Barton Buys Sporting Chance Clinic A Minibus

Newcastle’s Joey Barton had done a good deed to the clinic that has helped save him from the ravages of alcoholism.

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Barton – bought Sporting Chance clinic a bus

Joey has paid about £20K and bought the clinic a mini-bus it needed desperately to transport people around.

Apparently Barton wrote out a cheque for the Hampshire clinic, which was established by former Arsenal great Tony Adams — who recovered himself from alcoholism — to aid sports people beat destructive addictions.

The cash strapped clinic were unable to afford the bus, and as soon as Joey heard this – he wrote out the cheque.

Joey of course is out with a long term injury to his foot, and is unlikely to return until last February or early March.

Let’s hope we’re still in with a chance of promotion by the time he returns.

But it’s a good deed by Joey and we applaud him for it.

We hope this is another sign that maybe he has recovered from his rash tendencies but yes we also know – he still has a long way to go.

7 comments so far

  • premier

    Oct 22, 2009 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #1

    Well done Joey!! On £65k a week from cash strapped Toon it shows you can be as charitable as them.

  • lesh

    Oct 22, 2009 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #2

    Good lad Joey…. a cynic might say that this is part of his credibilty-building strategy but I’d like to think he’s woken up to the realities of life.

    I wonder if he’d be able to stretch to a skip for Ashley and his crew?

  • Steve_48

    Oct 22, 2009 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #3

    Well done Joey, have a drink on me, well perhaps not 😉

  • AlanSmith.

    Oct 22, 2009 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #4

    steve_48.. which part the ‘drink’ or the ‘on me’ part lol

  • newcastle29

    Oct 22, 2009 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #5


    he’s on £54k a week, but whats £11k between friends eh?

  • Nick D

    Oct 22, 2009 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #6

    an afternoon’s wages, what a gesture !

  • komfort

    Oct 22, 2009 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #7

    his nett take home is £38k/week , has a steady girlfriend @ newcastle uni & is knocking a couple of birds off from the house of fraser-metro centre….lifes a bitch joey.


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