Barton – Now Ready To Make Huge Contributions To Newcastle

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.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • StaffsToon

    Apr 21, 2010 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #1

    It will be interesting to see if Joey can keep his head in games against the top teams where we don’t have much of the ball.

    There is no doubting he has the technical ability so fingers crossed he has finally buried his demons because we will definitely need him.

    Hopefully Ashley will reward Hughton and the fans for the season we have had by making whatever funds CH feels he needs to make us competitive in the PL.

    Very early days but would be interesting to see where people feel we may finish next season.

    I feel we will be just below the top half of the league in 13th or 14th – and will happily take that should it come to fruition.

    Let’s enjoy 100 points on Saturday and putting another one over on Keano!!

  • pdidy

    Apr 21, 2010 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #2

    No doubting his ability, the most gifted midfielder we have, however we all no his down falls. He needs to let his play do the talking next season, if he’s here!


    Apr 21, 2010 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #3

    That pass from barton 4 wayne 4 his goal reminded me of the great peter Beardsley. The way he could slice open defences it was beautiful! we no he has it in him i feel that he has finally turned the corner. HWTL

  • grahamnufc

    Apr 21, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #4

    Does anybody know when Newcastle are showing their new jersey?????

  • toonboyjake

    Apr 21, 2010 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #5

    from what ive heard grahamnufc sometime tomorrow

  • Robby Bobson

    Apr 21, 2010 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #6

    Him and Guthrie would be great together against the lower teams in the league. They combined well against Plymouth and that pass Barton made to Routledge would not be out of place at any ground in the country.

    Amazingly its injuries not his head that have really messed him up for us.

  • nepali toon army

    Apr 21, 2010 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #7

    i’m also eagerly waiting for the new jersey from Puma…how will it be???

  • Brutooon

    Apr 21, 2010 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #8

    the new kit hopefully looks like the bordeax shirt design….

    heard the launching would be 22th April 2010. cant wait for it

  • Tom Mo.

    Apr 21, 2010 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #9

    holding my breath on the kit

  • toonboyjake

    Apr 22, 2010 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #10

    hope its not like the bordeaux kit, massive v at the front is horrible, theres been some nice designs floating about hopefully itll be one of those

  • baro

    Apr 22, 2010 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #11

    Actually I think the Bordo shirt looks really nice! I cant wait for it either. Just holding my breath like Tom Mo! Hope its a nice design and not all sloppy. Just a nice Black N’ White striped shirt with a Puma disign on it.

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Apr 22, 2010 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #12

    Joey’s through ball last night to routledge was beautiful. Beyond that he also had a real soldi game in midfield and it was good to see him back on the field and in form. He looked very fit as well so big ups to the medical staff. As for the kit just hope they get a new away kit. As for the home kit keep it simple, black and white stripes with a puma design, void of any black cats of course. Seen some cool designs online but they had black cats on the shoulders. Made me throw up in the back of my mouth a lil bit..


  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 22, 2010 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #13

    I freely admit the move for the second goal against plymouth was nothing short of sensational.

    I just wish he would stop talking and play more than 3 games in a row without getting injured or sent off.

    Barton ‘s hardly played this season so has avoided being wound up by much weaker opposition than he will face next season.

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 22, 2010 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #14

    Barton hit 6-7 brilliant long range passes the other night, me and the fella that were sat there had completley differnt veiws at the beginning of the game on joey, I love him, and this fella hated him said he was shit, in his thick Devonshire accent, after the game I turned to him and said ” still think joeys shit”? And he turned back with a grimac face and said ” no he was amaising”.

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 22, 2010 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #15

    Joey got hacked, horrible malicous tackle on his achilies on Monday and the fella said something to wind him up also, joey just clapped at him and laughed, all you seen was chris hughtons and colin calderwood shouting don’t you dare joey.

  • Jamesthefirst

    Apr 22, 2010 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #16

    Let’s not get carried away. It was Plymouth who were rock bottom and terribly low on confidence.

    Splitting their defense with a pass and doing it against the likes of Chelsea and Man Utd is a very different thing.

    Some games have made us look better than we are because of the serious lack of quality in the oposition. And Plymouth was one of those games.

    For me we are a bottom half Premier League club (12th to 15th). We still need 3-4 QUALITY signings to be considered a Top Ten team.

    On a better note, Forbes released the list of the world’s richest clubs today

    1) Man Utd
    2) Real Madrid
    3) Arsenal
    12) NEWCASTLE – the only team in the top 20 who were not in the top four in their respective league

    Shirt sales from Haris Vuckic over the years will put us further up the list 🙂

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 22, 2010 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #17

    James were 20th in that list

  • Jamesthefirst

    Apr 22, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #18

    yeah sorry about that was a typo

  • Solaidback

    Apr 22, 2010 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #19

    The only contribution he needs to do is keep his head & drop his wages by £30k a week, that would make me happier 🙂


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