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Summary

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.

©2017 Joey Barton (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio UK

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Painful listening

Nothing ever his fault and him trying so hard to pass of how intelligent he is .

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Needless to say I had the last laugh

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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not a great read

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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<br /><br /><br /><br />Surprisingly decent book.

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.

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New insight into the man behind the persona

honest and frank, reflective and considered. I enjoyed hearing the story in joeys own words.

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Brilliant

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

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Honest, Open and Compelling

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

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immense

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

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game and mind changing

what a brilliant book certainly changed my opinion of mr Joseph Barton a very honest read

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Superb 👏🏻👍🏻 I’ve never been a Barton fan but........

......this is an unbelievable listen. I couldn’t stop listening he’s a very talented intelligent man but had his demons.

This is probably the best autobiography I’ve listened to covers all the bases and he’s had a hell of a life and not had much luck along the way some no fault of his own.

Highly recommend it for any football fan. Top work Joey I’m now listening to your podcast and catch you now and again on talksport.