Well maybe Joey Barton has finally realized that it doesn’t work when he keeps bad mouthing the Newcastle club.
Joey Barton – never say a bad word again about Newcastle
Joey had the cheek to send out one of his tweets on Thursday, basically ridiculing Newcastle because they had failed to bring in a top striker, but we wonder if the FA or the powers that be in football were happy with that?
It could be that it was all handled quietly and offline, but you cannot have Joey bad mouthing clubs and the powers that be at the club, even though owner Mike Ashley and Managing Director Derek Llambias are not well liked on Tyneside.
It may be a changed Joey Barton who has talked today, and this is what Joey told QPR’s official website today:
“The fans were brilliant at Newcastle,”
“In my last couple of seasons there, they’ve supported the football club through thick and thin. I’ll always have a relationship with them.”
“We had a journey with them – not just me, but a number of players in the squad – when the club dropped out of the Premier League.”
“That could have been a difficult and turbulent time in the club’s history, but we regrouped as a playing staff and decided that we’d dig deep.”
“And not only get the club back to the Premier League, but to stablize it quite comfortably last season.”
“What’s gone is gone. I’m never going to say a bad word about the football club or the fans. I wish them every success.”
Joey not criticizing Newcastle from now on (he’s never ever adversely criticized the fans), will be a welcome relief to be sure.
Newcastle must have an excellent chance of making it four wins on the trot at Loftus Road on Monday night, and that’s what we’ll be hoping for, but it will by no means be an easy game.