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‘It’s Very Intense’ – Magpie Explains Howe Impact On Training Sessions



During the press conference for Brentford last Friday, Eddie Howe singled out Jonjo Shelvey as a player who had impressed him during his first few weeks as Newcastle manager. The head coach said the following about the playmaker:

“I knew how good he was having played against him. But then when you work with him you realize he’s an incredible technician and can play all sorts of passes, long and short.

“In terms of our philosophy, he’s someone who’ll be very important to us.”

Shelvey picked up a calf injury after the opening match of this campaign. After suffering a setback, he didn’t return until after the takeover was completed. The 29-year-old came on as a substitute against Tottenham but was promptly sent off after receiving two bookings.

He started the draw at Brighton and was again in the starting eleven against Brentford. Shelvey put in a fantastic performance with five key passes in what was just his 5th appearance of the season.

The midfielder has given an interview with NUFC TV and was asked about the encouraging words his new manager gave him last week. This was Jonjo’s response:

“Obviously when a new manager comes in you don’t know where you’re going to stand. He said when he came in ‘everyone’s got a clean slate.’

“Everyone’s just really jumped on board with what he’s trying to do.

“It’s obviously nice to hear things like that said about you. Especially from the man that’s going to be picking the team and the man that’s going to be leading you.”

It’s a good sign that Shelvey has been impressive in training as he could be a pivotal factor in the fight for safety. He’s one of the few players in the squad who can spray the ball around the pitch.

Shelvey has fully bought into Howe’s philosophy. That means grueling sessions at the training ground to get the lads in tip-top condition. Here is how Shelvey described training under the new boss:

“It’s very intense. It’s something where you’re on it every single second of the day. You’re constantly thinking about football.

“I believe that’s the way football should be played.

“Since he’s come in he’s galvanized everything. Everyone has bought into what he wants to do.

“The last international break, I’d be to sleep by 8 o’clock every night because I’m just shattered from training.

“It takes getting used to. I feel like the lads are there now. We’ll keep working day by day and week by week. Hopefully, we’ll get the results to go with the performances.”

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343 comments so far

  • Mund

    Nov 25, 2021 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #201
  • Mund

    Nov 25, 2021 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #202

    Marriage tip…

    Don’t ask your wife what time dinner will be ready while she’s mowing the lawn!

    3
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 25, 2021 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #203

    Peter,
    You done a good enough job of annoying me last night so you’ve got a head start 😳

    1
  • Ronway

    Nov 25, 2021 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #204

    Happy Birthday Ed! Great Blog! Thanks to you & your Family!

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Nov 25, 2021 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #205

    Square eyes here, my word I’ve watched some bloody tv today, then took 40mins to catch up with all the drivel on here 😆

    Happy Birthday Dr Ed, you’re an absolute star.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all the Harrisons and all our transatlantic, North American friends on this wonderfully constructed opportunity to sound off about virtually anything but mostly NUFC. Well most days anyway. 😀

    2
  • cleveleysbob

    Nov 25, 2021 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #206

    Man U game has just got a bit harder, in a few weeks. Never mind, we’ll still work them over. 🙂

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 25, 2021 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #207

    Misogynistic Mund.

    3
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 25, 2021 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #208

    cb,
    We played them just after their last new manager bounce as well 😕

    0
  • cleveleysbob

    Nov 25, 2021 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #209

    Glad the Norwich game is on Prime, get to see them being thumped live.

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Nov 25, 2021 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #210

    Yeah Jail, just our luck. 🙁

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  • cleveleysbob

    Nov 25, 2021 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #211

    Couple of good jokes on here tonight (not yours Jail 😆 ) nice to have a chuckle. 🙂

    2
  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 25, 2021 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #212

    Jail
    they won their first game before they sacked Farke,double boonce..
    We will still beat them though..

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 25, 2021 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #213

    cb,
    I’ve got a ticket, only been to one home game in two and a ¼ seasons. Seriously looking forward to this one. Opened my tickets for the Burnley game this morning and they’re in the East stand, don’t know how I managed that one, thought they were in the Gallowgate, on the us side I’ll get a good view of the Wor flags display.

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  • check the toastie

    Nov 25, 2021 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #214

    New owners are great but they have cost us a few points not getting rid of cabbage early and getting Sir Eddie in a day after they took over. Messed up not having him in quickly and cud possibly cost us our PL status. They will hopefully sharpen up and stop being so soft.

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  • cleveleysbob

    Nov 25, 2021 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #215

    I went out with a dirty girl once, she was known as Miss O Gonystic or something close 😀

    2
  • cleveleysbob

    Nov 25, 2021 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #216

    Nice one Jail, couple of good games for you.

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 25, 2021 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #217

    There are a lot of variables during a season,oh how I wish we had played Manure last week..

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 25, 2021 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #218

    cb,
    Yes, shite joke but seemed fitting with the essence of timing 😀

    1
  • Peter

    Nov 25, 2021 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #219

    Hi Jail, good evening. I never mean to annoy anybody

    1
  • Peter

    Nov 25, 2021 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #220

    Mund @202 NOW you tell me!!!!!

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 25, 2021 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #221

    check,
    I agree with that, really missed a trick not sacking Bruce immediately. We’ll never know exactly why, possibly the worry of bad PR and a backlash for sacking him before that 1000th game or possibly him wanting the full £8M if they sacked him straight away and was prepared to strike a deal if they gave him a chance. Either way it was handled badly but we certainly won’t hold it against them, it’s behind us now and on we go.

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  • Peter

    Nov 25, 2021 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #222

    Wife just came back from the cinema and saw saw Munds advice!!!!

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  • Peter

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #223

    The lawn is looking ok though

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #224

    Good evening Peter.

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  • Peter

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #225

    Hi Jail,

    Cashley just stood up the new owners. £1m per year rolling contract and £8m severance. Both Cashley and Bruce were happy with that.

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  • Peter

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #226

    Hi Jail

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  • Peter

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #227

    Past my bedtime so going to pop off. Have a god chat everyone

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #228

    There’s nee way Bruce got £8m,if like we are led to believe, that he was on £1.6m ish
    and a three year rolling contract (which I find hard to believe) that is £4.8m max..
    I suppose we will have to wait till the next accounts..

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  • Peter

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #229

    And if you cannot speak to God, have a good chat

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  • cleveleysbob

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #230

    Night Peter, I’m crashing too, just came on briefly to say hello and wish the Harrisons well.

    Night all.

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #231

    I don’t believe he got £8M either, I think that was the delay in sacking him, thrashing out a deal.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #232

    I don’t like how this season is going so far yoh? It’s not a happy time. No victories. No winning feeling. Lack of zestiness. Lots of promising things like takeovers and sticky buns and so on but not enough points. Sad.

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #233

    G2,
    At least it can’t get any worse 😀

    1
  • GeordieTwo

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #234

    It’s not that I’m sulky or sullen or anything, I just don’t like a season without wins.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #235

    It can Raj, it can! We could lose more than we draw! Think about it, less than a 19 point season. Think aboot that. It’s enough to really turn me stomach.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #236

    I like your happy face though Raj.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #237

    G2,
    I’m fully braced for relegation so anything else is a bonus. As I said earlier though, if Saturday is anything to go by at least we’ll go down fighting and entertained.

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #238

    Seven points in the next three games…

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #239

    G2,
    I bet you didn’t know I was Indian 😀

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  • Mund

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #240

    Raj the Irish racist

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