Joey Barton And Andy Carroll Speak After Villa Thrashing

Joey Barton and Andy Carroll,  who together scored four of Newcastle’s six goals today against Aston Villa this afternoon, talked after the game.

Joey Barton – after scoring Newcastle’s first goal today

Joey had another good game for Newcastle today and scored the best goal of the afternoon as he rifled a 27 yard thunderbolt past American goalkeeper Brad Friedel to put Newcastle one up.

Joey said after the game:

“We weren’t too bothered about Monday – a lot of teams will get beaten by more than we did at Manchester United.”

“It was important to make a statement today and now we want to carry the momentum forward.”

“One swallow doesn’t make a summer but we’ve got to put in the same kind of shift in our next game at Wolves.”

On his goal, the former Manchester City midfielder, who was in excellent form in pre-season and played so well today, added:

“I thought I would chance my arm and it took a dip at the last minute.” “But three points is the important thing. We want to stabilise this club in the Premier League and we have given Villa a game today.”

Now the very good news – Joey will shave off that awful mustache – pronto – thank goodness for small mercies.

And local lad Andy Carroll put in a wonderful performance of leading the line for the Newcastle side this afternoon, and scored his first ever hat-trick for his home town club.

Carroll was delighted to claim his hat-trick and help the Newcastle side to their first win of the season, and he also talked after the game:

“It’s a great feeling. The lads worked hard and we deserved the win,”

Carroll was watched today by Magpies legend Alan Shearer, who was seen this afternoon in the stands celebrating the Newcastle goals with his young son, just like any other Newcastle fan.

Andy was asked about what it means to be the latest player to wear the famous number 9 shirt, and the 21 year-old striker added:

“Obviously people say there is extra responsibility but I enjoy playing football whatever number it is.”

A surprising, but excellent display from the Newcastle side today and manager Chris Hughton certainly has an awful lot of  positives to take out of this game.

But it’s just one game after all,  and we’re sure that Chris will have the lads ready for the next game at Wolves on Saturday afternoon, 3:00 pm KO, and we need to pick up more points in that game, which will not be easy.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • MacToon

    Aug 22, 2010 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #1

    Next game Ed 😉

    Wednesday, 25 August 2010
    Carling Cup
    Accrington Stanley v Newcastle, R2, 19:45

  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 22, 2010 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #3

    i think the cup game in midweek we will see some of our younger lads ie Krul, Vuckic, Ranger also a think Campbell and Xisco will start line up for me would be:
    Perch Campbell Williamson Jose
    Smith Barton Vuckic
    Routledge Xisco

  • baro

    Aug 22, 2010 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #4

    We were unstoppable today. Especially Joey and Andy Carroll. They just kept attacking, never quit and put their heads down. What a thunderbolt that Barton shot was, he just stopped the ball looked right and swung his leg like a bullet. Carroll was perfect, defo a match rating of 10. Nolan and the rest of the team each did their part.

  • Stuart

    Aug 22, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #5

    Does anyone know whens our next televised game?

  • GeordieGerman

    Aug 22, 2010 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #6

    Wednesday, 25 August 2010
    Carling Cup
    Accrington Stanley v Newcastle, R2, 19:45

  • slazberger

    Aug 22, 2010 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #7

    they will also be links available for all the games this season in the prem

  • GeordieGerman

    Aug 22, 2010 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #8

    Andy Carroll for England… !

    I can see that a lot of PL defenders will have problems with him. I can see a lot of PL defenders will spend weeks watching Videos of him.

  • jobzagudun

    Aug 22, 2010 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #9

    you have to give credit where credit is due! xisco`s control and vision for the pass for the last goal was imense, he performed quite well last monday as well when brought on. hopefully he will fullfill his potential!

    but well done to all the lads for a truly exiting game that im sure left us all with massive grins!

  • balubas1

    Aug 22, 2010 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #10


    yeah. After the game some commentators in an “expert” panel compared him to Zlatan:) (considering he got strength, ballskills, shooting ability, is a great header, and also has considerable pace for his size)

    yeah agree. as I have mentioned in another post, he did not only give the pass, but he was also available for Carroll at the goal if Carroll would have like to be 150% sure of the goal. (instead of 100%;) good play by the lad given the few minutes.

  • Moreno

    Aug 23, 2010 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #11

    I noticed Nolan screaming at Xisco to get in certain positions and Xisco totally ignoring him!

  • howay man

    Aug 23, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #12

    Tavernier Perch Williamson enrique
    —–rTaylor Tiote Vuckic Xisco
    ————-Ranger Ameobi

    That should be more than enough to shrug off accrington stanley


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