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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Joey Barton; the latest

 Greg Roots

It has been confirmed by a multitude of media outlets that Joey Barton will undergo a medical at Auchenhowie today, with the 33 year old Burnley player of the year expected to put pen to paper on a 2 year deal shortly after completion of the medical. It is also believed that the offer has an option to add 1 extra year to the deal upon expiration in the format of a rolling contract, similar to how Kenny Miller extended his stay with us.

This signing will be a major coup for manager Mark Warburton and will provide a much needed boost so shortly after our disappointment at Hampden on Saturday. It represents a real statement, signing players with proven experience and key leadership skills will help to bolster out exposed defence at the same time as providing vital insight to our younger players who will thrive under such guidance.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Joey Barton: will he won't he?

It is not often that Rangers’ manager Mark Warburton is ‘reduced’ to admitting that a player holds the aces in a deal, but that is effectively what is currently taking place with the Joey Barton saga.

After previously preaching about only wanting players who want to be at Ibrox, and never talking about transfer deals in progress (always citing how he will not talk about another team’s player), Warbs’ has had to rip up his own form book, such is the determination with which he is pursuing Barton’s signature, and the esteem he clearly holds the ex-Man City midfielder in.

The Magic Hat has admitted it is quite simply a waiting game now, with the fanbase and himself holding a collective breath for Barton’s answer.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Joey Barton!

Despite this (and other) sites’ understandable mockery and dubiety of the story some weeks ago, it does now seem that free agent Joey Barton is seriously on Mark Warburton’s horizon as a new recruit at Ibrox.

The 33-year old’s influence on English football over the past couple of decades falls into infamy and legend, but no one would deny his ability – he is one of those players who, if he had managed to wise up at a younger age, and mature on the pitch, would have been a regular for England – he is, and was, that good.