Joey Barton’s Dressing Room Tirade


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.

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98 comments so far

  • Eastander

    Aug 2, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #1

    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

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  • Starnufc

    Aug 2, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #2

    joey plz leave
    love newcastle!!!

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  • Jawdboy

    Aug 2, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #3

    Joey Barton just tweeted:

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

    Is it the best idea that hes at training today?

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  • JackButler

    Aug 2, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #4

    Even Shearer banned him from the training ground

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  • Eastander

    Aug 2, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #5

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

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  • fungus44

    Aug 2, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #6

    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

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 2, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #7

    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.

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  • Eastander

    Aug 2, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #8

    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

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  • Davies

    Aug 2, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #9

    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.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #10

    @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.

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  • miffy

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #11

    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.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #12

    @11 LOL!

    Which game is that mate?

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  • JackButler

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #13

    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 🙁

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #14

    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.

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  • Trini Toon

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #15

    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…

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #16

    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.

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  • geordie.In.Taipei

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #17

    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.

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  • Eastander

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #18

    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!

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  • miffy

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #19

    @NUFC_Richyg01

    soccermanager.com

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  • Graeme

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #20

    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!!!

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #21

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

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #22

    Does anyone think we will sign a replacement?

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  • wynsleap

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #23

    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.

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  • miffy

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #24

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

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  • redondo77

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #25

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

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  • JackButler

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #26

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

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #27

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

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  • 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.

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #29

    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

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #30

    our squad is paper thin now for sure

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  • Felipe

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #31

    @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…

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  • geoff777

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #32

    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.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #33

    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?

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  • Felipe

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #34

    @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?

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  • Howden Mag

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #35

    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.’

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #36

    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.

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  • Tinman

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #37
  • alex84

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #38

    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?

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #39

    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!!

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 2, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #40

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

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