Why Joey Barton is a great guest
Well, there is no doubt that Joseph Anthony Barton divides opinion.
I can assure you that all of them were read carefully but I can also say that - even though I understood them - I disagreed with each one.
The complaints all followed a similar theme: why would we dream of having someone like Mr Barton on the show considering some of the things he has done in his past?
Joey Barton has transformed himself into a social commentator after opening a Twitter account. PHOTO: Getty
Now, I get where those voicing those opinions are coming from, but I maintain that Joey
Barton - for me - is a great guest.
There is no doubt that he's done some reprehensible things - all of which he is repentant over and all of which were alcohol fuelled.
The fact that he has come back from those dark places to have a successful football career makes him a man with an interesting story to tell.
If you doubt whether that is an 'interesting' story I would point out that over half a million people actively chose to follow him on Twitter.
I would also encourage you to watch the Focus Forum which was one of the most watched bits of video on the BBC Sport website this week. Love him or hate him, viewers clearly want to hear more from Joey Barton.
In addition to that he is also a rarity in modern football: someone who has a plethora of opinions and isn't worried about sharing them.
You never get the impression that he is protecting his friends in football.
If you ask him something you get an honest answer and, believe me, that is as rare as it is refreshing.
I am not disputing the fact that he still does some stupid things on the pitch or that he enjoys pushing people's buttons more than he should but I feel he is exactly the sort of guest we should be getting on Football Focus.
I should also say that, despite the odd complaint, the overwhelming response via twitter and email was very positive.
It was also great to have Gary McAllister on the show who was equally opinionated and remains one of the nicest men in football.
I went to the Super League Grand Final after the programme where - after talking about how the sport has embraced video technology - the referee correctly called for a replay of a disputed St Helens try which hadn't been initially given.
Video replay was used during the Super League Grand Slam final after the St Helens players disputed referee Phil Bentham decision not to award them a legitimate try. PHOTO: GettyThe decision was made relatively quickly and, far from ruining the flow of the game, actually added to the drama as the crowd all looked to the big screen for a decision. I wonder if Brother Blatter was watching.
This week we are off on the road again and our travels take us to Carrow Road.
The whole of Football Focus comes live from the build-up to Norwich against Swansea. Contrary to an accusation via twitter this week, I have not organised the trip simply to sample Delia's culinary delights.
We'll have a few East Anglian heroes on the show and one or two from the world of showbiz as well.
We'll talk through all the big footballing issues of the week, including the latest on Wayne Rooney whose temperament may well be tested in that tasty North West derby with Liverpool on Saturday.
This is actually one of the more bizarre geographically challenging weeks of the season so far.
It started in Sheffield on Monday then Manchester, Nottingham, London, somewhere in Kent, Hertfordshire, Swansea (to speak at a do) then Norwich.
After the game it will conclude with a fast dash to Liverpool before eventually getting back to the seven hills of Sheffield just in time to watch Crawley at home to Shrewsbury on the Football League Show.
I love my job and travel is all part of the package.
I haven't done one of these for a while on the blog, but last week on Twitter we did a Dancing XI in honour of Robbie Savage being on Strictly and I thought I'd share a few with you.
Team Name: Democratic Republic of Conga. Chairman: Niall SeQuinn. Managers: Volta Smith & Gay Gordons Strachan. Full squad: Pepe MacaReina, Rave Beasant, Shaka HipHop, Ruel Foxtrot, CanKanu, Cha Cha Chamakh, Zat Knight Fever, Moritz Waltz, Jive Mendonca, Peter Odemswingie, Attilo Lambada, Charlston N'Zogbia, Ryan Jigs, Igor QuickStepanovs, Shimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink, Murder on Zidane's Floor, Boogie Freedman, Daniel AggerDo Do Do.
Stick down your comments, questions or suggestions for the Dancing XI and I'll see you live from Carrow Road on Saturday at 1215 BST on BBC1. If you can't wait (I know there's at least one of you) you can find me on twitter at twitter.com/danwalkerbbc