QPR bad boy Joey Barton believes that the club’s fans “didn’t particularly like” him.

Barton was sent on loan to French club Marseille from QPR in August after boss Mark Hughes made it clear that he was not wanted at the club when the controversial player was banned for 12 games for confrontations with Manchester City players Vincent Kompany, Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez during the last match of the 2011/2012 season.

Barton claims that he feels he only went to QPR for the money. He said to the Sunday Times: “I walked into QPR and straightaway thought ‘this isn’t right’. I’d left a club I loved, Newcastle, and I knew I’d come for money and think I was always uneasy from that moment on.”

He also believes that QPR did not do enough to stand up for him. He said: “The analogy is, I pulled the baseball bat out through my own stupidity. The FA took it and beat me. I thought QPR would, rightly, chastise me but they picked the bat off the ground and continued the beating. I was no longer the marquee signing. I was a commodity whose stock had dwindled.”

He also admitted that his drink problem had returned before the incident in the match against Manchester City.

Barton secured the loan move to Marseille after it became clear that relations between him and QPR had reached a low point, when he was ordered to train with players from the academy, Mark Hughes insisted he did not want him, and Barton refused to go out on loan to Sheffield Wednesday.

He also attacked the club’s spending priorities saying: “On my first captain’s list was ‘six plugs’ because the players – at a Premier League club – were plugging up the baths with tissue paper. Tinpot stuff. They were paying people massive money but not spending on the basics.”

However, he seems to feel accepted at Marseille. He said: “My slate’s never going to be clean but I think I’ve found a football club who love me for being a bit of a rogue.”

 

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  • Alphie_Izzett
    2 years ago

    What’s there to like about him?

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  • Paul Swarbrick
    2 years ago

    Joey, Open your eyes la’. By the time you were elbowed on you weren’t liked by the fans at City or at Newcastle either. Marseilles fans will soon get wise too. You don’t belong on a football pitch. You’re an overgrown feral street urchin!

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  • Cyril
    2 years ago

    Barton calls Tevez a mercenary and then admits he went to QPR for money. Is there a limit to this guys hypocrisy?

    Shuld have been banned from football a long time ago. This guy disgusts me.

    Reply
  • kennypw
    2 years ago

    The man’s a genius. He’s also a whining prima donna! Baseball bats…no one likes me… what’s that all about???

    Reply
  • Dom
    2 years ago

    Well said Paul
    Joey glorifies himself by the term rogue because rogues are often linked with loveable. He is nothing but an obnoxious thug who doesn’t deserve the talent he possesses. He was our best player at City but the worst person by any measure that matters.

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  • neil bowes
    2 years ago

    When barton joined qpr

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  • westlondonisrs
    2 years ago

    when barton joined qpr he was given nothing but encouragement and great support from both the backroom staff and management,and the fans.if he gave us his all on the football field skill wise,he would of been a loftus road hero.if you had a world class player you could tolerate a few things like barton did.but barton is not a world class player.hes a half decent player at best.he has let down all who put faith in him.and i dont want him any where near a qpr shirt again.

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  • the long ranger
    2 years ago

    I’m a qpr fan and i can confirm, i can’t stand Joe “i call myself joey, but claim to not respect anyone who calls me joey” barton. Never have, never will #Deluded

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  • Teddingtonhoop
    2 years ago

    Joe,Joseph,joey,skippy or whatever you want to be called these days you truely are a genius. You absolutely right! rangers fans don’t like you, because you’re average and an ar’ehole. Hope you enjoy your stay in France.

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  • qpr1882
    2 years ago

    We didnt ahte you Joey, well to start with yes, then we liked you, then you got sent off against norwich then we disliked you, then you scored agaisnt swansea then we friggin loved you, then you got sent off against Man City and we got back round to hate.

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