Do Newcastle Now Have Two Joey Bartons?

News today that Steven Taylor is in hospital after having his jaw broken in a scuffle with Andy Carroll during last Sunday morning’s warm down, following the game at Bristol City the day before.

Maybe the only positive news is that it wasn’t Joey Barton.

Andy Carroll – may now be in serious trouble at the Newcastle club

But maybe not, because it could now mean that the Newcastle club have another player with a murky background, now approaching that of Joey Barton.

Newcastle fans are hoping that Joey has grown up, and certainly his words recently seem to at least to suggest the lad has matured a little over the last six months or so, and we have to hope his violent altercations are now behind him.

Newcastle fans are also aware the only bad news this year about Newcastle United concerns 21 year-old Carroll’s assault charges brought by the police, after he allegedly punched somebody in a Bigg Market night club earlier this year.

This was not the first time Carroll’s been in an angry altercation, since he had an earlier problem last year where he was also arrested in the Newcastle Bigg Market.

And there was that  bust-up a year last January (it occurred on January 20th, 2009) when he was in a  fight with former Newcastle player Charles N’Zogbia on the training field, when punches were exchanged.

That was shortly before Charles was transferred to Wigan Athletic, when Newcastle got Ryan Taylor and £6M in cash for the Frenchman, who we understand now wants to play for England.

We have seen the comments today on this blog, and it seems most Newcastle fans are taking this altercation with Steven Taylor as a very serious thing for Andy Carroll.

We’ll now have to wait for news tomorrow, or even later tonight after the game, on what the Newcastle club will say and do about the situation.

It could be that Newcastle suspend their top scorer Carroll, and it’s hardly an easy situation for the club to handle at this vital part of the season.

That’s one thing that’s for sure.

We will have to hope the Tyneside club handles this one well, so we can all concentrate on how we can beat Nottingham Forest next Monday night, because after all that’s what’s really important right now on the footballing side of things – and Newcastle are a football club.

Comments welcome.

25 comments so far

  • Shah

    Mar 23, 2010 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #1

    Correct me if im wrong, but isnt carrol now definetly going to get jail time? Or does Steven Taylor have to press charges for that to happen?

  • petey

    Mar 23, 2010 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #2

    what an idiot if its true….he seems to think he is the greatest player on earth

    i heard steven taylor was getting on well with carroll’s ex or something like that…

  • OHurley

    Mar 23, 2010 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #3

    Jeez. This lad just needs to learn not to hit people. Maybe he’s missed his calling. Maybe he should be a boxer. He’s apparently got one hell of a hook.

  • deadlyBuzz

    Mar 23, 2010 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #4

    Sack the lad, but hold his registration indefinitely unless some silly money is paid. That way we’re not punished for having to sack this k****r and may even get some money for him.

  • Captain Beefheart

    Mar 23, 2010 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #5

    (1) : characterized by or conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession.
    (2) : exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, and generally businesslike manner in the workplace.

    Webster’s Dictionary

    Breach of professional etiquette should be dealt with firmly by firstly the club, secondly the PFA, and thirdly the civil authorities (if relevant). The only way to stamp this out is FIFA / FA suspending players who infringe the professional code from ALL COMPETITIONS for at least a season, or for life if they are repeat offenders.

  • Tramp

    Mar 23, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #6

    Looking forward to a statement from CH.

    Usually goes along the lines of…

    “The players at this club are very passionate, they wear their hearts on their sleeves and it’s not rare for the odd argument to happen, it’s the nature of the sport… The players have met with eachother, shook hands are having a joke about the situation and are now concentrating on their football… Blahh blah blah.”

    Carroll as much as i love his passion for the club is an absolute tit. Another case of a young lad getting to big for his boots. Tayls is a profesional player a true man who keeps his head down and works hard.

  • Debuilder

    Mar 23, 2010 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #7

    All this apart, does anyone have any links to commentary for tonight’s game??

  • Tom4Nufc

    Mar 23, 2010 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #8

    No Ed I disagree, I think Andy Carroll is far worse, Joey Barton might have been a disgrace and what he has done is wrong but Carroll is a Geordie doing this to another Geordie for bloody Newcastle United… I would give my right testicle to play for us, I am seriously incensed by this, wave goodbye to that number 9 shirt Andy.

    The club must suspend him till end of the season and I hope he goes to jail just so he can finally appreciate what he has… nob.

  • magpie6699

    Mar 23, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Here we go again! Just when we need the focus on our run-in we’ve got this sort of c**p. What bothers me is not losing Taylor for a few games at the end, but actually either losing Carroll OR losing team focus and harmony – losers either way.

  • OHurley

    Mar 23, 2010 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #10


    I hope the lads keep their focus. I’d like to give Big Andy a right hook just to wake him up. The lad needs to be a little less of a hotheed.

  • kkma

    Mar 23, 2010 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Stupid guy and he doesnt deserve the great number 9 shirt !!!!!!!!!!

  • lesh

    Mar 23, 2010 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #12

    A reminder of blissfully happy days?

    It could be worse guys and I’ve every confidence in Hughton to manage this well…. (I hope)

  • nufc2009

    Mar 23, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #13

    i tihink we shud sell him

  • lenny83

    Mar 23, 2010 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #14

    Defo get rid. He’snow hit a lass, glassed somone and had 2 training ground bust ups one leaving one of our better, most loyal players in hospital. Total knob, way to big for his boots.
    Maybe we shud let Joey have one last ‘rage’ with carroll!!!

  • DJG

    Mar 23, 2010 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #15

    Andy Carroll

    All you need is love,
    all you need is love,
    all you need is love love
    love is all you need


  • DJG

    Mar 23, 2010 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #16

    Tramp // Mar 23, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    NUFC will sweep this under the carpet just like they always do. Remember Bowyer and Dyer shaking hands in front of Souness. What horrible times.

  • Adssy Mccc

    Mar 23, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #17

    Just when things seemed to be moving along quite well…. I knew it wouldn’t last!! The media will be all over this as well. They can’t wait for somthing to go wrong at Newcastle.

    This is a big one too. We lose our biggest goal threat for upcoming games (if the club suspend him – which they will have to if the reports are true) and we could potentially lose one of our most important players for next season if Steven Taylor moves to another club.

    Money, drink and women – seem to be the three things just waiting to ruin good players who only have half a brain!!

  • Adssy Mccc

    Mar 23, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #18

    In fact – you can make it that those three things will do that to any man (some with even more than half a brain!)

  • DJG

    Mar 23, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #19

    Money, drink and women –

    your not wrong there fella

  • Thump

    Mar 23, 2010 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #20

    My cousin told me about this last night and I’m still raging about it. What the f*ck is the daft c*nt playing at? I’ve heard everything from money to women caused it, the trigger (and most likely imo) is apparently because Tayls used to go out with Carroll’s bird a while back.

    Tell you something, I wouldn’t mind cracking him one for this.

    We nearly went a whole season without major drama… ugh

  • thepict

    Mar 23, 2010 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #21

    I would suggest he is alreDy looking at a custodial sentence . Without taking into consideration what he did to Taylor. He needs to mature and also sort his attitude out.

  • OHurley

    Mar 23, 2010 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #22


    You oughta live up to your name on this one and crack his heed fer him!!

    Daft plonker. Can’t believe he’d pull this nonsense NOW of all times. JHC.

  • costello91

    Mar 23, 2010 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #23

    taylor now supposedly out of hospital according to SSN!
    i think carroll should still play tnyt. he is on fire at the moment!! in every aspect of life!! haha
    1-2 tnyt

  • Ollieh51

    Mar 23, 2010 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #24

    My God…

    Look lads, if it was any of you in the situation where someone had been cracking on to your lass, imagine what your thought process would be?

    This is almost identical to the Terry saga in that some tart has come between what should be two team mates and adults and they’ve let their big swinging man glands get the better of them. (If reports are believed to be true)

    It was his ex, he’s recently had a kid, he should be a responsible adult now.

    He’s a kid, simple as who needs guidance and ruling with a firm hand.

    We don’t know what’s happened yet but I would bet Jesus on a jetski that Andy’s unfortunately burnt a few more’Bridges’ (excuse the pun) with senior members of the club.

    We would hvae thought about getting a new striker on for next season with clubs sniffing around Carroll, he’s just made himself a disliked man n the city if he’s ended Taylor’s season…

  • OHurley

    Mar 23, 2010 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #25

    Hey everyone – I have a girlfriend now! 🙂


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