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Joey Barton Happy In Manchester

Joey Barton Happy In Manchester

Joey Barton's agent says the Manchester City midfielder is happy at Eastlands despite links to Aston Villa, Newcastle and Middlesbrough.

The 24-year-old midfielders Agent Willie McKay (that reminds me, must dig out my Bob Dyland cd and play Blind Willie McTell, what a song!) told skysports:

'Joey is happy at Manchester City. I would not be surprised if other clubs are looking at Joey as he has been playing extremely well this season. But Joey is happy with life at Man City and he is only concentrating on his football.'

Adding

'He is ambitious and he would love to break into the England set-up.'

Not an out and out no is it, then again, none of the clubs linked are really a major step forward from City, so until Villa get back up there, why would players make a sideward move anyway?

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday December 20 2006
Time: 2:38PM

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oh dear, how sad, never mind.
The Fear
20/12/2006 14:40:00
0
Seems a remarkable transformation. Does he really believe he'll get in to the England set up staying at City?
sandgroanun
20/12/2006 14:41:00
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Allegedly the cigars are better in the NWest.
SeasideEssexXile
20/12/2006 14:43:00
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Can't see him joining us, and not the type of player we need in midfield right now, especially after purchasing Petrov in August.
Tierney
20/12/2006 14:51:00
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Wouldn't want him, the man's a grade A c***
nottinghamvillain
20/12/2006 15:02:00
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If he does come, expect a sparkling story in the near future about the time Lee Hendrie asked him to wash his Ferari while the two sat together enjying cigars in the players' lounge.
505anthony
20/12/2006 15:12:00
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suppose his type would be happy in Manchester
Christo
20/12/2006 15:36:00
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It shows how far we've fallen though, and how far we have to travel to get back, when a player like Joey Barton wouldn't be wildly enthusiastic about a move to B6. We're going to have to take this rebulding process one step at a time. The bigger names in the U.K. and Europe aren't going to look at us twice just yet. We need to rebuild our profile within the game, and thats going to take time.
glensider
20/12/2006 20:50:00
0
Glensider - the best quote yet. Common sense should prevail. Patience for players to come and hopefully bring some fans with them. UTV.
koolbill
21/12/2006 10:17:00
0
I think he would have been a good signing, its not too late for him to grow up. I remember Gerrard had a bit of a similar reputation when he first came to light, but he has matured a hell of a lot.
DeanoVilla
21/12/2006 13:11:00
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