Anorak News | Do The Time: More Countdown Auditions, With Joey Barton

Do The Time: More Countdown Auditions, With Joey Barton

by | 29th, July 2008

MORE auditions for Carol Vorderman’s former job as the nation’s favourite brain box, featuring Joey Barton…

STEVE WILSON (Telegraph)

Barton was bought from Manchester City just a year ago for £5 million and is on wages that amount to around £70,000 a week.

ROB STEWART (Telegraph)

Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton will refuse to accept a cut in his £55,000-per-week basic wages when he meets the club’s hierarchy for crucial talks on Tyneside following his release from prison.


Three in five want the £60,000- a-week former England player sacked, a poll has shown. The row has seen some refuse to renew season tickets.


Barton, who was not expected to leave jail till next month, refused to comment as he walked free and jumped into a £60,000 Range Rover – guarded by two minders. [What is it about 60,000?]

EDITORIAL (Daily Mail)

Released from Strangeways after less than half his six-month sentence for a vicious assault, serial thug Joey Barton walks straight back to his £71,000-a-week Premiership job at Newcastle United.

LOUISE TAYLOR (The Guardian)

Joey Barton will return to Newcastle United this week with a “final warning” ringing in his ears but, instead of a previously threatened “significant” pay cut, he is likely to retain his £65,000 a week.

MICHAEL WALKER (The Indepedent)

Barton joined Newcastle from Manchester City for £5.8m last July, when Sam Allardyce had been installed as Newcastle manager, and is reported to be on a salary of £3m per annum.

Do the math…

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