Joey Barton Can Make A Difference At Newcastle


As we reported yesterday, it looks like Joey Barton will soon be returning to training at Newcastle, and should be available for the last 5 games of the season.

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Joey Barton – will be good to have him back


Joey has had an injury hit season with two major injuries restricting his play this season.

Of course Joey served time in jail over the summer and this going to be a pivotal season for him, but we just haven’t seen much of him because of all the injuries.

Iain Dowie, assistant manager to Alan Shearer is apparently handling the media interviews this week to give Alan more time with the players.

Iain talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning about Barton’s fitness status:

“There has been a suggestion that Joey has had a setback somewhere, but that isn’t the case,” “Everything is fine with him and his recovery is on schedule as far as we’re all concerned.”

“He desperately wants to get back playing again and we are all looking at the Portsmouth game at the moment for him to do that. If that comes round a little too soon for him, then it will be the game after that.”

“We’ll have to see how he goes over the next week or so, but he is very determined, as you would imagine. That’s the sort of character he is and hopefully he can play some part in that game.”

There’s no doubt when Joey has been ion the side he’s added something and we need the box to box capabilities the player provides the team. And when he did play he seemed determined to repay the confidence most of the Newcastle supporters have showed in him, since his stupid escapades that finally landed him in jail.

But everybody likes a success story, and if Joey can coral his bad behavior and concentrate on playing good football at Newcastle, he can still have a good career, and at Newcastle too. We’d love to see that quite honestly, and hope his stupid behavior are things of the past.

But as we’ve said before, it’s completely up to him, but we’d love for him to come back against Portsmouth and play just great for the Magpies for the last 5 games.

We need heroes from somewhere to join Andy Carroll, Seb Bassong, Habib Beye, Steven Taylor and the like, who are stepping up to the plate when it matters most for the Newcastle cause.

Howay The Lads!!



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78 comments so far

  • edburn

    Apr 15, 2009 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #1

    Unless he can provide some creativity I’m afraid that he won’t have much of an
    Impact. We already have too many average midfielders – Nolan, Butt, Smith, Geremi… The list goes on.

    Having said that, I would love him to show how good he can actually be.

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  • bennytoon

    Apr 15, 2009 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #2

    shame he wont be fit for the spurs game. He at least offers comedy value if nothing else.

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 15, 2009 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #3

    He is the best out of a bad bunch but he won’t make a differnce really.

    He’ll be nowhere near fully fit and it takes him about 5 games to get into things!

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  • bennytoon

    Apr 15, 2009 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #4

    defoe is back for sunday. nice game to ease himself back.

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  • RyanToon

    Apr 15, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #5

    TELL ALL THE PEOPLE YOU KNOW

    NILE RANGER IS STAYING AT NEWCASTLE!

    HES SIGNED A NEW CONTRACT!

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  • edburn

    Apr 15, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #6

    Stick Beye on Defo and he won’t be any sort of problem for us.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #7

    Benny – I hear Bentley scored in the reserves last night. Ah bless he can score against kids.

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  • batty

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #8

    http://www.missteenqueenuk.com/?Page=Section:Contest2 <<<can you vote for my niece text francesca smith on 84205 costs 60 p plz vote

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  • bennytoon

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #9

    ryantoon- i told everyone at work and they dont know who he is. I told them he is an average kid at newcastle and they said good luck to him in div 1.

    Ashley is getting the kids signed up so he can get a fee for them if they excel in the first division.

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  • bennytoon

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #10

    batty- chelsea asson looks a bit ropey.

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  • bennytoon

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #11

    toon graeme- you mean the same kids that wenger played against you lot in the cup a couple of seasons back. remind me how many they beat you by?

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #12

    Well course Ashley will be selling the good young players!

    He’s thick as fck!

    But then again, he is a Spurs fan!

    Their not renowned for their intellect are they?

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  • edburn

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #13

    Stuart – what? Bennytoon, not intellectual? No!

    😉

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #14

    Benny – we always get beat in the cup games – hence the empty cabinet. Tool.

    Im pleased for Bentley as he has been bench warming for a while. I think missing that Penalty (pillock) infront of the nation/europe may have dented his confidence – glad to see he is getting back to his usual and will be bench warming again on Sunday.

    How was your trip over the bank holiday weekend. Get your moobs out on blackpool beach?

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  • Stevo

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #15

    Won’t make a difference Joey Barton being back?!……He was the only one playing his socks of up until he got injured when the rest didn’t really give a sh*t……..Barton being back will make a massive difference……it’s called ‘passion’.

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #16

    Stevo

    He takes five games to get up to speed, the season will be finished by then!

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  • Stevo

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #17

    Toon Graeme – Bennytoon’s moobs?………look more like womble snouts to me.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #18

    Steve O – Im forced to agree with you on that one. Some way he was thuggish for the way he had a go and enrique – I say Passion!

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  • Macas35

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #19

    While Barton hasn’t exactly set the world alight here yet we do need a player with the ability to play passes through to the strikers. Just hope he can get his fitness up soon.

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  • Stevo

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #20

    Stuart79 – I hear what your saying mate and i agree but I would rather have him on the pitch over any of our other mids.

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  • workyticket

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #21

    Stuart79 // Apr 15, 2009 at 10:09 AM

    “But then again, he is a Spurs fan!”

    Ashley isn’t a Spurs fan Stuart, that rumour was totally incorrect. He used to go and watch Chelsea.

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  • batty

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #22

    worky have you voted for me neice m8

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  • broon ale

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #23

    ah,, look who is here…Mr Moobs man..

    by the way moobs. the person who set up benny moobs is not me. i wouldnt waste my time doing that.

    as for knocking me back on facebook…yeah i guess you did,, if your version of knocking me back is accepting my friend request and messaging me privately about tom-toon.

    you’re one of the biggest losers on here… you’re one of the ugliest fella’s i have ever seen, you have man tits and you hang around on a newcastle forum every day..

    you seriously should be ashamed of yourself..

    your lass is!!

    send her my way! she deserves a real bloke.

    she doesnt like you wearing her bra’s anyway

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  • bennytoon

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #24

    toongraeme- i think bentley and a few of our fringe players might get a game on sunday. They will still be to strong for a bottom 3 side and it will give players like lennon and modric a break.

    My trip to dubai was great over the weekend. Met a few spurs fans in the hotel bar for the west ham game. Didnt see any geordies over there. Maybe its a bit pricey. I dont know.

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  • Stevo

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #25

    Toon Graeme – I know mate, probs wasn’t the best way he could have went about things but to be fair Enrique wasn’t (at the time) pulling his weight but I do appreciate that Enrique needed more time to settle in. For me, it’s past starting players for reputation…..it’s passion for me. I would go as far as dropping Martins for Carrol. I know Martins is quality and could get us 2 or 3 on the day but just doesn’t look up to scratch at the moment and Carrol is hungry for it.

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  • batty

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #26

    bennytoon have you voted

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  • workyticket

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #27

    batty // Apr 15, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    “worky have you voted for me neice m8”

    To be honest batty, I felt a bit pervy looking at all those sixteen year old lasses at my age! 🙂

    Will do it for you though batty!

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  • bennytoon

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #28

    broonale- hehe. what a strange lad you are. Did you have that last comment already typed out so you could quickly cut and paste it? haha. You never did explain the reasons behind trying to befriend me on facebook. Are you that lonely that you befriend anyone who talks to you on a blog? Even someone that slags you off?haha

    No wonder you are so annoyed with me. Rejection is upsetting isnt it. hahahaha

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  • bennytoon

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #29

    batty- I went all shy and looked away when i saw there ages. Your niece is a looker and i hope she wins but i wont be voting i am afraid.

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  • batty

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #30

    worky you tight fcker just like mike ashley lol

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  • batty

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #31

    bennytoon i got rope into it when i was down there at the weekend but i would do out for family m8

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  • Micky Toon

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #32

    Bloody hell, a full four day weekend, and people are still banging on about benny and his man boobs. Is it *that* bad that there’s nothing else to talk about on here.

    Come on we are playing the spuds at the weekend, lets get some football banter and micky taking going with benny, so he can finally have a reason for being on here other than his wannabe Geordie fantasies. 🙂

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  • Stevo

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #33

    Bennytoon + Newcastle Vs Tottenham = Torn.

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  • bennytoon

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #34

    stevo- agree, we will tear you a knew ass hole

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  • broon ale

    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #35

    moobs.. for the umpteenth time.. i added you because i thought you might be a decent lad.. considering football banter is supposed to be light hearted.. i deleted you soon afterwards as you privately messaged me about tom-toon. you blew your chance to prove you’re more than just a desperate wind up merchant becaue your first message was about tom_toon..

    it was me who knocked you back..

    as for saying its weird of me to add you in the first place… not as weird as a spurs fan hanging around on a newcastle forum every day of his life..

    you’re a complete gimp!!!

    you have a huge shiny bald bonce and massive man breasts..

    you have nothing going for you.

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  • workyticket

    Apr 15, 2009 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #36

    batty // Apr 15, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    “worky you tight fcker just like mike ashley lol”

    LOL. I’m deein’ it batty! My mobile’s on charge before I go out to the hospital though. As soon as that’s done I’ll vote. Honest!

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  • Stevo

    Apr 15, 2009 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #37

    Bennytoon – are you going to the match?

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 15, 2009 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #38

    Worky

    Does the word irony not mean anything to you?

    Your pedantic nature must have friends flocking round you….

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  • batty

    Apr 15, 2009 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #39

    worky why you going to the hospital m8

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  • workyticket

    Apr 15, 2009 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #40

    For a ‘gastroscopy’ batty.

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