Better Things Lie Ahead For Newcastle

Joey Barton has talked a little bit about last season this morning.

Joey Barton – looking ahead

It seemed like last season everything possible conspired against Newcastle to get Newcastle relegated, even though Hull City were doing everything they could to get themselves relegated.

But in their last two games it turned out if Newcastle could have scored just one goal, either against Fulham at home, or Aston Villa away in that last game, we would have survived, but we didn’t and Hull survived.

However it looks like Hull City will now be relegated this season, and we expect them to be in serious financial trouble, if that indeed happens.

Joey Barton, who now lives in the City Center of Newcastle, and has become very attached to life on Tyneside, and has talked briefly this morning about last season’s woes.

Joey said today:

“Without raking up too much old ground first and foremost, I think if key players had stayed fit or available – myself included and I obviously didn’t help anyone by getting sent off at Liverpool.”

“I think it would have made a big difference between us dropping down the league and staying up,”

“What’s gone is gone, we’re back in the Premier League and the achievement is an amazing one.”  “The lads have been magnificent. The way they’ve gone about their business this season, they’ve done it with a bit of class.”

“All right, they’ve not been the great entertainers everyone wants to see, but who cares? We were out to win the league.”

There’s no doubt that in his interviews this season, Joey has come across very positive and very attached to the Newcastle club and to its supporters.

We have to think if Joey didn’t stupidly get himself sent off at Liverpool, Newcastle could have survived.

But hey, that’s all in the past now, as Joey points out, and the only thing our players can do is to play at their very best and look forward to better things ahead for this famous Newcastle United club.

And over the last 10 months the players could hardly have done any better.

Newcastle’s promotion back to the Premier League  was sports news around the world a couple of weeks ago, when we captured that promotion, and better things definitely lie ahead.

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • Daverism

    Apr 22, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #1

    I feel sorry for Joey about that red card at Liverpool, it was not a red card, not by any stretch of the imagination.

  • Chris F

    Apr 22, 2010 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #2

    rubbish, it was a reckless lunge and got what it deserved.

    i just hope for newcastle’s sake that barton’s head is on properly next season, otherwise he’ll yet again become more of a liability than an assett.

  • Daverism

    Apr 22, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #3

    I suggest you watch it again mate, challenge from the side, one footed, won the ball. Not a red card, by the letter of the law.

  • Chris F

    Apr 22, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #4

    he won the ball, with his left, but his right did the damage.

    He didn’t need to lunge in like that anyway, it was reckless and he should have known better.

  • cupiddstunt

    Apr 22, 2010 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #5

    Ok can’t remember the tackle in question but did he get the ball or the player first, if he gets the ball first then what happens after that is immaterial if it’s the player then a card is in order the colour of which is decided be the intentions and severity of the tackle.

  • cupiddstunt

    Apr 22, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #6

    On a different note if he is being honest and I do say IF, then we have a very talented player who realises he has a lot to pay back to this club and as a consequence we will have a very hard working talented midfielder for the start of next season.

    If he can keep his temper in check then I think he can be a huge plus to the squad, not a lot of players could have put the pall on a platter for Routledge the way Joey did, the weight and direction of the pass was superb all Wayne had to do was run at the goal and the ball was in front of him to collect on the way absolute slide rule pass.

    I don’t care who we are playing against with our midfield playing passes like that we will score goals and give oppositions major problems it all bodes well for next season.


    Apr 22, 2010 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #7

    who gives a flying f**k about what joey barton says. he is a prik and always will be

  • Daverism

    Apr 22, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #8

    Ball first. Legal challenge. If it wasn’t Barton I doubt it would even be a yellow.

  • chuck

    Apr 22, 2010 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Guys a good player, probably the most talented on the team.
    He is also a sociopath who may be injury prone .
    If the club could recoup 5 or 6m. by selling him , Go for it.


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