Well we all knew that Nolan deserved the Player of the Year award ahead of Parker because of his 11 goals and 7 assists - and now our Kev is at Upton Park more of us are willing to admit it - but the news that Bad Boy Barton had a better season than Scotty too may come as more of a surprise.
Never slow to come forward with fists raised, Joey twattered that he is a better player than Mr West Ham Until I Join Spurs Parker. And the guy has a point. He argues, quite rightly, that he helped Newcastle to two victories over the Parker "inspired" West Ham and highlights that we were relegated comfortably with Scotty in the team.
Stats also make very interesting reading. Where Parker managed a paltry three assists all season, Joey played a killer ball no less than 9 times. Where Parker excelled himself with 4 Premiership goals, Joey chipped in with 5.
Over his Premiership career, Joey has set up a goal once in every 8 games, whilst Parker only creates a goal once in every 14.5 games. Parker has scored once in every 13 games, whilst Barton has made the net bulge once in every nine games.
How much is Barton paid a week? Probably less than a third of what we are paying Parker. Who is getting value exactly?