Date: 3rd February 2021 at 10:15am
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fans have been reacting to the performance of Jonjo Shelvey during the game against Crystal Palace.

Steve ’s men have been on an awful run in recent months, but managed to get back to winning ways against at the weekend. A win would have been a great way to keep easing the pressure on the head coach whilst also allowing them to drift away from the perils of the zone.

That result didn’t come to pass, though, as they lost to the Eagles despite going ahead in under two minutes, and one player who seemed to be taking a lot of stick for his part in the defeat was Shelvey. Despite putting the home side in front, his display for the rest of the game didn’t seem to impress the watching at home:

“Absolutely sick to the back teeth of Shelvey’s long balls to no-one.”

“Shelvey is an absolute fraud”
“Shelvey dropping deep again… shots from 40 yards…. so desperately predictable. That’s players doing what they think is best rather than being managed/coached”
“Shelvey is a shocking excuse for a professional, he just mopes around the pitch.”
“Shelvey does more harm than good to this team”
“He may have scored a good opener bur Jonjo Shelvey is a liability”

Was Shelvey that bad?

Yes, he was dreadful

Yes, he was dreadful

No, others were worse

No, others were worse

Not the best way to try and keep hold of that captain’s armband in the absence of skipper Jamaal Lascelles, it seems.