Joey Barton http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29778/all en Soccer-Barton hits out at 'cheats' after first Ligue 1 dismissal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/soccer-barton-hits-out-at-cheats-after-first-ligue-1-dismissal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Feb 3 (Reuters) - English midfielder Joey Barton said he had been the victim of "cheats" after being sent off for the first time since joining Olympique Marseille during a defeat to struggling Nancy on Sunday.</p> <p>The controversial Barton has been on his best behaviour since he made his Ligue 1 debut last November after serving out a 12-match ban for violent conduct in QPR's final Premier League match of last season against Manchester City.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/soccer-barton-hits-out-at-cheats-after-first-ligue-1-dismissal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in England Joey Barton Joey Barton Ligue 1 Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 00:15:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5744879 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Pay cut central to Marseille stay - Barton http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130504/football-pay-cut-central-marseille-stay-barton <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Joey Barton says he would be prepared to take a pay cut to extend his stay with Marseille next season, suggesting only Paris Saint-Germain could afford his current wages in France.</p> <p>"I want to stay here," Barton said after Marseille's 2-1 victory over Bastia on Saturday, a result that means PSG will have to wait until at least next weekend before clinching their first Ligue 1 title in 19 years.</p> <p>"I've spoken with them. But the problem is I'm contracted with a football club in England which pays me an awful amount of money," said Barton.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130504/football-pay-cut-central-marseille-stay-barton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in England Joey Barton Joey Barton Marseille AFP Sat, 04 May 2013 22:45:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5831116 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Barton given suspended ban for Silva jibes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/football-barton-given-suspended-ban-silva-jibes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>English midfielder Joey Barton was handed a suspended two-game ban by the National Ethics Commission (CNE) on Monday in relation to a string of insults he directed at Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Silva last month.</p> <p>French football's ethics committee had previously said it was unable to rule on Barton's comments because they had been made in English and not French.</p> <p>Barton had taken to his @Joey7Barton account to launch a tirade against Silva in which he called the Brazil centre-back a "pussy" and "a overweight ladyboy".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/football-barton-given-suspended-ban-silva-jibes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Joey Barton AFP Mon, 06 May 2013 22:31:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5832138 at http://www.globalpost.com