The People is reporting today that Newcastle Manager Kevin Keegan will go in front of an FA Disciplinary Committee and plead Joey Barton’s case, on the player’s behalf.
Kevin Keegan – committed to Joey Barton
The fans seem to be split on whether Newcastle should sack Barton, and in our most recent poll, with over 1800 votes cast so far, 53% want Newcastle to keep Joey, 40% want him sacked and 7% just aren’t sure.
But Kevin is nothing if not truthful, and he will be doing what he thinks is right and there’s no doubt that he wants to help Joey Barton turn the corner.
Whether Joey actually deserves the help he is being given, is a completely different matter.
Keegan believes Barton is a changed man after his two months in jail for assault and affray, but Barton may also face a potential 15-game ban from the FA, for his attack on former Manchester City team-mate Ousmane Dabo.
Kevin will now back the player at the meeting in Soho Square, and he told The People:
“If you believe they have turned a corner, you believe they have turned a corner. If you believe it, what is wrong with saying it?”
We don’t really see anything wrong in what Kevin is doing, because he really believes he is doing the right thing.
And we all know Kevin has a heart of gold, and will always believe in people, probably too much at times, but that’s just one aspect of his personality that makes him such a top football coach.
It’s no wonder why the players on the field are so committed to him and the Newcastle cause – now you know why – he is just as committed to them – and they all know it.
Joey is a lucky man, that’s all we will say.