We think Joey Barton can be an important player for Newcastle next season, when the Magpies are back where they belong – in the Premier League
Joey Barton – an important player next season for the Magpies
Joey is a very good player when he is fit, and he possesses class, as we’ve witnessed since he’s returned to the Newcastle side in the last couple of weeks.
This is what Joey said today:
“We’re back in the Premier League but we’ll have to learn to walk before we can run.”
“But you look at Birmingham and they didn’t win the league last season. We have to feel we can achieve what they have if we work hard.”
“I haven’t been here for the majority of the season, but I have been watching and been in the background.”
“Winning the league and then all the Geordies running on the pitch was an incredible, uplifting feeling.”
“They were trying to lift me up and I said to them ‘put me down because I don’t deserve it’ – it is about the lads who have played all season. I have only played a small part.”
It’s up to Joey to be ready for next season, and hopefully Chris and the medical staff can keep him fit – for a change.
Certainly in the nearly 3 seasons he’s been at the Newcastle club, he’s played far too little, with just 55 appearances, of which 33 have been starts and he’s scored 3 goals.
If we can get more production out of Joey next season, he can make a huge difference to this very hard working and professional Newcastle side.
And Joey is appreciative of the Newcastle fans sticking by him, as he went through several bad times in the last 3 years – all of his own making we may add.
But that hopefully is in the past now, and everything is now set up for him to make a huge contribution to the Newcastle club.
That’s what we’ll be hoping for next season, but as always – it’s now up to Joey.