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Joey – It’s official, he’s the player fans love to hate.

December 3rd, 2009 | 23 Comments |

Barton: Public enemy #1?
Barton: Public enemy #1?
Joey Barton, Newcastle United’s very own Enfant Terrible, was today announced to be literally top of the league. How come? you may ask. Isn’t he still injured?

Unfortunately the league in question has nothing to do with recent form, goals scored or assists made. Somewhat predictably it holds no honour either.
talkSPORT magazine decided to ask it’s readers, ‘Who is the player fans most love to hate’. With plenty of other contenders who have experienced the contempt and vitriol of fans up and down the country, talkSPORT readers believe that Merseyside’s finest, our very own scouse firebrand, should romp home the outright winner. Yes, the firey, unpredictable, off his head, midfield maestro; or thuggish, agressive lout; take your pick dependent on how you view him, Joseph Barton has beaten a string of other players to the not so illustrious title.

According to the survey published in today’s talkSPORT Magazine, Barton tops the poll, with Gary Neville second and Blackburn’s El-Hadji Diouf in third spot.

The Players Fans Most Love to Hate in full. (more…)