Captain Wants Top Midfielder To Stay On Tyneside


Kevin Nolan wants Joey Barton to stay at Newcastle.

Kevin Nolan – wants Joey Barton to stay at Newcastle

Barton and Nolan have been two of Newcastle’s best performers this season, and both 28 year-old Liverpudlians are already big favorites with the Geordie fans.

But there have been some difficulties with Joey Barton and Newcastle agreeing on a suitable extended deal to keep him on Tyneside.

We just have to hope that can all be worked out this summer, because we understand the two sides are not exactly miles away on agreeing a new contract.

This is what Kevin Nolan said today about Joey:

“I’d like us to keep Joey. He’s a big player for us and he’s come out saying he wants to stay.” “We all want Joey to stay, we want to keep this squad together. We can’t afford to lose any other big players.’’

“The Europa League is the minimum that this club should be aiming for.” “We have the potential to do it. If we keep making the right decisions, keep bringing in the right personnel, then we’ve got a chance.”

“The most important thing is bringing in the right people, who understand what it takes to play for this club.”

“That’s what they do at Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United. As soon as new players arrive, they know what is expected of them. That’s what we need here.”

“In three years we want to be up with those clubs, hopefully we’ve got the wheels in motion.”

The sale of Andy Carroll in January, a local lad who was one of Newcastle’s best players and top goalscorer who wore the famous number 9 shirt on Tyneside,  simply shocked the fans.

Were Newcastle going to sell their best players if the right offer came in?

That question is still undecided with most fans, and we’ll see soon enough, but the Geordie fans will be very unhappy indeed if Newcastle end up selling Joey Barton and Jose Enrique this summer.

Top clubs keep their very best players,  they don’t sell them.

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27 comments so far

  • Stuart

    May 22, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #1

    Selling one player for at least twice his actual worth does not make us a selling club.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    May 22, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #2

    we must nt sell barton no matter wt he is the back bone of our club give him 4 year extension in his Contract

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    May 22, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #3

    If a player wants to leave and the club receives the right amount for that player, then every club becomes a “selling club”. Its happened throughout football, even Blackburn selling Shearer to us. Then you have Zidane’s move from Juventus to Madrid, Ronaldo from Man Utd to Madrid etc…

    If a club receives the right amount for a player and he wants to leave, the player always wins and as long as the club then re-invest the money wisely, everyone wins at the end of the day.

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    May 22, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #4

    disappointed again and again….. if ED wrote this kind of message , the player would leave NUFC. our No.7 and No. 3 will leave……. =( Ed always makes us depress

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 22, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #5

    According to
    http://www.sundaysun.co.uk/sport/newcastle-united/nufc-news/2011/05/22/newcastle-united-set-to-sign-international-midfielder-79310-28739478/?

    Which may mean one of the current CM’s is heading out…

    Current CM’s
    Tiote (Definetly staying)

    Nolan (Cant see the captain leaving, especially with his all time best goals tally this season)

    Barton (Possible if they cant sort out the contract)

    Guthrie(Good Squad player, hasnt really reached his potential, would love him to stay tho)

    Smith(Unfortunetly i cant see him staying)

    Gosling(Just signed, unlikely to leave)

    Then we have the up and coming Vuckic aswell..

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  • solano

    May 22, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #6

    Everyone “trades” Stuart….but if you continue to replace those sold players with others for no capital outlay, then you are a selling club….it usually is also associated with a decline in standards and a relegation struggle….

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 22, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #7

    sundaysun.co.uk/sport/newcastle-united/nufc-news/2011/05/22/newcastle-united-set-to-sign-international-midfielder-79310-28739478/?

    A new Cm arriving…

    we already have

    Nolan
    Barton
    Tiote
    Gosling
    Smith
    Guthrie
    Vukic

    Do we really need an 8th CM?

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  • SuperShearer

    May 22, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #8

    BiffBaffBoff – Spot on mate. Every player has their price. I hope Barton stays, he’s proved he’s got a genuine drive to play for us. Nolan should be retained at the club long after he retires if only to inform new players what it means to play for this club. Can see Jose going but if it’s for the right amount, nothing under £12 Million, then we’ll have to live with it. He’s been loyal to us and clearly wants Champs League football.

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 22, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #9

    According to the Sunday Sun we are close to signing an International CM…

    we already have

    Nolan
    Barton
    Tiote
    Gosling
    Smith
    Guthrie
    Vukic

    Do we really need an 8th CM?

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  • Stuart

    May 22, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #10

    I thought the no capital outlay thing was cleared up months ago.

    It does not mean no money will be spent, it means all deals will be done with money up front. We were still paying for players like Boumsong and Owen after they had left the club and that is no way to run your finances.

    How can you go on about replacing the sold players anyway, I’m talking about AC and we havent even had the chance to replace him yet.

    Wait til after the window before you start crowing on about relegation.

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  • arfa chance

    May 22, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #11

    Good post Stuart, the doom mongers and self professed football experts give me a head ache HWTL

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  • Stuart

    May 22, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #12

    I know what you mean arfa chance, I’m sick of going over the same arguements over and over again like.

    £20 says by the time people have stopped posting on this thread though, somehow I’ll be the dickhead haha!

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  • Stuart

    May 22, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #13

    Nufc_mo,

    It isnt necessarily a CM, it could be the winger we’re after. The article I just read just says midfielder.

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  • solano

    May 22, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #14

    I’m not crowing about relegation, pal, and I think you are only half right in your understanding of no caoital outlay…..for the record, i hope you are right and we do spend cash to improve the team -in real terms – all big transfer deals are done in installment packages…and since we have ruled this option out, I doubt we will be spending significant chunks of our budget….bosman’s and foreign gambles are more likely….that’s all I’m saying….

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  • obamagic

    May 22, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #15
  • arfa chance

    May 22, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #16

    I’ll be controversial and say I’m happy with the current model of running the club. It fits in with the fair play guidelines coming in place. If We can invest a little more then ill be happy.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 22, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #17

    ED

    I can’t get any OLDER comments for the Newcastle vs West Brom – Match Preview thread.

    I didnt realise Enrique was the second highest paid left back in the league after cole, but apparently can’t agree terms with Liverpool !

    My worry with barton and Nolan is that both are nearly 30 and neither are exactly blessed with speed and mobility and are both quite often out injured. I’m just wary of giving them really long deals a la Smith.

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 22, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #18

    Oh my, my mind must be playing tricks on me… i could have sworn that article said Central Midfielder when i first read it…

    Hopefully this Midfielder plays on the right then, would much rather have a pacey midfielder on the wings rather then barton

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 22, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #19

    ah HA!, i found it

    “The club are desperate to keep the name under wraps in case it alerts potential rivals, but the international player is primarily a central midfielder and is based in Continental Europe. A fee has already been agreed.”

    My mind wasnt playing tricks on me 😛

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  • Stuart

    May 22, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #20

    I understand that all big transfers are usually paid in installments, but thats different from the kind of clauses we used to write into deals.

    Paying set installments over the course of a season is probably the norm now, but clauses such as fee’s after playing so many games/so many goals and percentage of next deal clauses are the one’s I’m assuming we’re avoiding now.

    I know we’ve been linked with alot of free transfers so far but I really don’t expect many to come in. Afterall theres usually a good reason why their club is letting them go for nothing.

    I think the only decent free transfers this summer are that marvuex and Twaio, cant spell either, and I dont think we’ll be getting either of them.

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  • Stuart

    May 22, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #21

    Haha sorry nufc_mo, I must’ve missed that!

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 22, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #22

    Since it is afterall a CM we are after, im hoping its a CDM for cover, I cant see Tiote getting any less then 10 yellows come next season 😛

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  • solano

    May 22, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #23

    The point is, it shouldn’t be about what the details of the deals are…I don’t mind paying for things over a set amount of time (mortgages, car etc)…the problem too many times in the past with NUFC was when we had money, they forked it out on rhubarb….only KK had an almost exemplary record of not wasting transfer money-with less money now, there’s a lot of pressure on AP to find diamonds in the coal….that is why it is imperative we spend, as originally promised in January, all of the AC money on improving the team……

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  • Stuart

    May 22, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #24

    Completely agree with you there solano about wasting money on shite in the past.

    I think with the scouting set-up we have in place now though and the transfer policy of signing young players with potential we will do alot better with transfers.

    No more players like Owen and Kluivert and them who are already past it when they got here and never proved themselves.

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  • Nathaaan

    May 22, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #25

    Recently nufc has come out and made intentions clear about where they want to go ie winning trophys – without joey barton who has been fantastic over the last couple of seasons it wont happen.

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  • Lee Dodd

    May 22, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #26

    Jose Will Stay as he was at the Metro Centre On Thursday at4pm He loves the fans and the Fans love Him He is Staying .. Joey Won’t Go as who in the Premier league will Love the Lad The Way The Newcastle Fans Do ?? No One !!!! The Club and The Palyers want him to stay so what if he gets 2 years instead of 3 !!!!! The Club Stood By him after His Troubles and were was he last Season When we were in the Championship when he was Injured and got his wages . He owes Newcastle United Big Time as he would have been booted out of the game without The NUFC…

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  • The Entertainers

    May 22, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #27

    Hes a must!
    Nolan and Barton are the most influential players at the club.
    I dont buy this their not fast enough, skillful enough or young enough rubbish.

    Look at the Man U midfield ( Giggs, Carrick, Scholes, Anderson, Fletcher), the Italian midfields for years have been built on quick minded and clever players and in Nolan and Barton we have two of the quickest and best.

    Sign them up, as equally as important as a new No9 for me.

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