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Unread 20-09-2016, 10:49 AM
TheFatGoth
 
Default Joey Barton

Banned from Rangers for a month, being investigated over allegedly betting on the Celtic - Barca game.

Autobiography out this week.

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Explaining why he now feels he is ‘Joey Barton 2.0’.

‘Call me Joe for short,’ he writes in the book. ‘He is the product of a lot of research and reflection.’

There is a glorification of violence, a pride in his ability with his fists. And a level of arrogance — he prefers to call it ‘self-belief’ — that at times may leave him open to ridicule.

Had he signed for Liverpool in 2004 — he says Gerard Houllier intended to buy him only to then get sacked — he says he would have formed a dynamic midfield partnership with Steven Gerrard that would have been as successful for England as the Merseyside club. He also considers himself better equipped than both Sam Allardyce and Roy Hodgson to manage England.

That he insists he could handle the intense pressure of management only a day after his altercation at Rangers weakens his position somewhat.

Joey Barton 2.0? Is any potential employer seriously going to believe this 34-year-old footballer will ever change?
 
Unread 20-09-2016, 12:17 PM
utd99
 
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He has a mental disorder.
 
Unread 20-09-2016, 12:17 PM
That Boy Ronaldo!
 
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He has a mental disorder.
What about Barton?
 
Unread 20-09-2016, 12:36 PM
elephantstone
 
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Originally Posted by That Boy Ronaldo!
What about Barton?
 
Unread 20-09-2016, 12:39 PM
waynes ear's
 
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What about Barton?
Zing
 
Unread 20-09-2016, 12:40 PM
Sizlack
 
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Looking forward to the book tbh.
 
Unread 20-09-2016, 01:00 PM
Buck
 
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So he thinks he'll be a better manager than Allardyce because he's a better player than Big Sam was. Disregarding leadership and people skills.

Then goes on to say one of the best forwards of his era - Mark Hughes - is a shit manager because he lacks people skills even though he shits all over Barton as a player.
 
Unread 20-09-2016, 01:02 PM
Ethers
 
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What about Barton?
 
Unread 20-09-2016, 01:06 PM
Jack Duckworth
 
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a legend in his own head. not good enough to generate headlines as a player.
 
Unread 20-09-2016, 09:09 PM
utd99
 
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a legend in his own head. not good enough to generate headlines as a player.
Thinks rehabbing his image is as simple as tweeting a picture of him holding a Tolstoy book upside down.

He is what he is and will always be, a low life scally from the Toxteth (I'm guessing) slums.
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