Barton Charged With Violent Conduct – Could Be Suspended 3 Games


Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton has been charged with violent conduct by the FA, after punching Blackburn’s Morten Gamst Pedersen on Wednesday night during the Newcastle – Blackburn Rovers game.

Joey Barton – charged with assault by FA

The incident was missed by referee Michael Jones, but it was caught on video, and during the game the TV commentators showed how Barton seemed to lose his temper, shortly After Andy Carroll’s equalizing goal,  and hit the Blackburn player in the chest, with his fist.

Barton has now received  a disciplinary charge,  after the FA today reviewed the actual video of the incident this morning, and to be truthful it was clear that Barton punched Pedersen in the chest.

Barton has until 6:00 pm tomorrow night, to reply to the charge, and under the new FA’s fast-track regulations, may admit the charge and accept an immediate and standard three match suspension.

We don’t think Newcastle or Joey can do anything but to accept the charge, given the clearness of the video against him, and we suppose it means he will miss the next 3 games.

And unfortunately,  that comes after Cheick Tiote will also miss the next game, after collecting his 5th yellow card in the game last night.

This is the very last thing Joey Barton or the Newcastle United club needed to happen – and again we are making headlines for all the wrong reasons, and it has interrupted a great season for Joey so far, and these will be the first games he will miss this term.

And now who is going to put in those crosses for Andy Carroll to head home?

Comments welcome.



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57 comments so far

  • BeeGuy

    Nov 11, 2010 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #1

    And how does that stand up to DeJongs leg breaking?

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  • nimo

    Nov 11, 2010 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #2

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    imo // Nov 11, 2010 at 3:43 PM

    barton should be dropped by chris as an example anyway imo. there have been too many idiots at the club in recent years from dyer making a mockery of bobby to this numpty just been the fool he is. i for one would not be upset to see him given a 6game ban from the club rather than the f.a.,
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    24 nimo // Nov 11, 2010 at 3:44 PM

    i know hes been arguably the best player this season but still, theres no place for that sort of behaviour especially seen as though our new look system is bringing in the youth. leading by example are we joey

    p.s i feel that city should have done the same with de jong just like the dutch national team have done

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  • xfer

    Nov 11, 2010 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #3

    He kind of lost it there tbh. Would be sent off if the Ref saw it.

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  • Monument Mal

    Nov 11, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #4

    NUFC confirm that the yellow card shown to United midfielder Cheik Tiote in Wednesday’s home defeat by Blackburn Rovers was in fact his fourth of the season – not the fifth as we claimed.

    That means that the man from the Ivory Coast is still one booking away from an automatic one game ban and will be available for selection against Fulham on Saturday.

    The disparity looks to have come in the Carling Cup tie away to Chelsea, when he was reported to have been cautioned after fouling Alex in the box on 85 minutes and conceding a penalty. However, that subsequently proved not to have been the case………Good news indeed

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  • DrunkenSteve

    Nov 11, 2010 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #5

    Barton deserves a ban, totally unacceptable behaviour, no excuses.

    However I must pick up on BeeGuys point. If the FA can charge Barton retrospectively then surly they have the power to reprimand De Jong; who disguised his thuggery in a tackle.

    It could be argued that the De Jong situation is even more serious: a jab in the ribs might know the wind out of you for 3 minuets but “De Jong style” tackles end careers and victims are in plaster for months.

    Where is the justice?

    prejudice more like… 🙁

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  • CT

    Nov 11, 2010 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #6

    The difference to the DE Jong incident is:
    Atkinson saw the incident and waved play on:
    The ref yesterday didn`t see it and play had already been stopped.
    Let`s face it Barton`s bang to rites, GUILTY!
    What a difference 3 poxy days makes???

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  • brighter

    Nov 11, 2010 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #7

    I am disappointed to this.Because I thought he was passing away from his bad times.But he again back on track of malice.THAT ABSOLUTELY NO NEEDED.

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  • Toon XI

    Nov 11, 2010 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #8

    I’m certainly not condoning what Barton, but the FA is a farce. They only act on things that don’t require a tough stance.

    FA is pathetic and weak.

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  • Thump

    Nov 11, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #9

    You’re right CT – Atkinson did see it and the FA came out and claimed they “could not retrospectively punish a player”. Looks like they’ve done it here – especially when Pederson himself has came out and said he wouldn’t be reporting it or taking it any farther.

    There’s a bit more to this story and I’d love to see it.

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  • DarloGeordie

    Nov 11, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #10

    I am a bit gutted about seeing this because i thought Joey was heading for his 2nd England cap (or maybe thats why he did it) as last time he spoke out about the England team being fairies so they all hate him anyway.

    Not good to see but he hie Pederson at 25% if that was a rugby match it would have ended up in a 30 man (or 22 in football) man brawl.

    At the end of the day the whole team didn’t show up lastnight n Sam’s tactics worked whatever he did the fat chump……. anayway HOWAY THE LADS!!!

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  • DarloGeordie

    Nov 11, 2010 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #11

    *He hit*

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  • Ericles

    Nov 11, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #12

    Agree Toon XI. I honestly thought Barton had turned over a new leaf and was going good guns for us. This latest act has let the club down, let the fans down, let his team mates down, let himself down and worst of all has let down CH and all the great strides he has made getting us to 5th since promotion. Cop on (kop?) to yourself Joey. get a grip. What price now thinking Capello should put you in his squad as well? I would still play Barton though – with his hands tied behind his back though!!!!

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  • Shot Bru

    Nov 11, 2010 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #13

    Barton will never change and you could see this coming…when things don’t go his way on the pitch he tends to do something stupid…against Arsenal in the cup when he came on he made a reckless challenge on one of their players kneeing him in the back. Stupidly sent off against Liverpool when Shearer was in charge, twisting off with Enrique against Blackburn during the relegation season…the list is endless. Fine him 3 weeks wages and sell him as he consistently lets the team and the fans down. Replace him with someone who will give us value for money.

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  • Burni

    Nov 11, 2010 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #14

    I hate that this has happened. I GENUINELY thought Barton had sorted himself out….. not the case! I felt a bit disappointed to be a toon supporter after seeing that last neet, really not good. He cant deny it at all! I just wonder why he did it, Pedersen didnt do anything and even if he said something, to react like thats a tad extreme. Blackburn deserved to win last night 🙁

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  • Burni

    Nov 11, 2010 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #15

    shot Bru…. disagree with getting rid. Yeah he’s a div but hes agood footballer for us getting rid is taking away a strong solid part of the team

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  • Irie-Magpie

    Nov 11, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #16

    @ Ericles, would be a bit difficult to keep his balance but we could try it, It was a disgraceful act yes, but if he was anybody else other than Joey Barton how much a an uproar would there be about it. he’s going to take his three games like a man and come back and play his sock off to repay the Newcastle faithful an silence his critics again. HWTL

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  • petey

    Nov 11, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #17

    I think we all agree it was a stupid thing to do from barton and i think we all agree the FA are scum even if they are right about this one…

    Now i want to see pedersen banned for diving.

    I also want to know how he can be charged with assault if Pedersen was meant not to have taken the incident further..surly its his call to decide if he was assaulted or not….

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  • jimiley

    Nov 11, 2010 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #18

    Barton was in line for a recall to the England team along with Simpson and Carroll. What a waste. At least England will have Simpson and Carroll to call on. Can’t wait for them to work in tandem at Wembley!!!! The next thing you know is that Smudger might be playing alongside Andt in a white shirt. Smudger should have his chance in the Toon team now that Tiote is suspended. can you imagine all four playing for England. Magic!!

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  • Marty-Toon

    Nov 11, 2010 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #19

    Shame it happened when Tiote is gonna be missing.
    He did look tired last night and needs a rest.
    Guthrie and Smith or Vukcic to come in i would say.
    Maybe Guthrie in the middle with Nolan and Routledge on the right

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  • Shot Bru

    Nov 11, 2010 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #20

    Burni i agree he is a good player but Barton has made a rod for his own back due to his antics in the past. Managers of a lot of prem teams will now continue to target him and i for one believe he will let us down time and time again because he can’t control his anger.

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  • CT

    Nov 11, 2010 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #21

    Thump, not saying it`s right but the subtle difference is, Atkinson ruled on the De Joong tackle by waving play on and not even giving a foul so FA can`t act.
    Last night play was stopped, ref didn`see the incident and therfore took no action, obviously.
    This then allows FA to view the tapes and retrospectively decide case to answer or not.
    This makes it worse for me as far as Barton is concerned, especially with his reputation, he must know it would be caught on tape yet the red mist took over and bugga the consequences or his teamates! Complete tossa!!

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  • balubas1

    Nov 11, 2010 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #22

    NIMO IS A MACKEM

    Like we should kick Barton out of the team after this?? what a load of CRAP !!!

    Should we have offloaded Shearer after he kicked Neil Lennon in the head?? (which is one of the most brutal acts I’ve seen on a pitch)

    I DONT THINK SO!!

    Still I don’t defend Barton’s action. I oppose to it. But I think he knows it was very wrong, and a HUGE blow to his attempt to change his reputation and game. I this he is more angry with himself than we could imagine.

    But in Barton’s “defence” I would say that his hard push/weak punch couldn’t even make a little girl cry, and when you compare it to some tackles we have seen this season that could end a players career, it just seems such a small incident.

    But now 3 games is a fact. LETS GET OVER IT BOYS!

    Let Barton feel the welcoming ROAR of the Toon when he returns.

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  • CT

    Nov 11, 2010 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #23

    Do we know for definate yet, has Tiote got 4 or 5 yellows. can`t find it anywhere so suggests 4

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  • daffy

    Nov 11, 2010 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #24

    Once a thug…………

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  • chris6033

    Nov 11, 2010 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #25

    off the subject here like, but anyone seen the news on ray wilkins leaving chelski? possible assistant to the hoots maybe?

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  • Shot Bru

    Nov 11, 2010 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #26

    Balubas i didn’t condone Shearer’s act of thuggery in the Lennon incident either, but it’s the regularity at which Barton lets everyone down…he isn’t showing any signs of changing his behaviour…

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  • CT

    Nov 11, 2010 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #27

    Daffy, Yeh agreed Cattermole will never change!!

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  • balubas1

    Nov 11, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #28

    Shot Bru:

    You can’t seriously mean that we should drop Barton?

    Haven’t you seen the amounts of effort he has put in for us this season? He has really been a role model until the Blackburn game.

    We CAN’T turn our back’s on him now after one slip! What kind of fans are we if we do that?

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  • nimo

    Nov 11, 2010 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #29

    difference is shearer was at the toon for how many years and you’ve got the one thing he did to let us down. joeys been here half the time and i need two hands to count the amount of times he has. im sorry but hes a total tool, and yes hes a good player, but id like to think we can get better hes form up until the last 4 – 5 week has been shocking

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  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 11, 2010 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #30

    I’ll defend Joey to the hilt. He’s a stupid prat. That’s my defence.

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  • munch27

    Nov 11, 2010 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #31

    CT best one line put down i’ve seen in ages.

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  • CT

    Nov 11, 2010 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #32

    Just reviewed the tapes and changed my opinion.
    Clearly Pederson`s to blame. Watch carefully and you will see Joey was trying to help.
    With all this malaria going around, you can clearly see a bloody big mosquito on Ped`s shirt, Joey`s thinking stopped Peds getting stung and Peds getting malaria and dying!
    Joey`s a bloody hero man putting his own life in danger and does he get any thanks. Bollox does he hell, FA charge and 3 match ban. I`m telling you it`s a bloody conspiracy!!

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  • munch27

    Nov 11, 2010 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #33

    On the punch , if was punched in the chest and fell over that easily i’d top mesen for being gay unless he hit him in the solar plexis then good shot joey.

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  • bentoon

    Nov 11, 2010 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #34

    Come on guys, Barton will admit it and serve his ban. yes he has let himself and the club down and we really need him, BUT, we all know he has violent tendancies in his nature and he has worked so hard to move past it. He’s given his all for us so far this season and this behavour could happen to any player under stressful circumstances (Shearer, Rooney, Cantona to name a few but the list is endless).
    Im not condoning his actions but lets not turn this into something its not, it was a stupid act of recklesness by a player who has done well to get it out of his game. If it was as bad as it is bieng made out to be Pederson and Fat Sam would be playing holy hell up.

    Lets let Joey know that we arnt happy, he will serve his ban, CH will do what is right as far a disciplinary club action is concerned and we will move forward.
    The team spirit is too good for us to rock the boat with stupid comments, we have had a good start to the season so lets get behind the lads and push on for the points we need to SURVIVE.

    And the talk of selling him is rubbish, hes one of our best players.

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  • Shot Bru

    Nov 11, 2010 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #35

    Balubas i think we should sell him..there’s no doubting his footballing ability but he’s a liability and as a fan i have lost patience with him. There’s plenty other good players out there that Hughton could replace him with….look at Tiote for example who has done more for this club in a couple of months than Barton has done in 2-3 years.

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  • nimo

    Nov 11, 2010 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #36

    couldnt agree more shot

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  • bentoon

    Nov 11, 2010 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #37

    Tiote is fantastic, but he was at fault for the 1st goal last night and he gave the ball away a few times cheaply against the mackams. Hes wicked, but the sun doesnt shine out of his arse.
    Barton has 4 assists and 1 goal. Hes worked hard so far.

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  • CT

    Nov 11, 2010 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #38

    REmy post at 32,
    Thought so, just checked smallprint in the FA`s rules. It clearly says,
    “In the unlikely event of a potential invasion(obvious to me that they mean by mosquitos) all action deened necessary to protect the wellbeing of the players and match officials should be encouraged”
    Joey saved everyone at the match by his brave ,selfless quick thinking.
    Easily grounds for appeal, scandalous by the FA.

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  • Thump

    Nov 11, 2010 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #39

    Oh I see your point CT but it still reeks of hypocrisy to me.

    Also I did see a bunch of Nazi’s forming outside the ground… maybe they saw Joey’s dig and thought “bugger this for a game of toy soldiers!”.

    Basically what I’m trying to say is that Joey Barton single handedly avoided World War 3.

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  • CT

    Nov 11, 2010 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #40

    Thump, I saw those Nazi`s too, what with mosquitos as well , Joey saved WW3, potential outbreak of malaria and I have it on good authority that after the match he was singlehandidly going to clear 50 AL Quaida terrorists hiding in the Gallowgate end.
    It`s a bloody medal Joey deserves, will he get it, will he hell as like!!

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