Joey Barton is getting himself into trouble again with that twitter account of his.
Joey Barton – critical of Scotty Parker – why?
Today he is widely reported to have criticized former Newcastle captain Scotty Parker, and says he is a better player than Scotty, whom he actually replaced at Newcastle.
When Sam Allardyce came to manage the Tyneside club in the summer of 2007, he first sold Scotty Parker to West Ham, and then brought in then bad-boy Joey for £5.7M from Manchester City.
At that time Joey was essentially sacked by the then Eastlands manager Stuart Pearce, after he had that training ground altercation with Ousmane Dabo, which left the Frenchman with a severely bruised face and a black eye.
Then of course in late November of 2007, Joey beat up a person at 5:00am in the morning in the Liverpool town center, while still drunk, and it was caught on CCTV cameras, and Joey spent time in jail the next summer for that – as a Newcastle United player.
That felony by the way, will likely prevent him from being on Newcastle’s tour of America later this month.
And despite West Ham being relegated last season, Parker won the Football Writers’ Association poll to make him their player of the season, and of course he also played well for England this year.
But Joey – in all his modesty – says he is a better player than Parker:
“He’s not in my league”, Barton wrote, “…FACT he’s actually in the championship.”
And Joey also mentioned the double that Newcastle gained over West Ham last season in the league:
“Did I not dismantle him twice, think it was 2-1 at their place, 5-0 at ours!! And they were easily relegated”
And when it was pointed out that Joey was not in the England squad but Parker was – he tweeted:
“we all know that’s political and not professional”.
Well at least Joey likes Jack Wilshere:
“Wilshere is class and is going to be an infinitely better player than me, no doubt about it,” Barton conceded, “but Parker come on.”
And Barton also praised Spurs’ Luka Modric and Arsenal’s Samir Nasri as probably the the two best players in England last season:
“Modric and Nasri were the best two players I played against in the league,” “I put Modric out in front as the best by quite some distance… miles ahead of me in my opinion.”
Why do we need to know the opinions of Joey Barton?
We don’t think these tweets are doing him any good at all with the likes of Mike Ashley at Newcastle, and we will be surprised if Joey is still at Newcastle come September.
Joey seems to again be showing a distinct lack of maturity.
And these tweets are fodder – manna from heaven – for the gossip press – they just love it – but it hardly shows Barton in a good light.
We’re pretty sure that Joey is tweeting himself out of Newcastle.