"In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act."
Joey Barton quoting George Orwell after his Twittering of Newcastle's transfer policy angered the club so much he's been made available on a free transfer. Today, he revealed he's been made to train alone.
Barton has always been refreshing in his honesty although his psychopathic proclivities are what gets him most attention. He's also been one of the better English midfielders showing on the pitch the same creative ways he comes up with to maim opponents. Which is why there are plenty of suitors for a player a hair-trigger away from implosion.
So where to for Barton?
Already there is speculation he might be of interest to Arsenal again (wink, wink- he's comes free). The first time around there was universal rejection by fans but right now one can't be too sure. It's already late into the transfer period and by the time the Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri saga gets unclogged there will be very little time to act. It's all very Orwellian.