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PSG v Marseille – LIVE video stream

Watch LIVE action from PSG v Marseille as Beckham and Barton square up again in the French Cup

PUBLISHED:

16:53 GMT, 27 February 2013

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UPDATED:

17:45 GMT, 27 February 2013

David Beckham is back in action tonight as his Paris St Germain side take on Joey Barton's Marseille in the French Cup.

Kicking off at 7.55pm (UK time), readers in the UK and Ireland can watch all the action live from the Parc des Princes – for FREE.

Simply click on the video player that appears below, sit back and enjoy the match action as Beckham and Barton go head-to-head…

Marseille want Joey Barton

Marseille keen to tie down Barton on long-term deal after bad boy flourishes

By
John Drayton

PUBLISHED:

13:38 GMT, 6 January 2013

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UPDATED:

00:14 GMT, 7 January 2013

Marseille sporting director Jose Anigo has praised Joey Barton and suggested the Ligue 1 club would be interested in retaining the midfielder beyond his season-long loan from QPR.

The 30-year-old Barton was sent out on loan by the London club in disgrace this summer following his red card shame at former club Manchester City on the final day of last season, which brought him a 12-match ban.

Main man: Joey Barton (left) has been a hit during his loan spell at Marseille

Main man: Joey Barton (left) has been a hit during his loan spell at Marseille

But Barton has flourished in the south of France where, after being made to serve his ban and wait for a league debut, he has quickly become a key cog in a Marseille side in a three-way tie with Paris St Germain and Lyon at the top of Ligue 1.

And Anigo insisted Barton's impact had come as no surprise to him.

'He was described as an animal, but he is just the opposite. He is funny, intelligent, and he fights for victory,' Anigo told L'Equipe.

Trip home: Barton watched QPR lose to Liverpool last month

Trip home: Barton watched QPR lose to Liverpool last month

'We can see that the team has been lifted by his competitive spirit. He is now established as a leader in our group.

'He is very happy here, maybe he has found the right club for him. Should he desire (to stay) it could be very good. We have a very good relationship with his club QPR.'

Joey Barton is hoping to stay in Marseille for longer and terminate his contract at QPR

Barton and QPR ready to terminate contract and make French holiday permanent

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UPDATED:

11:19 GMT, 27 December 2012

Joey Barton could stay at Marseille for longer than his 12-month loan as it is understood QPR chiefs have encouraged him to terminate his contract by mutual consent.

He has won over the Olympique Marseille club and fans since going on loan at the end of August and, as he is still in receipt of almost 300,000 a month from his parent club.

QPR are keen to do both themselves and the Ligue 1 title challengers a favour and make him a free agent.

Barton has quickly become popular amongst Marseille supporters in his seven matches

Fans' favourite: Barton has quickly become popular amongst Marseille supporters in his seven matches

He has made seven appearances for Elie Baup’s side, and despite being banned from making his debut until late November, has certainly settled in.

According to Le Phoceen, QPR bosses have already spoken with Barton to raise the issue, and the player has gone on record to say he will not be returning to Loftus Road.

The controversial midfielder has lost nothing of his aggressive side since his move to France

No holding back: The controversial midfielder has lost nothing of his aggressive side since his move to France

The 30-year old may, however, choose to return to England or move elsewhere in Europe.

Valencia have previous reported interest and he has also been touted as a potential replacement for Marouane Fellaini at Everton.

Andy Carroll targeted – Sam Allardyce

Allardyce claims Carroll is special target as striker's goal drought continues

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UPDATED:

23:49 GMT, 19 November 2012

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce feels Andy Carroll is targeted for extra attention from opposing defenders as he searches for his first goal for the club.

The 35million striker, currently on loan from Liverpool, again failed to find the back of the net as the Hammers were held to a 1-1 draw by Stoke at Upton Park.

Jonathan Walters opened the scoring for the visitors with a smart finish following a well-worked corner routine and Allardyce needed defender Joey O'Brien to hit only his second goal for the club to rescue a point.

Not impressed: Andy Carroll was unhappy at being replaced in the second half

Not impressed: Andy Carroll was unhappy at being replaced in the second half

Allardyce believes Carroll's reputation means he will always be highlighted as the main threat by opposing teams.

'He is going to attract attention by the fact he is very good at his hold-up play and [because of] his heading ability, and people are going to need to pay particular attention to him,' he said.

'He is going to attract one or two defenders around him and that will create spaces elsewhere.

'Andy is not to be frustrated by the fact that he is not scoring at the moment and in fact today he didn't get much of a chance to score.

'But I think sooner or later, if we keep concentrating on him making runs into the box and the service we give, he will eventually score.'

Carroll looked visibly irritated when Allardyce replaced him with Carlton Cole late in the second half, but the former Blackburn boss felt his side needed fresh impetus after Carroll had put in a busy shift as the lone forward.

'He wants to score a goal and he wants me to leave him on for 90 minutes but at the end of the day he put that much effort in, there are a lot of fresh players on the bench,' he said.

Happy Hammers: Joey O'Brien scored the home side's equaliser against Stoke

Happy Hammers: Joey O'Brien scored the home side's equaliser against Stoke

'There is Carlton Cole, Matt Taylor and Guy Demel who came on and continued to give us that much more energy to find a winner.

'Fresh players with fresh legs can come on and try and push the opposition and try to score a goal. He will be disappointed, I know, but in the end you make the subs for the benefit of everybody to try and win the game.'

West Ham missed out on the chance to move up to fifth in the table following the draw and Allardyce felt his side did enough to win the game after the break.

'In the end we were disappointed we didn't win it, given our second-half performance,' he said.

'When you put that much pressure on the opposition second half you have got to try and a be a bit more ruthless in front of goal, a little bit more quality and composure needed and we probably would have won it, but at the end of the day it is another point.'

Stoke manager Tony Pulis revealed his side had been working over the past few days on the corner that unlocked the West Ham defence with just 13 minutes on the clock.

Routine: Jonathan Walters finished off a set-piece move to put Stoke in front

Routine: Jonathan Walters finished off a set-piece move to put Stoke in front

'We have worked on it for the past three days, we tried it five or six times and Jonathan Walters has never scored from it so I'm glad he saved it for today.'

He added: 'I spend a lot of time watching videos and watching teams and I felt if we could do this it would come off. You work on it millions and millions of times.

'All of my career I have always looked for little angles and little areas that we could exploit from set-plays and it is lovely when it comes off.'

Pulis has not seen his side win away in the league since a 2-1 victory over Blackburn on January 2 but was pleased with his players' application.

'First half I thought we played well and created the better opportunities and really we needed that second goal. The worst thing that happened to us was half-time. That took the momentum away from us,' he said.

'We started very sloppy in the second half, we invited West Ham onto us and they scored a goal and from that point onwards we need to show a lot of resilience and determination as a group not to concede a second.'

Joey Barton wants Marseille stay

On-loan Barton desperate for Marseille stay (… and your probably not alone, Joey)

PUBLISHED:

22:21 GMT, 13 November 2012

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UPDATED:

22:21 GMT, 13 November 2012

Joey Barton wants to make his loan move to Marseille permanent.

The midfielder moved to the Ligue 1 club on transfer deadline day, putting a temporary end to his turbulent spell at Loftus Road.

French fancy: Barton has enjoyed his stint with Marseille

French fancy: Barton has enjoyed his stint with Marseille

'I still have a lot of respect for my team-mates,' he said.

'I do not play for money but for my club. If I were the one to decide, I would stay at Marseille.'

Joey Barton joins Marseille as Stephane Mbia signs for QPR

Barton heads to Marseille as QPR get Mbia as replacement for midfielder

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UPDATED:

22:27 GMT, 31 August 2012

Joey Barton has left QPR and joined Marseille while Stephane Mbia has moved the other way on a two-year deal.

Barton had been linked with a move to the south of France for the last week.

Barton said on Twitter: 'I am now a player for L'OM. What a birthday present! Cannot wait to get going. #allezL'OM

More to follow…

Beating the deadline: Stephane Mbia has joined QPR

Beating the deadline: Stephane Mbia has joined QPR

Joey Barton reveals Marseille move is off on Twitter

'Back with the kids and Taliban'… Heartbroken Barton claims Marseille move is off

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UPDATED:

10:11 GMT, 28 August 2012

Fantasy football 2012

Joey Barton's move to Marseille has fallen through, leaving the controversial QPR midfielder 'heartbroken'.

The 29-year-old revealed he had been banished to train with the reserves on Tuesday before claiming his prospective move to the French giants had been shattered.

'Why can't things just be simple…' he posted on social networking site Twitter.

Time to go: Joey Barton looks set to leave England and try and kick start his career in France

Time to go: Joey Barton looks set to leave England and try and kick start his career in France

'Been forced to go back training with the kids and fellow Taliban members at 2pm today…

'Doesn't look like this Marseille thing is gonna happen now. 'Whatever doesn't kill you make you stronger' #heartbroken.

'Maybe this is time to dumb down and be dishonest. It seems to take you a long way in this game…'

Barton is serving a 12-game ban for
his shameful sending off on the final day of last season at Manchester
City and spent the early part of the summer training at League Two
newcomers Fleetwood Town.

The former Manchester City man is
desperate to leave Loftus Road this summer after being frozen out of
Mark Hughes’s first-team plans and the club were locked in talks to
potentially grant him a free transfer.

In doubtIn doubt: Barton revealed his move to Marseille is in danger of collapsing: Barton revealed his move to Marseille is in danger of collapsing

In doubt: Barton revealed his move to Marseille is in danger of collapsing

QPR are desperate to get Barton’s
70,000-a-week wages off the bill, particularly as the midfielder has no
future at the west London club.

Barton said on his Twitter page on
Sunday night that he offered to resign although it is unclear whether
Barton’s claims are true. He made it clear he did not want to play for
QPR after what he thinks as their poor treatment of him.

In a rant on Twitter, he said: ‘I
offered to resign from the club/ contract when I got my ban. I accepted
my punishment from the FA and the club for my behaviour against Man City
like a man. I could have appealed as is my right. I choose not to out
of respect.

Had enough: Barton does not feature in Mark Hughes' plans at QPR

Had enough: Barton does not feature in Mark Hughes' plans at QPR

‘But when I returned to the club, I
am forced to train away from the first team. I am stripped of the
captaincy. Then, made to train at 3pm. Then, I am hawked around on loan.

'Then, I have my shirt number taken
without any notice. Then, I read I wouldn’t have been signed had the
current regime been in place.’

The situation echoes his move from
Newcastle to QPR on a free last year. That transfer followed months of
public outbursts from the player that hinted at behind-the-scenes unrest
at the club.

Barton said he had enough of ‘certain
people at the club’ and, after he was released on a free, he attacked
the board and said they did not know what the shirt stood for.

Flashpoint: Barton was sent off in the final game of last season

Flashpoint: Barton was sent off in the final game of last season

Joey Barton won"t join Blackpool, says Ian Holloway

Joey's a great lad, but I'm not signing him… Holloway rules out move for Barton

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UPDATED:

17:35 GMT, 13 August 2012

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has ruled out signing Joey Barton.

The QPR midfielder will begin a 12-match ban this weekend following his sending off and subsequent actions on the final day of last season against Manchester City.

A summer stint training with npower Football League newcomers Fleetwood finished at the weekend after QPR rejected the idea of Barton spending time on loan in League Two.

New club: Barton has been training with Fleetwood Town

New club: Barton has been training with Fleetwood Town

That prompted a number of national newspapers to link Barton with a switch to last season's beaten Championship play-off finalists, but Holloway insists such talk is wide of the mark.

'I haven't got a clue where the Joey Barton rumours came from,' he told the Blackpool Gazette.

'I can't sign someone who I couldn't pick for 12 matches.

'If you look at the central midfield players I have, that's not the area I need players. I need strikers. Joey's a great lad but I don't know where that talk came from.'

Joey Barton will train at Fleetwood Town in League Two

Banned bad-boy Barton set to join League Two Fleetwood Town… but it's only for a week

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UPDATED:

19:15 GMT, 23 July 2012

Joey Barton has confirmed he is set to join League Two team Fleetwood Town to train for a week.

The QPR midfielder used his Twitter account to post several messages about the plan on Monday night.

Barton was rumoured to be joining the team on a six-month loan deal but has said his future is still with QPR.

Misdemeanours: Joey Barton assaulted Sergio Aguero

Misdemeanours: Joey Barton assaulted Sergio Aguero

He has a 12-game ban at the start of the
2012-13 season after a series of unsavory incidents during his side's
final day defeat against Manchester City.

More to follow.

West Ham want Samuel Souprayen and Chris Solly

Hammers move for Souprayen and Solly as Big Sam looks to strengthen defence

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UPDATED:

09:16 GMT, 12 June 2012

Premier League new boys West Ham have made a 1.2million bid for Dijon left-back Samuel Souprayen, and are preparing an offer for Charlton right-back Chris Solly.

Hammers boss Sam Allardce is keen to
strengthen his defence having overseen a clear-out following the club's Championship
play-off final win over Blackpool last month.

Bid: Souprayen (left) challenges new Chelsea forward Eden Hazard playing for Dijon against Lille in Ligue 1 last season

Bid: Souprayen (left) challenges new Chelsea forward Eden Hazard playing for Dijon against Lille in Ligue 1 last season

Souprayen, 23, was a rare shining light for Dijon last season as they were relegated from the French top flight. The former France Under-21 international can also play at centre-back.

Solly, 21, was voted Charlton's player of the season as they won the League One title and the Addicks are likely to demand a seven-figure sum for the player.

Hot prospect: Solly won Charlton's player of the year last season

Hot prospect: Solly won Charlton's player of the year last season

Defenders Julien Faubert and Abdoulaye Faye were both been released by Allardyce at the end of the season, while left-back George McCartney has returned to Sunderland following the end of his season-long loan.

Although Allardyce hopes to bring McCartney back to the club, he currently only has four senior defenders on his playing staff – James Tomkins, Winston Reid, Guy Demel and Joey O'Brien.