Sunderland’s Josh Maja rescues point against Joey Barton’s Fleetwood

08 September 2018 16:38
Joey Barton had issued Newcastle fans with an open invitation to come and cheer his new team on but although 29,367 people turned up, the vast majority booed Fleetwood’s manager to the rafters.Sunderland supporters have never been exactly mad about the one time Newcastle midfielder and Barton’s pre-match suggestion that Fleetwood were “better in every position” than Jack Ross’s XI only intensified the hostility. If such provocative comments made the game’s one time enfant terrible seem a little wet behind the ears, Wearsiders were disconcerted to see that, tactically at least, Barton appears far from a naive novice. Related: Sunderland 1-1 Fleetwood, Blackpool 3-2 Bradford: EFL clockwatch – as it happened Related: Jack Ross keen to write a thrilling new chapter in Sunderland’s history | Louise Taylor Continue full article

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