Barton Was Also Upset At Not Being Captain


It seems there were a number of things that upset Joey Barton in the lead up to the game against Leeds United on Sunday.

Alan Pardew clashed with Barton before and after game

And The Sun is reporting today that when Joey found out  he would not be captain on the day, he initially refused to play.

And Joey then had a furious row with manager Alan Pardew, and apparently Pardew ordered him to play in the game, even though he wasn’t captain.

And that explains why he was angry and argued with  Newcastle coaches John Carver and Steve Stone during the warm-up to the game, and it seems he didn’t even want to take part in the game, as he had also been told he would not be taking the dead ball kicks.

It may be that Joey’s behavior on Sunday justified his being sacked, because after the game he dressed down the Newcastle players, including all four new players, and also some of the youngster as well.

That can hardly be good for team spirit, and the reason Joey was given a free transfer is that not one club have come in for him this summer.

And if the news is to be believed, Arsenal and Tottenham are two of the clubs who want to talk to Joey, but wherever he goes, that club will need a strong manager to control the lad.

Joey has often talked about his anger, which he still has trouble with, and it seems it got the better of him on Sunday, and ultimately led to his sacking on Tyneside.

Barton’s agent Willie McKay said yesterday:

“I think it’s a wee bit suicidal by Newcastle because how would you let your player of the year leave on a free transfer, approaching his prime?”

The answer to that is he seemed completely out of control on Sunday, and surely the club cannot put up with players going into tirades both before and after the game,  because they are not captain or because they are not taking the dead ball kicks any longer.

His actions seemed a direct threat to Alan Pardew’s authority, and of course it’s not the first time Joey has exploded in the Newcastle dressing room.

It seems that  Joey crossed the line on Sunday three times, before the game when he refused to play, after the game when he dressed down the whole team in a furious tirade, and then finally when he sent those tweets out.

But it still leaves Newcastle short on both quality and quantity in the squad, less than two weeks before the first game, and we have to hope that gets corrected before September rolls around, although we are not holding out breath on that one.

What are the chances of  Joey Barton being at St. James’  Park on 13th August, but in the red and white colors of Arsenal?

If that happens he better not score the winning goal for the Gunners.

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171 comments so far

  • Lee Dodd

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #1

    Dont Blame Him For Getting The Hump as Bloody Shola is No leader !!!

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #2

    Ahhhh that would explain a lot

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  • Lee Dodd

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #3

    If Joey Is in Training Today haveing a Laugh with the rest of the squad I bet it all Gets Sorted out. Are they that Mad as to want him to leave ?? Is Pardew a Kamakazi Pilot ?? I can see Joey Sorting Things and a New Contract Being Signed !!!

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  • Tinman

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #4

    Nothing wrong with giving Shola the armband in a preseason friendly.

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  • rulezzz

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #5

    why would crappy shola be named captain, cant see such a lazy guy being captain of nufc.

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  • alex84

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #6

    Barton’s training on his own

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #7

    Barton made to train alone. Right decision IMO.

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  • fungus44

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #8

    might be joey thinking i want the captain arm band then when not given it spitting his dummy out becasue hes a highly paid player and thats what they all seem to do

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  • geoff777

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #9

    Not very good man-management …

    Tell him he’s not taking the free kicks but make him captain … don’t take both things away at once.

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #10

    Barton trained alone he said

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  • Stuart

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #11

    Lee Dodd, you’d have to be stupid to think that. Barton sealed his fate when he didnt sign the contract offered.

    Fair or not theres no coming back for Barton now I reckon.

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #12

    If you wanted to push someone over the edge, not giving him the armband and not giving set pieces would do it. Let’s face it Barton and pardew are as bad as each other.

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  • roy cropper

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #13

    it’s suprising there’s no words from – comical alan – on this one.no doubt the puppet has been told to – button his lip – & just leave it to the journal/cron to spin the crap on their behalf.

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  • Stuart

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #14

    @geoff – imo Barton isnt a good captain like, it goes to his head and he spends the whole match shouting at the officials.

    As for Cabaye taking the free kicks and corners, we have to see if he’s good or not as you want the best delivery possible on every dead ball.

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  • Lee Dodd

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #15

    Its Obviouse That With Nolan and Carrol Gone His 2 Best Pals!! The Squad will Never Be the Same Now There are Mainly French players coming in !!!! Joey Won’t Like Change etc. Last Season It was Still Chrisy Hughtons Squad Now This Summer it is an Alan Pardew Squad 4 new players and a load more youngsters moving up so Things have Moved on Joey Won’t Like Change & he wont have as Much say in it !!!

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #16

    It was only a pre season friendly, maybe pardew wanted to see what cabaye is like on set pieces and maybe he wanted to give ameobi the armband seeing as the game wasnt important…

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  • Can imagine that the team felt awful and therefore played awful on Sunday.

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  • NotAGhostToon

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #18

    My thoughts are surely you can’t get in a huff about pre-season roles? Its finding out whose most adept at each of the roles, be it captain or kick taker for the coming season

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  • roy cropper

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #19

    BiffBaffBoff // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    It was only a pre season friendly, maybe pardew wanted to see what cabaye is like on set pieces and maybe he wanted to give ameobi the armband seeing as the game wasnt important…..

    & maybe comical alan was instructed to play barton but humiliate him by not giving him the arm band & not allow him to do his normal team duties???

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  • solano

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #20

    There’s an awful lot of spin going around this story with JB – and likely, there is some truths in the reports. Amazing however, that those who lap up the club take on things 100% don’t recognise that this is just the latest episode in a long line of turmoil that stretches back 4 years. The common denominator is of course, MA and Delboy. Who’s the next Judas? Could be Jonas after his mysterious tweet last night?

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  • Lee Dodd

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #21

    When Nolan was Banned last season Joey was Captain and Did Ok Everyone was told to pull there finger out in no certain terms . Am Still Not Sure about Colo Being the Man ??? Shola is a Legend in his own rite but he aint no capatain leader material now is he … yes Joey has Burned his boots but there has to be a way of keeping him at Newcastle !!!!

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  • solano

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #22

    Cropper…”Comical Alan”….I like it 🙂 It has a ring to it like “Patsy Pardew”

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  • NotAGhostToon

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #23

    Why would it humiliate him? and surely he should have just set out to prove a point and play well in his on pitch positional roles?

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  • Eastander

    Aug 2, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #24

    @19 humiliate him by not giving him the armband? he’s not captain or vice captain so what entitles him to have it in the first place exactly?

    And not carry out team duties? So because he took free kicks and corners last season regardless of the fact we’ve signed someone better at him he has to take them now does he?

    What you’re basically saying is if man u sign sneijder you dont expect him to take any corners or free kicks because he didnt take them for them last year?

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  • Lee Dodd

    Aug 2, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #25

    If Joey has had the Boot after this what is to stop Jose from spitting his dummy out and getting the same treatment !!!!

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  • SirAlan

    Aug 2, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #26

    And The Sun is reporting today that when Joey <<<<Now this IDIOT is quoting the "SUN"

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  • BarcelonaMag

    Aug 2, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #27

    Hoewever good a player Barton is, he’s shown himself up to be childish, big-headed and, above all, selfish: he’s only interested in himself. If he loved the Toon so much he’d shut up and get on with it.

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  • alienhunter

    Aug 2, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #28

    Spin, spin, spin, spin no doubt leaked from inside the club … Now the stories come out discrediting Barton to make him look the villain. Barton fights back? Ah well, its just an angry sacked employee… the stupid Newcastle fans will believe that.

    Quickly link us with a top player to replace him even though we have no intention of buying him (Barnetta).. by the time the transfer window closes and we havent signed him, the idiots will have forgot as the season has started.

    Press will lap Ashleys spin up – they know NUFC news sells papers, creates stories, drama etc.. and of course if the dont play the game, MA will simply ban them from St James like he did with The Mail.

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  • LewSpi

    Aug 2, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #29

    Roy Cropper & Solano, surely Comicalan should now be his name, no?

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 2, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #30

    I have to be honest, the more i read about Joey Barton and his tantrum, the more sure i get that this was the right decision by Alan Pardew.
    Joey Bartons ego is out of this world. The sooner someone comes in for him the better, he can be someone elses problem child.

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  • geoff777

    Aug 2, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #31

    @Stuart

    My point was …

    Making him captain in a pre-season game might have helped calm him down about taking set pieces away from him …

    Kind of all moot now … we need a signing or two. Give the squad a lift.

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  • solano

    Aug 2, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #32

    Possibly Lew spi …but he may be mistaken for Graham Carr’s son! I’ll stick with Patsy Pardew.

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  • roy cropper

    Aug 2, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #33

    @ 23 joey is a temperemental character & the club new this would probs wind him up??? just a thought like.

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  • Chaz

    Aug 2, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #34

    Well, when it comes to a pissing contest like this there is only ever going to be one winner. The owner / club / team is more important than any individual.

    toys – baby – pram – throw

    I really thought JB had turned a corner and his leadership, passion and pride over the last couple of years have impressed me.

    In the words of 10cc – “Communication is the problem to be answered”

    NUFC have created a vacuum and any vacuum fights to become filled. The ‘mushroom management’ style of the people running the club (keep everyone in the dark and every so often throw a load of sh** on ’em) just doesn’t work.

    DO any of us fans know and understand the ‘big picture’?
    🙁

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  • deeeeeeano

    Aug 2, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #35

    Who you calling an IDIOT sir Alan?? Ed? For reporting and informing us what’s been written? Don’t be a tit, if you think the mans writing the blogs an idiot then go Fu£king read something else you nob.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 2, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #36

    all down to extremely poor man-management skills. that’s the difference between a good manager and a puppet we have. Pardew. His past record speaks for himself. Not fit to be at a club like ours.

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  • Jarra Mag

    Aug 2, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #37

    Howay man Ed – you’ve started another board while I was reading the previous one. Can you “close off” boards when you post a new one or at least point people to the latest one? He’s my take on things.

    The person I want to hear from most is Pardew. What’s his thoughts on the Barton situation/fiasco – whichever way you view it?
    He was making noises a few weeks ago that Barton was integral to the team, leader, he might get a new contract etc etc…..unless he complained to Llambiased that he couldn’t have his authority questioned in the dressing room. That’s a possible…..but Mr Pardew needs to say something. Remember the old saying : “in the absence of any information from management, people will invent some”. It’s that lack of feedback that is getting us all, whatever your opinion on the Barton situation, annoyed.

    And as for annoyance – how come most people have missed the club’s position on the game aginst the Mackems. We only got 2500 or so tickets. These can only be sold to bona fide members. Sounds almost fair – but the starting point is those with 100+ loyalty points!! For those that don’t know, these points are awarded for the purchase of an away ticket via the club. 1 Ticket = 1 point. Now I have got about 60 points, built up over a long time, and don’t know many others with more than that. What would make me FURIOUS is if any of these tickets are returned to the Mackems as being unsold. Is Cashley trying to stop us seeing the lads play? If so, he has crossed a line for me with no possible return.

    Have we any legal eagles who would like to do a Human Rights on Ashley restricting / stopping peole buying tickets? Something about restraint of trade or something? That’s the only language Cashley understands.

    In summary – dissappointed up with the in-fighting amongst ourselves that Ashley actions are generating, disappointed with the silent treatment, even from Pardew, dissappointed ith the attitude towards away games. Thesong goes “They call us Newcastle United…”……should that be Disunited?

    Also fed up as I’m on hols for the Arse game and will miss the first match. Bollocks to it all, I’m going to Gatesheed tonight to watch the lads.

    Wonder if Barton is playing?

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  • roy cropper

    Aug 2, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #38

    @23 – i always get a good laugh from him so i’ll be sticking with – comical alan.

    but he does suit pasty a’nal like.

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  • Nomads

    Aug 2, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #39

    Well, if that’s the case, why not pull him from the line-up and bench him during the game. If I’m not wrong, he played the whole game which seems pretty poor management as it probably affects the team to a certain extent. So what exactly is the manager playing at?
    While I don’t deny his past actions do justify an exit from the club no matter how good a player he is, the problem lies further up the hierachy… they better get a decent replacement before the window shuts.

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 2, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #40

    Shola is more of a leader than Barton.

    Leaders dont refuse to sign contracts because its 3 years not 4 years

    Leaders dont shout at youngsters and the new players that are trying to settle in

    Leaders dont shout at the clubs manager having a tantrum because you arent taking corners

    Leaders dont slag off the owners of the club on twitter knowing that everyone can see it

    Goodbye and good riddance to Joey Barton. He got what he deserves.

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