So, you think you know Joey Barton. Think again.
No Nonsense is a game-changing autobiography which will redefine the most fascinating figure in British football. It is the raw yet redemptive story of a man shaped by rejection and the consequences of his mistakes. He has represented England and been a pivotal player for Manchester City, Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers, Marseille, Burnley and Glasgow Rangers, but his career has featured recurring controversy. The low point of being sent to prison for assault in 2008 proved to be the catalyst for the reevaluation of his life.
No Nonsense reflects Barton's character - it is candid, challenging, entertaining and intelligent. He does not spare himself in revealing the formative influences of a tough upbringing in Liverpool and gives a survivor's insight into a game which, to use his phrase, 'eats people alive'. The audiobook is emotionally driven and explains how he has redirected his energies since the birth of his children. In addition to dealing with his past, he expands on his plans for the future. In this updated edition he speaks frankly about the gambling addiction that has left him facing a hefty ban. The millions who follow his commentaries on social media and those who witnessed him on BBC's Question Time will be given another reason to pause, and look beyond the caricature.
I must point out that I am not a fan of Joey Barton but thought it might be an interesting listening but the longer I listen the more I kept on thinking this was like listening to Alan Partridges fictional autobiography 'Bouncing Back'.
Telling story of how he beat team mates/general public with no real remorse, just blaming his upbringing and social groups but all with the backdrop of 'needless to say...I had the last laugh'. I wouldn't recommend.
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basically tells you how great he is and he never got to his heights because people judged him as a thug.....but he always battled on. basically that's the story
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Nothing ever his fault and him trying so hard to pass of how intelligent he is .
21 of 23 people found this review helpful
Arrogant rude person with no contrition. nothing ever his fault. even worse he read it himself which made it atrocious to hear.
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I thought the book was more than an ex footballers auto biography , it was a Total No Nonsense account of Joey’s up and downs from his Gambling and Alcohol problems to his controlling personality , which matched with his tough upbringing inn Huyton council Estate ,he developed a very aggressive personality which led him to the prison cells !!
However Joey comes back from almost all his Knock Downs like a Champion Prize Fighter !
He tells Harry Rednapp he is wrong with his suggested team formation ! He is quite clear about his dislike of Glen Hoddle ! , but full of admiration for Burnley’s Manager Sean Dyche
At the end of the book you are left with the impression of a very intelligent person who has an awful lot more to offer in Life as it appears he has controlled his addictive personalities and aggressive behaviour and I would be very certain Fleetwood Town will certainly gain from this , I thoroughly entertaining listen
Wasn't expecting to enjoy this as much as I did. Found myself still listening long after my commute to & from work, well written & spoken Joe lad, 10/10.
honest and frank, reflective and considered. I enjoyed hearing the story in joeys own words.
I had my made made up about joey. Read his book it’s an eye opener. Well presented and great story. Must read for footy fans
Was a bit sceptical at first when I was recommended this book but now I applaud Joey Barton for putting together a fantastic book. It's a no-holds barred, open and incredibly detailed story of the good, the bad and the ugly times in his footballing life. Very articulate and explains a lot about who the man actually is. Pick it up if you are intrigued
Joey well done for sharing your story . always reserved my judgements, coming from a hard area and upbringing myself. I hope your story inspires many.
thanks again pal...a.city fan from moss side living in Barcelona
A deluded man who blames himself for bad decisions BUT always has reasons why others led or forced him into those decisions .. Barton wasn’t the player he thinks he is ... not even close! His best moments have always come at a level below the premiership, as a Newcastle United fan I appreciated his efforts to win us promotion and stabilise us back in the top division ... however, his real legacy was the years leading up The relegation.. a poor signing on far too much money made by a shocking manager.... everything Sir Bobby Robson wasn’t was epitomised by Allerdyce and Barton along with the clutch of poor signings he made
Certainly change my opinion, positively, to Joey Barton. I’ve already started to think differently about myself and others.