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Newcastle United: Fans slam Jonjo Shelvey vs Saints

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Lots of Newcastle United fans have been discussing Jonjo Shelvey’s performance in the North East club’s latest Premier League fixture versus Southampton. 

The 28-year-old started this game in central midfield alongside Jeff Hendrick. Per ChronicleLive, the midfielder’s game didn’t get off to a great start, as he notably played a ‘very poor’ pass in just the first minute. 

He didn’t start the second half any better, as he missed a ‘sitter’ just after play resumed and with all of this in mind, it may be somewhat understandable why plenty of Newcastle fans have been showing frustration with the ex-Liverpool man.

So, what have these Newcastle United fans been saying about Shelvey?

Many Newcastle fans have been hammering the £13.05m-rated man, who captained Steve Bruce’s side for this one, with those Toon fans indicating that they think the 28-year-old is simply not good enough.

“Shelvey is a liability”

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“That should’ve easily been 4 Shelvey has been awful recently”

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“Shelvey is horrendous”

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“Dear God Shelvey is atrocious”

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“Shelvey…. you donkey….”

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“Shelvey is shocking considering how much he gets paid. Utterly useless and he’s got the armband?!”

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Did Shelvey play badly versus Southampton?





“Shelvey, an utter disgrace”

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“Get Shelvey off waste of space”

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“Down to 9 men but two of them are Shelvey and Joelinton…..#nufc”

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“8 men, Shelvey is a passenger”

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All in all, it’s clear from these Toon fans’ tweets that many Newcastle supporters expect better from the Englishman, who earns £70k-per-week at St. James’ Park, making him third-highest-earning player at the club, per Spotrac.

The Magpies may have won, but Shelvey was hugely under par in the heart of midfield as he made only 70% passes, lost 50% of his duels and failed to provide a single accurate cross. via SofaScore.

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