Pardew Smashes Joey Barton Sell Rumors – Great!

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has come out today and said that midfielder Joey Barton will not be leaving St James’ Park in the January transfer window.

Joey Barton – going nowhere – and that’s nice to hear

Since the news was put out yesterday by Sky Sports we are really pleased that Alan has denied that today – because selling Joey would be very hard to take for Newcastle fans, after we’ve already lost manager Chris Hughton.

West Ham and Aston Villa had been linked with the 28-year-old for a ridiculous price of just £1.5M, and the story was linked with Joey’s huge contract on Tyneside running out in 18 months time.

But Pardew has told the Newcastle Journal today:

“We don’t want to do any business.”“Part of my first week or so here has been spent trying to analyze what is the situation with the players we have.”

“And then try to secure their positions before we start looking elsewhere.”

“That’s been my main focus, rather than looking at other players who could raise the level here.”

Barton has only appeared 60 games for Newcastle since arriving in 2007 for £5.8M from Man City, who Newcastle play next Sunday afternoon.

Joey loves it on Tyneside, and has been one of Newcatsle’s top players this season back in the Premier League.

We don’t just want to see Joey not to  leave but we also want Newcastle to tie him down at the club with another contract.

We’ll just have to wait and see on that one of course.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • Charlietoon

    Dec 22, 2010 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #1

    Oh Shite…When I read your headline ED I was hopng for something relating to the actual matter of Joey Barton. Seriously mate your up there with the news of the world and the daily mail in terms of journalistic merit.

  • john_cena163

    Dec 22, 2010 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #2

    Great news

  • ArtyH

    Dec 22, 2010 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Lets hope this is true.

  • toonfan76

    Dec 22, 2010 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #4

    Lets hope that this statement is backed up by the owner come the Jan transfer window, If Pardew and co manage to offload some of the dead wood and keep hold of our best players, maybe even bring in a player or two as cover for our first team then I believe a signal of our intent will be shown. But this is Newcastle after all, We’ll only know for sure once the transfer window is shut.

  • JSimpson19

    Dec 22, 2010 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #5

    Charlie this blog is just a place where Ed finds whats being said about Newcastle in the world and puts his thoughts and opinions to it. If you don’t value that why not try using a different website. But on the matter I really hope we can keep Barton.

  • Davies

    Dec 22, 2010 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #6

    Funny, innit. A short 18 months ago, we’d all have been saying get shot. We are fickle as fans, but I don’t believe that this is the reason we’re so keen to hold on to Barton.

    A punch (if you can call it that) and rude hand gesture aside, Joseph Anthony Barton seems to have grown up and taken responsibility for himself. No more boozing, no more trips to MacDonalds at 2 in the morning and his performances on the pitch have followed the same level of improvement.

    Well done Joey Barton.

  • toonfan76

    Dec 22, 2010 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #7

    Charlietoon. I see what you mean, Barton isn’t mentioned in Pardew’s statement, Give us something rock solid or don’t bother.

  • toonfan76

    Dec 22, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #8

    Davies. I have to agree with what your saying about Joey Barton showing himself to be a lot more mature in his on and off field behaviour, It’s not like he does an Eric Cantona and jumps into the crowd feet first, Joey is gonna have the odd blip but a lot of footballers walk that tightrope every time they step onto the pitch.

  • peteb

    Dec 22, 2010 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #9

    Love the NUFC Blog however gotta agree with Charlitoon on this one. I don’t think Pardew has smashed the Barton rumours.

    On another point… it looks like Tayls might be staying do you think this would have been possible under Chris H or was the relationship broken?

  • Dax Trajero

    Dec 22, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #10

    Aren’t people used to this by now.

    Gutter journalists, raking up nonsense stories, in this case about Joey.

    Let’s look at the facts:
    £1.5m for a player that cost £6m
    In the prime of his career, playing brilliantly
    Has turned a corner in terms of maturity

    Why would the club sell him, especially for such a ridiculous low fee ?

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Dec 22, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #11

    ok so AP. has said he doesn’t want Joey to leave, but what is the fat man’s view on it!?

  • jj

    Dec 22, 2010 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #12

    Great news if its true, his delivery and composure are priceless!!! Im looking forward to seeing if and who pardew brings in in Jan and seeing how his style of play will improve our team….i was looking on the west ham and charlton blogs and they say he plays attractive attacking football and his only downside back then was that he used to try to be one of the lads and not the manager but they hope hes adapted now….all id like to see more from the team is to use the wings a bit more as if Barton is injured or playing in the middle we need to get Wayne and Jonas practicing crosses til they bleed so its like muscle memory for them

  • jj

    Dec 22, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #13

    Hows this for a first eleven after Jan?

    GK Krul
    RB Simpson
    CB Taylor
    CB Coloccini
    LB Enrique
    RW Johnson (loan)
    CM Barton
    CM Tiote
    LW Kranjcar (4m)
    CF Carroll
    ST Ben Arfa


  • Brutooon

    Dec 22, 2010 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #14

    thats pure rumour. and i dont think barton want to move to other club…..

  • slazberger

    Dec 22, 2010 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #15

    our second top scorer dropped from another team sheet i see. i think we have a core group of players who should be in any team providing they are still doing it on the pitch. we also have players who work well together such as the barton, tiote and nolan understanding.

    core players imo

    Enrique, Barton, Nolan, Tiote, Carroll and Ben-arfa.

    i would consider adding a CB partnership to that if we pick a regular pair for the rest of the season out of williamson, colo and S taylor

  • toonfan09

    Dec 22, 2010 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #16

    for those of you doubting ed article quote from pardew in the chronicle saying he “I want barton to stay”

  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 22, 2010 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #17

    jj, take it that Nolan is no longer captain, and isn’t scoring?

  • jj

    Dec 22, 2010 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #18

    regarding Nolan, i just think other than scoring goals he doesnt provide that much…if hes in there for the team spirit then thats fine but his all round contribution is not amazing is it? putting barton in the middle pulling strings and having attacking skillful wingers would provide more chances whilst also adding more to the CM and take some heat off Tiote, if Nolan scores again and again and proves me wrong then cool im over the moon but id prefer two out and out wingers and more creativity rather than relying on Nolan getting into those crucial positions, just my thoughts lads thats all, after all im not the newcastle manager and by the sounds of it prefering a Ben arfa/carroll partnership to a Nolan/Carroll partnership is a hanging offence…ill get my noose…


    Dec 23, 2010 at 6:07 AM

    Comment #19

    We shall see monday against Man city how De Jong and Barton will size up to eachother?

    I hope the game goes ahead, the weather just recently sux, and is a real problem for the whole competition. The thing about Joey is that he won,t let himself be pushed around, but always seems to get the blame from the ref in a tussle. If he does,nt get screwed by the ref , then there always seems to be TV footage of anything that could be seen to be a bit dodgy!

    De Jong breaks a leg! Cattermole makes a hell of a lot of bad tackles and despite TV coverage, No Ban, No fine nowt? There seems to be one rule for NUFC and another for the rest! This is why i despise the UK press as they appear to be totally biast ! The same thing applies to the FA too!

    I will say this though, i hope that we have a decent ref on boxing day if the match goes ahead! After the match was off at Brum we need the points.


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