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Joey Barton

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by Hitman (U7152707) 30 December 2009
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Apologies, if a similar thread has been made, I wanted to just make a few comments on Joey Bartons recent remarks on footballers,
Firstly i never was a fan of Barton however will always support him when he puts on the black and white, and nearly all of my previous posts comment on how he should be sold/ sacked etc, however i found his latest comments quite refreshing and hope this is a new chapter in his life.
However I can not help but feel that if Joey finds his 50k+ a week a burden then maybe he could set up a trust for the youth player he attacked or a charity of Dabo's choice or maybe pump it back into the club, ( as should butt geremi and jonas when they all get paid great amounts)maybe a donation to a fans day out where they provide the fans with a free coach travel and tickets to a away day, a gesture like that does go along way. actions will always speak louder than words

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posted Dec 30, 2009

Given his previous I am always surprised how articulate he is by footballer standards.

He can certainly talk the talk. When he nexts appears for us he must prove he is prepared to backup his words with no return to former ways.

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posted Dec 30, 2009

'Barton hasn't changed. Just his PR man.'

If that is the case then what is going to happen when the JB gets back playing football, are you suggesting that his PR man will play for him. It would seem that your comments are very narrow minded.
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I didn't make the original comment but I totally agree - this is pure PR speak at work from someone who thinks easy words count for deeds and who sounds like he is already looking for his next club. He'll be delighted he's already convinced people like you and he hopes other managers he's changed because of one soundbite. Let him really come back, show some sustained week in week out ability, commitment,attitude and maturity at Newcastle and only then (in about 3 years time) will he be able to convince anyone he's changed.

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posted Dec 30, 2009

Lets be honest Joey Barton whilst his statement is completley correct, has no right to be dishing out lectures on how footballers should live their life in the public eye.
Fair enough the attitude and arrogance of a fair amount of PL players (mainly foreigners) is appalling, but this is coming from a convicted thug.
They get paid excessive amounts of money, therefore have the right to spend it. Rightly or wrongly that is how much they are seen to be worth, so no one, especially not Joey Barton, has the right to question how they spend their money. Question how much they earn and the justification of that, but not their spending habits.

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posted Dec 30, 2009

Why hasn't Joey Barton the right to question how people spend their money in a free speaking country like England?

Isn't he really saying that footballers are paid too much money? They should take a pay cut but it is up to the clubs to reduce pay of such players or dispute the wealth amongst the players. Why should one player get more money than another? They still playing for 90 mins.

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posted Dec 30, 2009

Hmmm. "I am always surprised how articulate he is by footballer standards." Yes, he's a good talker, and what he says is true enough, so I can't blast him for it.

But while it's a noble sentiment that everyone deserves a second chance--and one, if pressed, I'd agree with--the truth also is that there are those who will abuse the second chance they're given, and Barton has been one of these. And, besides, Barton already had his second chance, and his third, and his fourth.

So let him behave himself for a couple of years, and, better yet, make substantial contributions from his salary to charities. Then I'll think he's worth his extra chances, finally.

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posted Dec 30, 2009

well said nickybuttn01. Let's see Barton put his money where his mouth is and give half his salary to local charities. I am sure he'd be able to scrape by on 'only' 25K a week. But I reckon he's talking rubbish and won't actually do anything. Psychopaths are known to be charming when they want to be, between carrying out acts of random violence.

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comment by marvin (U11298575)

posted Dec 31, 2009

Well i agree this is a bit refreshing from the usaul stroies of barton, yes he could put his money were his mouth is and so on as you'v said but does no one here not just think all thats a bit late, comon we've had him for over 2 yrs now and after all we put up with and done for him all that time ago he only now thinks its good to change, the only reason why hes saying this now is cos no other club in the world wud take him. if he is really really goin to change hes got a heck of a job to do to turn 99% of newcastle bak on his side cos most want him gone in jan to be honest i culdent care less now what barton has to say cos from what we all hav seen most of its just poo, as long as he aint harming newcastle anymore do it leave, stay and change whatever just do it quick eh

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posted Jan 8, 2010

As a football fan I've always tried to seperate the "on field footballer" to the "off field person". With that said I've never liked Joey Bartons on field or off field actions. He has is disrespectful, violent and a poor sportsman. He is also of questionable quality as a footballer but that's beside the point.

Players like this need to be stamped out of football, it obviously runs in the blood isn't his brother in jail for putting an axe through somebodys head???

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posted Jan 10, 2010

He has no room to speak! He has been in the nick more time than playing on the field! He is absolutely rubbish anyway! He should have been thrown out when the gaffers had the chance. Waste of space! Commenting on other peoples lives when he needs to sort his out!

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