Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Big Sam on Joey B

Big Sam on Joey B

With the likes of Beye and Faye coming back into contention for the first team, Big Sam has had his options further bolstered in midfield by the return to fitness of Joey Barton. With the feisty Scouser having broken his metatarsal in pre-season it`s good to know he`s back in business. However Sam has told him in no uncertain terms that the battle for a place is going to be a tough one:

'Joey Barton is back in training on his own at the moment. The specialist has given him the all-clear to start a little bit of running. I would say it is probably between three and four weeks. The extent of the break meant that is wasn't going to be the normal six weeks.

It appears to be a little bit longer than that. I would have hoped not. I'd be hopeful the present form of the players who are fit would mean that he might be fit to be unselected! That would be a nice scenario for me . . . to get him back fit again and then to say: 'Sorry Joey, can't put you in because these lads are doing that well. Glad to have you back, but you have to take your chance when it comes around'.'

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Ross Molyneux
Date:Monday September 17 2007
Time: 9:15AM

Comments

0
I don't like Barton, you should have done more to keep Scott who in my eyes is ten times the player Barton is.
Dicksy
18/09/2007 14:59:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Benitez Remains At Newcastle

Today's earlier speculation came to pass as Newcastle called a press conference for 7pm to announce that Rafa Benitez would stay at the club following Premier League relegation.

Benitez Back At St James' - Announcement Soon?

With Rafa Benitez being spotted at St James' Park earlier today, it's got confident tongues wagging of confirmation of his stay despite relegation this season.

Thauvin To Return To NUFC

It may be the 2017/18 season before we see him get his chance here.

Newcastle - FL Dates 2016/17 (23/5/16)

The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

Ken Waugh
no email
Profile
TNMW
Editor email
Profile
Ian Smith
no email
Profile
Rexn
no email
Profile
BowburnMag
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Spurs MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Darlow8%
Janmaat0%
Taylor1%
Mbemba2%
Dummett0%
Tiote1%
Colback0%
Wijnaldum5%
Sissoko45%
Townsend33%
Mitrovic1%
Sub - Shelvey1%
Sub - Aarons1%
Sub - Sterry2%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot231
2.billybobcat136
3.officemonkey82
4.vin189259
5.Mcnamee6743
6.Finn_the_Dog34
7.PieMag31
8.keggy_keagal28
9.The Owl28
10.Bruce6819