Joey Barton. What's he playing at!?

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by dragunzng, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. dragunzng

    dragunzng Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Fresh out of jail, literally minutes into his first match back and the thug lunges in on Nasri! It could have been a pretty bad injury if Nasri's leg was more firmly planted. That's not all though, does he apologise, offer Nasri a hand back up? No, nothing but the most cynical of smirks.

    A few minutes later Nasri retaliates (wrongly so) by tripping him up from behind, but it really was nothing compared to the initial tackle.

    Don't know how long the vid's going to be up, but the offending challenge is right at the 8 minute mark.
     
  2. StolenThunder

    StolenThunder Poster Premium Member

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    Should have been dismissed from the club. He shouldn't be able to get a job for a leading football team again. Let him waste the next few years of his life at a Conference club, beating up folk in McDonald's.
     
  3. Hermiod

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    To compound the situation, Kevin Keegan has blown Nasri clipping the back of Barton's heel out of all proportion. A red card for that ? He needs to have a look at some of the tackles Nicky Butt put in during the game.
     
  4. Jax

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    I hate Barton and he should not be playing football at any club but the whole Nasri thing is stupid, it was a fair tackle and he got far more of the ball than Nasri.
     
  5. dragunzng

    dragunzng Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The fact that he got the ball isn't the issue, he did but it was a dangerous challenge that could easily have broken the young lads leg. What makes it even worse is the smirk on his face minutes later.

    I suppose there's always room for a villain, but I can't help but wonder if he'll end up taking the whole thing too far. Again.
     
  6. Jax

    Jax Admiral Admiral

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    He was a total prick for that smirk but he was no where bear breaking Nasri's leg. I've seen much tougher tackles than that be ingored because they got the ball.

    Barton will be gone soon anyway so all will be well.
     
  7. Gagh

    Gagh Commodore Commodore

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    Barton is a total idiot, and it won't be long before he does something utterly idiotic yet again, making Keegan look foolish for trusting him again.

    Barton doesn't deserve a footballer's inflated wages. He should still be behind bars.