Joey Barton signs for flagship talkSPORT show
Joey Barton is returning to talkSPORT joining Adrian Durham and Ray Parlour for the station’s flagship Saturday afternoon show, Matchday Live.
The midfielder will kick-off as co-commentator of Watford v Liverpool on the opening Saturday of the Premier League season on August 12 and every Saturday thereafter with previews of the day’s action, goals and post-game reaction.
Barton will also be part of Monday night’s Kick-Off show from August 14, tackling all of the weekend’s action and the biggest issues in sport between 7-10pm.
The former Manchester City, Newcastle, QPR, Marseille, Burnley, Rangers and England star was previously part of talkSPORT’s on-air team at the Euro 2016 finals in France.
Barton said: “I’m really looking forward to the new football season. Having listened to talkSPORT for many years, and given that I can’t be on the pitch, being part of the biggest sports radio station every week is certainly the next best thing. Tune in for honest, no-nonsense punditry on Monday nights and Saturday afternoons.”
Liam Fisher, National Controller for talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 told RadioToday: “The season is nearly upon us and, with commentary of more than 500 live games, culminating in the 2018 World Cup final, we need to extend our squad! Joey is a superb pundit and never afraid to voice his opinions, so we’re looking forward to him becoming part of our fantastic team.”