Writer: Ross Molyneux
Date:Tuesday July 17 2007
In a frenzy of interviews with club staff and players yesterday, one good chat came when the press interviewed supposed loon Joey Barton. The kid came across as honest and heartfelt, admitting he`d done wrong and that he was eager to use his new club as a new start. Speaking out Joey said:
"Every time you move club, it is a new start, new horizons. When I had the opportunity to come here, that was one of the thoughts in my mind. People might say I come with a bit of baggage, but I have come to Newcastle, it is a fresh start and it's down to me to make the most of it. I have come here to win trophies. I didn't come here to pick up wage packets.
I think there have been certain players they have bought in previous years who have been mercenaries, or they have come and not shown the commitment that maybe they should. But hopefully, they have all gone now and this side here is a side that's hungry and wants success.As a squad of players, you cannot ask for any more, and that's what I want to be part of.
You have got to be a man about it. If you make a mistake, you have got to hold your hand up and say, 'I was wrong'. I have never shied away from the fact that I have made wrong decisions and done things I probably regret in hindsight. But the main thing is for me, I will always stand up and be counted.
When you look about at the players, most of them in there were here last year, and they finished one place above City - and City had a really bad season, so Newcastle must have had a disastrous season. It's baffling, really, but with one or two new additions - the manager is probably going to keep adding to his squad over the coming weeks before the season starts - then we have have a great squad here. If it does not achieve, it will baffle me again because there are some very good players within the squad.'
Join Vital Newcastle United
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Newcastle.
Date:Tuesday July 17 2007
Pardew Holds Hands Up (Thursday March 6 2014)
VIDEO: Pardew Faces Lengthy Ban (Wednesday March 5 2014)
New Date For Everton Game (Tuesday March 4 2014)
Pardew Incident 'Non-Standard' (Monday March 3 2014)
PardewGate Fall Out (Monday March 3 2014)
Stats: Hull City v Newcastle United (Monday March 3 2014)
Arsenal Game Moved For Sky (Monday March 3 2014)
Another Fine Mess Pardew (Saturday March 1 2014)
Pardew Apology Should Fall On Deaf Ears (Saturday March 1 2014)
Ronaldo Celebrates Sir Bobby's Charity Total (Thursday February 27 2014)
|2.||Kim Jong Un||97|
|7. Man Utd||27||13||6||8||12||45|
|10. West Ham||28||8||7||13||-4||31|
|11. Aston Villa||28||8||7||13||-7||31|
|Boateng And Kaikai Extend Crawley Loans
» Crystal Palace : 07/03/2014 11:15:00
|Two Young Blues Get A Sleepover With The FA Cup
» Man City : 07/03/2014 10:55:00
|We Must Not Let History Repeat Itself
» Man City : 07/03/2014 10:42:00
|Let Battle Commence!
» Spurs : 07/03/2014 10:25:00
|Wenger: Agger Not At Fault For Wilshere Injury
» Arsenal : 07/03/2014 10:11:00
|Gunnarsson - Tan's Become An 'Easy Target'
» Cardiff : 07/03/2014 10:08:00
|United in for Shaw!
» Man Utd : 07/03/2014 07:46:00