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do we need a trouble maker like barton at the club
i personally think it would completely ridiculous to
replace parker by barton...
barton is a good player but parker is much better...
what do you think
Well the only thing I can add to that is that it may not be such a bad option. If Butt continues to put in solid efforts at the defensive mid position, then Parker just becomes a secondary. Barton would give more of an offensive threat at center mid and that is something that has seriously lacked this season with Emre always hurt or in trouble. i think Parker was great at times, but I just didn't see consistent effort from him towards the end of the season, where Butt put in solid effort every game.