Social Media – Be Very Careful If You Are A Footballer


Since Twitter came into vogue a few years ago we’ve seen t he headlines that tweets have made from footballers, and one of the players who got into hot water for his tweets  was a certain Joey Barton.

Joey Barton – while on Tyneside for four years

And Joey put the nail in his coffin when he went and criticized Ashley and Llambias for selling Kevin Nolan to West Ham.

And and even if you think that – you are daft if you put it out in a tweet – because once it’s gone it’s out there in the blogosphere and deleting your own copy means nothing.

That wasn’t the first mistake Joey made at Newcastle, and he was sentenced to six months in jail in 2008 for assault and served about 10 weeks.

Criticizing Ashley and LLambias  meant that the Newcastle hierarchy wanted to get rid of him, and he was given to QPR as a free transfer to get him out of Newcastle.

Barton hasn’t done too much better at QPR, and he is now out on loan at Marseilles, and his career at QPR is likely over .

Alan Pardew has today talked in the Evening Chronicle about the new challenges social media like Twitter and Facebook hold for today’s professional footballer:

“If you are going to criticize a fellow player, anything about the club or the chairman, there is going to be a price for it.” “Come and do it in my office for sure, I’ve got no problem with that.” “It’s a new medium, certainly we’re getting our heads around it now.”

“The England party is starting to feel that too.” “It is starting to have an impact throughout football, you seen the mess that Ashley Cole got into and Rio Ferdinand.” “Joey Barton would be the first to admit he made errors on there too.” “It is a medium that’s out there.”

“Players have to be very careful because on their written contracts, at every club – not just Newcastle – from Southampton to Crewe, it bars you from talking about the club unless it is in a positive manner.

“Criticising the manager is something you just can’t do.” “Ultimately you have to be strong. You have to say ‘It’s wrong you are going to pay for it’. That’s what I did with Joey and Enrique and everybody else here.”

So footballers have to be very careful is they use social media, about what they say and usually anything negative is not good.

We like the way Demba Ba uses his Twitter account – he always puts out positive tweets – and he comes over as a great guy.

Now if he would only sign a long term deal to stay at Newcastle.

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72 comments so far

  • NUFCWill1986

    Oct 19, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #1

    Agree with this completely. Follow me guys @wjr1986

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  • Carryingcoals

    Oct 19, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #2

    I agree too, as obvious as it seems, it’s just so stupid. It’s almost unbelievable what Ashley Cole did the other week. You know you’re going to get done for it.

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  • Deadpool

    Oct 19, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #3

    What a load of balls!

    These footballers have nothing to fear. In fact they have more to gain for tweeting rubbish!

    What’s the worst that can happen? A few bans and a small fine?

    The same goes with the racism. If that was you or I we could end up in prison, fired from our jobs etc…

    Nile Ranger assults police officers and cannot be fired.

    It’s fcuking ludicrous.

    Barton tweeted because he wanted away, Enrique tweeted as he wanted away. Pardew did fcuk all apart from spin more bullshit!!

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  • chanty

    Oct 19, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #4

    Off topic, and not a position we really need to strengthen at the mo. But Javier Hernandez allegedly available for 8m, worth a punt?

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 19, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #5

    @ chanty

    Hernandez would be the perfect tricky little striker we need but his wages would be sky high and I doubt Sir Alex would let him go

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  • obatoyou

    Oct 19, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Hernandez for 8m, are u sure?

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 19, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #7

    BPC…I think whoever you want us to sign you need to look outside of England (just a waste of money if you ask me…and probably if you ask MA as well ;))

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  • chanty

    Oct 19, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #8

    i thought it was cheap, but if true… i don’t think his wages would be too bad tbh

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  • WWYCD

    Oct 19, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Chicorita for 8mill? Reckon someone is having u on there lad Id say atleast double that figure

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 19, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #10

    *The blog is really dead these days (would have thought people were psyched about the Tyne & Wear Derby)

    …is it because of the kids holiday?

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 19, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #11

    Deadpool – are you a reinvention of a previous blogger, like beardo, beattie, cupid? You seem awful familiar.

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  • geordie@bergen_norway

    Oct 19, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #12

    TWITTER – the spot between the TWat and the shITTER.

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 19, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #13

    Jesper its just because the international break has messed with the build up. Normally we’d be just getting over the aftermath of our last loss, and ketsy, and then straight into anti-mackem fervour, no time to draw breath. It will all start to party sunday morning, maybe saturday night with last minute injuries etc.

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  • lesh

    Oct 19, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #14

    Ah….. guten Morgen Schiff mates, und especially Herr Kaleun und our erstwhile look-out, Ibiza.

    Ibiza, I may have been out of site but was not away whilst below, preparing myself for the throwing to the sharks ceremony.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 19, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #15

    Jesper…Might have something to do with lack of WiFi aboard your fine vessel?

    Tsunki…Are you suggesting Deadpool isn’t genuine and is looking for reaction? I have no idea where you come up with these theories.

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  • lesh

    Oct 19, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #16

    Now tsunki, if you’d said Deadhead I’d have said Deadpool was a reincarnation of our beloved Stardust!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 19, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #17

    Lesh…..I have secured us a dinghy, fear not.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #18

    Tsunki…I am playing myself Sunday, but this time very early so I won’ miss the game 🙂

    …hope the build up on here starts soon (this break has been nothing but a turn off :() lol

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 19, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #19

    Ibiza…do you bring something new from the world of Fifa 13? (scouting report on a new CB and RB)

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 19, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Jesper…I do indeed. Buy any CB or RB (well any player really), put the settings to amateur, then you can win against anyone. Simple.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 19, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #21

    Also, wont playing yourself be a little one sided?

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 19, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #22

    Ibiza…indeed it would 😉 (it it possible to set ‘the unwashed’ at amateur level or won’t that be necessarily ;)) lol

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 19, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #23

    Lesh…my trustworthy cabin boy; are my quarters ready?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 19, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #24

    Jesper…May be fairer to set them as world class – not that I’m over confident or anything. Pretty sure you’d get an error message though that says something along the lines of

    “Message from Fifa13 – Sunderland as world class? Howay – give your head a shake, this is a game but we like some realism”

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 19, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #25

    The ten step program to wind up the SAFC can be read on newsnow. Here is one:

    3. ALWAYS REMIND THEM THAT THEIR TOWN IS ACTUALLY QUITE SMALL., AND THAT THEIR CITY STATUS SEEMED TO BE BASED ON THE IDEA THAT IT IS A BIG PLACE. BOUNDARY CHANGES LED TO sunland CLAIMING THAT WASHINGTON, SHINEY ROW, AND SO MANY OTHER PARTS OF DURHAM, WERE PART OF THEIR LITTLE TOWN!

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 19, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #26

    Here’s another one:

    6. THANK THEM FOR THEIR 2-1 WIN AT SJP IN AUGUST 1999. THEY MANAGED TO NOT ONLY GET RID OF RUUD GULLITT, KEEP MR SHEARER ON OUR BOOKS, BUT ALSO GAVE US SIR BOBBY ROBSON AS OUR NEW MANAGER.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 19, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #27

    Here’s one I don’t get (mind you I am a bit slow ;)) lol:

    10. OK. THE OBVIOUS ONE. WHICH PART OF EUROPE ARE YOU GANNIN TO ON HOLIDAY THIS YEAR?

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 19, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #28

    This one shoud bring a smile on some’s faces 🙂

    8. JUST SAY…………………………..SHOLA.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 19, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #29

    * you guys are really boring today!

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  • rainrix

    Oct 19, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #30

    Jesper… I think 10 is that they aren’t in europe this season, Or that they’re to poor to afford holidays, or shoes, or deodorant 😉

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  • toonLYF

    Oct 19, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #31

    Joseph looks an awful lot like Where’s Wally on that picture.

    (twat)

    Anyway, i’d play the formation game but i’ve forgot our players names cause it’s been seemingly so long since we played.

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  • Munster Mag

    Oct 19, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #32

    Have any of the good chaps n this site ever seen a Mackem in Milan? Nope, me neither. A good few years ago I remember bumping into a bunch of mackems in Dublin whilst on the piss. I didnt say I was a Toon fan, more of a “general football and Republic of Ireland fan ” . So it gave me some neutrality. Then I kept asking them about Newcastle and asking ( innocently) if they said they were Geordies when on hols. They said – no , we’re mackems. ” So I said, I met a NUFC fan once and he said that Mackem was a term they used to slag of people from Sunderland ? Then I asked them about Keegan and the entertainers . They loved the fact that we had lost the title, and there was I saying “0h yes it must have hurt Newcastle fans, but gosh wasnt that team great” . Werent they called the entertainers etc – people still remember them etc etc. ” Whats the atmosphere like at Sunderland home game s- is is as famous as the geordies ? ” “A friend of mine went to 3rd level education in Sunderland and liked it , but used to socialise in Newcastle much more etc etc …Christ I enjoyed winding them up. They still didnt realise when I slipped away that I was a Mags fan since I was seven! Daft fat bastadz.

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  • beefman13

    Oct 19, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #33

    Christ just passed the cathederal in the toon and the bells are ringing like the clappas its mayhem. it started at 2.33pm!

    Apparently munster mag has just posted and it did not have any negative comments in it!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 19, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #34

    Beefman no the wonder the bells are ringing. I’m sure they would ring anywhere if “Christ just passed the cathederal”.
    Did you see him -it might be a good sign for Sunday.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 19, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #35

    Rainrix…that would make sense;d I just couldn’t wrap my head around the obvious 😉

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  • hotdog

    Oct 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #36

    Now Now Beefman – good post munster mag undercover 🙂

    I was at Joker park when Liam Obrien floated that beauty over the wall, bloody pandamonium, happy days.

    I still cant enjoy the games though until they end and we have beat them again 😉

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  • beefman13

    Oct 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #37

    Tuff thought that myself, that bloody comma?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 19, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #38

    ThebionicMAG
    No you werent clear in your point.
    You said ppl should only be arrested if they used the threat of violence i simply said how do you know there wasnt hence why the man was arrested in the first place
    You seem a bit punchy lad i only asked how you know what was posted no need to be so jumped up in your reponse makes you look as narrow minded as the idiot who was arrested

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  • hotdog

    Oct 19, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #39

    I only jump on here now and again as ive got a life (sorry Jesper/Ibiza) but it always seems like its about to kick off :-/

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  • WWYCD

    Oct 19, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #40

    Always full of the joys of life this blog recently

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