Confusion Over Status Of Barton – 73% Want Him To Stay


Alan Pardew seems to want an end to the altercation between Joey Barton and the club’s hierarchy.

Alan Pardew – olive branch extended

Alan Pardew suggested at his press conference on Thursday afternoon that Barton’s career may not be over at Newcastle, as he said:

“I’ve never closed the door on anyone and I’m not closing the door on Joey.”

“He trained with the development team today and, who knows, he may train with the first-team soon.”

“Joey is a great player and you want great players in your team.” “It’s very important as a football club that you are all pulling in the same direction.”

“Joey is not pulling in the same direction.” “That’s not to say that can’t change in a short period of time.”

“I’m still reflecting on the situation, as is Joey at this present time, on how best to resolve this issue.”

And there seemed to be rather dramatic change of tune from Newcastle’s Managing Director Derek Llambias today, after Joey himself seemed to want to patch things up last night.

It’s not clear if it is possible to make everything whole again with Joey Barton, after what has happened this week, but after Alan Pardew made his comments at the press conference on Thursday afternoon, Joey tweeted the following:

‘Does anybody have Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s number?’

Brunel was a British civil engineer who built bridges and dockyards in the nineteenth century, including the construction of the first major British railway, the Great Western Railway.

We suppose the reference is to Brunel as a bridge builder.

So it’s hard to know what the actual situation is with Joey Barton at the moment, other than both parties are thinking it over, but something needs to be worked out soon.

And in our  poll we put out earlier today, a full  73% want Joey to stay at Newcastle next season.

If it can all be worked out, it seems that the Newcastle fans would be happy enough for Joey to stay at Newcastle, but he will also have to alter his ways of course.

Is is possible for Joey to eventually sign a long term contract at the Tyneside club?

It’s just a thought, a wild thought.

Comments always welcome.



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78 comments so far

  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #1

    I think Joey was implying that it’ll take a pretty damn big impressive bridge to fix this…

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  • AMEOBI

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #2

    Yeah Joey’s a clever bloke man

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  • Warwick Hunt

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #3

    @ ToonDownSouth.
    Then he better be a good builder of bridges, as, as far I’m concerned thay are for him to build.

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  • Colo2

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #4

    I would prefer to keep Barton rather than sign Barnetta. I hope the bridge can be built.

    I know people believe that Pardew is a puppet, but I don’t think he would have said this if he was

    Pardew said: “We need to bring more in. The problem I’ve got with the group at the moment is that they want to see one or two players coming through the door. They do. The fans do.
    “I want that to happen – I’m making it very, very clear to Derek and Mike that we need one or two boys in this door, now. I mean now.”

    Thought he came across really well in the interviw, I feared it would be another PR spin

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  • shearermania

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #5

    is it just me or all these anecdotes from Asbo just make him look even more lunatic than ever?

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  • soundoid

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #6

    Where i work we have a member of staff with Boarderline personality Disorder, he is by far the most gifted member of staff i have ever worked with.

    He can also be a massive pain you just need to know how to manage him. Making him feel alone or not wanted, or a faliure bring out the worst in him.

    I think this is the problem that Barton has.

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  • Andy

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #7

    he’ll never beat eric cantona for his seagull quote after kicking that palace fan haha

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #8

    8 days til the Arsenal match. Who will be our left back? Who will be on the right wing? Who will start up front?

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  • shamsoftabriz

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #9

    An indefinite circus surrounding Barton’s status will do nothing but decrease the chances that other players will want to join the team, that’s for sure.

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  • niafron

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #10

    Della Negra was the son of an Italian who have leave Italia by fear of the Mussolini’s regime for he was a communist.

    Once in France, his son have start to work in a factory early (at the age of 14), but he was playing football very good.

    When he was 16, France was invaded. At the time, following his Father, Della Negra was member of a youth communist movement.

    The behaviors of the communist party in France at the time was a bit ambiguous, but finaly, after the german offensive against USSR start, they have clearly joined the resistance, bringing with them a tremendous secret network and the habits of clandestine operations.

    At the same time, Della Negra’s Gift was noticed by the Red Star, the greatest club of the Paris area at the time.
    He finally join them, showing great display of skill on the pitch.

    He was a very gifted 18 year old Right winger, playing for the first team. No one know what would have been his career without the war.

    Unfortunatly for him, as a worker, he was subject to obligatory work in Germany.

    Which he have not accept. His action in the resistance begun at this moment. He was a member of the FTP MOI (a resistence network of communist foreign people) and later of the famous Manouchian’s network, the most well known movement of the resistance. The record of Della Negra in the resistance was really impressive. And the day, he was still playing for the Red Star!

    Unfortunatly his network was also well noticed by the Gestapo. Finally all the 23 member were arested. Most of them were famous for their presence on “l’affiche rouge”, a german propaganda poster on all the french walls.

    But he was not on him, probably cause he was italian, as Mussolini was.

    Anyway, 22 members of the network were shoted at “le Mont valérien” in 1944, when the 23 rd member, a woman called Olga Bancic was beheaded later in Stutgart.

    Those are Della Negra last words (writted to his younger Brother):

    “Say hello and farewell to all the Red Star.”

    He was 20 year old.

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  • shearermania

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #11

    Joey Barton aka RAINMAN

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  • soundoid

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #12

    shearermania,

    and at the moment he’s our Rainman!

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  • shearermania

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #13

    no with barton it neve rains it bloody pours

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  • niafron

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #14

    @Andy

    Obertan is a another of the countless french young players who have lose themselves by signing in a foreign far too big fro them club.

    Maybe can he do something good in Newcastle, maybe not.

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  • Andy

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #15

    What was he like at bordeaux? How does he play as i’ve seen v little of him

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  • niafron

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #16

    I have vote for Barton Staying, althoug i don’t defend his behaviors. But to be honnest, now, i’m worrying for Pardew. This is a clear sign of protest against the board.

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  • soundoid

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #17

    But he may have to go to wal’send to see charlie babet.

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  • niafron

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #18

    @Andy

    To be honest, me too. He have leave Bordeaux early, and at the time, he was not an important player in the Squad.

    It was just a very bad choice to leave, anyway for a club lile MU. Really too big for him. The first need of young players is to play.

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  • niafron

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #19

    Well, anyway, this Barton story is a stress test of Padrew power in the club.

    What will he do if he’s truned down again and Barton fired?

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  • niafron

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #20

    turned down

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  • Charlietoon

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #21

    Listening to Joey Barton on Twitter is like watching a couple fight on facebook. Just pathetic

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  • niafron

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #22

    The french championship start saturday.

    Football is coming back!

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  • shearermania

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #23

    soundoisd…..my brother charlie babett…brilliant…

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  • Andy

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #24

    Any stand out fixtures?

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  • soundoid

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #25

    Do you guys think this is a fallout with Pards, or that the board or involved?

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  • shearermania

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #26

    both

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  • shearermania

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #27

    the bottle of red is empty so is off to bed,,,,,night gents

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  • ToonAndy

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #28

    Niafron – which french player that has come to Newcastle do you think will suprise us the most??

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  • niafron

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #29

    your under 20 team is actually playing. 0-0 against Mexico.

    Can they qualify for the next round?

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  • nightfa11

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #30

    christophe dugarry (former french international) while at bordeaux said obertan is the new c.ronaldo.. but yeah…hes not=) he might fulfill his potential one day..but its a gamble..a gamble i personally wouldnt take..

    & 1 question. why are we after another midfielder? our weakes point is defence..we need to build our team from there..forget midfielders.. sign a striker & a good defender who can play across back 4. that should be our priority..not some obertan.

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  • soundoid

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #31

    Aye me too, i think they have all calmed down now, or Swansea said ‘routledge for 2million or Barton for free… can we have Barton?

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  • niafron

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #32

    TO surpise the most? Well, in good or bad?

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  • nick_9

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #33

    Tried voting but for some reason it wouldn’t allow it. I would have voted for him to remain in toon. I suspect its Jose and Barton who feel we need 1 or 2 more players in, they are the players bleating about the clubs ambition. Mike Ashley would hate me if I was on charge, I’d be pestering him for more than one or two but then on the other hand I’m sure he would like my ruthless side for trying to get rid of Smith and Xisco.

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  • niafron

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #34

    Dugarry is a donkey.

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  • soundoid

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #35

    Can anyone remember Smith punching Willo at the Watford game last year?

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  • niafron

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #36

    Well, i think Ben Arfa, but maybe not this season. For he have never played a full season as a starter (and don’t even speak of the last one), so he need to play before reaching his top level.

    But altough you’re very enthousiast about him, you don’t have any idea of the phenomenon you now got in the team.

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  • ToonAndy

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #37

    Which one for good and which one for bad? Haha

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  • ToonAndy

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #38

    That’s an interesting statement Niafron…. What do u mean by phenomenon in the team?

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  • niafron

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #39

    FOr good Ben arfa as i’ve said. FOr bad, i don’t know, well not Cabaye he’s a very regular guy, so, maybe Marv. But let’s be optimistics!

    I don’t speak of Abeid, i don’t know much about him.

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  • niafron

    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #40

    Simply that: he’s a phenomenon. A prodigee if you prefer.

    He can be awarded best player of the PL at the end of the year, altough as i’ve said, i rather think he will be very good next season.

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