Pardew re Barton: “There was a lot of history between Joey and the board”

Posted on May 27th, 2011 | 40 Comments |

Joey Barton had histrory with the Newcastle United board.
History with Ashley or Owl Heed?
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew intimates that Joey Barton’s ‘history’ with Ashley and co might be why he has not been offered a new contract.

Alan Pardew has been talking to the press (again!) and apparently he knew Joey Barton’s contract was always going to be a problem and hints at why that might be. Pardew said:

I spoke to Joey on the last day [of the season] and I think we were both resigned that this contract was going to be a problem.

Both of us are thinking next year we will be together and we will go on from there.

Unless it changes over the summer and there’s a bid in that the board, myself and Joey feel works for Joey, I think he will be here for the start of the season. The thing about contracts is, times change.

I’m not upset about it. I was more upset when we thought we had agreed and there was a change of heart. I knew it would be a problem to come back from that.

There was a lot of history between Joey and the board before I arrived. I just wanted to be honest with Joey and match him with clarity. That’s what I have done.

Reading between the lines it could be that the “there was a lot of history between Joey and the board before I arrived” statement points to some sort of falling out between Barton and Ashley (and/or Llambias). It could of course just be one of the red fishy things, so make your own mind up what you read into it.

Pardew continues:

I’ve been open and up front with him – I made him the captain [in Kevin Nolan’s absence].

We decided the best way was probably to wait for the season to end. Joey pulled all the way through and he will pull next year, even if he’s in his last year; I know he will.

I’m not sure whether this means Barton was offered no contract at all or whether some attempt was made to sign him up for 2 years. It’s often hard to separate fact from fiction when reading press reports and we can only draw conclusions from what is directly quoted by players, managers, agents and owners.

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40 Responses

  1. Its good to see ashley is willing to let the best players in the team go, and bring in player who are not premiership proven as replacement, the club will struggle if we dont keep are storng players

  2. could just prepare to roll over and die with the current happenings with newcastle(if i havent done so on many of a occasion)with all the news of top players leaving gets to a point of being just plain observe,but as ever will stick through thick and thin with them at some point the fat man has to leave!

  3. What happened to pardew wanting joey to stay????

    Surely the manager tells the board and the chairmen who we wants to keep????

    Pardew; i was willing to give you a chance; i hoped for more from you; but your a f*****g puppet!!!! Theres a good boy now; runa long and do what sugar daddy tells you….

    Sorry for the strong language but i’m so upset at this news. What was all that crap about keeping ahold of our better players. Joey and jose to leave? F*****g rubbish… great way to start the summer :-(

  4. What happened to pardew wanting joey to stay????

    Surely the manager tells the board and the chairmen who we wants to keep????

    Pardew; i was willing to give you a chance; i hoped for more from you; but your a f@#king puppet!!!! Theres a good boy now; runa long and do what sugar daddy tells you….

    Sorry for the strong language but i’m so upset at this news. What was all that crap about keeping ahold of our better players. Joey and jose to leave? F@#king rubbish… great way to start the summer

  5. Apologies for my previous thread including the full details of my language. I’m just so sick of getting my hopes up for the “regime” to kick me in the teeth again. Just sell up and leave….the sooner the better

  6. What a joke our manager is proper yes man saying he knew theres was going to be prob with joeys contract. Is that why hes been saying for months he wanted jose and barton given new contracts or how about the saying andy carrol is going nowere.Hes that desparete to keep his job just takes all the crap and carrys on when a proper manager would give cashley his ball back and tell the fat boy to waddle on home.

  7. “at some point the fat man has to leave!”

    Yes but only after he’s finacially raped the club for his alleged £110m (and counting) loan.

    Then, and only then, will he sell up as he cant stand the idea of the Geordies getting one over on him.

    Prepare for a very long haul people :(

  8. Has he took any of the money (£110m loan) back yet then andy?
    How much do we owe him now?

    Weren’t you already prepared for a ‘long haul’ like?

  9. The swear filter picks up expletives and holds the post on pending. If I notice them I often asterisk out a letter or two and resubmit them.

    Mr Jedi did that to his own post in this case and resubmitted it, so I didn’t need to.