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 has criticised team-mate Adel Taarabt for his behaviour on the pitch during QPR’s six-goal thrashing at Craven Cottage earlier this month. Taarabt was substituted after 46 minutes the match, much to his chagrin, and he left the stadium immediately to catch a bus home.
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