Five things we learned from the Premier League this weekend | Jacob Steinberg and Simon Burnton
Joey Barton is not worth the hassle; this was a good season for Spurs; and the relegated clubs will supply some rich pickingsBarton is a liabilitySome people scoff at the idea that footballers are role models but Joey Barton's red card against Manchester City was eerily reminiscent of one shown to the captain of another west London club.Just as when Chelsea's captain, John Terry, kneed Alexis Sánchez in the back during the win over Barcelona, QPR's Barton, likewise captain, was dismissed against City for landing an apparently retaliatory elbow on Carlos Tevez and then compounded that mindless act by kneeing Sergio Agüero, attempting to headbutt Vincent Kompany and threatening to start a row with Mario Balotelli on the touchline. All this wi...
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