Barton Appears In Court – Bailed Again

Newcastle United 25 year old midfield player Joey Barton appeared in court on Wednesday charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray.


Joey Barton – in Liverpool court today

As we all know Barton was arrested in the early hours of December 27, after a Boxing Day evening out with his friends and family. 🙁

Barton appeared at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court with his 19 year-old brother Andrew Barton, and Nadine Wilson, 27.

Andrew Barton, is also charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and Wilson, faces charges of common assault and affray.

Both were arrested with Barton following a visit to a McDonald’s restaurant in the Liverpool city center at 5:00 am on Thursday morning, 27th December.

All three have again been bailed and will reappear at Liverpool Crown Court on April 23 and at that time there will be a plea and a case management hearing.

The wheels of justice certainly continue to turn so slowly. We just want to get his court cases out of the way and then see what his sentence will be in June.

This is hardly good publicity for Newcastle United.

16 comments so far

  • Eric

    Mar 12, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #1

    Hope he gets banged up on April 23rd. My birthday. Oh what joy! Does this mean KK will continue to select him for the rest of the season? Can we sell him to Botany Bay Rowdies?

  • thelongshanks

    Mar 12, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #2

    i prefer barton to butt or smith,wish he would produce the same form he did at man city.

  • toonhitman

    Mar 12, 2008 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #3

    hes got more lives than a cat

  • Davies

    Mar 12, 2008 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #4

    Lock him up. If he can’t play, Keegan can’t select him.

  • thelongshanks

    Mar 12, 2008 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #5

    and if hes in jail we cant sell him catch 22.

  • ToonKing

    Mar 12, 2008 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #6

    he’s still our best midfielder, i say lock up Butt instead.

  • Mr T

    Mar 12, 2008 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #7

    he’s the best of a bad bunch…..

    or least from what Keegan plays

    (play Troisi, Lua Lua, Donninger, Emre???)

  • scott9

    Mar 12, 2008 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #8

    spot on toonking we dont want him banged up cause then we will have to put up with butt orsmith in midfiled with geremi

  • Rich

    Mar 12, 2008 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #9

    Im glad we need him just now more than ever when Emres injured id still like to see an Emre Barton midfield

  • ScottyT

    Mar 12, 2008 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #10

    so he still hasnt gone down yet…

    dusnt deserve to play for a great club like newcastle, dusnt even deserve to be paid or deserve to play football hes had enough chances we should have sacked the thug back in december.

    and how is he our best midfielder hes fkin shite. his passing is abysmal hes got no pace he always risks getting sent off every game. emre gotta be our best cm and then id have even butt and geremi over this thug.

  • Marty

    Mar 12, 2008 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #11

    ED!!Does this mean joey was treating his brother n friend to a “merseyside a la carte dinner” 🙂

  • Leo

    Mar 12, 2008 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #12

    if he does get banged up, i hope it doesnt happen till the season end, we need all the players we can get. if he can put some more thru balls in like he did against blackburn he could help the team no end

  • Punk Skunk

    Mar 12, 2008 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #13

    I thought Barton wasn’t allowed in Liverpool, so how did he go to court?..

  • Leo

    Mar 12, 2008 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #14

    the legal system is a sham. haha only joking. bail conditions im sure do not take going to the city as a breach, as he is visiting the court room. as long as he doesnt visit a maccie dees on the way home

  • Punk Skunk

    Mar 12, 2008 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #15


  • obamagic

    Mar 13, 2008 at 6:37 AM

    Comment #16

    if he can regain his form in man city and put his legal troubles behind, he could be a pretty gd player.


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