Joey Barton Accepts Pay Cut To Stay At Newcastle

We had an article out last night that reported that Alan Pardew yesterday had said in a post match interview,  that he was close to signing a top Newcastle player to a new extended deal on Tyneside.

Joey Barton – staying on Tyneside because this is where he wants to be

And we guessed that player may be Joey Barton – we hoped that player would be Joey Barton.

And today the Sunday Sun is reporting that Newcastle are indeed close to securing Joey on an extended deal.

The new contract could be announced as early as next week, as negotiations seem to have gone very smoothly with Joey’s agent, Willie McKay, who has said often that his client was very happy at the Newcastle club.

And as expected (and hoped), it looks like the 28 year-old Liverpudlian, who was on a massive £65K/week at Newcastle, has agreed to take a pay cut to stay on at St James’ Park.

Now that’s what we like to see from our players.

Joey has had a terrible history of violence off the pitch, but he has very much corralled that behavior over the last two years, and apart from one or two small departures, has behaved himself very well both on the pitch, and off the pitch.

And of course he’s just a huge favorite with the Newcastle fans, and will be even more so after this news.

Joey is playing his best football ever, and he’s one player Newcastle can build their new team around – and that’s just exactly what Alan Pardew wants to do.

Next up will be 24 year-old  Jose Enrique, and we think Jose could be even quicker in signing a new deal at Newcastle, and his new contract could even be with improved terms.

Jose was on lower wages than Joey (£40K/week?), but has become one of Newcastle’s best players over the last couple of seasons, an is another huge favorite with Newcastle fans.

And Jose has also said he wants to stay at Newcastle.

Comments welcome.

26 comments so far

  • ashington-geordie

    Jan 23, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #1


  • fungus44

    Jan 23, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #2

    great new,s if ture jose next and a couple new face,s in and we sorted

  • Brutooon

    Jan 23, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #3

    Next, CUT alan smith’s wages and xisco!

  • Mac

    Jan 23, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #4

    Barton and the Bull both class players. Wouldwalk into most prem teams.

  • Spuggy

    Jan 23, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #5

    What a coup this will be to secure both players – enrique on a long deal and joey until he retires!!

    These are the solid foundation this club need to build upon. Hope there’s some truth in it.

  • andyroo

    Jan 23, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #6

    well in joey barton

  • Dennis Twice

    Jan 23, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #7


  • Spuggy

    Jan 23, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #8

    I really think joey has rediscovered himself, both personally and the footballer this season.

    Some of his passing and skill have been world class, and his consistency of play is much better now. Long may it continue – he’s passionate about newcastle and can go down in history as the reformed prodigal son and a toon legend if he can keep his head.

    Who would have thought that a year ago??!

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jan 23, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #9


  • nobby sol

    Jan 23, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #10

    where is his england call up?
    latest on the transfer front anyone

  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Jan 23, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #11

    i told you already, if our player have heart like Carroll, like Ben Arfa, Nolan, Jonas, and S.Taylor, than we will succeed in any team we have match, coz we all united. This what very important in Football and good example of this united is Manchester United, Arsenal.

    These MU and Arsenal, they rare buy or adding to their squad and if they buy, the player is not involve in they first currently, but waiting and train hard with other to have good communication.

  • davybtoon

    Jan 23, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #12

    7th in the prem and unbeaten in the prem in 2011 good start to the year

  • RooneyToons

    Jan 23, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #13

    Baryons been awesome this year… He’s playing just as good if not better than he was at city. He needs to have a few more pops at goal if you ask me… Look what happens when he does Villa/Stevenage anyone

  • RooneyToons

    Jan 23, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #14

    Baryon??? Whooo

  • ArtyH

    Jan 23, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #15

    It bodes well that Joey is going to take a pay cut as he loves it at the toon!
    After all he could be a star at any other club, but he will be worshiped here!

  • Black n whiteSi

    Jan 23, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #16

    Great news and great to hear that not all footballers are knobheads that only care about money. Good on ya Barton, after all we are the club that stuck by him and glad he’s repaying it

  • xfer

    Jan 23, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #17

    Great attitude if true.

  • TheShadow2k11

    Jan 23, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #18

    GREAT SUFF! hope its true though pity if it isnt! hes a great player and we are starting to build a great team! few more players in and we should me a top 4 team in no time! sorry this is off subject but i have a website that i just created and i was wandering if yous could check it out for me? anyway its cheers!

  • Marzy

    Jan 23, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #19

    Get it sign & sealed & hope Jose will be next!.

  • Sav

    Jan 23, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #20

    Player of the season.
    If him or his agent can only keep their gobs shut about him being the best in the country, he might round off a good year with another cap or two.

  • Sav

    Jan 23, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #21

    But if you’re reading this Joey, I’d say you’re not wrang like.

  • Phil K

    Jan 23, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #22

    Joey on an extended contract is great. Jose and Colo too, I hope.
    Thing is, must be the first time Joey has a bunch of supporters TOTALLY on his side.

  • cheikmate

    Jan 23, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #23

    his names joey barton and he loves the toon,
    his names joey barton and he loves the toon

    everybody needs a nutter in the middle, everybody needs a nutter!

    GREAT NEWS, now get jose sorted.

  • geordieforeva

    Jan 23, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #24

    Great news. I respect the man for his loyalty. In a way he had to because the club stood by him in his darkest hours. 2013 we will be challenging top 4

  • chuck

    Jan 24, 2011 at 1:18 AM

    Comment #25

    The way he has played this season he should be getting a raise, never mind a pay cut.
    Just dont understand why people are celebrating and happy to see him take a pay cut ?

  • Lynxie

    Jan 24, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #26

    chuck @25:
    I dont think people are celebrating Joey B taking a pay cut, they are celebrating his loyalty and devotion to our cause. Personally I think he deserves, and has earned a pay increase, but such is the manner of the man. He has totally won me over, I wanted him sacked two year ago. But now, Joey Barton symbolises everything that is good about our team, He CARES. What would you rather have, another Michael Owen?


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