Joey Barton Too Risky – Will Be Moved On In Summer

All of the Newcastle first team squad will report to the Benton training grounds tomorrow except the 5 players who have been on International duty.


Joey Barton – will be moved out of club in summer

That will include Joey Barton, who still wants to stay on Tyneside, and help the club claw its way back to the Premier League next season.

If Shearer does become manager, then Joey will be moved out, even if it means sending the Scouser out on loan to some other other club, so Newcastle can relieve itself of his £65K/week, and his tendency for getting himself into trouble both on and off the field.

Alan Shearer will not tolerate a player of Barton”s demeanour, and his stroppy behavior after the Liverpool game where he was sent off, sealed the fate of the former Manchester City captain. He will be moved out as soon as Alan comes on board.

Caretaker manager Chris Hughton will take charge of the team tomorrow, and will be assisted by Colin Calderwood.  Speaking on the return of Joey Barton, Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today:

“Everyone apart from the five international players will be back, including Joey.”

“I’ve not spoken to him, but he’ll be back for pre-season tomorrow, and we’ll take things from there.”

Joey could have been great for us on the field in the Championship next season, but his behavior after the Liverpool game proved to everybody that even now, he’s just too much of a risk, and will only cause unrest in the dressing room.

The very last thing Newcastle need next season are headlines that have nothing to do with what we do on the playing field.  The club must move beyond that once a new owner and new manager comes in.

The five players who will not return until next week are those who have been away on International duty – Sebastien Bassong, Damien Duff, Geremi, Jonas Gutierrez and Xisco.

The club is in a terrible mess right now, and the preparations for the new season have been farcical at best.

We trust that Chris and Colin Calderwood can put some semblance of order into the training tomorrow, with the help if some of our senior professionals like Harper, Butt, and Beye, who will be staying at the club long-term.

The sooner we get a new owner the sooner this latest embarrassing soap opera at Newcastle will be over, and the sooner we can start to get ready for what is an extremely important season coming up.

Comments welcome.

93 comments so far

  • cooldj

    Jun 30, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #1


  • Big Dave

    Jun 30, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #2

    if only joey could have controlled himself lol he could have tore the ccc apart.

  • Ericles

    Jun 30, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #3

    Hughton says he has no remit for moving players out or in. So who has? I still think nobody will arrive prior to a permanent manager. Nobody will leave either. We really are in between a rock and a hard place. As for Barton? He should have been shipped out last summer not this one. How can we use pre-season friendlies as preparation when most of the players will be gone eventually? Barton, I must admit, would have been an asset in the coca cola. But, too many yellow and red cards. Once again we would be lumbered with a high cost hardly playing footballer.

  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 30, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #4

    Dunno what will happen with Joey…to be honest he is the least of my toon worries right now.

    Would be good in the championship….if he stayed out of trouble.

  • chuck

    Jun 30, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #5

    Face it , guys a sociopath, negative influence, get him outta here !

  • Brettoon

    Jun 30, 2009 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #6

    Who sold Edgar.

    I don’t really understand!!

    Anyone go and see Bruce Springsteen at Hyde Park last Sunday? What a man!

    And Ashley – what a burke!

  • nimo

    Jun 30, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #7

    edgar gone on free, contract up

  • Rodzilla

    Jun 30, 2009 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #8

    Personally, I don’t think he’ll be “a risk”. And who says it’s set in stone he’ll move on?

  • Rodzilla

    Jun 30, 2009 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #9

    …before I get mi heed jumped on by anti-Bartons, what I meant by that was I think it’d be more of a risk having a sh1t midfield player in his place.

  • shrews mag

    Jun 30, 2009 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #10

    Surely the new owners will not want this player to stay … how many more chances can this idiot be given??

    He could rip defences apart in the championship … but at what cost.

    If a new owner comes in they will want to start afresh … but with a group of players who will be professional and committed to the team and who will act as ambassadors for the club and the new owners.

    Everything JB touches falls apart. He is a bad character to have at the beginning of a new era and sends out all the wrong messages about the club and the new owner.

    If we cannot sell JB … he should go out on loan to anyone who is prepared to pay his wages …

  • Tom4Nufc

    Jun 30, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #11

    Think we should try and get Bischoff whilst he is available!

  • shrews mag

    Jun 30, 2009 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #12

    rodzilla – I know what you mean … he is a good player and he would do well in the championship … but would you really want that idiot associated with the club next year??

    Problem is he brings his thuggish character into the dressing room and sends out the wrong messages about the team and the club. I really do think that he can (and does) have a negative influence on the wider squad … regardless of his flashes of brilliance on the pitch.

    I would far rather have a good team player who isn’t as ‘gifted’ but contributes to the club through team spirit and morale

  • Stuart79

    Jun 30, 2009 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #13

    There is going to bean announcement before the end of his week!

    Ashley has agreed to sell the club and he’s just happy it’s all over with!

  • batty

    Jun 30, 2009 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #14

    stuart 79 how do you know that m8

  • batty

    Jun 30, 2009 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #15

    and as for barton fck him off then there will be 1 less thing for other fans to take the p:ss

  • komfort

    Jun 30, 2009 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #16

    if he doesn’t play in the middle play him in the centre..

    ..and batty tell your lass to get her ginger beehive sorted.

  • Stuart79

    Jun 30, 2009 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #17

    Someone I know works very closely with Sports Direct.

    Apparently a company close to Sports Direct have raised concerns about how this whole thing is effecting SD and in turn having a knock on effect.

    They were told his association with NUFC will be over very, very soon.

  • Rangerman

    Jun 30, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #18

    Barton won’t go anywhere unless he either gets the money he’s on here.

  • Hugh Jorgan

    Jun 30, 2009 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #19

    I wonder which will come first:
    NUFC BLOG gets 20 million hits
    Mike Ashley sells the club ?

  • HalftimeBovril

    Jun 30, 2009 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #20

    I know things look bad at the moment but iot could be worse.

    Apparantly the group led by Matt Le Tissierlooking to buy Saints have pulled out and unless they find a new buyer in the next couple of days the clubs will be wound up.

    At least we haven’t got to that stage yet and hopefully with a buyer announced soon, we wont. Fingers crossed anyway!

  • shrews mag

    Jun 30, 2009 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #21

    Le Tissier’s lot have just pulled out of the southampton deal.

    Just goes to show that …. its better to keep everything confidential (as is happening with NUFC) … than have various deals being done on the 24hr news channels and sky sports news.

    If the deals are done in public (and as in southamptons case sky sports news) you will attract every tom dick and harry who wants a little bit of publicity and to get their faces on telly.

    So … it could be worse ….!!!???

  • shrews mag

    Jun 30, 2009 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #22

    halftime – sorry m8 … you were posting as i was writing …!

  • Nick 69

    Jun 30, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #23

    ed- where does it say he is too much of a risk and WILL be moved on in the summer??????

  • shrews mag

    Jun 30, 2009 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #24

    nick69 ed- where does it say he is too much of a risk and WILL be moved on in the summer??????

    It says he is too much of a risk and WILL be moved on in the summer in the mind of every rational and sane minded toon supporter.

    Go … for gods sake go … If we cannot sell the loser … he should go out on loan to anyone who is prepared to pay his wages …

  • HalftimeBovril

    Jun 30, 2009 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #25

    No worries Shrews.

    Let’s just hope no news is good news and that as you say all the hard work is being done behind closed doors and we will all be rewarded with our patience soon!!!

  • lesh

    Jun 30, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #26

    Brettoon @ 6…… Didn’t get ot Hyde Park Sunday but saw the Boss at SJP in 1985.

    What a performance…. 110%

  • Rodzilla

    Jun 30, 2009 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #27

    OK Shrews, I see where you’re coming from. I’d probably give Hitler the benefit of the doubt. 🙂

    Totally irrelevant, but anyone thinking about buying a new telly should consider this deal:

    …if Andy Murray wins Wimbledon they’ll credit your account (to spend online) with the value of the TV you bought. He is currently 2nd favourite at 9/4. Worth one for any fellow gamblers out there who are about to buy a TV.

  • shrews mag

    Jun 30, 2009 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #28

    adolf and joey … now there is a midfield I would pay to watch … lol

  • Mag 48

    Jun 30, 2009 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #29

    We have had our share of bad’uns Bowyer Bellamy they could play a bit but at what price.
    We have to many good youngsters that could be influenced by head bangers like Barton.

  • Rangerman

    Jun 30, 2009 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #30

    The Southampton deal was being negotiated with the clubs creditors so it would have been impossible to keep it quiet tbf.

  • Doocey

    Jun 30, 2009 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #31

    We should really, if Seymour Pierce did his job correctly and Ashley stuck yo his words, be sold by now.
    Hopefully tomorrow will be the day.

  • Johno Toon

    Jun 30, 2009 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #32

    Please god doocey we hear something soon

  • beyethegreat

    Jun 30, 2009 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #33

    any 1 have info on how the season tickets have sold

  • batty

    Jun 30, 2009 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #34

    ROD komforts missed oot there m8 hes just brought a telly of the clampets doon the road black n white like

  • Big Dave

    Jun 30, 2009 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #35

    Doocey as you say ” Hopefully tomorrow will be the day”

  • Big Dave

    Jun 30, 2009 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #36

    Well Batty hows tricks mate, and do you think there was something in the ffs £60 mill stories yesterday

  • batty

    Jun 30, 2009 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #37

    alreet dave abd aye i do m8 freddys comein home lol

  • batty

    Jun 30, 2009 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #38

    dave if the clubs in such a state as people keep going on aboot thats all its worth m8

  • Johno Toon

    Jun 30, 2009 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #39

    Just bought my tickets for the shamrock rovers game today, be my first newcastle game!

  • Big Dave

    Jun 30, 2009 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #40

    I have noticed that alot more people are starting to realize that he wasnt that bad and is better than what we have got now. and if he wants to make a few quid thats fair enough because we will need to be successful for him to make it. and there is no one else in the world that would know the ins and outs of the toon better than him. what i like most is that we are his “unfinished bussiness “.


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