Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton sounded off on a whole host topics: Sir Alex Ferguson, the FA Commission, the English National Team and the current ways that English football talent is developed.
Speaking at the Leaders in Sport summit at Stamford Bridge, Joey Barton said:
‘The English national team are ****. What’s the point of this commission? It’s quite a smart move if you’re Greg **** because you’ve got eight other people in front of you when we fail at the next World Cup and it’s a smart move from the Premier League to isolate themselves from it. (quotes via the Daily Mail)
‘I just don’t get it. (Greg **** should) at least have the balls to say: “This is what I want to do and how I’m going to do it.”‘
The FA is archaic. It is completely and utterly out of its depth. It doesn’t even run the major league in our country. The PL is in a massive battle, really, because they don’t really care about English football. They care about the PL and the PL as a product.