Joey Barton To Control Himself And Play Well Tomorrow?


We mentioned yesterday that Joey Barton will be a marked man in tomorrow’s game at Sunderland.

Joey Barton – marked man tomorrow

And the Sunderland players will try to provoke Joey, and maybe Lee Cattermole more than most.

Cattermole was the player who broke Barton’s foot in the game against Wigan back on 15th November, 2008, when he made a ridiculous late challenge on Joey after just 15 minutes of that home game, that left Barton in a heap.

Steve Bruce was Wigan manager at the time, and why Lee wasn’t sent off we have no idea.

But Newcastle subsequently missed Joey’s services until the Liverpool game on 3rd May, when of course Alan Shearer was in charge of the team, and Joey managed to get himself sent off, and missed the last three vital games of the relegation season.

We have always thought Cattermole was a dangerous player, who makes late and often dangerous tackles, to make up for his lack of pace, so watch out for Lee tackling Joey tomorrow, early in the game.

Alan Pardew says Joey knows he will be a target tomorrow:

“I don’t need to tell Joey what will happen,” “Joey will tell me probably. Today, maybe tomorrow, tomorrow evening and Saturday – he’ll tell me ‘they’ll target me today, gaffer’.”

“And I mean that in the nicest possible way, I might add.” “I’m sure Cattermole will be saying the same for them. He’s a fiery character. Him and Joey are going to be in the same sort of area and it’ll be a feature of the game.”

And it’s been a nice change this week that Joey has not been making too many headlines with that Twitter account of his,  and we have to hope that continues.

It turns out that Alan has been talking to Joey this week, and they have been positive discussions about that Twitter account of his.

There’s been no ban on Joey Barton using Twitter, but we understand he’s not supposed to tweet about anything related to Newcastle United.

Alan continued:

“Me and him have had a lot of conversations about Twitter and his profile and everything else and I think he now understands that the best answer he can give is with his performances on the pitch,”

“I think he did that. That one incident that happened got highlighted, but his performance was very good and one of the best on the pitch, for either team.”

“He understands that. This week, as you’ll have seen, he’s been a lot quieter on there and I think both he and us are better for that.”

“It’s not just about Joey, it’s about Newcastle United. All the fans who really love Joey love him because he’s a footballer.”

“In today’s society, I can’t tell Joey to shut up, just like I wouldn’t tell any of you to shut up in your private life.”  “You are your own person. All I can give him is my advice and my guidance and I have definitely given him that.”

Joey Barton will be a key player for Newcastle tomorrow, and we’d love to see another display like he turned in against Arsenal in the second half, but without the controversy, when he dragged Gervinho up off the pitch by his collar.

It’s a good chance tomorrow for Joey to show he has control of himself on the pitch again, and if he can do both things tomorrow, control himself and play well, then Newcastle could win the game.

Howay The Lads!!



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127 comments so far

  • Lee Dodd

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #1

    Joey Will Be Fine He will Be spot on and am Sure he May Even get a Goal aswell !!!!! 3-1 to Newcastle UNITED !!!!

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  • southerngeordie

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #2

    Does anyone know what channel the game is on tomorrow?

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  • JackButler

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #3

    When Joey is targeted, and it is ‘when’ and not ‘if’ then it comes down to the Ref to protect him as much as Joey keeping his head, for all his sin’s he need’s to be looked after by the Ref’s as much as any player does

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #4

    JackButler

    If your into the lady boys then im sure there are plenty here for you… if not Thailand aint that far away lad.

    On topic Joey and Cattermole to go toe to toe… who will win???

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  • GeordieCoaster

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #5

    @southerngeordie it’s not on UK TV so your gonna have to stream it mate.

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  • Andy

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #6

    southerngeordie it isn’t on tv tomorrow. Going to have to watch it on the net 🙁 arsenal lolerpool is on instead

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  • JackButler

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #7

    DarloGeordie ha ha that question came out all wrong mate, massive fail there 🙂

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  • cbtoon82

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #8

    I really hope pardew gives sammy a wee run out on sat – sammy setting up shola to score or vice versa – brilliant!

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #9

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11095_7111349,00.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    Have Sunderland stolen MA bank details? Might explain why we arent able to buy

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  • geoff777

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #10

    I’m not so confident about Joey keeping cool, he seems to be overheating on a regular basis at the moment.

    He’s guaranteed to be targeted … hopefully more reds for the smb’s.

    Toon to win by one goal … nerve wrencher.

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  • IPToon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #11

    If he plays in a centre midfield three with Tiote & Cabaye he will be fine picking out runs from Obertan/Gutierrez/Marveaux. If he plays right wing he will be just as poo as he was against Arsenal.

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #12

    haha all good jack mate

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  • southerngeordie

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #13

    Cheers lads – i’m going to try and find a pub streaming it. Come on Shola make it a top weekend!!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #14

    Jonas called up for Argentina 😮

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #15

    TDS
    Haha get in Jonas best player we have atm with the exception of Colo

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  • Andy

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #16

    Jonas? How ?! :O Hope they aren’t going to play him full back again! He was shocking there

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #17

    Joey is a tool and he needs to be put in his place, AP is pussy-footing around him worried he upsets him and he flies off another tirate of insults.

    We need a dedicated dead ball player – either Cabaye or Marv – JB & RT deadballs vs Arsenal, we might aswel have just passed the ball straight to them!

    AP feels as though he has to play JB in order not to upset him, Im sorry but i would rather see Marv, Gosling, Vuckic or Abeid in the team thankyou!

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #18

    hope ameobi scores Tommarow cause i have selected him in fantasy league cause he always score against the mackems

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  • geoff777

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #19

    #9 Papiss Demba Cisse … now he has good stats!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papiss_Ciss%C3%A9

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  • SincerelySamuel

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #20

    anyone else thing its mental that it aint been bought by any of the tv stations especially considering the kick off doesnt conflict with anything its being shown in Canada (do they even like “soccer”)

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  • pardew no 1

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #21

    i hope obertoon starts just behind shola so we got some pace up front do u agree ????

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  • MacToon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #22

    “We’re confident we’ll have some new players here by next weekend.”
    “I don’t want to talk about specific players, but I’m confident that by the time we play Sunderland I’ll have a left-back in place – and hopefully a striker.”
    Alan Pardew 14/8/11

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  • IPToon

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #23

    Agree with NUFC_Richy

    Barton has far too much power at the club. Criticizing the management, transfers, policies, players etc and still gets the managers and majority of fans backing. No other players would get away with that at the club so Barton shouldnt especially considering he isnt even our best player.

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  • sweendog

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #24

    http://news.ladbrokes.com/en-gb/football/premier-league/sunderland-vs-newcastle-black-cats-are-rightful-favourites_073228.html .. hope this stirs the boys up .. I think we’ve a good squad, missing LB and Striker .. but Ameobi always scores against the unwashed ..
    Also hope Pardew tells barton that Cabaye needs to take set pieces .. its a waste for him not to..

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  • Andy

    Aug 19, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #25

    samuel i’m sure liverpool are playing arsenal at 12.30 that is the reason it isn’t on tv. That and the muckems would probably nick the cameras

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  • SincerelySamuel

    Aug 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #26

    if both ameobis scored tommorow i think i may lose my shit haha 🙂 might even put a cheeky quid on it

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    Aug 19, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #27

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 19, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #28

    My Team for tommorrow:

    __________Krul
    Simmo_Collo_Saylor_Raylor
    __________Mr T
    Jonas_____Cabaye____Marv
    __________Oba*
    _________Strolla

    *Or Vuckic/Gosling

    Subs:
    Harps, Willo, Gosling*, Vuckic*, Barton, Ba, Best

    But predictable AP will prob start same XI as Arsenal

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 19, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #29

    well we can watch the match of NUFC and scums on ESPN

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 19, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #30

    well we can watch the match of NUFC and scums on ESPN at 4:30 PM

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 19, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #31

    @30

    @4:30pm??

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  • JackButler

    Aug 19, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #32

    NUFC_Richyg01 Jonas has never played on the right side of the midfield and we will need him on the left to help cover whoever plays at left.

    Krul

    Simmo – Saylor – Colo – Raylor

    Cabaye – Tiote

    Obertan – Barton – Jonas

    Shola

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  • P.I.

    Aug 19, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #33

    @JackButler

    Maybe swap Cabaye and Barton around? Or play Gosling instead of Barton in the defensive position?

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  • Andy

    Aug 19, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #34

    I second jbs team but hae cabaye and barton switching during the game

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  • JackButler

    Aug 19, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #35

    P.I. either way mate, it looks a strong team, one that will bring home the 3 points AGAIN 🙂

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  • P.I.

    Aug 19, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #36

    @JackButler

    Good lad! Keep the faith.

    Listen to this man lads. Woke up this morning my elbow really throbbing and inflamed. Been to the docs and its probably got infected somehow, so im on anti-biotics for a week. Strictly no alcohol apparently. NIGHTMARE! i was planning on going out at 9am to the three bulls tomorrow.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 19, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #37

    the one that has to happen is Barton must be taken off set piece duty as he was shocking against Arsenal with dead ball, give it Cabaye, Playing Barton and Cabaye allows them to switch play and Catermole will shit himself seeing Tiote and Barton next to each other

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  • Hoovernose

    Aug 19, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #38

    @DarloGeordie
    I live in Thailand myself and you are right there are plenty of Ladyboys here. The funny thing is that we call them LB’s here. So all you guys who think we need an LB quick had better stop being lazy with the typing or buy a jazz mag or something. LOL!

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  • Andy

    Aug 19, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #39

    😆 nightmare p.i.! I really hope pardew has the balls to take barton off set pieces. If not then he is a joke. Barton’s set pieces were all shocking last week

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 19, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #40

    @32

    RW is Jonas’s proper position

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