Joey Barton Has Put Himself in Tenuous Position At Newcastle


Newcastle seem to be after a left-back and a striker now, and we’re not sure if their interest in Swiss winger Tranquillo Barnetta will now end, with Gabriel Obertan having signed yesterday.

Joey Barton – put himself in difficult position at club

It was a good day for Newcastle fans yesterday, and the squad now for some reason looks stronger, and that’s especially true if Newcastle can keep Joey Barton and Jose Enrique at the club.

There have been further talks between joey Barton and Alan Pardew, and they have also included Derek Llambias,  but the peace that exists at the moment seems a little bit tenuous.

Stoke and Wigan were the only two clubs truly interested in Barton last week, and that’s presumably because of his past history and his huge wages.

So next summer, when his contract runs out at Newcastle, he may not get any bigger clubs coming in for him, and his best bet may be for him to make peace with Derek LLambias and Mike Ashley, and try to stay on at Newcastle.

But that may be easier said than done, and Joey just not seem to be in a good position at the moment, and any more antic like at Leeds United, and he could literally be sacked by the club.

We cannot have one player causing unrest and upset at the club, especially when the five new lads seem to have excellent characters and all want to play for Newcastle.

And 22 year-old Gabriel Obertan came over great in his interviews yesterday, he seems a smashing lad and seemed to lighten things up with his positive and down to earth comments.

Joey Barton will now have Obertan, Marveaux, Ben Arfa and Gosling all able to play out on the right wing, and we’ll not even mention Jonas Gutierrez, who can also play out there.

Alan Pardew will not stand any more disturbances from Joey in the dressing room, as happened at Leeds United, and this is what Alan said today:

“Joey’s trained with us, but he understands and we understand each other’s position,” “Joey won’t be included this weekend unless I feel that he’s totally committed to the club.”

“It’s not an olive branch. I’m in the middle trying to mediate but at the end of the line, it’s my dressing room and if Joey’s not right he won’t be in my dressing room.”

When you look at how Joey’s behaved it’s difficult to be in his corner, and yes, we all know Mike Ashley is thrifty to the extreme, but you cannot use that as an excuse to break up the Newcastle dressing room.

And Alan Pardew will never let that happen, and Joey, by his own actions, has put himself in a very tenuous position at the club.

Whatever happened to the reformed Joey Barton of the last two seasons?

As usual, it’s now totally up to him, and it seems like deja vu – all over again.

Comments welcome.



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46 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #1

    Oh ! Ed You Up.

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #2

    Sick of it now, if he isn’t going to train with the squad and he isn’t involved in the matches then whats the point…

    Love JOEY but its just dragging on and he has tarnished the reputation that he had worked so hard to replenish… oh well…

    Better luck in your next job

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #3

    Indian

    “Shola – like poor wine, gets worse every year”

    Is that not mentioning anything about Shola mate haha

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #4

    Yeah Okay! but nothing about his loyalty

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  • connor_nufc

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #5

    shola ameobi is a tank

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  • shearerno9

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #6

    I dont see why they dont offer joey an incentive, something such as – no tweeting about transfer or management again and you can have a new contract and if you show the right attitude vice captain. Play as well as you can this season and come xmas we will talk about a new deal. 40-50k a week on 2 yrs with a yr option or something like that..

    I think this could suit both parties because if we sell him now its going to be hard to replace the proven quality he has shown

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #7

    Sssshhhhooooollllllaaaaaaa!!!!

    That is all.

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  • Toonboy_83

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #8

    I’d personally be heartbroken if Shola left.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #9

    Getting so sick of all this attention on one individual (which Joey craves and loves) We should be talking positively about the team not pandering to barton’s non stop circus act.

    Wish smith would move on. He’s shamelessly taking the money and a spot on the reserves bench and I really hope he isn’t in the 25.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #10

    Has Ranger come back from the Riots yet?

    lol

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  • Ollieh51

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #11

    I think Joey realises that the contract offered was actually a decent one he maybe should have considered signing, instead of letting his cocbox of an agent try to generate interest in him.

    Even as a free transfer he is an expensive player for ANY club and that is not just in a financial sense.

    Great player, we would do well to hold on to him but more as a player to introduce to back up Tioté with his suspensions or shore things up in CM away from home as opposed to a starter/leader.

    Will Joey want to be THAT guy? No.

    On the basis of his performances last season he shouldn’t have to normally, but then given our signings and shape we’re looking at playing this season, he’s more disposable.

    Clever move by the club?

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  • Edd Case

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #12

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Best signing of the summer, SHOLA SIGNS FOR ANOTHER 3 YEARS!

    It’ll be like ANOTHER NEW SIGNING EH ALAN?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #13

    toonboy

    Going back to your political opinion. Don’t you think it is cruel and abhorent to bring children up in poverty which is what I meant when I said if you can’t afford them, you shouldn’t have so many. Without the promise of a flat and endless benefit, 16 year old girls wouldn’t get deliberately pregnant with no father in sight.

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  • Edd Case

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #14

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20110810/shola-signs-on_2281670_2415616

    Personally, I’m delighted…time to get twittering on the iphone….

    Geez.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #15

    Sky News: Premier League to decide on Thursday if this weekends opening fixtures will go ahead, Football League already in talks over their London fixtures.

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  • h-train

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #16

    He loves this, the whole of the media gathered round hanging on his every word. Would rather have him with us than against us, but he is a prize bell end.

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #17

    NNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
    Shola signs 2 year contract extension. Til death do us part.

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  • ThaiMag

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #18

    Good news!!
    Shola signs a new contract!!
    At least we still have someone to be blamed for poor results for the next 3 years. LOL

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  • Edd Case

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #19

    So, we’ve signed Ba, we only signed Best last year, we have just given Shola a new 2 year extension…

    If we are that desperate for a new striker, then Loven and Ranger must be on their way?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #20

    I think shola’s signing up again is cosmetic to keep Sammy happy and be a minder to him

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #21

    Any truth in Kerrisson joining on loan with view to permanent deal?

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  • neil

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #22

    I’ve got to say I was gutted to see Shola had signed the new deal. Surely we’ve put a clause in to say that if anyone comes in for him he can/must leave instantly!!!!!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #23

    Shola is the new striker, Like a new signing!

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  • Cardboy

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #24

    Great Shola showing others what loyalty means… However there should be others leading the line week in week out. He don’t have the pace for a full game unfortunately. Should still be in the squad though. When injuries hit he’ll be an experienced option.

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #25

    Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi has signed a two-year extension to his contract, which will keep him at St. James’ Park until the end of the 2013/14 season.

    The 29-year-old, who has been with the Club since he was 13 and hit nine Premier League goals for United last season, is delighted to sign the new deal.

    He said: “All I’ve ever wanted is to play for Newcastle United and it is a really happy day for me.

    “Newcastle is, and always will be, my club and I’m looking forward immensely to the next three years, beginning this Saturday with the new season opener against Arsenal.

    ^ Like shola or hate him… you dont get that kind of loyalty in the modern game and you need local guys in the team who have played at high levels like prem and CL.

    Shola is showing Joey Barton what true loyalty is.

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #26

    @21

    would love that

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #27

    To all the Mke Followers (bummers) out there, I doff my cap and eat huge humble pie this morning at the news that Newcastle United Finally sign their striker you all cried out for.

    Another three years of Shola Goala…..AKA Samual Netto!

    Bring on the new season!!!

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #28

    will Shola ever leave

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  • Charlietoon

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #29

    shola for two more years???????

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  • h-train

    Aug 10, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #30

    Honestly, I’m delighted Sholas signed a new deal (He’ll be like a new signing lol) the place would not be the same without him despite his questionable approach to football. In fact it probably makes him even more of a hero.

    VIVA LA AMEOBI

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 10, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #31

    Dammit, i can’t help but feel sympathetic towards Shola, and i don’t dislike him signing an extension of the contract either.
    It bothers me that i’m happy for him 😛
    Shola kind of is our talisman at the club atm.

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  • BigKirky

    Aug 10, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #32

    It does highlight something though with Shola signing. It shows that Nolan and Barton had the chance to do exactly the same. But both turned their noses up at it.

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  • Drona

    Aug 10, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #33

    our very own Carl Cort 😛

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 10, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #34

    Magpie til i die
    Shola is signing because he knows that he will never play for a premier league club other than us. Simple.
    He is a modern day footballer and sadly all that they think about is where their next pay packet is coming from and how much it will be. Shola inclusive!

    Do not kid yourself that it is down to pure loyalty!

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 10, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #35

    that f====ng ameobi must be a con artist or is only on 10g a week or sometin unbelievable

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 10, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #36

    @33 – Carl Cort was a mis-understood legend of the game 🙂

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  • SpaceGhost

    Aug 10, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #37

    S H O L A A M E O B I will never leave NUFC. He’s like herpes with footy boots!

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  • liddz

    Aug 10, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #38

    Is Barton still here……

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  • MrT76

    Aug 10, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #39

    @ Angryman

    Samuel Netto – as much as I hate to use the word, I properly LOL’d at that. Nice one.

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  • MrT76

    Aug 10, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #40

    Likewise SpaceGhost @37

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