Joey Barton Welcomes New Newcastle Signings


Joey Barton has just twelve months left on his current Newcastle contract, and the club have said they will not be offering him a new deal.

Joey Barton – at Royal Ascot last week
He looks like the little Dodger in Oliver Twist!

Joey wants to stay on Tyneside for next season, and he will become  a free agent next summer, and could then get himself a good deal at some club at that time.

And Joey is happy that Newcastle are showing some ambition in the summer transfer market, as they have already signed three good players for £4.5M and have sold one player for £4.5M – so nothing has yet been spent in net terms – yet.

However that one player who has been sold is  Joey’s pal and former Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan, which came as a huge shock to the vast majority of Newcastle fans.

But the combative midfielder is happy with the players who have already arrived on Tyneside – Demba Ba, Sylvain Marveaux and Yohan Cabaye – and also he seems happy with some others Newcastle are being linked with.

This is what Barton told Sky Sports News today:

“I’ve heard a few rumors about players getting signed and they seem to be good quality players, so if they can add to what we’ve already got at the football club, then so be it.”

“I’m employed to play football, not to make decisions about the transfer market. Let’s just hope for everyone’s sake they can find a few more Cheick Tiotes.”

“After bouncing back and having a decent season I want to push on and make up for lost time in my career through injury or stupidity. “

Barton has endured a torrid time of things in his football career, and that  includes a spell in jail in the summer of 2008, when he was a Newcastle player.

Joey had his best season ever at Newcastle last season,  when he played 35 times for the Magpies and scored 5 goals, and was a force both on and off the field for the Newcastle side.

With Kevin gone, there’s a possibility Joey could become captain of Newcastle next season, but we have this feeling that Ashley and LLambias will try to offload Barton  this summer – but we’ll see how that one turns out.

Joey is ambitious as ever and has never yet played in the Champions League, and he talked about those ambitions today:

“I want to play at the highest level,” “I’ve not been fortunate enough to play in the Champions League yet, I’ve played in the UEFA Cup a couple of times, but I want to test myself now.”

“After bouncing back and having a decent season I want to push on and make up for lost time in my career through injury or stupidity.”

“I’m hungry to succeed and that can’t happen soon enough and it would be great if it’s at Newcastle.”

We’d really like to see Joey stay at the club, but that seems very difficult now that Newcatsle have let Kevin Nolan go, and it seems that Jose Enrique may join Arsenal soon too.

But as we’ve found out so many times, anything  is possible in life, and anything is possible in football too.

We’d like to see Joey further mature as a person, and then maybe he can convince the powers that be at the club  they should keep him on Tyneside.

And certainly,  he’s still a huge fan favorite, for the guts and skills he continues to show for the Newcastle team – and it will probably help Joey if he gives up that Twitter account too.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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631 comments so far

  • MacToon(Vive le Neuchâtel)

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #1

    “then so be it.”

    mmmmmm

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  • Andy

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #2

    Just logged on to see we’ve signed sylvain marveaux completely out of the blue. Great signing! Wondering whether it would be easier for the boards sake just to offer Barton a new deal. It’s pretty much the only way they can ensure he isn’t disruptive as i don’t think he’ll be open to leaving to other sides like Villa etc. Give him a 3 year deal with an option of a 4th depending on himself and the club.

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  • StuW

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #3

    I am first, so don’t bother….

    I agree, some exciting signings, and hopefully a few more 😀

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  • toonfan76

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #4

    Barton backtracking is he, must see some potential in the new players coming in and wants to stay, think his bridges are well and truly burned at Nufc.

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #5

    @ChrisyYatesITV Chris Yates
    Newcastle United have bidded for Charles Nzogbia #nufc

    The rumours are mounting!

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  • MacToon(Vive le Neuchâtel)

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #6

    Denied 😉

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #7

    @ChrisyYatesITV Chris Yates
    Newcastle are in contract talks with Charles Nzogbia #nufc

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #8

    If we are in contract talks with Zog then he is the 3rd player at the hotel and he will be signed up very soon no way he will turn us down after what he has spouted about NUFC recently

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  • StuW

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #9

    I really hope we get Zog. With Marveaux in, and if Zog joins, that may mean bye-bye Jonas.

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  • Anton

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #10

    Wwjbd wev been here b4 with zog in this window and he had his medical on thur lol wait a minute no he didnt that was toonruz making sht up again

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  • ToonTiote

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #11

    WWJBD – who is that like mate he reliable? and am trying to find that Ezequiel Garay for 6m am sure it was because he was offered part exchanged for that Benfica LB the other week then said if he was just to leave would be for like 6m.

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  • gorskino10

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #12

    WWJBD

    I’d be happy if we get Zoggy for less than 9M, anything over thats a tad steep.

    Now just need the pinnicle no9 and maybe Def and were done for Summer 🙂

    Cwarr has obviouslly seen these tweets and added a bit to make it seem like he broke the news.

    “The Zog will soon be back on the Tyne, bid accepted, permission given to speak to Charlie #nufc”

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Doesn’t matter where Joey goes. They will have a twitter clause in his contract.

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  • colwell

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #14

    cwarr07-

    Zog will soon be back on the tyne, bid accepted, permission to talk????

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  • toon95

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #15

    Zoggy is the 1 player i am desperate for us to sign. If players such as Colo should leave he understands what the club is all about and can hammer it in to his french pals.

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  • rozehnal

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #16

    Wwjbd

    Is this true bout zog

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  • gorskino10

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #17

    “Preliminary talks between Enrique’s agent and Arsenal representatives have taken place and it is highly expected that as soon as Clichy’s transfer to Roma is finalised, Enrique will be brought in to replace the French left back in North London.”

    Reported £12M bid from Arsenal for Jose Enrique said to near completion in next few days.

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #18

    Anton
    We have but not been from Journalists always from bell*nds

    ToonTiote
    He is a journo not sure of reliability but enough to get me excited haha. Honestly if Garay is on sale for 6 mill we should be on that like white on bread

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  • Andy

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #19

    Haha GG. They should say to him, you’re only getting a new 4 year deal if you praise mike ashley publicly once a month on twitter for the rest of your contract.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #20

    cwarr07 Colin
    The Zog will soon be back on the Tyne, bid accepted, permission given to speak to Charlie #nufc

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  • Anton

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #21

    Is this official or wot?????

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  • ToonTiote

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #22

    gorskino10 – hahaha see mate we just been talking about this that Colin lad has seen them tweets on Zog from the BBC so he puts it then then he thinks he broke the news that lad needs f**king telling like lol he makes me fume.,

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #23

    rozehnal
    I dont know mate but its possible

    gorskino10
    12 mill for Jose is fine by me good luck to him…still hope we get Gibbs in return

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  • sephir0

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #24

    i think its quite hysterical how bitter Liverpool really are…. still spouting sh1t about this failed medical…. they just cant accept they were 2 busy fannying about and we took our chance and signed him up. I for one…hopes next season he smashes a few at the kop end and wears a t-shirt which he shows in a celebration saying “i think it’s you who needs the medical”

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #25

    zog on the tyne,happydays.

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #26

    nyc hat joey 😛 lol,,, n sumhow a doubt you’l be welcoming them wen you sittn on the bench lol only joking,, a love joey n OMFG a h8 all of you lol gettn ma hopes up over zoggy lol

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  • Andy

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #27

    £12m for Enrique and a move to Arsenal is a great deal for both parties. Could only wish him well if it happened, but hold it up until after 1st game of the season.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #28

    Andy, That’s Joey gone then. I’m not sure if Joey could sink that low.

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #29

    mr.T
    …hes coming home…..hes coming home…..hes coming……INSOMNIA’S COMING HOME!
    😉
    are your hopes up enough now haha

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  • colwell

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #30

    A few guys on teamtalk have said a few hours ago N`zogbia is in Newcastle??? All adding up.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #31

    mr.T…iote, hate? Strong word that.

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  • ToonTiote

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #32

    WWJBD – its a steal mate deffo worth a punt but the wages thou he would want a bit a would think that Colin wrote that about Zog soon as some one tweeted him lmao

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  • Andy

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #33

    I refuse to get my hopes up about n’zogbia after gervinho-gate. Not until mr douglas confirms it as he’s the only one i trust

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  • Anton

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #34

    Sleepless in newcastle is coming back???

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  • Andy

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #35

    GG thats why he said h8 😉 take the edge off

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  • JUGGALO TOON ™

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #36

    Word is that we have had a 10mil bid accepted for N’zogbia

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  • sephir0

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #37

    come back zoggy! i think he’s matured really well as a player, watched him in the france vs poland game and was really impressed.

    if we get zoggy and sturridge in i will literally do cartwheels around my front living room!

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #38

    ToonTiote
    Yeah true but he is quality surely we could push the boat out for his wages. hahaha aye Cwarr jumped on the band wagon after that Chris Yates

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #39

    yess gg HATE LOATHE DISPISE lol ,, just hope its true lol if zoggy signs am gunna wheel gown to the SOS n take a huge dump on the kik off spot n stik a lill flag in it saying victorious lol,,, N WWJBD YESSSSSS MY HOPES ARE UP

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  • ToonTiote

    Jun 18, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #40

    WWJBD – my mate just rang me from Sland and said is that true about N’Zogbia a said mate aint a clue just rumours a think he said it building up that he is in newcastle hahaha i have no idea but would be good is this the 3rd who craig was on about thou?

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