Joey Barton Should Let His Football Do The Talking

Joey Barton has made a  good start to the season, and we just have to hope that he can remain fit, because we’ve always knows Barton was a good player.

Joey Barton – very good start to the season

In Joey’s first three seasons on Tyneside he amassed just 47 appearances and 3 goals at the Tyneside club, and that’s not hardly enough appearances for such a good player.

But he’s already scored two goals this year, two beauties too – one on Saturday and that excellent free kick he put in at Peterborough United  on 3rd April.

Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has come out today and says he’d  like to see Joey play a lot of games this season, and says Joey should let his football do the talking.

Chris said today:

“Joey is a good player, we have always known that.” “It’s just we have missed his services on the football pitch, which has unfortunately not allowed him to play as many games as he would have liked.”

“But a fit Joey Barton, we have always known, is a good player.” “What Joey has to do is go through a period of playing well and doing what he is doing at the moment, letting his football do the talking.”

“That’s always the best way with any player, and Joey is certainly giving us good value.”

And there’s signs this year that’s just exactly what Joey plans to do, as we have to hope his daft actions of the past,  are well and truly over.

It seems the lad has finally matured, and we hope that’s the case, and certainly the Newcastle fans just love the player, who has said many times that he just wants to play football for the Newcastle United club.

Well – he’ll get his chance this season, and here’s hoping he can continue with his great form.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • GeordieTartanArmy

    Aug 24, 2010 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #1

    As long as CH stays on this lad is going to be great but we need extra creativity so lets loan some players out and get a couple of players in probaly lb cover with kadar going on loan then loaned in striker/midfielder and a permanent creative star!!!

  • Mags

    Aug 24, 2010 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #2

    http://www. sports writer Paul Turner wrote today…. I FIND myself in a position I never thought I would occupy – a member of the Joey Barton Defence League.

    I’m far from a big fan of the controversial Newcastle midfielder, but the furore being raised after his goal celebration against Aston Villa on Sunday is beyond belief.

    After scoring the opener in the 6-0 rout, Barton raised his arms and waved to the crowd, before stroking his upper lip, upon which a fine example of the art of moustachery has been growing these past few weeks.

    Immediately his actions were leapt upon by those who would rather see Barton still locked up in a jail cell than taking to the field in the Premier League as being a Nazi salute.

    Still photographs do not help matters, as they only show Barton, his left arm outstretched above his head and his right hand across the aforementioned facial topiary, seemingly mimicking Hitler in a manner not seen on an English football ground since Mark Bosnich so ill-advisedly performed his Nazi salute to Spurs fans in 1996.

    What they do not show is that Barton was very definitely performing a kind of shaving motion at the time and waving his hand about, rather than rigidly holding it in place and goose-stepping down the touchline ala Basil Fawlty.

    What that meant was that the tache was going – his pre-season promise being that it would stay until the Toon won a game, much to the relief of all around him, especially his girlfriend.

    This was not some kind of shocking revelation either.

    Barton had said as much many times before the game – when a player turns up for the new campaign with a large slug parked on his top lip, people are bound to ask why.

    Indeed, immediately after the game, the moustache was gone, shaved off in front of the cameras.

    Barton’s only mistake was being Joey Barton.

    His past record means that whenever he does anything people will assume the worst.

    Sneeze at a funeral and he will be disrespecting the dead, cross the road in busy traffic and he will be encouraging young children to get run over, prompting a nationwide campaign to outlaw jaywalking. The man can’t win.

    Being sent to jail for assault in 2008, sparking numerous off-pitch altercations with team-mates, mooning at Everton fans – no-one is trying to pretend Barton is a paragon of virtue.

    But he has served his time and people should leave him be until if he actually does something wrong – if he ever does anything wrong.

    Don’t try and make something out of nothing and make trouble for the man just because he ‘deserves’ it.

    If it had been Ryan Giggs, David Beckham or Fernando Torres, would anyone have even batted an eyelid at their actions?

    No, but it was Joey Barton and this time he is an innocent victim of people unwilling to live by rules of forgive and forget they would all like to think would be applied to them.

  • baro

    Aug 24, 2010 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #3

    Joey Barton has the best attitude in my opinion. He is a awesome player. Shows his best every game and scored a cracking stunning goal vs Aston Villa. That was an amazing goal. He is key to our Premier League season this year. Him and Andy Carroll, Jose Enrique and Jonas are my favorite Newcastle players.

  • Jan Stavik

    Aug 24, 2010 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #4

    Amazing lad that Joey Barton. I’m proud to see him play in the Toon jersey, he shows that it’s possible to turn things around. Lots of people go through tough times, he’s proving that it IS possible to change.
    And he’s got charm as well, I’m highly impressed with how he’s been behaving lately.

  • sweendog

    Aug 24, 2010 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #5

    baro .. agreed add collo to that list though .. 🙂

  • nicolnj

    Aug 24, 2010 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #6

    spot on mags, nice article

  • noir9

    Aug 24, 2010 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #7

    baro – I was listening to 5live on my way home after the match & they were suggesting that bartons “nazi salute” was something people should phone in about, even had a sound bite from some mad cow who had called already slagging joey’s actions…..that was about an hour after the match….disgraceful!

  • Majuro Magpie

    Aug 24, 2010 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #8

    The more people knock us the better we are doing. I think NUFC has some great personalities at the moment and they obviously gel. Am I the only one who worries a little upstart like Ben Arfa might upset that?

  • slazberger

    Aug 24, 2010 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #9

    noir9 – i heard 5live as well i got the impression the guy doing the show was trying to make a name for himself because he certainly wasnt one of the usual 5live 606 phone in guys, steve claridge was the other person on the show and he just kept defending barton saying it was pathetic to even suggest it was a salute so fare play to him

  • Oba

    Aug 24, 2010 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #10

    We’re not getting Ben Arfa.

  • howay man

    Aug 24, 2010 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #11

    the supposed nazi salute thing is bollocks, just the press trying to jump on the Barton haters bandwagon. Personally I couldnt give a sh1t about barton’s past, I care about his performance on the pitch and so far this season he has been terrific. keep it up Joey lad

  • aemagpie

    Aug 24, 2010 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #12

    bartons my favorite toon player

  • Stardust

    Aug 24, 2010 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #13

    See NUST are at it again

    “The board of NUST firmly believes that the only way for NUFC to have a long term stable financial future, and success on the pitch, is for the fans organised with the help of the Trust to try to arrange the finance to place the club permanently in an ownership model which involves fans as essential stakeholders.”

    First – who writes that tosh anyway – is it a human?

    Well NUST is that why you have campaigned against the current board, told and made up blatant lies to undermine the club while gaining financial promises from Joe Public, and openly refused meetings from DL to talk via the press – not to mention disrupt the supporters forums that were there long before your kneejerked arrival?

    Its because you want to have a share in the club and work with the management not buy it out riiiiiighhhhttttt………….wouldnt have nowt to do with the fact you crashed and burned and look like the half arsed amateurs you really are now does it?

    ….well if thats the case NUSTs new grubby little line – appears to be trying to keep the fund raising going by whatever means; why have

    “Closer to home the Trust is continuing to work towards identifying individuals and businesses who would be interested in a buyout.”

    in the damn same press release!

    Are NUST trying to buy the whole club or part of it – or just trying to get any cash you can from the inexperienced? – clueless gonks the lot of them

  • slazberger

    Aug 24, 2010 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #14

    NUST must be devastated fans are starting to believe and support the way the club is being run at the moment, and the financial mess barcelona seemed to be in wouldnt help either as they liked using them as an example.

  • a.l 9

    Aug 24, 2010 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #15

    NUST do my head in

  • Tom4Nufc

    Aug 25, 2010 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #16

    Haha, @15 your so right. I think enough is enough really, yes the original idea was appealing though the further it drags on the worse it gets.

    I support the idea that the fans own a percentage of the club as it will make us feel like we have more power, whether or not we really do!

    Anyway I’m off for the night 😉

  • SupaMag

    Aug 25, 2010 at 3:13 AM

    Comment #17

    NUST to me are far more dangerous than any sleazebag owner that could come down the pike.

    People dont want to acknowledge the sleaze these cut rate con men are. I’d be curious to see who they got in the back room advising them.

    Hang on to your pensions people. Dont put it in the hands of these schmucks.

  • bettyswollocks

    Aug 25, 2010 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #18

    stardust you really are a sh*t stirring tit. I don’t pretend to know an awful lot about NUST but I am pretty sure that it was always the intention to get a stake in the club and, if possible, buy out in full.

    Having just read the statement you refer to it is quite clear you have picked out a couple of sentences based on your own need to put the boot in and wedge your tongue a bit further up ashley’s crack.

    Get a hobby you sad man – you spend far too much time on blogs talking absolute gash!

  • Stardust

    Aug 25, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #19

    Pipe down Betty – you cant start by asying you know little about NUST then lambaste someone else’s opinion.

    From day 1 I have held the view that NUST have been and still continue to be ran by idiots who have the audacity to criticise the club for the way its ran when they cant even do the simplest of tasks.

    I am not against some of their goals – but the people who are doing this are so far out of their comfort zone its embarrassing. They clump their way through multi million pond fund raising ventures – aiming at peoples pension money – while now admitting they didnt know what they were doing and learning on the job ffs!

    Remember the Mike Ashley is taking 7million a month from NUFC statement – madness and lies!

    Everything else they do is kind of an irrelevance after all of that


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