Joey Barton’s Dreams Can Come True On Tyneside

Alan Pardew says he has a great relationship with Joey Barton and also thinks dreams can come true for Joey on Tyneside.

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Apart from a misadventure with Morton Pedersen against Blackburn earlier this season, after which he made a point of making an immediate and full apology to the Norwegian, Joey has been a model of patience on the field this season.

And Joey’s off-field behavior causes nobody any problems these days, since Joey has completely given up the drink.

Of course all contract talks have been put on hold until the end of the season at Joey’s request, and we have to hope Joey stays loyal to the Tyneside club.

But it may take the Newcastle club to relent a little bit too,  and give the Liverpudlian the three year deal he wants at the Newcastle club.

We must say Joey Barton has done very well since his time in jail in the summer of 2008, and it’s very difficult when you sink so low to correct things – and credit to Joey for doing exactly that.

We didn’t think he could do it, and he’s proved us wrong, and good for him!

Pardew spoke about Joey to the local Evening Chronicle today:

“I’ve had a great relationship here with Joey.” “He’s got four or five years, maybe six, still left at the very top.”

“And if he stays in the space he’s in now, he will have a successful period.” “I think I understand him and, in my own way, I’ve tried to assist him and in the process he’s delivering.”

“Make no doubt about it, he’s had help from Sporting Chance and his mentors, as well as Chris Hughton and me.” “But it’s all about Joey – and he has to be able to see it through.”

“He doesn’t drink alcohol now and that is a wise decision given the character that he is, and you have to pay credit to him for that.”

There’s little doubt that Joey has done very well indeed over the last 30 months or so, and we think he can keep it up too – and also fulfill all his football ambitions in a black and white striped shirt – and that’s not with Juventus either.

We just hope that Joey Barton feels the same way.

Comments welcome.

25 comments so far

  • Toonboy_84

    Mar 14, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Alright guys. Completely off topic here but………..

    Haven’t been to SJP for a couple of years. Looking to buy 4 tickets for the Wolves game. I understand I have to pay for the 12th man membership but how many tickets will this let me buy? Will I have to get someone else to sign up as well to be able to buy 4 tickets? Any help would be much appreciated.



  • shpetmeister

    Mar 14, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #2

    Nothing about Newcastle iss off topic.

    cant u just register on the and order the tickets from there? Even do ur not from uk ?

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 14, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #3

    Toonboy_84, If you have a credit card you can order directly from the official site. At least that’s what I did.

  • Tinman

    Mar 14, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #4

    Last time all i did was rang up, they ask a for your card number, then you collect them at SJP or you get them delivered if your order with enough time before the game (think its 72 hours)

  • nufc_mad

    Mar 14, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #5

    i did the same as Tinman and had no problems so i suggest that Toonboy_84 what’s everyone think about this Indian business man attempting to takeover SJP

  • Davies

    Mar 14, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #6

    It’s a crock, apparently.

  • nufc_mad

    Mar 14, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #7

    I really not sure about the whole thing, i read an article earlier about the same guy attempted to buy the club a couple of seasons ago but it all fell threw for what reason I don’t know. if there is any truth to it, I’m a bit cautious about the whole thing, he may splash the cash but may end up like Man city with players on such high earnings that the club ends up making financial loss.

  • boztoon

    Mar 14, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #8

    It’s so boring when The Toon don’t have a game waiting 2 weeks for a game drives me crazy.But at least we have the blog :0)

  • Toonboy_84

    Mar 14, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #9

    Cheers lads. GG i’m having trouble ordering all 4 from the official site. Tinman what number did u ring? Might be just me being thick but can’t find a box office number. Don’t want to chance getting tickets on the gate as i’m coming up from oxford. Sorry for being a donut.

  • chiz

    Mar 14, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #10

    this is just typical of our arse management. barton offers to take a 1 million a year pay cut for three year extension to his what will be 1 left in summer. We say no and offer just 2 years so that means he is only 31 when his deal would expire. Then to cap it off you have pardew spouting more pap out saying barton is good for 4, 5 or 6 more years at the very top. True words indeed pardew.. why then offer 2 years you bunch of donkeys. ffs!!

  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 14, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #11

    Well said chiz. These are the type of tactics our brilliant owner users to try to keep the wage bill down at the expense of a team with any quality or morale. Why not just sell every player of any value and get it over with Ashley? Then sell up and get your fat arse out of the Toon.

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 14, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #12

    chiz, has it occurred to you that Pardew saying that Barton has 4 – 6 years at the very top may be Pardew’s way of saying to Ashley that Barton should have a longer contract? Na, why should it when blind hate is so much fun.

  • connor_nufc

    Mar 14, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #13

    If barton really wants to stay then hel accept the two.yr contract if he doesnt then its pretty clear to me he wants to go

  • woodsie08

    Mar 14, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #14

    disagree @chiz. I dont believe for a second Barton is willing to take a pay cut. If he is, you make a very valid point. But there is no way I would offer him longer than a 2yr contract on his current wage… .remember last year everyone on this blog was criticising the mgmt for giving him such a long large contract because we would have to pay excessive compensation had we terminated his contract due to the assault charges against him.

    I dont think Joey wants to stay, which is a pity cos I rate him highly. I think he is going to move for money, which is unfortunate.

    And to be honest I’m getting kind of tired of Pardew s*cking Bartons balls in the press, praising him at every chance. If he doesnt want to stay, he doesnt want to stay. I preferred Hughton’s approach in regard to his man management.

  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 14, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #15

    Great player!!
    Hope he stays and that we get others in that can add to the team.

  • chiz

    Mar 14, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #16

    geordiegerman….no not for a second has it occured to me that pardew is trying to fight joeys corner in getting ashely to give in to the three year gig. Not a chance. Ashely’s hand is so far up pards backside its untrue, and he is pulling every string in his voicebox.
    They all talk a load of rubbish, every last one of them and none can be trusted as they speak with forked tongue.

  • davis_toons

    Mar 14, 2011 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #17

    Pardew s*cking Bartons balls ? – Well said!

  • davis_toons

    Mar 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #18

    I preferred Hughton’s approach in regard to his man management.

    But Hughton always selected a.smith as captain or select him to start which i find it strange.

  • Davies

    Mar 14, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #19

    Oh no, the club lied to us once. Everything Alan Pardew says must be a lie. It must be true because I know best.


  • chuck

    Mar 14, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #20

    Think you got it wrong.
    Joey i believe wants to stay at @ the club, appears to be content here.
    If he wanted out why would offer to take a pay cut ?
    A three year contract would keep him @ the club until he reaches 31 or 32, usually when players consider retiring from the game, not all, depends on what kind of shape they are in.
    More likely it may be he is being forced out.
    The two geniuses may think he will be too old, or they may hope to reap some dosh from his sale and eliminate another high salary from the payroll.
    Also the fact both he and Nolan wield a lot of influence in the dressing room, perhaps he may be seen as a distraction to the authority of our new manager ?
    The fact that Pard`s talks otherwise means little.

  • stuart no9

    Mar 14, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #21

    totally agree pardew ” a good 4-5-6 years ” he only wants 3, but then again this is pardew , the man of many words and few points, however – connor@13 he will take a massive pay cut and its”clear to you he wants to go” i need to try and get my head round that one , i think the one thing a lot fo people are forgetting here is , apart from G – keepers mid firlders can go on to play at the highest level up untill 35-36 maybe 37 at that age their experiance is invaluable , look at scholes, runs games , pings the ball about all over the park, and never breaks into a sweat, joey is what?27-28 , the PRIME of his career , that if he does leave the club he signs for are going to get his best years , and we wont give him a 3 year deal , pathetic, but what would you expect from a tacky sport clothes seller who knows f -all about football

  • coolcatcarter89

    Mar 14, 2011 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #22

    I’d go out on a limb and say, our most important player since Shearer. He’s become Mr Newcastle in my opinion, embodies everything The Toon Army ask of a player when they stop on the pitch, give him his damn 3 years!!

  • stuart no9

    Mar 14, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #23

    “when they stop on the pitch” lol are you saying he gets sent off a lot, ha ha

  • Sav

    Mar 14, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #24

    I can only echo other posts on here. If Joey has 6 years left at the top, lets keep him for 4 and maybe sell him on with a couple left – assuming we have a replacement ready.
    Is Pards siding with a player against the owner with these remarks??? About bloody time, after the Carroll saga because he knows no matter how well behaved he is (Pards, not Joey!) it is the players who will ultimately keep him in a comfy job.

  • Brutooon

    Mar 14, 2011 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #25

    keep him for 3 years, and during that 3 years buy some young midfield as a cover and eventually his replacement

    This guy is 29 years old, he been anonymous will jail and injuries before this season


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