Barton To Meet With Newcastle Hierarchy Next Week

There’s a report in the Sunday Mirror that Joey Barton will meet with the Newcastle United hierarchy early next week.

Joey Barton – back in Newcastle squad next week?

We have no idea what they will talk about, other than how does Joey now feel about things, and does he want to see out his contract on Tyneside,  after hopefully calming down a bit from earlier in the week.

And if it’s big investments in Newcastle that  Joey wants to see, he’s going to be mightily disappointed.

But assuming the talks go quite well, and there are no punches thrown, there’s even a chance that Joey will decide to stay at Newcastle next season.

That would mean that he would be taken off the transfer list,  and he could even have a chance to make the starting side against Arsenal next Saturday evening.

Apparently the talks are set for Tuesday or Wednesday (why not Monday?),  and Joey will meet with Managing Director Derek LLambias along with Joey’s representatives.

The Mail is reporting that six Premier League clubs are waiting in the wings to sign Joey, but we find that hard to  believe.

The only clubs now interested in Joey appear to be Wigan and perhaps Stoke City, and that is hardly a step up for the player.

Joey has shot himself in the foot and scared away some bigger clubs,  who were initially interested in him early last week.

Only Joey has done that – and nobody else – and it’s been a relapse on his part, and it came after a great two years, where he did almost everything right, so it’s a pity in that sense.

Everything would be fine if Joey just committed himself to Newcastle again, and not let his frustrations get the better of him.

We could do with Joey Barton in the Newcastle side next season.

And come to think of it,  we all need some good news next week, after everything that happened last week.

Comments welcome.

56 comments so far

  • davybtoon

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #1

    bcoz orbertan signing monday n they cant do 2 things at once lol

  • Smooth moves Shola

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #2

    In my mind, he’s already left.

  • JackButler

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #3

    Depends what side of his personality turns up for the meeting, he could either offer an apology or dive across the room to get at Ashley’s throat

  • Andy

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #4

    his agent is a scum bag. Doubt any deal will be done while he is involved with the player

  • JackButler, Ashley won’t be there. He’ll have Llambias (sitting at a safe distance behind Pardew) doing his dirty work.

  • JackButler

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #6

    Shame that Ashley wont be there cause with him Llambias and Mckay in the same room we would have seen a new world record for the amount of bullshit spoken in one meeting

  • nick_9

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #7

    Poor Joey, rather him than me.

  • Spike

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #8

    Someone posted the other night, and tbh I thought was a load of old tosh, but they said that Jose would re-sign if we bought three players and kept Barton.

    Looks like we’ve got Obertan, talk about others and now Barton is off for a chat.

    Perhaps there was something in it after all?

  • a.barry

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #9

    Hope all goes well…..

  • ochytoon

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #10

    Yh i read that as well, so Obertan, new striker and defender? Barton getting a new contract as well? Could be what these discussions are about

  • barryvenison

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #11

    Leave her running Derek, I’ll just go and get Enrique and we’ll be in Merseyside in no time.

  • Spike

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #12


    Like I say, I thought it was a load of old tosh, but we can always be optimistic, can’t we. We could keep Barton, Enrique and gain Obertan, and a stiker and a defender. These along with the new additions I think would be great news and we could do better than expected this season

  • shearerno9

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #13


    genius!!! pure and simple 😉

  • ochytoon

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #15

    Well it does seem a little coincidental

    News for the Arsenal match just keeps getting better and better. Walcott out as well I think

  • Andy

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #16

    vermaelen, RVP and gibbs all doubtful as well

  • murvar

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #17

    Ed – will you please stop calling this latest Barton episode “a relapse”? That’s a very insensitive use of the word for a person who has had alcohol problems in the past. Whilst it’s clear that Barton has behaved rashly and emotively over the last week, there’s no reason to believe he’s back on the drink or that he’s assaulted anyone. It’s a measure of the progress he has made over the
    last year or so that he’s handled all this without apparently resorting to old behaviours. I admire him for that.

  • ochytoon

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #18

    Good news, who’s gonna play LB for them then? Also,does that mean they will have the chuckle brothers (Squillaci and Koscielny) in defence haha?

  • barryvenison

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #19

    Barton needs to grow his moustache out again, it appeared to do wonders for team spirit last year. Our entire squad should grow them. Nothing promotes scoring goals quite as much as the promise of shaving your dirty porno moustache.

  • Andy

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #20

    prob armand traore. Only other lb they have i think and i hope so! Didn’t konscielny get sent off at the emriates when we played them?


    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #21

    wish i was having a meeting with the hiarachy,i would kick fook out dekka n fat ash n tell them exactly what i thought of the pair of them

  • ochytoon

    Aug 7, 2011 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #22

    Ohh yh forgot about him and yes I think he did

  • barryvenison

    Aug 7, 2011 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #23
  • Andy

    Aug 7, 2011 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #24

    How many fees have been agreed now? Doubt we’d let him for less than we got him for

  • FloridaToon

    Aug 7, 2011 at 1:27 AM

    Comment #25

    Posted this on previous article because it fit better but here it is:

    Here is an interestin artical by ESPN.

    For those of you who don’t want to read the whole thing, here are a few quotes:

    “My plan and my strategy for Newcastle is different. It has to be,” Ashley said in a statement. “Arsenal is the shining example in England of a sustainable business model. It takes time. Newcastle has therefore set up an extensive scouting system. We look for young players, for players in foreign leagues who everyone does not know about. We search high and low looking for value, for potential that we can bring on and for players who will allow Newcastle to compete at the very highest level but who don’t cost the earth.”

    “I paid £134 million out of my own pocket for the club. I then poured another £110 million in not to pay off the debt but just to reduce it,” Ashley revealed three years ago, even before the financial hit of relegation was heading at him like a freight train. “The club is still in debt. Even worse than that, the club still owes millions of pounds in transfer fees.

    “I was left with a club that owed millions and part of whose future had been mortgaged. Unless I had come into the club then it might not have survived. Before I had spent a penny on wages or buying players Newcastle United had cost me more than a quarter of a billion pounds.”

    The mathematically astute will realise that’s nearly 20% of Ashley’s current net worth. That’s a considerable commitment whoever you are. As of last summer “every effort will be made by the board to achieve a ‘break even’ financial situation by 2015?, but in the meantime Ashley is plugging a lot of gaps.

    AND: Fans may also moan that all the Carroll money has not been reinvested (as was promised, albeit in the heat of the moment), but then again the club returned losses of nearly £70 million in the two seasons between 2008 and 2010. Presumably the fans also want European football, yet – under the soon-to-be-introduced UEFA Financial Fair Play rules – those figures would make them ineligible. Money has to be saved somewhere.

    I will say this again, to return NUFC to its glory day is a SLOW, STEADY climb and as I see it, MA is starting things off on the right foot

  • FloridaToon

    Aug 7, 2011 at 1:37 AM

    Comment #26

    Another nice read:

    “Liverpool and Manchester United are on the brink of financial ruin.”

  • shamsoftabriz

    Aug 7, 2011 at 1:42 AM

    Comment #27

    I also found the ESPN UK article on Ashley pretty interesting. At any rate, I do hope the financial fair play rules level things a bit. Any moron can win if they have unlimited funds and buy the best players. I’d rather see a more equitable system. Nevertheless, I have no faith in Ashley and his dishonest statements. But I do hope the financial fair play rules benefit clubs like ours once they are implemented.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 7, 2011 at 1:48 AM

    Comment #28

    It will be interesting to see what happens if that twat Llambias confidently lights a cigar in the meeting to intimidate Barton or something do you think Barton will be tempted?

    If Barton had to leave the club I will be glad if it were stubbing a lit cigar in Llambiarse’s eye! I can’t stand that tos#er!

    OK that’s enough violence from me for one night 🙂

  • toonLYF

    Aug 7, 2011 at 2:07 AM

    Comment #29

    after the game today, the announcer at SJP said the match would be rescheduled? heard nowt about it since though, i imagine he was told to say that so the fans wouldn’t start kicking off inside the ground…apart from that this has probably been the best day on tyneside since we got cabaye, ba and marveaux

  • FloridaToon

    Aug 7, 2011 at 2:11 AM

    Comment #30

    Daily Star reporting Liverpool and NUFC have agreed to a 5.5 mil fee for Enrique:

  • FloridaToon

    Aug 7, 2011 at 2:13 AM

    Comment #31

    I think thats a little low, possibly paper talk??

  • Brutooon

    Aug 7, 2011 at 2:24 AM

    Comment #32

    forget about Barton, he will move on

    We got Cabaye and Gosling who can easily replace him – PLUS they are younger and no problem attitude-wise

    Goodbye Barton

  • Danufc9

    Aug 7, 2011 at 2:30 AM

    Comment #33

    For those who didnt see the conditions against fiorentina, this is the only video I know of so far.

  • Danufc9

    Aug 7, 2011 at 2:31 AM

    Comment #34

    great save from Krul, around 1.45!!!!!

  • Robby Bobson

    Aug 7, 2011 at 2:39 AM

    Comment #35

    Hmm should be an interesting meeting.

    I am one of bartons biggest fans…but i report i read the other day got me annoyed

    It was saying how barton gave his all for the toon blah blah blah

    Fails to mention 3 years if injury, jail sentences and suspensions (ie vs liverpool) that proceeded his one year of quality.

    Joey, like many other fans seem to forget this…the club
    /ashley owe him nothing…one year of good work dont make up for 4 years on 60/70k a week

  • obertoon

    Aug 7, 2011 at 2:52 AM

    Comment #36

    Would love to see Barton sort himself out and stay put.
    The trio of Barton Tiote and Cabaye in the centre of midfield could be immense.
    Quality striker needed and could be a good season…

  • ginkoh

    Aug 7, 2011 at 4:47 AM

    Comment #37

    Enrique look good and strong, shame we cannot keep him here. No surprise if he get Spain cap in near future.

  • geoff777

    Aug 7, 2011 at 6:11 AM

    Comment #38

    So why were the fans promised on February 1st 2011 that the 35M (all of it) would be invested in the squad?

    Pardew even double checked with Ashley that this would happen, before he made the statement to the fans!

  • Edd Case

    Aug 7, 2011 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #39,,11668_7085193,00.html

    Must mean Sturridge is 5th choice striker now behing Torres, Drogba, Anelka, Lukaku?

    Surely we can nab him on loan at least?

  • ginkoh

    Aug 7, 2011 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #40

    In pic Lukaku look like our Nil Ranger, Are they twin ? haha.


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