Ketsbaia Posted July 19, 2009 Share Posted July 19, 2009 http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/114911/Fed-up-five-break-Toon-Irish-curfew FIVE Newcastle United stars broke a boot camp curfew in Dublin as frustration grows on Tyneside. Joey Barton, Damien Duff, Alan Smith, Nicky Butt and Habib Beye all sneaked out from the team hotel during the recent pre-season training trip to the Irish capital. They visited the Temple Bar area of the city after 10pm one night, despite caretaker boss Chris Hughtons ruling that the players must remain at their luxurious Carton House hotel in Co. Kildare. There is no suggestion that the players some of whom are tee-total went drinking but they were determined to enjoy some time away from the rigid training schedule. Many of the players have grown disillusioned because of the delays in selling the club and appointing Alan Shearer as manager. Butt is the latest to condemn the chaos and he warned of a mass exodus unless the club is sold soon. The former England midfielder follows Kevin Nolan, Steve Harper and Beye, who is wanted by Portsmouth, in going public over the growing discontent in the camp. And Butt, 34, insists time is running out for owner Mike Ashley to resolve the turmoil. The former Manchester United ace rapped: Weve got to get a manager on board we dont even know who to speak to any more. Alan Shearer is the favourite with a lot of the people trying to buy the club at least thats what we hear but until something happens we dont know who is in charge. The players are completely fed up and when that happens some will try to go somewhere more stable. Of the takeover talk, he added: Its so frustrating a deal is always happening in a weeks time but this has been going on since last season. Its like a scratched record going over and over. Its getting on everyones nerves. It is understood that Hughton did not punish the curfew-breakers because he knows many of the players are at breaking point and ready to hand in transfer requests. Can't find anywhere else to post this, but I'm not sure how to feel about Hughton being wussy with discipline. Its a hark back to the Kinnear days. Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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