Barton In Reserves Side At Middlesbrough Tonight

Joey Barton has just been named in Newcastle’s reserve side to face Middlesbrough tonight, as the midfielder attempts to get some real match practice in, following his long lay-off out of the game.

Joey Barton – plays for Reserves tonight

Barton completed his six-match ban last night, that was handed down to him by The Football Association, as he watched 10 man Newcastle’s magnificent effort against Manchester City from the dug-out.

If Barton comes through the game in good shape we would expect him to be on the subs bench against Sunderland, and be introduced to very loud booing at some point during the game.

Willie McKay is Barton’s agent, and is convinced Joey has turned over a new leaf and only too ready to prove this on the field. Willie talked to the Daily Telegraph this morning:

”After what he’s been through, there’s no way he will be daunted by playing at Sunderland even though it is such a passionate fixture,”

”Joey’s disciplinary record hasn’t been too bad so if he is selected he will be ready to make a fresh start and everyone can be sure he will give 100 percent for the Newcastle cause and show what a valuable player he can be for the rest of the season.”

We will not speculate on whether Joey has turned a new leaf, but he will need to get his head down and keep out of trouble, because he has to be on zero tolerance at the club from now on.

Also included in the Reserves tonight is Gateshead striker Andy Carroll, who made an appearance last night at St. James’ Park, and David Edgar also gets a game under his belt.

18 year-old promising Hungarian defender Tamas Kadar also gets his first run out of the season after finally recovering from a knee injury he picked up way back in July.

We expect both Joe Kinnear and Chris Hughton to be at tonight’s game, where some very good young Newcastle talent will be on view.  The KO time is 7:00 pm at Central Avenue, Billingham, and the very young Newcastle Reserves side will line up as follows:

Tim Krul, David Edgar, Tamas Kadar, Ben Tozer, Callum Morris, Jonny Godsmark, Joey Barton, Mark Doninger, James Marwood, Nile Ranger, Andy Carroll.
Subs from: Darren Lough, Shane Ferguson, Michael McCrudden, Brad Inman, Sami Ameobi, Greg McDermott.

72 comments so far

  • Ausgeordie

    Oct 21, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #1

    Barton will score.

    Also we need a better right wing than geremi….seriously…

  • Chris H

    Oct 21, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #2

    Members of the public were outraged to find several Spurs players playing football with a hedgehog. They were going to call the R.S.P.C.A but declined when they found out that the hedgehog was winning 4-0

  • Ausgeordie

    Oct 21, 2008 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #3

    Nice one Chris. I have to say as gutted as I am by our position it makes it easier to know that my most hated team is behind us. Three points against sunderland and I’ll be stoked

  • dougnufc

    Oct 21, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Richard branson has been asked to sponsor spurs but has had to decline, saying how can u have Virgin on the shirts of a team that gets f***ed every week..

  • Bill F

    Oct 21, 2008 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #5

    Looks like a cracking reserve team with lots of first team experience. Pity Aaron isn’t getting a run out.
    I was speaking to a Spuds fan today who was quick to remind me that Joe was in their team under Bill Nicholson. Love or hate them he was a class manager. Be great if he did half as well for us.

  • dougnufc

    Oct 21, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #6

    This team can thrash Boro

  • Whumpie

    Oct 21, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #7

    I still cringe at the thought of that yob in black and white – just too much bad stuff on his book.

    As for “Joey’s disciplinary record hasn’t been too bad” – only an agent could come out with that garbage.

    I really hope that he can put together several seasons of text-book sportsmanship, performance and role-modeling… but I suspect he’ll be sent off in the Mackems match (if not tonight) and that’ll be it until he’s sold in January – probably to the burger van.

    I really want to be proved wrong here.

  • seetow

    Oct 21, 2008 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #8

    nice one chris.. i’m betting those spurs players were woodgate, jenas and modric 🙂

  • Mark-O

    Oct 21, 2008 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #9


    All at other clubs mate, done nowt wrong for us. Last chance saloon tho.

  • broon ale

    Oct 21, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #11

    anyone else noticed how Stephen Ireland is turning into Antoine Sibierski? He used to wear his dead Grandma’s hair piece last year and now he is a baldy coot! haha

  • Born Again Geordie

    Oct 21, 2008 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #12

    Those of you still slagging Barton – please stop!

    OK I do not agree with what he did – he served his time.

    I do not agree with the fact he did what he did to his ‘team mate’ – he has served his ban done / doing his communitiy service.

    Fact – he is in our squad.

    Fact – JK as KK did, believe in him.

    On his day he is a great player and god knows we need a few of them now. This guy will play with passion and will give 100%.

    I will support him if the manager thinks he is fit to wear the shirt and can do a job for the team. Newcastle United has been getting s**t from every angle over the last two months. Lets galvanise and NOT keep turning on our own!

    Did anyone notice the reaction Ameobi got when he went off last night – everyone around me stood up and aplauded him off the field. That is the support our players need – regardless of what they have done in the past.

    Rant over 🙂

  • Eaststander

    Oct 21, 2008 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #13

    well said born again Geordie

  • james L

    Oct 21, 2008 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #14

    is it just me or does any one else think we should let joe kinear have the job full time.

  • Born Again Geordie

    Oct 21, 2008 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #15


    Cheers mate !

    I am a south east corner stander !!! lol

  • broon ale

    Oct 21, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #16

    james L. its just you. it would be another Roeder scenario if he got the job

  • M. Stockley

    Oct 21, 2008 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #17

    ive really missed joey, say what youlike about his off the field antics but for me he is a top player and i most concerned with what he does on the pitch…..good to have him back i say!

  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 21, 2008 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #18

    I dont think joey will start against scuumberland because of butts great performance yesterday!

    some people may disagree but Butt had a solid performance along with duff colo and bassong!

  • Ashton

    Oct 21, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #19

    He is our best CM .

  • M. Stockley

    Oct 21, 2008 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #20

    Turkish magpie- id prefer to see a barton/guthrie combo…but your right butt probably will get the nod, jfk rates him. this is the team id wanna see against the scum

    geremi colo tayls bassong

    duff guthrie barton nzogbia

    but i think butt and shola will start!

  • toooooonfan

    Oct 21, 2008 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #21

    If Andy Carroll is one of the best talents we have coming through the youth ranks then i think we should be worried. last night he was awful he may look ok in the reserves but in the prem league he will struggle, he runs like bamby and has no fight about him whatsoever

  • M. Stockley

    Oct 21, 2008 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #22

    i agree…i personally dont think carroll looks the part and i KNOW im likely to get shouted at for that,but my opinion.

  • steve

    Oct 21, 2008 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #23

    Can people stop saying give JK the job full time, jeez he’s only had two games – people have short memories – remember Roeder!!!

  • lesh

    Oct 21, 2008 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #24

    Re Chris H and his tasteless jokes at the expense of poor struggling Spurs………. here’s some more from today’s Guardian!!

    Tut tut!

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 21, 2008 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #25

    unfortunately i watched the game on a dodgy internet feed
    appaarentley bassong played well which makes me wonder why he isnt in the france squad i mean surely if boumsong can get in bassong can

  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 21, 2008 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #26

    m.stockly why not beye rb?

    his red card appeal should be succesful once he realises it cost us the game and a man for our derby!

  • 9 Shearer

    Oct 21, 2008 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #27

    Carroll is good probably JK told him to get onto the pitch to hold the ball and i think that is what he did.

    Beye will win the appeal if he doesnt I will get to know that FA are not fair if they would remove Terry`s red and not his.

    For sunderland

    I think Jonas and Owen wont be that ready and Barton is going to impress tomorrow for a call. Butt is exprienced for the occassion.

  • JJ

    Oct 21, 2008 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #28

    james L

    Its just you mate!!!

    Kinnear has got the spirit back but thats only because they now have leadership.
    Unfortunately Kinnear is no good as a tactitian.
    A) He took Oba off to soon which put us under a barrage of attacks with 9 men behind the ball.
    B) He should have put on Xisco instead of Carroll.
    If we got someone else in that can keep the spirit but be a better tactitian then we really only need two or three signings to be a quality side again.

    Those signings for me would be A) Striker eg: Zaki, B) Midfielder eg: Nolan and C) another defender eg: Lescott.

  • JJ

    Oct 21, 2008 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #29

    I got a feeling Beye’s card wont be recinded: So heres what I’d go with at Sunderland…





    Subs: Harper, Casapa, Enrique, Guthrie, Jonas, Xisco, Owen.

  • JJ

    Oct 21, 2008 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #30


    Carroll looked pathetic last night

    – week
    – slow
    – clumsy
    – didnt know what to do with the ball when he had it

    Rather blood him by sending him on loan again.

  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 21, 2008 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #31

    Carroll is a poor player, with a shocking attitude and dismal workrate, as showed everytime he gets a chance and at Preston.

    Kadar back = Automatic clean sheet.

  • 9 Shearer

    Oct 21, 2008 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #32

    JJ, Oba was from injury and he had done enough for the game.

  • Sun'lun's Burnin'

    Oct 21, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #33

    @ 9 Shearer and JJ

    Why in gods name would you pick nicky butt over danny Guthrie!!??!?!?!

    cant believe what im reading! you obv havnt been to a game this season!! Danny G has been probs our best player, real class act and a great prospect. Apart from that JJ has it right. 9 Shearer – Geremi is rank!

  • 9 Shearer

    Oct 21, 2008 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #34

    Give carroll a break he will do well.

    3:0, NUFC reserves win.

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 21, 2008 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #35

    will we beat the mackems

  • 9 Shearer

    Oct 21, 2008 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #36

    Sun’lun’s Burnin’ , am looking at the reality not in my fantasy world. I love Guthrie to play but there is no way he will start before Butt and Barton.

    Zogs started on the baench on a very important match yestreday.

  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 21, 2008 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #37

    Why should I lay off Carroll who:

    1. Assaults women.
    2. Shows no work-rate.
    3. Wont close down a defender 3 yrds away after only just coming on in a game where we can hang on and get 3 points.
    4. Is an idiot to people on the street.
    5. Swear and tell 8 years olds to ‘f*** off’ after he got subbed at Preston.
    6. Has a shocking attitude.
    7. Has minimal skill.

  • 9 Shearer

    Oct 21, 2008 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #38

    beyethegreat, we are going to win, we are in the era of Joe Kinnear not Chris Hugthon.

    I told you guys that we are done with a black september and we are now back to business.

    Barton is backkkkkkk

  • 9 Shearer

    Oct 21, 2008 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #39

    Toon_Tom relax keep the spirit for the derby we have to go make the loudest noise and bring down the stadium of light to the stadium of darkness…….

    They are going to have nightmares of Joe Kinnear and his new Crazy Geordies.

  • Rasko a.k.a Hadji

    Oct 21, 2008 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #40

    Lets do the Napoli formation 3-4-3





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