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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

What price reputation?: ask Joey Barton


Can you really put a price on it?

Joey Barton thinks you can and £300,000 is well short of it.

To reinforce the poor view many have of him after a series of incidents that include brawling with a fan, attacking a taxi driver (I didn't know about this one, he has been active), a colleague and attacking another colleague, Joey is demanding a loyalty bonus as his contract says that he should be compensated if he leaves Manchester City without requesting a transfer.

Joey who will treble his wages when he moves to Newcastle in a contract worth £16m is pressing his claim over the "loyalty bonus" despite the club loyally backing him up over the years. Some repayment.

In the world of football values and knowing how to behave have gone out of the window.

Joey's action not only damages him further (some achievement) but damages football as well.

Being a football PR is not for those that want a quite life.


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