We are still hoping a miracle can still happen, and Joey Barton gets offered a new contract at Newcastle either this summer, in January, or even next summer, when he could become a free agent.
A pop star? – no it’s Joey Barton with his new haircut
But there’s no doubt about it, this could be 28 year-old Joey Barton’s fifth and final season on Tyneside.
Joey, quite rightly, has said he fully intends to see out his final year of his five year contract, and certainly that’s what manager Alan Pardew is banking on as well, as he still sees Joey as a big player for Newcastle next season. So do we.
Joey will try to get Newcastle as high up that Premier League table as possible, and it’s quite possible Newcastle could even make the top six next season – that would be fantastic.
And one reason we could finish that high in the league is that if the lads hadn’t conceded 3 goals in the last 30 minutes, and the third goal in the very last minute of the season, Newcastle would have finished in 9th place last season.
This is what Joey told The Sun today:
“Every season’s a big season and at a club like Newcastle there’s no time to rest on your laurels.”
“You’ve got to keep pushing on and we have invested in a few players who all look to be good additions to the squad.”
“It’s all about kicking on and building on what we did last season.”
At the minimum we’d love to see another stellar season from Joey next term, and who knows – if he does that then the Newcastle hierarchy may give him that contract extension.
That’s what we are hoping for.