Barton In Court Again on Criminal Damage Charges

Newcastle United’s midfielder Joey Barton will appear in court today in Liverpool, charged with criminal damage.


Joey Barton – in Liverpool court today on damage charges

The 25-year-old midfielder will be on trial before Liverpool magistrates today, after being accused of vandalizing a taxi, following a night out in the Liverpool city center, in March last year.

This was the first of Joey’s 3 alleged run-ins with the law over the last twelve months.

He was jailed recently for assault, after beating up a stranger at 5:30 am outside a McDonald’s restaurant in Liverpool on 27th December, after a night out that included heavy drinking.

Barton, who is from Foxbank Close, Widnes, denies this charge, and the trial is expected to last just half a day.

We should have the results of the trial in a few hours.

The player also faces trial in the alleged assault of his former Man City team mate Ousmane Dabo on May 1st last year, and that trial is expected to start in about 4 weeks.

Barton is currently serving a 6 months sentence in jail for the McDonald’s assault incident, for which he was found guilty.

All this is hardly good news for our club. 🙁

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • James

    May 30, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #1

    I’m sure Mike Ashley loves this moron bringing his massive investment into disrupte and having to pay for lawyers to go to a criminal court….

    I am sick of hearing people say “well he played all right on saturday so we should stick by him”

    playing well is no excuse for the bad press he brings to our club – it is humilating to the extreme.

    he’s already been in prison TWICE since he signed for us.

    GET RID!

  • Callum

    May 30, 2008 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #2

    I still dont know why hes on our books – we want to lower our wage bill right? This is the perfect time to lower it a bit!

    KK might be a bit upset but he’ll understand why – Barton isnt good for the image of Newcastle United Football Club

  • Leo

    May 30, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #3

    thatll add a month or two to his sentence…

    by the way i dont think he will be being paid while he is in the prison and to cancel his contract might mean we loose our agreement with mancity that if he gets jail time for the dabo case we get our money back


    May 30, 2008 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #4

    Leo, where did you hear we would get money back for Barton if he goes to prison?? Surely Man City wouldn’t ever have agreed to that!

  • Eric

    May 30, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #5

    Get rid. Brings NUFC and the game as a whole into disrepute.

  • Frankieboy

    May 30, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #6

    Leopards and spots.
    Can’t believe club have not acted to get rid yet. Tells me it may not happen.
    Come on MA listen to the vast majority and make that decision NOW


    May 30, 2008 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #7

    NUFC have the right to get rid, under misconduct! stopping his wages and holding onto his registration until another club comes in for him!! i believe! not 100% sure

  • Joe Aussie

    May 30, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #8

    Barton is always going to be a liability,he is in jail for one charge and has two more pending for God’s sake! He is a good player on his day but not so good that the club should turn a blind eye to the fact that he is a sad case thug. If Newcastle keep him you can bet your season ticket that he will let them down again. Cut him adrift!

  • Ashton

    May 30, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #9

    You bunch of muppets are so fickle !
    he is one of our best players he has been fantastic since KK arrived , we should definitely keep him and remember he is just 25 years old ffs !

  • Petworth (DC) Mag

    May 30, 2008 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #10

    Well done Ashton, get in there with a little support for our best CM. The guy was pretty classy after KK came in, don’t know what Super Mac has been watching?

    Probably the most creative passer of the ball we have after Emre, he must have set-up most of Oba’s goals.

    Not where we should be cutting wages. Smith, Duff etc first plez

    U realize how good he’d be if we let him go? He’d probably end up at Everton, Pompey or the Spuds.

    He will get better and has a chance to become one of the best English CMs in the country.

    Noone likes the name of our great club being slanted but let’s face it, it’s gonna happen anyways. Barton is surely in the last chance saloon so let’s give that benefit.


  • mark

    May 30, 2008 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #11

    he is not good enough for the spuds

  • ScottyT

    May 30, 2008 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #12

    noo barton has had his last chance and doesnt deserve to be playing for a great football club like nufc. hes had too many ‘last chances’ and he should have learned by now.

    if it was me he’d have been sacked alredy.. you cant have one of your players continuously ending up in prison. plz get rid of the thug nd bring back some of the reputation that he has lost us.

  • Bill F

    May 30, 2008 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #13

    As it happens the majority of fans have said they want him to stay. I have gone from a get rid of him to being a don’t know and am very much on the fence at the moment. Could all be pointless anyway if he goes down for a long stint.

  • Geordie Nick

    May 30, 2008 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #14

    well hes been cleared of this charge anyway, scotty t u say hes had 2 many last chances, as far as im concerned he had a clean slate wen he came to us and since then hes had one last chance and has took it up 2 now

  • ronaldeano

    May 30, 2008 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #15

    @petworth and Aston, Joey barton is a complete prick who acts the hard man all the time. There are millions better CM than that dick who would also be cheaper than him. Give your heeds a shake lads ffs

  • Sav

    May 31, 2008 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #16

    The ‘Sack him and burn his papers’ attitude mystifies me. Barton was up to his oxters in trouble before he arrived. We knew what we were getting. Money was tight, City wanted rid and Allardyce’s ego told him Joey would be a reformed character under him. However one message sadly silent is what sanction did the club impose for his being out plastered at 5 in the morning when there was a glut of Xmas season matches he needed to get fit for? He should have been publicly fined the maximum for it.
    I would never have signed this bloke but the fact is we paid 5 million quid for him and no fool is going to chuck that away if he can help it. So we are stuck with him. For now.
    It flies in the face of all the family enclosure improvements and community involvement the club are trying. Who wants to bring their kids or grandkids along to cheer a violent bullying drunkard? The club have tough choices to make but its all of our own making.

  • Sav

    May 31, 2008 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #17

    However, they should have fined Barton the maximum for being out plastered at 5am when he was needed for Xmas season matches. That is something within the club’s power to do and they should have done it publicly.
    On a lighter note, it seems its not the drink but the smell of chips thatputs Joey and his tribe over the edge. He can’t go near a McDonalds’ without losing the head. I’d be fining him for filling his little winnit’s face with junk food as well. Sportsman me’arse!

  • ScottyT

    Jun 1, 2008 at 3:08 AM

    Comment #18

    geordie nick.. he had 2 many last chances b4 he joined us. thn..

    thn even if u say a clean slate when he joined us he was on his last chance. what does he do he f@cks us up agen in december and lets down fat sham who gave him a chance nd evry1 at n’castle.

    he doesnt deserve to have a gr8 job like football and earn a gr8 wage and play for a gr8 club like nufc hes nt even a gr8 player altho i agree he pld well towards the end of the season bt there are many better out ther who deserve to represent us.


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