Joey Barton Becoming Big Player For Newcastle


Joey Barton had another great performance for Newcastle yesterday at Goodison Park, especially in the second half.

Joey Barton – excellent display yesterday

And Newcastle manager Chris Hughton was well satisfied with the display of the Liverpudlian as he said after the game:

“What we’ve consistently said with Joey is that if we can keep him playing football and keep him fit, he’s a very good player and a big asset for us,”

“Joey’s going through a period now where he’s been fit for the whole of pre-season apart from four days, trained every day and if he stays like that he’s a very good player.”

We have to hope that Joey can stay fit this season, because there’s little doubt when he gets fully fir he’s a very good player.

There are also signs he has settled down off the field as well, and we hope the daft things he did in the past are now just fading memories.

It’s a little strange but with Joey now one of the senior players at the club, he is even now setting a good example to the younger players at Newcastle.

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17 comments so far

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Sep 19, 2010 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #1

    Qaulity midfield partnership!! Tiote and Barton were amaising.

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  • batty

    Sep 19, 2010 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #2

    player of the season so far

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  • ben arfa in toon

    Sep 19, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #3

    quality player

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  • moonraker

    Sep 19, 2010 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #4

    I can’t believe the transformation in Joey Barton. He passed the big test of his temperament at Wolves when he was severely provoked by Henry.

    We now have a good balanced squad and if Sol can’t get in the team it’s credit to the central defenders and long may it continue!! 🙂

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  • leedodd

    Sep 19, 2010 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #5

    The Lad Needed a Chance Not a Kick in The Backside. The Crowd Love Him They Know when he gets The Ball something Exiting Will happen. His Goal Against Aston Villa Showed what the Fans Think of Him. Bring On The Stoke Game Next Week !!!!!!!!

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  • balubas1

    Sep 19, 2010 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #6

    I now truly believe in CH’s comment that JB is like “a new signing” for us.

    With his head in the right place, he’s an excellent midfielder. Physical presence, eye for the game, good passing ability… total package.

    And that good old english attitude doesn’t hurt either;)

    characters like Nolan & Barton are very important to keep a “backbone” in the squad. It creates stability so that exciting players like Ben Arfa can shine.

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  • Ciaran Thomas

    Sep 19, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Did anyone see the Cheeky smile on Joey B’s Face when them scumy fans giving him stick ! Just shows he turn in footballer not a boxer 🙂 hahah

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  • balubas1

    Sep 19, 2010 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #8

    Ciaran Thomas:

    hehe:) yeah! We need that kind of attitude in our team!

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  • aemagpie

    Sep 19, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #9

    my favorite player 🙂

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  • geordieal

    Sep 19, 2010 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #10

    Would love to see ben arfa playing behind Carroll, in place of Nolan, as well as Nolan has started this season I still think he isn’t good enough, guti on the left and if routledge can improve, we have decent options going forward, Barton and tioite in the middle with gosling yet to play, things are looking up. Would like to see colocinni given the captaincy, or dare I say it, even warren Barton, he seems to have matured into the type of player that can only be good for our future, get well soon o steve harper who must be devastated with his injury, but could it be for the best, sure to have 2 great keepers in competition for places, but surely now is the time for tim to shine and realise the potential he so desperately wants to show.

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  • geordieal

    Sep 19, 2010 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #11

    Joey Barton even, what was I thinking? Lol

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  • Ciaran Thomas

    Sep 19, 2010 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #12

    Ben Arfa on the Left,Routledge on the right. End of.

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  • ArtyH

    Sep 19, 2010 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #13

    Are we talking about the same player Shearer was going to kick out of toon? Well played JB & CH, amazing transformation guys.

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  • baro

    Sep 19, 2010 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #14

    Joey Barton certainly is one of my favorite players on Newcastle. His attitude has certainly changed. He is definitely like a new signing on Newcastle. Has took the leadership role on Newcastle. One of the top players on Newcastle.

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  • themole

    Sep 19, 2010 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #15

    given on his way back to st james’s park ….. watch this space

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  • Brutooon

    Sep 20, 2010 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #16

    even during the everton game, every everton player want to go for him when he got the ball

    because of his out field attitude, i think he can do well inside the pitch

    a question of where to put Gosling, Guthrie?

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  • Reacher

    Sep 20, 2010 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #17

    The fact is Joey is a proven Premiership player. When we signed him, he was showing some great form for Manchester City’s. He is that kind of archetypal English box-to-box midfielder. It’s no coincidence that his best form has come at a time when he’s had a proper, injury-free pre-season. He has been our best player this season so far, and I said it before the season started that if we are to stay up, a fit and level-headed Barton will be absolutely key to achieving that.

    God help us if he gets injured, or worse, drunk.

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