Date: 25th February 2021 at 11:05am
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Liam Kennedy has been speaking on the latest edition of #NUFC Matters with Steve Wraith about all things relating to Newcastle United.

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Starting with an easy one, how much did Joelinton cost Newcastle when he swapped Hoffenheim for Tyneside?

One of the topics that he spent a bit of time on was , and the Shields Gazette reporter ripped into the 28-year-old for his recent displays.

Shelvey has made 17 Premier League appearances for Newcastle this season in which he has scored one goal and provided one assist.

Both the goal and the assist have been in the last five matches, but Kennedy seems to have had enough of the former Liverpool man.

He said: (8:51) “I think Jonjo Shelvey, even when Newcastle have played well, has been an absolute passenger. It was embarrassing watching him at the weekend. The game just passed him by.

“If [there are] a few players I wouldn’t want to see back in a black and white shirt, Jonjo Shelvey would be one of them.

“He’ a player that Rafa Benitez was more than happy to get rid of in the first full summer that he had after relegation, [it] just so happens he didn’t leave, and he ended up having a good season; he tried to get rid of him again after that.

“Steve Bruce has tried to build a team around Jonjo Shelvey, and I think that shows you the levels of judgement between different managers.”

Do you think Shelvey should play against Wolves?

No, time for someone else to come in

No, time for someone else to come in

Yes, he has the talent to make a difference

Yes, he has the talent to make a difference

TIF Thoughts on Shelvey…

The 28-year-old was handed a new deal at Newcastle last March, and now his contract doesn’t expire until the summer of 2023, so even if they wanted to get rid of him, they could have a job moving him on.

Shelvey has also now made 159 appearances for Newcastle, so he has played more games for the Toon than any other club in his career, but it seems as if Kennedy has had enough of him.

Certainly, in Newcastle’s last match, Shelvey was poor, earning a 4/10 from The Chronicle, and with the club sliding towards the relegation zone, it could be argued that they should replace Shelvey.