Can someone break down for me why Barkley is now unanimously deemed a cunt on here?
The club wants him out, tried to force a move to a club he doesn't want to go to, and he turned it down.
OK that's just my interpretation of events but is it any less likely than anyone else's?
Doesn't look like the club did want him out though.
They offered him a contract to stay. He told them in May that he wanted to leave. That's the only concrete information we know. We accepted an offer from Chelsea because Ross said he wanted to leave.
He agreed personal terms with another club, we didn't force him to.
Once a player asks to leave (especially a home grown one) then they usually get a cunt status. It's quite similar to the Dan Gosling situation but a bit more hurtful, as Barkley is apparently an Evertonian.
The change of mind at the 11th hour probably pissed a few people off as it looked like it would finally be the end of this saga.
It's not really a surprise thay fans would be a bit pissed off that a player with potential, who never put a shift in for us or attempted to realise that potential, runs his contract down and fucks off to a 'bigger' club.