Mirror - Barton's beached: Blackpool decide not to take Joey Barton for the season
QPR bad-boy's 12-match ban is too big an issue for the Championship club - even though Hoops were willing to pay most of his wages
No go, Joe: Barton is facing a long spell in the stand at Loftus Road
Blackpool have rejected the chance to sign QPR misfit Joey Barton on a season-long loan.
Barton, 29, spent pre-season with the Championship side's League Two neighbours Fleetwood Town.
But while Rangers were willing to subsidise most of his £80,000-a-week wages, their offer was rejected by the Seasiders.
The Bloomfield Road club did not think it made financial sense to sign a player who must first serve a 12-game ban.
Blackpool have also been linked with Barton's QPR team-mate DJ Campbell, but a deal is as likely as Ian Holloway dressing in drag, according to the Tangerines' boss. Mirror