Joey Barton Leaving Newcastle – It’s More Nonsense


It’s fair game in the press this week with all the upset at the Newcastle club.

Joey Barton – going nowhere

We’ve seen stories that the new manager will have £20M to spend in January, and we’ve seen a ridiculous article that Jurgen Klinsmann will be the new manager.

That latter turned out to be a betting web-site fake story to try to make some money, and unfortunately it looks like they did,  with lots of bets being placed on Klinsmann – what a disgrace.

So we’re not surprised to see that some Newcastle players will be sold in January, and who better than to make that than Joey Barton himself.

We will not even give the article any credibility by quoting much of the nonsense in it, other than to say West Ham are supposed to be interested.

But then at the end of the story a West Ham source – that secret person who  makes all the comments for these gossip newspapers, but they are never identified because they don’t exist – says Barton’s wages are too high for the London club to take him.

And the article started out by saying Newcastle wanted to unload Joey because his wages are too high at Newcastle – go figure.

Why would Newcastle want to sell Joey when they kept him during the Championship season, when the club were making less than half the revenues they are now?

But we said this week the £20M transfer fund story and the Jurgen Klinsmann story were all nonsense, which of course they were – and it doesn’t take a genius to realize that.

But what we will say is that we do have a worry that some Newcastle players may indeed leave in January – but the reason will be because they are fed up with the club, and especially if  the new manager Alan Pardew doesn’t make a good impression on them – quickly.

Depending on what happens with the relationships between the new manager, Alan Pardew, and some of the senior Newcastle players, some players may just become so fed up on Tyneside they may want to leave – and that’s a real possibility.

But Alan hasn’t even met with the players yet, he’ll take the training for the first time today and has presumably held a meeting with the playing staff this morning – and we hope it all goes very well.

Comments welcome.



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12 comments so far

  • hktoonfan

    Dec 10, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #1

    if it is true
    i want to kill MA

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  • Lynxie

    Dec 10, 2010 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #2

    Why Aye. Course he is. I remember the headline about Socrates joining the toon as well………..
    Honestly, the press are so moronic. We all know that Barton is not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but even he would not want to sign up for definite relegation because West Ham are absolute pants.

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  • Lynxie

    Dec 10, 2010 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #3

    HKtoonfan. I felt the same way when we sold Terry Hibbitt. But before you knew it, we had Tommy Craig. And suddenly, there I was at Wembley, and we were in Europe. Things move on. Despite his revival of form this season, Joey Barton still owes us big time for his stupidity, and his contract is not long enough for him to repay us. If he goes, it will be becaue possibly someone else is coming in. We can only hope he is as good as Tiote. The scout seems to have an eye for a player, so lets see.

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  • nufcant

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #4

    Sky sports say we’ve rejected an offer from west ham for Barton

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11685_6565306,00.html

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  • shearermania

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #5

    the sooner this thug is out of our club the better….he’s definately one who derserves his boss….asley and joey=2 morons

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  • KillyMag

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #6

    You better give the article some credibility seeing as its coming from Willie McKay, Joey Barton’s agent.

    Joey has 18 months left on his contract. Do you honestly think MA will offer him more money or even the same money to sign a new deal…no didn’t think so. Jose Enrique’s agent next to be touting for a new club…give it a fortnight before there are more

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  • shearermania

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #7

    did i love socrates..the chain smoking maradona

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  • nufcant

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #8

    @ 5
    Regardless of what you think of Barton he has been a key player for us this season. I know the Pederson thing was daft but look how important he has been to getting a good ball into the box for the likes of Carroll to get on the end of. We certainly have missed him in the last few games and I wouldn’t like to see him leave the club.

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  • atom

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #9

    Regardless if this link is true or not, Barton has been our most influential player this season. Without him in there there has been no link between the midfield and the forwards. Getting rid without a direct replacement would guarantee relegation. Just look how the form has dipped without Joey.

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  • shearermania

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #10

    nufcant..i bwas so excited when we signed barton..i always rated him as a genius – but he has dissapointed me so much….i think he was as good as lampard, gerrard a few yeras ago but then he had to put cigars out in team mates eyes and make sure his french team mate looked like the elephant man after a good belting….he has wasted his talent so much after so many chances and the reckless challenge on alonso two years ago maybe was the reason we got relegated….hes been all right this season so far but with a talent like this he shouild have arc hieved so much more for us…..he was a world beater once – not anymore…only a self destructive idiot

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  • geoff777

    Dec 10, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #11

    Joey’s done well to turn his life around.

    Hope he finishes career with us.

    Top player. Probably our best.

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  • Brutooon

    Dec 10, 2010 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #12

    Joey Barton won’t move, cos no club would want him looking at his attitude

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