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i am reading ,to me,disturbing reports that Spurs are interested in signing Barton.....call me old fashioned but i think he is a thug,both on and off the field....yes,i know that Mackay and roberts were hard....but they were not thugs....i thunk if he wants a hard working midfielder(when IMHO we need two quality strikers)go for Scott Parker.....maybe i am naive in my thinking but personally i don't want Bsrton...
normally I'd say no to Barton, but as a freebie ( not counting wage's ) then I say he's got more mile's in him than Parker, and would be useful in Europa, so we could rest our star's yet have a strong player in the side...Other than that, we dont need more MF as striker's are most urgent, followed by defence..
Parker 31, although always out there giving 101%, maybe 4 million, 80 grand a week.
Barton 27, professional thug idiot who's got his head down and's playing out of his skin. Available for nowt, maybe 80 grand a week. A big challenge for Harry who could maybe humour him. He's a fan pleaser when he's out there, for me he's worth one more chance even though I've called him worse than shyte in the past.
- 1 Reply to Alan H
we dont need him BUT he would be a good signing on a freebie & a upgrade on jenas & huddlestone!
dont break our wage structure for him thou.
offer him 60k a wk.
if he takes it, we get a good midfielder in our side,.
if he doesnt , than we are still pretty strong in that area anyway.
- 1 Reply to HighRoadJohn
I can see both sides of this arguement
He has a very sinister past on and off the field, he's not a nice guy from what I've read and he seems pretty disruptive - fairly damning.
He is a good player! He passionate, hard working, free. Palacios and Hudds come in for a fair amount of criticism, some of it fairly, they can look like weak links, if either was sold and I know Palacios is being linked with moves away then a Barton or a Parker could be justified.
I think Parker was the best of a bad bunch last year and that should he leave West Ham, we will get a much clearer picture of weather he's 'all that', Barton whilst being likely to start a fight with his own shadow could make a significant difference to our midfield.
Is he worth the risk???
I'm on the fence on this one! too many good arguements on both sides.
As it happens I think we have ruled ourselves out of centention for Barton.
take barton or parker and that would show just what we are !
if we can't do better than that don't bother, barton just a mindless thug and parker" always gives everything" looked good with a load of deadheads at ammers but can't do it week in week out at the top. he's got nothing to offer regards improving our squad or team.
Who needs that? He seems to have learned nothing for all the chances he's been given. Although I understand his frustration to some extent, with the goons trying to cheat their way through another game!