To say that Newcastle are inconsistent would be somewhat of an understatement but nevertheless, with the side capable of pulling out big results, what’s the problem, so long as they secure Premier League safety?
Of course, the fans’ main concern right now is what will happen to Rafa Benitez at the end of the season and more so, what they would do without him.
It’s an extremely sore topic to talk about but if the tables do turn and the Spaniard does sign a new deal, Newcastle fans can be very hopeful of remaining a Premier League outfit for a further few years at least.
Newcastle are clearly a team lacking in the presence of any real stars but what they all have is grit and determination to succeed as one.
One player who epitomises that when he does play is Jonjo Shelvey and he is a man Rafa should look to incorporate back in the starting line-up.
Shelvey, (who is valued at £13.5 million on Transfermarkt) was once Newcastle’s best midfield maestro but due to less than rational decision making and inconsistent form, the 27-year-old hasn’t started a game since October.
Out-of-favour is definitely where Jonjo Shelvey finds himself but should his future remain at St. James’ Park, he needs to be given a run of games from now until the end of the season, so he can prove either way to Rafa Benitez what he should do with him.
As a tough tackler and someone who leaves it all on the pitch, Shelvey has enjoyed some great times with Newcastle as his attributes are exactly what fans like to see from their players.
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