Mental Health More Important For Joey Barton

Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton will not be playing for the club any time soon, according to therapist Peter Kay at the Sporting Chance Clinic in Hampshire. That’s where Joey is receiving treatment right now.


Joey Barton – forget about him playing football anytime soon

Barton is receiving treatment at the clinic after being released from prison on bail just last Thursday. He had been remanded there, after being charged with assault after an apparent night out in Liverpool. And that was at 5:30 am in the morning.

Therapist Peter Kay at the clinic, has told people Joey will not be available to Sam Allardyce until at least after his next court appearance in Liverpool, on January 16th. That just happens to be the date of our FA Cup 3rd round replay at St. James’ Park with Stoke City.

Kay told The Guardian yesterday:

“Until the 16th of January, Joey will be with me 24 hours a day.”

“As for him playing, it will not be happening in the near future.”  ” There are bail guidelines we are adhering to and we’re concentrating on the work we need to do, which is going well.”

“We do not play keepy-uppy in the garden; we do work of a different nature.” “We are getting on with the work we need to do, which is separate from football, and I could not hope for anything better than what is happening.”

It appears that Sam Allardyce wanted to keep Barton fit within the guidelines of his bail, but Sam may be jumping the gun in wanting Joey to play for Newcastle as soon as possible. Joey may even end up back in jail.

Kay insists the player’s mental rather physical health is his immediate concern – and he is so very right on that one.

This is not the time to see Joey Barton playing for Newcastle United, and he first has to sort out this current misdemeanor, and then plan out what treatment he should be having to help solve his obvious problems. That’s the first concern for Joey Barton.

Playing football is secondary right now, that’s for sure.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Leo

    Jan 8, 2008 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #1

    hes not getting any training done at the moment, because peter key is just making him MENTALLY FIT bollox that is just stupid, he needs to be keeping himself in tip top fitness physical that is

  • true

    Jan 8, 2008 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #2

    ok lets forget about him for the season
    I just hope our Insurance can at least claim his wages back or better still right him off and claim back his transfer fee!
    Either way I bet Ashley has a big ? over BSA ability to spend his cash 🙂

  • James

    Jan 8, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #3

    Sam : I want to buy Barton
    Mort : No chance

    One week later
    Sam : I want to buy Barton
    Mort: He doesn’t deserve to wear the black & white. Find someone else

    One week later
    Sam : I want to buy Barton
    Mort : Okay, on your head be it.

    A Few months later
    Barton in jail

    This year
    Undergoing treatment with a shrink

  • Benoz

    Jan 8, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #4

    If the guy can ever get over his off field mental problems he might return to his pre newcastle form. At the moment having Barton running around the field wastes valuable oxygen that other players could be using

  • Pete

    Jan 8, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #5

    With all the c*** this moron has done, the result must surely be that he’s put behind bars for a couple of years at some point soon? Get rid of him tbh, sell him if possible.

  • ChrisM

    Jan 8, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #6

    They have PETER KAY giving him treatment. Is he getting teatment through laughter?

  • ToonKing

    Jan 8, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #7

    Surely it’s not THAT Peter Kay…….is it ??? O.O ??

    This is a blow again….we won’t see him for a couple of months at least. I really wanted Joey to succeed , i like him and i can relate to him, but he fooked us over real hard.
    Let the club decide what to do with him.

  • Steeley

    Jan 8, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #8

    true – do you really think that any insurance company will provide cover for a players wages in case he ends up in the clink!? And certainly not for a player already with a court case pending for assault! The club will lose every single penny of his £45k weekly wage until the club decide to take action….which I presume wont happen until the guilty/not guilty verdict.

    Either way, Sam has been made to look totally and utterly stupid by this signing! Fatso has only himself to blame!!

    Right from the second his name was linked with us I said it was a bad idea! Having just got rid of the Dyers, Roberts, Bellamys and Bowyers – this little runt was the last kind of person we should have been trying to sign….no matter how good he was!!

  • GM

    Jan 8, 2008 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #9

    I hope the w@nker gets banged up, manCity must be p’ing themselves laughing at us for buying him, even when he was playing he was crap, couldnt pass, tackle score etc (now we are after another looser in Nolan) I just hope we have stopped his wages and inserted some sort of clause in the transfer deal that ment we didnt have to pay the money up front for him in case he was jailed for assaulting a colleaugue, coz he is odds on to be found guilty for that one given his previous.

  • Benoz

    Jan 8, 2008 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #10

    we wont have to pay his wages if he goes to prison, if Barton cannot be available to fulfil his contract then he will be in breach of contract. Different to being injured, at least an injured player can attend the clubrooms

  • Brian

    Jan 8, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #11

    He wont be much of a loss, apart from being injured he wasn’t all that good. I hate these players that bring shame on our club, he can go to hell for all I care.

  • Ashton

    Jan 8, 2008 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #12


    F&%k off you dirty monkey Mackem

  • keeganpleasecomeback

    Jan 8, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #13

    i just think its funny barton being treated by Peter Kay….maybe he can show him the way to amarillo

  • James

    Jan 8, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #14

    Ashton – I’m black and white through and through. That’s why I hate to see players playing for us that don’t deserve to.

  • Rich

    Jan 9, 2008 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #15

    good to see my comments where deleted Ed.



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