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Joey Barton has made it crystal clear that he wants to stay on Tyneside and that can only be a good thing for Newcastle United and the members of the Toon Army who appear to adore him.
It was pretty obvious how much United missed him when he was in the sin bin last month and if he can stay fit there is no reason why the Magpies can seal a bit more than just survival.
The Scouser was obviously deeply upset to see Chris Hughton leave as manager and his post-game "The King is dead, long live the King" line underlined his feelings for the Londoner who won over the Geordie nation.
The more Joey Barton goes on putting in quality performances in a black and white shirt and gaining England recognition, the more it will upset the knockers of the Scouser and the haters of Newcastle United.
For the thinking fan, Barton has done more than just put in a string of quality performances so far this season.
He's also kept his head under intense provocation which would lead to weaker human beings breaking down in tears.
We know fine well Barton has not been an angel in the past, but how long do some people want to hit him over the head with the bad boy stick?
So there you have it - Joey Barton steps one centimetre out of line and he's got the world on his back again and of course the ultimate court of justice aka Twitter on his case.
Make no mistake Barton was WRONG to throw a punch at Morten Gamst Pedersen but come off it, surely you've seen worse than that in football?
Or even in the street.
Had David Beckham been serving up the delicious balls into the box that Joey Barton has in recent times - TV pundits across the globe would all have been foaming at the mouth.
Barton has been causing havoc in the last third of opposing penalty areas during a period he admitted was the "best of his career" thus far.
His calculated cross from near the halfway line against Arsenal - which left Ã Âukasz FabiaÃ Âski looking like somebody trying to catch a dropped tenner on a windy day in Whitley Bay - had been in Barton's head for sometime.
You have to laugh at Mick McCarthy's attitude after United's game with Wolves and the treatment dished out on Joey Barton.
The rules of the world game are designed to be applied in each game as it comes but in the eyes of McCarthy, there appears to be a roll-over system in place.
Joey Barton complained to McCarthy when walking of the field at Molineux that the home side's tactics were over the top on the day.
McCarthy's response was "You're no shrinking violet yourself son."