Joe Barton Settles One Case Out Of Court


News today that Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton has had to pay thousands of pounds to a teenage boy he battered in a Liverpool street.

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Joey Barton – paid thousands to youngster

Jordan Spencer sued the Newcastle United player for breaking his teeth in a drunken rampage in December, 2007, when Joey was a Newcastle player.

Barton, 26, was duly sentenced to six months in jail for the attack outside a McDonald’s restaurant, in Liverpool city center on 27th December 2007, and was told to pay his victim £2,500.

Jordan, now 16, launched a civil action for compensation for the attack, and a hearing was due to decide the case, but in order to prevent the hearing Barton has paid an out-of-court settlement to the youngster.

This will also to get that particular case behind Joey, in the hope the player has now grown up, and these stupid and vicious altercations are now hopefully behind him.

Details of the payment were kept secret, but it is understood by the local Shield’s Gazette, that student Jordan has received substantially more than the original award.

The Newcastle player refused to comment on the matter but a spokesman for the teenager said:

“We’re glad the matter is settled.”

Barton still faces another legal battle for poking former Manchester City youngster Jamie Tandy in the eye, with a lighted cigar.

We have to hope that once Joey puts these things behind him, he will have learned from the experiences.

Joey’s generally thought to be no better than a thug in a football strip, but we would hope that Joey can get his life back in order, and certainly he’s received more than enough support from the Newcastle club do far.

If Alan Shearer doesn’t arrive at the club before September it looks like Joey will still be a Newcastle player for this coming season which start at WBA on Saturday.

If that happens we have to hope he will do his talking on the field, as there’s no doubt he’s still a very good player.

But he still has a lot to prove to people that he’s not a thug.

We hope we will see a different Joey Barton this coming season.

Comments welcome.



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22 comments so far

  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 3, 2009 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Keep on Rockin’ Joey your the Man.

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  • punk skunk...

    Aug 3, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Wonder if gerrard will be settlin’ out of court for his attack of thuggery?..
    …Wonder if it even makes the news?..

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  • lesh

    Aug 3, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #3

    Another balanced assessment of the state of the nation by George Caulkin

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/football_league/article6736658.ece

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  • Whumpie

    Aug 3, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #4

    ” there’s no doubt he’s still a very good player”

    … I have doubt. I think he shows the odd sign, and right now he looks better than he is through a dirth of any alternatives.

    BUT being a good player includes behaviour, attitude and not being a huge risk at every game.

    Even in the off-season he’s been involved in some violent incident in every game. Didn’t he lay out a player with his elbow at Dundee?

    I still can’t believe people want this horror of a human in a black and white shirt. It’s humiliating. Get rid, for chrissakes.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 3, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Whumpie…Joey will come good.
    Who have we got in his position better than him?
    Nobody in my opinion.

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  • punk skunk...

    Aug 3, 2009 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #6

    Y’right SJT!..

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  • Nick D

    Aug 3, 2009 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #7

    a teenage boy he battered in a Liverpool street

    Doesn’t that mean anything to anyone any more or is that just the way chavvy ”broken Britain” is now.

    What more do we need to get rid of this 80K a week cretin?

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  • milburn

    Aug 3, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #8

    be a fighter like barton and visit

    http://killjo.mybrute.com

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  • punk skunk...

    Aug 3, 2009 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #9

    Aye,
    a teenage (15 year old) out on the hoy, so mashed that he started some crap with someone he couldn’t finish…Little charver get!..

    …If he was tucked up in bed at ‘adult’ hours he wouldn’t have got a smack!..

    …Lettin’ jumped up little gets like him mouth off to people & intimidate is what’s broken britain…

    …Yet, gerrard punches a dj’s heed in, in a club, that’s probably still open for him…gets off!..

    …Broken britain!..

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  • workyticket

    Aug 3, 2009 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #10

    Punk skunk… // Aug 3, 2009 at 2:19 PM

    “Aye,
    a teenage (15 year old) out on the hoy, so mashed that he started some crap with someone he couldn’t finish…Little charver get!..”

    Actually, na, Punk. It was a case of mistaken identity by a footballer who is mentally disturbed. Jordan Spencer did absolutely nothing wrong. That’s why the judge ruled in his favour.

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  • punk skunk...

    Aug 3, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Didn’t you see the vid worky?..

    …The kid was gobbin’ off, fallin’ all over the place, Barton said somethin’ to him, the kid had another go, so Barton went over & caned him!..

    …6 & two 3’s by the looks of it!..

    …But hey, how often does a street scrap happen every single weekend eve?..
    …Most people don’t go to jail for that!..

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  • punk skunk...

    Aug 3, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #12

    & also,
    what was a 15 year old doin’ out on the razz in the wee hours, trawlin’ the streets!..
    …So he was doin’ somethin’ wrong…Underage drinkin’ for a start!..

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  • workyticket

    Aug 3, 2009 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #13

    punk skunk… // Aug 3, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    “Didn’t you see the vid worky?..”

    Yes I did punk, though it obviously wasn’t the same one. 😉

    The one I saw just showed a youngster protesting his innocence, shortly followed by a vicious and unprovoked attack by Barton. It was the same one that the judge saw too.

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  • punk skunk...

    Aug 3, 2009 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #14

    A drunken youngster,
    whom, out & about at that time of the day, is headin’ for trouble & managed to find it!..

    …Soz, but i just don’t buy into the innocent youngster angle…

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  • punk skunk...

    Aug 3, 2009 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #15

    Which vid of gerrard did you see?..
    …Was that the same one the judge saw?..

    …I guess it’s all a question of perspective & agenda!?!..

    …Interestin’!..

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  • workyticket

    Aug 3, 2009 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #16

    Punk,

    Someone allegedly slapped Barton’s girlfriend, Barton went around in a threatening manner to all and sundry and picked the wrong fellow. When he protested his innocence, he was severely beaten by Barton, and had to be pulled off before he killed him. That isn’t a matter of ‘perspective’, it’s a matter of Barton being a violent bully.

    It’s actually pretty disgraceful the way you are lying about an innocent victim. Have a word with yourself.

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  • workyticket

    Aug 3, 2009 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #17

    “Barton, who had drunk 10 pints and five bottles of lager, punched the youth in the mistaken belief he had slapped his female cousin.

    As he assaulted him, a member of Barton’s group shouted: “Stamp on him, Joey, stamp on his head.”

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  • workyticket

    Aug 3, 2009 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #18

    sorry, it was his cousin, not his girlfriend.

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  • DJG

    Aug 3, 2009 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #19

    “Barton, who had drunk 10 pints and five bottles of lager, punched the youth in the mistaken belief he had slapped his female cousin.

    What the hell was he doing drinking that much anyway. I dont care about the little scouse skally (underage drinker) as a footballer on £60K a week surely that cannot be doing his brain and liver any good.

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  • workyticket

    Aug 4, 2009 at 5:38 AM

    Comment #20

    DJG // Aug 3, 2009 at 11:15 PM

    “I dont care about the little scouse skally (underage drinker)”

    DJG,

    So you never drunk when you are underage?

    Do you think that all underage drinkers are “skallys” who deserve a good beating?

    I really pity you and Punk if that is how you think.

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  • Nick D

    Aug 4, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #21

    What was barton an alleged sportsman / athlete doing out at that time after drinking so much.
    Sure this kid may have been a mouthy little git but what the hell was Barton on 60K a week doing there in the first place?

    yes these incidents go on all the time but not if you’re are a professional.

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  • Lew Davies

    Aug 4, 2009 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #22

    Sorry guys, but IMO this leopard will never change his spots. He just cant. This is the way he was brought up from childhood. Violence is all he knows.
    No doubt he will continue this season as b4, and will no doubt be sent off time and again, as ref’s have now marked his card b4 each game.
    Barton is a liability to NUFC, and other teams will wind him up something chronic, until he snaps yet again.
    Dont hold your breath.
    🙁

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