Hatchet Buried – Joey Barton To Start Against Arsenal


Good news being reported in the Daily Mail is that Joe Barton will start for Newcastle United on Saturday evening, against Arsenal.

A great photo – I love you Alan – honest!

The midfielder, who’s again been courting controversy with his tweets over the last couple of weeks,  seems to have convinced Alan Pardew that he is fully committed to Newcastle, and he trained with the first team on Friday, following more one-on-one talks between the two earlier on Friday.

It seems that Barton has persuaded Alan Pardew he is now fully committed for a final season on Tyneside.

Not to put too much of a damper on it,  but things could change if Joey gets a big new offer before September, but it seems that only Stoke City have offered him a move away from Tyneside.

Joey  will start out on the right wing, and that must be good news for Newcastle fans, after one of our other top players, Jose Enrique, left Newcastle yesterday for Liverpool.

Joey is a character to say the least, but when he plays for the side he gives his heart and soul to the cause, and we think he’ll get a warm welcome from the fans tomorrow,

Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri are not in the Arsenal side, and Newcastle have a decent chance of starting their season with a win, and that would be just the result Newcastle fans need right now.

Even with Joey back in the side, we still expect top new signing Yohan Cabaye to take the set pieces, but that will no longer be a surprise to Joey.

And it looks like James Perch could start at left back, and he will have a fitness test before the game, after he took a knock in training.

And a surprise tonight as the Tyneside club has confirmed that striker Xisco has rejoined Deportivo la Coruna but on a season-long loan deal – so it’s not a permanent deal – and that’s a pity.

But at least Deportivo will be paying some of the lad’s wages next season.

Xisco still has two years left on a contract that pays him around £50K/week.

Comments welcome.



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50 comments so far

  • DENIro

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #1

    ———————-harper——————–
    ——–staylor—–williamson——colo——–
    rtaylor——-cabaye———-tiote——–jonas
    ——————–marveaux——————-
    ————–ameobi—–lovenkrands———-

    ———————–gk———————–
    ———-rcb———-cb———lcb———-
    rwb———–cm———-cm————-lwb
    ———————-cam———————
    —————–st———st——————

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #2

    yven moyo is a lb?

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  • Bobtoon

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #3

    Would love to be a fly on the wall in one of their little meetings! Looks like Obertan and marveaux to impact from the bench as I can see Ameobi starting for some strange reason in a 4-4-2

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #4

    And in the training pic’s on nufc.co.uk he is with the first team . . .dam why did’nt i think of that be4

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  • niafron

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #5

    3-5-2?

    Are you German?

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  • niafron

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #6

    This is just excellent.

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  • DENIro

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #7

    or..

    ———————-harper——————–
    ——–staylor—–williamson——colo——–
    barton——-cabaye———tiote——–jonas
    ——————–obertan(vuckic)————
    ————––ba—–—lovenkrands———

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  • DENIro

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #8

    no…serbian..

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  • niafron

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #9

    I mean Barton, not the 3-5-2 (the idea is original, but pretty unrealist for you can wake up one morning and decide to play like that. Anyway, i think it was a very excelent system who have been unfairly forgotten in modern football).

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  • Baro

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #10

    ***************Krul****************

    Simmo*****Tayls******Colo******Fergie

    **********Cabaye***Tiote************

    Barton***********************Obertan

    **************Ba**Best*************

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  • niafron

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #11

    @DENIro

    Sorry!

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #12

    Kevymartins

    Moyo isnt a LB he is a LW 🙂

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  • DENIro

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #13

    more like 5 3 2.. lot work for wingers..

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #14

    🙁 were fcukd

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  • mikenotiades

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #15

    Yeah.. Everybody wishes they were part Slovenian..

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  • mikenotiades

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #17

    Vuckic up front would be very useful imho

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  • Bobtoon

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #19

    I think no matter how much we all guess the the there will for sure be an element if surprise in the selection, delighted Barton is playing though, we need someone to give everyone a kick up the backside when needed!

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  • mikenotiades

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #20

    Kevy Martins..
    Vuckic up front would be very useful imho

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  • Mark

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #21

    ***************Krul****************

    Simmo*****Tayls******Colo******Marv

    **********Cabaye***Tiote************

    Gosling***********************Fergie

    **************Ba**Best*************

    I would like this team, but ill probably get hounded for putting marv at lb.. i just dont think fergie is built up enough to defend yet.

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  • Bobtoon

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #22

    Guess the team *

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  • FloridaToon

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #23

    Baro

    Fergie is not fit and don’t think obertan will start over jonas or marveaux as only been here a week.

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  • JamesP32

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #24

    Well neither links work sorry about but apparently I can’t copy and paste a link and post it, try and remove the “?”

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #25

    Lets face it, we all know that at 5.15 tomorrow, we’ll all be saying

    “WHY IS SHOLA STARTING????!”

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  • FloridaToon

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #26

    ************KRUL***************

    SIMMO***SAYLOR***COLO*****PERCH

    BARTON***CABAYA***TIOTE***JONAS

    **********BA*******AMEOBI******

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  • Mark

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #27

    for everyone putting ameobi is their starting lineup, i hope you all mean sammy!! although as TNS said, shola will probably start..

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  • niafron

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #28

    In fact, i wonder waht will happen to the Barça against a 3-5-2 team with man to man defense.

    Did you remember the Greeks (this the number one subject this evening!) in 2004?

    Many old players believe the only reason man to man defense have disapeared is young players don’t want mud on their shirts.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #29

    Worrying and likely Bull rumours regarding Colo tonight aside. I have been hearing some far fetched but good rumours about LBs and Strikers. Know they are also likely to be bull but the shear quantity coming through is just nice to hear

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  • mikenotiades

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #30

    Moyo is a left winger, alreet at junior left back.. We’re probs going to start with Raylor there… Collo, Simps, Saylor, Cabaye, Tiote, Goots & Ba all cert starts..
    Hope Barton & Gosling start, & Vuckic and Abeid get a decent run-out

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  • FloridaToon

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #31

    I put who I thought would start not who I want to start.

    would rather have Gosling or Vukic start behind Ba and Marveaux on the left with Jonas on the right.

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  • FloridaToon

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #32

    Also, Wilshere is out for tommorrow.

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  • Brutooon

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #33

    NOT James Perch, better go for Saylor or Danny Simpon to play at LB

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  • sadamncl

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #34

    Pardew said this about the situation at Newcastle:
    “Cabaye and Ba look ready to rumble.”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_sJmIQrH54

    466wynbae // Aug 12, 2011 at 11:58 PM

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  • niafron

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #35

    @floridatoon

    Why Shola and not Best?

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  • Drona

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #36

    is that photo from today?

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  • FloridaToon

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #37

    niafron:

    Just guessing who will start. I would prefer Best, actually would prefer Gosling in the #10 and Ba upfront.

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  • FloridaToon

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #38

    Brutoon

    I don’t rate Perch, just guessing who will start, not my choices.

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #39

    Cant see ranger making the bench even tho he always gives his best vs arsenal

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  • soundoid

    Aug 13, 2011 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #40

    Shola had a cracking game against the Gunners @ the Emirates last season. Probably his best game all season TBH.

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