Newcastle United boss Kevin Keegan has been very complimentary of midfielder Joey Barton in recent weeks, and it seems as though the controversial Scouser is finally settling down to life on Tyneside.
There has never been a doubt over his footballing ability, but inevitably with the number of negative headlines surrounding him the football becomes a bit secondary.
A couple of seasons ago he was considered good enough for England and was a Fantasy Football must - assists, goals and strong performances for his club.
Keegan does seem to be a good influence on Barton and appears to have Barton's respect.
Pundits seem to feel that Barton is playing to his potential again - What do you the fans think?
Can you accept Barton?
Your thoughts are most appreciated...