Joey Barton Is Going Nowhere, Says Joey’s Agent


After the bad news this morning that Shearer and Barton were at each other’s throats after the Liverpool debacle, and that Barton has now been suspended from the Newcastle club indefinitely, Wilie Mckay, Joey’s agent,  has come out to say Joey is going nowhere. Really?

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Joey Barton – down and out – again? 
Joey was already on a short leash at Newcastle, after serving time in jail last summer, so this latest outbreak from Barton will do absolutely nothing to help him, and will only further tarnish him, with being big trouble – for any club.

However, although Alan Shearer was no doubt furious with Barton after Saturday’s game, (who wasn’t?), his agent Willie McKay expects the player to remain at the Tyneside club for the next 3 years to see out his contract of £65K/week. But we stress that will not be Willie’s decision.

Willie McKay talked to the Daily Telegraph this morning:

“It’s ridiculous for people to claim that Joey Barton has played his last ever game for Newcastle United because he has three years left on his contract at St James’ Park and he wants to honor that commitment,” 

“The club pay his wages and he is still absolutely 100 percent committed to the Newcastle cause and will be for the foreseeable future.”

“Obviously, though, it’s the club’s prerogative as to whether or not they decide they want to sell Joey or not but as far as he is concerned he remains firmly committed to doing his very best for the club.”

“Whatever people might say, Joey is still a very good midfield player.”  “When he’s fit he’s one of the best players on Newcastle’s books and clubs like that generally don’t get rid of their best players do they?”

“Even if Newcastle do get relegated, Joey would want to stay on and play his part in making sure they bounced straight back into The Premier League but obviously the club may decide to sell him.”

“That will be their decision.”   “I honestly think that in the cold light of day that the tackle wasn’t at bad as people first made out,”   “Okay, it was a foul, but you see lots of far, far worse tackles up and down the country that don’t get red cards.”

“It wasn’t a two-footed challenge and Xabi Alonso wasn’t badly injured.”  “But let’s remember who was Newcastle’s best player against Liverpool before that incident, and who was Newcastle’s most committed player before that incident? It was Joey Barton.”   

“He’s had a frustrating time recently because of his foot injury and this was his first game back so he’s naturally very disappointed that his season has been brought to an end when Newcastle need him.” 

It’s really difficult to defend Joey when he goes on like this – and if he was our best player before then, that’s even more reason for the club to be furious with him.

It’s what Alan said – he has again let both the club and himself down, and how many times he can do that without being sacked is a good question.

The best thing that Barton can do, for his own good, is lay low, and personally get in touch with Alan and apologize for his outbreak – but Shearer is a strong guy with an even  stronger will, and it may be the gaffer’s  already decided this man is on his way. You don’t cross Alan more than once.

Comments welcome.


75 comments so far

  • RyanToon

    May 5, 2009 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #1

    erm willy, i think the club will decide not you, you crook!

    sack scum barton

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  • Stuart79

    May 5, 2009 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #2

    He will be going to Wandsworth nick!

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  • Rorycn

    May 5, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #3

    Barton was newcastle’s best player before the red?

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  • dougnufc

    May 5, 2009 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #4

    I believe Duff was

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  • Toon Graeme

    May 5, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #5

    Of course the agent will come out and defend his client.

    I wonder what the conditions of his return to SJP were when Keagan saved his bacon.

    We dont need this right now like. We need out players 100% focussed on Monday.

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  • cooldj

    May 5, 2009 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #6

    i think barton had been one of the better players for sure and i still maintain if shearer had come out and kicked up a fuss over the decision we might have got it rescinded?

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  • punk skunk...

    May 5, 2009 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #7

    Why is this shit even news?..

    …Quick!..Let’s all buy into the NUFC bashin’ frenzy once again!..

    …Oh!..What fun!..

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  • Toon Graeme

    May 5, 2009 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #8

    Cooldj,

    I thought that yesterday – but having seen it over and over and over again I dont think it would have mattered.

    Any double footed challenge wouldnt get recinded. I racking me brains to find one that did.

    It IS a shame and disapointment that it has come to this – but we have to look on to Monday.

    Anyone see the stats for Sunday. Yes we were crap! Even Hull scored one past them!!

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  • punk skunk...

    May 5, 2009 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #9

    Aye cooldj,
    Shearer shoulda either supported our player or not been drawn into talkin’ about it!..

    …This is emblematic of what’s wrong with us!..
    …Too f***in’ emotional, can’t keep our traps shut & don’t know how to ‘work’ a situation!..

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  • punk skunk...

    May 5, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #10

    Toon Graeme,
    if that’d been gerrard, or any other red for that matter, it wouldn’t even have been a foul!..
    …gerrard on Solano anyone(in the box ffs!)…

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  • Nick D

    May 5, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #11

    That’s hardly the point is it Cooldj?
    Shearer should be applauded for taking a stand against this low life. It’s a bit different Joey when you’ve got big Al in front of you, instead of a 16 year old.

    Willie Mc Kay is pond life who has brought this club nothing but grief. Hope we never buy another player through him, he’s a total rip off merchant who would sell his own grandmother.

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  • punk skunk...

    May 5, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #12

    The point is…There have been far worse ‘tackles’ that have gone unpunished…Even this season: Twatermole on Barton, Beye(both serious injuries) & no foul…
    Didn’t he crock a gooner too?..Vidic’s ‘hack’ on Martins & i’m sure there’ve been numerous others!..

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  • Slam magd

    May 5, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #13

    Look at all you pretenders and hollier than thou fans, u shud b ashamed! if ur not prone to the odd mistake ur must b superhuman! Is rooney any better than barton? Stop slaggin off your players n tell the sun to piss off! I’d rather have eleven bartons in my team than the useless players that have been masquerading as nufc this season!

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  • punk skunk...

    May 5, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #14

    Excellent point about rooney slam, hoy ronaldo in there too while you’re at it!..

    …On one hand fans say the team has no ‘sack’ & on the other hand they moan at a slidin’ tackle that goes wrong!..

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  • Rodzilla

    May 5, 2009 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #15

    …………………”When he’s fit he’s one of the best players on Newcastle’s books and clubs like that generally don’t get rid of their best players do they?”

    hahaha, eh?

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  • Nick D

    May 5, 2009 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #16

    People still defend barton like he’s Gerrard, fabregas and lampard rolled in to one. What a joke!!! Anyone would look better than Butt and Smith in a non – existant ”creative” midfield.

    Of course Barton and his sleazy agent don’t want to leave. £65k a week is great if you manage to only play 9 games a season, between injuries, suspensions and jail time, as well as splitting the team spirit with an ego bigger than Paris Hilton.

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  • punk skunk...

    May 5, 2009 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #17

    Moutain/molehill!..

    …Barton is no gerrard etc. but, he’s our player…
    …Ya’ don’t have kiss his ass or owt…Get a grip, it was a foul…It was at anfield, he got sent off…It’s certainly not deservin’ of all this over-emotional cack!..

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  • punk skunk...

    May 5, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #18

    ^^^
    n

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  • Nick D

    May 5, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #19

    People go on like it’s a one off incident which given the circumstances would be stupid enough on it’s own merits to get banned for, given our situation.

    Face facts Barton is a serial nutter and Shearer has had the cojones to stand up to the scumbag.
    barton cares about one thing, make that 2. Himself and money.

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  • punk skunk...

    May 5, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #20

    Alledgedly!.
    🙂

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  • Johno Toon

    May 5, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #21

    i heard he got suspended by the club , is it true?

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  • punk skunk...

    May 5, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #22

    There are plenty of ‘scumbags’, hard-men etc. in football…But it is all blown out of proportion when it comes to NUFC!..
    …Why?..

    …No control of emotions!..

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  • Macas35

    May 5, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #23

    Barton may have sent us into the championship with his stupidity and recklessness, yet people still defend him. Its crazy, especially when you consider Shearer made a point of telling him to keep his calm. There was no need to make the tackle, and it was a bad one regardless of whether it should have been yellow or red. I think the point is that he wasn’t in full control of the tackle, he slid in to take ball and man. Its no good him saying how sorry he is now, his stupidity (once again) may cost us in the last 3 games. He wont ever play for this club again and I for one am not sorry to see him go, as he will never be able to fully control himself. He has never lived up to his potential on the pitch anyway when he has actually played.

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  • Nick D

    May 5, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #25

    Punk skunk

    where was Barton’s control of emotions???????
    His stupidity after waiting months to get back has ruled him out when we needed him most.
    It’s not about being over emotional. It’s just sometimes you got put your hand up and say enough is enough.

    There was no need, as there never is for Barton to do what he does. He doesn’t care about the team or anybody else. Why do people keep justifying the guy when he has chance after chance after chance.

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  • lesh

    May 5, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #26

    Totally agree with teh suspension and the Chron’s comment that the last thing the players need is a disruptive element in the camp.

    Say bye bye Joey, missing you already!

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  • Johno Toon

    May 5, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #27

    so im not break new so 🙂

    Was out on lunch and just heard the sports bulletin!

    thanks rodzilla

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  • Stuart79

    May 5, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #28

    This place is a bloody soap opera!

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  • stevep

    May 5, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #29

    It was a bad needless foul probably deserving a yellow more than a red.

    The games lost with 10 mins to go, Alonso is going nowhere beside the corner flag so whats the point of lunging in, I know footballers are thick but jesus man

    Unfortunately Barton will never reach the potential shown as a youngster, his history is such that any ref will book him at the first opportunity and send him off at the next. Of course he’ll sit out and pick his wages up whilst telling everyone he’s committed to the toon in order we have to pay him a fee if we can manage to sell him (he did same at Man City).

    Was Shearer right to talk to press about it – probably not, Bartons probably right that Shearer is lacking when it comes to tactical play, the players don’t seem to know what thier jobs are, who they should mark etc.
    My feeling is that he should have gotten in someone better than Dowie to advise him on this area, unfortunately I think he feels he knows a lot more than he does and didnt want someone telling him what to do….
    Time will tell, I still hope he stays when we’re in the championship, if we can keep a core of our better players and play some of our youngsters we should be able to come straight back up but it wont be easy

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  • punk skunk...

    May 5, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #30

    From top to bottom with this club…No control!..

    …We don’t control what goes out to the press, don’t control the players, don’t control a game, don’t control what we say about players or the team, again & again…
    …We will never learn!..

    …I’m not strickedly supportin’ Barton, i’m supportin’ the team, club!..

    …We keep gettin’ a shit deal!..

    …& to be fair, everyone has said ‘how many chances’ about Barton since the first thing he did…It’s the same old mindless, press led drivel…
    …Everyone needs to make their own mind up, we are all individuals………..I’m not!..

    ..Lol!.. 🙂

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  • Rodzilla

    May 5, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #31

    Stuart79 // May 5, 2009 at 12:29 PM —-28

    …would that be ‘Home and Howay’ then, or North Eastenders?

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  • punk skunk...

    May 5, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #32

    Stevep,
    fair assessment mate!..

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  • punk skunk...

    May 5, 2009 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #33

    Botheration Street!..
    …Relagation Street?..
    …(very) Crossroads?..
    …DieNasty?..

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  • Stuart79

    May 5, 2009 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #34

    Punk Skunk

    Shearer is trying to establish that control you’re on about!

    You can’t make an omlette without breaking a few eggs.

    Unfortunately to get the point across you have to make an example of someone. Barton is that person!

    Good on Shearer

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  • Nick D

    May 5, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #35

    So a tackle by the corner flag when the victim is roughly 120 yards away from the goal with his back to it and a players jumps in with both feet studs showing, that doesnt warrant a red card??

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  • Rodzilla

    May 5, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #36

    …like (very) Crossroads, Abomination Street might’ve been better though 🙂

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  • punk skunk...

    May 5, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #37

    Stuart,
    i think i agree with you mate…
    …No time like the present, huh?..

    …I woulda prefered him to nutt him live on setanta like!..

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  • punk skunk...

    May 5, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #38

    Nick,
    alonso made a hell of a lot more of it than was right!..Stretchered off ffs, there’s nowt wrong with him, typical!..

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  • toonoholic

    May 5, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #39

    nick d , alonso lost the ball . and knowing how fickles we fans are, if barton did not challenge him, it wld have been the repeat of scott parker incident !!

    and nick d how many times this season have we seen players 120 yards away with back on goal end up getting a goal against newcastle ??
    answer: many times

    barton is a scum but atleast he plays with a heart !

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  • punk skunk...

    May 5, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #40

    Aye Rod,
    or maybe…KnobEnders!..

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