Jonjo Shelvey labels Newcastle United ‘whingebags’ - just weeks after Nottingham Forest transfer

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The former Magpies midfielder gave a surprise take on Forest’s defeat against his old club.

Jonjo Shelvey described his former Newcastle United team-mates as ‘a lot of whinge bags’ after the Magpies collected all three points from their visit to Nottingham Forest.

The former Magpies midfielder swapped St James Park for the City Ground on the final day of the January transfer window and was reunited with his old club on Friday night. Shelvey’s current employers took the lead just before the half-hour mark as striker Emmanuel Dennis seized on Sven Botman to fire his side in front.

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An Alexander Isak volley restored parity just before half-time before the Sweden international claimed the points in second-half injury-time with a well-taken penalty.

In a keenly-contested 90 minute, Shelvey was involved in several challenges with his former team-mates throughout the game and he revealed his surprise at their reaction and insisted he would let them know ‘in a jokey way’.

“It was just a normal game to be honest”, he told Sky Sports.

“Yeah, I did (put a few tackles in), I didn’t think they’d whinge as much as they did on the pitch but it’s a game of football and I represent this football club now so I am going to give my all for this football club.

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“As soon as you go over the white line, I am there to win. Obviously we didn’t today but we will come again and obviously I will speak to them after now but there are a lot of whinge bags in their team today and I’ll tell them that now, only in a jokey way.

“I hope they get into Europe. I’ve got nothing to say but positive words about the whole club. The staff, I’ve made a lot of friends there. I’m happy to see them keep pushing up the league.”

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