Barton Refused Bail Again – In Court Today

As if another Newcastle defeat wasn’t enough bad news for Newcastle United, Joey Barton, the Newcastle and England midfielder, is due to appear in custody before magistrates in Liverpool again this morning.


Joey Barton – refused bail again yesterday and in court today

The player was refused bail on 28th December after being charged with common assault and affray, following an incident in the city’s Church Street area, outside a McDonald’s restaurant at 5:30 am last Thursday morning, and it turns our he was again refused bail yesterday.

Joey was arrested with his 19-year-old brother Andrew and Nadine Wilson, 27 years of age, from Huyton, Merseyside last Thursday morning. The player has now missed defeats away at Chelsea and Wednesday night’s 2-0 home defeat to Manchester City. Following the hearing last week, the Newcastle club indicated they would not be making any further comment.

Footballer Joey Barton yesterday failed in another bid to be freed from jail as Lawyers acting for the Newcastle player, had another bail application refused after applying to a judge in chambers. The Liverpool-born midfielder is due to appear before magistrates today via a video link from Liverpool’s Walton Jail, on charges of affray and common assault. Yesterday, his solicitor Daniel Weed, made an appeal to Liverpool crown court for his client to be released, but after a short 10-minute closed hearing, Mr Weed said the application was refused. Weed said the  judge wanted more information.

Barton, of Widnes, Cheshire, was jointly charged with his brother, Andrew, also of Widnes, last Thursday, of assault causing actual bodily harm and affray. Ms Wilson is charged with common assault and affray. Both were granted bail at the hearing before Liverpool magistrates on 28th December, although Joey wasn’t, because he was already on bail for his confrontation with Dabo in early April of last year, which is due to go to trial in June of this year.
Joey of course isn’t doing himself or his club, Newcastle United, any favors in these very difficult times.

Comments very welcome.

19 comments so far


    Jan 3, 2008 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #1

    Apparently Joey Barton pleaded with Liverpool magistrates to let him spend the New year with his family. . . . . .So he was remanded in custody!!!

  • Graeme

    Jan 3, 2008 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #2

    Can we bring back capital punishment for this moron?????? I hope they throw the book at him, he is little more than a common thug and seems to take some pride in demonstrating it. Hopefully he will get 3 years, he sure deserves it.

    The fans dont deserve having to be associated with this idiot any longer, the quicker he is gone the better.

  • steve

    Jan 3, 2008 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #3

    The Times stated that the max sentence for common assault and affray is 6 months.
    Although he could still be in jail when the Dabo case comes up in which case sentence could be extended

  • Hammy

    Jan 3, 2008 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #4

    Hi Ed,
    Height of bad taste using a picture of Barton with the captains armband on…….

  • adam

    Jan 3, 2008 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #5

    im suprised we signed this muppet. he should take up boxing

  • UTD111

    Jan 3, 2008 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #6

    A lot has been written about Joey Barton – for and against. Salting it all down though he does seem to have a problem staying away from trouble. Who knows why really? But it should be easier for a man with his privileged lifestyle and money to walk away from situations (or hire a couple of minders!).
    As far as punishment goes, he should not be treated differently from anyone else who has committed the same crimes and is found guilty.

  • Len

    Jan 3, 2008 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #7

    Correct he should get the same treatment as anyone else. And I would expect anyone else guilty of assault while on bail for assault would spend some time at the big house. If we can void his contract and still hold out for a transfer fee that would be the way to go.

  • Jamie

    Jan 3, 2008 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #8

    committed player, workman like professional, scumbag, knacker, physco why isnt the video up on youtube yet?, problematic personality at the club. i really wanted to see this guy successful at sjp i really did bin him and sell him to derby our new arch rivals. season turning on us again, why?

    summary of 2007 complete

  • andyc290

    Jan 3, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #9

    He’s had his chance and he’s blown it. The club need to do whatever they need to do to come out of it with the best possible outcome for NUFC regardless of what it means for Barton.

  • Leo

    Jan 3, 2008 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #10

    KAGTHEMAG that was hilarious.

    i hope he goes down and they throw away the key

  • Chicken

    Jan 3, 2008 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #11

    Some idjut on here was actually suggesting this little scumbag could become our captain full-time. Can’t remember who it was – wish I could. I suggested that it would hardly set a good example for young kids coming to SJP and the said that it wasn’t a footballers job to be a role model.
    Well whatever – I was disgusted that we signed him in the first place. I was prepared to give him a chance to prove me and a lot of other people wrong and look what he does.
    What’s even more ridiculous is that it comes straight off the back of all that drivel he was spouting on Inside Sport. What a C U Next Tuesday!
    If Mr Mort isn’t already looking at the legalities of terminating JB’s contract then he bloody well oughta be.

  • James

    Jan 3, 2008 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #12

    When that Scottish footballer died at the weekend playing the game, and you have morons like Barton playing who shouldn’t be allowed near a football ground, it makes me sick.

    ****** off Barton, we never wanted you in the first place

  • George

    Jan 3, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #13

    The last comment by James sums it up beautifully.
    One true professional dies on the pitch playing for a club he loved, then you have Joey Barton who seemsto be trying more for the prison football team than the team who pay his wages.
    no wonder our premiership players have a reputation as being over paid morons.

  • Ross

    Jan 3, 2008 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #14

    too true.
    phil odonnel gives his life for what he loves, and then you’ve got this fool wasting away a carreer, probably on double the money odonnel ever was.
    i was hoping he would succeed, stay out of trouble, but he’s let everyone down. he deserves what he gets.
    oh, and in the words of motherwell f.c,
    r.i.p uncle phil.

  • Graeme

    Jan 3, 2008 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #15

    Barton refused bail, remanded in custody until 16th Jan. His shoulders will be raw, pressing his back to the wall for another 2 weeks!!!!!

    Couldnt happen to a nicer chap, I hope they look after him really well!!!! He should have lots of new “friends” by the time he gets out.

  • Hadrian

    Jan 3, 2008 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #16

    i really hope the stories of barton being singled out in jail are not true .
    sure the lads a duck up , but he’ll end up with a knife in im at this rate , and i dont wish that on anybody .
    ofc he’s made the worst mistake possible by flashing the cash in jail if thats true .
    no i think all this will be lesson enough for our joey, a few weeks in reserve when he comes back and then he should play again .
    the lads a muppet ,but all this is punishment enough , belive me .

  • Edd Case

    Jan 3, 2008 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #17

    Barton is out of jail – on appeal…apparently.

  • valle

    Jan 3, 2008 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #18

    I heard he cries himself to sleep every night and that he has to pay gifts for the other prisoners, have anyone else heard about this?

  • Joeys Mate

    Jan 4, 2008 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #19

    The fact is that if some little spotty faced scouse scally walked up to you with his mate, called you a murdering bastard, questioned the mentality of your mother, headbutted your little brother, told you to put the woman you were with on a F***in leash, then drew the biggest smelliest grolly from his throat and gobbed it in the womans hair, what would you do??
    ME,personally, i would punch the F***a with as much strength and as hard as i could, right in his big open gob, and at least hope that i knocked a few of his smelly f***in teeth down his throat!!! Anybody who wouldnt do that after so much provocation needs to have a long hard look at themselves!!!


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