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Bitter Barton Reveals True Colours

Bitter Barton Reveals True Colours

Sir Joey Barton's latest time wasting 'The best there was, the best there ever will be' style BBC interview should finally see a silence from the City fans who still miss his endless stream of pisspoor dead balls, misplaced passes and relentless indiscipline in what was a very poor team.

Some Blues have said they would still like to see him back charging about for City. I'm not so sure now after his very public reaction to his new club's mauling at Eastlands.

The man who will inspire Newcastle United to Champions League greatness alongside his youth academy championing manager said:

'Were it not for myself, Micah Richards and Richard Dunne the club wouldn't have had Thaksin Shinawatra, the Premier League and Sven-Goran Eriksson.'

- Nothing to do with the likes of Pearce and Wigley's desperately naiive but honest efforts? Mpenza, Distin and Weaver's or indeed Wardle and Mackintosh's search for investment then, Joey?

- With the accent very much on 'They,' the Future England Captain went on:

'I think they could easily have gone down last season but for a couple of results.'

- Maintaining the two match theme he added:

'It is important they don't get too carried away with a couple of results,'
'Hopefully we'll get the kind of investment they got at Manchester City and get a similar result."

- Well Joey, in the history of crazy Premier League spending City have not splashed out as much as many teams have in previous explosive bursts. Mad Kev's cheque book frenzy springs to mind. Anyway, do you have an issue with a lack of investment at Newcastle?

- The Geordie Midfield General and Steven Gerrard Never Gonna Be then went for a hit right below the belt proclaiming his belief in Taggart and Manchester united forever....

'I think Newcastle can be as big as they want to be. No disrespect to City but in Manchester, Manchester United will always be top dog. As much as they want to believe it, it is not going to be.'

- Finally, the man who gave us that embarrassing 'talking the talk before walking the walk' corner flag knighting ceremony with the hapless Bernardo Corradi sent out a further message about all things big, bigger and biggest that will send shockwaves throughout the football world:
'The big thing about Newcastle is there is only Newcastle in Newcastle. Newcastle could be a big side and turn it from a big four into a big five.'
- Nonsense, of course. In conclusion, an interview which will have already unsettled Geordies cringeing at the calibre of this deluded player that their new manager has signed. The self importance and the goals he will score that he went on to droan on about elsewhere will endear him to nobody.

Joey Barton carries more baggage than a B747, Blues. Time to accept that we are well rid and Stuart Pearce, respect goes out to you for that.



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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Wednesday October 3 2007
Time: 1:23PM

Comments

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that cheeky git! ok last season city were in a bad rut but he made the slightest effort towards saftey
Backslash2010
03/10/2007 14:06:00
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It's yet another sad episode in the Barton Chronicles, Backslash2010. Like our club, many of us gave him unstinting support when perhaps we shouldn't have, right up until he went too far. City frequently looked after him when other clubs would have disowned him. Where is his dignified acknowledgement of that? I just cannot see Geordies being comfortable with his approach. What effect will he have upon their dressing room?
Johnny Baguette
03/10/2007 14:16:00
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I look foward to seeing this guys career go bang in spectacular fashion.
Pking
03/10/2007 14:32:00
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well have to admit he can waffle alot i will admit that he is a good player but seriously i think we will do alot better than newcastle this year with that defeat aginst them by us wat more can we ask for. The fans chanting about barton was even better
dunne deal
03/10/2007 17:05:00
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Joey Barton was our best player in many games, but I have to admit, we wee a very poor team and survived by the skin of our teeth, with those two back to back away wins. We only started to play well when Barton gave up taking all the free kicks and corners and to be honest he could not pass or head a ball, but had lots of energy and drive.JB I agree, he was also responsible for a split dressing room and in the end I was happy for him to go. He Barton wants to think that he is responsible for keeping City up, then let him. If you asked me if I would swap Johnson for him, no way.
Buzz Lightyear
03/10/2007 17:18:00
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thats very true BL i dnt think he ever scored a free kick for us. And johnson is just a class player very young and very good he is going to bring us places he riminds me of gerrard being honest
dunne deal
03/10/2007 18:17:00
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Barton is right that he was responsible for keeping us up for the last few seasons but he wasn't alone and often his selfishness cost City. He has some talent but couldn't do some basics like producing a decent free-kick or corner to the point where odds were less on Elvis Presley being alive than City scoring from such positions (okay, a slight exaggeration). The bottom line is he couldn't believe how good we looked on Saturday and he's jealous that he isn't part of that. I too am glad he's gone and he can say what he likes now because we can laugh at it rather than cringe. City have an amazingly bright future, let's hope it continues.
Barney Daniels
03/10/2007 18:29:00
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Well said, Barney! Now then, that wasn't the Elvis who alledgedly liked Cuban cigars at City squad Christmas parties you were referring to was it??!! We touched on another subject recently, but Barton's garbage distribution also often left a lot to be desired and that only added to the number of desperate offsides we amassed under SP.
Johnny Baguette
03/10/2007 18:41:00
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Over rated loose cannon. In Johnson we have the real deal. btw: barney daniels - thats a name from the past?
Craig Cain
03/10/2007 18:46:00
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Barney D, the barnstorming Ashton Hotshot! Great to have him on board! This one going out to Barton and McKay if you are after gauging reaction to your latest PR disaster. This is how it's done... http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=I7agX2Ln2e4&NR=1
Johnny Baguette
03/10/2007 19:07:00
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