Je ne le crois pas! Joey Barton vient d'arriver à Marseille pour compléter son prêt à l'OM.

C'est un désastre. Ignorez tout ce que vous avez entendu sur sa réputation de milieu de terrain combatif et enthousiaste. C'est la vérité mais c'est sans importance. Joey Barton est un fléau.

Barton ne sera pas un deuxième Chris Waddle, plus vraisemblablement un deuxième James Shayler. Pour tous les bons moments qu'il provoque sur le terrain il cause beaucoup plus de problèmes par son comportement sur et en dehors du stade.

Attaques violentes sur ses coéquipiers, attaques violentes sur des membres du public, attaques violentes sur ses adversaires - résultant en cartons rouges - querelles fatales avec ses entraineurs, il a tout fait. Si on pensait que Hatem Ben Arfa representait un problème on n'a encore rien vu.

So Transfer Deadline Day (sic) happened again. Lots of players moved, as is the point of such an occasion, Liverpool bought back former player (and former Celt) Craig Bellamy, Celtic welcomed Badr El Kaddouri and again bade farewell to Shaun Maloney (good business but sad times), l'OM kept Valbuena, Lucho and Gignac...thankfully.

Oh, and Raul Meireles did a Torres. He had a great season last year, he wasn't in Dalglish's first team plans, that was obvious so he handed in a transfer request - though not at 10:30pm as some Liverpool fans misunderstood and had a very brief chuckle about. He made the correct decision in leaving Anfield for the sake of his career but the manner in which he went about it, the timing and the club he chose to join is both inexplicable and insulting. Why does a player that witnesses the method of a fellow Iberian's departure causing such uproar decide to follow that lead?

Liverpool play Norwich today. I hope Liverpool win. Much, much more, whatever the result, I hope we don't boo our players, our manager or, for those who believe it to be that vague, our club.

Liverpool will be going to Wembley thrice in 2012. Kenny Dalglish, the supposed failure in the mainstream press for admittedly poor league form, is one game away from a two trophy season, but still it seems Anfield attendees are buying into the opinions and agendas of the newspapers - a collective we have always been at odds with. It's a worrying development.

Speaking of "failures", for two games running Andy Carroll delivered victory with a late header, the most recent over Merseyside rivals Everton in the FA Cup semi-final played at Wembley. That particular win was inordinately welcome, firstly because it is always enjoyable to reach a cup final - The Cup Final - and secondly because we got one over the bitter Toffees, again, though both of these reasons pale into insignificance compared with the third reason: we have the opportunity to beat Chelsea - now quite possibly to instigate a role reversing parallel of our fortunes in 2005 when a loss in a domestic final preceded our Champions League triumph.

So it's finally here. What you've all been waiting for had no idea was coming, the world's first Olympique de Marseille, Celtic FC & Liverpool FC blogging site.

Basically this will mean me, Jay, writing about my favourite football teams and various other things. You may agree with me on some points, disagree on others, but hopefully you'll find it somewhat entertaining and not feel that you've wasted however much time you've spent on the site.

There are several sections and you may be able to subscribe to rss feeds for whichever part is of most interest (though possibly not at time of writing). So if you are a fan of Liverpool, for example, you can focus your attentions on that tab and ignore everything else I prattle on about.

As well as blogging about l'OM, Celtic and Liverpool, the site will also host news about the London-based football team I set up a couple of years ago, Marceltipool. Our occasional games are great fun and the club should build in line with this website so it may be worth keeping an eye on.

L'Olympique de Marseille contre Paris St Germain. Le Classique. Un match sans consequences ce soir.

Pour l'OM. Mais pour le PSG la victoire etait primordiale et a cause de cela il etait imperatif que les jouers de l'OM mouillent leurs maillots et faisent de leur mieux pour gagne ou au moins faire un match nul avec les memes consequences.

It est vrai que les parisiens sont fiers de ses couleurs - sans se soucier de ce qu'elles representent et en oublient que le club a autorisé Nike a retrograder les memes couleurs sur le maillot exterieur en 2010, et c'est vrai que la bas c'est Paris. Qu'ils y restent. Mais nous aussi sommes fiers de nos couleurs, le blanc et blue phoceen et mediterraneen portés ce soir, et aussi l'orange utilisé par les South Winners antifasciste pour entagoniser les skinheads du Kop Boulogne. Il ne faut pas oublier ça.

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