Joey Barton has been transfer listed by Newcastle United in a move that is going to send shockwaves through the fanbase.
Quite how the management of our club have come to the conclusion that getting rid of last seasons Player of the Season is a good idea is beyond me although it does appear that relations between the player and the board have become untenable. However, making him available for free is great business. Not!
I understand that contract discussions had ceased and that Joey Barton was probably sailing close to the wind with his Twitter comments, but I also think it’s utterly the wrong thing for the club to do. Mind you, let’s be honest, the two dipshits upstairs have wanted rid of Barton for ages now and it would appear that they have finally got their wish.
I’m utterly pissed off with this move although I have said that you can’t go around slagging off your employer in public without any comeback. All the same I believe it’s a sledgehammer approach to a problem that could have been sorted out.
Best of luck Joey and thanks for last season. As for the two tossers in power at our club: GET OUT!
More to follow….