Date: 4th January 2008 at 1:19pm
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Having been released on bail, Joey Barton finds himself hidden away in the Tony Adams Sporting Chance clinic, enjoying listening to whale tapes and windchimes as he tries to mellow from his traumatic period doing bird. Meanwhile Big Sam had the following to say on the subject:

‘I’ve texted Joey, and I’ll hopefully speak to him later today. From my point of view, it’s certainly something I hope he can resolve, and we’ll see where we go from there. We’ve got to sit down and have a chat, but there’s no timescale. We’ve got to sort out some time. I don’t think he can be involved with us because of the restrictions placed on him by the bail. He’s in Hampshire with the Sporting Chance clinic that has been helping him.’

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