James Perch Such A Big Fan Of Joey Barton


James Perch has looked good in pre-season,  both when he’s played at right back – as he did against PSV, and as a central defender as he did at Deportivo on Tuesday night.

James Perch – backing Joey Barton today

We’re hoping James will turn out to be a bargain buy for the Magpies and we’ll know soon enough.

But today the Mansfield-born 24 year-old was singing the praises of team-mate Joey Barton – who we also spotlighted earlier this morning.

James considers Barton’s Spanish showing at Deportivo La Coruna as typical of the man, who seems to have overcome at least some of the demons that plagued him when he was a youngster – anyway we hope that’s the case.

Perch has today backed Joey to produce big time for Newcastle this coming season – and again – we hope that’s the case.

Perch told the Journal this morning:

“That’s Joey all over,” explained the former Nottingham Forest defender.” “He showed immense courage to step up there and blast that one home.”

“Missing a penalty is a horrible thing for anyone, a real killer, but he pushed it to the back of his mind and just did what he does best.”

“Joey will never take a backward step from anything, he will always face up to a challenge, and he showed that again in Deportivo.”

“He’s going to be a vital part of our team this season, we need him to be on top form and he’ll be one of the main men to lead from the front.”  “So it’s a great sign that he shelved the first one and continued to put himself forward.”

“All of us, every player, we all knew that he would put his hand up, and we all knew that he would put the penalty away. He’s got a steely determination that marks him out as a special talent, and he used all of that to take the flak, forget about it and then do something to put it right.”

Newcastle complete their pre-season program of friendlies at Glasgow Rangers on Saturday, with a 1:00 pm KO at Ibrox.

Chris will need to show his hand a little, because it’s likely the starting line-up will be a good guide to who may start against the Red Devils a week come Monday, in our first PL game for 15 months.

Perch continued:

“Joey’s on good form and this will help,” “It would have been frustrating not to get that second chance, and he knew it was important to take it.”“He showed up well in the middle of the park and we’ll need more of that at Rangers if he plays.”

“All that’s left now is to get a good workout and a good performance at Rangers, and finish our pre-season without picking up any injuries.”

We’d like to see Joey start in central midfield with Kevin Nolan, but we’d also be surprised if Chris doesn’t start in a 4-5-1 formation against the Red Devils,  with Kevin playing just behind the lone striker up front – Andy Carroll.

And another central midfielder like Alan Smith or Danny Guthrie should also be in there.

It would be terrific if Newcastle could get a result at Old Trafford, when everybody will be  talking about how many the Manchester United side will beat us by.

Howay The Lads!!

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65 comments so far

  • howay man

    Aug 5, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #1

    much better performance against deportivo perchy lad

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #2

    Yeah, definately, but needs to cut out the rash challenges in daft positions

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  • Norwegian_geordie

    Aug 5, 2010 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #3

    Sorry Perch..

    Just thought I’d give some info about Moa from Vålerenga. Apparently there are premier league interrest from Blackburn and West Ham. I would hope Newcastle would get in there to snatch the player.
    He’s problably available for 1-1,5 mill. Not a bad price for him, still only 24 years old.

    He’s been looking solid over a couple of years now and have 15 goals so far in the Norwegian season.

    Here’s an article:
    http://www.dagbladet.no/2010/08/05/sport/mohammed_abdellaoue/moa/tippeligaen/valerenga/12842219/

    Please CH look across the pond!

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 5, 2010 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #4

    I can confirm talks have broken down between newcastle and marseille, newcastle are adamant they will only sign on loan with a view to perm transfer, they are asking for 5.8m which newcastle wont pay, we had agreed terms with hatem aswell, talks arent set to continue, and hughton will pursue other targets, he is set to have talks with west ham today

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  • Norwegian_geordie

    Aug 5, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #5

    “geordielad88o”

    Is this true?

    It’s such a shame if he goes to West Ham. I really had great expectations to him in black and white.

    If this is the way, lets hope CH has another one up his sleeve… but time is running out..

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Aug 5, 2010 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #6

    And were you here this geordielad? Or are you just making it up trying to sound like your in the know, and also were did you get that the man from the board of FIFA was in toon yesterday?

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 5, 2010 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #7

    I dont make stuff, i have used this site for ages, and made thousands of posts, and the only ones i can recall posting in regards to transfers was victor moses, and these two rumours, its the same person that told me moses had broken off talks to sign for wigan, cos we wouldnt up our offer, i made decent money on the exchanged on him signing for wigan 🙂 i just pass on what i get told, dont see the point in making stuff up,

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 5, 2010 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #8

    when we signed routledge, williamson etc, i heard nothing at all from him, so hopefully it aint true, cos i really hope we can pull this deal off

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #9

    geordielad880

    Sounds about right, Ashley does not want to spend money its as simple as that, if we do bring in Arfa i will be gob smacked. Its so simple to see that we need cover for the wings, left back and we need a decent striker to play alongside Carroll but very little is happening.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #10

    @ Toon1978 (9)

    How can you say very little is happening?

    We heard nothing with the Perch transfer, that seems to be our new policy on transfers, keep it quiet till its signed, best way in my opinion.

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  • 09nufc09

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #11

    geordielad880 = attention seeker imo

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #12

    @ 09nufc09 (11)

    Any who are you exactly??

    I dont recall seeing your name on many comments.

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  • G

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #13

    Oh dear, lots of handbags flying around the blog today.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #14

    @ G (13)

    Its just because of the Tits we get on on here

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  • G

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #15

    Nicely put!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #16

    just copied this from Mags (74) on http://www.nufcblog.com/2010/08/05/newcastle-continue-talks-for-marseilles-ben-arfa/

    “According to them at 10.00 a.m. Cleverly HAS NOT signed for Wigan. They did carry on to say they do not know whether he will though.”

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  • DanNUFC

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #17

    someone on .org is claiming that we’ve signed ben arfa for 6 mil and it will be announced by tomorrow at the latest… he says he’s simpson’s cousin

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #18

    no im not an attention seeker 09nufc09, im a regular poster, and i havent posted rumours in the past, i wont bother passing on info anymore, because posters just slate you for doing it

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #19

    I think everyone is entitled to air what they have heard or read but at the end of the day, the only time it is made correct is when it is posted on the club site, or when the player has moved elsewhere.

    I dont see why this blog gets so bloody personal, we are on here to talk about the Toon and are all (meant to be) Toon fans.

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #20

    i see wellbeck has agreed to go on loan to sunderland, looked poor at preston last season

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #21

    I read that Manure had said to Blackpool that they couldnthave Wellbeck on loan but they could have Owen!

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #22

    exactly nufc_richygo1, i hate it when people get slagged off or called an idiot or muppet, for having an opinion on signings, or who should be sold or playing, its someone’s opinion, no-one opinion is more right, than someone else’s, its the whole idea of a blog, to discuss newcastle, its great when you get the banter going, without idiots (09nufc09)

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #23
  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #24

    Wellbeck has not done too bad for Manure in pre season

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  • G

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #25

    The last time I saw slatings like this was when that numpty who thought he knew who was going to sign, and told everybody we would all ‘be sorry’ was on the blog. What was his name?

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #26

    thats who i was talking about earlier, couldnt remember his name properly, i got in a right arguement with him till 3 in the morning lol, i thought it was stuart at first, but i keep thinking jay now

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #27

    @ 25 & 26

    Cant remember the names, get too many tits on here!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #28

    I read NewsNow for NUFC and normally there is news popping thru every 10-20 mins, its been nearly 2 hours now with no news, hopefully its coz there is a big announcement coming?

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #29

    hope your right mate, there will be someone signed before saturday in my opinion, need to give them time to settle, would be nice if they could be at the rangers game, give everyone a lift, if it was a big signing

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #30

    G mate I have found the old posts, the idiot was called jaynufc89

    here is the old posts

    http://www.nufcblog.com/2010/05/31/seven-newcastle-players-who-need-to-improve-next-season/

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  • greekgeordie

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #31

    Lovely heated discussion and this is what is all about until end of August. I agree with most of you and your opinion is your opinion, CH has done a Sterling job in January and this time on the transfer market so let trust the man that he can deliver again.
    On Ashley I believe that he is keeping a low profile but behind the scenes he seems to be backing CH all the way, keep off his back and sit down and enjoy the Liverpool Saga unfolding for a change

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #32

    greek geordie your not jaynufc89 are you lol, just he always said he had just come back from living in greece, lmao!!

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  • MickyD

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #33

    http://www.aggbot.com/docs/link.php?id=10383589&r=s&c=48

    newcastle sign ben arfa on lan according to french newspaper

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  • greekgeordie

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #34

    geordielad880
    No I am Greek by birth and converted to a geordie when I went to Uni at Newcastle long time ago now live in Kent

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 5, 2010 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #35

    mickyD i hope its right, it has no direct links to l’equipe newspaper which is strange, was on their earlier, and there was nothing about ben arfa, its usually the best place to look about french transfers

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 5, 2010 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #36

    @ Micky D

    Just looked on the L’Equipe site and only news from today on Ben Arfa is about him being selected for France Squad

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  • G

    Aug 5, 2010 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #37

    Ah Yes, JayNUFC89. What a guy! Trying to educate him was like trying to Nail Jelly to a tree!

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  • Shearer

    Aug 5, 2010 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #38

    Hope it’s true! @33!! 😀

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 5, 2010 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #39

    nice one greekgeordie, no chance of you persuading sotitis ninis to sign for the toon is there??? 🙂

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  • Shearer

    Aug 5, 2010 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #40

    @37

    True lmao

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