According to a source close to Joey Barton…..

Barton: Great player, poor attitude.

Barton willing new deal - says source.
The Scouse midfielder wants to stay on Tyneside. Numerous reports in the local rags are running with the piece, which I personally hope is true.

However, whenever I read the words “a source close to” I shiver a little bit and a small piece inside of me dies. Dramatic? Maybe. But it’s symptomatic of what I feel when I read those words as invariably they end up being made up or inaccurate or some such. Still, let’s take a look anyway…

“Joey wants to stay at Newcastle because he is happy here. He may be opinionated at times, but he hasn’t forgotten what Newcastle did for him during his time at the club, and he’s got a lot of respect for all of the staff there, from the manager down,” said the source.

“There has been talk that he was ready to quit the club, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. His main priority is to stay here – and always has been. Joey has got a great rapport with the Newcastle fans who obviously appreciate his efforts on the pitch, and he wants that relationship to continue.”

Now I think I’ve warned people enough that this is not from Barton, or anyone officially connected to Barton, but I thought I would say it again anyway.

Fingers crossed that the ‘source’ turns out to be accurate this time, but I won’t be holding my breath.

What do you reckon?

100 thoughts on “According to a source close to Joey Barton…..

  1. NCT,said earlyier to ohurley theres a new fan club started over there,maybe you can find someone local mate,just a thought like 😉


  2. roma striker vucinic is not joining the toon in the summer his agent says,as they have new owners now?strange didnt even know we were looking at him 🙄


  3. Hi Deb hows it going pet whats the new job im still at tattoos ?
    Its Ice that has a new job working for Wor Batty but im still at the same thing but I keep thinging of a change but the money’s good and im to old to change 😆


  4. DAVE lee just came in looking at your tats now,if this costs me more cash ill have to get sub off batty 🙁


  5. BATTY had to charge the battery on that scooter you hired me,you sure it was a new battery it only gans 5min and its flat again,will try and start a hour earylier in morn to mak it up


  6. witters,because someone has a point of view about ashley etc,i’m working to an agenda?pray tell what does this agenda entail?stop wittering on,you f**kin’ mug.


  7. Deb – boring to be honest at the minute as I’m still training. Once that’s done I’m sure it will improve. I’ve Sat through and had to give so many inductions, h and s training etc etc that it all becomes boring lol


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