More bad news from the Newcastle club today as it is learned that bad boy Joey Barton has walked out on Newcastle and will not play at WBA today.
Joey Barton walked out on Newcastle
When Joe Kinnear was at the club there were signs of indiscipline with players turning up late to training and the like and this latest affair makes things even worse – and we haven’t even kicked a ball in anger yet this season.
Shearer had brought some discipline to the side and was ready to let Barton leave the club, but Barton is still here and so in the lack of discipline it seems. And of course Shearer is no longer at the club.
Barton is not expected to play against West Brom today after walking out of the club’s training ground last night.
It is understood that the Liverpudlian had a disagreement with Argentine pair Fabricio Coloccini and Jonas Gutierrez, before storming off the training field.
It means that Chris Hughton had to make changes to the side for the West Brom game.
We would expect Hughton to now start with local lads Andy Carroll and Shola Ameobi up front, with Kevin Nolan dropping back into midfield after expecting to start in the hole, probably behind Shola up front.
But we would suggest the owner get back from Hawaii soon and sort out this terrible mess at his club, before we lose the chance of promotion and before the club completely implodes.
It’s a complete disgrace.