Barton and Newcastle Face Angry Fan Reaction

The Sunday Mirror is reporting today that most Newcastle fans want Joey Barton dismissed from the club.


 Joey Barton – in big big trouble because of fan reaction

We have had two polls on Barton in the last month or so – and here’s the results of the polls.

What Should Newcastle Do With Barton?

* Sack Him (47%, 1,001 Votes)
* Keep Him On Half Wages (29%, 617 Votes)
* Sack Him After Dabo Trial (13%, 266 Votes)
* Keep Him On Full Wages (8%, 159 Votes)
* Don’t Know (3%, 65 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,108

In an earlier poll we had simply asked should Newcastle keep Barton and the results were:

Should Newcastle Keep Joey Barton?

* No (55%, 1,457 Votes)
* Yes (39%, 1,043 Votes)
* Don’t Know (6%, 171 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,671

You can still vote in both polls – if you haven’t yet done so – they’re in our poll corner on the right.

In the polls 60% and then 55% of the fans want him fired, but that’s hardly overwhelming.

But also most of our readers don’t even want us to have stories on the Barton saga, which has dragged on too long, and they seem fed up with the negativity it’s bringing to the club.

We also believe the current thinking at the club is to keep him, because Newcastle would have sacked him by now, if that was the action they were going to take.

Frank Gilmour of the Independent Newcastle United Supporters Association feels that Newcastle are making a big mistake if they do keep Barton.

He warns that Barton could face an angry reaction from Newcastle fans, if he is allowed to play for Newcastle United again.

Gilmour said:

“In any other job Barton’s shameful actions would have meant instant dismissal.”

“As a union man I represent employees at industrial tribunals and if an ordinary worker had done what Barton did on two occasions I would simply be unable to defend them.”

“I have seen his assault in Liverpool city center on CCTV and can’t believe that Newcastle are planning to hold talks with him and his representatives.”

“He should be sacked on the spot.”

Here’s the assault in Liverpool, if you haven’t seen it yet.

We’ve resisted putting this violent video on our site up till now.

Derek Wake, a season ticket holder for 25 years at the club, believes that Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan was wrong to support Barton and provide him with a character reference.

Wake said:

“They should tear up his contract. He should not be allowed to be part of a great club like ours.”

Certainly, as I’ve said before, in my experience at IBM, if Barton had been an IBM’er he would have been shown the door a long, long time ago, but that’s in the real world.

Footballers live in an unreal world, where everything is done for them, and they are mollycoddled far too much – and it’s no wonder some of them still act like little babies on the field sometimes.

But we hastily add that the rest of the Newcastle squad seem to be mature lads, like Harper, Owen, Geremi, Butt, Milner, Taylor …. to name just a few.

26 comments so far

  • toonoot

    Jul 6, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #1

    Welcome to the unreal world of Newcastle United. Sign someone new and divert our attention from this nonsense!

  • Mac

    Jul 6, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #2

    He won’t recieve an angry reaction. I’ll be at his first game back and i won’t be booing. I don’t think many people will. Newcastle players only get booed for there performances on the pitch

  • Spyro

    Jul 6, 2008 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #3

    AC Milan President

    “I can say that Ronaldinho rejected an offer from Manchester City, who were proposing twice as much as Milan.”

    LOL! Thaksin is practically shovelling money at his targets and still getting rejected.

  • natedawg

    Jul 6, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #4

    dunno dont really no the full details , not in a position to judge.

  • kizza

    Jul 6, 2008 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #5

    EVERYONE…. i have news thats a bit late…. but Ameobi is joining Glen Roader at Norwich in the next few days.

    Didn’t anyone watch that pre-season training interview Glen gave to skysportsNews on thursday/friday.

    Well if you didn’t he talked about Norwich and when asked about signings he replyed…
    “we are on the verge (or very hopeful…I cant remember exactly) of signing a premiership player”

    Now everybody knows that Glen is an admirer of Ameobi (when Glen took charge his goal ratio averaged a goal every 2 games)and he has tried to sign him before and even tried to get him on loan last January.

    Players don’t get trasfered on a weekend so expect some news on the deal sometime next week.

  • RaNdOm NeRd

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #6

    barton go away

  • GraemeR

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #7

    He was a bad buy even before his LIverpool escapde – Fat Sam and Fat Fred should take a look at themselves – especially FSA who is still supporting the convicted thug.

    Get Rid – but sue if he goes to another club within his contract period – same as Chelski with Mutu

  • Geordie Nick

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #8

    i can guarantee tht ther wont be an angry reaction to barton at all, he will be supported my the majority of fans, and the majority of fans i know want to keep him anyway, its just ppl on this site tht want rid, but then again most of the ppl on this site obviously dont get out much cos they on here 24/7 and if they did get out more often dwn town they realise tht fights like wat happnened wiv barton happen constantly nowadays, im not saying its ok to do it, but thts life these days and ther not a lot we can do about it, ppl need to stop trying to take the moral high ground

  • JJ

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Sometimes its hard being a manager. I don’t have all the information to make this decision.
    Interesting comments made by BSA though.

    My personal feelings I will put to one side I will abide with KK’s decision – and show KK respect by not voicing it – I’m a team player (in a supporting role like the 50000 other Geordies, and many more outside the SJP).
    I will resist being pulled around, and told what to think by a journalist whipping up an apparent frenzy just to sell papers.

  • valle

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #10

    Ed… I see you still have a competition “Who Will Now Win Euro 2008?”, any prices for a correct answer?

  • Leo

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #11

    i personally will not boo him because that would be counter productive on what the team is trying to do on the pitch

  • Steeley

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #12

    Ed, RE: the new banner and Uros, I’ve been to Slovenia and have swam out to the castle in the middle of the lake and its amazing!! I would recommend it to anyone who fancies a new up and coming holiday destination for cheap. It more beautiful than Amsterdam and Prague, easily!!

  • Sav

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #13

    Sorry, but Frank Gilmour, whoever he is, does not represent (and never will) anyone who cost his firm 5.5million quid.
    And if the firm could afford to write that off, I daresay Frank would be first in line to say ‘howsabout a wage rise, then?’
    Lets get this straight:The court system is for justice and punishment, its not the clubs responsibility. The firm that is NUFC can really only wag the finger because he was boozing at 5am and he has seriously devalued himself as a club asset. We signed him knowing he had discipline and alcohol problems (a mistake in my view, but too late now) so NUFC haven’t a leg to stand on legally. And they are not going to write off 5.5 million or see some other club take Barton on a free. We are stuck with him.

  • The Kaiser

    Jul 6, 2008 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #14

    I dont know much about the Dabo thing (alough Dabo seems a bit of a tool especially after what he said about us). What I do know is that after a few sherberts on a night out if a little group of charva kids started slagging off your family regarding racial murder infron tof a big group of people I’m sure the majority of u wouldn’t put your arm around the little b*st*rd and buy him a Big Mac. Fair enough Barton went over the top in his reaction but I think he’s got to be given a last chance. My reason for this being… If he does’nt understand now after everything (jail, Court etc) how close he is to losing everything he’s built in his career, he never will and I’d be happyfor him to leave. However if he can take all this on board get help and knuckle down in the same way Tony Adams or Paul Merson did when they were troubled he might get back to the form that saw him playing for England (not that I think they’d let him in the England team again) and that can only benefit us as a team. Dont listen to the Newspaper Hype they are full of shyte.

  • beye the great

    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #15

    i dont go to many games but if i did i would not boo for many reasons 1 is the exact same reason as the kaiser said if you had some little chavs callin you allsorts you wouldnt take too kindly to it now would you the 2 is kk is backing him this means we should back kk which in turn means backing barton the 3rd is he could actually turn in to a better player than previous because he may have a clear and more mature head

    and off topic i am fettin seriousely irratated by andy dunn off the news of the world every chance he gets he likes to call us dillusional and any other thing he can think off which wouldnt be soo bad if he actually done some research and found this out for himself but he just goes along with a sterio type which is doing my tits int o be honest

  • stjames

    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #16


    What’s with the girls at the end of your article? Are the hookers looking for jobs or what?

  • Chicken

    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #17

    I reckon the reaction Barton gets from the fans will be mixed.

    The charvers will get behind Barton because they think it’s normal to get mortal on a weekend and then kick seven shades out of someone.

    All the rest of the decent fans will not support him but most will probably be too scared to boo him for fear of getting seven shades kicked out of them by the 3 charvers sat behind them.

  • Obafan

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #18

    1. Barton was defo not our best midfielder in the last couple of games last year.
    2. How many chances has he already had in the past???
    3. A ‘normal’ employee would be sacked the first hour after the fight in Liverpool. So why should NUFC not do that.
    4. Having him in our team will scare players to come to NUFC. I’m sure of that. Who wants to be involved in a fight; like the Dabo thing.
    5. He is a disgrease to NUFC; the club’s reputation is going to be damaged if we keep him.

    Conclusion: Sack that dangerous guy!

  • Hadrian

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #19

    the papers are trying to force our hand here , i dont think we should let them .

    p.s . im in the keep barton camp , last chance saloon .

  • Nick Dryden

    Jul 6, 2008 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #20

    The chavs in Liverpool had nothing to do with Barton putting a cigar out in a 15 year old’s face.
    Just deal with the fact that Barton is a pathological social misfit and stop giving him endless 2nd chances. I can’t see that Barton would bring any harmony to the dressing room whatsoever and it’s an open secret players have already refused to join NUFC because of Barton.
    Allardyce’s arrogance backfired spectacularly but I don’t seem him offering to pay Joey £60K a week, hence the now feigned suicide concern in an attempt to cover his own arse. I would rather save 12m in more wages and accept our losses. We are a national disgrace if we don’t do the right thing and kick barton out right now. the delay is already embarrassing and damaging.

  • ScottyT

    Jul 6, 2008 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #21

    completely agree obafan.

  • Davies

    Jul 6, 2008 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #22

    Sack him, he’s a liability.

  • SwedeEric

    Jul 6, 2008 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #23

    Kick him out is my answer…

  • Sav

    Jul 6, 2008 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #24

    Not worth debating the ethics of keeping or selling Joey Barton, but since when did ethics come into it? We knew he was a chav when we signed him but he’s not taking Ashley’s daughter out so that’s all in the past.
    Weigh the moralising and naysaying of hypocritical rags like the Mail and the Sun against Mike Ashley’s 5.5million hard-earned and I think I can guess which side he’ll come down on.

  • Frankieboy

    Jul 6, 2008 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #25

    N ick D
    Thats what I said about Barton and fat sam last night and boy was I abused.
    Exactly Fat Sam is covering his own guilty arse. He cares about himseldf and nowt else he really does not give a shit about Barton

  • Punk Skunk

    Jul 6, 2008 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #26

    Who gives a monkey’s what the rags say & those that vote in rags?..They’re just trying anything to f*%^ us up…As per usual…
    …Let’s MOVE ON!..They will try anything to disrupte NUFC, that will NEVER change!..
    …Toon, Toon!..


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