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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 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 3 2007

Time: 1:23PM

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that cheeky git! ok last season city were in a bad rut but he made the slightest effort towards saftey
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03/10/2007 14:06:00

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
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03/10/2007 14:16:00

I look foward to seeing this guys career go bang in spectacular fashion.
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03/10/2007 14:32:00

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
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03/10/2007 17:05:00

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
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03/10/2007 17:18:00

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
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03/10/2007 18:17:00

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
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03/10/2007 18:29:00

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
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03/10/2007 18:41:00

Over rated loose cannon. In Johnson we have the real deal. btw: barney daniels - thats a name from the past?
Craig Cain
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03/10/2007 18:46:00

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...
Johnny Baguette
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03/10/2007 19:07:00

I see no comparison between Barton and Johnson, Because Pierce did not play Barton in his origin place , The comparison should be between him and Hamann or Dabo .
city 81
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03/10/2007 19:49:00

Been talk in some quarters of us needing someone with a bit more bite around the team. I see Steve "SWP" Sidwell is warming the Chelski bench in style this season. Anyone for a January move for him? He's not a half bad player. Yet another victim of the Chelski "system."
Johnny Baguette
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03/10/2007 21:05:00

I think the only thing Joey Barton suffers from is a bad memory. If he recalls the time last season when he was serving a three match we WON 2 AND DREW 1 that was what saved us from going down. I'll bet he is glad he moved on as he wouldn't even get in the team now.
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03/10/2007 22:12:00

CC, Those Barney Daniels stats...Salford born, started with the rags and made no appearances. Moved to Ashton United before signing for MCFC: 1973-1975, 11 appearances, 2 goals. Prolific at Ashton, once put my Gran's upstairs window through alledgedly!
Johnny Baguette
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04/10/2007 04:48:00

JB, now thats how to take a free kick. City 81 Barton was not our defensive midfielder, thats why I compared him to Jihnson, they both play similar roles in the team, only Johnson does it better than Barton at the same age, which means Johnson will get better and barton wont improve because he thinks he knows it all, and people like that you can't teach them anything they just don't listen.
Buzz Lightyear
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04/10/2007 08:30:00

JB:In nostaligic freefall there (O Levels and ties with large knots, you get the picture) BD best remembered in these parts for his time at County I guess, they had a great couple of seasons with Barney leading the line. Did County on a Friday night and City on a Saturday back then. Always remember Steve Massey hanging around Stockport precinct of an afternoon - we'd take the pish and leg it...
Craig Cain
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04/10/2007 09:46:00

Time you owned up to that window in BD
Craig Cain
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04/10/2007 09:48:00

LOL'CC! "O Levels and ties with large knots" - the perfect scene setter!!
Johnny Baguette
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04/10/2007 12:22:00

VITAL NEWSFLASH: Instant Karma's Gonna Get You: BBC: "Footballer Joey Barton has been ordered to stand trial accused of assaulting a former team-mate." - Priceless!
Johnny Baguette
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04/10/2007 12:25:00

City can't claim to saving Joey Barton from going down. He did this one all on his own. 6 months?
Buzz Lightyear
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04/10/2007 17:17:00

The word is he will go down, Buzz. Just a question of for how long. shedloads of witnesses including watching families. Wonder if he will put in a tranny request on Tyneside befor the decade is out?
Johnny Baguette
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04/10/2007 17:54:00

Top Rumour: The mighty Viz comic is to introduce a new character next issue: "Biffa Barton..."
Johnny Baguette
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04/10/2007 19:02:00

JB brilliant
Buzz Lightyear
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05/10/2007 09:02:00

he is such a sham thou seriously, y wud ya even bother to say something its just going to get him in trouble as usual. I have to admit thats one thing i dnt miss about him is the way he made us look bad cos of him being in the press all the time
dunne deal
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05/10/2007 11:11:00

Agreed, dd. He knew waht he was doing this week. Mentioning the rags in the same sentence as us got the reaction he wanted. It'll al end in tears and he knows it.
Johnny Baguette
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05/10/2007 14:10:00

i think he gets a joy out of it or something jb
dunne deal
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05/10/2007 14:49:00

Buzz Lightyear, Thank you for Valuable information, And in other way I remember when he expelled against Tottenham (FA) , The result was 0-3 ,After that we had score four goals and won in match .
city 81
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05/10/2007 19:05:00


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