BBC Player Blog Curse Strikes Again: Joey Barton Next in the Hotseat?

Nutcase Barton would be perfect for the job, providing he can read and write of course!

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I am a big fan of the player blogs that have livened up the BBC Football pages over the past few years but it appears that some sort of curse befalls anyone who decides to pen their thoughts on the game.

Gavin Strachan has been the best player thus far to gives his insight into the life of a professional footballer, albeit at the lower end of the spectrum, and his last piece centered on his being released by his club Notts County, and I have to say it really is a fantastic article, CLICK HERE to read it.

It’s worth recalling the previous incumbents of this role and there relative decline since their stint at the Beeb. There was Owen Hargreaves who may not ever play football again at this rate having been injured since 1987, then there was Kevin Nolan a player who finally left Bolton to seek his fortune at a ‘bigger’ club and then found himself relegated to the Championship months later. Micah Richards was in the hot seat last season and for some reason his career has experienced something of a nose dive and could well be offloaded by Mark Hughes this summer!

One wonders who will be asked to take the job on next season, for sheer entertainment value and in the hope of the curse striking again I would suggest Joey Barton. His recollections of the previous evenings pub brawl are sure to be an eye opener!

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