It sure is hard to break America, many have failed where the Cranberries have succeeded. It's made all the harder when you are refused entry into the land of the brave. Joey Barton won't make it there, or anywhere but Newcastle for the next few weeks as the US Embassy has denied him a visa for Alan Pardew's Newcastle pre season tour.
What could have swayed them?
Maybe the jail time, maybe the attacks on team-mates? maybe the dodgy tash?
or maybe they just love Morten Gamst Pedersen?
or maybe they saw this cctv footage.. [youtube]