Magpies’ Manager Wishing And Hoping About Joey Barton


To hear Alan Pardew talk today about Joey Barton, you wouldn’t have thought there is a chance Joey could leave Newcastle before September rolls around.

Joey Barton – let’s hope he stays for next season

In fact Alan thinks Joey can have another excellent season for Newcastle, and if he stays and does that, he will have done himself a lot of good and the Newcastle team a lot of good too.

Another good season by Joey will see a number of clubs after hin big time next summer, when he will be a free agent.

But we’re sure he’ll do what he has done last season, and always give 100% for the side.

There have so far been no bids for Barton, but that could change before September, but Pardew isn’t thinking that way at all:

“I have spoken to Joey over the summer. Unfortunately at the moment there is no new contract for him.” “He has a year remaining and I think he will stay for that year.”

“My view of it is quite open-ended.” “I think, like a lot of players, that yearly term contracts in the Premier League are going to be the norm.”

“But who is to say that in a year’s time that Joey gets a contract that he finds acceptable?”   “I am hoping he will play better than last year, I don’t see why he shouldn’t,” “He really had a fantastic season last year.”

It’s obvious with those remarks that Alan would love to see owner Mike Ashley give Joey Barton a new contract, but of course that’s not the manager’s decision – unfortunately.

It’s a pity Joey could not stay at Newcastle for say another three years or so, because he has a great relationship with Pardew, and has talked in glowing terms about Alan, as both a person and as a coach, and the admiration seems mutual.

But unless Mike Ashley has a change of mind, then it’s also true that Joey will be gone from Newcastle at the latest next summer, and maybe even before that – this summer or come January.

We know a number of fans are hoping that maybe contract negotiations can start again with Joey, but the reality is that’s very difficult to see happening.

That’s especially true with the rather hard-nosed approach that Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias seem to be taking with contract renewals on Tyneside – even the captain left because he couldn’t get a suitable deal.

As Alan Pardew himself has said, the best offer you get from Mike is always the first one.

There’s something sad about the situation with Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton at Newcastle somehow.

Oh well – life goes on.

Comments welcome.



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324 comments so far

  • samag

    Jun 30, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #1

    stay joseph!

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  • G

    Jun 30, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #2

    To be honest, we aint gonna get a lot of cash for him with only 12 months on his contract. We might as well have him for the 12 months as a player and pat him on the back on his way out next year. A shame cos regardless of what you think of him as a person, he’s a cracking little player.

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 30, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #3

    i think joey wants 5 year deal which i dont think he will get

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  • Spoonz13

    Jun 30, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #4

    If he stays he’ll do a good job i think. Will be interesting to see where he will fit into the team though if Marveaux (have i spelt it right?) Ben Arfa and Cabaye are all thought to be first choice. I’d like to see him pulling the strings in the middle of the park though whenever possible.

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  • nden85

    Jun 30, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #5

    pardew say’s he’s hoping to get one in before the tour of america (probably taylor), then hopefully one more after. so unless he’s planning on spending £30m on that player, then it looks like the carroll money will not be spent.

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  • samag

    Jun 30, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #6

    where will he play. advanced forward is not a bad position. he cracked in a fair few goals. But he must better last seasons tally if he wants to stay at SJP

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  • nden85

    Jun 30, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #7

    I was really hopeful until this latest statement

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 30, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #8

    nden85 – chill out pardew isnt gonna say yea were after 7 players is he, the club dont want the press to kno anything, n we hav signed 3 players with a valution of about 10mill each but bcoz we got them on frees n 4mill ppl arnt happy

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  • Nick 69

    Jun 30, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #9

    says it all about Pardew doesnt it, he’s desperate for a player to stay on, but has no say in the matter, now run along puppet boy.

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  • rich

    Jun 30, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #10

    nden85

    The £35million was always going to be spent on fees and wages. we have 3 new players on say £30,000 a week over 5 years each = £23,400,000 doesn’t leave a lot does it?

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  • Duffeh

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #11

    Some people are getting way way too hung up on the Carroll money. It really doesnt matter at all if we dont go and splash 30+ million around on a couple of players. Big transfer fees DO NOT guarentee quality players.

    You just need to look at some of our big money signings over the past 2 decades to see that. Then look at some of the bargins weve got over the past few years.

    Do we need more players? Yes. Do we need to pay silly money for them to be a success? No.

    Some Newcastle fans just never seem to learn.

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #12

    rich there on alot more than 30k aweek

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  • Davies

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #13

    Bye bye Joey. Thanks for one season of good performances and self promotion, no thanks for three seasons of sh1te and a newly developed habit of openly and very publicly slating his employers, right at the beginning of the transfer window, just to make sure any potential targets can see what he thinks.

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  • slazberger

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #14

    someone wants to have a a word with the FA, if liverpool are using cash that disintegrates come september 1st to sign players.

    some on here must have there wages spent before they get home.

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  • liam85

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #15

    I got this horrible feeling we won’t spend much of this £35 million because now Pardew thinks 2 more players should be enough… only to find, like the Carroll sale aload of players leave at last minute and we are stuck with bare bones squad for premier starts 🙁 – I hope I’m wrong!

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  • rich

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #16

    davybtoon
    I know just trying to get the point over that NUFC were never going to spend £35 million on players this transfer window plus the wages. I’m quite happy with who they’ve brought in so far and still think there may be a few surprises before August. Payet said that he’d spoken to NUFC and no-one knew about that one!!

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  • Nick 69

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #17

    Duffej – so you happy with Pardew saying we’ll only get 2 more players in then are you? I think if you read carfeully youll find most people arent bother about how much we spend on players, but they are bothered about the number, and quality of players we bring in, and 2 is no where f*ckin near enough!!

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #18

    u all get to carried away wanting big cash signings, like i say ba, cabaye n marveux wud easily go for 10mill each yet bcoz we signed 2 on frees n cabaye for 4.3mill ppl saying we aint signed quality

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  • nden85

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #19

    @ rich : I understand that, but we’ve got rid of players like nolan, campbell, and smith is meant to be away and so could jose, which means by the end of all that the wages probably won’t have changed. I’ve been really happy and supportive of the transfer activity so far and happy with our new policies and pro Ashley, however this last statement by pardew has just filled me with dread. why the don’t just sign sturidge (£8m), insomnia (£9m) and a right back (onouha £5m?) is beyond me. think of the team we could put out if we did!

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  • Smooth moves Shola

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #20

    —————-Krul—————-
    Gosling-Taylor-Colo-Enrique
    ———-Barton-Tiote
    —————Cabaye
    —-Marveaux——-Ben Arfa—-
    —————-Ba

    Subs: Harper, Simpson, Williamson, Ferguson, Jonas, Guthrie, Best.

    That’s where we’re at now. Looking good, in my opinion. All that’s needed is: 1 ST, 1CM, 1LB. I really can’t see us buying Zog, unless Jonas leaves..

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  • nden85

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #21

    @ davybtoon : nobody is saying we haven’t signed quality.

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #22

    i think the emergance of sum youngsters aswell which will strenghten the squad

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #23

    Has to stay, please cashley keep him please!

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #24

    nden85 – but u need to stop moaning bcoz u dont kno what is gonna happen be honest do really think pardew is gonna jus tell the press everything i dont think so

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  • Andy

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #25

    Good players like Campbell and Smith? Have you been in a coma for 10 years?

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  • sweendog

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #26

    2 players we need 3 min
    DM (Matuidi)
    Striker
    LW
    nevermind cover for the other positions .. ie LB, RB

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #27

    how do we kno pardew isnt prepared to giv routledge n xisco there chance

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  • jonny_ringo13

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #28

    i agree boom we really need him as a leader on the pitch to replace nolan

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Everything-Newcastle-United-20112012/169761986420510

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #29

    xisco, routledge n best only 25,26 n 24 they cud still b good players for us for the next 4 to 5 years

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #30

    Stop being whiny little children. It’s not even July yet. Wow.

    And the whole “Pardew is a puppet” thing, is absolutely pathetic. He is an employee. Of course he does what he’s told.

    All you puberty hit children have far too much pent up anger. Chill out.

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  • Andy

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #31

    CH was getting called a puppet for ages until he was sacked .. Doesn’t matter who is manager they’re all puppets if they work for MA aparently

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #32

    lads as i posted earlier i ddont we will see any more big signings we will sign another striker i feel if nzog was coming wed already have tied that one up and as the season near barton and enrique sign on and they think thatll be enough to shut us up if we were to sign left back cover and a striker i would be perfectly happy to go ahead with that next season so long as we keep joey and jose.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #33

    Andy,

    Exactly…

    And now we all love Chris Hughton, and are under the bizarre impression that he is our best manager since the King.

    People are so fickle :/

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  • nden85

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #34

    @ davybtoon : stop moaning? this is the first time I have expressed any concern about how/if the money will be spent and its based on something that pardew has been quoted as saying today

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  • Andy

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #35

    BoomBoom i’d agree. It’d leave us with a big chunk of money left to continually keep progressing in a way that we don’t blow all our money in one transfer window and not have any money in the future until the club starts making a profit

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #36

    ……………………………….krul……………………………………..
    homer………….saylor…………..collo……………………..bull
    …………………barton……………tiote…………………………….
    ……………………………cabaye……………………………………..
    ……..jonas………………………………………..benny…………….
    ……………………………..ba……………………………………………
    ………………………………………………………………………………
    subs: harper,gosling,marveax,guthrie,fergie,best…………
    hopefully we can get another quality front man neil taylor and zoggy then ill be happy as a pig in shit.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #37

    Im so bloody sick of everyone going on about the £35M and why have we not spent it.

    1. Its not 1st July till tomorrow.
    2. We have brought more players in at this point that we have for the last couple of seasons.
    3. If first mach was on Saturday we have a stronger squad than we had at the end of the season.
    4. There is still 2 months of the transfer window remaining, so plenty of time for wheeling & dealing.
    5. Transfers are a bit like selling houses, normally a chain reaction, one moves on, replacement comes in etc…

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  • Smooth moves Shola

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #38

    Just to add. The players I’d like to see fill those positions are: Barnetta (£6/7m), Sturridge (loan), N. Taylor (£1m). We’d have a squad capable of 5/6th, for sure.

    HTL! 😀

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  • KillyMansGiro

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #39

    ashley needs to give some money to me as i have none, spent me dole on the bandits.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 30, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #40

    @37

    There will be no loan deals mate.

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