Newcastle midfielder Barton ends his spat with former boss Shearer

09 October 2009 11:20
Joey Barton says he has reconciled with former manager Alan Shearer after the pair were involved in an ugly dressing room bust-up last season.[LNB]Barton, 27, criticised then Newcastle boss Shearer and assistant Iain Dowie after his sending off against Liverpool last season and Shearer suspended the midfielder from the club for the final three games.[LNB]Barton, currently out for two months following foot surgery, later met up with Shearer at a racecourse and they agreed to put the past behind them. [LNB]Barton said: 'With grown men in competitive sport there is going to be a clash of personalities.[LNB]'Emotions were running high and Alan was disappointed; no-one was more disappointed than I was that I had taken myself out of the equation by getting sent off stupidly.[LNB] Moving on: Joey Barton insists he has put his differences with Alan Shearer aside[LNB]'Things went on in the dressing room and it's well documented certain things were said. We've both seen each other since and we've both been very civil about it.[LNB] 'I'm fine with it, I've got a lot of respect for Alan. I was never going to get in a war of words with him, I have too much respect for him.[LNB] In with a shout: Shearer is primed for a return to the Newcastle hot-seat if local businessman Barry Moat completes his takeover of the Championship club[LNB]  'We had a disagreement but we are both grown men and you get on with it.'[LNB]Shearer could yet return as Newcastle manager if Barry Moat is successful in his bid to buy the club.[LNB]  Ukraine v England live! Sign up to watch the match with MailOnlineAshley edging closer to Newcastle sale as South African holds bid talksChris Hughton won't let takeover talk disrupt Newcastle's promotion push [LNB]  

Source: Daily_Mail