Barton to go Wilde on Thursday?

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Joey Barton is 2/1 with Ladbrokes to quote Oscar Wilde on Twitter on Thursday.

The bookies are now taking bets on which pearls of wisdom the midfielder will share on the site next and make The Smiths/Morrisey their 1/2 favourite.

It’s 3/1 he quotes a past or present PM and 12/1 he delves into the work of Confucius. Chinese general Zun Tzu is a 25/1 chance and it’s 50/1 he uses any line from The Full Monty

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “We’re on tenterhooks waiting for Barton’s next quote. It’s no secret he’s a huge fan of Morrissey and Wilde’s also got a massive chance.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Who will Joey Barton quote on Twitter on Thursday?
Morrissey/Smiths – 1/2
Oscar Wilde – 2/1
Any British Prime Minister – 3/1
Shakespere – 8/1
Arthur Scargill – 10/1
Confucius – 12/1
Aristotle – 12/1
Gandhi – 20/1
Sun-Tzu – 25/1
A line from The Full Monty – 50/1
Others on request

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.