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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...
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!
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.
- 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.
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.
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..