Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Barton's Newcastle career seems to be over



Magpies have suspended the "bad boy" Joey Barton until further notice.

Joey Barton made his comeback on Sunday against Liverpool but all went horribly wrong for Alan Shearer's side and for the player himself when he saw red after a reckless challenge on Xavi Alonso which resulted in the Spaniard being taken out on a stretcher.

The red card and a 3 match ban means Barton's season is over.

Newcastle's website read :
Newcastle United can confirm that Joey Barton has been suspended from the club until further notice.

"The club will be making no further comment on the matter at this time."


It is also reported that the suspension of the player has nothing to do with the challenge but with the bust up in the dressing room with manager,Alan Shearer.

Shearer who had earlier in the week claimed Joey could be the player they need to salvage points for them at a very crucial juncture in the season where Newcastle are desperate to get three points to avoid the drop.

Shearer has also vowed to fine Barton two weeks of wages around 120,000 pounds.

Newcastle's remaining games are against Middlesbrough,Fulham and Aston Villa.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Non-League Football said...

He's had far too many chances, and just keeps proving his absolute inability to change.

Newcastle United is probably going to get relegated to the Championship, and Joey Barton's ego's no doubt far too big for him to want to play in the Championship (not that I think Newcastle would want him to stay anyway).

Get Joey Barton out of the game. His wreckless challenges and dangerous lunges just don't belong in the sport.

May 5, 2009 at 11:34 PM  
Blogger Tanuj Lakhina said...

I agree.He had chances with Manchester City and due to his disciplinary record he let that go.Then Newcastle and his criminal record continued,along with injuries.Would any club be interested in taking him because am certain Newcastle would want him to go away. The wages he gets are apathetic too,120,000 pounds a week for an idiot!

May 5, 2009 at 11:38 PM  

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