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 continued his impressive run of form in the heart of Marseille’s midfield last weekend as Les Phocéens earned a vital point away at Lyon to keep their title hopes alive.
Barton has bucked the Marseilles trend in recent weeks, playing some of his best football this season while the club suffer a slump in form. The midfielder was integral to Marseille’s 2-1 victory over Troyes at the start of March and dominated the middle third at the Velodrome on Sunday. [read the full story]
Joey Barton let his frustrations show when he received a seventh red card of his career during five frenetic minutes of Marseille’s 1-0 defeat to Nancy this weekend.
Barton, who wears his heart on his sleeve during games, picked up two yellow cards on the hour mark with the game still goalless as Marseille chased play against a tricky Nancy side.
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