Joey Barton Will Be Key Player For Us – Kinnear


Joe Kinnear is certainly happy to have Joey Barton back in Newcastle’s midfield, and believes the Liverpudlian can be a big player for Newcastle United, as they prepare for the relegation battle which lies ahead, for a third season on the trot.

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Joey Barton – key player for Newcastle United

The former Manchester City captain played the full match against Carlisle United behind-closed-doors at the club’s training ground on Tuesday.

Joe Kinnear feels that Joey is the sort of player Newcastle will need in their run-in to the league this season:

“Having Joey back is a big bonus,”

“I thought it was important to give him a run out at Blackburn and then again in Tuesday’s game with Carlisle.”

“He has a great desire to win and is a box-to-box midfielder who will give his all.”

“He could be a very important player for us between now and the end of the season.”

We need quite a few of our players to find their very best form, if the club is to actually avoid the drop this season, which looms larger than at any time since we entered the Premier League in 1993.

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825 comments so far

  • Dan_Scott157

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #1

    What is all this about Man City bidding for Given. There is nothing on the SSN website.

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  • toonoholic

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #2

    Eds on a roll of articles.
    u wink and u might miss one !

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  • Dan_Scott157

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #3

    I know you can just imagine him typing away like a lunatic. This is probably the most regularly updated of all the Newcastle websites.

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  • Dan_Scott157

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #4

    I can’t believe that supposed £15 million pound bid for that Italian striker is doing the rounds now.

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  • Ben_BKK

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #5

    To be honest Dan_Scott, there’s not much competition, at least not from the official site 😛

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  • Dan_Scott157

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #6

    £15 million could probably buy you Afellay for PSV. A goalscoring midfielder, which is something we are crying our for.

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  • Dan_Scott157

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #7

    *from

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  • William

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #8

    NEWCASTLE LOAN UNITED

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  • toonoholic

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #9

    for 15mn u can get moutinho or veloso
    u will get poulsen and arteta combined for 15mn !

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  • Dan_Scott157

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #10

    Ben_BKK

    Well theres still nufc.com, true-faith, chronicle live, Newcastle United-mad, Newcastle-Online, Toon Army USA, MagpiesZone.com.

    All of these Ed updates more regularly than.

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  • Dan_Scott157

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #11

    What household item would everyone else on here start banging their head off if we payed £15 million for a 27 year old striker we don’t need.

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  • Mags

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #12

    Back to the topic – Barton – I think we will be very glad of him, especially as Guthrie is on crutches and I have little faith in cashley getting any money out for new signings.

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  • toonoholic

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #13

    for 15 mn u can get 1/4th of kaka !

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  • Micky Toon

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #14

    Man City are a joke. If you look into how they handled the Kaka business you’ll see how much of a joke they are. They are as clueless as our lot, but the happen to have a bottomless pile of cash at their disposal. They have been niave in their approach to Kaka and have been soundly slapped down by AC Milan.
    They are going to pay £14m for Craig Bellend. FFS he’s worth no where near that amount. City are spending live a charver that’s just won the lottery.

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  • Dan_Scott157

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #15

    no i think £25 million is 1/4 of Kaka.

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #16

    dan

    that would have to be the couch-its softer

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  • toonoholic

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #17

    oh yeah damn. my fault.
    guess 1/6th of kaka.

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  • Micky Toon

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #18

    Oh yeah Barton. I thought he was off? David Craig was very confident that Barton wouldn’t be seen in a NUFC shirt ever again. In an ideal world I would say bin Barton just because he’s a nasty litt s**t. However he does have talent and he is probably one of our best players at the moment, so we need to keep him in the team and playing to his full potential.

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #19

    micky toon

    i agree if citeh are payin that much for bellaz than they can atleast pay 15 mil for given

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  • toonoholic

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #20

    i bet david craig is a 7 yr old kid who gets grounded for taking a piss .

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  • Dennis Twice

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #21

    NEWCASTLE LOAN UNITED

    Main Loan Investor: Mike Ashley
    Buyer: Dennis Wise
    Authority of relegation battle: Derek Limbiaz

    Two loans, 0 buys

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  • AndrewNUFC

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #22

    If Bellamy, a striker who is past it, is worth 14 million then Given must be worth at least 20 million. Given must be one of the best keepers in the world and if City are offering 7 million they can also give us Joe Hart and Steven Ireland.

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  • toonoholic

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #23

    beyethegreat
    craig gordon is 9 mn
    huertho gomes is 8 mn

    buffon is valued at 36 mn.

    given might not be buffon but i think he is close to buffon and currently better than that twat cech who came for 20 mn.
    honestly given shld be between 20 to 35 mn.

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  • Dan_Scott157

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #24

    Craig Bellamy – 29 and a half years old, played only 4 or 5 good games for West Ham after being injured most of the time and is suddenly valued by Man City as a £14 million pound player. Has a horrible attitude (i think they call it little man syndrome) which causes him to act like a prick. Goal record is one every 3 games and will no doubt start twisting if he’s dropped to the bench.

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  • Dennis Twice

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #25

    Loic Remy? Who is this…

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  • Jay K

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #26

    After the west ham match there were reports that bellamy went for Given am i right so they would not be in the same team.

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  • Micky Toon

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #27

    It’s ironic that given would be worth a lot more if we had a better defence. I sometimes think that he isn’t given (no pun intended) enough credit for keeping us out of the crapper. If we had someone like Hooper(remember him lads and lasses) in the sticks we would have suffered far more defeats and had far more goals conceded than we currently have.

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #28

    cant disagree given is worth way more than bellaz

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  • boater

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #29

    I have to assume that the water supply in Newcastle has been contaminated… Given worth 20mil+????

    Try… 7 mil – if we’re lucky. 33, shorter than most, fails to clear his lines, marshall the defense, come for set pieces at the right time, awful distribution, team does statistically better without him.

    I would take 7mil and run.

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  • Ally

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #30

    i think we should try and milk as much money as possible from city.

    i would sell for the figures that are being banded about 12-13mill!

    nd then use that money to get a few new faces through the door.

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  • bozo

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #31

    I know it’s off topic but a lot of you still seem to believe the debt of our great club was going to lead to bankruptcy. This is simply not the case a debt if 80 to 100 million is not excessive in the premier league much smaller clubs like Fulham have much larger debt (approx £150 000 000) this if for a club with a significantly lower income.

    The much touted threat of the club going under is just more MA spin to justify his lack of spending.

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #32

    boater

    given is class and if bellaz is worth 14 mil given is worth min 15 mil

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  • LooneyToon

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #33

    Joey Barton is exactly what we are lacking in the centre of the park…He can dominatea game ( Villa being a prime example) and drive us forward instead of back or square….

    I have a sneaky feeling Joseph is rubbing his hands at the prospect of playing an integral part in keeping us up…Fact of the matter is he owes the club big time for the past 18 month…

    Time to step up to the plate son and show how good you really are….over to you

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  • Pons Aelius

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #34

    DanScott157 –

    Bellamy’s obviously one of these people that can explode at the drop of a hat.

    I met him twice at Newcastle RVI when he was on one of Newcastle’s Community things and he seemed really canny!

    Saying that I hope Coloccini breaks him in two when we play Man City. He’s still fast as F^(k.

    I think it’s when he’s on the pitch that his attitude takes over.

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #35

    whats grinding people??

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  • hitman

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #36

    spot on bozo

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  • Toon_Ksk (ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!)

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #37

    I can’t believe we are linked with a 15m move for a single striker who isn’t better than what we have. Quite bad media reporting I must say, the reporters don’t even do their homework. JK was contemplating a 10mil move for Mbia, so where did the 15mil come from?

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #38

    14.15 Brazilian defender Kleber has revealed he expects to leave Santos in the current transfer window. The 28-year-old has been linked with Chelsea, who could be in the market for a left-back following Wayne Bridge’s move to Manchester City.

    wasnt ther a rumour that cockney eyed wise went to brazil to scout??? kleber is class

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  • lesh

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #39

    Ah, Joe speaks… great to have Joey back, great asset etc…..

    What price Wise takes that as a signal to sell him?

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  • HalftimeBovril

    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #40

    LooneyToon

    That’s of course IF he is not sold this month and that is a big if at this club

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