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Barton - say it aint so...

Barton - say it aint so...

There had been some rumblings that Joey Barton could be a 'transfer target' for Pompey in the past and they have come back again recently but I just hoped they were nothing more than 'tabloid speculation'.

Cue the Jaws music, but 'skysports.com understands' that he has been made Tony Adams' 'top target'...

I am all for giving people a second chance if genuine remorse is shown but how many 'second chances' does the fella want? He is doing something that most of us would give anything to do - playing football and earn the millions they do - but he seems hell-bent on pressing that self-destruct button constantly.

'Rumours' of an interest in him in the summer were denied by the club, but I have it on good authority that we did make moves for him - fortunately they did not come off, so with that in mind making a move for him again this month could be a possibility, and chances are his fee will not be high.

Even putting aside his 'off the field' problems, the fact that he targeted former Pompey man Pedro Mendes back along after his former Citeh teammate Ben Thatcher had assaulted him earlier in that same season is another reason why Pompey fans would find it increasing difficult to accept his signing...

I 'might' have been able to forgive that had he not had so many other second chances, so I personally would find it very hard to accept him playing for my team - hopefully this will not become the case, but if so I guess it is a bridge I would have to cross 'if' and 'when' it happened.

Peter Storrie often says that he 'listens to the fans', please let him and Adams be listening to us now when we say, well assuming people do not mind me speaking on their behalf, please do not sign the animal!

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday January 7 2009
Time: 2:25PM

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Christ almighty Pompey. Don't do it. Meanwhile, can I get a price on Benjani "coming home?"
Johnny Baguette
07/01/2009 14:36:00
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Adams has already lost the confidence of alot of fans, and this could really make him some enemies at Fratton Park.
jbaker
07/01/2009 14:41:00
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Anyone living near fratton needs to get down to the ground and warn Storrie about how welcome Barton would be!!!!!!!!!
bluedr
07/01/2009 14:42:00
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This would be another nail in the coffin if he came. Just imagaine the dressing room atmosphere.
storagematt
07/01/2009 14:42:00
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I suppose Newcastle want to get shot of him if they're gonna bring in Mendes.
jbaker
07/01/2009 14:52:00
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And bluedr, i would, but its too cold.
jbaker
07/01/2009 14:54:00
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If Mr Storrie does listen to the fans, now is the time to find out. If you object to this and truly believe it will damage the integrity of Portsmouth City Football Club then send an email to PeterStorrie@pompeyfc.co.uk telling him so. Keep it polite and constructive please.
NinjaTim
07/01/2009 15:02:00
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im 5050 on this - but he fills the box of proven premiership player. yes hes had too many chances but just maybe he might calm the **** down with tony acting has his "friendly, matey" manager. im just not sure how everyone else will react including distin!
pompey--pessimist
07/01/2009 15:26:00
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the fans - us - do not really matter anymore do we, what we want often counts for nothing so thats the thats biggest thing to take into account isnt it pompey--pessimist, yep he is a decent footballer but is one player worth angering several others in the process, if 'nothing' else then that should be enough to convince TA and co that barton isnt the way to go.
pompeyrug
07/01/2009 15:33:00
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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
harrissman
07/01/2009 15:34:00
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