Joey Barton has a ‘bit’ of history with Sunderland fans and enjoyed sticking the knife in on Tuesday night.

The QPR midfielder and Captain led his team to a comfortable 2-0 win at the Stadium of Light and the natives weren’t happy.

Their mood wouldn’t have improved after the final whistle either, when Joey Barton used his Twitter account to enjoy the moment;

 “Always nice to win. Especially when it’s against 5under1and…”

“Tremendous team performance. Whole squad effort. Thanks to fans who made the long journey North on a weekday. Plenty of hard work ahead.”

The win was especially sweet for Rangers and their travelling fans, considering that beforehand they had played eleven matches and picked up eleven defeats!

The Twitter ‘banter’ has been a two way thing with 5under1and fans regularly giving the former Newcastle midfielder stick.

The love/hate relationship began when Barton was at United of course and at its height saw disgraceful behaviour from the Wearside fans at a derby match, as substitute Joey Barton warmed up at the side of the pitch he had both abuse and coins thrown his way.

Last night’s result has dragged 5under1and to within two points of the drop and given QPR a potential lifeline, maybe not suffering too much from our old mate ‘Arry’s departure.


  • DownUnderMag

    I’ll feel a lot better about “sticking the knife in” once we finally manage another derby victory….right now we don’t have much to crow about other than a 5-1 that seems aeons ago.  Let’s hope Carver at least gets the passion across to the players come 4th of April!

  • Demented_Man

    That remark Joey made about Sunderland being like the town of Deliverance was absolute class.
    Can’t wait for Total Sport tonight. There are few things in life more emotionally satisfying than an enraged Mackem.

  • jimblag

    Legend. He knows how to keep in with the toon army.

  • No Brainer

    Demented_Man There truly isn’t work has been fantastic today the inbreds are hopping around ellis has chopped their donger off.

    Here’s some quotes
    “Johnson he’s a stinking smoggy and hates sunderland” (wasn’t he a nufc fan as a kid?)
    “Johnson drinks to bottles of red wine a night yer kner” 
    “the two coppers who sit behind me said they were working in Middlesbrough last night and had to put him in a taxi at 3:45 nee wonder he played sh**e” (i don’t know who him is)
    “pantillimon was jumping aboot like he had his lasses panties on”
    Connor wickham needs to have his head shaved cos he’s to scared to get it messed up the way it is, now.”

    They are that fuming they might as well be a derby win

  • Willvenus1

    It’s only the points they’ve get off us that keeps them in the Premier League each season

  • GToon

    Well done Joey!! Wish you still played for us. The shirt with his name on is one my kids will always keep.

  • Jarra MIck

    Will I was thinking the same, they’ll beat us and stay up by 3 points.

  • AlanHedley

    Lol if ever