Joey Barton Back Soon From His New Foot Injury


Joey Barton had an awful game last Saturday against Plymouth Argyle last Saturday.

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Joey Barton – out with new foot injury

And we saw the reports earlier this week, that Barton should be summarily dropped from the team.

But every player has his ups and downs during a season, but it was hardly fitting to just write off the player, as though his skill had just completely deserted him.

Of course Joey is not too popular on Tyneside, because of his off- field antics, but we have to hope the lad has grown up now, and will concentrate on his career from now on – we hope that is so – but of course the jury is still out on that one.

And it now looks like he may have played injured last Saturday, with a new foot injury. Joey will miss now tomorrow’s trip to Ipswich and is set for scans after suffering a new foot injury.

Chris Hughton addressed the problem today:

“It is different to any other injury he has had. It is just something Joey has had probably for the last week and a half,”

“It has probably got to the stage where we feel he has got to rest it now. It was something that did enable him to train and play but it is something that has got worse over that period of time.”

“The information we have been given is that now will be the right time to rest it. We will assess that over the next couple of days but hopefully it will not keep him out too long.”

“We will assess him over the next couple of days and of course that assessment will include scans.

“It is a foot problem that he has which meant he has not been able to push on to really the levels he would like to.”

“It is not something like a kick he got in a game. It is just something that came on.”

We;ll have to wait to see how serious the injury is, but we still look to Joey to make a big impact on our promotion push this season – hope so anyway.



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7 comments so far

  • Nick D

    Sep 25, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #1

    For all the Barton apologists, when is the guy ever fit ????????

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  • ArtyH

    Sep 25, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #2

    Just remember he is unfit but seems to epitomise the NEW Newcastle with work ethic and desire to win! Also playing knowing he was injured and now suffering all the brick bats thrown at him, what more could you want???
    I have never been a Barton fan, but am changing my mind, anyone who is willing to play for the cause, and he is, gets a big round of applause from me. I remember a couple of games ago, cannot remember which one now as they are coming so thick and fast, Both Barton and Smith threw themselves into tackles on the edge of our box to repel an opposition attack and I felt proud. Never felt that way for a long time, but I have changed my mind about both those two players and think they are good for our team in many aspects.
    Barton has my support for his will to play and win, and yes I think he is not match fit yet, but when he is he’ll be a good asset for the toon. Just my Humble opinion.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 25, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #3

    Won’t be missed-Not really contributed at all in 2 years for whatever reasons…Looks way off the pace anyway,passing is plop,looks uninterested.

    I still think it will click with Joey..if it doesn’t this season I think he will struggle to get the same wages at a premiership club should he decide to go.

    Last chance Saloon….Again 🙂

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  • 09-10 return of the gud times

    Sep 25, 2009 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #4

    a really did think that joey barton would take this league by storm as in him there is a great player and for the first time since he came i don t think he has anything hanging over him like pending court cases etc

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  • DJG

    Sep 25, 2009 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #5

    Foot injury my harris.

    Every time the guy in about to be dropped the old foot problem comes back. Sort it out man Joey, you should be bossing this league.

    Great no Guthrie or Barton

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  • mattnufc

    Sep 25, 2009 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #6

    Most likely McLovin will play on the left now. How do we rate him? Hows he looking

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  • magpie6699

    Sep 25, 2009 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #7

    I said on here before the season started that we’d be lucky to get 10-15 games out of him a season – and so far he’s been injured and at least 2 of the games he has played he’s been fairly hopeless. We will await the suspensions in due course.
    Not the brilliant midfielder and saviour of our hopes that some Barton fans seem to portray him as?

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