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”
“That should’ve easily been 4 Shelvey has been awful recently”
“Shelvey is horrendous”
“Dear God Shelvey is atrocious”
“Shelvey…. you donkey….”
“Shelvey is shocking considering how much he gets paid. Utterly useless and he’s got the armband?!”
Did Shelvey play badly versus Southampton?
“Shelvey, an utter disgrace”
“Get Shelvey off waste of space”
“Down to 9 men but two of them are Shelvey and Joelinton…..#nufc”
“8 men, Shelvey is a passenger”
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.