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Joey Barton: “They have decided I am persona non grata”.

August 1st, 2011 | 80 Comments |

Joey Barton and Kevin Nolan.
Joey Barton and Kevin Nolan in happier times.
In his latest Tweets, Newcastle United has given his latest ‘insights’ on his dramatic transfer listing by the club, which I covered in a previous ‘blog. After announcing that he would be making an announcement about his future at the club at 4PM today, he was fashionably late, but eventually tweeted:

“Somewhere in those high echelons of NUFC, they have decided, I am persona non grata.”

“I am on a free but the honour of wearing those B+W stripes, surpasses that”

“One day the board might realise, what the shirt signifies. HONOUR and PRIDE. Thanks for your continued support……….. ”

Earlier today, the club announced on their official website that Barton had been transfer listed and that they had advised the player that he could leave the club on a free transfer. This has been motted for some time since the club had refused to offer Barton an extension on his latest contract, and his agent, Willie McKay announced that: (more…)