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Barton to Owls rumours gather pace

Barton to Owls rumours gather pace

Rumours linking Wednesday with a loan move for QPR midfielder Joey Barton are gaining momentum.

Reports linking the Owls with the former Manchester City and Newcastle United man first surfaced last week and are now gathering pace.

Wednesday boss Dave Jones has been questioned over the links and although refusing to confirm any approach to the Loftus Road club, he said Barton's reputation wouldn't put him off bringing him to Hillsborough.

He said: 'I wouldn't be frightened of bringing him here if he became available.'

QPR are understood to be keen to loan the 29-year-old out next season, with Nottingham Forest and Blackburn Rovers also reported to be keen on his services.

Any club taking on the midfielder would have to be patient - Barton will miss the first 12 games of next season through a suspension following his involvement in the end-of-season fracas at Manchester City.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Tuesday July 17 2012
Time: 10:28AM


Bull**** detector's just blown a fuse.
17/07/2012 10:31:00
Forest have new Owners with more money than sense trying to bring in big names to make an instant impact - look at the manager situation. they are crying out for barton.
Radon Barrier
17/07/2012 10:35:00
Forest have new Owners with more money than sense trying to bring in big names to make an instant impact - look at the manager situation. they are crying out for barton.
Radon Barrier
17/07/2012 10:35:00
please god no i cant stand this****
17/07/2012 11:02:00
Would be devastated if he came to s6. I loathe the man.
Carbone's Padawan
17/07/2012 11:27:00
I'm not in favour of big name signings, especially one like this. He would be disruptive on so many levels.
17/07/2012 13:25:00
QPR are only loaning him out so he will completes his 12 match ban quicker. He wont play a game for whoever he signs for and concidering he a totall**** i would want him within 100 miles of our club, unless it was bumhole lane.
17/07/2012 16:47:00
Agree with Carbone,I detest the bloke with a passion. Would be devastated if he was to wear our shirt. Please stay hundreds of miles away from us.
leons gloves
18/07/2012 12:54:00
I agree with MO. I reckon this a nonsense story being blown out of proportion to fill the news until the new season starts. Having a banned Barton gives us no benefit at all on any level. I'm more concerned about this Kirkland story and if there is any truth in it. If true then Bywaters been pretty steady and Kirkland loses all respect from me.
18/07/2012 20:29:00
Why would anyone take a player on loan who'll miss at least a quarter of the season, then they'll be further bans. Barton should be out of footbaall
Tiny T
18/07/2012 22:33:00
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