Barton Pleads Guilty – Personal Hearing Next

Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton has been before the FA today, and has admitted a charge of violent conduct against former Manchester City team mate Ousmane Dabo.


Joey Barton – pleaded guilty today – now faces personal hearing

Joey Barton has just completed 74 days in jail on an unrelated assault charge, and for the Dabo assault he was given a suspended sentence of four months.

The FA charged Barton with the attack on Dabo, which took place at City’s Carrington training ground outside Manchester on May 1st of last year.

Barton has been granted a personal hearing before a Regulatory Commission on a date yet to be decided, the FA said on its official website today.

It is at that hearing that we should know what further action the FA will take on Barton.

But it does seems likely, because of precedent, that he will be suspended for probably as much as 15 games of this coming season.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Toon1978

    Aug 13, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #1


  • save our club

    Aug 13, 2008 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #2

    hope the cock head gets banned for the season as he is a liability and will do it again any way

  • Michael

    Aug 13, 2008 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #3

    He could hardly plead not guilty could he?

  • Chicken

    Aug 13, 2008 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #4

    sack the prat!


    Aug 13, 2008 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #5

    Well this is just Fu##in gr8!!!! How Ashley how did you not see this coming? why haven’t we got a replacement in for this Tit then we wouldn’t care whether he’s banned or not! Oh w8 hang on i know why coz our owner is as tight as a ducks arse, & the sad state of affairs is that we wont buy a replacement so we’ll have to w8 for Barton to come back. I for one just hope guthrie makes that spot his own then Barton wont be as badly missed! every piece of news that comes out is BAD!!!! be interesting watchin game on sunday lads, heard on other thread that Oba may be back as he was away in nigeria at his mums funeral.

  • simon376

    Aug 13, 2008 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #6

    People have given so much stick to certain other players like Smith (me included), Shola and some former players too. Ashely has also taken his fair share. Barton is the one who should be getting the grief. And of course the prat who signed him. He came here known what he had done, been inside twice over the past season and close season while getting paid BIG money.

    Now he’s likely to get a long ban and he should (ban him for life as far as I’m concerned) but unles the board take action, more money is going to be wasted on him. Barton will be thinking why should I change. The club need to sort themselves out and get rid.

    I sat beside a couple at the PSV game, they packed their season tickets in when he signed. They said to me, how can we bring our Grandchildren to watch somebody like him play. I totaly agree with them. The only way the club can hold their heads up is to get rid. And lets face it, how many players might be put of signing because of him being there? Lets clean up the clubs name and get him out.

  • Punk Skunk

    Aug 13, 2008 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #7

    He should not be banned from playing for us when this took place when he played for a.n.other team, end of!..
    …He should get £1m fine or something, that would hurt him, not us!..
    …That sounds logical, doesn’t it?..
    …The usual suspects would not accept this poo, why should we?..

  • neeraj

    Aug 13, 2008 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #8

    @ punk shunk

    we will get punished coz we bought him, knowing his track record
    i believe he will get a good part of season OFF….

    but still we should keep him, he is really good when he is just focused i\on soccer
    and i know the history many players have come out to be good after a punishment, may be a suspension could be good for him……….

    but it can go either way also (hope it doesnt)

  • Punk Skunk

    Aug 13, 2008 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #9

    i hear ya’ man…But, like i said…they’re punishing us…not him!..
    …A massive fine would hit him & not us!..
    …& it would set a precedent!..
    …I just think, he did it, he should be punished…He was even bought by a manager that isn’t here, via a owner that isn’t here anymore also…Do you get my point?..

  • Cooper

    Aug 13, 2008 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #10

    Theres only onnnnnnnnnnne joey barton !!!

  • nando

    Aug 13, 2008 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #11

    hang him!

  • neeraj

    Aug 13, 2008 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #12

    but the new regime has also not sacked him ( good thing acc to me)
    barton earns around 3mill an year and would earn for another 4-5 yrs so a fine wont be a statement

    ronaldo earns 5mill he can do all kind of stuff barton has been doing and it wont hurt him a bit….

  • Lamesley Mag

    Aug 13, 2008 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #13

    A ban only punishes Newcastle United, a hefty fine is the answer…..

    Expect MA’s legal team involvement if a 15 game ban is invoked!


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