It would be fair to say that Newcastle United fans were left with plenty to be desired from their side after Monday night’s defeat away at Arsenal. It was a lethargic performance from the Magpies and while no one was expecting them to go to the Emirates and snatch what would have been only their second win versus the Gunners since 2010, they would have been expected to have a go. With that in mind you know that a clash against Crystal Palace – a side much more closely matched to Newcastle – at home is going to be seen as a winnable game and after Monday’s display there will be a certain expectation placed on the players’ shoulders. It seems as though the supporters wanted to see more creativity in the middle of the park in the shape of Jonjo Shelvey but the English maestro was left on the bench – as confirmed on the club’s official Twitter account – and it was not a decision which went down well. Having not played a significant amount of minutes of late, you can imagine Benitez does not want to rush him back, but with the summer transfer window round the corner, the Toon Army are fearing the midfielder’s exit. Can he save his career at St James’ Park before the season is out?
Nothing but Newcastle has rounded up a selection of the Toon Army’s tweets:
This is getting beyond a joke now Where the hell is jonjo shelvey he’s honestly gonna leave soon
— OJW (@OJW88261213) April 6, 2019
Shelvey off in the summer it seems he’s done a Mitro on him.
— ToonArmy (@CaptainJLasc) April 6, 2019
— Ethan Armstrong (@ethenzza) April 6, 2019
Shelvey could score 15 goals in 10 minutes and he’d still be on he bench next game
— Jack Bryan (@JackBryan08) April 6, 2019
Shelvey should leave and go somewhere that he is appreciated.
— CHARNLEY OUT (@ColbackOfTheNet) April 6, 2019
No Shelvey again
Don’t see why you wouldn’t start Shelvey today. Playing at home, practically safe. Have a go #nufc
— Sam Waller (@waller6492) April 6, 2019
What’s went on between Rafa and Shelvey?! He should be in there ahead of Ki today! #NUFC
— Dan (@DZ1892) April 6, 2019