He can't help himself can he? Just as you could put your mortgage on Kieron Dyer claiming squatter's rights on the QPR treatment table, so it was a very safe bet that Barton would be in trouble with the footballing authorities before the end of September. His latest Twatter rant about Henry seems to have done the trick!
What's really odd about the guy is that he has a brain! I was very impressed when he appeared on 606 and fessed up to getting it wrong over allegations that Gervinho had taken a dive in the box, whilst his habit of quoting the likes of Orwell on his Twatter posts suggests the guy uses his knuckles to hold books as well as to drag along the ground.
However, there is very obviously a screw loose somewhere. Of course, his brother is a fair representation of the Barton "blood line" so to expect anything other than a schizophrenic is probably a tad optimistic. Warnock reckons he is looking forward to having a bust up with Joey. Not as much as West Ham fans are Neil! Warnock is long overdue a broken jaw and if he goes off on one at Barton, he is odds on to get what has been coming to him for years.
Meanwhile, Barton has courted controversy four or five times already this season. He has been sacked by one club and the odds on him enduring gobby Warnock for a full 9 months must be very slim indeed. Just wait until QPR lose and Warnock blames Barton! Ding ding, round - Warnock is on the canvass already!