Newcastle United are well into the November international break now and there’s not really much news of note to discuss, which is always the case as everyone focuses on England and most outlets recycle the transfer speculation from the last window.
— Miles Starforth (@milesstarforth) November 13, 2018
An interview earlier in the week from summer arrival Ki Sung-yeung has sparked a fair bit of chatter on social media though and having impressed a fair few in his recent performances, there are a number of fans who now feel he’s done enough to command a starting spot.
The bone of contention is who he replaces as plenty feel it’s time for Jonjo Shelvey to have an extended break to recharge his batteries – lots disagree though.
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) November 13, 2018
I would play him ahead of shelvey, we play so much better with ki in the middle as he keeps the ball instead of looking for 70 yard pass.
— steven jane (@jingo1986) November 13, 2018
Would start him in front of Shelvey in the next game. Stick with a winning formula. Shelvey will have to push his way back into the side which will only be good for the team. Would like to see Ki and Shelvey in the starting 11 eventually as they can both retain and pass the ball
— Peter Liddle (@PeterLiddle1) November 13, 2018
Waited?! He had a couple of games, got injured for a month, and has missed about 50 minutes of action until Shelvey got injured.
Sort of bloke that will claim an hours plane delay as being delayed overnight.
— David Pick (@davidpick1987) November 13, 2018
ur hoping he keeps his place ahead of shelvey??
— Dean Dodds (@doddsy1991) November 13, 2018
The 29-year-old arrived at the club over the summer as a free agent following the expiry of his contract at relegated Swansea City, and injury hasn’t helped his start to life at St James’ Park but it’s understandable as to why many fans are hoping he can now step up further given his efforts as his return to involvement has coincided with our turn in form.
It’s a debate that will undoubtedly continue until manager Rafa Benitez makes his next selection.