Joey Barton wants to continue with Newcastle winning their games, as he talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today about our upcoming game at Fulham, and thinks the least the Geordie Nation deserves, is a successful team.
Joey Barton – Gerodie Nation needs successful team
Barton told the Evening Chronicle today:
“Fulham has always been a lucky ground for me and hopefully that will continue on Sunday.” “But this is not about me or any other individual at this club.”
“It’s all about winning games and giving the Geordie nation what they deserve – and that is a successful football club.”
Newcastle won 1-0 in this fixture last year, and yes you guessed it, Joey took the penalty with just one minute of injury time left, and slammed home the winner, and he was not even our official penalty taker. 😀
We then beat Fulham earlier this year, when Kevin Keegan got his first win since rejoining the club, after 10 games in charge, with a good 2-0 home win on 22nd March, and in front of a sell-out crowd of 52,293 fans.
“The Newcastle dressing room was a very happy place on Monday night and long may that continue. But we all know that one swallow does not make a summer.”
“Now we know that if we go to Fulham and win the game then, without getting too far ahead of ourselves, we can start looking at a place in the top 10 in the Premier League.”
“And this after being bottom of the table before our game with Aston Villa on Monday night.” “Now we are going to Craven Cottage after showing great spirit and character in our last two games with West Brom and Aston Villa.”
“We are trying to turn St James’ Park into a fortress, and don’t forget I have been there as an opposing player and it is not a nice place to go to.”
Joey has done great in the two full games he has played over the last 11 days, and he’s been a star in midfield for the Newcastle side.
“I felt a lot stronger on Monday night and I really enjoyed the win.” “I have to say that some of the performance from the other United players were immense and the back four was as comfortable as I have seen it for some time.”
We have showed definite signs of getting back to our best recently, but we’ve had so many false dawns we’re never sure when the sun is really coming up.
Let’s hope we see that sun at Craven Cottage on Sunday.
Howay The Lads.