We understand there is a meeting today between the Newcastle United hierarchy and Joey Barton and his agent, Willie McKay.
Alan Shearer – Newcastle manager has had it with Barton
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the future of Joey Barton at the Newcastle United club.
Alan Shearer had said the club was looking into a few things following Joey’s blow up at his manager after the Liverpool defeat, and an announcement would be made when the time was right.
Barton had just managed to get himself sent off and suspended for the rest of the season in the Liverpool game. And that was after his first start since January.
There’s absolutely no doubt that Joey Barton still wants to stay at Newcastle and will apologize to Shearer for his outbreak, which he’ll say was in the heat of the moment, and that he was as upset as anybody at the time, for being sent off.
However, Shearer has always been a man of steel, and the reports are that Shearer is unwilling to work with the controversial midfielder ever again.
His agent Willie McKay said this morning:
“Joey has three years left on his contract at Newcastle. It’s as simple as that at the moment.”
It’s also simple to end the contract of a player who has served time in jail, and argued with his manager in front of the other shocked players. Well it would be in any other line of work, let’s put it that way.
We’re sure if Newcastle present the facts of Joey’s behavior since he arrived at Newcastle, plus his blow-up with Shearer, the club has enough due cause to sack him.
However, we shouldn’t do that, but issue a club statement that we will sell him in the summer, and that he has no future at Newcastle United, and has played his last game for the club. And then sell him to the highest bidder.
You do not cross Alan Shearer more than once, but we already knew that – it’s a pity Joey keeps failing to learn from his many previous mistakes.