Joey Barton may have finally cooked his goose at QPR, where new manager Mark Hughes hardly suffers fools lightly, and he is thought to be extremely unhappy with the way Joey Barton put their season in danger in the final game of the season.
QPR officials try wrestle Barton off the pitch at the Etihad Stadium
Joey Barton helped his side lose a two goal lead, after the former Newcastle midfielder was able to get himself not only sent off, but he got himself into two other altercations on his way to the dressing room.
There’s not too many other players who could manage to do that.
Such is the ability of a certain Joey Barton to get himself into trouble, and we saw that ability at Newcastle in his last year on Tyneside, after what looked like a comeback to sanity for the Liverpudlian in the previous two years.
But once Joey set up that Twitter account of his in May of last year, all hell broke loose because of his outspoken and unwarranted comments on the state of the world.
The new is that QPR are ready to offload the player, who was given a twelve match ban for his efforts, and has not been included in the QPR squad that will tour Asia.
And the QPR hierarchy are trying to send him out on loan to a Championship club, where Blackburn Rovers are anxious to take the England International before the season starts.
Championship clubs play a lot more games than clubs in the Premier League, and it is thought that he could be available to play for a Championship club in early October, and about six weeks before he would be available to play again, if he stayed in the Premier League.
Barton has also been stripped of the QPR captaincy, and his future in London doesn’t exactly look bright, and he may be forced to play for a Championship club this season – if he wants to play any games at all that is.
Another club with money to spend these days and new rich owners are Nottingham Forest, the former two time European Champions under Brian Clough.
They are also believed to be interested in taking Joey on loan, but they need to bring in a new manager first, after they sacked Steve Cotterill last week.
In all honesty we are just pleased Joey is no longer at Newcastle, and it seems another good decision by the Newcastle hierarchy in retrospect, to unload him on a free transfer last summer.