Shamed Barton Held In Jail and Refused Bail

Newcastle United’s Joey Barton was today refused bail in Liverpool, following an alleged assault outside a McDonald’s restaurant on Thursday morning at 5:00am.


Joey Barton – bringing disgrace to himself and the club

The 25-year-old Newcastle United star appeared in court this morning after spending yesterday in jail and he has been remanded in custody until January 3. He will therefore miss Newcastle’s New Year fixtures, which are the least of his troubles. He is accused of common assault and affray following the alleged incident outside a McDonald’s Restaurant in Liverpool city center early yesterday morning.

Barton appeared at Liverpool City Magistrates Court this morning with his brother Andrew, 19, and both have been accused of assault causing actual bodily harm and affray. Nadine Wilson, 27, of Huyton, Merseyside, has also been charged with common assault and affray. Barton, of Widnes, Cheshire, is already due to stand trial next June accused of causing his former Manchester City teammate Ousmane Dabo actual bodily harm. He has pleaded innocent to that charge.

A Newcastle United spokesman said today:

“The club is aware of an incident. Until we have more information it would be inappropriate to make any further comment.”

Barton has had a troubled career both on and off the field. He was transferred to Newcastle in a £5.5M deal last June after leaving Manchester City over the alleged assault on Dabo during a training session in early April of this year. In September of last year, he was also in trouble for pulling down his pants and flashing his behind at Everton fans. When he moved to Newcastle he said he wanted to make a fresh start. Some fresh start!

We think Newcastle United should take a hard line with Joey. We believe there may have been a clause in his contract that if this kind of thing happened it was cause to terminate his contract, If Newcastle didn’t do that they nshould have, and there was news about this during the time of his signing.

Joey came to Newcastle with a zero tolerance level for this kind of behavior, and it’s taken only a short 4 months to drag both his name and Newcastle United into the papers. We think he should be dismissed by the club.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

67 comments so far

  • Indian toon

    Dec 28, 2007 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #1

    rightly said. cut the ties with him. nufc image is at stake!!!

  • tony fairs

    Dec 28, 2007 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #2

    shoot the tramp! am i not right in thinking if a player is injured they should be resting not out at 5am the idiot!

  • Dragoner

    Dec 28, 2007 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #3

    Barton needs to sort it out

  • Indian toon

    Dec 28, 2007 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #4

    the thing he was out shows the lack of passion for the club.!! no commitment. now why the hell did sam give him permission to be left out in london when the whole mates went bach home!!!

  • steve c

    Dec 28, 2007 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #5

    Once again a manager thought that he could tame an unruly player .
    And once again it has been proved that a leopard cant change its spots.
    Get him out of here now. The papers are already having a field day, if we hang on to this clown things will only get worse.

  • ToonKing

    Dec 28, 2007 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #6

    he shouldn’t be dismissed but a serious fine and a run in the reserves is in order.

  • Nev

    Dec 28, 2007 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #7

    i live in liverpool and trust me …
    that macdonalds is ghetto … especially at 5am around xmas!

  • steve c

    Dec 28, 2007 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #8

    Toon King how about waiting untill he beats up one of the squad.

  • Callum

    Dec 28, 2007 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #9

    Get rid of him and whilst we’re at it, get rid of Allardyce – 2 for 1 special.

  • steve

    Dec 28, 2007 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #10

    Sell him to West Ham, for a cut price 4 million

  • ToonKing

    Dec 28, 2007 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #11

    so what ??? man fight, it’s idiotic what is happening, you can’t have a proper fight these days.

    he got into a fight with a team mate. so what… 1 on 1 . easy. yet press turn it into a vendetta and all the pussies who never got into a fight or ran to their mother can have a field day.

    he should be punished this time for being in Liverpool and staying out that late. but being in a “scuffle” doesn’t seem so serious.

  • ObaFan2

    Dec 28, 2007 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #12

    Not as if he’s been any good on the pitch and shows BSA’s control of the squad?

  • carl

    Dec 28, 2007 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #13

    get rid of the stupid twat, hes got himself locked up when we really need him in the squad for 2 big games coming up,him and allardyce should Be given the boot, aint worth waiting to see if we get beat in next few games because im telling you now we will.

  • carl

    Dec 28, 2007 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #14

    toonking- shouldnt be dismissed? he came to our club and told all us loyal fans he had changed and so on, now this!! hes a little lying twat with no commitment for the club. this also highlights big sams management skills.

  • George

    Dec 28, 2007 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #15

    You just can not keep the NUFC name out of the papers can we.
    What makes it worse is the fact it is a player who is known for his trouble and some how he has had permission to be out clubbing till early hours?
    When his case was deffered until june next year, due to the fact he is a footballer and they did not want to upset his season, you would have thought because of the nature of his crime he would have had restrictions enforced on him, as in a curfew.
    There again, would you not think the club and player himself would want to steer clear of all possible trouble and avoid places of possible conflict for the short few months before trial!
    The courts are taking this very serious hence being held on remand, but what will this do for the big trial. I can here the cell doors shutting on him.
    Sam Allerdyce should try and offload him now, get what he possibly can for him, then bugger off himself before an avid NUFC fan turns him over because off the crap he is putting out for us.

  • carl

    Dec 28, 2007 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #16

    well said george and i tell you im angry enough at this moment in time to kick f**out of both joey barton and big sam.honestly if i walked down the street and bumped in to either of them id turn them over and be proud of it

  • Faroe Geordie

    Dec 28, 2007 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #17

    What a joke!!! Barton has let Newcastle United Football Club down badly. He’s an absolute idiot. Sell him ASAP!!! And while I’m at it, sack Allardyce as well!! We’re being made to look stupid by both

  • carl

    Dec 28, 2007 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #18

    yes, feels like a scouse kid and a big fat tosser are shitting on our doorsteps

  • Hadrian

    Dec 28, 2007 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #19

    ToonKing . id be of the same opinion if the smug muppet hadnt mouthed off to the press about us fans , or gave that long winded , violin backed interview of his on the bbc about bein misunderstood .
    a good punch up’s fine in my eyes , not like i dont see one at least once a week on the weekend at the local boozer .
    its the out till 5am thing thats getting on my tits , ive said before those 50k wage packets breed resentment , even moe s when the lads get to have a bigger all night bender 2 days before a match than i do .
    im of the mindframe of kick him while he’s down , sack him 😛

  • Ross

    Dec 28, 2007 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #20

    ToonKing- i understand what you’re saying mate, and i normally agree with you 100% on alot of issues.
    but he’s been refused bail and held in custody, this sadly, is clearly far more than a scuffle.
    he came to our club with a terrible reputation, an assault charge, and an apparent will to play football and change his attitude.
    he hasnt performed on the pitch, and he’s now banged up for assault again.
    sorry, but he has to go.
    i had high hopes for him when he turned up, but he’s let everyone down. the club, allardyce, the board..but most of all, the fans. get rid.

  • Howie

    Dec 28, 2007 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #21

    until we know what really happened its hard to comment. he may have been refused bail due to his record. i think dismissing him is over the top but a serious fine and he should apologise to all of the staff of newcastle united and spend some time in reserves. if he is sent down for a lengthy period then he should be dismissed

  • GoonerNuke

    Dec 28, 2007 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #22

    Barton is a w**kstain. Nothing special as a player, shitty attitude & no class.

    At least he’ll get the chance to see his brother over New Year.

    NUFC deserve better for their wad.

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 28, 2007 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #23

    Send him down to me on the mean streets of cambridge 🙂

  • Pete

    Dec 28, 2007 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #24

    This is exactly what allaradyce wanted, someone to take the limelight away from how poor a manager he actually is

  • Ashton

    Dec 28, 2007 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #25

    ” We think he should be dismissed by the club ”

    Is this a joke !!
    just give him a chance he is still young and he is or best player

    i think it will the stupidest thing ever if we let him go
    the man got talent and we need him
    so stop acting like a little bitches !

  • Eve

    Dec 28, 2007 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #26

    He’s a young player, he’s grown up trying to get away from this kinda behavior and now he’s landed himself into it, again. Like he’s only young, but he really is an idiot, he needs a good smack over the head. It’s times like this when you wish that there was someone like Roy Keane (as a player) at the club who’d shake some sense into him. The lad clearly needs to sort himself out though.

  • Leo

    Dec 28, 2007 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #27

    i got soo much jip from my dad today because i stood up for barton strongly saying that he had changed not a week ago… what an arsehole.

  • Greg B

    Dec 28, 2007 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #28

    Ashton – do you not think he was given a chance when Allardyce signed him? He already had a serious assault charge hanging over him but for some reason known only to himself, Allardyce decided to give him the benefit of the doubt – and look how Barton has repaid that faith?
    And you think the people who are posting their views on here are acting like little bitches?
    Oh, and I think very few Newcastle fans would agree with you that he is our best player, now that is a joke!
    Joey Barton is begining to make the likes of Dyer and Bellamy look like saints! Unfortunatley I dont think we could have the same luxury in obtaining a transfer fee (even from West Ham!) for Barton, like we did with Bellamy and Dyer so maybe if he does escape jail, which I’d very much doubt reading the reports, we may have to keep hold of him.
    I just cannot understand why Allardyce signed him in the first place!

  • Jeremy9

    Dec 28, 2007 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #29

    Things can only get better at this point.

  • steve

    Dec 28, 2007 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #30

    Joey Barton our best player – are you having a laugh.
    He’s been a complete waste of cash, 25 is not a young kid, he’s a f*king adult.
    If there was any doubt in this then its highly unlikely he’d be refused bail.
    Kick the f*cker out, if Dyer had done this the whole of Newcastle would have been baying for his blood and it hurts me to say it but he was better than Barton for the toon (on the pitch, at least when he could be arsed (8 goals last season which prob kept us up)

  • Howie

    Dec 28, 2007 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #31

    i agree steve. at least when bellamy and dyer were up to no good they were a big part of our success. he thinks hes gods gift and until he produces quality football on a consistent basis over a period of time can he be defended but i would not dismiss. heavy heavy fine unless he is sent down completely do we dismiss him

  • Howie

    Dec 28, 2007 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #32

    im not saying you can defend his actions but he would have more support from us i imagine if he kept his mouth shut and got on with playing football. and people say wenger is ruining epl with all those foreigners. you never/very rarely hear any news come out of the emirates like this

  • Ashton

    Dec 28, 2007 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #33

    Greg B

    I ment he is ONE of our best players
    and yeah shit happens man fights just give him a chance and stop saying sack him or dismiss him !

    and its fat sam fault he is too busy with media and allan oliver !!

    f^%k this week can’t get any worse !!

  • Cockney Magpie

    Dec 28, 2007 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #34

    Yea Tom Toon send him down to strawberry fair 😀 might chill him out a bit

  • carl

    Dec 28, 2007 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #35

    ashton , im the same age as barton, 25 and i would never behave like this, he should be a professional for himself and others.after tommorrow , im not going to another toon game until big sams gone, be it 1 month or 10 years.

  • Daniel Petersen

    Dec 28, 2007 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #36

    I’m just so disappointed in him. As I’ve stated in other threads I thought he was putting this kind of behavior behind him. If there’s a clause in his contract we should drop him. If not, than a heavy fine and some time in the reserves. What a horrible week for the club.

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 28, 2007 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #37

    Cockney – ill buy him some myself if he will change.

  • Tactically naive

    Dec 28, 2007 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #38

    He is obviously still a headcase and hasnt changed one iota, despite everything he said in the summer. Also the hypocricy of the guy, slating the fans for their behaviour, then doing this. I doubt well get rid of him but he should be given a final warning.

  • derek Chapman

    Dec 28, 2007 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #39





  • Adam B

    Dec 28, 2007 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #40

    fine him his wages while is in in jail…..once he is out, suspend him for 6 months without pay. let him try and earn back his spot over the summer.


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