Barton Will Need To Get Used To The Bad Treatment

Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear called last night for an FA inquiry after both Newcastle players Joey Barton and Jonas Gutierrez were pelted with bottles, as they warmed up to make their entry into the games as substitutes.

Joey Barton yesterday – after he came on as sub

Barton had been using an advertising hoarding to warm up and do some stretching exercises on, but after the disturbance he was moved on by the police.

And Joey then kissed the Newcastle United badge on his tracksuit, as he was led away towards the dugout, further inciting the Sunderland fans, and that’s something he will need to cut out in the future. Something we saw Wayne Rooney also do yesterday to incite fans at his old club Everton, hardly a mature action on Rooney’s part.

But Newcastle fans will have to get used to the fact that now Barton is back, he will be solidly booed by away crowds, and even egged on by other players. It’s not going to be easy for the Liverpool lad, but we don’t agree with Kinnear either that it’s not his fault.

This is what Barton has brought on himself, and this is the hole that he dug for himself, and now has to get out of somehow.  And while we don’t condone this treatment by the fans, we nevertheless know it’s going to happen for quite a while.

Joey could do worse than use the way David Beckham handled the situation after the 1998 World Cup. In that vital game he was sent off in the quarter-final tie against Argentina, and even had death threats after that.

But that was one of the experiences that turned Beckham into the well adjusted adult he is now. even idolized now over here in the USA.  In those days David just took it all, and kept his cool for a player who then was just 23 years old.

Barton was a late substitute in the 2-1 defeat for Newcastle, the club’s first defeat on Wearside in 28 years.   🙁

Kinnear told the Shields Gazette after the game:

“I didn’t see it as I was watching the game, but it’s up to the FA to look at it”.

We wouldn’t be surprised if Joey starts against WBA on Tuesday evening, and he can start putting in some good games, because his salvation is surely in rescuing his football career, and becoming the great player for Newcastle we know he can become.

Comments welcome.

27 comments so far

  • scotty

    Oct 26, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #1

    No doubt, the mongers will get away with it!!! They have been for years……..

    Just go to show how far down the food chain they are with behaviour like this.

    I’m sorry but if people were throwing bottles and coins at me i’m sure i’d react – i totally defend Barton.

  • DanToon

    Oct 26, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #2

    We’ll just have to return the favour to their subs at SJP, lol

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 26, 2008 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #3

    i see notw are blaiming barton for the violence

  • daffy

    Oct 26, 2008 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #4

    the facts are barton is a total moron & wind up merchant, i do not condone anyone throwing coins or bottles at anyone but while the rest of the subs were concentrating on the warm up barton was more into inciting the crowd.

  • lacedaemonian

    Oct 26, 2008 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #5

    Their violence is just is just as bad as his. Why should he have to get used to it? What other walk of life would this be acceptable?

  • NorthernPaul

    Oct 26, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #6

    daffy you are talking total crap mate.

  • DanToon

    Oct 26, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #7

    Daffy mate, you’re talkin’ daft!

  • hitman

    Oct 26, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #8

    daffy your a prat,it was out of order what the scum did to barton and jonas…

  • liam

    Oct 26, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #9

    the behaviour of their fans didnt suprise me at all ….typical mackem scum

  • Toon Graeme

    Oct 26, 2008 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #10

    Im happy Barton is back on the pitch. Our boys did us proud singing his name yesterday (singing wise not the few who were involved in violence).

    He wont get such a booing at SJP and he needs to start on Tuesday. As does Jonas.

    The NOTW talk utter crap. There was violence before the match and after that had nowt to do with him. Even on the sunday suppliment on SP when the idiot from the sun (who hates barton also) was pulled up for suggesting this and was shot down as the violence was due to the passions of the supporters.

    Granted he had a bit of a wind up with the fans and he probably shoudlnt have but throing bottles and coins crosses that line. Just cause its barton doesnt make it acceptable. If we did the same in january we would get a right knacking.

    Interesting to see what happens.

    3 points on tuesday a must. Lets hope the teams playing today can do us a favour.

  • Toon1978

    Oct 26, 2008 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #11

    Bit off topic but do you lot think we should bring in Ramos?

  • RamyNUFC

    Oct 26, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #12

    Wouldn’t it be nice to see the scum docked 3 points for throwing bottles on to the pitch!!!

  • RamyNUFC

    Oct 26, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #13

    Not sure about Ramos. Thought he would’ve done a great job at Spuds but some of his tactics are a bit questionable lately.

    I know he was in a similar postition to Keegan in that he wasn’t in full control of the team. Maybe if he was given a free reign at toon he could do a job he certainly did at Seville but we can’t afford to take a gamble at the minute.

  • RamyNUFC

    Oct 26, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #14

    And still dont understand why you still buy sh**e rags like NOTW and The Sun.


  • beyethegreat

    Oct 26, 2008 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #15

    all i want is

    a new owner that will make good decisions and isnt scared of spending reasonable amounts of money

    a realy good manager with a proven record
    who plays good football

    for that manager to be given time even when things look really bad (this goes for us fans as well)

    big investment in our academy

  • Toon1978

    Oct 26, 2008 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #16


    He won silverwareat Spurs something us toon fans have seen nothing of in recent times. Ramos is a good manager and i think he would turn things around for us.

  • selly no skill

    Oct 26, 2008 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #17

    be nice to see a few more nufc players kissing the badge,turning up to reserve games and first team games when banned.barton is an idiot but he’s a class footballer who WANTS to be at nufc.if i was picking a team ,he would be in it.

  • RamyNUFC

    Oct 26, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #18


    Silverware would be great, being in the EPL next season would better.

    Thinking about it Ramos/Poyet probably could do well here but he would need to be buying the players, picking the team etc.

    FA investigating Scumderland FC over bottle being thrown onto the pitch!

  • Toon1978

    Oct 26, 2008 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #19


    How satisfying it would be for the F.A. to deduct 3 points over that incident.

  • RamyNUFC

    Oct 26, 2008 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Yeah take them off the scum and give them to us!!!

  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 26, 2008 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #21

    that would be great!:)

  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 26, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #22


  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 26, 2008 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #23

    Does any1 know weather we’ve signed Kevin Mensah? if he builds his reputation up like ranger is doing he could be a potential great

  • daffy

    Oct 26, 2008 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #24

    sounds like sour grapes to me , truth is barton is a little thug , if yous wanna defend him fine but i am glad hes not in our squad. Not nice to be beat by your local rivals is it? it may have been a while coming but oh how sweet. probably only get 1 more chance to beat yous again as youll be playing in the championship next season .

  • daydeburt

    Oct 26, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #25

    i hope joey stays on the right track, one of the lads today at my sunday team saw him at the lee evans concert last night drinking!! 100% true. i know its hardly a night club or a pub, but its still alcohol. And after what hes just said about being teetotal seems a little hypocritical. Please joey, keep it together, i thought he done well yesterday when he came on. Lay off the booze,MAN!!

  • tungston

    Oct 26, 2008 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #26

    joey barton will never change hes a wind up merchant and has made us a laughing stock, i watched him winding the sunderland supporters up he should get kicked out of football for good

  • Tom

    Oct 27, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #27

    Joeys had enough punishment.


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