Pardew Unimpressed With Barton Tweets – Why Does He Do It?


When we saw those tweets from Joey Barton earlier in the week, our first question was why he keeps stirring things up from  the past again.

Alan Pardew waves to Geordie fans after Man City game

After all Joey no longer plays for Newcastle,  and it was well documented that he dislikes Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias, and that’s being kind about how to describe the relationship.

But LLambias and Ashley have never been particularly impressed with Barton, who we think they saw as a trouble maker at the club.

And while they offered him a new deal last January, they said in June that they would not be offering Joey another contract to stay on Tyneside, and essentially his Newcastle career.

That was after  four years, in which he was injured a lot over the first three seasons, but played excellently last season, when Newcastle were back in the Premier League.

Obviously playing at QPR with their small home crowds,  is not the same thing as playing at St. James’ Park in front of 52,000 mad screaming Geordies.

And you add to that the fact that Newcastle are flying so high in the league table this season, and Joey may be just a little agitated with the situation he finds himself in.

Alan Pardew was asked in his press conference if he had any comments on Joey’s recent tweets:

“Why is he doing it? I just don’t see why he keeps doing it.”

“I don’t know who is gaining of it and I do not know what Joey gets out of it. My only focus as a manager of this club is the team and it is a team which is doing exceptionally well.”

“Unfortunately, Joey’s comments take away the positive nature of what we are doing in terms of the players’ performances.”

“Anyone who takes that limelight away from them, I am not particularly keen on, so it is a bit frustrating.”

Joey’s blast comes after Newcastle legend Gary Speed was found dead at his home over the weekend, and it also comes after Kevin Nolan gave a classy interview in which he had not one bad word to say about the Tyneside  club.

And Kevin was even honest enough to suggest Newcastle were not exactly missing him this season.

Joey Barton would do well to look at the way these two classy men conduct themselves in public.

He might learn something.

Comments welcome.



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38 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 2, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #1

    Learn something? Joey the intellectual non thug Barton? Don’t be daft

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 2, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #2

    Joey is bitter, that’s why he’s doing it. Weather he’s right being bitter or not, only he and the board knows.
    In any case, he should shut up about it, it gets no one nowhere, and only increases the dislike for Joey.

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  • PHOENIXNIGHTS

    Dec 2, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #3

    I think Joey loves to see his name in the papers.What I think is probably upsetting him is that he has not actually been outstanding at QPR and he is another player that can see we have replaced him with better. He should move on and stop having a go at our expense.
    On another topic I think Saturdays minutes silence etc for Speedo will be a really emotional experiance. Lets pay our respects and then give our all to the lads on the pitch.
    Keep the Faith

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  • geoff777

    Dec 2, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #4

    Joey’s entitled to Tweet as Ed is entitled to blog.

    The question I have to ask is why Ed blogs so much about Joey’s tweets?
    Ignore him, don’t give the publicity.

    Joey’s latest tweets on the club were days ago … it’s Llambias and now Pardew who are bringing them back into the limelight, helped by papers and blogs.

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  • magpie6699

    Dec 2, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #5

    On a different topic, anyone else just changed their official Toon calendar to December? I’ve noticed over the years what I call “The curse of the calendar” – a bit like the so-called “Curse of Hello!” which is said to afflict people who appear in that magazine with bad things happening to them. I’ve noticed for a few years that anyone who is the player for a particular month is either injured, suspended or sold.
    November? Cheik Tiote – didn’t play in November – injury.
    December – Kevin Nolan.
    I rest my case.

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Dec 2, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #6

    As a huge JB fan………I think he is being a
    grade A Pr!ck!

    The END

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  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 2, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #7

    Angryman…don’t fence sit with your opinion…tell it as it is : )

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  • geoff777

    Dec 2, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #8

    @angryman

    I think the hash tag for that is … #bellend

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  • ginkoh

    Dec 2, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #9

    Just excite and focus on game against Chelsea now. Let him alone.

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  • chanty

    Dec 2, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #10

    He has a right to speak his mind but should just be ignored. My team for 2moro:

    Krul
    Simpson STaylor Colo RTaylor
    Obertan Guthrie Cabaye Santon
    Ben Arfa
    Ba

    Thought Santon would offer better defensive cover than sami, could also interchange with RTaylor

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  • Lynxie

    Dec 2, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #11

    chanty @ 10:
    That would be my team also. We need to be good defensively down the flanks tomorrow, and we will have too much skill up top for John ‘Im not a racist honestly’ Terry , and sideshow Bob. 2-1 to Toon, HWTL.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 2, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #12

    agree with angryman

    also geoff777 its got nothing atall to do with blogs so how u can say that helps bring it back, all this is is copying what the papers have said and now reading out the answer to the question pardew has been asked

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 2, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #13

    I’m so happy our match starts early tomorrow, i can’t wait to see the lads run out on the field.
    Immense feeling to be a NUFC fan these days, more and more people speculating that we might grab a european spot, and i’d like to agree, but i’m just not fully there yet.

    All the signs are pointing that direction tho, we’re in December, we just drew against Man Utd away, and everyone belives we have a shot at beating money milking Chelsea, and we’re 4th in the league.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 2, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #14

    Anyone download the new Danny Boy app? from Danny Simpson.. a downloaded it yday for me iphone canny good like haha

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  • Ibizatoon

    Dec 2, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #15

    what does the app do?

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  • planb

    Dec 2, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #16

    Barton a bitter little ex-jail bird eating up by the fact that NUFC are flying high and hes at QPR karma

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  • Toon_Jock

    Dec 2, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #17

    Joey ‘the jailbird’ Barton make sure you tune in on Sat to watch the game… we’ll show you how we respect players that respect us fans and the club when we give Gary his NUFC sendoff

    RIP Gary. you’re forever a Geordie legend!

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  • boater

    Dec 2, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #18

    Geoff777 – Exactamundo. Barton is entitled to say what he wants. But why more blogs complaining about him stirring up trouble?Ignore or discuss, dems the choices – don’t preach the virtue of silence then mouth of yourself constantly like auld fish wives.

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  • mikenotiades

    Dec 2, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #19

    Agent O’Neill, your mission if you choose to accept it 😉

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  • boater

    Dec 2, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #20

    Toon jock – What a drama queen you are. I Barton did have respect for the club.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 2, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #21

    ibizatoon – its similar to like a super mario game except its all Simpson and youve got footballs to kick off oncoming objects that kill you like birds

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  • Toon_Jock

    Dec 2, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #22

    boater, maybe so! but you would think if Joey did respect the club as much as you think, why would he start his rants again at this moment in time – simple’s… cause he’s a selfish cnut?

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  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 2, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #23

    Toon_Jock – Us toon fans loved Barton when he was playing a seem to remember.. ‘Ashley Sign Him Up’ – ‘Theres only one Joey Barton’ – and a few more, we certainly respected him as a player.. hes just releasing a few home truths that perhaps he should keep to himself until he decides to write a book in which i will 100% defo buy.. but as people say he is certainly entitled to say what he wants on twitter

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  • magpie6699

    Dec 2, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #24

    Tweets we’d like to hear:
    O’Neil@twitter “I am a big Sunderland fan. Now where exactly is it?”

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 2, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #25

    Maybe when Barton sees the sent off Speedy is given he will do us all a favour.

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  • ryan toon

    Dec 2, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #26

    hey lads ive just singed up to come on here what you guys up to hope your all gd i hope we get all 3 points against a struggling chelsea team

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  • magpie6699

    Dec 2, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #27

    I gather Barton has listened to what Pards had to say about it and decided to leave it alone now.
    Anybody else worried about our defence being exposed tomorrow without Tiote and Guti? I am.

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  • Toon_Jock

    Dec 2, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #28

    magpie6699 – yes slighty concerned… think if we keep it in thier half and let them worry about defence we’ll be fine 🙂

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  • geoff777

    Dec 2, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #29

    Joey7Barton Joseph Barton
    Pardews a good man and manager, I agree with what he has said. Time to keep my peace.

    Time for another blog or two or three?

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  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 2, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #30

    see sensible conclusion from Barton

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  • boater

    Dec 2, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #31

    ToonJock – Barton has agreed to hold his piece on toon for now so hopefully it’s back to the football..

    Bit worried about tomorrow after so many win predictions for the toon. They still have the better team on paper – the lion share of matchwinners. Jonas out is a blow, leaving a pretty inexperienced midfield.. going for 1-1 or 2-2 …

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  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 2, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #32

    Providing we turn up and play like we have been we could easily come away with a win.. but we could also come across a resurrgeant chelsea team knowing they need to win to stay in the title hunt and could quite easily on ther day literally torture someone by bagging 5 or 6

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  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 2, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #33

    This is my Euro’s prediction:

    Group A
    Poland, Italy, Portugal, Czech Republic

    Group B
    Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, France

    Group C
    Spain, England, Greece, Denmark

    Group D
    Ukraine, Germany, Croatia, R.O.I

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  • Toon_Jock

    Dec 2, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #34

    good news… you lads going to the game tomorrow? Can’t wait!!!

    Draw more than likely but a win is possible, just depends which Chelsea side turn up.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 2, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #35

    I think Barton suffers from a form of Aspergers, certainly ADHD at the least, living in a bubble, divorced from reality.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 2, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #36

    Toon_Jock – Im there mate ive managed to book a day off work, its only my 2nd game this season and ive got a season ticket its ridiculous, cant wait though its going to be a very emotional day but it will also be a day that people will remember and most importantly it will hopefully express our love and gratitued for the inspirational man that be Gary Speed

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 2, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #37

    I don’t think I can ever think of a time when we have had so much quality in the team.

    Krul, Santon, Cabaye, Tiote, Colo, Ben Arfa, Ba, Obertan to name just a few.

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  • Lynxie

    Dec 2, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #38

    geordieToon89:
    Your not alone mate, I am a season ticket holder and only been to Arsenal and Everton games so far, but will be in the bar in good time tomorrow here in Norway, to Give Speedo the hero’s send off he deserves. HWTL, GS: RIP.

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