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LLambias Blasts Barton – Joey Tweets Insults Back At Newcastle Chief

10:49 pm, Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 by Ed Harrison · 39 Comments

We didn’t think Joey Barton showed much class with his comments yesterday, as he blasted Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias.

Gary Speed – committed suicide over the weekend

And the unfortunate thing was that Barton’s classless comments were made in a week when the football world and the Newcastle club are mourning  the loss of Gary Speed, who was a real gentleman both on and off the pitch.

And we mentioned that Joey had better be careful as some of his comments were close to the mark,  in his personal criticism of the two men running the Newcastle club.

Llambias today blasted the timing of Barton’s comments, and he issued this statement:

“In a week when one of Newcastle United’s most beloved footballers passed away, it is disappointing that once again Joey Barton makes the headlines.”

“It is also unfortunate that Joey chose to draw such a disparaging comparison between himself and the employees of Sports Direct, who through hard work and dedication are the recipients of one of the most generous bonus schemes in UK retailing.”

“It may not be a lot of money to Joey, but over 2,000 Sports Direct employees earning £20,000 will receive shares worth over £44,000 over the next two years.”

“However, in this week of all weeks, we really do not wish to engage in a public war of words with Joey Barton.”  “Our legal advisors are dealing with the matter now and we would encourage Joey to concentrate on his football at Queens Park Rangers.”

“Our thoughts and attentions this week remain firmly with the family and friends of Gary Speed.”

It will not surprise us if Newcastle now  take some legal action against Joey Barton for his remarks this week, which were uncalled for, especially when that peiod is now behind the club.

Newcastle, through good luck or good management are doing very well this season, thank you very much.

But Joey has already had this to say on his Twiiter account:

“Seen Llambas comments, he is crass and has no class. Ill leave it for another day but if he wants to take a polygraph live on tv, lets do it”

“Not only do I have insurmountable amounts of proof(texts etc et) but also about 6 others players who will concur. Am ready when u r Derek…”

“If he’s worried now, him and his fat mate should be sh*tting it, if I decide to write a book. There’ll be no holding back on those 2 muppets”

I’m sorry but those above tweets of Joey’s are simply unacceptable, unprofessional and uncalled for.

Joey  came to Newcastle with the name of being a trouble-maker, and he left Newcastle the same way,  after seeming to get his life and career back together,  after he was sentenced to six months in jail in the summer of 2008, and actually served 77 days of that sentence for assault.

But since Joey started that twitter account of his last May, he makes statements that cause headlines all the time, and often seems out of control, and we thought the FA was going to tell their players to lay off using social media?

The twitter account to Joey is like a bottle of whiskey to an alcoholic.

Joey doesn’t like LLambias and Ashley and they don’t like Joey – but can we please just leave it at that.

There are more important things in life, believe me – I know.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Joey Barton · Newcastle News · Other News





39 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ochytoon // Nov 30, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    Me thinks Joey has far too much free time on his hands.

  • 2 ginkoh // Nov 30, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Never ending story.

    for tonight even PAOK Saloniki can won against Tottenham @WHL and CP won ManU @Old Trafford, Why can’t we win Chelsea this Saturday ? Keep the faith ! HWTL !

  • 3 Doocey // Nov 30, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    Bit of a cheap line to use by Derek Llambias if you ask me.

    Foolish of Barton yes, but I don’t think our MD needed to respond being honest.

    Either way, who cares.
    All about Saturday & our tribute to Gary Speed.
    Toon hero.

  • 4 angelswithdirtyfaces // Nov 30, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    too much time, too much money, too little sense

  • 5 t00ntime // Nov 30, 2011 at 10:59 PM

    Well u must say he is right about one thing… Llambias does have a fat mate…

  • 6 angelswithdirtyfaces // Nov 30, 2011 at 10:59 PM

    That’s ALL of them.

  • 7 niffnoff // Nov 30, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    Seriously Joey Barton is playing with fire, MA might be a dick when he wants to be but getting rid of Joey may just well be the best idea he did. He needs to be unplugged from the media ASAP!

  • 8 Dannyo // Nov 30, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    Ed says it best imo, should leave it at that.
    Neither of these lads have “clean” hands, but Barton is asking for it now tho.

  • 9 Marty-Toon // Nov 30, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    Ed,
    So true.life is definitely too short to be throwing dirt at ex employers(especially on social media sites by people who are supposed to be role models for the young of today) no matter how much we dislike em.
    Hope your spirits n fight are good Ed as you attack the disease head on.Will lift up a prayer for ya mate.
    Marty

  • 10 messi_is_king // Nov 30, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    maybe ppl shudnt hav wished for such bad times for stevie bruce. i wanted him to struggle with sunderland, but not get sacked!

    they might get a good manager who takes them forward now ;-(

  • 11 Special K // Nov 30, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    Not really arsed about Barton to be honest, stuck up for him when he was here but now pretty indifferent to his rants. Would be interesting though if the likes of Nolan, Carroll, Smith & Harps backed him on it.

    On a footballing side, delighted to see United dumped out tonight but was pretty disappointed too, if we’d beaten Blackburn it would have been Cardiff (A) and Palace over two legs for a place in the final. #gutted

  • 12 Seanwax82 // Nov 30, 2011 at 11:15 PM

    bartons going dwn in my ratings rapidly :$

  • 13 geordiegav1987 // Nov 30, 2011 at 11:26 PM

    I find it funny that a premier league player with so much money has nothing better to do than tweet pointless messages all the time.
    I like joe as a player but if his twitter account is anything to go by – he is a sad,childish man.
    I think the fact that he still finds it necessary to speak out about the newcastle heirarchy proves that he is unhappy at qpr, or wish’s he was still at the toon – or both.

  • 14 Brutooon // Dec 1, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    I never been a fan of Barton since we signed him. He spend more of his time making headlines than focusing on his football. i do admit last season he did well – but one season of football and 3-4 seasons spending time in jail/injured/etc.

    I am glad we get rid of him and replace with a better young cabaye.

    Get over it barton !!!

    p/s: i dont understand some nufc “fans” said joey barton is a legend. If u guys want an example of a legend – look at Gary Speed !

  • 15 mickg108 // Dec 1, 2011 at 12:34 AM

    I was against Joey going thinking it would weaken the squad & slagging M.A & D.L off,,but the players brought in have improved the squad & the atmosphere aroud the place.
    He’s done nothing but slag off M.A & D.L,,buthe did have a dig at the signings ie ” younger & cheaper”,,but this week of all weeks goes to prove how cheap the lowlife really is.
    R.I.P Gary Speed.

  • 16 Ben3arfa // Dec 1, 2011 at 1:26 AM

    Both these clowns need to grow up ..

  • 17 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Dec 1, 2011 at 2:04 AM

    @16:
    Totally agree with you!

    They are like children who,ve spat their dummy,s out!

  • 18 taker83 // Dec 1, 2011 at 2:14 AM

    Why Speed?U should have been here instead of Llambiass.Would have been happily paid tribute to llambiass.

  • 19 toonie // Dec 1, 2011 at 2:32 AM

    Derek, do not stoop to Barton’s level of childish rants “He said – She said” etc, and please do not use the sad passing of Garry Speed to score cheap points (Show some class). That said, I agree, time to move on.

  • 20 solano // Dec 1, 2011 at 5:34 AM

    Time to move on for all those who feel they need to…for those still interested in the motivations of our MD and his boss, I have to say this will run and run. Barton’s further reaction on twitter to Delboy’s quotes indicate this issue will continue to fester and it would be highly entertaining if it wasn’t our beloved club in question.
    I’m half expecting one of them to get their Dad, who they claim to be a “wrestler” to sort it out . So long as they don’t get their brothers involved – Joey’s is an ice pick murderer!

  • 21 davis_toons // Dec 1, 2011 at 5:58 AM

    Hopfully whateven he say will not affect any of the Newcastle players.

    We are starting Afresh,
    We are building a New Team
    We dont want Any players in the current team to think Side Ways.
    We just want to concentrate on Each Game as It Comes.

    JB please leave us Alone. Dont distract our Players In the Current Team.

    If you are so good Move On to the BIG FOUR or Real or Baca.

    Did you even ask youself how many years of contract did you signed and how many games have you played?

    Our goal this season is to WIN all the games as It Comes and see where we are.

    The Owner makes mistake everyone does that ..but the fact is Do you Change for big or small.

    We fans can see what the Owner is doing by the way he manage the Club.

    We are not good enough for the Big four yet but up til Now we are ald heading in a very good direction.

    Bring in young players to linkup the 1st team.
    Improve the 1st teams players or r/p the former 1st teamers (with cheap and etc..goal: self sustain in afew years time)

    The Club Goal has not been reach yet so properly we expect current good players to be SOLD sooner or later. We understand that.

    But once the Club is able to self sustain or even generated profits. That will be another level.

    We might attract better stronger invester to the Club or we can even reject approach if our player wanted to stay and etc.

    After all is still up to the Owner and his believes.

    FACTs
    Money talks ALOT as well..Do the Owner have the POWER to Challenge.

    But tbf if the club is already self sustaining and the Owner were to pump in another 40-100 million (even as a loan to Newcastle) we shld be in a very good shape.

    Tats when we challenge Real and Baca again without fear.

    Can Man Utd Challenge Baca or Real? NO, not even them. – Fegie say so. We saw before our eyes.

  • 22 davis_toons // Dec 1, 2011 at 6:04 AM

    Short Cut to EURO

    1) Get a Richer Owner that is willing to Spend without much thinking

    2)Get a team of backroom staff (manager, scouts, etc) that can spot good players and manager to win games.

  • 23 davis_toons // Dec 1, 2011 at 6:28 AM

    It does not matter if the beer is CHEAP. So long the Beer is Good and Nice for everyone!

    Newcastle Utd have Learned That STAR Player does always means it will work for us.

    At 17 million does Owen work alot for us? (TBF, Owen does play well when he do play)

    But does he worth the amount that we paid? -Not really.

    I believe everyone would rather wanted 17million to be spend on Another Set of current 1st 11 as our Backup Players

    … just pick afew out of this lot. e.g HBA, Cabaye, Tioté, Gutiérrez, Simpson, Obertan, Taylor (S), Guthrie.

    We should be ready for some challenge.

  • 24 davis_toons // Dec 1, 2011 at 6:31 AM

    The twitter account to Joey is like a bottle of whiskey to an alcoholic

    If thats true, is better to be a keyboard warrior then to be out really hurting someone else.

  • 25 Durham_Toon // Dec 1, 2011 at 7:51 AM

    Bad taste by DL for me, trying to make himself look respectful by mentioning Speedo. I hope Barton does write a book and soon, I hope these words actually do something to either damage DL and MA or at least make them change their attitudes.

    Having said that…. Joey time to move on mate. Save it for the autobiography!

  • 26 toongoat // Dec 1, 2011 at 8:12 AM

    im so sick of that boring little scouser. hes like a baby crying for attention because hes not getting any for his efforts on the pitch. enjoy the championship next year joey

  • 27 bills-son // Dec 1, 2011 at 8:20 AM

    Barton is a sad little man.

    He thinks he is so clever, he thought the Toon would crumble without him, Nolan and Enrique. He thought he would be tweeting about us being in relegation trouble with a destroyed squad and team spirit.

    Instead … we are 4th.

    So he is tweeting sh%te because he got it SO WRONG and its burning the little man up inside. He’s like the baby that crys for no reason just to get attention. Any adult knows exactly what the baby is doing – and any adult Toon fan should know exactly what Barton is doing.

    Go change ya nappies Barton and shut the fk up.

  • 28 markmac // Dec 1, 2011 at 9:03 AM

    I think joey’s a little bitter that he’s not in a top side anymore…..

  • 29 geoff777 // Dec 1, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    As low as you can go by Llambias using Speed’s death as a way to show up Barton.

    I’ve never bought an autobiography but Joey’s might be the first. It would make very interesting reading.

    From his tweets (which he is perfectly entitled to make) it looks like Joey is telling the truth and has documentary evidence as well as plenty of witnesses.
    I suspect we won’t be having a court case.

    Bluff called Derek.

  • 30 IPToon // Dec 1, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Geoff777 – I wouldnt say it was being low at all, i think what he said is true. It is a shame that Joey Barton felt the need to make negative headlines about newcastle again, especially on such a week.

  • 31 sir_norman // Dec 1, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    to be honest, we shud take barton’s comments as a reminder of what might happen in the future. Yes, we are riding high rite now, but IF we qualifify for next season’s champions league or europa league, what would u think fatso ashley n die-rek lLAMBbias would do to our beloved club? Those two would surely sell our best players to the highest bidder, n then buy either cheap or free players. Instead of lambasting joey barton, we should really look at what will ashley and llambias do to our club after this season. when barton was here, he gave 110% on the pitch for us, lets not forget about that. Barton is the necessary evil, the one that will remind us about the the scary future of our club as long as ashley and llambias is still here.

  • 32 Rotonda heights // Dec 1, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    geoff,

    You lost all credibility when you said smith was a great player, but still you prattle on with your totally one eyed comments.

  • 33 solano // Dec 1, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Very rich from you Rotonda Heights…you are aware your re-arranged tagname spells a warning to all about what is about to emanate from your keyboard?
    ..Oh Dogshite Rant

  • 34 Lynxie // Dec 1, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Dear Joey, we understand that you are bitter about having to move to London and play in front of 22000 every week struggling at the lower end of the league. We understand that we really do, to be forced out of a massive club, the biggest you will ever play for, despite what you inwardly believe, must be galling. However, to tell the world that Llambsarse is a total spazz and his mate is a trifle on the portly side……… well here is the news: We know, and we dont give a monkeys.
    Results are what count, not reputations or opinions. I wonder what your boss ‘Colin Wank3r’ (Neil Warnock) will say on the day QPR inevitably get relegated, when you have spent all of your time and energy writing stupid tweets instead of sharpening up your game or fitness?

  • 35 Lynxie // Dec 1, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Derek Lamearse: How shoddy that in trying to muster sympathy and support against that nasty Barton chap, you should pretend to be greaving or otherwise for a true gentleman and hero of the Toon. You never saw him play, never met him, and probably would have swizzed him and double crossed him given half the chance. Shameful behaviour.

  • 36 NUFC FOR SALE // Dec 1, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Lynxie

    What you on about?

    Why would DL need to have seen him play at Newcastle to know how highly he is regarded here or what type of perosn he is.

    He’s probably met him more times than you.

    I thought DL comments were spot on.

    Barton “If he’s worried now, him and his fat mate should be sh*tting it, if I decide to write a book. There’ll be no holding back on those 2 muppets”

    WHO CARES, I won’t be buying your book, however MA and DL run the club we’re 4th in the league, have a lower wage bill and we haven’t got a ticking time bomb of a player like you on the books anymore.

  • 37 Lynxie // Dec 1, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Considering I never met Gary Speed (RIP) that would not be too difficult. What I object to is the shameless band wagon jumping by Lamearse, see through him like a glass book. No doubt Joey has got some aces up his sleeve, and DL Fat Mike need to be wary, but this holding the moral high ground is pretty pathetic. Lamearse has no interest in NUFC, never hgas done, and when he is finally gone, never will do. FACT. Crony, pure and simple, and does not like the fact that he is shown up for the shyster that he obviously is.

  • 38 geoff777 // Dec 1, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    @Rotonda heights

    Smith is an ex-club captain.
    Was an important part of our promotion squad.

    I have a lot of respect for Alan Smith.

    I remember you said that …

    Rotonda heights // Nov 23, 2011 at 8:27 AM

    I think Tavernier is better than Simpson for a start, beofre we even look at other people.

  • 39 geoff777 // Dec 1, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    @solano ..

    lol … about right.




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