A 0-0 draw against Brighton at home was not the result Steve Bruce needed to instil confidence into both his side and the supporters, and one player has been signalled out.
— The Chronicle (@ChronicleNUFC) September 23, 2019
The Chronicle put the question out to its readers on what fans thought of midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, who according to Spotrac earns the most out of any player in the club at £70,000-per-week.
As expected, lots of supporters were not keen on the former Swansea City man as the replies on social media indicated.
Here is what some Newcastle fans had to say on Twitter…
Championship player, at best.
— vic bates (@victorbates) September 23, 2019
Said at beginning of the season he takes away from the team and doesn’t do enough to be ahead of Hayden, Longstaff or Ki.
— Catherine Johnston (@catjo1892) September 23, 2019
Blown his chance needs dropped from the side seems totally lost
— Graeme Smith (@GraemeS36013244) September 23, 2019
After his latest performance I don't think there is a debate. He isn't good enough to start. If Longstaff isn't fit yet then we have to start with Ki and Haydon.
— Matt Reeves (@matt_matt130467) September 23, 2019
Has absolutely no impact on the game other than a rare quality pass, a luxury (if you could call him that) we cannot afford. Lazy, can’t tackle, slow, shall I go on….. thinks he’s a big time Charlie but isn’t
— Waaatson (@paul_taylor1) September 23, 2019
— grumpy_old_sod (@AndyHarle1968) September 23, 2019
Shelvey is the laziest player ive seen in a newcastle shirt
Hes as mobile as a bag of sand
— daveyd (@AlfRed36915883) September 23, 2019
A luxury player that has no premier luxury whatsoever
— Paul Upton (@Puptonogood) September 23, 2019
Shelvey was substituted off during the Magpies’ stalemate with Brighton.