The Newcastle United fans here in the Transfer Tavern have been absolutely delighted about the manner in which their season has panned out. Indeed, despite some worries in regards to relegation at the start of the campaign, the punters propping up our bar are looking forward to another season of Premier League football next term.
Sitting pretty in the top four and suggestions Rafa Benitez had committed to another season in charge of the Magpies, life is pretty good on Tyneside right now. With their key stars impressing amid this fine run of form, our drinkers clad in black and white have been calling for a certain Jonjo Shelvey to be handed a recall to the England squad.
Well, according to reports in the Times, they could be granted that very wish.
The Three Lions’ problems in central midfield have been well-documented of late and few would doubt the 26-year-old’s ability to pick out a pass, though attitude problems have seemingly always held him back. However, under the guidance of Benitez, Shelvey looks to have sorted that out for the time being and, as a result, could reportedly be handed an international lifeline ahead of the World Cup.
As you can imagine, such suggestions have gone down a storm amongst Geordies online, so here’s a closer look.
Shelvey pinging balls to Sterling who makes great runs, no brainer.
— CM (@CraigyMul) April 18, 2018
We'd win the whole Tournement if he went. No doubts at all.
— Steven (@StevenSproat8) April 18, 2018
There's no potential alternative about it he should be in before them anyway
— Ricky Farish (@farishnufc) April 18, 2018
— Chris Ferguson (@ChrisFergy) April 18, 2018
Lascelles should be in there too.
— Joe Smith (@JoesmithMRICS) April 18, 2018
— Matthew Wilson (@MattGWilson92) April 18, 2018
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