Newcastle midifelder criticism

Barton blasts 'out of touch' players

December 30, 2009
By Soccernet staff
Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton has blasted modern footballers for losing touch with reality.

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The 27-year-old, who was sentenced to six months in jail for assault and affray amid a catalogue of misdemeanours in recent years, insists the trouble he has brought upon himself has kept his feet firmly on the ground.

However, he admits many of his fellow professionals are cocooned away from the lives led ...

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