Is Joey about to snub QPR to stay at Newcastle?

Will this man come back to haunt us?

Will he stay or will he go?
One thing that has struck me over these last few days is the look of Joey Barton. I’m not on about his hair or anything like that. Instead I mean his body language, his expressions. That kind of thing.

He’s not looked like a happy bunny to be fair and whilst he may have travelled to London to complete a medical and some formalities ahead of a proposed move to Queens Park Rangers he actually looks as though he doesn’t want to go. It’s merely the impression that I got from seeing him on Sky Sports News and so on, although having read his subsequent tweets about “needing thinking time” I’d say that he is hardly jumping with joy about a move to Loftus Road.

I’d still like him to stay. I think a lot of people would like him to stay, including Alan Pardew. This is what he said after the match against Scunthorpe United last night:

“I don’t really know what I can add to what Joey has been saying. I think he trusts me as a manager and I think he trusts the staff here. He has a bond with the players and he knows he can come back here and we will take care of him. But by the same token he has an offer to go elsewhere that is obviously making him think.”

So the door is still open for Barton to turn down QPR and remain a Newcastle player. You never know, perhaps a new contract could be offered to him throughout the season providing he gets his head down and gets on with playing the game.

On the other hand however I would completely understand it if Barton does end up accepting the contract on offer from QPR. The fact is that he might get a contract offer from Newcastle whereas he is guaranteed one at QPR. Isn’t continuous employment what we all try and do?

It depends on whether or not Barton wants to gamble with his future by sticking with us knowing full well that it may not be beyond the end of this season, although it’s also worth pondering the fact that if he turns down QPR now and stays with us he may well alert another club who might make a move in the summer.

It’s up to the player I guess, which is quite obviously why he wants “thinking time”. Will he stay or will he go?

Put simply I just don’t know as, in my mind, there is a chance of either scenario happening.

93 thoughts on “Is Joey about to snub QPR to stay at Newcastle?

  1. Ah . That might be my faux pas. I’ve got 2 emails as you know and bobs is on the other.



  2. You know I’ve just got this hugely flashy laptop and it’s fast as fook. It still can’t help me wrote an article quickly though. Too much going on. Must get on 😆


  3. I’m making myself scarce before Toonsy zaps me. 😆

    I find I’m entertaining in short bursts but prolonged blogging seems to go against me. 😆

    I’m going to start anaerobic blogging! 😆


  4. Troy Stavers
    August 26, 2011 at 12:26

    “Ah . That might be my faux pas. I’ve got 2 emails as you know and bobs is on the other.”

    I’m willing to bet that both inboxes are full of sexy e-mails from each other aswell 😕


  5. Just reading through some of the abuse and insults aimed at Troy for expressing his opinion 😯

    I have a lot of respect for Troy not biting back to some of it.


  6. Moreno
    I agree, Troy takes a lot of abuse… But its only because of the ignorant manner in which he portrays his opinion.
    In fact, his opinion is usually spot on… doesn’t change the fact that he’s a ….£%£(….£%£)%%//…..35()%)(%er.

    (*The last sentence has been heavily edited by JJ’s defense attorneys, siting any sensitive reading my the person to which it was aimed and any others which may or may not have been offended in reading it).


  7. @Moreno

    I thankyou.

    Take note of the owners foul mouthed rant. 😕

    But, as you say, I don’t take anything personally and I wish others would take a leaf out of my book. 😉


  8. JJ,

    Makes me laugh really, as if Troy started calling people ‘Tossers’ ‘Cocks’ or Faceless Troll or whatever it was, there would be outrage from some bloggers. Toonsy’s e-mails would probably go into overdrive!


  9. Haha, didn’t realise that one of the comments was Toonsy’s

    I am sure he will send himself an e-mail of complaint….you could give him a tip on how to create an alter-ego? 😆


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