Joey Barton Gets 12 Match Ban – 6 Of Which Suspended


At an independent Regulatory Commission hearing today in London, Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton was given a 12 match suspension, six matches of which are suspended until the end of the 2009/2010 season, and fined £25K.

Joey Barton – will serve only 6 match ban initially

Barton had already admitted a charge of violent conduct, relating to an assault on his then Manchester City team-mate Ousmane Dabo at City’s Carrington training ground on 1st May 2007.

He is suspended for six matches with immediate effect, and the suspended sanction of six further matches will be automatically invoked in full should Barton be found guilty of any similar charge involving violence or be dismissed from the field of play for violent conduct (but not for serious foul play).

A statement from the independent Regulatory Commission Chairman Maurice Armstrong after the hearing said:

“Much has been written about Mr Barton over recent months. The Regulatory Commission had the benefit of taking all appropriate information into consideration. The Commission members considered principally the serious attack by Mr Barton that clearly cannot be accepted.

“The members also had to take into consideration the sanctions imposed by the courts and the pro-active support Mr Barton has received from Newcastle United FC and other professional bodies.”

“The Commission members wanted to punish the offense appropriately but give Mr Barton an opportunity to ensure his professional conduct does not falter again and ensure he is fully aware of the consequences should he make another serious error of judgement.”


That in fact is not too bad a sentence for Barton, given the circumstances,  and Barton would be available in a couple of months time to play for Newcastle.

It’s just a pity he will not be playing for Kevin Keegan, that’s all.
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200 comments so far

  • xfer

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #1

    Fair.

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  • ObaFan2

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #2

    Got of light imo but it’s so difficult to concentate on the team at this unsettled and uncertain time in our history.

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  • wolfhound

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #3

    if it doesnt rain it pours,all we need now is owen to get the ebola virus or some such malady

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  • LarrikinDan

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #4

    No too bad I reckon…

    Deschamps’ odds are getting shorter all the time…

    http://www.oddschecker.com/football/football-specials/next-newcastle-manager

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  • Irish John

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #5

    Fair enough..think he dodged a bullet there….

    Im happy with that…will be back against the unwashed…

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  • Bill F Ash Didn't Splash :(

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #6

    He must be wondering what going to happen next as KK was the only person given him any backing or support on the management side.

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  • Indian toon

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #7

    barton always gives a 100 % on the pitch for newcastle! we should support him. a very fine player by any standards!

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  • DH7 Mags

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #8

    he will be sold in the jan transfer window regardless which owners are in charge or which manager we have got.

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  • forest gump

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #9

    momma always used to say if u do the crime u gotta do the time

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  • DH7 Mags

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #10

    if kk had still been there though and had all the power, he would not have been sold at all.

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #11

    LARRAKIN DAN DESCHAMPS WANTED THE JOBG LAST TIME WHAT ABOUT VAN GAAL

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  • dougnufc

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #12

    Wouldn’t mind:
    -Deschamps
    -Van Gaal
    -Aguirre

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  • davey

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #13

    joey barton to be the next toon manager. then we can make a serious assault on the premiership

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  • Optimist

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #14

    Good to hear KK faxed in his support.

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  • Kash

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #15

    Players to leave in either January or Next Summer:

    Duff
    Owen
    Smith
    Barton
    Geremi
    Given

    All of them on big fat wages!! All gonna be gone!!

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  • gorskino10

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #16

    Kash you forgot Martins he’s on a good wage.Please Indian Guy buy Ashley out

    BYCOTT HULL EVERYONE

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  • LarrikinDan

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #17

    Deschamps got Monaco to the champions league final so he can’t be too bad…

    Beyethegreat – Van Gaal is a good call too, I would prefer a foreign coach to be honest, We have had our fair share of British ones! haha

    Deschamps, Van Gaal, or Marcel Toral would be my choice.

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  • davey

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #18

    boycotting games is not the answer. ashley already has the money and all it will achieve is no support for the team who have done nothing wrong. get behind the lads, go to the games, buy nothing when your there, but for f%cks sake turn up or the team will feel even more alone than they must do now. its up to the fans to pick them back up. KK would have done so we must also.

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #19

    http://www.petitiononline.com/DWMANUFC/petition.html

    come on lads sign and post this to as many fans and people as possible!!

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  • Cooper

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #20

    davey – we must do something though and i mean MUST

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #21

    My choices:

    1. Zico
    2. Bilic
    3. Sollied

    Probable managers:

    1. Deschamps
    2. Marcelino
    3. Zico

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  • Ben

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #22

    Can’t believe you guys are still upbeat talking about the next manager – I couldn’t give a toss personally – only thing that is important is all fans taking a stand and a mass Boycott of the Hull game for gods sake.

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  • LarrikinDan

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #23

    Whos Sollied Tom?

    I would happily take Zico and Bilic too…

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #24

    not too bad…..but still 6 games more then i was hoping for…

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  • davey

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #25

    agreed mate. but what to do is beyond me short of toeing the fat bast%rds arse all the way back to london. but you must agree the team has to come first.

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  • steve

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #26

    I don’t rate deschamps at all but wouldn’t mind bilic – either way it’s gonna have to be someone who doesn’t care about being undermined by a short pig eyed nasty git – why would anyone decent want to come ?

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  • ANDYGLOSTOON

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #27

    I am really disappointed about Ashley and his henchman and i am not a fan of theres but i believe kev has let all the fans down by doing this ,he could havee stuck to his guns a bit longer for our sake! Unfortunetly kev is known for being a quitter

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  • Ben

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #28

    Davey is talking cr@p – the players all know we are in support – We need to Boycott the Hull game to show the board. 55,000 turning up is no use whatsoever

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  • Tom

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #29

    That seems quite fair, congratulations to the FA for being fair, handing down a punishment but not overdoing it!

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  • Cooper

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #30

    to be honest i will follow the majority – whether thats supporting the team or boycotting the game

    but one thing is we are more likely to get ashely out through a boycott than doing nothing and just supporting the team.

    Just think, if we do get ashley and co to sell up and move on then who knows keegan might be reoffered the job

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  • Tom

    Sep 5, 2008 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #31

    Plus, he’ll be match fit by the time its over! 😀

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  • Toonlad

    Sep 5, 2008 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #32

    From the MailOnline today:

    “Headache: Everton boss Moyes may feel constrained by the tight budget on Wearside.”

    Can’t even get the right location, these hack reporters, can they? Sigh…

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  • reillers

    Sep 5, 2008 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #33

    It’s fair. At least that’s over with now. Let’s put the Barton issue to rest.
    He’s served his time and he’ll carry out the suspension so lets leave it at that.
    He’s a good player, let him play and get on with his football.

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  • 41 years of pain

    Sep 5, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #34

    Taking into account the incident occured at City, he was disciplined by them, punished by the courts and the incident was on a training ground it appears to me that the FA have tried to get themselves some cheap publicly for dealing with the new anti -christ that is called Barton. I can’t understand why the club has taken legal advice, this is TRIPLE jeopardy, nothing like kicking a club when its down.

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  • mag in boro

    Sep 5, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #35

    typical daily mail toonlad

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  • ANDYGLOSTOON

    Sep 5, 2008 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #36

    I honestly belive if joey can sort himself out this time he could become a hero at nufc !

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  • reillers

    Sep 5, 2008 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #37

    Kash I agree with you, and not a single one of them will want to leave.

    They’ll be pushed out the door, and with Keegan gone, then there will be know one to fight their corner except the fans and I can tell you right here and now, that wont make a difference.
    There wont be a manager there to stop it, because either Wise will take over or they’ll bring in some yes man manager with wee little balls.
    Someone needs to stand up to these idiots before it’s too late..I’m just a wee bit worried that it’s all ready too late, and the damage has been done.

    We’ve gone threw a lot of turmoils with this club and we’ve come out the other side, but I think it’s fair to say that we need more then a wee miracle to get out of this one.

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  • micepie

    Sep 5, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #38

    That’s not so bad, IF Barton doesn’t look back and starts a new leaf (which is unlikely). The new manager will probably wish to sell Barton.

    By the way, two of the British pundits who host the Fox Soccer Late-Night phone-in show (k****ends though they are at times) here in the USA said after KK was appointed that they felt we should have gone for someone like Deschamps, someone younger who we could plan around long term. Well, I’m as disappointed as most at KK leaving but maybe we should be thinking of that younger manager now. But the right one, which most of us feel is not Poyet and certainly not Wise. I think Moyes is not so far-fetched. A headline on one lesser-site’s article “why would Moyes want to leave Everton for a smaller club in turmoil like Newcastle” etc. Well, “smaller club” – yer having a laugh! It doesn’t really bother me whether people perceive us as a small or a big club – it’s silly, but Everton certainly aren’t in the latter category. Anyway, I hope we can move on quickly, and try to get long-term harmony in the whole set up from owner to board to manager (or “coach”).

    For now though, any demonstrations and street/stadium protests can achieve two good things: clearly state that we don’t want Wise as manager (not that I’ve necessarily anything against him or see him as the culprit, but because he probably would be a bad choice) and to show KK how much he’ll be missed and how disappointed we are at the whole shambles.

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  • keegan was king

    Sep 5, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #39

    ashley good mates with kenwright so wouldnt go near moyes

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  • keegan was king

    Sep 5, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #40

    who else hopes amir kahn looses,

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