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    Barton's Autobiography

    I would not have bought it but got it for Xmas 2016 I think.
    A very interesting read about his cousin murdering a black lad and also about his own troubles and time in prison.
    His version of the cigar in the eye was never in the press.The whole squad had been drinking all day and were horsing about,the lad went behind Barton and set fire to his shirt,Barton picked up a cigar from an ash tray and went to get him from behind but the lad turned around and it burned his lower lid,the squad asked him to keep it quiet but he reported it to the manager and then went to the press.

    When Milner was sold to Villa Barton was told Portsmouth had agreed a fee with the Toon for him and he met their Assistant Manager Tony Adams in London.He heard that Pompies finances were built on sand so come back to the Toon and asked his mate Terry Mac if Keegan knew about it,Keegan rang him and said he knew nothing about it.

    The next day in training he mentioned it to the lads and was told by Alan Smith and Michael Owen that the cockney mafia had tried to sell them as well.All this led to Keegan leaving not just because they didn't bring in the 4 players promised.

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    I know some on here can't stand him but I can't help liking him.

    He's an interesting character and it seems to me that he tries hard to battle his demons. As a player for us he was excellent, imo, and he's always a fascinating listen.

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    I read it last year on holiday and really enjoyed it.

    I'm no fan of his, but his colourful life made for an interesting read.

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    I'm off to St Ives in Cornwall with the wife in two weeks time.

    I bought a book, "Inside the Rafalution", obviously about RB, from the Back Page and I'm champing at the bit to read it.

    Holding back for when her and me stop speaking so I can get the book out.😀

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    Quote Originally Posted by stanleymag View Post

    holding back for when her and me stop speaking so i can get the book out.��
    -is this inevitable, Stan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    -is this inevitable, Stan?
    Nailed on certainty Zip.

    We get there on the Friday, I'm pretty sure I'll be reading my new book in the snooker club by Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    I know some on here can't stand him but I can't help liking him.

    He's an interesting character and it seems to me that he tries hard to battle his demons. As a player for us he was excellent, imo, and he's always a fascinating listen.
    I felt this way for a long time and held him in high regard once he started performing in a NUFC shirt and it was clear that he loved/still loves the fans.

    However, on the other hand, he seems to be a know-it-all to me now and it seems to me that every bad deed he's ever done can be excused or explained away somehow if you listen to him now. Maybe it's cause I haven't read his book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieG View Post
    I felt this way for a long time and held him in high regard once he started performing in a NUFC shirt and it was clear that he loved/still loves the fans.

    However, on the other hand, he seems to be a know-it-all to me now and it seems to me that every bad deed he's ever done can be excused or explained away somehow if you listen to him now. Maybe it's cause I haven't read his book.
    He did make excuses for his behaviour but his demons come to the fore when he was drinking,goaded by a young gang outside a kebab shop in the early hours he give a lad a good pasting and ended up in jail.This happens in every city and town at weekends but he was a well known pro footballer and could afford to take a taxi home and send out for a take away,bad choices in drink got him in trouble.

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    I read his book a while ago.

    I enjoyed his book but it did also feel very much a "poor me, it's not my fault really" story.

    It was a good read though.

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    I like Joey Barton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammy89 View Post
    I read his book a while ago.

    I enjoyed his book but it did also feel very much a "poor me, it's not my fault really" story.

    It was a good read though.
    I think my opinion of him would improve if only he took some responsibility for some of the cr@p he's done over the years. Anyway, I quite like him for (most of) his time here.

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    I don´t like anyone who thinks they´re smart when they´re not, especially when they have sadistic thug tendencies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toptoon View Post
    I don´t like anyone who thinks they´re smart when they´re not, especially when they have sadistic thug tendencies.
    Again - have to agree here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieG View Post
    Again - have to agree here.
    2 agreements and 1 disagreement from Hughie - I´ll quit while I´m ahead!

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    he is a cowardly kunt

    does he explain how his foot accidentally kept kicking the lad that was on the floor
    does he say it was mistakken identity that he was sent to prison

    there are many that say different about him stabbing the cigar out in the lads eye

    look at when he does get sent of
    every thing he does is cowardly
    when he goes up behind peole and kicks them afetr he has been sent of

    i met him golfing one day at royal berkdale and a local scaly with some money had him cowering in front of everyone when barton was trying to give it large

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    Quote Originally Posted by pboromag View Post
    he is a cowardly kunt

    i met him golfing one day at royal berkdale and a local scaly with some money had him cowering in front of everyone when barton was trying to give it large

    You meet a lot of famous people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toptoon View Post
    2 agreements and 1 disagreement from Hughie - I´ll quit while I´m ahead!
    You're on a regular roll!
    Last edited by HughieG; 22-03-2018 at 11:11 AM. Reason: Just 'cause

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kal View Post
    You meet a lot of famous people.
    i pay for the privialge

    and as i have one day a year that i sponsor a charity event i get to get invited to other do,s in reply

    also through my contacts with coaching i get invited and also meet a lot of these people

    but just look at every time barton gets sent of he does it always cowardly

    look at the city sending off

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    Quote Originally Posted by pboromag View Post
    i pay for the privialge

    and as i have one day a year that i sponsor a charity event i get to get invited to other do,s in reply

    also through my contacts with coaching i get invited and also meet a lot of these people

    but just look at every time barton gets sent of he does it always cowardly

    look at the city sending off
    Coaching? As in you're a bus driver?

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    thats me brother

    although i do have a licence to drive lorries

    or i did i lost it when i couldnt sign the health decleration

    always wanted to drive buses around europe

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