Joey Barton Fan

BARTON MIGHT MOVE ON

QPR are considering letting the midfielder Joey Barton leave the club on a short-term loan deal. The former Newcastle United midfielder has been found guilty of bad behaviour in the final match of the last season.

He has been banned for 12 games by the football Association. If QPR decided to keep the £ 80,000 per week footballer at the club, then they would face the risk of not having the star midfielder for almost half of the Premier league campaign. As a result, they are looking at the possibility of loaning him to a lower division club. This would help them get round the ban imposed by the football Association because there are 46 games in the lower divisions as opposed to the 38 games in the Premier league.

The football Association has also confirmed that the Premier league club will be able to use this to their advantage because the ban can be transferred to another club. The QPR owner Tony Fernandes revealed after learning the lengthy ban that he would consider selling the star asset because he has brought a bad image to the club. However, the former England midfielder has escaped with a ban and a hefty fine from the club. He has also been stripped of the captaincy as well.

“If it was me I would say it was a great idea. It’s not against the rules, some might argue it’s against the spirit of the game, but until that loophole is closed then why would you not exploit it? You can’t play any kind of football during that time. It just goes to show that [QPR] realise Joey Barton is a good player, no matter what you think of him and what he’s done. He has a value,” said the former Manchester defender Danny Mills.

BARTON ACCEPTS FINE

QPR midfielder Joey Barton has now been stripped of the captaincy at the club, while he has also been fined six weeks wages for the indiscipline that he showed in the final match of the last Premier league season, according to the Man City news website.

QPR took on Manchester city’s final game of the last season knowing that they had to draw the match if Bolton won their match against Stoke city. QPR managed to surprise everyone by taking the lead against title chasing Manchester City. However, with an hour of the match gone, QPR captain and midfielder Joey Barton got himself sent off for a challenge on Carlos Tevez, in a tackle reminiscent of Cesc Fabregas‘s lunge on Chris Eagles seasons earlier.

However, the major altercation came after his sending off. Joey Barton was involved in the bust up with a number of Manchester City players, while also involving many QPR players as well. His needless red card meant that QPR were reduced to 10 men.

They subsequently lost the match, but were saved due to the fact that Bolton also lost their match against Stoke city. Following the match, it was rumoured that QPR would be willing to listen to offers for the £ 80,000 per week man. However, he has now escaped with a fine and will also know how to do without the captain’s armband.

“My behaviour was wrong and I accept the punishment that has been imposed upon me as a result. I apologise to the manager, my team-mates and of course the QPR fans for my actions. I also apologise to the Manchester City players, staff and supporters,” said Joey Barton on the official website of QPR. He also said on Twitter that he is certainly not worried about having been fined six weeks wages, but is more disappointed when it comes to losing the captaincy and also having to do without 12 Premier league matches.

BARTON SET FOR SUSPENSION

QPR midfielder Joey Barton is set for a long suspension after his retaliation following the red card in a match against Manchester City on the final day of the season.

QPR were fighting against relegation in the match given that Bolton were leading their game against Stoke city. However, a moment of madness from QPR captain Joey Barton led to him receiving a red card from the referee Mike Dean. Joey Barton is clearly seen from the television replays elbowing Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez. However, while he was explaining the situation to referee Mike Dean, Sergio Aguero got involved in the war of words.

Joey Barton retaliated by hitting the Argentine in the knee. This led to him being escorted from the pitch. However, it is learnt that the English football association will be taking serious action on Joey Barton. The former England midfielder will face a three match suspension from the original record, but the current ban is likely to be around 9 to 10 matches at the start of next season. QPR managed to survive in the Premier league despite the 3-2 defeat against Manchester city due to the fact that Bolton could only draw their game against Stoke at the Britannia stadium.

“Can do nothing but apologise to the players and the fans. Still don’t think it’s a sending off. Tried to take 1 of their players with me. Still not my proudest moment but who gives a f*ck, we are safe……….and that is all that matters,” said Joey Barton later on his Twitter account. QPR have one of the worst disciplinary records in the second half of the season. Striker Djibril Cisse has been sent off numerous times for QPR, despite the fact that he arrived at the club only in January.

BARTON ACCEPTS BLAME FOR GOAL

Joey Barton has said that he was at fault for the second goal that Manchester United scored in the recent visit to the Loftus Road. Manchester United won the match 2-0, with Rooney scoring the opening goal under just 1 minute and Michael Carrick extending Manchester United’s lead later on in the match.

Michael Carrick’s goal came after Joey Barton conceded possession cheaply and the England midfielder went down the other end to score the goal. It was a match in which QPR were expected to challenge Manchester United in the same way they did against Chelsea.

So far, QPR’s home form has been pretty poor and the recent defeat to Manchester United only added to the woes for QPR manager Neil Warnock. Even though the away form has been pretty good for the team, Neil Warnock would be hoping to make the Loftus Road as a fortress.

However, it is the away from that is keeping them afloat in the Premier League table. The mistake by Joey Barton proved to be very costly because Manchester United were struggling to score the very important second goal at that point. The second goal by Michael Carrick effectively killed off the tie because Manchester United then kept the ball brilliantly.

“You’ve got to be on it against reigning champions and today we feel short. Wasn’t for lack of effort. Roll on Sunderland wed night. Second goal was my mistake. It happens. Its gone. Time to move forward again, “Joey Barton said on his Twitter account regarding the defeat and his role in the second goal. Joey Barton has been one of the influential players for QPR this season. Hence, it is very unlikely that he will be losing his place as a result of this mistake. The defeat leaves QPR just a few points above the drop zone.