Joey Barton Debacle Adds to Newcastle United's Nightmare Summer

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Joey Barton Debacle Adds to Newcastle United's Nightmare Summer
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Having lost Chris Hughton and Andy Carroll last season Newcastle fans entered the transfer window with some semblance of optimism.

Manager Alan Pardew had promised to get his key players (Barton, Nolan & Enrique) signed onto new contracts and had been told he would have all of the £35million from the sale of Andy Carroll with which to bolster the squad.

While some decent signings have been made with the likes Ba, Cabaye and Marveaux joining the club early in the transfer window, the mood on Tyneside has been repeatedly rocked by bad decisions, bad PR, bad fortune, bad behavior and betrayal.

View the slideshow to see what's gone wrong and what's next for NUFC.

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