The Sunday Mirror reported more nonsense yesterday on Newcastle United, so we suppose we should be used to it by now.
Joey Barton – not leaving Newcastle
They reported that Newcastle’s Board will try to offload Joey Barton in the summer, in order to try to recoup the £5.8M they paid Manchester City for the player eighteen months ago.
The Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear revealed recently that Barton will not return to first-team action until possibly Marc
That follows his slight tear to his right medial ligament in his knee he sustained last month, in the 2-2 draw with Wigan. The injury is apparently healing very slowly.
But what Newcastle are missing in their squad right now is an attacking and creative midfielder, and that sounds exactly like the player Joey Barton is, so why would we ever sell Joey?
Yes, he’s done a lot of wrong in the past, there’s no doubt about that, but Joey now has a good opportunity to put all that behind him. And although that could be difficult for him, he will get the chance to do just that at Newcastle United.
And by the way, manager Joe Kinnear has no intention whatsoever of letting Joey leave Newcastle.