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Joey Barton’s Dressing Room Tirade

9:42 am, Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 98 Comments

The news was coming out yesterday that Joey Barton was furious in the Newcastle dressing room after the game on Sunday.

Joey Barton – tirade in Elland Road dressing room after the game

And apparently he told his Newcastle team mates just exactly what he thought of them, and those readers who sent me emails after the game saying Barton looked annoyed during the game, probably hit on something real.

Even during the warm-up on Sunday, Joey had been seen arguing with both John Carver and Steve Stone, and that didn’t look good.

We had jokingly said that Joey must have been upset that new boy Yohan Cabaye was taking the corner kicks and free kicks now, but in fact he was upset about that, according to his agent Willie McKay.

And that could have led to his tirade in the dressing room after the game, and his subsequent tweets which cost him his job on Tyneside.

And during that tirade he also questioned manager Alan Pardew’s authority, and that’s a dangerous thing to do and basically amounts to insubordination.

It reminds us of the dressing room scene he had with Alan Shearer two year last May, after the Liverpool defeat at Anfield, when Joey had managed to get himself sent off in his first game back from injury, and therefore missed the last three games of the relegation season.

He told Alan Shearer he was a poor manager, although that’s not the word he used, and Alan simply suspended him for the rest of the season, and Joey  couldn’t even attend the training.

Barton’s agent Willie McKay has come out and said the player had been angered by the decision to give the dead-ball duties to Yohan Cabaye, while being overlooked for the captain’s armband was another thing that upset Joey, because Shola Ameobi was captain for the day.

Willie McKay said this on the radio yesterday about Joey and Alan Pardew:

“I think Joey gets on okay with Alan Pardew but does he make the decisions? I don’t think he does.”

“If you’re appointed the manager of the club you need to get to the people above you and say, ‘We need to keep this guy’.”

So it wasn’t just the twitter thing that led to Joey being sacked, it was a culmination of things, and it’s hard to defend Joey’s actions in the Elland Road dressing room on Sunday – it hardly helped anything.

We are now very concerned what the new players at the club are thinking, which is why Pardew, Coloccini, and other senior players have to settle things down at Newcastle, and quickly too.

It’s OK demonstrating against Ashley, but Newcastle start their Premier League season in less than two weeks time,  and that’s a huge worry right now, with the instability we see at the club.

Comments welcome.



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98 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Eastander // Aug 2, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Why would pardew want to keep this guy if he refuses to shake his hand, and complains about not having the captaincy and taking corners infront of the rest of the team, wouldnt want him in my dressing room

  • 2 Starnufc // Aug 2, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    joey plz leave
    love newcastle!!!

  • 3 Jawdboy // Aug 2, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Joey Barton just tweeted:

    ‘Just off to training … getting close to start now’

    Is it the best idea that hes at training today?

  • 4 JackButler // Aug 2, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Even Shearer banned him from the training ground

  • 5 Eastander // Aug 2, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    @3 B*llocks, he’s gunna shoot cabaye for stealing his corners!

  • 6 fungus44 // Aug 2, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    how do we know the dressing room is in turmoil its paper talk at the moment all because to players make their mouth go on twitter saying what they think is happing so we are all to take it as gospel from them when they both have a year left on their contracts

  • 7 NUFC_Richyg01 // Aug 2, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    So joey thought he should have had the captaincy automatically coz Collo wasn’t playing?

    Like AP said, he does not want or need a vice captain, there are plenty of big players who can take on the armband.

    As for Cabaye taking over the set pieces, he did a great job, he took some brilliant corners, an area where we were pretty poor last season when Joey was taking them.

  • 8 Eastander // Aug 2, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    oh and by the way, he owes us 300k for the bonus we paid him to sign from city when they wouldnt pay it, probably forgotten we paid him that like

  • 9 Davies // Aug 2, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Staggering return to form after a year of working hard at not being a bell end anymore. A public battle with MA was one he was always going to win, given the distaste that a large portion of the fans harbour toward the owner. I’ve been amazed at how supportive people have been of Barton, saying that he speaks “the truth” and so forth.

    One good season, and suddenly Barton is the voice of the Geordie population. You’ve been played, fellas. Try to remember just exactly how badly behaved this player was for his first three seasons here before taking his word above anyone else’s. All the badge kissing and the “best fans in the world” horsesh*t is self serving nonsense. It just means that people will take his side when he starts to slag off the club for not letting him have his own way.

    Based on his history, he owes this club a lot. The very least he could do now is leave with a little dignity.

    Bet you a pound he slags the club off as soon as he’s out the door. Bet you there are still some who will take every word he says as gospel.

    I’d have fired him. At least now he’s be off the wage bill.

  • 10 NUFC_Richyg01 // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    @9

    Firing him would mean we would have to pay him compensation – basically the remainder of wages due.

    Putting him on a free saves us monecoz we only pay his wages till he leaves.

  • 11 miffy // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Out of interest I just logged onto soccermanager and tried to release Joey for free. It wouldn’t allow me as he was considered too expensive to release for free. These online games need to get real lol.

  • 12 NUFC_Richyg01 // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    @11 LOL!

    Which game is that mate?

  • 13 JackButler // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    A few months ago a guy came on here claiming to be Peter Beardsley, he said that we would see Nolan and Barton moved on during this window because some of the younger players were more than ready to step up into the first team, claiming that this was the start of a new era at Newcastle United.
    Some things that I don’t understand are

    *If the club is in such turmoil why did Barton and Nolan want new long term deals?
    *Would a player like Cabaye join us?
    *Would Tiote sign a new six year deal?
    *Would Steven Taylor sign a new five year deal?

    For me there are two players, key players I admit in Nolan and Barton that one, because of his age, the other because of his outspoken manner were not in our long term plans, but because of this the entire club is in meltdown.
    I need to go and sleep until this window has shut as I have no hair left to pull ot or nails to byte :(

  • 14 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    How many times are people going to ignore players and managers who have actually worked under this current regime and lifted the lid about what is going on behind closed doors?,i’m not going to name them because you know who they are but these people work with the club day in,day out,they care about the club and speak out about what is happening and people choose to ignore them,what is it going to take for you people to realise something is seriously wrong?,where are the direct qoute’s from Mckay saying joey was upset about cabaye taking dead balls? in this article?,Joey is speaking out against the club i honestly believe he loves and he’s basically been saying the same as the others who have spoken out recently?,coincidence or reality.Some people don’t believe in both.

  • 15 Trini Toon // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    I’m tired of the negative publicity surrounding this club. Fans need to unite and support the players. Any anger towards the owner and manager, should really be thought out and see how it can be effectively demonstrated. It’s surprising on posts on this blog are so different to some of the other’s where doom and gloom seems to be forecast…

  • 16 NottsGeordie // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Who does Joey Barton thinks he is? IMO he only has himself to blame. He probably planned all this hoping he would get put up for a free transfer so he could get a better signing on fee.

  • 17 geordie.In.Taipei // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Not saying Barton has been a role model for many during his stint at the club, but he has acted as our voice ‘giving MA and DL’ the bad name they truly deserve. So, i thank Barton for using his fame and letting more and more people know what a bunch of gits they upstairs are. Anything, that further pushes Ashely towards seriously making an effort to sell us is OK by me. Good lad BARTON !!

    And who reckons we’ll actually sign anyone else….think Barton has spelled that out for us…no buggers coming in!!!!! Loads of stuff on other sites today, going on about the system at St.James, “say a players coming in -dont say who-, make a bid -but dont follow through-, sell em off – but say we’ll reinvest – and on August 31st we’ll bid for someone with no time to sign – and say oh we tried ;;; BULLSHIT. Glad Barton has had the balls to come out and say it for us.

  • 18 Eastander // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Just seen something on a spurs forum since he’s favourite to go there saying just wait till he’s warmed the bench for a couple of games and he’ll start tweeting sh*t about us too… probably right!

  • 19 miffy // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    @NUFC_Richyg01

    soccermanager.com

  • 20 Graeme // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Toon have transfer listed him, not sacked him. If they sacked him they would no doubt have to pay off his contract which has a year left on it which would cost the toon over £4 million – I cant see FCB shelling out that sort of cash just to get rid of JB

    It wont take JB long to find a new employer, thats for sure – already Spuds are listed as favourites. Doesnt take old floppy face long to know a bargain when he sees one – Toons loss is Spuds gain – Yet another major cock up by FCB. Get rid of him, by all means, but at least try and recoup something out of the sale eh!!

    As FCB’s mouthpiece has already confirmed we have spent the £35 million on plumbing for the pitch and 3 free transfers, where’s the money coming from to buy a replacement??

    Its like reading a plot for a very sad soap opera at toon these days!!!

  • 21 Angryman the Angry fan // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Oh FFS!
    Stop believeing the F@t b@st@rds spin doctors!!!
    Morons

  • 22 ochytoon // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Does anyone think we will sign a replacement?

  • 23 wynsleap // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    The trouble with Barton is:
    a) He can’t keep his trap shut
    b) He has no respect for authority or fellow players
    c) He thinks he is better than anyone else
    d) He can cause an argument in an empty room.
    Not the kind of player we should have at this club.
    God knows what Cabaye and the new lads must think of the situation.
    If Ashley wants to try and redress the situation for all concerned ie players and fans alike – two or three good quality signings are a must to lift everybody or I can see another relegation looming – and I can’t see Pardew “doing a Hughton” in the Championship.
    Why doesn’t the Controller just get out, take his ridiculous side kick with him and do us all a favour.

  • 24 miffy // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    well f**k me just noticed Ashley got his name on Barcelona club badge!!! lol

  • 25 redondo77 // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    @9 AGREED
    @11 LOL
    @14 I THINK U R JB’S COUSIN

  • 26 JackButler // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    must be hard for barton think he’s the best midfielder in the prem when he’s not even the best at nufc ;)

  • 27 NottsGeordie // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Course we will sign a replacement. Ashley is stupid but not that stupid…..Surely ;)

  • 28 GeordieGerman “allez les gars!” // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Seems like people have calmed down a bit since last night. Me to. Amazing, the power of sleep. I took my black and white glasses off and asked myself a question and I’ll ask you it to. If you were a profi footballer, would you sign for NUFC as it stands today? Take your glasses off before answering.

  • 29 Angryman the Angry fan // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Davies
    You normally talk sense but you have let yourself down with the last line!!
    Are you so blinded by your faith In the fat controller to see that if NUFC will still have to pay up his contract??

    God sake. To be fair, not ar5ed if he stays or goes. I think we should have kept him for half a season at least until new players bed in, but FFS, why didnt all this come out re his supposed dressing room rants etc etc before he actually tweeted that the club were extracting the P!ss out of everyone?? Ill tell you why, it DIDNT happen!! Its the fat mike and slimy dereks spin machine to try and curry favour with the lesser intelligent part of the fanbase!! HOW ON THIS PLANET CAN PEOPLE NOT SEE THAT!!

    Rightly or wrongly, JB spoke his mind, and historical evidence points to HIM telling the truth and NOT the proven liars in charge!!

    Christ on a bike

  • 30 roshan MAGPIE // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    our squad is paper thin now for sure

  • 31 Felipe // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    @angryboy 21: Here comes the insults, just when we’ve had a bunch of friendly debate between those for and against barton. Oh well angryboy, if you can’t articulate your position just call everyone a moron and a retard. Sounds like you and barton would get along just fine…

  • 32 geoff777 // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Enrique & Barton have only told the truth.

    Unprofessional of them to do it on Twitter.

    After Nolan’s revelation about Llambias going back on his word.
    The “Andy Carroll legacy to the team” not being invested in the team as promised.

    It’s hard not applaud Enrique & Barton’s honesty.

    Where are our leaders now?

    Do you think Pardew can rally the squad?
    I’m becoming more and more concerned.
    I thought we’d make the top 8 easily last week … now I’m not so sure.

  • 33 JackButler // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    GG

    I think most players don’t base their decision on media stories, but still dont know to be honest.

    Another question to ask is if you are a Spurs fan would you want Barton joining your club?

  • 34 Felipe // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    @roshanmagpie 30: Yep, we only have 46 players available. Just imagine how Stoke must feel with only 30. If ours is paper thin, what does that make theirs?

  • 35 Howden Mag // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Barton not the first time he has clashed with management, or has that just been forgot about like his other misdemeanours. Liverpool, Anfield, sent off for horrendous tackle. Daily Mail report.

    The pair clashed immediately after the game and as Shearer ripped into the £5.8m former Manchester City star, telling him he had let himself and the club down, The Sun claims that Barton replied: ‘You’re a s*** manager with s*** tactics.’
    The player and manager then had to be pulled apart just as they were about to come to blows.
    A club statement said: ‘Newcastle United can confirm that Joey Barton has been
    suspended from the club until further notice.
    ‘The club will be making no further comment on the matter at this time.’ A Newcastle insider told The Sun: ‘It was unbelievable. They were like two stags.
    “Shearer told Barton he had made a mistake putting him back in the team, that he thought Barton was good enough to do it but he had shown he wasn’t.

    ‘Joey shouted at Alan that he was the best player at the club, which was why he had to play him.

    ‘Alan said he wasn’t, called him s*** and Joey replied that he was a s*** manager with s*** tactics.

    ‘At that point, it looked like they were going to have a full-scale brawl and had to be dragged apart.

    ‘Shearer was really angry, not just because of the stupid red card but because it means Barton will be missing for the last three Premier League games when Newcastle need everyone available.

    ‘Alan gave Joey the big build-up during the week, saying what an important player he could be in Newcastle’s fight against relegation, and then he does that.

    ‘You wonder what goes on in Joey’s head.’
    Shearer has said that he intends to fine Barton two weeks’ wages of about £120,000 and has washed his hands of the midfield hot-head.

    After the game Shearer said: ‘Barton wasn’t unlucky to be sent off, it was the right decision.

    ‘We will be without him for the rest of the season and I’m not happy at all.

    ‘He has let me down, definitely, and the same goes for the whole club and himself. From a disciplinary point of view, I will do whatever I can.’

  • 36 ochytoon // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Notts
    But we’re out of funds? Remember, we spent 35 mil on two free transfers and and Cabaye. Abeid cost nothing as he is too young or whatever the rule is.

  • 37 Tinman // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Holy shit! ASHLEY SPEAKS OUT!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pkyd_ZRNVNQ&feature=related

  • 38 alex84 // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Angry, this is not a dig, im just curious….if its true that barton did cause an uproar on sunday…do you think it be best for the team to still keep him involved?

  • 39 Angryman the Angry fan // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Geordie german
    The answer is a resounding NO
    And now I know why we acted so quick in the transfer market. its blatantly obvious….
    We would never have signed any of the players we currently have if this had all happened before they came through the door!!

    Thats how slimy and coniving this bunch in charge are!!!

    Innit for themselves, Parpoo included (And i was one of his fans) and the fact that his 5 year ciontract is based on club proftability is a disgrace!!

    It happened just down the road with Peter Monkee nappa, he took them down trying not to spend the 10m he was supposed to be given by the frugal bob murray!!

  • 40 ochytoon // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Felipe
    You can’t just rely on youngsters with no experience to plug in the gaps

  • 41 Trini Toon // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    The only thing that has me believing that we can sign a replacement is that his wages will be off.

    I read an article that we will try to sign Tranquillo Barnetta …. any truth to that?

  • 42 JackButler // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    ochytoon

    what is the point of having these youth players here if we’re not gonna give them a chance?
    the kids replaced far better players at man u and did ok

  • 43 Angryman the Angry fan // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Felipe, didnt i tell you you were a Pr!ck yesterday!! Take heed!!
    You slag me off calling me angryBOY and then whine that I call you by your rightful title. Pr!ck!!
    Now if youd be so kind to jog on, back up Cashley cr@ck, and leave the big boys to chat aboput their opinions!! Pr!ck

  • 44 ochytoon // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Tinman
    So MA is a homosexual and having an affair with Habib Beye. It all makes sense now

  • 45 redondo77 // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    @Felipe
    angryman/angryboy is barton.
    he is angry bcoz everyone against him

  • 46 GeordieGerman “allez les gars!” // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Jack, not sure about the fan question. But if I was Daniel Levy, I wouldn’t want Barton.

  • 47 Felipe // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    @ochytoon 39:

    25+ players with first team experience (10+ games or more). Youngsters like Vuckic, Ferguson, Tav, Ameobi all look ready to play their part. No point in scare mongering…

  • 48 ochytoon // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    JB
    I’m all for giving the kids a chance but if we get a bad injury run, how do you think a team of our kids are gonna do against Man Utd or anyone in the top 10 for that matter

  • 49 MykToonFan // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    @geoff777

    I agreed with you, until I realised that Barton had been disrupting the dressing room.

    I refuse to applaud someone who slates new players because they have been given roles which he used to have.

    That is pretty disgusting, in fact. I love Barton, but he should not be doing things like that.

  • 50 JackButler // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Barton will be seen as poison by the majority of managers and fans

  • 51 Vest // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Now I hope all you who yesterday blamed MA the whole thing, will admit that it is Joey, that is the bad guy. After all the club has done for him, when he was in jail and all. An ungrateful prick.

    MA owns this club. He can do what ever he wants to do with it. I’m grateful, that he now has made the club debt free, and saved us from being bancrobt. I like his plan, and just look at the youngsters we have coming through. Vukic is going to take Bartons place in the central midfield, and now we just need a good right winger, if Jonas can’t play there, an attacker and a left back for Jose when he leaves.

    I love the club, and don’t like anyone, who thinks he is bigger than the club.

  • 52 Eastander // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    @Angry, people are debating whether or not barton should have been released, you state yourself that you arent fussed whether he stays or go’s yet still find the ability to insult people for their arguments, some ability that like! ;)

  • 53 JohnnyBrookes // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    I’m with you ANGRY, the spin is clearly being put out now. The stuff about dressing room fall outs, last season.

    Strange how they only come out now.

  • 54 Felipe // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    @angryboy: You were slinging the insults long before I called you angryboy (I only use that because you sound like a little kid who has to resort to shouting and insulting people because people don’t agree with you). I’ll stick around so I can talk with others who are able to debate without calling people morons and retards. Your mate kingkev will be on soon doing the same thing no doubt.

  • 55 fungus44 // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    he got what he wanted if he loved the club like he says he does why come out and slag the way its ran ,any employer would have done the same thing as the toon have done ,lets just support the club and team who ever the starting 11 are ,players come and go its not about the game any more only how much money they can get paid to play

  • 56 JackButler // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    ochytoon

    there’s no ‘IF’ about us getting a bad injury run, its when, the point is we have little option, the man in charge is not going to spend, Nolan walked his way back to the championship for one last payday and Barton has forced himself out of the club

  • 57 Vest // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    @47

    How did our “kids” do in the cup against Chelsea? Chelsea had more first team players on the field than we did.

    I believe in the youngsters.

  • 58 Felipe // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    @ochytoon 47: last season we managed 12th with a smaller squad so I imagine we’ll do just fine…

  • 59 redondo77 // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    I think angryman & co are sunderland fans

  • 60 ochytoon // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Right, whether or not you agree with the Joey Barton decision, it is clear that Ashley needs to go and we all need to pull together instead of having petty arguments. We were lied to about the Carroll sale and the reinvestment of the 35 million and other things including contract offers. Newcastle needs it great fanbase more then ever.

  • 61 alienhunter // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Most worrying thing of all is that if the club was being run ethically and properly, the club would have no need to fear twitter.

    MA/ DL wont speak or give any information.

    Players – those inside who know what is really going on contract wise – are not allowed to give their points of view through fear they will simply be dropped or moved on. Under no circumstances must reality get out.

    A manager who knows that if he dares speak out he will never get another job in football again. He is so grateful to get this one that he wont do anything to jeopardise it and the owner knows this.

    A loosely defined Utopian master plan sold to the masses of fans that is next to impossible to achieve – buy young, cheap future superstars that over a long time will have us competing with the best etc. What utter, unrealistic nonsesne but it appeals to the idealist.

    Keep spinning and spinning this ‘grand plan’ because Ashley knows that if you keep telling people something enough times they will start to believe it. Make sure its a long term plan though so nobody expects immediate results.

    Stress the danger of the recent situation playing on fear again and make our owner look a hero. We are told continually without MA, NUFC would have gone bust.

    Use this to continually lower expectations until people are happy for any tiny scraps they are given (free transfers, youth team players developing etc.)

    ….sound familiar to any other dictatorships in countries around the world? Its absolutely text book…

  • 62 wynsleap // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Having had a go at Barton @23 I only hope, however, that he stays true to form and says exactly how it is with this hierarchy once he leaves the club.
    Should be interesting reading!
    Barton, Lambias and Ashley – how the Hell does this club attract such people and what have we done to deserve it?
    I only hope I live long enough to eventually see this fantastic club run smoothly, efficiently, professionally – and HONESTLY!

  • 63 Vest // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    @ 52 JB

    I don’t think it is strange that they don’t come out until now. If the club came out with it back then, what should it help? It would have helped just as much as Bartons tweets did.

  • 64 dmac // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Im actually with Felipe. I dont even bother to read the tosh angryman splutters. If he could structure his viewpoint like an adult without the need to act like a teenage chav i may listen.

  • 65 grumpy_old_sod // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Ashley has absolutely no choice but to replace Barton, the club know about the unrest with the supporters. Ashley will replace him and bring a striker in. Trust me Ashley/lambias/pardew will spin this today as the right move for nufc.
    I think we will still be very short this season and struggling before the season is underway. Please sell the club Ashley.

  • 66 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    @50 Wake up fool,your either mind-numblingly ignorant or you work for sports direct and just received your bonus through the door.

  • 67 ochytoon // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Current squad

    1 GK Steve Harper
    2 DF Fabricio Coloccini (Captain)
    3 DF José Enrique
    4 MF Yohan Cabaye
    6 DF Mike Williamson
    7 MF Joey Barton
    8 MF Danny Guthrie
    10 MF Hatem Ben Arfa
    11 FW Peter Løvenkrands
    12 DF Danny Simpson
    13 FW Xisco
    14 DF James Perch
    15 MF Dan Gosling
    16 DF Ryan Taylor
    17 MF Alan Smith
    18 MF Jonás Gutiérrez
    19 FW Demba Ba
    20 FW Leon Best
    21 GK Fraser Forster
    22 MF Sylvain Marveaux
    23 FW Shola Ameobi
    24 MF Cheik Tioté
    26 GK Tim Krul
    27 DF Steven Taylor
    28 DF Tamás Kádár
    29 MF Haris Vu?ki?
    30 FW Nile Ranger
    31 MF Shane Ferguson
    32 MF Ryan Donaldson
    33 GK Ole Söderberg
    34 DF James Tavernier
    35 MF Brad Inman
    36 FW Sammy Ameobi
    38 FW Phil Airey
    40 MF Michael Richardson

  • 68 ochytoon // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    The thing is though, all of you attacking Barton are expecting a replacement to be brought in, are you that naive?

  • 69 elpaso_geordie // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    So everyone loves the club and Barton is no good for it anymore.

    Ashley spin doctors do it again for most of this board !!

    How can so many people in the game who have worked with or under this regime be wrong ? Howay man boys (n girls)

    They always turn the player as the bad un everytime and u suckers fall for it. Have you not got more than one brain cell that can be trained how to think .

    They tried this with Keegan too and when they went to court who was the arsehole liars – YES ASHLEY AND LAMBARSE

    MUGS

  • 70 Lee Dodd // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    We have a Young Star Comeing Through The Ranks that I Think Will Take us By Storm a Certain Haris Vukic I Think Mr Pardew Will Give him his Chance this Season !!!!

  • 71 geoff777 // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    @MykToonFan

    We don’t really know what happened in the dressing room.

    A rant by a senior professional after a dismal performance might have been what was needed?
    It was after Leyton Orient and that’s when the team pulled together.

    It really depends what was said, and how it was said, and we just don’t know that.

    Having said all of this … I’m a Barton fan but it looks like it would be better if he left or trains with the reserves this season. It’s gone too far now to be healthy.

    Llambias and Ashley were fools not to give him a contract, he did deserve one … then none of this would have happened.

  • 72 Lee Dodd // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    I can See Joey ComingOut and Signing a new 2 year contract here !!!! why would he be in training today ??? Bet Lambias turns up and it gets sorted out !!!!

  • 73 Howden Mag // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    ochytoon.
    You are right it is time to pull together and stop having petty arguments. The club is what we support, no matter what we believe, owner, manager, players. We do have a good squad and hopefully will get better. The future is bright, have faith in the manager and players and support the club.
    For some, unless you have £200,000,000 to invest, minimum. Tough, just accept what we have and get on with it. The grass is not always greener ask several other clubs.

  • 74 ochytoon // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Howden Mag
    Ahh shit, I only have £199,999,999

  • 75 GeordieGerman “allez les gars!” // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Geoff, what you have actually said @71 is. Barton’s twits are due to him not getting a new contract. Out of spite?

  • 76 NUFC_Richyg01 // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Give Cabaye No. 7!!!

  • 77 geoff777 // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    @LeeDodd

    made me smile … :-)

  • 78 Jawdboy // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Latest JB quote:

    Made to train alone today, how predictable………

  • 79 Angryman the Angry fan // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Redondo
    The height of intelligence!! YES I am a sunderland fan!!
    Your a pr!ck as well as your mate felipe!

  • 80 Offkey // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    I agree its unproffessional but how can you all say its all Barton when Jonas comes out and says what he says about change……..

    The list goes on Ranger, Jose, Routledge, Carroll, Nolan, Keegan……

    I find it amazing these veiws can be discounted the way they are by some of you. Unless you are all ITK………

  • 81 Geordies // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Very little fact in this article. where did Macay say Barton was upset because he wasn’t captain or couldn’t take corners? Who said Barton ripped into the dressing room after the Leeds game?

    I can see why you used to work for the NOTW fantasy stuff.

  • 82 SirAlan // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    You bunch of Backstabbing Cowards, you did exactly the same with Keegan, Carroll, Bobby Robson , alan shearer and nolan!!!You deserve that Fat Ashley, llambias and Pardew…You who writes these Blogs needs to stop the Ashley POOPAGANDA….

  • 83 tony green // Aug 2, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    In the aftermath of ‘Joeygate ‘ Kevin Nolan’s version of how he shook hands on a contract with Del boy and found something different on the table when it came to signing seems to have been overlooked….
    This is a player who was not known as a troublemaker at Bolton….
    Seems to be a pattern of pretty appalling treatment of employees…..
    Milner…..Shearer…..Houghton….Carroll……Nolan……
    ….all state that they were deceived over contracts…..

    Don’t get me wrong I was no fan of Shepherd and can still recall the inglorious McKeag era…. BUT something seems seriously amiss at the club and needs resolving. The consistent factor seems to be FCB and the dickhead that is Del boy.

    If God is indeed a Geordie he needs to get cracking on providing us with a bona fide saviour (I’m done with Messiah’s – I just want a decent replacement owner ) pretty quick.

  • 84 Jarra Mag // Aug 2, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    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?

  • 85 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 2, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    I’ll say this,just about sums it up,one of my mates is a Mackem,we normally enter a team into the sun dream team every season and his team name last season was MikeAshleysN01Fan.

  • 86 tony green // Aug 2, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    This is Ashley’s attempt to price Joey Barton out of a move.

    We all know that free transfers are hideously expensive…

  • 87 MAApologist // Aug 2, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    The one thing Joey has more of than talent is EGO he has to go, he will be a constant distraction and obviously can not remember thanking the club for not cancelling his contract while he was on holiday with HMP.
    As with Bellamy you don not want to lose your best players but a line has been crossed and there is no going back – get rid NOW.

  • 88 dave 1961 // Aug 2, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Vest @50 it was llambias who informed us how Ashley had saved us, but sadly it was a work of fiction, half of our current debt if directly the fault of the cock ups made by Ashley when Ashley took over we had debts of £79m but £50m of this was for the redevelopment of the stadium, our current problems are caused by Ashley driving so many fans away, our season ticket sales are shocking that’s why you have to register to even see the ticket map. last season how many sell out did we get because Ashley’s lost 1,000’s more.

  • 89 big sid // Aug 2, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    people on here need to wake up and smell the coffee
    was a season ticket holder for many years until the keegan /wise fiasco that was it for me will not put a penny back into that club until ashley is gone people who say we need to support the team need to realise buy supporting the team you are supporting the owner and nothing will change unless he his hit in the pocket and that includes boycotting of games (hard but needs done) as at the moment the owner can do anything he wants and he knows people will turn up every week
    so far sacked keeagn brought in kinnear brought in shearer/sacked shearer/brought in hughton/sacked hughton/changed stadium name/promised all 35mill would be invested /sold nolan/barton etc etc and still first game of the season will be over 50000 people there so who are the mugs ????? customers as thats all we are to ashley
    and customer is never right

  • 90 OttersPocket // Aug 2, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    dave 1961

    But was a lot of future income not already spent on players.

  • 91 stuart no9 // Aug 2, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    joey s been kicked out simply coz AP is a cr?p manager , no ball, gutless clueless and simply a women who dares to question the owners. we are going down , simply coz the owners are trying to run a football club.

  • 92 Munster Mag // Aug 2, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Billson and Felipe, how long are you guys going to keep swallowing this stuff? The Journal ( Ryder) always back up what they say , and u swallow it again and again. At the end of the day, for little money, we could have a SUPERB team now, with Carroll still there, because we have spent soooo little in real terms. Will MA have to urinate on the gallowgate before he angers you….or will u say that the gallowgate needed a wash down anyway??? He must be delighted to have guys like you backing him up, when any realistic analysis points to a chairman who cant run a club properly, and ethically. Spurs and Man U keep Modric and Rooney, but our own Hitler just gets the guns out, and his puppet squeeks for him, because he waont talk to the fans….and then Lee Ryder speaks out , and you swallow. Again. Smell the coffee boys. £35 mill …is this what u would have expected by late summer when they said the money wud be spent on the team……really ?
    Some honesty needed from guys like you now who so willingly swallow the club lines. Keegan, Hughton, Shearer, Nolan ….how many more decent club servants do they have to sh*t on before you will realise that ALL they care about is money ….and that ANY player can be sold and a cheap french freebie lined up as a replacement just to make more and more money , to the detriment of the club. For so little outlay, we could have had so much……I asked Felipe before if the club would spoend 10 mill on an important player like a striker , but u never answered……i think we know they answer dont we ? So now, surely we will get a player like M’Bengue to replace a brilliant left back ….wont we ? Well maybe, if he costs less than 5 mill !

  • 93 ginkoh // Aug 2, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Ashley and co try to make us think it’s player fault again.

  • 94 toonruz // Aug 2, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    how can most of u lot beleave the lyes that the club have told the journal print , i for 1 beleave joey barton over any thing our lying b@sted owner spouts of to the papers and u idiots beleve it ASHLEY OUT

  • 95 stephen1971 // Aug 2, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    guys lets get one thing straight , why do people actually think if you get sacked then you need to get paid the rest of your contract ? if you get sacked you get f..kall , a sacking is totally different to being paid off, anyway rant over looks like bye bye to joey , shot himself in the foot , he knows how the board works

  • 96 bri // Aug 2, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    if SHEARER says ( after tackle at liverpool – dressing room bust up) ” he should leave the club” that will do for me!! shearer is total geordie, loves the club, and knew Barton is bad news! fair enough ashley give shearer a go, then did not offer him a long term contract. but lets be honest, shearer -Great great football player, but at this time of his career, he has not got what it takes to make newcastle great again ( as much as i would have loved him too).

  • 97 bri // Aug 2, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    just seen a tweet barton added on teh 31/7/11 totally out of order, he just want the money, his tweet
    ” sold?? not a chance matey. Am here until it expires or given a free !!!
    greedy man, he wanted out

  • 98 AndyMac // Aug 2, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    “So it wasn’t just the twitter thing that led to Joey being sacked, it was a culmination of things, and it’s hard to defend Joey’s actions in the Elland Road dressing room on Sunday – it hardly helped anything.”

    I knew it wouldnt take too long before the Ministry of Misinformation cranked up the propaganda machine just so the “undecided” can choose to toe the “party line”.

    This isnt about JB its about a club with no ambition taking the fans money and giving nothing back !




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