Joey Barton has waxed lyrical about the Newcastle club this morning.
Joey Barton – mobbed by Newcastle fans Monday night
This is what Joey told the Newcastle Journal this morning:
“We’re in a much better position this time around to go into the Premier League. We’ve got some real, real strong characters, a real togetherness as a team,”
“It’s probably the first time in my career I can look around and say I’m really happy to be in the trenches with every single one of them in the dressing room.”
“There is not a set of lads like them. Even with all the shenanigans and things that have been bandied about in recent weeks, people trying to stick spanners in the works – the lads have stayed together.
“I think it’s showed. We were up against a team fighting for their lives in Plymouth. They don’t just roll over and die, you’ve got to win the physical battle and we’ve been prepared to do that all season. We’ve done that all season.”
“Obviously we’ve got to do it with a bit more quality next season, but let’s just enjoy this one first, and look forward to all the big boys coming back to St James’ Park next season, all the prestige games and the buzz coming back.”
Good words from Joey and we would love this lad to stay fit for next season, because we think he can be a key player for Newcastle in the Premiership.
And don’t expect Chris Hughton to want to sell any of his players this summer, as he sees the huge majority of his players staying on Tyneside.
Maybe Fabrice Pancrate, Nicky Butt and Fitz Hall are the only first team players who will not be here in August.
But ther’s no way Joey Barton will be leaving Newcastle any time soon.
“I am not going anywhere. I love everything about this football club, every player here,”“I’d be hard pushed to find a group of lads like it, a group of lads that I’d want to have a go with. This is them.”
“I’ve had a lot of chances here, it’s been said before, but I just want to prove it by getting out there and playing football now.” “Obviously, injuries have hindered that a bit, but it’s part and parcel of the game.”
“I’m humbled to be part of this achievement and humbled to be part of everything that is going to happen to this football club in the very near future.”
The return to Premier League football will give our players the chance again to play at the highest levels of football, and we seem to be in a much better shape than we were when we were relegated last May.
Not only have our senior players performed so well this season, but youngsters like Carroll, Kadar and Vuckic will all be pushing for first team places next season, and we also have other great youngsters coming through the ranks.
It almost seems a miracle that’s happened to Newcastle over the last 10 months – the progress and the togetherness has been so astonishing.
We still cannot believe it. 😀
Howay The Lads!!