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Barton: Egos cost Marseille title

June 6, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
Marseille finished Ligue 1 as runners-up last season but Joey Barton has claimed the club could have done even better had its players not been so selfish.

Barton spent the 2012-13 campaign on loan at the Stade Velodrome from Queens Park Rangers, and helped them improve dramatically on their tenth-placed finish of the previous season as they clinched a much-needed return to the Champions League.

However, though he wants to return to OM on a permanent basis, the combative midfielder ...

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