Joey Barton signed for Newcastle United for £5.8 million in May 2007 after his controversial exit from Manchester City.
He is a forward-thinking midfield player who can score important goals. Joey is often in the news off the pitch due to his bad behaviour.
Even though he has had some problems in his personal life Joey remains a great footballer and appreciates the backing of his fans in helping him put his problems behind him.
Joey Barton was unable to help QPR avoid defeat against Derby last night at Pride Park. The R’s missed the opportunity to climb up into the automatic promotion places once again as they were beaten 1-0 by Steve McClaren’s men who are now just one point behind the West London club.
John Eustace’s header separated the two sides in a tight game involving the top six teams in the Championship. [read the full story]
As regular followers of his ever-popular Twitter feed will testify, life is very rarely dull when Joey Barton is on his smartphone and he has been in typical form this week, reigniting an old feud and cheekily winding up others.
Barton is so outspoken on the social media site that many now take anything he posts on there with a pinch of salt but the QPR man’s musings can often be entertaining reading. He certainly cannot be accused of not speaking his mind and, at times, his openness is a welcome antidote to the often dull comments most modern-day media-trained footballers make, with most clearly so concerned not to offend anyone. [read the full story]
Joey Barton thinks England should dispense with Roy Hodgson as their manager in the wake of the back-to-back Wembley defeats to Chile and Germany.
The vastly-experienced 66-year-old has managed to guide England to next year’s World Cup finals in Brazil, but Barton remains unimpressed by the former Switzerland, Fulham, Liverpool and West Brom coach. [read the full story]