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Barton ... No Class

Joey Barton has ensured his reputation amongst City's supporters is now in tatters. Not only has he turned his back on the club and its supporters, despite their undeserved support, he has now rubbed their faces in it by standing by his transfer request and suggesting that the club is not big enough for him.

In a statement released earlier today, Barton suggested that his decision to request a transfer was not purely to do with money. Having made that claim he then suggested that the club had not met the wage demands that his stature demanded.

Now I do not claim to be an expert on wage increases but if my boss were to offer me a 100% pay rise after standing by me in two high profile gross misconduct cases I think I'd snap his hand off. Actually I'd consider myself still lucky to be in that job and lay low for a while, getting on with that job and proving my worth to the company.

Sadly footballers don't live in that real world. More so, footballers that are represented by the parasite that is Willie McKay do not live in a world that displays the slightest degree of integrity and class. Yes we all want the best we can get from our employer's, and most certainly we live in a take take world, but Joey Barton is an extremely lucky individual who is not only talented but also has understanding employers and a degree of hero worship most young lads could only ever dream of.

I've got a message for you though Joey. You've lost that hero worship and you are considered a Judas. Not because you are displaying the arrogance of most other footballers, but because you've bitten the hand that has fed you and supported you through your hard times. Manchester City stood by you at your lowest moments and you've thrown it back at them with interest. Do a SWP by all means and sit and rot in United/Arsenal/Liverpool reserves but remember SWP will always be welcome back. Sadly you won't, quite simply because you've shown no class or loyalty. Your just another Scouse scally with too much money and so lacking in intelligence that you believe every word Willie has told you. The big boys weren't climbing over each other with their bids today were they? That may answer what your worth is as a footballer. You couldn't make it up.

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Writer: Andy Leggott Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 31 2006

Time: 8:52PM

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here here. or is it hear hear.
Chuck Norris
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31/01/2006 21:19:00

Hit the nail on the head . Couldn't agree more, the thick scouse t***.
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31/01/2006 21:20:00

Totally agree with your views. Even before this unbelievable comedy I thought he was very overrated. His distribution is almost as bad as your grammar. "You are" considered not "your" considered. sorry could not resist.
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31/01/2006 21:47:00

I need a proof reader when I'm pi55ed off with money grabbing football players and I'm on the red wine ..... cheers BD :-)
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31/01/2006 21:53:00

I agree with merts. He is indeed a thick Scouse twit.
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31/01/2006 22:10:00

if you are on the red wine then I can forgive you. This sort of thing really gets on my nerves, only a footballer can escape a criminal charge for intentionally trying to cause grievous bodily harm to a juvenile fellow employee and keep his job. Then less than a year later reject a 100 per cent pay rise, which would see him earn more in a week than most people earn in a year. phew...
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31/01/2006 22:31:00

It isn't just Joey blame his agent Willie Mckay exactly 19 days ago Joey said he'd love to stay with city for the rest of his career, 3 days later Willie McKay became his agent then he hands in his transfer request bit of a coincidnce seen as McKay has been linked with the bungs scandel, I wish someone would just take McKay round the side of the stadium and 'take care of him'
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31/01/2006 23:11:00

If you read this Joey SACK YOURLYING CHEATING SCAMING AGENT!!!!!!!!!!!!
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31/01/2006 23:15:00

The sooner Barton goes, the better.He obviously doesn't give a toss for City.Just when we have reached the 5th round of the cup with everything to play for---this happens. The team would be better off without him. He can't leave untill the Summer and by then will have lost more than £180K ---The extra amount he would have got on the new contract at £28K a week. Doesn't it make your heart bleed! Just imagine how much he could earn if he learns hoe to pass the ball! YOUR NOT THAT GOOD JOEY AND I DON'T WANT TO SEE YOU IN A CITY SHIRT AGAIN. Dave Blue
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