Defiant Barton threatens to stay on Tyneside

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Joey Barton has hinted he may be happy with a long stay in the Newcastle doghouse despite not being wanted by the club.

The midfielder, who has been told he can leave on a free transfer, tweeted: "Just because ur [sic] told to jump, it does not necessarily mean u have to. I may choose to stand perfectly still. It's my right..."