Joey Barton Could Be Huge Player For Newcastle At Sunderland


It looks like Joey Barton will start again for Newcastle out on the right wing on Saturday at Sunderland.

Joey Barton – taxi!

And Joey could be a huge player in the derby game, because Newcastle have lost top players Andy Carroll, Kevin Nolan and Jose Enrique since the last time we played Sunderland last  January, and Joey knows what this game is all about, and usually plays well in big games.

But we have to hope he behaves himself on the pitch, because he will be tested by the Sunderland players, that’s definitely going to happen.

And if he behaves himself during the game, we hope after the game he doesn’t tweet tweet like  a bird about what happened in the game, because  as far as we understand that’s not allowed by the Newcastle club.

Alan Pardew has said he looks for another good performance from Joey on the field of play, which he got from the Liverpudlian last Saturday against Arsenal.

This is what Alan said today about the 28 year-old, who is in his last season at Newcastle:

 “Joey has been in the press a fair bit this week – more than Joey would have liked and more than I would have liked.”

“But the other thing they will be focussing on is he is a very good player, of course, and they need to stop him.”  “Probably that is more of a worry to Steve Bruce, I should think.”

“The assurances I wanted from Joey were that he would be a team player here and do his normal job for the team, and that’s what he did, and he was excellent on Saturday in terms of his performance.”

“The incident which happened on the pitch was unfortunate and again, he got a lot of criticism for that, but I couldn’t have asked for more from Joey on the day.”

Alan Pardew is hoping that he has Joey Barton at Newcastle for this season, but there were rumors earlier in the week that West Ham may try to tempt to London and the English second division – the best of luck with that one.

This is what Alan said about Joey leaving Newcastle before September rolls around:

“It’s put to bed as far as I am concerned, but football is football and that doesn’t mean to say he is definitely going to be here for the season. You can never say that.”

But we are getting just a little concerned about August 31st, because there could be some moves made for Newcastle’s best players, like Barton and Tiote for example,  and we don’t want to see another Andy Carroll debacle that happened on the last day of the January transfer window.

It could be a nervous time for Newcastle fans a week come next Wednesday.

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331 comments so far

  • drongo

    Aug 18, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #1

    catapult will be doing his best to wind him up, hope he doesnt rise to it

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  • drongo

    Aug 18, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #2

    oh – and 1st – what do I win?

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  • drongo

    Aug 18, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #3

    gold silver and bronze maybe?

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  • Andy

    Aug 18, 2011 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #4

    Clattermole or joey will be sent off .. I can see joey winding him up all game and clattermole doing as his name suggests. Get in his ear joey. He’s been saying today joey should be in the england squad. Probably trying to get in the good books before saturday 😆

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 18, 2011 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Hand over set-piece responsibility to Cabaye, then we’re sorted.

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  • drongo

    Aug 18, 2011 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #6

    1st sign of madness talking to yourself they say

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  • Thump

    Aug 18, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #7

    Cattermole has been praising him actually, saying he can’t wait to play against him and that he admires his ability etc.

    Gladly he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer and will end up getting himself sent off when/if he tries to wind Joey up.

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 18, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #8

    (repost)

    @GeordieTwo, hope you’ll see my post here. I would really like to ask a question to you, just discussion and no offense at all: do you believe that players would be able to switch position from their “natural” position and performance better? From your last post, I have found that you opposed playing R Taylor and Fergie @ the left back position. I don’t question if it works or not, but I also wanna see if that would work out as well (at least for creating a backup left back).

    I also remember someone thought my idea of putting Tiote at the left back as a piece of joke. I let that go, but I still see that as the possibility, and it takes creativity to find out.

    John Beresford was the left back for us. When Ginola’s sold to Tottenham, Beresford was played as a left wing and that worked until Robert came.

    Chris Sutton started as a center back and he ended up being a good forward.

    Steve Taylor started as a forward and he ended up being our first choice center back.

    Arteta started as a defensive midfielder, but become one of the best attacking midfielder.

    Thierry Henry was once employed as a winger and it didn’t work. Once he’s back in the striker position, he played very well.

    Don’t forget. Warren Barton was once employed as a forward for us when injury mounted.

    The bottomline is that if we are not able to get a left back, we gotta find out the best solution.

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  • mattnufc

    Aug 18, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #9

    Anyone else struggling to see where the goals will come on sat? Howay Shola

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  • Thump

    Aug 18, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #10

    I’m struggling to see where the football is going to come from, mattnufc.

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  • mattnufc

    Aug 18, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #11

    Haha that’s the spirit

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  • Andy

    Aug 18, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #12

    Jose looks like a kid with a shoite jumper from his nan at Christmas

    http://t.co/QCGnyY5

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  • ronaldeano

    Aug 18, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #13

    Get out of our club Ashley you fat, disgusting pig

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  • SAKA

    Aug 18, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #14

    Bravooo!! Id love to see Barton Playin.. there is no point of him sittin on the bench when he is fit.. He is the best NUFC has

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  • Thump

    Aug 18, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #15

    @Andy: That’s the thing mate, in all the pictures I’ve seen with him at LFC he’s never looked happy. Even his first game the other week he didn’t look happy. Think he realises he’s made a big mistake.

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  • Andy

    Aug 18, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #16

    @Thump im sure if they get into cl and he gets a spain call up he’ll be alright. Probably misses his old buddies colo and jonas! Lets be honest who wouldn’t miss jonas. He is quality when you see him in interviews. Always makes me laugh just by looking at his big cheesy grin. it’s infectious

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  • Pwnanza

    Aug 18, 2011 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #17

    how long until pardew says ‘having Marveaux fit again is like having a new signing’

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 18, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #18

    pizzicatochan @8. Yes I see your post. No I have no problem with trying various players at left back. I thought Raylor did well against Arsenal (with a lot of help) and I’m sure Ferguson would play hard and run his socks off. I’m just tired of excuses from the management. It was Pardew himself who said we definitely needed a left back and that 100% we would get one. That means he thinks we don’t have enough within the squad for the full season. That has been obvious for months now even before Jose left. The only thing really holding us back is the owner. He is intent on maximising profit and clearly won’t pay for a decent left back. The same with the needed striker. We tried to lowball teams all summer and it didn’t work did it? It won’t work for a left back either. As it stands we will have to use someone from the squad against Sunderland. Since it worked against Arsenal I suspect Raylor will be in there again. All the best.

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  • Klatoon

    Aug 18, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #19

    Has Tiote ever been sent off for 2 bookings?

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  • archaeomag

    Aug 18, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #20

    @Pwnanza Good one.
    I get worried when he says 100%
    As in xxxx is not leaving 100% – that means there gone!

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  • Thump

    Aug 18, 2011 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #21

    Any of you lads going to the game btw? Mate just sent me this text and methinks you should all sing it:

    To the tune of Mambo No. 5:

    A little bit of Hendon, stinks of shite,
    A little bit of whitburn, what a sight,
    A little bit of Pennywell, on the dole,
    A little bit of Roker, a shit hole,
    A little bit of Seaham, burnt out vans,
    A little bit of Tunstall, teenage grans,
    A little bit of Townend Farm, on the run,
    A little bit of this makes you all scum.

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  • P.I.

    Aug 18, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #22

    @Thump
    That’s absolutely class that like.

    Im gonna send it to the lads…

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  • Pwnanza

    Aug 18, 2011 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #23

    I think the final score on sunday? will be 3-2 to us, of coarse.
    we are going to see some good football from both sides and we will just edge it. Jonas, Best and Simpson with the goals for us, and a beach ball getting a brace for them

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  • P.I.

    Aug 18, 2011 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #24

    @Pwnanza

    Not too sure I agree with any of that. Are we capable of scoring 3 goals? Jonas (who very rarely scores) best (who probably wont start) and Simpson (who has 2 goals in his whole career)

    Biggest guess ever that like.

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  • KillyMansGiro

    Aug 18, 2011 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #25

    Anyone on Twitter this arsewipe mackem is giving it large @connor_mutimer
    He only seems to say one word scum, what a thicko! He begs Joey Barton to answer him, what a prick!

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  • Pwnanza

    Aug 18, 2011 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #26

    P.I. I agree that Jonas does not score many, but he is capable of putting the ball in the net. Best always looks lively when coming off the bench and gets him self 2-4 chances in the time he is on so why not? Simpson is a bit hopeful I admit, but hey, it could be a deflection from 6 yards out.. (Jonas and R.Taylor v Chelsea)

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 18, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #27

    Pwanaza simpson 6 yrds out of the other team??

    you must be joking haha he can bearly get down the line to swing 1 in never mind being in there box

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  • P.I.

    Aug 18, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #28

    @Pwnanza

    I think we may sneak a 1-0 (Barton penalty)

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 18, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #29

    @Thump,
    Thats class that is hahaha.!

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 18, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #30

    @GeordieTwo, I absolutely agree, esp at this moment. I just hold my sympathy towards Pardew because he has absolutely no control over anything except for accepting the coup of players he has and work from there. He knows the problems, but he can’t solve them. One day he’s told this, and the other day he’s told that.

    As I previously said, it takes a lot of courage to take this job. Mission Impossible 4, starring Alain Pardieu.

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  • P.I.

    Aug 18, 2011 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #31

    @pizzicatochan

    If he had any self respect he wouldnt stand for it. Continuously having the rug pulled from under him by Ashley and Llambias.
    He must owe them a hell of a lot in gambking debts for him to put up with the way he’s been made to look like a mug.

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 18, 2011 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #32

    @P.I., but if he’s gone, we gonna have Llambias as our manager.

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  • scottoon

    Aug 18, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #33

    Once again AP mugging it for the press. “Everybody knows we need a left-back and it’s being made difficult, not by us, but by other clubs and we have to get over that.”

    Everybody has known that since the January transfer window! And now, when apparently we are still trying to low ball clubs, it is them who are being difficult.

    All rather dire. I am trying to be optimistic, but it is really looking like our signings will be Wayne Bridge and Carlton Cole.

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  • Nnufc

    Aug 18, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #34

    ticket came this morning along with a warning letter from northumbria police

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 18, 2011 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #35

    Come on then Mackems!!

    http://youtu.be/BKPoHgKcqag

    Wrong message, perhaps……..

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 18, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #36

    Scottoon

    if it is C.Cole and bridge there’ll be hell on.

    Also if baton plays why keep him as a winger when he has no pace !! he was only good there when carroll was here

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 18, 2011 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #37

    I think it’s the song Dezza serenades Mike with, actually…..

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  • joppadoni

    Aug 18, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #38

    @21 – absolutely class. tell ya mate thumbs up.. lol

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  • alkinou

    Aug 18, 2011 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #39

    No mention for Hughton? Managing Birmingham in the Europa League (more likely only the qualifiers). Good luck to him!

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 18, 2011 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #40

    Team for weekend:

    ____________Krul____________
    Simpson__Saylor__Colo__Raylor
    ____Barton__Tiote__Cabye
    Obertan______________Jonas
    __________Ameobi

    Subs: Harper, Willo, Ferguson, Gosling, Marveaux, Ba, Best

    That’s what I predict.

    2-0 win Ameobi (pen), Saylor bullet header!!

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