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Former QPR captain Joey Barton heading to West Ham

Barton looks set to join West Ham. Credit: PA

Former QPR captain Joey Barton is undergoing a medical at West Ham today, according to Sky Sports News.

The 32 year-old midfielder is a free agent after being released by Rangers following their relegation to the Championship last season.

It would be a good move for the ex-Newcastle man, who had been linked with Leeds United earlier in the summer.

Barton was in the stands for Bournemouth's first ever Premier League match against Aston Villa on Saturday, sparking rumours of a move to the top flight's other claret and blue club.

Some of his old team-mates at QPR, meanwhile, suffered defeat on their opening day in the Championship after a disappointing display at Charlton.

Joey Barton wanted to throw 'bad eggs' out at QPR

QPR are likely to be relegated this weekend. Credit: PA

Joey Barton admits there are "one or two bad eggs" he would have thrown out of QPR by now as the club faces up to relegation.

Barton's QPR side could have their fate sealed today without kicking a ball, but are more likely to drop into the Championship by failing to beat Man City on Sunday.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the former Newcastle midfielder claimed:

There's a few people who need to have a good look at themselves. Whatever happens on Sunday and the next two games, you have to be able to look at yourself in the mirror and say I did everything I can. Some people haven't done that.

On the whole, the dressing room has turned up and given everything. One or two bad eggs have spoiled it. If it had been done my way, they would have been out of the building straight away.

– Joey Barton speaking to Sky Sports


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Joey Barton tweeted after Costa Rica's win against Italy knocked England out of the World Cup:


Joey Barton apologises for 'ugly girls' Ukip comment

Footballer Joey Barton has apologised after comparing Ukip to the best out of "four really ugly girls".

The QPR midfielder's comment on the BBC's Question Time drew a strong reaction from Ukip MEP Louise Bours, who said it showed "footballers' brains are in their feet".

He took to Twitter to offer an apology, admitting to fellow panellist Piers Morgan that his remarks could have offended some women.

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Man charged over Joey Barton bottle throwing incident

A man has been charged after a bottle was thrown at Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton during his side's match against Burnley on October 26.

A man has been charged after a bottle was thrown at footballer Joey Barton during a match. Credit: PA

Barton was hit by a plastic container during the second half of QPR's 2-0 defeat at Turf Moor.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said John Pounder, 26, of Cedar Avenue, Haslingden, was charged with throwing a missile contrary to the Football Offences Act 1991 and a section 4 public order offence of using threatening words or behaviour.

He has been bailed to appear at Burnley Magistrates Court on November 22.

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