ty's big revival is down to meJoey Barton has claimed the credit for Manchester Citys revival under Sven Goran Eriksson because he helped save them fro旺角彩皇兔费资料大全 m the drop last season. Since the England midfielder was sold to Newcastle in the summe
r, the Eastlands club has been revolutionised by Thaksin Shinawatras millions and s
it third in the Premier League. But Barton, who made his fir
st Newcastle appearance in the reserves against his old side on Tuesday night, insist
ed his displ
ays had made the new investment possible.
Barton, who will toda
y appear in court charged with assaulting
former City team-mate Ousmane Dabo, said: I hope they appreciate the job I did. Were it not for myself, Micah
Richards and Richard Dunne they w
ouldnt have had Thaksin Shinawatra, the Premier League and Sven Gor
an Eriksson. They
could easily have gone down. Barton played his first 45 minutes since breaking a metatarsal but says hi
s debut will have t
o wait until facing
Tottenham on October 22.