Barton Just HAS To Voice An Opinion!

Last updated : 21 January 2012 By Footy Mad - Editor


The QPR captain has called the conduct of former manager Neil Warnock "embarrassing" and told the veteran boss to "look in the mirror".

Warnock, who signed Barton from Newcastle in August and immediately made him his skipper, lost his job with Rangers earlier this month.

The 63-year-old expressed his disappointment at the decision saying he thought some of the damage had been done via Twitter, saying: "It would have been difficult to resist because people get on the phone and tweet and it's almost like slowly poisoning somebody from outside the club and, no doubt, from within the club as well.

"It's a dangerous precedent. If you let players talk to the chairman but, you know, you can't stop tweeting."

Joey Barton: "Neil Warnock saying I talk to much. Now that is funny. Lost his job and the guy is blaming everyone but himself! Embarrassing, time to look in the mirror mate. Last thing we need right. Big week.

"If I talked about Neil, he'd do well to get another job. Twitter cost his his job???? I can think of a million other things! £shutitwarnock.

"Looking forward to the game against Wigan tomo. 1st time in a while we actually have a plan and seem organised. £3ptsneeded."

Mark Hughes: "The only issue most managers have with Twitter and Facebook is whether issues or details that should be kept in-house are broadcast to a wider public.

"That is my only concern from a personal point of view and I don't think he has been guilty of that in the past and I don't anticipate he will do in the future.

"That would be my only concern from a personal point of view. It is part of his life, he enjoys that. Some guys like a game of golf, some play snooker, Joey seems to Twitter all day. I haven't got a problem with that."