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Joey Barton News ‘Me to 5under1and…I Don’t Think So’

10 years ago

Never one to stay out of the headlines for long, the latest Joey Barton news sees him playing to the (black & white) crowd once again.

Reacting to speculation that the Mackems might be after him in January, the ex-Newcastle midfielder had this to say;

‘Me to 5under1and? Somehow I just don’t think so.’

‘It wouldn’t be right. Now sure were the rumour came from. But as usually its nonsense.’

‘I value the time I spent at NUFC. I value the relationship I have with the toon army to this day. I could never play for the Mackems.’

The time Barton spent at St.James’ Park was ‘interesting’ to say the least but despite all of the own goals he scored with his behaviour off the pitch, he struck up a decent rapport with many fans.

Two big memories for me are him not backing down when the mackems were peltinghim with coins as he warmed up during a derby match and the key role he played in that mental 4-4 draw with Arsenal at St.James’ Park.

It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Queens Park Rangers try to shift Barton in January due to the financial meltdown they are experiencing.

However, the chances of him moving to 5under1and are probably way beyond those of a certain Michael Ashley ever employing him again.


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