Joey Barton could face legal battle with Bristol Rovers predecessors Paul Tisdale and Ben Garner

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Joey Barton could face a legal battle with Bristol Rovers predecessors Paul Tisdale and Ben Garner – after accusing the management duo of being ‘negligent’ and making their training sessions ‘a farce’ and ‘criminal’ way to prepare in explosive tirade

  • Joey Barton could be in the hot water after ranting about Bristol Rovers predecessors
  • Barton was appointed manager of Rovers in late February, replacing Paul Tisdale
  • Sportsmail reports that legal action is being considered and attorneys have been contacted

Joey Barton could be in legal hot water after an extraordinary rant about his Bristol Rovers predecessors.

Barton was appointed manager of Rovers in late February, replacing Paul Tisdale, who didn’t succeed Ben Garner until November.

Sportsmail understands that legal action is being considered and attorneys have been contacted after Barton accused the couple of negligence and labeled their training a ‘farce’.

Joey Barton could be in legal hot water after a rant about his Bristol Rovers predecessors

Joey Barton could be in legal hot water after a rant about his Bristol Rovers predecessors

Sportsmail understands that legal action is being considered and that attorneys have been contacted

Sportsmail understands that legal action is being considered and that attorneys have been contacted

Sportsmail understands that legal action is being considered and that attorneys have been contacted

Rovers were two points higher than League One’s relegation zone when Barton took over and he’s only seen two wins from 10 games.

But before Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Sunderland, Barton pointed the finger at Garner and Tisdale and said, ‘They’ve been setting these guys up for failure and we need to try to reverse that trend.

‘Everything that has gone before me has been negligent. If they were doctors, they should definitely be dropped for what happened here before. I could show you the footage of the training sessions. They are a farce. It was not done correctly.

How do I know? Look at the rankings. Consider the fact that two managers have been removed from the job.

Barton was appointed manager of Rovers in late February, replacing Paul Tisdale at the helm

Barton was appointed manager of Rovers in late February, replacing Paul Tisdale at the helm

Barton was appointed manager of Rovers in late February, replacing Paul Tisdale at the helm

Tisdale (pictured) and Ben Garner are the two coaches Barton aimed for last week

Tisdale (pictured) and Ben Garner are the two coaches Barton aimed for last week

Tisdale (pictured) and Ben Garner are the two coaches Barton aimed for last week

Two and a half hour sessions on Fridays – what chance do the boys have? It’s like having a 15-round spruce the night before you have a 12-round scrap. What chance do you have? You get hit on the head.

“It’s because they don’t know what it’s like to enter the ring, the Colosseum. They’ve read it in a book and they’ve taken it on a course and they don’t know. It’s criminal. ‘

Barton may now have a lawsuit to answer and he seemed prepared for a comeback when he added, “ Those coaches will probably want to address me on that point and I will have absolutely no problem showing them exactly what they are doing wrong. and where they were wrong, and they will be better coaches for it.

“If they want to get on the phone and have a conversation with me, that’s no problem.”

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