Joey Barton Should Be Fit For Tomorrow’s Game

It looks like the foot injury that Joey Barton picked up towards the end of the game on Saturday is not too serious.

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Joey Barton – should be fit for tomorrow night’s game

Chris Hughton has today been boosted by the good news that the foot injury suffered by Joey Barton on Saturday is not as bad as they first thought.

Chris talked today about Joey:

“Joey will return to training today and we hope that he will be involved on Wednesday,”

“It was one that he felt was worse than it actually turned out to be. I think he was concerned with having the foot injury last season.”

“But within half an hour it started to feel better and that has been confirmed by the medical staff.”

“It’s good news for us because we want to steer clear of injuries and try to keep the team as settled as possible after Saturday’s win.”

“There has been a spring in everybody’s step since the win and now it is a case of keeping that going into Wednesday’s game.”

“Nothing is imminent with players coming in – we’ve not got anything lined up at this moment,”

That’s really good news about Joey because he, like a number of our players right now, appear to be a class above other players in this division. We hope so anyway.

Joey is a trouble- maker, and he’s been making waves again on the training field, but if we were to be honest we’d like to see Joey kept for this season, simply because of his playing ability, and he does seem to be committed to the Newcastle cause.

If only the lad would behave himself.

But if Alan Shearer becomes manager, expect Joey to be shipped out somewhere, very quickly.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • lesh

    Aug 18, 2009 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #1

    If only the lad would behave himself….. hear hear Ed.

  • Norwegian_geordie

    Aug 18, 2009 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #2

    I have so mixed feelings about this badboy…
    He gives it all on the pitch.. The problem is he gives it all off the pitch as well..

    Keep the tackles and fighting spirit on the pitch Joey!

  • roscoe

    Aug 18, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #3

    need him fit if we going to get promoted. should get some goals this season.

    exactly the player you need in this league.

  • Waddles mullet

    Aug 18, 2009 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #4

    Passing very poor Saturday but corners pretty good. That’s it….

  • bill

    Aug 18, 2009 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #5

    He didn’t look match fit to me. Probably just needs more games.

  • ToonRich

    Aug 18, 2009 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #6

    Mullet, his passing wasnt that bad…plus he had the quick feet and vision to place the pass which R.Tayls bombed onto to whip in the cross for shola’s 2nd.

  • nufc1818

    Aug 18, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #7

    any news?

  • Nick 69

    Aug 18, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #8

    i reckon if joey keeps fit and out of trouble and we can get nolan back in shape our midfield will be far too strong for this league!!!

  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Aug 18, 2009 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #9

    For me I wouldnt care if he just pi$$ed off.

    He shouldnt be playing for any club after what he has done.

    We have youngsters who would come in and do exactly the same as he did on Saturday, if not better.

    He will be out of the door soon – aslong as we can find someone, somewhere daft enough to take him….. Her Majesties Pleasure FC ?

  • bill

    Aug 18, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #10

    I think Shearer may forgive him if he apologises.
    Feelings were running high at the end of last season and I think that they were both trying their best for the club.
    It was a stupid thing that Barton did but it was understandable considering that Alonso had been kicking lumps out of people and was getting away with it.

  • Monster

    Aug 18, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #11

    He was our worst player on Saturday – corners were good though, which is something I’m not used to seeing!

    He’s either not match fit, or more worryingly not interested. I’d rather keep hold of him – assuming he’s going to get back to his best.

  • RyanToon

    Aug 18, 2009 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #12

    waddles stop teasing everyone, i know what ya doing

  • Waddles mullet

    Aug 18, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #13

    have you any?
    I eXpect a atmosphere on Wednesday the same as at home against Stoke in the cup.
    Must be close

  • ToonRich

    Aug 18, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #14

    I’d like to think he’s not match fit, as he still looked interested and showed frustration with himself just like Jonas on sat.
    If, and it’s a BIG IF he can calm down off field, and apologies for last season to AS if he was to become the boss, I think Shearer could be the bigger man and accept an apology and perhaps give joey a more attacking role instead of Nolan – any thoughts?

  • RyanToon

    Aug 18, 2009 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #15


    are you just reading sites with info or what?

  • premier

    Aug 18, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #16

    Barton back–the creative, flair player of the Championship!!

  • magforlife

    Aug 18, 2009 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #17

    Awful man, good player but wasted out on the right, hope him and Cattermole dont meet up out on the lash in the town, feathers could fly.

  • punk skunk...

    Aug 18, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #18

    we need him on the pitch!..
    …When he’s right back in the groove, he’ll kick metophorical ass!..


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