Fleetwood plan fly-on-the-wall documentary with Joey Barton

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by Simon Austin
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Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton has been wearing a microphone this season because the club hope to sell the story of his first season in management as a documentary series.

The Daily Mail reported that talks have already taken place between Fleetwood, Sky Sports and the BBC, with another meeting scheduled with Netflix. A club source has confirmed the story to Prolific North.

The League One club hired a production team to shoot footage from the first day of pre-season and Barton has been wearing a microphone for the majority of his first two months in charge.

Camera crews have captured training sessions, the tour of Hungary, team meetings and even medicals, including when the striker Ched Evans was signed in July.

Fleetwood positioned cameras right next to Barton’s dug-out during his first game in charge against Wimbledon, which they lost 1-0.

The former Manchester City, Newcastle, QPR, Marseille and Burnley midfielder retired from playing after being banned for betting on matches. Fleetwood is his first foray into management.