Alan Pardew suggested that fans need to “settle down” after Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Swansea City.
Barton "Ashley says 'stuff the fans!'"
Joey Barton: “All Mike’s concerned about is the Premier League money.
“So if that is jeopardised then Pardew will go.
“From the information I have, he (Pardew) has a say in who they sign but then it is filtered down massively.
“I don’t think he willl sack Pardew as he is the kind of owner who’s like ‘I’ll show you’.
“I think he does stuff just to annoy them.
“The Newcastle fans are frustrated, rightly so.
“He’s just the custodian at the minute and they feel alienated by their own football club.
“The fans are in rebellion – they can’t get Ashley out until a buyer comes along, so the only person they can vent the frustration at is Alan Pardew.
“I feel he is suffering and the results are making him suffer.”