Adam Barton joins Portsmouth

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  1. SlowerThanPlatt

    SlowerThanPlatt Well-Known Member

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    Interesting one. I had his next club much lower down that, conference footballer.
     
  2. NorthernWisdom

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    Depending on his wage though, there *is* talent there.

    So although I'd be annoyed if we signed him(!) I can see why he'll tempt clubs.
     
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    He has talent as a player but I'm not sure he is suitable in the blood and guts of the lower leagues, I could see him playing abroad where he has a little more time on the ball and doesn't have to tackle.
     
  4. SlowerThanPlatt

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    He just didn't seem to care that much and bottled a lot of tackles. Yes he may have broke his leg but that was a few seasons ago, you maybe have the fear for the first few games back but not for the next 3 seasons.

    Also wasn't he the last player we paid a fee for? Bit of a waste that
     
  5. LB87ccfc

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    Will do well in league two under the passing game Cook will look to construct at Pompey, however, will need a battler next to him for sure.
     
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    Michael Doyle?
     
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    Exactly my thoughts, you was quick off the mark
     
  8. nmp2327

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    Promised so much, achieved so little. Not at all disappointed to see Barton move on.
     
  9. LB87ccfc

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    A midfield of Bennett, Doyle Barton and Gary Roberts, not tooooo bad for a league two side all things considered.
     
  10. skybluepm2

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    Promised much and delivered little.

    I was slightly worried that Mowbray was going to keep him on after playing him regularly towards the end of the season but good decision to let him go. We were always waiting for him to come good but frustratingly it never materialized.

    I think the Crewe home game was the final nail in his coffin where he was dreadful and was booed off only to be dragged at the break.

    Best of luck at Pompey string bean. Always thought he would be better off suited in an indie rock band.
     
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    Where have Portsmouth suddenly got all the money to afford the manager and half the players they've brought in?
     
  12. SlowerThanPlatt

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    They aren't signing him now apparently and his replacement is Barton. Bit of a contrast in playing styles. :D


    So this maybe puts some substance behind Doyle returning to us?
     
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    It was only because there are so few battlers in football now, I could only think of Derry who has retired and Brown at Port Vale
     
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    Apart from Doyle to us was posted on www.footballbullshit.com by a pompey supporter.
     
  15. SlowerThanPlatt

    SlowerThanPlatt Well-Known Member

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    Lessons haven't been learnt it sounds like...
     
  16. LB87ccfc

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    Backed by 12,000 + season tickets own their own ground, and fan owned, makes a big difference in that league
     
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    totally agree about the band or as a busker:whistle:
     
  18. SlowerThanPlatt

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    Well if he's rejected Pompey, probably means he has a L1 club interested?

    The deal for Doyle to Portsmouth is off though their journo tweeted
     
  19. SlowerThanPlatt

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    Doyle wouldn't be that bad tbh, how many times last season did we get shit players running through our midfield without a challenge being made
     
  20. LB87ccfc

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    Too many to remember
     
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    Cheers, just dislocated both of my shoulders I shrugged so hard.
     
  22. Grendel

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    Doyle was hopeless at tackling. He'd run and shadow players but the notion he's a midfield hard man is a big myth.
     
  23. NorthernWisdom

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    Although I'd also assume Barton won't exactly have been bowled over with offers, so won't be overly expensive.

    You'd hope(!) anyway!
     
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    What - fan ownership is shit and we need to "invest" into insolvency as fan ownership is getting us nowhere?
     
  25. LB87ccfc

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    Tbf Pompey should walk that league next season, still a decent sized club with fans who have stuck by them through thick and thin and still get big crowds.

    The guy with the bell can stick it up his arse though.
     
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    Along with the bastards that charged through the disabled section to attempt to “run” the City fans at HR
     
  27. skybluetony176

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    Good luck to him.
     
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    Probably his last chance at a football league club, if he flops at Portsmouth that will be it for him I reckon.
     
  29. Shakeitup

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    He has the look of a Sports Direct or JJB sales assistant. That could be his next move.
     
  30. SkyBlueAbo

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    Barton will do well in pre-season when there's no tackling and will probably start the season in the first XI. He will last 2 games when they realise he can't dig and has no heart.
     
  31. Reda's Third Leg

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    Let's be honest Barton was and is a poor player, the guy could barely last half a game when playing for us come the end of last season he isn't strong enough, direct enough or dangerous enough in the final third and Mowbray soon realised this and shipped him out.

    He probably will as someone put look like Kaka in pre season where it's virtually non contact but when push comes to shove he wasn't good enough, feel he will be a decent signing for Portsmouth as I can see them dominatin large periods of games where his casual jog and five yard pass will be enough along side a good midfield for that league especially if they sign Doyle.

    Goodluck to him though i think he's fell on his feet at Pompey, I'm surprised he found another league club that easy!
     
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    Good luck At Portsmouth, was nowhere near as bad as people make out, he has got a good football brain and was head and shoulders above Fleck and the headless JoB in certain games last season, seemed to perform better in away games, maybe something to do with the so called football experts moaning at every pass and touch from the first whistle. The family in front of me booed his every touch at home games last season, not a great confidence booster for any player!
     
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    I believe he broke his leg in 3 places that's some injury to get over
     
  34. SkyBlueAbo

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    Makes sense RE his non-contact style then. Good luck to the guy but he won't do any good in British lower leagues. Far too physical for him
     
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    A two year contract that lad must have some agent
     

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