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Joey Barton - Brat to Boss

Started on 26 August 2012 by Glenn T
Latest Reply on 10 September 2012 by Glenn T
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Breaking: Barton wants Newcastle return

Everton manager Joey Barton has declared he is 'very interested' in the Newcastle job, just days after the end of the Premier League where his Everton side finished 7th.

Newcastle finished 12th and as a result, Toon legend Alan Shearer was sacked and relieved of his duties as Newcastle manager, prompting many fans to protest against owner Mike Ashley's decision.

Everton went through a turbulent year after finishing an impressive 4th last season, with rumored reports of Barton being unhappy with the Everton chairman Bill Kenwright, as well as bust-ups between Barton and his players over the course of the season. The board at Everton are understood to be very unhappy that Barton has come out to the public and talk about the Newcastle job.
I knew things would come to this...

In a few days of drama, Joey Barton has resigned from his position at Everton after just two years in the job...

Breaking: Barton returns to Toon

Former Everton manager Joey Barton has returned to Newcastle, the club where he spent four years playing for.

Barton has signed a three-year contract with Newcastle, seeing him take a paycut from the 60k per week he earned at Everton, instead now earning 40k per week until June 2016.
Oooh loving the drama! Although i would love to see a Joey Barton take on this whole saga! Hopehis response would lead to more drama? Haha! Cheers mate!
Bill Kenwright was such a dick. He should have understood that Newcastle was a team I really loved as well as Manchester City. I could never say no if any of these clubs wanted me back. Now the board at Everton hates me and so do a few fans. I was also getting tired of the Everton boys being unhappy at how the club 'underachieved', as well as Bill's lack of support towards me and the club.

All this, was why I wanted to leave Everton. Not because I got bored of the job like some of the fans and media are saying. I declined to leave a comment to the newspapers and media because I knew they would twist it somehow. After all, I was Joey f**king Barton.

The Newcastle squad definitely needs some mass improving. Mike Ashley is a great guy to work with. Also, the Newcastle lads were gutted when Mike fired Alan, but they are delighted to see me back. However I won't let friendship get in the way of me achieving success at Newcastle. I wanted to get the Toon back to where they belonged - the big time. Europe. And to do that some of the players here had to leave.
Aaah now thats the Barton i know!!

Really good story, looking forward to the next bit!
I took my first press conference as Newcastle manager, telling the press that I was living the dream, and that I would be rebuilding and reshaping the club from top to bottom, basically the same things that I told them when I was first appointed as Toffees boss.

After the press conference I went down to meet my new squad in training and at the same time tell them who was in my plans and who wasn't.

In the Newcastle defense, I actually plan to clear out everyone except for club captain Fabricio Coloccini, Italian wonder Davide Santon, as well as... well, that was it. Yes, just Fabricio and Davide Santon, amongst the eight defenders we had at the club.

The Newcastle midfield are also just shit and now I am starting to understand how Alan 'underachieved' at Newcastle. The squad is rather short of quality. I am planning to move out every center midfielder at the club except Vurnon Anita maybe. On the wing, Hatem Ben Arfa and Jonas Gutierrez have enough quality for me and I just need to find a backup winger that can play on both flanks.

The striking department is good enough for me, really. Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse are both quality players and although Shola Ameobi is no class player he will be a solid backup player... for now.

Last but not least, the goalkeepers. We have Rob Elliot and Steve Harper to back up Tim Krul but I may be selling Elliot in favor of buying Jack Butland from Birmingham, a talented and young goalkeeper that I have been watching since I was at Everton, to back up Tim and hopefully be the first choice Newcastle keeper after him.

I have also got loanees like Haris Vuckic and Adam Campbell coming back soon.

Mike has said he is willing to hand out 20 million in transfer funds as well as player sales, to me to rebuild the Toon squad into one that can challenge for trophies.

Barton makes first signing as Hangeland joins Toon

Captain of Fulham and Norway Brede Hangeland has left Fulham to link up with Joey Barton and Newcastle, on a three-year contract.

Hangeland leaves Fulham after six years with the club for a reported fee of 4 million, with Newcastle beating Arsenal to the signature of the Norway international. Fulham fans are reportedly upset with manager Alan Pardew to letting the firm fan favourite leave Craven Cottage.

"I am delighted to be given the chance to work with Joey and handed the opportunity to play in the illustrious Newcastle jersey," said Hangeland on his arrival. "I have seen what Joey did with Everton for the past two years and I am very excited to be part of his project at Newcastle."

Hangeland will wear the No 4 shirt for Newcastle and earn about 45k per week in his three year contract at the Sports Direct Arena.
Steve Harper, Newcastle's long-serving goalkeeper has decided to retire from professional football with immediate effect.
Great job signing Hangeland, quality player!
I did a minor overhaul of the staff with my former colleagues at Everton, Phil Cannon, Paul Winsper and Alexandre Ceolin joining me as a coach, a fitness coach and a scout respectively. Last but not least, my loyal assistant manager at Everton Steve Round was re-signed by me to be my assistant manager at Newcastle.
Current squad needs improving mate, but love the story and how your keeping in character of Joey Barton. Try and sign Wilson Palacios and Hugo Rodallega, they would fit in well i think. Or also another quality stiker instead of Rodallega, Kevin Doyle, just suggestions :P Keep it up, love this story! :-X

Three in, nine out at Toon as Barton rebuilds

Joey Barton has shown his desire to completely revamp the Newcastle squad, with already nine players going out the Newcastle door. Steven Taylor, Ryan Taylor as well as Dan Gosling finalized moves to Nottingham Forest for a total fee of around 7 million. Spanish forward Xisco left on a free transfer while Rob Elliot moved to Blackpool for the mere fee of 725k. Mehdi Abeid left for Livorno, Ianis Zicu to Atlanta, Haris Vuckic to Birmingham, as well as Sammy Ameobi to Leeds, the latter transfer on loan.

Meanwhile, three more signings are confirmed following the arrival of Fulham's Brede Hangeland.

Promising English keeper Jack Butland has arrived from Birmingham for 3 million plus Haris Vuckic, and it remains to be seen whether the youngster, first-choice keeper for Birmingham last season, will be able to oust Tim Krul. The U21 England international has 16 U21 caps to his name so far and will wear the No 1 shirt.

Barton's second signing is one that will be familiar. Apostolos Vellios arrives from Everton for a 6 million fee and will take the No 16 shirt. Having known each other from their time at Everton, Vellios holds Barton in high regard and Barton thinks that the Greek will be an integral part of Newcastle's future.

The third signing is also one that is familiar, with Felipe Anderson, who joined Everton on a six-month loan deal in January, will now join Barton again at Newcastle for a loan fee of 1 million with a 5 million option to buy, and will wear the No 21 shirt - the same number he wore at Everton.

"Expect more signings," was all Barton said when quizzed of any further foraying into the summer transfer window.

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