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Joey Barton features in internet virals after French accent video

An Idiot Abroad! Red-faced Barton subject of internet virals after infamous interview

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UPDATED:

12:54 GMT, 28 November 2012

Joey Barton's infamous interview has now become the subject of a number of hilarious internet virals.

Barton made his league debut for Marseille on Sunday and conducted his post-match press conference in English, but using a bizarre French accent.

The cringe-worthy display was more than a passable impersonation of 'Allo 'Allo's Officer Crabtree and evoked memories of former England boss Steve McClaren putting on a Dutch accent after taking over at FC Twente.

Officer Crabtree

Joey Barton is Officer Crabtree

Good moaning: Barton' sounded alarmingly like Officer Crabtree from 'Allo 'Allo!

An Idiot Abroad: The on-loan midfielder has become the subject of a number of hilarious virals

An Idiot Abroad: The on-loan midfielder has become the subject of a number of hilarious virals

It didn't take long for the video of Barton to become an internet hit and now the midfielder, who is on loan at the Ligue 1 joint leaders from Queens Park Rangers, has become an ironic 'poster boy' for a series of French-speaking language courses to being compared to Karl Pilkington from Ricky Gervais's hit TV show, An Idiot Abroad.

Barton appeared to take the response to his interview in good spirits, tweeting: 'Steve MaClaren (sic) eat your heart out…

Joey Barton

Joey Barton

French fancy: Barton took the response to his interview in good spirits

Steve MaClaren
(sic) eat your heart out…'In my defence, it is very difficult to do a
press conference in Scouse for a room full of French journalists. The
alternative is to speak..like a 'Allo Allo!' character which is choose.
Its simply a case of you had to be there. #youstupidwomen

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Joey Barton

'In my defence, it is very difficult
to do a press conference in Scouse for a room full of French
journalists. The alternative is to speak..like a 'Allo Allo!' character
which is choose. Its simply a case of you had to be there.
#youstupidwomen!'

The 30-year-old even came up with a novel name for the language, and said: 'I am christening this new language Bartonese…'

VIDEO: WATCH JOEY BARTON'S HILARIOUS FRENCH ACCENT

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Joey Barton French accent: Video: watch midfielder"s hilarious post match interview

Excusez-moi, Joey After claiming that he's too intelligent for football, Barton makes a Steve McClaren gaffe as he gives an interview in English… with a comedy French accent

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UPDATED:

16:53 GMT, 26 November 2012

Joey Barton says he's too intelligent to be a footballer. So clever he seems to have been learning French by watching 'Allo 'Allo!

The 30-year-old midfielder made his league debut for Marseille yesterday and conducted his post-match press conference in English but in a bizarre French accent.

Barton, on loan at the Ligue 1 joint-leaders from QPR, talked for over a minute following the 1-0 win over Lille in a cringe-worthy display.

VIDEO: WATCH JOEY BARTON'S HILARIOUS FRENCH ACCENT

It was a more than passable
impersonation of 'Allo 'Allo!'s Officer Crabtree and evoked hilarious
memories of former England boss Steve McClaren putting on a Dutch accent
during an interview – in English – at FC Twente.

Barton seemed aware of the comparison between his performance last night and the popular 'Allo 'Allo character – as well as McClaren.

This afternoon Barton tweeted: 'Steve MaClaren (sic) eat your heart out…'

Before adding moments later: 'In my defence, it is very difficult to do a press conference in Scouse for a room full of French journalists. The alternative is to speak…

'..like a 'Allo Allo!' character which is choose. Its simply a case of you had to be there. #youstupidwomen!'

He even came up with a novel name for the language, and said: 'I am christening this new language Bartonese…'

You'll have to watch the video above for full French-accent effects, but Barton said: ‘For me it’s important
that people speak about the qualities I bring as a footballer.'

Gaffe: Joey Barton spoke in a French accent at the press conference after his league debut for Marseille

Gaffe: Joey Barton spoke in a French accent at the press conference after his league debut for Marseille

Seriously Barton made a similar gaffe to former England manager Steve McClaren when he spoke in a faux Dutch accent

Seriously Barton made a similar gaffe to former England manager Steve McClaren when he spoke in a faux Dutch accent

All smiles: Barton joked with the French media in the press conference

All smiles: Barton joked with the French media in the press conference

Before adding: ‘Maybe the one criticism of the French league is, it’s a little bit boring.’

Speaking in France before his league
debut, Barton said: 'Perhaps I shouldn't say it, but I'm maybe a little
too intelligent to be a footballer.'

The claims in a French newspaper attracted derision from former Arsenal and Manchester United player Mikael Silvestre.

On Twitter, he wrote: 'The uneducated Joey Barton is fascinating for the degree of his stupidity, his ego and his megalomania!'

Applause: The QPR loanee clapped the home fans last night

Applause: The QPR loanee clapped the home fans last night

Barton helped his side move level on
points with leaders Paris Saint-Germain, but unsurprisingly was booked
within half-an-hour of kick-off.

The Rangers exile had a lengthy wait
for his first domestic match for the Ligue 1 team, and could only play
in the Europa League while he served his 12-match ban.

But Barton was handed a start at Stade Velodrome in front of the home crowd as Marseille beat Lille 1-0.

Marseille took their time to get a foothold in the game, as Nolan Roux and Marvin Martin went close in the early stages.

But the hosts would have been in
front after 13 minutes if it weren't for a splendid triple save from
Mickael Landreau as he denied Andre Ayew, then Mathieu Valbuena and then
Benoit Cheyrou.

Barton wasted little time in picking
up his first caution in French football, as the QPR midfielder was
booked after 22 minutes for a strong challenge on Florent Balmont.

But the Englishman settled well into the match, and so too did Marseille.

Balmont was red-carded before the break after chopping down Valbuena when the Frenchman was through on Landreau's goal

Debut: Barton made his league debut for Marseille

Debut: Barton made his league debut for Marseille

It went from bad to worse for Eden
Hazard's former club as Lille went a goal down through a Jordan Ayew
header just after half-time.

Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda
was called upon on a number of occasions by the visitors, but proved
himself more than up to the challenge with a couple of competent stops.

Barton, who also had stints with
Manchester City and Newcastle, was inches away from marking his league
debut with a peach of a goal.

The 30-year-old blasted an rasping drive from 25 yards, but it whistled past the stranded Landreau's post.

Marseille joined PSG at the top of
the table on 26 points, having played one game less, but sit in second
place with an inferior goal difference.

Oh 'Allo! Barton sounded alarmingly like Officer Crabtree from the hit television series

Oh 'Allo! Barton sounded alarmingly like Officer Crabtree from the hit television series

VIDEO: WATCH STEVE MCCLAREN SPEAK IN A FAUX DUTCH ACCENT

VIDEO: 'GOOD MOANING!' WATCH OFFICER CRABTREE IN ACTION

Warrington 33 Huddersfield 6: Wolves book final date

Warrington 33 Huddersfield 6: Hodgson too hot to handle as Wolves book final date

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00:40 GMT, 16 July 2012

Class told in the end. Brett Hodgson booked a third Wembley appearance in four years for Warrington and surely confirmed his place as one of the finest overseas imports British rugby league has seen.

At 34 years old, 5ft 9in and little more than 12 stone, the wiry Australian full back continues to boss the biggest stages with a combination of graceful running and granite toughness.

His personal haul of 17 points, from six goals, a drop goal and a try, set up a mouth-watering repeat of the 2010 Challenge Cup final between the Wolves and Super League champions Leeds.

Going through: Brett Hodgson celebrates scoring a try for Warrington

Going through: Brett Hodgson celebrates scoring a try for Warrington

Warrington boss Tony Smith said: ‘He’s a wily old thing. He might not be the fastest or biggest, but he’s certainly one of the smartest. He’s a great general, he showed a lot of composure and he was mistake-free.’

For Giants boss Nathan Brown, things are looking far from rosy. He will join St Helens next year, but made a remarkable admission that he had been a victim of player power after last week’s demoralising defeat against Castleford.

Brown said: ‘The players didn’t want to play our attacking structure any more.

‘We had to try to change it in the week leading up to a Challenge Cup semi-final, which was never going to be easy. We went back to a traditional six and seven and the reward was great effort but poor attack.

‘We were far outplayed. They just strangled us out of it.’ Warrington consistently targetted Scott Grix with towering kicks after Lee Briers’ early bomb shattered his confidence.

Stop there: Chris Bridge is tackled by Eorl Crabtree of Huddersfield

Stop there: Chris Bridge is tackled by Eorl Crabtree of Huddersfield

They then directed their sharpest attacks to Huddersfield’s left side, which has been exposed over a number of weeks.

Three of their first four tries came on that flank as Kevin Brown, Lee Gilmour and Aaron Murphy struggled. Having lost seven of their last eight games, few Giants fans arrived with genuine hope, only to have their spirits lifted temporarily by a bright start that included Scott Moore’s opening try.

Leroy Cudjoe produced a thunderous tackle to deny Trent Waterhouse and Danny Brough booted a superb 40/20 kick before Moore struck.

It was to prove Huddersfield’s only success. Within minutes Warrington had found their groove, with Garreth Carvell crashing on to Briers’ inside ball to level proceedings, before Ryan Atkins surged over following Grix’s failure to deal with another difficult kick.

Wolves questioned the Giants’ rearguard with off-loads at every opportunity.

And then Briers mercilessly isolated Grix with another bomb allowing Joel Monaghan to touch down. There was no way back for the Giants.

Luke Robinson and Cudjoe went close early in the second half, but Warrington held firm before Hodgson glided clear from Briers’ pass. He then coolly added a drop goal and Stefan Ratchford completed an emphatic victory with a well-taken score three minutes from time.

England 20 Exiles 32: McNamara says young side will benefit after comprehensive defeat

England 20 Exiles 32: McNamara says young side will benefit from comprehensive defeat

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UPDATED:

23:25 GMT, 4 July 2012

England coach Steve McNamara believes his emerging players will benefit from the comprehensive defeat by the Exiles.

McNamara's new-look side were no match for their vastly-experienced opponents as the Exiles cruised to a 32-20 victory at Huddersfield's Galpharm Stadium to avenge last month's defeat at Langtree Park.

Exiles skipper Brett Hodgson, who missed the first game through injury, scored two of his side's six tries and kicked four goals for a personal haul of 16 points while winger Francis Meli also touched down twice.

Victors: Exiles celebrate their win

Victors: Exiles celebrate their win

McNamara's decision to rest four regulars, with three others unavailable including the newly-retired Peacock, gave tonight's side an experimental look but the coach insisted his fringe players had not ruined their chances of further representative honours.

'We exposed a lot of our young players all at the same time,' he said. 'They will improve from that.

'If you throw another couple of senior blokes alongside those young people you'd see a different performance and possibly a different result.

'I don't think they're further away at all. This will make them even closer to being selected further down the track.

'We've said all along it's about building a squad and a programme that gives us the best chance of winning the World Cup at the end of 2013.

'I'm grateful to the Exiles. Some or our players have not and will not experience that again until they play another international.'

Stopped in his tracks: Eorl Crabtree is tackled by Brett Hodgson (left) and Kylie Leuluai

Stopped in his tracks: Eorl Crabtree is tackled by Brett Hodgson (left) and Kylie Leuluai

England were soundly beaten in most departments as the Exiles produced a performance full of flair.

'We weren't good enough tonight,' McNamara added. 'We were clearly second best. We're representing England so we're disappointed we didn't get the win.

'We felt we had a team capable of doing that and we prepared as if we were going to win that game.

'We didn't get off to the best start. I thought we were a bit shaky and vulnerable at the start and I thought their experience really told in the end.'

England captain Jon Wilkin, who took over on a one-off basis from the retired Jamie Peacock, said the match presented an opportunity for Super League players to play at a more intense level.

'I've played against Australia and New Zealand and the intensity of tonight's match is up there,' he said.

'The relentless nature of international rugby is something we struggle to recreate in Super League.

Rare highlight: Josh Charnely goes over for a try

Rare highlight: Josh Charnely goes over for a try

'Games in Super League are often punctuated by penalties and stoppages and come the end of the year it's a more fluid game.

'Tonight there were only two penalties in the game and it mirrors exactly what a Test match is like.

'I know I feel the benefit for it and the rest of the team certainly did despite a disappointing loss.'

Exiles coach Daniel Anderson was delighted with the way his much-changed side responded to their 18-10 defeat at St Helens.

'We made some adjustments,' he said. 'We had some different personnel but we wanted to represent the Exiles' brand of rugby and that is a skilful brand of rugby and I thought we showcased that in dry conditions.

'Even though we scored points, we had a lot of other opportunities and probably butchered a couple.'

Leeds 12 Huddersfield 22: Giants top Super League

Leeds 12 Huddersfield 22: Lancaster sees stylish Giants stomp on Rhinos

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UPDATED:

22:44 GMT, 30 March 2012

Jermaine McGillvary's spectacular try helped Huddersfield jump to the top of Super League with a clinical performance in front of watching England rugby union coach Stuart Lancaster.

McGillvary finished a sweeping five-man move to claim the Giants’ fourth score as struggling Leeds crashed to a second successive defeat.

The Giants ended a 51-year wait for a win at Headingley 12 months ago and once more had the measure of their opponents.

Taken down: Leeds were beaten by Huddersfield as Stuart Lancaster watched

Taken down: Leeds were beaten by Huddersfield as Stuart Lancaster watched

The Rhinos were much improved from their 46-6 mauling at St Helens but were still no match for a superbly-drilled Huddersfield side who defended magnificently and created a host of tryscoring opportunities.

Giants boss Nathan Brown said: ‘Our commitment was much better. Leeds would beat most teams playing like that, so to come and win is great.’

Zak Hardaker had put the Rhinos ahead midway through the first half but Huddersfield were full of enterprise and hit back with a double to grab the initiative before the break.

Jason Chan went close with a powerful drive, before Eorl Crabtree finished the job by charging on to Danny Brough’s smart pass.

Chan finished Scott Grix’s break five minutes later, then Greg Eden and McGillvary sealed it. Kylie Leuluai got a late consolation.

Leeds will be consoled by the performance of 18-year-old Stevie Ward, who was given his full debut at scrum-half in the absence of Danny McGuire and Rob Burrow and acquitted himself well.

Their coach Brian McDermott said: ‘We were guilty of trying to do it through individual brilliance rather than rely on some of the things we practised.’