The Elimination Of Barton Moustache A Relief For Many

Joey Barton had another good game in the engine room of Newcastle’s midfield yesterday, as Newcastle amazingly ripped a good Aston Villa side apart by six goals to nil.

Joey Barton – terrific first goal for Newcastle

And Joey talked about the Newcastle ambitions after the game,  and of course mentioned that Newcastle are currently unbeaten on a home run of 26 games in all competitions:

“We want to belong in the Premier League and the lads have shown how much they want it. We had a masterclass from (Paul) Scholes the other night but we bounced back.”

“It was important for us to make a statement today.” “We were unbeaten at St James’  Park last season and we wanted to keep that ball rolling.”

“There is no better start we could have had.” “Now we know we have to turn up for our next game at Wolves, away from home on Saturday,  and put in another shift.”

It was Joey  who opened the scoring for Newcastle with a terrific right foot swerving shot, that was just too fast for Villa goalkeeper Brad Friedel.

And that was just two minutes after Villa striker John Carew had missed an early penalty for the visitors, by blazing the ball way over the bar.

Joey talked about his goal this morning:

“They did not close me down enough and I hit it as hard as I could,” “The ball moved a little bit and bent at the last minute.”

The great news for Newcastle fans is of course that Joey has now removed the moustache he was growing (trying to grow?), and that will be a relief for many, including his girlfriend,  by all accounts.

But as Joey pointed to the moustache he raised his right arm in celebration, and it looked to some like a reference to Adolf Hitler, but of course it wasn’t, as Joey explained:

“I was simply saying the moustache goes,” “I’ll be shaving the moustache off now we have won.”“There are a few of the lads desperate to get it off.” “It is either the end of my moustache or the end of my relationship so I’m glad it is going!”

So when the lads return for training, probably tomorrow, as they have a game at Accrington Stanley on Wednesday evening in the Carling Cup, they will not be confronted any longer by that hair under Joey’s nose, and that’s got to be even more good news for them.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 23, 2010 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #1

    He looks like a right tw@ with a ‘tash!

    Looks like Emre in that pic.


    Aug 23, 2010 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #2

    The bull is our best player ………..

    Andy Carrol is going to be another no9 legend ……..

    Vuckic & Ranger should have been given 20 mins to play yesterday imo ……….

    Any news on Hatem Ben Arfa ?

  • Davies

    Aug 23, 2010 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #3

    Much as I dislike Colin Murray, he made a good point on MOTD2 last night; if Bartons’ bird hasn’t ditched him by now, she’s never going to, moustache or not.

    Personally, I couldn’t give two hoots what he looks like, as long as he plays the way he did yesterday and bangs in goals like that more often.

    Am I right in thinking that was he first toon goal from open play. I know’s he’s knocked in a few penalties like.

  • yemozone

    Aug 23, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #4

    He is going to be an important player this season, if he can stay fit and out of trouble.

  • Stuart

    Aug 23, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #5

    I didnt like when Colin Murray cracked that joke about Barton like, cheap dig on the lad when he hasnt been in trouble for a long while now.

  • WesJameson

    Aug 23, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #6

    Keep the tash joey, you beauty!!!

  • WesJameson

    Aug 23, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #7

    Well he should of anyway 🙂

  • Captain Beefheart

    Aug 23, 2010 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #8

    What’s wrong with a tash? Why is it good news for Newcastle fans? When did we become so obsessed with a players’ personal grooming & facial hair? What’s gone wrong with this world of men’s cosmetics, corporate hair gel and celebrity mags?

    Never stopped Ian Rush scoring or Mickey Quinn for that matter, or WG Grace (and Graham Gooch) finding the boundary or Jimmy Edwards wielding a cane or Frank Zappa wringing the neck of his guitar or Cut-throat Jake terrorising the high seas – or was that a cartoon?

    So if Joey doesn’t score another belter like that in the next few games I’ll personally start a grow-the-tash-back petition. It’s every man’s right…. And as for his wife threatening to leave, there’s only 6 words needed, Joey:

    “Divorce me and be damned, woman!!”

  • lesh

    Aug 23, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #9

    Captain Beefheart // Aug 23, 2010 at 11:23 AM

    The significance of the tache was that Joey had said he’s grow one and not shave it off ’til we won.

    It’s off now!

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 23, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #10

    Hopefully he dont get the chance to grow another!

  • Hamiltoon

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #11

    Hello Ed! 1st time logged in.
    For the benefit of NUFC, its fans and most of all our vindictive (uneducated? Press) Barton’s gesture was left-handed and the Nazi (Hitler) salute is RIGHT-handed!!! This should clear up any mis-understanding that the Press has.

  • xfer

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #12

    lol. Spot on about looking like Emre!

  • moonraker

    Aug 23, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #13

    NO WAY was it a Nazi salute! The media are scraping the barrel with that one; the low life scum will do anything for a headline!!


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