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Sam upset over Barton

Premiership Newcastle United
by Dead Wise (U8578401) 12 June 2007
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See below link to Football 365 story. The loyalty bonus of 300,000 payable to Joey Barton has been confirmed as the thing holding up Joey Barton's transfer. Sam is not a happy bunny. Does Barton deserve a loyalty bonus, when his club could have sacked him as he would have been in any other profession? Can Man City block this transfer indefinitely? Does anyone else love the fact that we have a manager who is not afraid to speak his mind, but actually talks sense while doing so?

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posted Jun 13, 2007

So Sam says "I cannot understand it because City didn't pay anything for this player as he came through the youth system and they are selling him for over 5m"

Errm, so players coming through the youth system don't cost a penny then? No wages, no kit, do the coaching staff working for nothing? Wise up Sam.

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posted Jun 13, 2007

Yes I'm sure Sam could learn alot from you, having neglected to consider the cost of Barton's kit.

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posted Jun 13, 2007

What has the fact Barton was brought through the ranks at City as a junior and cost the club nothing got to do with anything? How many other clubs offer to sell their players at bargain prices if that player happens to be a product of their youth set up? answer 100% zero besides City will probably need to spend most of the money they receive from the sale of Barton to buy a replacement. Another point in Question? how instrumental has Barton's agent Willie McGrabber been in convincing Barton to leave City, surely Willie will think his commission fee was worth it, in time will Barton?

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posted Jun 13, 2007

Theres lots of debate about barton,but from a purely Geordie perspective,ide rather he joined the Toon than the mackams.

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posted Jun 14, 2007

I cannot believe Big Sam!. If we have an Acadamy and can create the odd player, Barton, Richards etc., why should we not argue about the price.

The club has supported Barton in many tight spots. He may not have submitted a transfer request but by speaking to Newcastle and West Ham, and his agent announcing the trigger point in public, he has indicated he wants to leave.

It is reported he has got 60k per week, a lot more than at City. How many weeks would it take him to make up the 300k he is arguing about?

I cannot accept that 600 season tickets are to be sold to "pay off" Barton. I would rather we hold on to him and play him in the reserves. He and Big Sam can sort it out if they want to. But I would rather we paid his City wages for however many weeks to make up the 300k and put him in the reserves. That way he gains nothing from City, he delays his increased weekly wage at Newcastle, misses out and will have to make his way into a settled team without the benefit of pre season AND whatever England chances he still has, will be put on the back burner.

He was an excellent player for City. THank you for that Joey. Now its time to go, with some self respect and dignity and recognise what the club has done for you.

Thanks for the last few seasons but you should not get my season ticket money!

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posted Jun 21, 2007

totally agree whats he on about

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posted Jun 21, 2007

Sam better not make newcastle play long ball games like bolton
we like playing attacking football not counter football like liverpool

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posted Jun 21, 2007

exactly let the football do the talking

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comment by Finn723 (U6728793)

posted Jun 21, 2007

Sam better not make newcastle play long ball games like bolton
we like playing attacking football not counter football like liverpool
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What would you prefer successful long ball or more mid-table attacking football - lets face liverpool are a hell of lot better than you

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