Date: 6th September 2010 at 9:01am
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With no important football going on, people are still discussing Wolves fiery encounter with Newcastle last week.

If it wasn’t for the international break, I’m sure the interest in this would have been minimal and probably forgotten about. But with no Premier League football to talk about, the debate over our treatment of Joey Barton has continued.

The stats made for interesting reading following the one all draw.

38 fouls and 12 yellow cards, isn’t your normal Premier League encounter and some of the tackles on Newcastle’s Joey Barton from our very own Karl Henry were scrutinised after the match.

‘I can`t believe the fuss about it. It`s been blown out of all proportion and it`s just because it was Joey Barton – if it was anyone else it probably wouldn`t even have been mentioned,” Henry told the Sunday Sun this week.

Newcastle and Barton believe we deliberately targeted him for some rough treatment, something Henry has rubbished: ‘Did we target Joey Barton or sit down before the game and say lets get him? No, we didn`t. It`s absolute rubbish to say that.’

Henry now fully expects an interesting return match up at Newcastle and believes he could be in for a warm welcome from the Newcastle supporters: “I`m looking forward to the return game at St James` Park. Getting booed or anything like that won`t bother me, to be honest,”

“Having 50,000 or so people booing me isn`t really a concern, I`ll just play my game and do my job.’

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