Bom Dia de Lisboa!
Despite what you might have read in the stenography times, Monsieur Barton will be paid off in full.
Only the timing and terms remain to be thrashed out.
The player will get every penny that he is due and his registration will be released by the Holding Company Vehicle.
The Engine Room Subsidiary wants to pay him on a monthly basis until the end of his two-year contract.
However, Joey’s people want everything paid up by the end of this season.
There is a possibility of a rapprochement, say payment in full by Christmas of next year.
Moreover, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Holding Company Vehicle offered a private apology to the player for the pain and distressed caused to him.
If indeed his medical details were leaked to an obedient stenographer then that ticks the box for ‘weapons grade stupidity.’
To replace the French-speaking midfielder will mean that two players will have to go out the door.
That is because the Scouse Sartre remains on the wage bill.
Therefore, the Admirable Warburton could lose three players due to this ill-conceived acquisition.
Moreover, it is my settled view that the ex-City trader was no the author of his signing.
Yesterday at the Web Summit I sat in on a discussion about data analytics in the football transfer market.
As I listened to the panel, I couldn’t get Joey and Sevco out of my head.
To the untrained eye, the four-year-old institution looks to be a complete shambles.
As ever this Fitba Samizdat is brought to you free of contaminated lamb and without any harmful POR additives.
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Now dear read I have to get back to this Web Summit stuff as I’m wearing the NUJ jersey in the media village.