Pardew – Barton Is Important Player And Has Role At Newcastle


Alan Pardew has come out today and told the local Newcastle press that Joey Barton would be very welcome to stay at Newcastle this season.

Joey Barton – thinking over whether to join QPR

Not only that, but the very experienced Premier League player would still have an important role to play on Tyneside this coming season.

Last night after the game, Alan was asked by Sky Sports about Joey, and he basically said it was Joey’s decision whether he joined QPR, but he has expanded on his feelings about the Barton situation today.

This is what the Newcastle manager said:

“At the moment, Joey is thinking long and hard about his future.” “He knows what is happening in respect of the team and the players.”

“He also knows he can come back here and it is a good environment.” “He might want to try to stay here and improve the club’s situation.”

“He might take QPR on, but it is his decision.” “We might have to live and die by it.” “He is an important player for us and has a role to play.”

There’s not too much Alan can really say about the situation, because Joey’s beef is not with Alan Pardew, but with the way Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias are running the Tyneside club, and it was they who withdrew the new contract offer from Joey in early June.

And it’s interesting that Alan was even asked by Sky Sports about the illegal approach for Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga this week,  that had the French club report Newcastle to FIFA, and Pardew was asked what the club were going to do about it.

But Alan has nothing to do with that, since LLambias and others are the ones who negotiate the transfer deals, but Pardew came out and said the party line about the club would do what’s right, and even get lawyers involved if necessary to sort it all out.

At some time soon, Derek LLambias and Mike Ashley are going to have to answer the questions on stuff they are responsible for at the club, and not leave it to Alan to answer all the questions, some of which are on things he has no responsibility for.

But there again we remember when Alan was hired,  his very first news  conference last December, had him answering questions on why Chris Hughton was fired, since Derek LLambias was conveniently a no-show at that press conference.

As far as Joey’s situation goes, we should know soon enough, but he knows the vast majority of Newcastle fans want him to stay, and in our poll a full 81% at the moment want him to stay on Tyneside, with almost 1200 votes in.

We hope Joey decides to stay with us.

Comments welcome.



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47 comments so far

  • dmac

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #1

    Let him take qpr on!

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  • King07

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #2

    good news
    12.09: Newcastle are to sign highly-rated Lens defender Darnel Situ apparently.

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  • DaraghL

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #3

    Just take him off the free transfer list!

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #4

    No way he will go to QPR.. Champions league is bit of a way off for them.. Joey would likely be Manager by that stage…

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #5

    King07 – wher did u see that mate

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  • shearermania

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #6

    just offer him a 3 year extended contract for about 15000 a week with add ons and see where his loyalty lies…….

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #7

    that game last night just shows how much we need joey,till the new lads jell.

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  • King07

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #8

    @5

    from soccernet “on the move”

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  • solano

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #9

    Another example of how our manager has his hands tied by the dimwits up above…..AP wants him to stay, the vast majority of fans want him to stay and JB wants to stay!
    So he will probably leave soon….and the happy clappers will be pleased when we don’t replace him!

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  • Xavi

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #10

    doesnt matter what puppet man pardew wants, he doesnt control much off the field. the fat muppet ashley thinks he knows everything…

    hope barton stays and we re-sign him

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  • MrToon

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #11

    I would love barton to stay, but I do worry that his personality is to big to sit on the bench if he has to, due to the new compitition. I feel if he stays it will be at the cost of marv, oberton , vukic and gosling getting more games

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #12

    solano to many ahsley arse lickers on here bud.

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  • Bryan

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #13

    I would like to see him stay. If he then has another good season then maybe the club might offer him an acceptable deal just like what happened with S. Taylor. As with Taylor sometimes people think they are better than they are, and big teams DONT come running after them as they think they will. The grass is not always greener on the other side.
    On another point, Man City are offering Bellamy on a free transfer. Now that is a good deal considering we can not find a striker. Whatever people say about him, and yes he is an arse at times, he is still a good player and I think he would be great in our team. I just love his passion for the game whichever teram he plays for. Ashley if you are ever going to change your recruitment policy for just one player then this is him. No brainer for me.

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  • Pieter Piper

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #14

    Doesnt Lovenkrands look like matthew Bellamy from muse?

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  • solano

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #15

    Mr Toon…..JB is just about first on the team sheet…we missed him even last night against distinctly average lower leaguers…..if he stays and the others improve (as they must) then competition is exactly what we are after in order to improve….

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  • solano

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #16

    It’s no good having average players who will not improve because they have no direct competition for their place (eg. Simpson)

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  • Felipe

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #17

    @Bryan 13: Yeah, I can just see the board getting rid on one gobshite troublemaking thug and replacing him with another!

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  • shearermania

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #18

    problem with barton in the team is hoofball…every singly time he gets the ball he tries the killer 50 meter pass…its so frustrating watching….agree he is good in motivating and is a leader but i for one will not shed any tears when hes gone

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  • daztoon

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #19

    Barton is too good a player to let go and deserved at least a 3 year deal. I personally would have made him captain as he seems the only player we have that is vocal on the pitch

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  • pardew no 1

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #20

    i think he should go it will give a chance for the new lads to live up to the hype and so we can have a quick right winger

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  • MrToon

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #21

    I agree we missed his drive and passion last night. I just worry that other players will be disgruntled if he can’t be dropped if he has a dip in form like the less vocal players can

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  • shearermania

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #22

    bellamy has already said newcastle was the last team on earth he would play for……..he claims he only played for sir bobby….hes still very bitter..
    little prick

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  • Tonytoon73

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #23

    shearermania joey barton was not playing last night and they were playing hoofball.

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  • geoff777

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #24

    All the problems at the club are caused by Ashley not trusting his managers with the transfer budget.

    If Ashley said to Pardew you have xxM available this window + whatever fee you get from sales. Plus you have xxM for wages and you can’t sign anyone over 26 yrs old.

    Then let Pardew handle the transfers and not Llambias.

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  • geoff777

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #25

    @shearermania #22

    A bit harsh saying he’s bitter … 🙂

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #26

    Have only 5 ours left to sign Pieters for him to be eligible to play against Fuhlam. Is our interest concrete or is it still just paper talk? I haven’t seen any kind of confirmation myself.

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  • shearermania

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #27

    tonytoon…..agreed they were playing hoofball….but mainly because loverpants came in centre all the time and the pitch is very tight….also the strikers were to far away from midfiels….ba tried to come deep on a few occasions but his touch and control was the worst ive seen ever…..

    gosling didnt play well yesterday but he still made some very good runs and also had a 1 on1 with the goalie just like against the scum

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #28

    that is spot Tonytoon73 they keepet knocking it long for best and that so called ba who is rubish at this time

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  • daztoon

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #29

    Ashley should trust in Pardew to manage or sack him

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  • Tonytoon73

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #30

    goal of the week on ssn and sammy’s goal not even contender. f@cking disgrace

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  • dmac

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #31

    Apart from last season please can anyone point out to me where Barton has been good? He was integral (apart from being in jail) in the team we got relegated, and he was injured for large parts of the chanpionship season and last season he had a decent season. Lets all bend over backwards for the thug and pretend he is a world beater when he isnt. Best english midfielder my arse.

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  • Davies

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #32

    I wouldn’t read too much into last night’s performance; the lower league teams are always more up for it in these matches. We got a result and a lot of other teams that played lost to “lesser” opposition.

    Barton’s absence may have made the result better, or it could have made it worse. We’ll never know.

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  • daztoon

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #33

    @dmac
    You can`t blame him for being injured last season he was a massive influence on the midfield.The lad just want`s to play for the toon.Ameobi is total shite and injured more than anybody yet he get`s a new deal

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  • MrToon

    Aug 26, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #34

    DMAC I thinkk joey deserves all slander about being a thug and an all out dirtbag, but thereis no doubt about his football skill. I don’t think he is the best in England, maybe not in the top 5 but he would def be in the top 10 and worthy of being in our team

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  • Felipe

    Aug 26, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #35

    Strange but 80% of nufcblog fans want him to stay yet in the shields gazette poll it was only 52%. Wonder if that says something about some of the people who hang around on here?

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  • Felipe

    Aug 26, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #36

    @daztoon: Yeah but Ameobi isn’t a gobshite troublemaking thug though.

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  • solano

    Aug 26, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #37

    Davies…Good point….but.I don’t think too many are reading too much into last night’s game – it was just a good result from a far from convincing performance.
    By the same standard…we shouldn’t be reading too much into our first 2 Prem games and the impressive points haul….it takes time for everything to settle down and this is the time to make sure we have quality and strength in depth by recruiting players before the window shuts. It has taken so long to get a leftback and a striker in, that to let anyone else leave (JB in particular ) seems to me to be a ridiculous decision. We will undoubtedly be weaker without JB and the manager knows this and has stated he wants him- don’t you support the manager?

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  • solano

    Aug 26, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #38

    Felipe…it proves that there are more Mackems south of the Tyne! 😉

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  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 26, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #39

    Footballers should be taken like any other employees when u disrespect your boss u get fired. Barton is lucky he still has a manager that loves him.

    Barton wants to stay let him aplogize infront of the media to the board. Hes job is to play football not run the club for the board.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 26, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #40

    yeah alan if hes so important to you well grow a pair of balls and tell the fatman to give him a new deal.

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