Barton Asks For Toon Army Backing

Last updated : 16 June 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor
The Geordies ask for honesty and 100% effort, and Barton is sure he can deliver.
Joey Barton: "Newcastle is a club steeped in history. There have been so many great players down the years, names like Jackie Milburn and Alan Shearer. And I know that Newcastle United supporters live and breathe their football.

"I hope they take to me in the same way as the fans at Manchester City did.
"I know a few of the Newcastle lads after playing against them in the Premiership and from being in the England squad, and I am already looking forward to lining up alongside them next season.

"I am delighted to be joining Newcastle United because if anything there is a big five in this country and Newcastle United are one of them.

"If success is achieved at St James' Park then the sky is the limit and everything is in place for this club to take off and join the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool."