Door Not Closed On Barton – You Could Have Fooled Us


Alan Pardew has today addressed the Joey Barton issue.

Joey Barton – let himself down

Joey Barton was big trouble at the Leeds United game on Sunday afternoon, and had a blow up with his manager for a number of reasons, one was he was not captain for the game, and the other was he was not the dead ball kicker in the team, as he had been last season.

That task has been given to new boy Yohan Cabaye, who so far has looked class in a black and white shirt.

Alan Pardew held a press conference today, and the press were told Joey Barton would not be up for discussion,  but Pardew did say this about Barton:

“My relationship with Joey is unbroken. The problem is he has criticized the board.”

“Joey is a great player and you want great players in the team, the door is not closed on Joey.”

“Without Twitter we could have resolved this in my office on Monday morning. You can’t criticize the club.”

“Twitter is about personal feelings, you can’t criticize your employers.”

“We’ll make it clear we’re not against the players using Twitter as long as they don’t use it against the club.”

As many readers have rightly pointed out, if you did what Joey did last Sunday, and criticized your employers on an open forum,  you would be kicked out of your job very quickly.

And Joey has done himself no favors for Newcastle or himself since he was fired last Monday, by continuing the tweets,  and he’s come over as a bit of a spoiled brat,  if the truth be told.

Joey Barton has been out of order since last Monday, and the sooner he ends that Twitter account of his, the sooner he can get himself back on track.

While we honestly believe Alan Pardew would like to keep Joey on Tyneside for next season, there’s just no chance that Mike Ashley will put up with Joey any longer.

Barton will be moved out, assuming another club will take him, along with his baggage,  which makes him a high maintenance employee at any club.

Joey has simply let himself down badly this past week, and Newcastle United haven’t looked too good either.

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70 comments so far

  • ToonMobile

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #1

    Did anyone think to ask does this now mean he is off the transfer list?

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #2

    Just heard from someone who claims to be in the know that tiote is in Ghana and will be travelling at some stage to London, in relation to a transfer.

    Don’t shoot the messenger, just passing on what I’ve heard. I doubt it as he signed a contract a short time ago, but it’s happened before.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #3

    grumpy

    Who is it that claims to be in the know lol? It would surprise me if anyone knew his travel plans if he is in Ghana 😛

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Can’t say, just passing info.

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  • Andy

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #5

    he wasn’t asking for your bank details in exchange for that story was he?

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  • hitman

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #6

    i dont think planes fly direct from gahna to the toon like,so my guess is he will be in london,to get a flight up here.

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  • h-train

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #7

    doesn’t everyone have political contacts in ghana who have acess to the inner workings of the european transfer market these days? 😉

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #8

    Lol. Well I for one think it’s nonsense. Why would he possibly to Ghana en route to London XD

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #9

    well any other news? so boring repeat and repeat

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #10

    Grumpy
    Let me guess, is it Cwarr. Also, it hurts your rumour that Tiote is already back at the club supposedly

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #11

    Good points ED I agree

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #12

    Tiote is already back in Toon aint he, came back yesterday

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  • Mac

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #13

    Grumpy old sod do me a favour and F**K OFF.

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Like I said, just passing info.

    First bit of info that I’ve posted, other than my own opinions, read into it what you want. And you never reveal your source on a blog, that’s how people get sacked.

    As I said it’s what I’ve heard, make of it what you will.

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  • h-train

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #15

    Zangwill_Ho……i can make something up if u like, spice things up a bit….the bird who bleaches alan smiths hair tells me that we’re going to use the andy carroll money to purchase america, thus having the largest fing academy in the world….it was john carvers idea, he’d had a few….;-P

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #16

    Just heard from someone ITK, apparently Wayne Rooney is on his way to SJP to sign a 6 yr deal. He said he made the wrong decision and wants to finally join the magpies and cut his wages by 70%

    Dont shoot the messenger though… also cant reveal my source…

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #17

    Hahahaha, yh grumpy i’m sure your source is gonna get sacked considering thats two people who have now said Tiote is alreadyback at the club.

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #18

    Mac

    Well done with the offensive language.

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  • wayneo009

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #19

    Tiote is in Ghana, but the flights land in London.
    It has nothing at all to do with a transfer, Im the bloke who told “Grumpy”

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #20

    Out of interest who here would accept Tiote leaving to Chelski for Sturridge and say 5-10mill cash?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #21

    just heard the whole spanish national team are en route to newcastle…can all these rumours be true?

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  • archaeomag

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #22

    Like Andy Carroll – the club begged him to stay – but his mind was made up!

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #23

    Could be offended by all this like.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #24

    ochytoon

    Tiote must be with Barnetta & all our other transfer targets, somewhere between the Jesmond & St James’ Park.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #25

    what did barton twitted now

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  • Andy

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #26

    @20 £15m+ Sturridge possibly but not definite! Tiote i hope is going to be the constant in our cm

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #27

    TDS
    Hahaha

    Heads up, my source just told me that Ameobi is en route to Barcelona to replace Villa, Messi and Pedro as a lone foward. Messi is currentley locked in hotel room with Craig Coozy

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #28

    The fact that Joey being moved on is still just speculation, would immidiatly ring in my head.
    Joey is seen as such an out of control player, and he’s no world beater, altho he does incredibly well at times, that few clubs want him in England.
    There are clubs from other countries that are in for him now, supposedly, which to me says allot about Joey.
    He’s another Stan Collymore. You only take him on if u’re desperate. But i certainly hope he’s gone within the end of the week.

    With that said, i feel Pardew was well thought through at the conference, he said “I had to handle the situation with Joey”, meaning he took matters into his own hands and the rest is history.

    I dont think Pardew is a puppet in certain aspects, he seems like a well composed man, and i enjoy hearing him speak.

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #29

    Carroll, Enrique, Nolan, Barton- all examples of player and club contradicting each other. The big thing for me is that we’re all trying to second guess what’s going on. There are so many different opinions here and we’re all entitled to them but I wish the club were more transparent in the direction they’re taking and what’s really happening. That would put an end to many of the conspiracy theories that may or may not be true. It just feels that we’re always left in the dark.

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  • archaeomag

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #30

    @grumpy_old_sod
    I’ll take that at face value, and withhold judgement.
    There have been plenty of stories about Tiote joining Chelski; and why not? – good move for the lad, and MA pockets some more money.

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  • joppadoni

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #31

    grumpy aka cloin aka angryman aka pointless prick..

    you should be vetted for internet use. i hate the clap trap you come out with its fu cking rediculous

    everyone should stop reading the posts they make.. oh yeah and barryvenison too he’s a joke as well.

    dickheads the lot of you

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #32

    Mapietillidie22

    Whilst that would by no means be a bad deal value wise – as strikers are obviously more expensive that defensive midfielders – it would show that we have no real desire to ever build a team.

    The people who say we’re happy to move on Nolan & Barton because they’re “not part of our new style of play” or our “long term plan” would certainly have to think of something new.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #33

    grumpy_old_sod

    Please ignore the ridiculous inflamatory posts aimed at you. You wonder if they actually read your post, or if they just saw “Tiote…Transfer”, and started typing away furiously.

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  • beardsleys chin

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #34

    av just seen the fat man with a charity tin doon jarra vikin centre…

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Aug 4, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #35

    Joppadoni

    You are an idiot.

    So if people pass information that you think is crap, then you just abuse then on the Internet. Pretty much sums up idiots like you.

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  • josh

    Aug 4, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #36

    BREAKING NEWS: Newcastle united have completed the signing of lionnel messi and conan the barbarian for a combined fee of $125.62. Alan Pardew is said to be delighted and his new signings after initially not Having a clue. Choose to believe this or not, but it came from a very reliable friend of mine who lives in a mudhut in the planes of Africa.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 4, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #37

    i’ve just heard that the £35m has actually been spent on R&D to prevent Demba Ba’s knees from exploding (hence not so free transfers)

    My source was Coozy, but the Sun also reported it so you know its true

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  • hartlepoolmag

    Aug 4, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #38

    i think pardew has simply come out and try to make himself look blameless in all this when he and the others are at the route of it.All we get from the the owner is lies lies lies for example carroll will not be sold he was sold,the 35 mill will be spent on players it hasnt been,plus nolan sold 4.5 mill,routledge 2 mill money we are saving on nolan,routledge and sol’s wages.i make that 41.5 mill plus130,000 aweek in wages alone then were is the sky money,ticket sales,sponserships and merchandice sales going as far as i can see fat ashes pocket mainly hey but lets all blame joey blinkered fools.

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Aug 4, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #39

    TDS

    At last a rational mind.

    As I said it was the info that I heard from a source. No more than that.

    Cheers.

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #40

    Quick vote, who here thinks we will get any signings in and if so how many and by when?

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