Is Joey Barton Tweeting Himself Out Of Newcastle?

Joey Barton is getting himself into trouble again with that twitter account of his.

Joey Barton – critical of Scotty Parker – why?

Today he is widely reported to have criticized former Newcastle captain Scotty Parker, and says he is a better player than Scotty, whom he actually replaced at Newcastle.

When Sam Allardyce came to manage the Tyneside club in the summer of 2007, he first sold Scotty Parker to West Ham, and then brought in then bad-boy Joey for £5.7M from Manchester City.

At that time Joey was essentially sacked by the then Eastlands manager Stuart Pearce, after he had that training ground altercation with Ousmane Dabo, which left the Frenchman with a severely bruised face and a black eye.

Then of course in late November of 2007, Joey beat up a person at 5:00am in the morning in the Liverpool town center, while still drunk, and it was caught on CCTV cameras, and Joey spent time in jail the next summer for that – as a Newcastle United player.

That felony by the way, will likely prevent him from being on Newcastle’s tour of America later this month.

And despite West Ham being relegated last season, Parker won the Football Writers’ Association poll to make him their player of the season, and of course he also played well for England this year.

But Joey – in all his modesty – says he is a better player than Parker:

“He’s not in my league”, Barton wrote, “…FACT he’s  actually in the championship.”

And Joey also mentioned the double that Newcastle gained over West Ham last season in the league:

“Did I not dismantle him twice, think it was 2-1 at their place, 5-0 at ours!! And they were easily relegated”

And when it was pointed out that Joey was not in the England squad but Parker was – he tweeted:

“we all know that’s political and not professional”.

Well at least Joey likes Jack Wilshere:

“Wilshere is class and is going to be an infinitely better player than me, no doubt about it,” Barton conceded, “but Parker come on.”

And  Barton also praised Spurs’ Luka Modric and Arsenal’s Samir Nasri as probably the the two best players in England last season:

“Modric and Nasri were the best two players I played against in the league,” “I put Modric out in front as the best by quite some distance… miles ahead of me in my opinion.”

Why do we need to know the opinions of Joey Barton?

We don’t think these tweets are doing him any good at all with the likes of Mike Ashley at Newcastle, and we will be surprised if Joey is still at Newcastle come September.

Joey seems to again be showing a distinct lack of maturity.

And these tweets are fodder –  manna from heaven – for the gossip press – they just love it – but it hardly shows Barton in a good light.

We’re pretty sure that Joey is tweeting himself out of Newcastle.

38 comments so far

  • brobrotwins

    Jul 4, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #1

    Was just guna say bartons due a tweet lol

  • G

    Jul 4, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #2

    I don’t have a problem with JB sharing his opinions via Twitter. I think he is entitled to his opinion and it’s his decision to share them if he wants. I would like to see him back up more of his arguments though.

  • Hoppefot79

    Jul 4, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #3

    He just can’t leave it alone…

  • arcarius

    Jul 4, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #4

    Fair play to him, I agree with everything he said 😆

  • brobrotwins

    Jul 4, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #5

    Barton really needs a wake up call

  • Klatoon

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #6

    I think its professional that he’s not tweeting about his contract and in all fairness these comments were in response to a tweet where some1 said Parker was better than him

  • Crawfordladd17

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #7

    Tbh Parker is overated but still class but he is a nice guy

  • toonfan09

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #8

    dont get why he shouldn’t share his views on football players we all do it why is he any different however he should not talk about the club or his contract or the owners and he was only answering questions he was asked you need characters in the game and he is a character

  • Newcastle Knight

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #9

    Wenger asking him to get his tranfer price down

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #10

    I think barton is just expressing what he think of the players and compare him with them

  • innoculator

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #11

    Love it JB. Never anything but brutally honest. Could teach Pardew a lesson about that, can’t believe a word he says.
    And whilst it may not be professional, and is doing his chances of an England call-up plenty of harm, you can’t disagree with him at all really. Parker is decent but is simply out of his depth at international level (best player award was a joke), and Nasri, Modric and Wilshere all had brilliant seasons. Can’t fault Joey.

  • spitfire_

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #12

    His “opinion” which he said aloud after Nolan’s departure that he, Jonas and Enrique are next is like putting out fire with gasoline… He really needs to shut up.

  • TS -77

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #13

    I know this has been written before but can anyone type again wich of the Newcastle-players that are on twitter


    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #14

    I think Joey will go on probably second or last day of transfer window. Someone will offer around a million at the last minute and he will be off. I would like to see him stay for his final year as we are better off with him than without, however its obvious Ashey and Pardwho want shot of. Joey is a good footballer who has a couple of good years in him – its obvious they will not be at SJP.
    Keep the Faith

  • Eastander

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #15

    Anyone else think this actually has nothing to do with Scott Parker but more Barton trying to stop West Ham bidding for him which would probably be accepted by newcastle…

  • zargothuk

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #16

    I quote
    “Why do we need to know the opinions of Joey Barton?”
    Why do we need your opinion? You are a hypocrite.
    Why do we need anyones opinion on twitter? Why do we need twitter?
    I think its a great idea and for people to get punished for airing their views is against freedom of speech.
    Twtter is supposed to be a personal diary for all to see and being a newcastle fan i think its great to see one of my fave players sharing his views. I wish shearer had had one and all the players of the toon before him.
    Your a journalist and your asking why do we need someone else’s views , coff coff, idiot.

  • cla5hb0y68

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #17

    Does anyone remember the shy and retiring Brian Clough? Love him or hate him, he was a character that was good for the game. He even thumped a few people too!

  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #18

    zargothuk — dont be disrespectful …. atleast barton’s not ending up in jail .. he can do whatever he wants in twitter .. i love JB for his honesty .. i hope he teaches a couple a players about honesty ..(enrique)

  • GoalsBringSmiles

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #19

    I think Ed’s blogging JB out of Newcastle

  • SincerelySamuel

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #20

    you have to be fair he has said nothing untrue or arrogant he is confident in his ability and its that confidence which makes him the player we all love watching all the things said were true parker was anonymous in both games where joey played against him and joey was exceptional and instrumental in many of the 7 goals NuFc scored against west ham this year and the other things he said were true aswell i see nothing wrong with him speaking his mind its criminal that footballers get persecuted in the media for having an opinion God forbid they should be allowed the same rights as other humans, some get persecuted for a sense of humour a la Ryan Babel

  • listie

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #21

    Someone should ban him from Twitter for his own good, but I have to say I agree with everything he said!

  • Nufcjb

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #22


    Why are u so aganst Joey in the ast several weeks? It seems u want him out of the club more than Mike Ashley does..u have said it a gazillion times that he might not be here come September and yet the club have said nowt about Joey leaving..if u dont like him, the keep ur opinions to urself..just like what u want Joey to do..

    simple fact is juz coz we have some flash new French signings, u think Joey is no longer needed..its not too long ago u were whining about the club not offering Joey a new contract and saying he is a changed man and matured more as a professional..yet coz he signed some French blokes, and Joey is tweeting, u think we can just dispose of him..

    Joey is still a Newcastle player ED and not he or the club has said he aint gonna be here in a bit more professional in wrting up ur articles or ur gonna end up rubbish t\like all the other writers in the country..

  • 09nufc09

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #23

    C and b… Enrique was even more honest than barton, thats the reason he had to quit. A newcastle fan asked him if he would be playing against spurs, he said he was injured and the ne journos picked up on it and ran the story before the teams had been announced.
    Everything jb has said on twitter is true, thats the reason its got so much attention. Normally i agree with ed but in this case i think hes wrong, if anything jb is gaining fans by being honest and backing up his opinions.

  • Magforlife

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #24

    JB is the only source of true information we get at NUFC these days.
    Think Ashley will dump him first chance he can get, regrets not doing it when he was jailed ( his greed stopped him cause he would have got nowt for him )

  • zargothuk

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #25

    @Cheick and BakeIm, defending JoeyB learn to read you nugget 😉

  • SincerelySamuel

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #26

    NUFC players on Twitter are Sammy Ameobi, Joey Barton, Danny Simpson, Jonas Gutierrez Stephen Folan, Wayne Routledge, Demba Ba, Shane Ferguson Cheick Tiote Bradden Inman, and a couple more youthers several are very rarely active but Barton Simmo Ameobi Jonas Folan nd Routledge are most common tweeters

  • carrollsinger

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #27

    Everything joey said was spot on he ran the show against spam England is political freedom of speech people I like joeys tweets

  • Charlietoon

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #28

    Well for a start Ed you need his opinions because otherwise you’d only be able to write 5 articles based on nothing every day instead of 10. I know it’s gossip season but all thats coming out these days is reproductions of old storiess, then another article asking if we think it’s true, then another one two hours later saying it’s all rubbish.

    I also dont like all this “We” business. It’s we this and we that. I think “we” meaning the fans need to comment just so JB does not think that Ed’s opinion is what we all think.

  • toonincheek

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #29

    Just slating other players is a waste of time.

    But – all credit to Joey – he has openly given credit to a few players that are way better than he will ever be.


    Jul 4, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #30

    lads lets be honest parker was outstanding in a poor team, if u ask me the 1 nil home win against arsenal in which he had his back tooth knocked out was probably the only stand out game i remember him having for us, hes a decent player but give me joey over parker any day of the week.

  • xfer

    Jul 4, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #31

    Thats what happens when he hasnt got things to do…

    I hope he isnt captain of our side for obvious reasons, one being his tweets, secondly, only one year left in contract, and apparently wont be renewed.

  • Durham_Toon

    Jul 4, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #32

    ‘Why do we need to know the opinions of Joey Barton?’

    We don’t but he wants to put them out there so let him get on with it. If people aren’t interested then don’t read what he tweets – simple.

  • Let Joey speak, he speaks his truth and he is not saying anything more against NUFC (atm).

    I find it difficult to disagree with what he’s said so what is the problem?

    Joey for PM 😉

  • andye162

    Jul 4, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #34

    Why do we need joey barton opinion?…
    I think I have misunderstood this blog thing like. I was under the impression that all of these articles were your opinion Ed and you put them out there for people to agree or disagree. Personally I love the honesty of Joey barton, I would believe barton over cashley any day, at least we know Barton isn’t fobbing yet again.

  • Davies

    Jul 4, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #35

    He’s entitled to his opinions, and he can shout the from the rooftops of he wants. I, personally would fight for his right to be allowed to do so.

    HOWEVER, he must realise that, whilst we are trying to attract new talent to the toon, what he is doing could be extremely damaging. He HAS talked about his contract; “Contract negotions not being reopened. Back to NUFC on Monday. Happy days”.

    Slagging off other players and bigging himself up (irrespective of the credit he’s given to others) just makes him sound like a gobshyte, which I think he is.

    One year of reform does not make this player good enough, or important enough, to go back to his habit of dragging the club’s name through the mud again.

    Oh, and I’m pretty sure it was boxing day that Barton went out and clouted that teenager outside MacDonalds. Big man. A real keeper.

  • newcastle29

    Jul 4, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #36

    What joey does on the pitch is the most important thing,
    ED, what makes you think he would not be able to go on the U.S. tour?

  • newcastle29

    Jul 4, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #37

    TS-77 if you follow me (newcastle29) i follow the real players accounts. just look through who i follow.

  • GoalsBringSmiles

    Jul 4, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #38

    Magforlife @24

    I agree. If only our owner showed as much honesty and willingness to communicate with the fans then we may actually know his true intentions for our club and then we would be able to judge whether or not his passion and ambition matches ours and Joey’s.

    Another point is is we are getting all ethical about Joesy’s past behaviour then we should perhaps consider our owners current and ongoing abuse of ThirdWorld workers in his sweatshops.


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