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Will Scott of The Northern Echo praised Joey Barton for keeping his cool in a match where Titus Bramble was sent off for a malicious tackle despite being harassed by Lee Cattermole and others all game long.
Jose Enrique talked a little bit of trash about Sunderland, saying that Newcastle's camaraderie trumped the mackems' payroll. (Lee Ryder, The Chronicle)
Joey Barton spoke about Newcastle's frequent underdog status, saying that they are the "coupon-busters" of the Premiership. (Simon Bird, The Mirror)
Jesse Chula of EPLTalk named Kevin Nolan his "Premier League Footballer of the Week."
Shola Ameobi calls for job security for Chris Hughton. (Mark Douglas, The Journal) Joey Barton joined him, saying "Speculation about his future is ridiculous." (Louise Taylor, The Guardian) More on this situation here on the blog later today.
Chris Hughton wants to build on Sunday's victory and earn some more points. (Lee Ryder, The Chronicle) Kevin Nolan is also looking forward to Arsenal. (BBC Sport)
Hatem ben Arfa is upbeat about his recovery. (Sky Sports)
Steven Taylor played for the reserves today. (Lee Ryder, The Chronicle)
Defender Ben Tozer has re-signed a loan with Northampton Town for one more month. (BBC Sport)