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?