Joey Barton’s Future Lies On Tyneside


We had expected 27 year-old Joey Barton to be part of Newcastle’s squad for our quick return to the Premiership next season.

Joey Barton – big season for Joey coming up

After all Joey is one of the players in the squad who have significant PL experience , and those players will be vital to Newcastle next season.

And Chris Hughton has already said he will not be turning the Newcastle squad upside down in the summer, but will keep the players that have done so well this season, in England’s second division – and shown fight, determination and spirit playing for Newcastle.

Something last season’s squad of big names didn’t show and subsequently were relegated and rightfully so.

In fact yesterday when Chelsea were really pummeled by Spurs and went 2-0 down in the second half, their attitude reminded us of Newcastle last season – they just couldn’t be bothered.

And how did Roman Pavlyuchenko  miss all those chances in the second half?

The attitude of his players should cause Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti significant indigestion and heart-burn today.

Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has revealed today that Barton will be part of his plans for Newcastle’s return to the big time, which is hardly a surprise to anybody who supports the Tyneside club.

Chris told the Sunday Mirror today:

“Joey is a good player. I think he’ll be determined to get back to where he was a couple of years ago in the Premier League.”

Joey will be determined in the summer to come back and get really fit, and press for a starting position in the Newcastle team next season, and there is now significant competition for starting places.

Barton has much to pay back the Newcastle club for sticking by him during his times of trouble these last few years, when he disgraced himself, and his actions reflected negatively on the famous Newcastle club.

And Joey knows it, so we are hoping he will start to forge a good career on Tyneside, and that his stupid deeds are a thing of the past.

That’s what we are hoping, in any case – but it’s entirely up to Joey Barton now

Comments welcome..


6 comments so far

  • Bucks mag

    Apr 18, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #1

    If, and it’s a big If, he can recapture his old form that he had with City, then we have a really good midfielder on our hands.

    I think most people on this blog still believe he can be that player despite everything.

    I think he’ll need a complete pre-season and a really long extended run in the first team.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 18, 2010 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #2

    says who, if he plays 3 games in a row without getting injured or sent off it’d be a miracle and why should anyone have to make way for him ?

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  • UTD111

    Apr 18, 2010 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #3

    If he can stay fit, if he can avoid being goaded into retaliation and being sent off, if he can actually start playing anywhere near decent…..

    Too many “if’s” around Barton I’m afraid :/

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  • fongct

    Apr 18, 2010 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #4

    I have been stop hoping Barton to perform anyway…no expectation, no disappointment

    before we talk about if or but, let’s see if he can stay injury free next season first

    also, I think it is silly to criticise Chelsea’s players attitude, because even tho they have a bad day, I wouldnt question their desire to win the title, they arnt bother to win the title now???…How about Arsenal’s big name young players then?…they gave away the title challenge by losing two games in a row

    I admit I hate spurs, but they deserve a lot of credit by doing so well in the last 2 games….their big spending signings finally work for them…they have a squad full of qualities…and now they are challenging big 4

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  • chuck

    Apr 18, 2010 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Not so sure !
    What i do know , he is one of our best players, or was before injury.
    Guys getting on and there`s doubt as to whether or not he is injury prone.
    To receive a decent bid 6 or 7 million I would`nt hesitate.
    That could go towards bringing in that engine room midfielder we so badly need.

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Apr 18, 2010 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #6

    Look one thing you know about joey is he is gonna give you a 100 percent on the pitch and fight until the ref blows the whistle. I think that is really important considering the quitters we had last premier league campaign….

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