Joey Barton Has Big Chance To Star For Newcastle Next Season

27 year-old Joey Barton has been on Tyneside for almost three years after being signed for £5.7M by Sam Allardyce in July of 2007, shortly after Mike Ashley bought the Newcastle United club.

Joey Barton – cannot wait for next season to start

Even after being on Tyneside for that long, Joey Barton’s playing career is yet to start at Newcastle, after the lad has suffered three very serious foot injuries during his time at the Newcastle club.

Maybe Joey should wear football boots that give his feet some protection, since the modern football boot seems to offer no protection at all, and is why there are so many foot injuries these days. The boots may look good but they’re hardly practical.

It seems that Newcastle manager Chris Hughton will look to Joey Barton and his other experienced Premiership players next season, to take the lead on the field.

And the way Joey has played since he returned to the Newcastle first team following his latest long-term injury,  leaves little doubt the lad is a very good player, with obvious class.

Joey talked today about next season:

“I cannot wait for it – I am delighted to be back in the Premier League and delighted to have had a bit of a part at the very end.”

“The lads have put all the foundations down and I have added the chimney pot on top or the aerial if you like.”

“I was about in the background willing the lads on and I was delighted to be part of it at the end. I am determined to play my part next year.”

Since we know Joey is keen to repay the Newcastle club for their loyalty to him during the bad times off the filed, we have to think that Joey could be  a star player for Newcastle next season.

We hope so anyway.

6 comments so far

  • lesh

    May 4, 2010 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Shame that he missed out on bidding for Stanley Matthews’ old boots – they’d have done the trick by offering ankle support and toe protection!

  • countrylad14

    May 4, 2010 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #2

    if he can stay fit and keep his head he could be like a very good new signing for us next year especially if he can re-discover his form from his man city days.

    only time will tell though there always that feeling with joey that he will do something stupid and spoil everything.

  • toon18

    May 4, 2010 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Joey can be our creative midfielder that we all know we need. At Man City he was brilliant. He can be our Stevie G or Lampard, with Vuckic waiting in the wings.

  • jimiley

    May 4, 2010 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #4

    Barton is totally overrated. It matters not to me that he is a yob or even a reformed yob. He has lost any pace he had and is Alan Smith with knobs on. Does anybody really think he will regain his England place??? He is 27 and should be in his prime. In reality he is going backwards and an injury waiting to happen. Our new Kieron Dyer???

  • stuart no9

    May 4, 2010 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #5

    barton, been here for nearly 3 years , and what has he done? JACK S..T, along with MR OWEN,
    2 of the worst signings in the history of NUFC

  • petey

    May 4, 2010 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #6

    Harsh considering he has played well this season, but then his age was mentioned and i cant help but think your not far off the truth, especially considering his potential at man city.

    his prime years were utterly ruined and if he is only just peaking now its only a matter of a season or two before he becomes a benchwarmer again.

    Shame though, he is a great footballer at times, and some of the best passing ive seen from anyone in the squad


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