Barton – Desperate To Get Involved at Newcastle

Joey Barton has certainly given lots of interviews in the past week or so.

He’s given another one today to Lee Ryder of the Newcastle Evening Chronicle. We’ll list the long interview and then make a few comments on it.

But it’s very clear that Joey just cannot wait to get back playing for the first team. Let’s hope that can happen on 22nd October.


Joey Barton – so enthusiastic at Newcastle

Here’s what Joey Barton told Lee Ryder today:

“I suppose that’s why I was brought to Newcastle.” “ I certainly hope and feel I can bring energy and goals from midfield.” “Hopefully when I come back I can get to a level where I do myself justice and get off to a good start.” “I am desperate to get involved and desperate to make a good impression with Newcastle United.”

“I am still a little bit away from being fit to start for the first team.” “It was important to play 45 minutes. I had three training sessions before this, but playing a game is a bit more competitive.”

“There was a little bit of contact, but it is always enjoyable to play again and I have come through it with no knocks.” “I got what I needed from last night and enjoyed every bit of it. The lads worked very hard last night.”

“It is massively disappointing to join a new club and then not be involved.” “I don’t know if I am ahead of schedule or not. It was meant to be six weeks to start with, but the break was worse than we first thought.”

“It is just important that we take things step by step and I don’t rush back too soon.” “I am doing everything I can to get back and hopefully get back in contention as soon as possible.”

“The body always lets you know when you are ready and it will tell me when it is ready to go.” “Hopefully that will be sooner rather than later.” “I will see how I feel in the next few days. I have a few aches and pains but that is what you usually get in football.”

“I will train with the team Friday, Saturday, Sunday and then just see what happens from there.”

“I am gutted to miss Everton, but you are governed by what your body tells you.” “I don’t want to come back and miss more games.” “If you rush back you could end up out for a significant amount of time, and if I have to miss Everton to make sure I am fit for the rest of the season, so be it.”

“Hopefully this will be the end of my injuries at Newcastle United.”

“We were disappointed after Saturday, but it isn’t easy to go anywhere and get good results these days in the Premier League.” “Although we are disappointed that we lost, because we see Man City as rivals for a European place, we can bounce back against Everton.” “It will be tough against a team that are also going for a top-six place but I am sure the lads can do it.”

Not much to add to what Barton has said. We are really impressed with Joey’s enthusiasm, and if he plays like he did in pre-season and last season at Man City, he can be a top player for the club. Joey could turn out to be one of Sam’s best buys for Newcastle. Certainly Allardyce lined up Joey as soon as he came to Newcastle, so we know Sam thinks very highly of the Liverpudlian.

What do you think? Let us know – comments always very welcome.

12 comments so far

  • aaron d

    Oct 4, 2007 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #1

    good news, cacapa will be available for the everton game.

  • Lull

    Oct 4, 2007 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #2

    Good interview by Joey and i hope he wont get into jail.

    aaron d – where do u get the news?

  • Bill F

    Oct 4, 2007 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #3

    Lull, Ditto just hope he aint up for selection for Wormwood Scrubs first 11.

  • ToonKing

    Oct 4, 2007 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #4

    lol Bill F

  • Craig Allen

    Oct 4, 2007 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #5

    Joey’s trial adjourned until 22 November

  • Arthur Prince

    Oct 4, 2007 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #6

    Boys What does LOL stand for ??

  • Craig Allen

    Oct 4, 2007 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #7

    luv our lads … lol

    it’s short for laugh(ing) out loud

  • Bill F

    Oct 4, 2007 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #8

    Arthur, you must be one of old school like me. I had to ask my son (some time ago), it is the new (ish) texting shorthand although some of the kids are so fast now they don’t need to use it so much. It’s playing havoc with correct grammar though. Back to Barton, the sentence for his misdemeanour is up to 5 years. Not likely to get that but don’t be too surprised if he gets a spell inside if found guilty. It would be annoying if this happened now he is nearly match fit again.

  • leo

    Oct 4, 2007 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #9

    imo was the abv that got me. in my opinion

    lmao means laughing out loud

    i would be gutted if joey got a jail sentence, i dont think he will though, i think he will get extensive community service. which would be worth getting a picture of

  • toonfan1

    Oct 4, 2007 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #10

    lmao means laughing my ass off
    lol means laughing out loud
    imo means in my opinion
    rofl means rolling on the floor laughing

    hopefully this helps if younger ppl (people) like me comment and put things like lmao or lol

  • Bill F

    Oct 4, 2007 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #11

    Thanks guysI will input that into my ZFKU (Zimmer frame keyboard unit) for future reference

  • hersdogg

    Oct 4, 2007 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #12

    is that craig allen from shields ?


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