Joey Barton Has Big Chance To Repay Newcastle Faithful


Joey Barton is back in training at Newcastle, and fans will hope he can come in, and help turn around the fortunes of Newcastle United, in the last crucial 5 games of the season.

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Joey Barton – big chance to repay Newcastle fans

That would be something, as Joey himself has said more than once, that he wants to repay the Newcastle fans, most of whom stood by him during his incarceration in jail last summer.

But Joey has unfortunately been injured almost all of this season, but he could be ready for Portsmouth on Monday night, and if he can play even half a game, and make a difference, and help us win that game, that would be a good first down payment to Newcastle fans.

Alan Shearer talked today about Joey:

“Joey has had treatment all over the weekend and if everything goes well with him over the next few days, we might have him in full training on Thursday or Friday.”

“He can also run on and get past the forwards, which, with all due respect, Nicky Butt, who is 34, can’t do”

“He does well in other jobs that he does, but he can’t get past the forwards, and if Joey is there to do that, then it would free up some other players.”

One reason we like Alan is because he’s so straight forward and honest – shades of Kevin Keegan.

Barton has managed just 31 appearances since being signed two seasons ago by Sam Allardyce, and he has never settled in the side at Newcastle – not yet anyway.

Barton has just five starts this season, but if he can get fit and start the last four games of the season, that would be great, especially if he can provide the spark that our midfield seems to be badly missing.

There’s still talk of Joe Kinnear coming back once he’s healthy to resume as manager on Tyneside,  but imagine what it would be like if the following scenario actually happens at Newcastle:

1) We get relegated
2) Alan Shearer leaves
3) Joe Kinnear resumes as manager

If that happens, then deep despair, doom and gloom will not be accurate enough to describe the dark mood that will prevail on Tyneside this summer, that’s for sure.

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40 comments so far

  • Wigaz

    Apr 21, 2009 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #1

    I really hope Joey comes back in & plays like we know he is capable in the last 4 games. It’s time to bring in some legs to a Fat Overweighht slow midfield. Out with Butt & Nolan in with Barton & Guthrie. We need energy in our midfield. How funny would it be if Joey barton of all people was the one player to save our season. Imagine the beauty of the press eatin humble pie. Class. Comon Joey son do it for the Toon army. Oh & by the way you other 10 need to pull your finger out & help too.

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  • Big Dave

    Apr 21, 2009 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #2

    looking forward to Joey’s return as he will allways give 110% plus we can do with his passing and his speed

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 21, 2009 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #3

    His past aside Joey shows passion and determination in what little we have seen of him.

    Anyone watching Liverpool match?

    Listen to the crowd – that is what we need on Monday – NO excuses!!!!!

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  • edburn

    Apr 21, 2009 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #4

    Chance to repay us?

    Maybe he can team up with his fellow ex jailbird Ranger and rob a bank?

    Ha I’m only joking, I hope Barton shows us how good he really can be.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 21, 2009 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #5

    Please say someone is watching Liverpool – Arsenal – what a match!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 21, 2009 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #6

    Please say someone is watching Arsenal – Liverpool – what a match!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 21, 2009 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #7

    Where are my comments?

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  • jimiley

    Apr 21, 2009 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #8

    Liverpool v Arsenal. They play a different game to NUFC. I know why we are genuine relegation fodder. Choke on your beer Ashley. Gets rid of KK in favour of Wise and then sacks Wise 7 months later. Joke club!!!

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  • Soren

    Apr 21, 2009 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #9

    Can’t wait to have Joey back, he will bring much much much much needed pace and passing ability. Him and Guthrie could be a decent partnership either in a 4-4-2 or in a 4-3-3 with either Butt, Smith or Geremi. Both have a good eye for passing the ball and are decent tacklers, but most of all they are faster than a Butt/Nolan combo.

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  • jimiley

    Apr 21, 2009 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #10

    Liverpool and Arsenal are playing football our team of old overpaid plonkers can only dream about. The only good thing about NUFC being relegated is that MA would really choke on his pint. Never heard from him for a while have we? Despicable. He sacks KK to retain Wise and then sacks Wise 7 months later. Joke club!!!

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  • simon376

    Apr 21, 2009 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #11

    Year Graeme, what a game. If only we could turn the clock back a few years.

    So much for Ashleys 5 year plan, to keep up with this lot at our rate, more like a 50 year plan needed

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  • Norn Iron Magpie

    Apr 21, 2009 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #12

    A spades a spade wor Al,
    Butts an ass,
    Oops that dont make sense.
    You know what i mean though… Lol

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  • Norn Iron Magpie

    Apr 21, 2009 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #13

    There’s a vid of MLB over the first 2 comments!! Whats that about? Have i got adware or something?

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  • IrishMan

    Apr 21, 2009 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #14

    I agree with jimiley. Watching the absolutely amazing game between Liverpool and Arsenal brought home to me how far we have slipped form the Bobby Robson era. How sad. The skill, passion, and energy was so entertaining.

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  • Macedonia toon

    Apr 21, 2009 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Alan Shearer talked today about Joey:
    “He can also run on and get past the forwards, which, with all due respect, Nicky Butt, who is 34, can’t do”

    Finaly, true words about WORST midfierder in the league.

    The biggest lie about him: His experience can save Newcastle.If I remember his experience didn’t save Birmingam:):):):) Play Joey instead and maybe we have a little chance to survive…

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  • Hugh de Payen

    Apr 21, 2009 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #16

    I was thinking the same thing as you guys watching Liverpool v Arsenal: goal-ridden top of the table matches used to be our forte at one time.

    It’s hard to believe it’s all gone so wrong.

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  • IrishMan

    Apr 21, 2009 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #17

    I don’t know what has happened to my comments. A lot of problems with this site recently Ed, like the team.

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  • Rodzilla

    Apr 21, 2009 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #18

    Norn Iron Magpie

    …yeah, the site is being taken over by evil adbots from the planet Plarg.

    I’ve blocked the incredibly annoying pop-over ones with a Firefox add-on, but the video ones still remain – unfortunately.

    …and this comment probably won’t even show as the site seems in a bit of a state this evening.

    Damn those evil adbots.

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  • Danish_Magpie

    Apr 22, 2009 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #19

    I think the starting line-up is starting to take shape… I belive Shearer will put out the following team:

    …………………..Harper………………….

    Beye……Edgar….Bassong…..Enrique

    …………Barton…..Butt….Jonas……….

    ……………………Owen……………………
    ………….Martins………..Carroll……….

    He may go with Nolan or Duff instead of Jonas, and he may play Ryan Taylor at RB and push Beye into CB with Bassong and not play Edgar.

    Do you guys agree this is how Shearer will line our team up? (ie. what you THINK not what you hope).

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 22, 2009 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #20

    we WILL get our selves out the mire believe is all you can do

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 22, 2009 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #21

    new home kit

    http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1634875,00.html

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 22, 2009 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #22
  • beyethegreat

    Apr 22, 2009 at 8:20 AM

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 22, 2009 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #24

    what do you think

    http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1634875,00.html

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 22, 2009 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #25

    my comments arent showing

    http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1634875,00.html

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 22, 2009 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #26

    my comments arent showing

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 22, 2009 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #27

    why are my coments not showing

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  • beyethegreat

    Apr 22, 2009 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #28
  • beyethegreat

    Apr 22, 2009 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #29
  • beyethegreat

    Apr 22, 2009 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #30

    http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1634875,00.html new kit !

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  • ronaldeano

    Apr 22, 2009 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #31

    They ARE showing Beye!!

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  • dougnufc

    Apr 22, 2009 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #32

    The kit looks pretty bad at first glance, but after awhile it starts to look pretty cool.

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  • sahota

    Apr 22, 2009 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #33

    @jimiley you said “He sacks KK to retain Wise and then sacks Wise 7 months later. Joke club!!!”

    You should be happy he sacked Wise. Atleast he has finally admitted his mistakes rather than just not recognizing what wrong he has done. I am not fan of MA myself, but you should appreciate when it needs and criticize when required. I think he kicked off wise, it was good thing. Yes KK resigned due to wise and at that time MA made a mistake of letting KK go and keeping Wise. Come on guys just be positive for time being. We should not just criticize for sake of criticizing someone. I think end of season will bring major changes whether we get relegated or not. I think MA should come in open and share his plans with clear goals set. Personally we should not get JK back as manager, I think fans should just surround St. James Park and should not go away till MA announces Shearer as Manager.

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  • Stevo

    Apr 22, 2009 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #34

    Where’s my comments?………………..

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  • brownrob

    Apr 22, 2009 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #35

    Can someone post an alternate link for the new kits… I cant access the main site from work 🙁

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  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 22, 2009 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #36

    Steve O,

    I had loads of problems last night.

    Like the new strip – lost the collar and the blue.

    It will look good in either prem or championship!

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  • DanToon

    Apr 22, 2009 at 9:52 AM

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  • DanToon

    Apr 22, 2009 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #38

    Zoom in and look at the poor quality it’s an adidas after thought. Shocking!

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  • Natureboy95

    Apr 22, 2009 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #39

    danish mag, yeah team looks good.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 23, 2009 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #40

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