxford game was abysmal so I thought about nothing but the takeover throughout.

    Days pass and I ignore it as much as I can, but the odd Google search here, a sneaky Twitter check there and a few believers coming back to the blog then it happens…like being bitten by a radioactive spider…boom!

    CAPTAIN AMERIMAG IS BACK!!

    This is it, it’s actually happening boys. Not only that, it’s going to bigger and better than we ever dreamed it could be.

    Not a significant improvement in finances, we’re about to become the richest football club on the planet.

    Say that out loud and let it sink in.

    Embrace the positivity, it will warm your soul all the way to the Champion’s League!

    It’s happening #cans

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  • JDdubai

    Jan 29, 2020 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #3

    Another muscle injury eh Steve. Just more bad luck and coincidences i guess.

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Jan 29, 2020 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #4

    That’s it, it must be a done deal.

    Only one hurdle to clear and not a LINE in sight

    Hooray

    3
  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 29, 2020 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #5

    “My understanding is that everything that has come out over the weekend is right and that this has progressed to a stage where the finishing line is in sight.

    “But, the key point AGAIN is to say that it hasn’t got to the stage where it’s been signed and agreed, even though a lot of things have been agreed during these conversations that have been happening.

    “This is something that’s been on the cards for months. My understanding is that this goes back a lot further (than four months).

    “Staveley’s interest in the club has never gone away (since her 3 bids two years ago) and this latest incarnation has been around certainly since before Benitez left last summer – but it’s really ramped up in the last few months and weeks.

    “Obviously the game changer this time is the involvement in Saudi Arbai’s sovereign wealth funds – and none of this stuff has been denied, whether it’s from the club’s side, or from Ashley’s side or Saudi Arabia.

    “So there is a widespread assumption that this is genuine.

    “My understanding is that it’s got to the stage it’s pretty much make your mind up time (for Ashley).

    “Things like price has been agreed and most of the big details have been agreed – there’s still a few stumbling blocks – but in the context of a deal like this, I think if it was any other kind of deal in the financial world, you’d be pretty much saying it’s done.

    “However, this isn’t done…yet…

    “Again, everything I’m told is if it doesn’t happen this time, it’s because of one man.

    “It’s not some amazingly devious trick from the mind of Keith Bishop. They are genuine people who’ve been trying to buy the club for a long time.”

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Jan 29, 2020 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #6

    Has Steve asked Shelvey if he can run it off?

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  • RobLeenio

    Jan 29, 2020 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #7

    “Don’t pay any attention John,I think (secret identity blown)”

    Ohhh, it’s John….

    I always thought it was Dave!

    😉

    WB

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  • TomaKaThor

    Jan 29, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #8

    So Fat Ash is the only one stopping this now, my god if he throws a spanner into this and stops us having insanely wealthy owners… There will be no words

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  • RobLeenio

    Jan 29, 2020 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #9

    So, there we see George Caulkin, a confidant of Amanda Staveley, putting the pressure on and telling us how it is.

    “Again, everything I’m told is if it doesn’t happen this time, it’s because of one man.”

    Howay, Mike, do the decent thing.

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  • Slatymag

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #10

    “Stumbling blocks” – here we go.

    My guess is a trickle of less encouraging news today building to outright doubt this evening.

    3
  • TomaKaThor

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #11

    So even if we do or do not get taken over, it is looking more and more likely that we are not getting any serious transfer targets in now, all I can possibly see now at the most is a last minute pointless past it player being loaned in

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  • RobLeenio

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #12

    We’ve all been waiting for George Caulkin to get his take on things out there. He didn’t disappoint.

    1
  • DubaiMicky

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #13

    Caulkin is ramping it up, but does ashLIE care? Not a jot.

    #Cans

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  • RobLeenio

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #14

    It would be just like Ashley to delay signing the deal until the window has shut, just out of spite!

    If at all, obviously.

    1
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #15

    Well that’s one set of fans totally sidelined,

    The one’s who said it was a fakeover fabricated by Ashley and his PR team with not a jot of truth to the rumours..

    All we need now is the ‘Ashley will never sell because he’s making a fortune from the club’ brigade to be proven wrong and it’s a done deal.

    Here’s hoping.

    4
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #16

    I got a phone call this morning with an automated message saying that my internet will be cut off due to illegal activity and that I should press 1 to speak to a technical engineer.

    Needless to say I didn’t as it is almost certainly a scam of some sort.

    However the voice does sound very convincing and it would be very easy to think it is real.

    Just thought I’d mention it in case anyone else has had the same call, be interested to get some feedback on this.

    My internet provider has not contacted me about anything so it probably is a phishing thing>

    4
  • DaveD1000

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #17

    yes it is phishing call Bill its a regular at work

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #18

    What really bad luck on Jonjo, it’s been obvious that he’s been struggling in games so that report comes as no surprise to me.

    To his detractors get some facts before you start writing him (or anyone for that matter) off.

    2
  • Neil Harrison

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #19

    Caulkin also adds in the Athletic podcast that the leaks are not helpful but are not a ploy either. He thinks Ashley could react adversely with it in the public. So hopefully that’s not the case and he sells up. I cannot see how he can continue as owner if he kills this opportunity for this club.

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  • martoon

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #20

    EGB – Yeah I regularly get a similar call but they claim to be from BT – needless to say just ignore it.

    1
  • martoon

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #21

    People saying Ashley won’t sell because it’s a cash cow and I know he siphons money out of the club with the catering, club shop, free advertising etc but if he bought the club for £110m and loaned it £130m surely this is a chance to make over a £100m profit in one hit – it would take a while to siphon that out the club!

    3
  • DaveD1000

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #22

    Neil
    I saw the Wife’s post that Ed was having a rough time. Pass on my regards please

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  • Neil Harrison

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #23

    Will do,

    Thanks Dave

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #24

    Neil

    Yes I would like to add my good wishes to DaveD’s, hopefully things will improve.

    1
  • RobLeenio

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #25

    Hear, hear, Neil – his position would be untenable, no way could the likes of Rio, Jordan and Martin Samuel claim he was a willing seller any longer.

    More importantly, I hope Dr Ed’s doing better, following The Wife’s comment through the night.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #26

    Neil, very sorry to hear that about your dad, please pass on my best wishes, stay strong

    6
  • simon376

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #27

    Me too please Neil, always thinking about him and what he is going through

    3
  • The Sheikh'sMate

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #28

    Things are looking slightly brighter and IF we had a normal human being in charge of us I’d be quietly confident… BUT it is Ashlie we’re talking about here and THAT is the stumbling block

    3
  • Slatymag

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #29

    DaveD1000

    Good point in all this confusion.

    Regards to Ed, hope he’s back up to speed shortly.

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #30

    Re the phishing call I was fairly certain it was just that but I thought I’d mention it in case there was anyone on the blog who might get this call and not realise it’s a scam!

    1
  • hibbit

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #31

    RobLeenio
    could you re post the Wife’s comment, as day time posters have obviously missed it,

    1
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #32

    Neil

    My best wishes to Ed and your family.

    Stay strong!

    1
  • TomaKaThor

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #33

    If we do get taken over, I somewhat feel sorry tor Bruce because he has done okay but the reality is he is surely going to be moved on in the summer

    1
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #34

    So anyone else worried that since we can never get over lines that blocks and hurdles are going to be impossible?

    Captain

    Welcome back!

    3
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #35

    Wasn’t it worked out that Mikem rakes in over £100m each year just from the EPL Sky pot of gold, so two or three years would be a lot more than any short term profits.

    3
  • Mindshaft

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #36

    Neil/ The Wife : pass on my regards to Dr Ed – hope he starts feeling better soon , my son is recovering from leukemia so know how difficult a time this is.
    Best wishes to you all

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #37

    Mindshaft

    Sorry to hear that.

    Best wishes to you and yours too.

    3
  • Jib

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #38

    Essex
    I got the call and pressed button 1
    This account is now operated by a guy in New Delhi
    He insists everyone calls me Samrat Jib from now on

    7
  • Markaccus

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #39

    Sorry to read Ed has taken a down turn again. Sad news, hope he pulls through again.

    I hate to come back here and be negative, but I don’t think that the takeover naysayers have been proven wrong, yet. We were ‘closer than ever’ with BZG and that was a failure. So far this is no diffetent.

    Id love a takeover to happen, but because its good for NUFC, Not because I want to be obnoxious towards people who have every right to be negative and untrusting about it.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 29, 2020 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #40

    TomaKa

    Why would Brucie be moved on in the Summer if there’s no change of ownership. Couldn’t see it happening even if we were relegated.

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