UK time is: 06:49:15
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Barton Is Not A Superhuman Robot

Joey Barton has confirmed that he isn't from Mars and insists 'I'm a human being.'

The Newcastle midfielder has pleaded not guilty to an assault charge this week, wants to put the problems behind him and concentrate on the Magpies.

In an interview with BBC Radio Five Live he said:

'People want to keep beating me with a stick that I'm a bad boy. I'm not a bad boy. People who know me, whose opinions I respect, know what kind of person I am. I'm a human being and I've made mistakes - stupid mistakes and a few of them. I've also stood up and said I was wrong and what can I do to put it right.'

He added, 'I've never shunned away from the fact that I've been in trouble. I'll make bad decisions and good decisions just like anyone else - I'm not some superhuman robot just because I play football. My life is lived out in the public forum and people only get to see the side of me that makes mistakes and they don't see the real me. I'm a human being. I've made a lot of mistakes but I'm learning from them. I've been trying to lead a good life and be a good person.'

Lets hope he is good to his word, he gets his fitness and head totally sorted and focused on Newcastle, if he does that we've got a mighty fine player.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 10 2007

Time: 3:26PM

Your Comments

Problem is most human beings don't go around giving their team mates a good kicking!
dazza71
where u been ross?! holiday im presuming.. mighty fine player when he wants to be.
Toon4LiFe
I think Big Sam will tame him and bring the best out of him (Possible England Call up if he gets with it)
davidmillzy
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

NUFC v Swansea Match Thread (Saturday April 19 2014)

Possible NUFC Line Up v Swansea (Saturday April 19 2014)

Systematic (Thursday April 17 2014)

Pardew Defence League (Thursday April 17 2014)

The NUFC Gospel According To Tyler (Wednesday April 16 2014)

From Fortress To F*ck This (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Sacking form? Pardew v Press (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Who Could We Get? Gimme A Name! (Monday April 14 2014)

Stoke v NUFC Line Ups (Saturday April 12 2014)

Archived Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. officemonkey 268
2. Toon_NoMatterWot 267
3. Rexn 207
4. BLACKBOB 201
5. Platinii 132
6. ukrocks0007 116
7. nufc_carl88 112
8. OldLeazes 103
9. Bruce68 96
10. vin1892 87

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Spurs 35 19 6 10 2 63
7. Man Utd 33 17 6 10 18 57
8. Southampton 35 13 10 12 5 49
9. Newcastle 35 14 4 17 -15 46
10. Stoke 35 11 11 13 -10 44
11. Crystal Palace 35 13 4 18 -13 43
12. West Ham 35 10 7 18 -10 37

Breaking League News

Monk's Reaction After Vital Newcastle Win
Swansea : 19/04/2014 22:00:00
Pardew: We Should Have Won Against Swansea
Swansea : 19/04/2014 21:56:00
Mel - A Good Week Of Training
WBA : 19/04/2014 21:24:00
Finishing Annoys Pochettino
Southampton : 19/04/2014 21:05:00
Duo In PFA Nominations
Southampton : 19/04/2014 20:53:00
Pulis - We Don't Get The Credit We Deserve
Crystal Palace : 19/04/2014 20:34:00
Ole - Soft Penalty Galvanised Us
Cardiff : 19/04/2014 20:12:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are we stronger than when we finished 5th?
Suggested By:  TNMW
Yes, there's absolutely no doubt we are 21%
Divvent be stupid man, what planet yee from? 79%