Joey Barton says promotion has been gained because when games have called for players to stand up and be counted . Toon players have formed a queue! Joey Barton: “Nobody has gone big-time here as if the league has been won at any stage. “When we’ve needed real men we’ve had it. “When we’ve had to rise to the occasion we have done and that’s what we have to do in the remaining fixtures. “We have a target on our backs because we are Newcastle United. “We are the so-called big club in the league. But we are still sitting top of the league and the thing that pleases me is the attitude of the camp."