Joey Barton starts yet another new chapter tomorrow but will it be Fight
Tomorrow night, Loftus Road, 8 o'clock – you just have to watch QPR v Newcastle United and
the Rangers debut of a certain Joseph Anthony Barton. You couldn't make it up – Barton leaves
Newcastle in dispute only to face his former employers at the very start of his new career under
Before I proceed to justify yesterday's defeat against the Tangerines, along with my thesis on
rising onion prices and how it could cause tears to the eyes, it is time to take a deep breadth and
a silence of two minutes for it was my cat that died yesterday.
*After two minutes*
First of all, Football, let me assure you, is like Fight club.
I must say, I do not know where to begin. I could begin, as the Red King in Wonderland said, at
the beginning and go on till I come to the end: then stop. Or I could begin at the middle, and work
both ways, which is what I'm going to do now. That way, just like Nicks had a go at the
commentators, I also get a shot at my most irritating section in the Sky Sports Coverage
This is a guest piece by frequent contributor John Nyen
My weekend home...
At 6:30 in the morning on a Sunday you should be asleep. Sleep is a very serious matter that is
not interrupted without the requisite jolts and pangs of natural disasters, political strife or
burst water pipes.
When I wrote a recent post entitled 8 Rules of World Cup ‘Fight Club,' I encouraged soccer
fans to rise up, begin talking the World Cup up to non-believers and to stand firm against the
sports fans who laugh and joke at the sport we love.
This sounds incredibly petty and bimbo-tic (yada, yada), but what is up with David
Villa's hair??!! There needs to be a balance between being one of Spain's favourite
forwards and a member of Fight Club, vale? You can't have both, tipo!
Speaking of Villa, everyone at Barca is making their way to London right now for the Champions
League final this Saturday.
He is the beast of the fashion capital of the world. Not a beast betrothed to a beauty (I've
checked), and not a beast in a candle-lit bedroom (we, hopefully, will never have to know), but
simply a beast in the simplest form of the word – an animal, of sorts.
Martin O'Neill has quashed the rumours linking him to the managerial hot seat at West Ham.
However, it appears O'Neill had been spoken to, and was interested in the role, but he is unhappy
at the way it has been handled. It appears someone can't keeep their mouth shut at West Ham since
Gold, Sullivan and Brady came to the club and the media informant is doing more harm than good at
Europe Houllier is left fighting a losing battle after his own goal at Anfield -- from The Daily
Mail's Neil Moxley: But there are some feelings that transcend the security pens, press officers
and gate-keepers employed by football clubs. What's wrong at Chelsea – and will Ancelotti be
given the time to fix it?
Yes indeed. It's that controversial time of the month again—the time that makes my editor lose
sleep. And seriously, that's not a great thing. The guy sleeps about as much Ed Norton in Fight
Club. My editor's lack of sleep balances out... Read more