Fox Soccer Channel Pundit Offers Opinion On DeAndre Yedlin


Newcastle’s former right-back Warren Barton has been working in the US for some time now (since 2006) as a soccer pundit for the Fox Soccer Channel.

They used to show the Premier League games, but now they are the channel that shows the Champions League and other leagues in Europe.

Warren Barton played under Sir Bobby Robson at Newcastle, and he is well known over here as a big Newcastle fan – and acts as an unofficial ambassador for the club.

He lives in LA and also is involved in the American USL Pro League since 2012 with the Los Angeles Blues – where he is the General Manager and Technical Director at the club – he’s a busy man.

49-year-old Warren Barton on Fox Soccer Channel

This is what Warren has said in on the ‘Coming Home Newcastle’ podcast:

“Obviously when he was with the enemy at Sunderland he learned how to defend because that was all they had to do, they couldn’t do anything else.”

“He has learned his trade.”

“When he was at Seattle, I always liked him there. He was a bit naive with his defending but I would love to chat to him and speak to him about the game.”

“He is growing up now and is getting more experience but I think he needs to work on his delivery because sometimes his mind is working as quick as his legs when he gets in the final third.”

“But he is very well thought of at the club, people like him and he knows he is privileged to play for a club like Newcastle.”

“Whenever I have seen him he has given his all and he has tried to be positive.”

“They want you to be aggressive going forward and score goals and I think his style of play suits the fans.”

“Like everybody there are areas he needs to work on but I like him. He is a good player and I wish him well.”

Warren can help Yedlin since the 49-year-old was an impressive right-back himself at Newcastle when we were successful and in the Champions League under Sir Bobby Robson.

That was before Mike Ashley entered the scene and spoiled everything.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


7 comments so far

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Oct 13, 2018 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #1

    Even under Ashley, we’ve never had a Championship side. Apart from a couple of very good ones, the squads have essentially been lower half EPL in quality, and that will inevitably lead to relegations because of the uncertain nature of the game. We are pretty much always two or three quality players away from our natural fighting weight, and this group is no different. We need two or three in January, a couple more of our close season buys to come good, with Muto looking likely to do just that, and a new owner.

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  • Ron Knee

    Oct 13, 2018 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #2

    “That was before Mike Ashley entered the scene and spoiled everything.”

    In a nutshell.

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  • RobLeenio

    Oct 13, 2018 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Warren Barton 49???? When did that happen?

    Great to see he’s doing so well out in the US – I had no idea. He always came across as one of the more intellectual footyists so there’s no real surprise.

    Nicky, good to see you back on the blog, I was wondering yesterday where you’d been when I was posting far too late for my health and sanity

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Oct 13, 2018 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #4

    Have been roaming around Germany, Scandanivia, France, The British Isles and Ireland for a couple of months Rob. Got jack of work, mug’s game that it is. Was present for the Leicester fiasco, for the first time in 15 long years and will also be at the Brighton match, where I’m expecting a positive performance and result by the lads this time to atone for letting me down so badly last time. 3-1 – Perez, Kenedy and Shelvey to shine, with everyone mucking in.

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  • Jib

    Oct 13, 2018 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #5

    They are now known as the Orange County blues
    Barry Venison used to be head coach so a strong
    Mag connection

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  • Jib

    Oct 13, 2018 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #6

    I think Barton may have left OC blues when Venison did

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Oct 13, 2018 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #7

    people seem to forget it’s very difficult to put in a good cross or even look up when you are running at full speed. most the speedy wingers like atsu and yedlin let themselves down on delivery whereas the slower ones like ritchie or solano have a bit more time to look up. trouble is they can’t get to the byline as often. if anyone can do both they are well out of our price range these days.

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