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02/04/2014
 

Jonjo Shelvey was literally left speechless by today’s sacking of Michael Laudrup.

 

Swansea parted company with the former Denmark international after a run of just one win in 10 games citing “constant uncertainty surrounding the club and Michael's long-term future with us” as the reason.

 

Laudrup led the club to the league cup last season, their first major honour, but he has struggled this season and leaves the club two points and six places from the relegation zone.

 

In the wake of the sacking Shelvey tweeted three images of a shocked emoticon, the events of Tuesday leaving him speechless. The tweet was later deleted by the midfielder but not before it was captured by his twitter followers.

 

Shelvey was signed by Laudrup from Liverpool during the summer and has impressed in patches for the Welsh side scoring 4 goals and 3 assists in 22 games.

 

The England midfielder is currently nursing a hamstring injury and is a doubt for the Swans upcoming league clash with rivals Cardiff.

 

Long serving defender Gary Monk is set to take charge for the game.





 
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01/28/2014
 

Two deflected second-half goals by Jonjo Shelvey and Chico Flores gave Swansea City a 2-0 win against Fulham on Tuesday as Michael Laudrup's side gave themselves breathing space in the Premier League relegation battle.


Shelvey set Swansea on their way in the 61st minute with an effort that took two deflections on its way into the net, and Chico's near-post header came off Dimitar Berbatov to double the hosts' lead with quarter of an hour remaining. The victory was a timely one for the hosts, ending a sequence of three straight Premier League defeats and eight top-flight matches without a win.


The Welsh outfit move provisionally six points clear of the relegation zone, while Fulham remain just one point above the danger zone after this, their third successive league loss. Fulham head coach Rene Meulensteen made 11 changes to his side following the weekend draw at third-tier Sheffield United in the FA Cup, and there were numerous changes to the Swansea side too.


After coming off the bench to score twice against Birmingham City in the Cup, Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony was rewarded with a starting slot and he almost got an early opener for the hosts, heading narrowly over from Wayne Routledge's cross. Fulham came into the game and an unmarked Brede Hangeland headed over the bar from a wicked Kieran Richardson free-kick delivery before an Alexander Kacaniklic cross was headed goal-wards by Ashkan Dejagah, only for Gerhard Tremmel to save.


Shelvey then saw a superb first-time curling effort from 25 yards come crashing back off the bar just before the interval, but it was the former Liverpool man who got the breakthrough shortly after the hour mark. There was more than a touch of fortune about the goal, as Nathan Dyer teed up Shelvey, whose shot came off Steve Sidwell and then took a huge deflection off Hangeland before nestling in the back of the net.


Shelvey got the winner when the Swans won 2-1 at Craven Cottage in the reverse fixture in November and they made sure of the points against a flat Fulham side when Chico scored on 75 minutes. The Spanish defender, who made headlines last week following a training ground bust-up with teammate Garry Monk, got his head to a Jonathan De Guzman free-kick, and this time the ball came off Berbatov to trump Maarten Stekelenburg.

 
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12/04/2013
 

Swansea City brought Newcastle United's four-game winning run in the Premier League to a juddering halt with a 3-0 victory at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday. Substitute Nathan Dyer broke the deadlock with a volley on the stroke of half-time, with an own goal from Newcastle right-back Mathieu Debuchy and a late Jonjo Shelvey strike completing victory.


It was only a second win in seven home games for Michael Laudrup's side, who climbed two places to 11th in the standings, while Newcastle slipped one place to seventh. Swansea recalled goalkeeper Michel Vorm after a knee injury, while Newcastle manager Alan Pardew kept faith with the team that had started in Saturday's 2-1 home win over West Bromwich Albion.


Loic Remy has been instrumental in Newcastle's fine recent run, but the French striker was denied a ninth goal in 10 league games when Vorm produced a tremendous flying save to push away his early header. With Michu and Wilfried Bony still sidelined by injury, Álvaro Vásquez led the line for the hosts and he threatened to break the deadlock with an angled drive that flew narrowly wide.


It was to be the on-loan Getafe forward's last significant contribution, however, as he was forced to leave the fray shortly afterwards with an apparent groin injury. Luckily for Swansea, Dyer proved a more than adequate replacement, volleying in the opening goal in first-half stoppage time after Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul could only palm an Alejandro Pozuelo cross into the air.


Dyer and Shelvey both threatened early in the second half, with Vorm thwarting Shola Ameobi at the other end, before Swansea doubled their advantage in the 67th minute. Pozuelo dispatched a through ball for Shelvey to chase and although Krul blocked the former Liverpool midfielder's shot, the ball bounced off the unfortunate backtracking Debuchy and into the net. Shelvey would not be prevented from writing his name on the score-sheet, however, and he capped victory in the 81st minute with a fine shot from 25 yards.

 
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09/16/2013
 

Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey went from hero to zero and back again in a dramatic 2-2 draw against his former club Liverpool on Monday.


Shelvey took just 87 seconds to open the scoring at the Liberty Stadium with his first goal for Swansea since being sold by Liverpool in pre-season.


The 21-year-old didn't have long to savor the moment of revenge as he produced two careless passes that led directly to Liverpool taking the lead with goals from Daniel Sturridge and Victor Moses before half-time. But he finished with a smile on his face after providing the assist that brought Michu's equaliser midway through the second half.

 
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05/24/2013
 

West Ham United are reportedly lining up a move for another Liverpool star.

 

Just days after they agreed a fee for striker Andy Carroll, UK Sports station TalkSport are reporting that the Hammers are ready to make a move for Jonjo Shelvey.

 

The 21 year old former Charlton midfielder started the season in superb form for Liverpool, but dropped out of the side as the season progressed.  

 

The highly rated Shelvey joined Liverpool in 2010 from Charlton in a $2.5 million deal made 32 appearances, including 18 starts, in all competitions last season scoring 5 goals.

 

His early season form saw him win a first England cap however, he made just 5 Premier League appearances since the turn of the year.

 

Rodgers is reportedly ready to let a number of players leave the club this summer as he funds his rebuilding project and Shelvey could join Danny Wilson, Daniel Pacheco and Sebastian Coates out the Anfield exit door.

 
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04/10/2013
 
In Liverpool's 0-0 draw with West Ham at Anfield this weekend, the away fans were so bored that they decided to come up with a quick little song to tease Liverpool midfielder, John Shelvey, who was warming up to soon be subbed in. "He’s coming for you, He’s coming for you, Harry Potter is coming for you!" As you can see, the West Ham supporters were not too creative with their chant but time called for something quick and efficient to deliver the punch.

If you haven't already captured the reference, the away fans were mocking John Shelvey by reminding him of his striking resemblance to Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter series. At just 21 years of age, Shelvey took the joke lightly and gave the crowd a smirk before returning to his stretches. His fellow bald, Liverpool teammate to the left gave him a pat on the back to say, "Hey, I know what you feel but don't worry, you'll never walk alone."

Shelvey's maturity with the whole situation is not a surprise, since he was the youngest player to have ever signed for Charlton Athletic, a second division team, at the age of 16, before being bought by Liverpool. Watch the video below and join in on the fun if you agree with the West Ham fans. Here's a quick picture to help your decision. I personally feel that he looks like Zlatan Ibrahimovic from back in his bald days but without the nose, it's definitely Lord Voldemort.

 
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