Kenedy watched his loan club absolutely hammer his contracted club on Sunday afternoon.

Newcastle United dominating Chelsea and handing out a 3-0 drubbing.

Ineligible for the game, Kenedy was forced to view it from the sidelines.

Two goals from Ayoze Perez and an opener from Dwight Gayle settling the match.

A couple of hours after the final whistle, the left sided player has posted an emotional message on his Instagram account.

The 22 year old saying about his time on Tyneside: ‘It was an amazing chapter in my life and I will never forget it.’

The player thanking everybody from Rafa Benitez and the fans, down to every member of staff at NUFC.

You don’t want to read too much into these things but of course, as you can see below, there is no mention of ‘hopefully I’ll be back’ or similar.

However, previously the Brazilian has said in a number of interviews that he would be interested in a permanent move to St James Park.

Whatever the case, it is now time for Mike Ashley to allow Rafa Benitez the backing and for Rafa then to get an offer in to Chelsea ASAP.

Only once that happens will Kenedy then be given the option of a permanent move this summer, then we will find out what he really wants to do.


“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Newcastle United.

“Thank you to all the players, every single person of the great staff.

“The coach Rafa Benitez who trusted me and gave me chance to play for this great club, which I very much enjoyed.

“And of course to all the fans for the magnificent support.

“It was an amazing chapter in my life and I will never forget it.

“Howay the Toon.”

Stats from BBC Sport:

Newcastle 3 Chelsea 0


Newcastle: Gayle 23, Perez 59, 63

Possession was Chelsea 58% Newcastle 42%

Total shots were  Chelsea 6 Newcastle 16

Shots on target were Chelsea 2 Newcastle 6

Corners were  Chelsea 2 Newcastle 4

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie (Hayden 72), Shelvey, Diame (Haidara 87), Murphy, Perez, Gayle (Joselu 48)

Unused Subs:

Darlow, Manquillo, Gamez, Merino

Crowd: 52,294 (3,000 Chelsea)

(Alan Shearer reacts after end of season 3-0 hammering of Chelsea – Read HERE)

(Sunday night’s Match of the Day Running order is HERE)

(Read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the victory HERE)

  • Billmag

    Breath of fresh air that boy, and a big thank you for helping us to a respectable position in the league, and best of luck in the future wherever you end up.

  • MadMag83

    Doesn’t sound like he’s coming back here does it? Good loan signing, certainly did his bit in keeping us up.

  • panther

    If he’s open to a return, and Ashley stops messing around, its a no brainer

    • nufcslf

      Agreed, but Cashley doesn’t have s football brain only a greedy one

  • nufcslf

    Sounds a bit like a player you might want in your side. And then there’s Cashley………

    • nufcslf

      Agreed, but Cashley doesn’t have a football brain, only a greedy one.

      • nufcslf

        Bollocks, thats me…………

        • Coach Clagnut

          Was wondering when you’d notice.

          • nufcslf

            Not very good at multi-tasking and hadn’t noticed for ages.

          • Coach Clagnut

            Multi-tasking mesell at the minute, drinking beer, smoking tabs, watching football and writing this shyte.

          • Albert Stubbins

            Add cooking my dinner to that and work lass has matched you!!! 😀😀

          • Coach Clagnut

            Never compete against the fairer Albert. Learned my lessons many moons ago. Mind, she’s well named ” Work Lass” though but.

          • Albert Stubbins

            ha ha- Freudian slip ( I think!!)

          • porciestreet

            Ask your missus if she is so good at multi -tasking…”why the he’ll she can’t have sex and a blinding headache at the same time.”…..! Simples.

          • Rich Lawson

            Do you work for The Mirror then ?

  • Albert Stubbins

    He was sat behind me today and signed wor younguns programme. I thanked him for his efforts and hoped he’d be successful in whatever he does. It looks like it may have been a final goodbye after what he said after final whistle. I hope not though but am not optimistic!!

  • Mxpx

    Best of luck in his future endeavours which I’m confident will include silverware with other clubs I’d love Kennedy to sign permanently but our transfer record is over 10 years old and will not be broken in the short term pitiful really as our 2nd biggest signing was over 20 years ago and a world record at the time still wishing Kennedy all the best he was a breath of fresh air but our budget is a harsh reminder that we are not able to have nice things

  • Andynufc

    That message sounds like a permanent good bye. Sad but wish him all the best as he played a massive part in keeping nufc up this season.

    • Wor Lass

      He was the turning point, Andy.

      • Rich Lawson

        Along with Dubravka.

        • Wor Lass

          That performance and result v Manure saved our season.

  • Come&TakeIt1836

    Possession: 58% Chelsea. 48% Newcastle. I guess somebody gave 6% extra in effort today. 😂

    • Leicester Mag

      Stats provided by Clarko

      • Jezza

        Clarko is his ComeAndTakeIt (Fleckman)’s brother.

    • Albert Stubbins

      Shelvey gave 110% today as well so it’s really 158% Newcastle surely?

    • Andy Mac

      Its those players who always give 110% ?

  • Geordiegiants

    It’s not a shock really is it? Did anyone really expect Jabba to buy him?

  • Kneebotherm8

    Gizza a job…… I want to do the possession percentage stats….I can do that……..😂😂😂😂😂

    • Rich Lawson

      You’ll need to get some graph paper from Leazes.

      • Kneebotherm8


  • Wezza147

    Judging by that he knows that fatty isn’t going to put up the cash to buy him. Very bad move.

  • Mrkgw

    Thats him off for good them. Thanks for the effort and best of luck to the lad.

  • Wor Monga

    Love the lad…he’s one of the 2 players that came in, screwed their heads in, and hit the ground running so to speak that gave the club a taste of some of the things that Rafa knew was needed last summer, but the greedy r’sole of an owner wouldn’t back his judgements, and spend the money the club had generated…

    …we might not see him back now that Chelsea have seen his undoubted abilities to take the game to an opponents box, and then create opportunities but a ‘realistic’ attempt to sign him must be made!!!

    • Billmag

      Thought it was fantastic him walking around with our lads at the end, while the Chelsea lot was probably getting it in the neck in the dressing room.

      • Wor Monga

        Him and Dubravka deserve all the credit they get from us lot…for the inspiration they gave to the team…when that quality in certain areas was in short supply…mind for me Slimani can go and get [email protected]!!!

  • Paul Patterson

    Thanks for the efforts. A cracking player. Hopefully a deal can be done, but I’m not optimistic . .

  • Arty Hume

    He’s got a big choice to make: Stay here where he will be idolised ( a big fish in a small pond ) relatively speaking ( at the moment ). Or leave and be an also ran at big club bench warming for a few years. He is not he finished article and may be neglected under a win all manager who only cares about results and needs players to just slot into a side without development. He will get that development at the toon under Rafa but will he get it at say Manure or City etc??? Big choice to make for football reasons or just go for the money???

    • Jezza

      Kenedy hasn’t got the choice of staying at Newcastle. Fatso simply won’t dip into the profits to sign him no matter how much the lad might want to stay.

  • Cockneytrev

    Sounds like a good lad,,, shame we won’t be signing him,,,,