There’s A Lot More Behind Joey Barton’s Sacking At Newcastle


Lee Ryder in the Evening Chronicle is today adding more information as to the reason Joey Barton finally received the boot at Newcastle yesterday, so to speak.

Joey Barton – altercations are ned of last season too

We’ve found out that Sunday was not a good day for Joey Barton or the Newcastle club either, and several things happened before, during and after the game at Leeds United.

  • Joey was furious he wasn’t made captain for Sunday’s game at Elland Road, and that he also would not be taking the dead ball kicks
  • Barton confronted manager Alan Pardew before the game and told him he wouldn’t play against Leeds, but Pardew forced him to play
  • In the warm-up before the game he was seen to argue with Newcastle coaches John Carver and Steve Stone, and those altercations were witnessed by a number of Newcastle fans and some reported those to us
  • After the game, which saw Newcastle far from their best and beaten 3-2, Joey went into another tirade and dressed down the team for their poor performance and he was said to criticize both new players and youngsters alike

But the Evening Chronicle is reporting today that there had been other times towards the end of last season, when Joey had been a problem in the dressing room.

Apparently Barton and another Newcastle player, who was not named,  rowed furiously before a Premier League game towards the end of last season, and it seems Joey’s anger was caused by him not being offered a new contract by the club.

And there have been several other dressing room arguments with Joey involved towards the end of last season, and during this pre-season, and those have also contributed to the player being sacked by Newcastle yesterday.

And Lee Ryder is today reporting that other factors contributed  to Joey’s demise on Tyneside:

  • He refused to shake hands with manager Alan Pardew after being told that Shola Ameobi would be captain against Leeds
  • Joey was becoming a bad influence on the youngsters in the dressing room
  • He was making a poor impression on Newcastle’s new signings
  • And three separate rants during the warm-up at Leeds, at half-time and also after the final whistle following the 3-2 defeat.

Of course the  coup de gras was when he made his comments on Twitter, when he not for the first time, blasted the Newcastle hierarchy.

So this new makes it just a little more understandable why Joey was fired by Newcastle.

But Joey is also a very good player, and he gave his all for Newcastle and had a great season last season, and was the local Newcastle papers’ Player of the Season.

But we also have to remember that  his first three season at Newcastle,  he appeared only 47 times with 3 goals, due to lots of injuries, and that was not a good return for a  player on £60K/week at the club.

Joey will be sorely missed on the field of play, but we are hoping Newcastle will now plunge into the transfer market and get Swiss International Tranquillo Barnetta as a replacement for Joey, bring in an experienced left-back for Jose Enrique, and get another striker in – all within the next four weeks.

And we have to remember we have youngsters like Shane Ferguson, James Tavernier, Haris Vuckic and maybe Tamas Kadar (what’s happened to Tamas?), can bolster the first team squad next season.

If we can do that we should be in fairly good shape, hopefully.

Comments welcome.



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187 comments so far

  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #1

    Dont blame him for half the stuff that is mentioned above IF its true!

    Fact is im pretty sure if hughton was still here none of this would have happened….but fat boy had to go n sack him for sweet fa

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  • bills-son

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Like I said previously – an arrogant sh%tstirrer.

    We are well shot of Barton.

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  • GenralHez

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #3

    Good riddens to old has beens.

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #4

    I want to hear what nufc have to say about this and what they are going to do to resolve the shortage of players.

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #5

    How does lee ryder knows all this? Was he sleepn before n woke up nw to tell wat joey was doin n da dressng rum.

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #6

    Why Lee didn’t come out earlier ? Why Joey want to do that ? It’s not reasonable.

    What’s point he want to take dead ball kick and be captain that much. I can’t understand.

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  • Foxworth

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #7

    Just LEAVE already Joey.

    All you do is cause aggro & for all your ability ON the field, off it your a fcukin spanner.

    Leave so NUFC can look forward to not having to be dragged through the mud by you and your scummy agent.

    Who knows, maybe if JB goes Enrique will sign a new contract? I heard rumours Sturridge didnt wanna come here cos of JB so who’s to say Jose wouldn’t sign a new contract for the same reason???

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  • bills-son

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #8

    v FrA NuFc 8 – Hughton got sacked because he was allowing Barton and Nolan to have far too big a say in managing the club. That was Hughton’s weakness – you can’t have players dictating who plays and the tactics of the team.

    If Barton thought Pardew was a soft touch or that Ashley would listen to the fans and pander to him and Nolan he has found out how wrong he was.

    I said in another thread that Barton’s reputation – an arrogant and convicted thug – would not have endeared him to the new players. He has no loyalty at all from them and I bet there are other established Toon players who think he is a pain in the ar$e and will be well pleased to see the back of him.

    Barton’s talent at being an ar$ehole far outweights his fottballing ability.

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #9

    Ashleys puppet = lee ryder.

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  • Dai

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #10

    We may not hear too much from the club, as they will not wish to put other clubs off buying him.

    It’ll all come out when he goes.

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  • s_mav

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #11

    More spin from The Evening Ashley.

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  • Solaidback

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #12

    Barton has NOT been sacked by the club, he has been transfer listed for Free, thats not sacked,…

    If he was sacked, he would have had his contract paid up in full & been booted out the club, he wouldn’t be training alone today or even been at the club, so in short, he has NOT been sacked!!

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  • Dai

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #13

    bills-son: very accurate discription. agree.

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  • i Toon

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #14

    SIGH unity is key

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  • Jarra Mag

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #15

    If Lee Ryder is that much in the know, why can’t he naming his sources? How come he can’t get a quote out of Pardew? Gimme his number, I’ll ring him and ask what the crack is…..

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #16

    Sounds like he has well and truely spat his dummy out, funny, he never mentioned any of this on twatter!

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  • archaeomag

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #17

    Since when has Lee Ryder has been giving us the FACTS about anything; he should remember that his transfers stories are constantly undermined by the club,[and the facts], before he tows the party line.

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  • MacToon

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #18

    Don’t believe the hype (spin).

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  • GeordieMeerkat

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #19

    Luke Edwards is saying (on twitter admittedly) that he’s been told a fee has been agreed for Enrique from an unknown club and he’s a fairly reliable source.

    Another half dozen players and we might be able to get another free signing in.

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  • StuW

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #20

    #1….I agree to a degree, but I am going to be glad to see the back of him. True, the board are a**eholes, but Joey is a player, and he is disrupting the team.

    It’s alright moaning about the transfer policy, but at least wait until September 1st before you do it. We sold Kevin Nolan, and brought in Yohan Cabaye, a younger, fitter, better player. We sold Andy Carroll, and we have brought in Demba Ba, who has pace and strength, and there WILL BE another striker in, deals don’t happen overnight.
    Joey Barton goes, Cheik Tiote moves into CM, HBA behind the frontmen. Our midfield is already better than it was last season. Jonas can be pushed to RW, and Marveaux takes the LW.

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  • toonruz

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #21

    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

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  • MacToon

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #22

    Our starting 11 from last season are dropping like flies…. where’s Tiote btw? ha ha visa problems! Ok whatever.

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  • neil

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #23

    Lee Ryder knows nothing about the goings-on at NUFC these days – FACT.

    What this episode should show the majority of fans, if nothing else, is that Pardew cannot control the dressing room. He was in the press only a week or two ago stating that Barton would be here next year and would be a big asset etc but now the club sack him???

    Do me a favour – I’m not Joey’s biggest fan but you have to look at the facts which are that he played well last season, asked if he could negotiate at the end of the season which then got revoked, admitted to being frustrated at the lack of ambition shown by the club (Whether he voiced this correctly is another debate!) and he’s now been sacked/offloaded whatever the club want to gloss it up as.

    Fellow fans we must see the board for what it is which is clueless. They don’t know how to run a club PROFESSIONALLY – shoestring yes. You just wait for Pardew to trot out some crap about Joey being disruptive etc etc even though he said a week ago he wanted him to stay and was hopeful a deal could be done in the future. PUPPET

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  • kingkev9

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #24

    ANYONE WHO BACKS ASHLEY AND AGREES WITH SELLING YOUR BEST PLAYERS IN CARROLL, NOLAN, BARTON AND JOSE ARE CLUELESS IDIOTS WHO DONT HAVE ANY GRASP OF WHAT NEWCASTLE UNITED IS ABOUT. EMBARRASSING THAT WE HAVE ‘FANS’ LIKE THAT.

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #25

    Stu w

    I thought we brought in cabaye, then sold Nolan.

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  • Foxworth

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #26

    #21 The only idiots are the ones that pick sides.

    At the end of the day Barton is causing disharmony.

    The BEST thing for NUFC is to ship him out like the rat he is.

    Like Hear’Say said – pure and simple.

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  • Davies

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #27

    Funny innit. No matter what Barton does, It somehow comes out to be Ashley’s fault. Barton’s a cock, and he alone should be held to account for his actions. I’d have fired him a long time ago. W*nker.

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  • toonruz

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #28

    ASHLEY PARDEW LAMBIAS OUT

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  • geoff777

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #29

    Tough to respect your employers when they lie to you and your colleagues.
    Joey’s a strong character and Pardew’s a puppet manager.

    Never a dull moment.

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  • Flood

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #30

    Ashley OUT Pardew OUT Llambias OUT

    its an absolute disgrace! they tearing apart the club i love. i was so optimistic at the start of the transfer but not now.I’m pretty certain if i were to go to a beach in newcastle you’ll see pardew instead of punch and judy with fat ashley behind the stand. How can anyone defend ashley now? with a net spend of 500k plus the agent fees, where has the 35million gone?

    why does the ashley fans carry on making excuses for this man? what has he done for the club? he has took us through our bleakest period since i supported the team. relegated because os his poor decisions. yes he helped us financially, but is it out of the good of his heart? of course it isn’t.

    he is ruining this club for me and as every new revelation unveils, my support for the club is waning! this blog is pretty much like the national newspapers, just bad news continually.

    i am personally sick of how the club is being ran! i hope they leave. they have single handledly killed the club i love, so as far as i’m concerned its an eye for a eye. i hope they die slow and painful like their tensureship.

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  • kingkev9

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #31

    PLEASE REFER BACK TO PARDEWS COMMENTS AT THE END OF ARPIL:

    “SINCE I HAVE BEEN AT THE CLUB JOEY’S ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOUR HAVE BEEN EXEMPLARY, HE HAS BEEN A FANTASTIC ROLE MODEL TO THE YOUNGSTERS”

    FUNNY HOW THAT CHANGES WHEN ASHLEY WANTS HIM OUT.

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  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #32

    so many of u are f***in idiots! honestly anything that gets put on paper you will believe!!
    Bills-son – how do you know barton and nolan were telling hughton what to do which eventually got him sacked ?? did ashley tell you this? Becasue as far as i can remember i can specifically remember a tv interview which nolan and hughton that said this was obsolute nonsense!

    I hate the way some of u supporters get on ooo get joey out who is hitting his prime and get younger players in, yes i do admit the prospect of having younger more energetic players is great but where is the leadership coming from now?

    When Nolan was here he was a saint but as soon as he gets sold so many of you start saying oh we didn’t need him he was too old blah blah blah…honestly so fulla sh*t!!!

    Too many deluded supporters about these days even with liverpool when torres was sold they started saying oh he was rubbish suarez is better anyway, sickening listening to some of u morons!

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  • Eastander

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #33

    Toonruz, you dont want people to people what ashley spouts of in your words to the papers, yet you expect us to believe the rumours you come up with about transfers?

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #34

    Toonruz

    It’s not about believing Barton or Ashley. They’re all as bad as each other and more importantly bad for our club. Barton is a decent player, but very disruptive. Ashley, well I’ll say no more about him.

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  • kingkev9

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #35

    Davies – so is this whole mess not down to Ashley??? Is it not him who consistently lies to the fans?????

    StuW – Cabeye is not a replacement for Nolan, he is not an attacking midfielder! Ba couldnt lace Carrolls boots.

    WE HAVE LOST 4 OUT OF OUR 5 BEST PLAYERS. HOW IS THAT PROGRESSION!?? FFS SOME OF YOU ARE DELUDED.

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  • Brewcastle

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #36

    It smells like Llambidas and Ashley have got some friends – at least one – in the press.

    If Barton should be that furious and annoying, he still love the club and his B&W shirt. From that point of view it’s bad leadership – again – if they can’t handle him in other ways than sacking.
    Maybe they should call Sir Fergie for a tip. He have handled several of these cases with success for both parts.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #37

    Some of you cant be serious!?! you’re using ever fiber in your body to make sure MA or Pardew are the scapegoats. You’re even slagging Lee Ryder at this point, which is pretty pathetic.
    Chronicle may be the only paper that gives some actual feesable information about NUFC.
    Joey was in jail for assult ffs, and you’re trying to wipe him clean.

    Barton is a shortsighted mental pasient, u’d do well to wake up to that fact at this point.

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  • ToonAndy

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #38

    Does anyone know how I can get this to Mike Ashley ??

    Skip to 2 minutes….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qazp0hAED1A

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  • kingkev9

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #39

    POST 32 – SPOT ON MATE, ITS EMBARRASSING HOW FICKLE AND SHORT SIGHTED OUR ‘FANS’ ARE.

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  • IH8_S4FC

    Aug 2, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #40

    anyone hearing fee agreed for enrique with un-named club?

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