Good News For Barton – Championship Clubs Interested

Joey Barton may have finally cooked his goose at QPR, where new manager Mark Hughes hardly suffers fools lightly, and he is thought to be extremely unhappy with the way Joey Barton put their season in danger in the final game of the season.

QPR officials try wrestle Barton off the pitch at the Etihad Stadium

Joey Barton helped his side lose a two goal lead, after the former Newcastle midfielder was able to get himself not only sent off, but he got himself into two other altercations on his way to the dressing room.

There’s not too many other players who could manage to do that.

Such is the ability of a certain Joey Barton to get himself into trouble, and we saw that ability at Newcastle in his last year on Tyneside, after what looked like a comeback to sanity for the Liverpudlian in the previous two years.

But once Joey set up that  Twitter account of his in May of last year, all hell broke loose  because of  his outspoken and unwarranted comments on the state of the world.

The new is that QPR are ready to offload the player, who was given a twelve match ban for his efforts, and has not been included in the QPR squad that will tour  Asia.

And the QPR hierarchy are trying to send him out on loan to a Championship club, where Blackburn Rovers are anxious to take the England International before the season starts.

Championship clubs play a lot more games than clubs  in the Premier League, and it is  thought that he could be available to play for a Championship club in early October, and about six weeks before he would be available to play again,  if he stayed in the Premier League.

Barton has also been stripped of the QPR captaincy, and  his future in London doesn’t exactly look bright, and he may be forced to play for a Championship club this season – if he wants to play any games at all that is.

Another club with  money to spend these days and new rich owners are Nottingham Forest, the former two time European Champions under Brian Clough.

They are also believed to be interested in taking Joey on loan, but they need to bring in a new manager first, after they sacked Steve Cotterill last week.

In all honesty we are just pleased Joey is no longer at Newcastle, and it seems another good decision by the Newcastle hierarchy in retrospect, to unload him on a free transfer last summer.

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350 comments so far


    Jul 17, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #1

    shabilla I live in India

  • Toon_Fresh

    Jul 17, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #3

    meh. whats this about the Carroll deal “out of Pardew’s hands” and up to Ashley

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 17, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #4

    i don’t know why, but i’m excited at the arrival of Carroll. Our firepower upfront is definite champions league quality level.

    a less riskier approach than De Jong. Carroll is proven.

  • geordielad95

    Jul 17, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #6

    Perhaps it would be good for him to play in the lower leagues. They are notoriously more competitive and tougher, and he won’t be able to push people around like he does in the prem. have some no nonsense old fashioned English defenders batter him around for a season and he will be a shy little boy.

  • Beardo Ameobi

    Jul 17, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #7


    Funniest story of the day, kudos to Ed 🙂

  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 17, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #8

    Let’s all laugh ay Barton. The country’s best midfielder. Ha ha

  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 17, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #9


  • ToonDownSouth

    Jul 17, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #10

    Let’s not act like Barton had become a saint until he joined twitter Ed.

    It wasn’t too long before that, that he punched a guy for no reason on the pitch.

  • Mark29Hungary

    Jul 17, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #11
  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 17, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #12


    It means Pardew has told the board he’d like Carroll to be signed and that he (Pardew) isn’t involved in the negotiations.

  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Jul 17, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #13

    Joey Barton has always been a nearly man.
    His skills and talent wasted by his personality problems.
    Never reached his potential. Never will. Half a career might be better than none, but not for him..

    And that’s the kind way of putting it…

  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jul 17, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #14

    Hope this Debauchery will end soon…

  • Valci

    Jul 17, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #15

    MagpiesFlyHigh – we do have an awkward way of meeting. I read you replies retroactively lol. I suppose you saw my explanation on the 4-2-3-1… also Ben Arfa’s suggested eleven… thats the kind of formation im talking about.

    As for Joey Barton… i dont find it very funny…more like sad actually. It always saddens me to see talented people waste away and he was definitely a talented footballer.

  • toonarnie29

    Jul 17, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #16

    Don’t get me wrong Joey barton is a clown but I love the odd clown in football, I’m glad he’s not our problem anymore but he’s still comedy gold IMO 😉


    Jul 17, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #17

    Ah Joey whatever happens I will remember the good times u had in the black and white

  • XtraTimeAndPens

    Jul 17, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #18

    Don’t think anyone can dispute the fact that Barton was great for us during the 10-11 season and I think everyone thought that he’d turned a corner in his career. At one point an England call-up was even being discussed. The fact of the matter is though, that his attitude and temper always lets him down. His behaviour against Man City on the last day of the season was an utter disgrace. As Ed says above, we should all just be grateful that he isn’t our problem any more as it seems he never will learn his lesson. What a waste of talent.

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 17, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #19

    Joey has a violent nature and can’t control his emotions.

    Any club that buys him are buying his talent and his problems.

    #staywellclear #bellend

  • phillyg

    Jul 17, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #20

    barton was a good player but has far too much baggage. you always thought he’d turned the corner and that no more antics where gunna happen, but something always happened and always will. He is a grade clown. not our problem, another player who has left the toon and their career has failed.

  • r and r

    Jul 17, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #21

    We should definately sign Barton back as Carrolls minder.It would be like having the Kray twins on Gateshaed High St.

  • phillyg

    Jul 17, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #22


    Thats an immense team, giving hba the freedom to roam.

  • phillyg

    Jul 17, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #23


    we have so many combinations to play now as we have a fuller squad. cant wait for this season to start.

  • Sazzer

    Jul 17, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #24

    Perhaps if it’s true we have a 25 % stake still in Carroll we might just try to get price up to get us more money.

  • geordielad95

    Jul 17, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #25

    interesting article on the carroll situation. no new info just some pardew quotes taken from the chronicle.

    Good to see Mike ‘Scouse Slayer’ Ashley is on the case, he seems to love screwing them over when he can lol.
    We have 2 slayers in our club people, who else can we get.

  • phillyg

    Jul 17, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #26

    if it is true and we get 25% of sale on from carrol. If we buy him for 13 million do we get the 3.25 million back therefore we conly pay 9.75 million. Going of MA buiseness record this could be true hahahaha, the mousers are even more wounded.

  • Shot Bru

    Jul 17, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #27

    Gotta worry about Cisse being sick…Malaria more than likely if he’s been home for his holidays.

  • phillyg

    Jul 17, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #28

    if u go on the nufc official site, it shows cisse training with a comment saying back in training after lying low due to being ill recently. Should be back to normal soon if we can belive the time line of the images.

  • toonincheek

    Jul 17, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #29

    Ed – that’s the best headline I’ve seen you come up with.

  • Tsunki

    Jul 17, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #30

    Mind you it appears that some find it easy to forget his role in such games as the 4-4 against Arsenal. Just saying. Other than that, I agree – the nearly man. Entertainment though eh ha ha.

  • Shot Bru

    Jul 17, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #31

    phillyg…still could have contracted malaria…depends what type.

  • Grafton83

    Jul 17, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #32

    I think it was against Arsenal in Keegans last game in charge when Joey came back into the side after his prison break.

    Everyone cheered him him except me, I would normally always be behind the players no matter what but for him I make an exception. He’s just a thug and a loser with problems he’ll probably never overcome. A great shame in many respects.

    I’m so pleased he’s gone I always got the impression he was something of a bully in the dressing room and after his show down with Shearer as manager I just didn’t want him there anymore.

  • toonincheek

    Jul 17, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #33

    So many comments about NUFC getting 25% (ort any %) of a sell-on fee.
    I’ve never seen it ‘reported’ anywhere, not even in the rags. Not recently and not at the time.

    Even if it was true, I can’t believe it would apply to a transfer fee that was less than £35 million.

  • 09nufc09

    Jul 17, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #34

    Toonincheek… It was reported the day after we sold carroll in the chronicle. Heres a link to an article by ed…
    I think sell on fees apply to any tranfer at any price.

  • MacToon

    Jul 17, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #35

    Ed’s article you have posted clearly points out it is anything over the reported £35 million that will have 25% going to Newcastle.
    Ed’s example:
    “So if Carroll get sold in the future for say £59M, then Newcastle will get 25% of £24M (£59-£35), which would be £6M.”

    Very optimistic valuations 😉

  • Shane

    Jul 17, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #36

    Did Ed just b*tch slap Joey Barton with this headline!! Aha!!
    I love you Ed. 😀

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 17, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #37

    Welcome back Tsunki.

  • nufc7lad

    Jul 17, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #38

    First Team for the league for 12/13
    Debuchy Colo Douglas Santon
    Ben Arfa Cabaye Jonas
    Ba Cisse

    R Taylor
    S Taylor
    Sh Ameobi

    Europa League/League Cup/FA Cup first X1:
    Harper (c)
    Perch Willo S Taylor R Taylor
    Obertan Amalfitano Marveux
    Carroll Sh Ameobi

    Ben Arfa

    Douglas – £5m
    Debuchy – £7m
    Carroll – £13m (including 25% off)
    Bigi & Good – £1m
    Total Spend – £27m

    Simmo – £2m
    Best – £3m
    Forster – £2m
    Xisco – Loan to Deportivo
    Elliot – Loan to Charlton
    Abeid – Loan to Ipswich
    Vuckic – Loan to Cardiff
    Tavernier – Loan to MK Dons
    Ranger – Loan to Sheff Wed
    Bigi – Loan to Coventry
    Total Revenue – £7m
    Total Expenditure – £20m
    Total budget spent, but i reckon this squad is good enough to finish 4th and have good runs in all 3 cups
    Good times ahead 🙂

  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 17, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #39
  • Toonarmlee

    Jul 17, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #40

    Exactly what a was saying yesterday. We only benefit if he’s sold for over £35 million

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