I find Joey Barton a weird mixed of a player.
Off the field he comes over as well as player out there. Bright, funny, no ego and yet he has this very dark side to him that we all know about. On the field he is EXACTLY the type of player we require, agreesive, decent tackler, decent pass and a a great shot.
So today on his Twitter account he has gone off one again against Mike Ashley and rightly so
If only we as players could tell the fans exactly how it is, without them above fining us lots of money. There will be a time and a place.
If it wouldn’t effect team morale and cause unrest within the dressing room, am certain Jose’s comments would be the tip of the iceberg…..
Therefore surely he is gettable for any club willing to take the obvious risk on him and he is quality. However should we take the risk ?
Because of his record you would be taking on someone who could explode at any moment but are the benefits of what he would bring to us worth it ? A fully fit and fully motivated Joey Barton would lift us, the fans, players and club but do we want him associated with Villa ?
Tough call and one I just about say yes to as a viable option for us in a position we need to fill badly.
and besides that, peeing off the Newcastle fans would be worth it !