Joey Barton Could Be In Trouble Again – Video

There was a very sad incident in the second half when Joey Barton clashed with Pedersen, and was seem to punch the Norwegian in the chest.

Joey Barton – FA will probe the incident

It was caught on video, and a little later Joey was seen trying to explain to Pedersen he was just lightly slapping him, but this could get Joey into trouble as he seemed again to lose his temper.

Chris Hughton said he hadn’t seen the incident and Sam Allardyce refused to comment on the small altercation.

This is what Chris said about the incident after the game:

“I haven’t seen the incident – I’ll of course look at it as soon as I get the opportunity,”

Unfortunately the press could jump on this, but it wasn’t too big a deal, but there again Joey shouldn’t be punching people during the game.

It would be a great pity if Joey gets punished for this, since he;s been very good this season and has kept himself out of trouble  – until last night that is.

Here’s the video of it – Joey looks very angry when he does punch Morten Gamst Pedersen after they had brushed by each other.

The news is that referee Michael Jones will review the video of the incident, because he did not see the it during the game – and presumably neither did his two assistants – wonder what they were dong?

Joey could then possibly face an English FA probe after this incident, and that would be a big set-back in Joey’s presumed rehabilitation on the football field this season.

Cheick Tiote will miss the Saturday game against Fulham, which promises to be a similar game to last night, as he picked up his 5th yellow card, so Alan Smith will get his chance to shine  in the defensive midfield position.

Comments welcome.

27 comments so far

  • alex84

    Nov 11, 2010 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #1

    FA will punish him…which is such a shame coz joey has been brilliant for ages…my concern is more of who will replace tiote…i think hughton will play 451 with nolan behind the striker on sat…

  • balubas1

    Nov 11, 2010 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #2

    Joey was over the line. But Pedersens elbow triggered the whole deal.

    We need to stick by Barton on this one lads. One slip doesn’t mean he’s lost.

  • leedodd

    Nov 11, 2010 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #3

    Oh No Not Smith He is Terrable !!!!! Guthrie is The Main man !!!!!! Joey Will Be Fine !!!!! What do we do just get walked over by clever Gits ?? Joey was standing up for himself and the Team.
    Its ok people whitering on on here but its a tough league and we have to fight . What do we do next ?? Kevin Nolan Tough Tackle Oh Yea Ban Him !!!

  • spiderpig

    Nov 11, 2010 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #4

    what a load of was a love tap at best.its a mans game for christ sake.if you wind someone up and give him the elbow what do you expect.its gamesmanship.he went down like a little girl and should have been booked for acting.if ya cant take it .dont give it out.the games gone soft.

  • RedMissionBells

    Nov 11, 2010 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #5

    Although Joey Barton is my favourite player on Tyneside, I am hugely disappointed by his actions.

    Yes, Pedersen attempted to provoke Barton. Many players will and have been provoking Barton because they are aware of his track record.

    So Barton has to learn to control his temper. Initially, I thought Barton turned over a new leaf. But the replay showed he intentionally punched Pedersen. He was dishonest as he explained to the referee and Pedersen that he was using his palm.

    Joey Barton’s dishonesty has made me lose respect for him. These are the type of stunts that will cause Newcastle United to self destruct.

  • alex84

    Nov 11, 2010 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #6

    yeah id prefer guthrie over smith anyday of the week! or he may play joey in the middle if he aint banned and put routledge on the wing

  • TheMightyOne

    Nov 11, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #7

    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 appearing as a second half substitute. However that has proved not to have been the case.

  • ronaldeano

    Nov 11, 2010 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #8

    I have an e-mail from the fa which states they cannot punish Nigel De Jong for breaking Ben Arfas leg because the referee did not did not take any action on the pitch. They cannot re referee a game.

    The ref did not take any action against Joey Barton on the pitch last night for that ‘punch’.. So how can they punish him and not DeJong?

  • archaeomag

    Nov 11, 2010 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #9

    People in the game, and Morten Gamst Pedersen in particular, clearly know what button to press with Barton; Something was said; it is a pattern we have seen before.
    Big Sam has probably given Pedersen the ammunition.

    Managers and players are clearly targeting Barton, aware that his quality is vital top the way we play.
    Good news about Tiote, but Barton would be a significant absence if he gets a 3 game ban.

  • RedMissionBells

    Nov 11, 2010 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #10

    Ronaldeano, that is a very good point.

    De jong did make contact with the ball when tackling Ben Arfa. Also, De jong’s tackle occured when the ball was in play.

    Barton, on the other hand, punched Pedersen when the ball was not in play. Barton intentionally punched Pedersen.

    This could a key difference that the FA will consider when deciding whether Barton should be punished.

  • Jarra Mag

    Nov 11, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #11

    Pederson caused the confrontation so derserved it. Their tactics are totally annoying – and better suited to Rugby League. It reminds me of how Everton used to play under Kendall before his final departure – ugly to watch, stop start, get the referre to blow every 30 seconds, YAK! Every time there was any contact last night – they went down like a sack of taties – how come there is no mention of their booking for feigning injury? The main point to this is the punch that was thrown at Collocini late in the second half out on the touchline by the old New Stand. From where I was in the Scoreboard, it was a clear punch right in front of the Linesman. The Ref booked both players – but it was a very clear punch by their player. Now – how come the BBC and Sky didnt even comment – let alone highlight this. Can anyone get a clip of the incident and post it. i am tempted to make a formal complaint to the BBC and to Sky regarding fair coverage, or rather, unfair. The FA do not differentiate between a punch thrown and a punch landed – so the Blackburn player should aslso be charged by the FA – not just Joey which now seems inevitable. Why do they always stir the sh*te? How come the dig in the ribs that Williamson got as he challenged for the 2nd goal was ignored? Where were the 20 camera angle close ups on that? How come the cameras didn’t comment on their bench jumping up and down every time there was any physical contact? Seemes to me they were demanding yellows and reds all the way through. Pathetic to watch, and Neil Macdonald should be ashamed. Final comment – Big Sam for Wigan – that way all the shi*te football is in one place and the players can be used for Rugby League as well. Imagine being a Blackburn fan and having to support his tactics and watch that garbage week in week out? That’s why he got sacked – I cannot accept that brand of football at all. He’s won nowt in his life and is just making a disgusting living by spoiling the game. Hope they get relegated.

  • dcdick

    Nov 11, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #12

    Spot on Jarra Mag.

    100% with you on this

  • callie9

    Nov 11, 2010 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #13

    What an absolute bloody ****ing idiot. I have been his biggest fan this season but for christ’s sake this is pathetic. How many chances does he expect to get? Stupidity.

  • Doocey

    Nov 11, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #14



    And will people please stop using the Nigel de Jong incident as an example.
    The fact de Jong didn’t face action is because the referee saw the incident, dealt with it (incredibly poorly mind) and let the game continue.

    The referee, or the linesmen didn’t see the Barton incident, (how on earth I’ll never know) but for that exact reason of them not seeing it, they are allowed to come back to in an after match study and punish the player appropriately.

    For me, it’s a punch yes, but a triggered one.
    Pedersen said something strong enough to trigger Barton to give him a mild punch, in the stomach. Not in the face, back of the head or even in the balls.
    I’m not being a typical Toon fan here, and I’m as disappointed as everyone else that Joey would do something so foolish, but it’s not the crime of the century.
    It’s a mans game, and as you see in the final footage – Barton and Pedersen hold no grudges.

    Not even mentioning Pedersen’s dive in the lead up to their first goal.

  • Solaidback

    Nov 11, 2010 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #15

    It seems that the FA need to start nipping these things in the bud, DeJong & now Huddleston of the Spurts got away with stamping on a player because the ref said he saw the incident & waved it away, but when players drop like they’ve been shot with a 12 bore & the officials say they didn’t see anything, the FA get involved, complete fraking bo!!ocks if you ask me, either they start to investigate every incident or none at all!!!

    Personally I think it’s about time a NEW, independent body takes over from the FA, as they’re becoming more & more like the FA for the top 4 teams & all the rest can suffer… it’s turning our game into a farce & I for one am sick to the back teeth of all their double standards & bias towards some teams & not others….!!!

  • shearermania

    Nov 11, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #16

    jarra mag…youre a tosser..

    you obviously dont have a clue whats right and wrong…according to your humble opinion blackburn and gamst pedersen deserves to be punched by ASBO because they play a lousy and negative tactic…
    well i got news for you muppet: our style (hoofball) isnt that pretty either

  • Toon XI

    Nov 11, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #17

    Wow, there is some anger on this board today.

    That’s passion baby…I love it!

  • wynsleap

    Nov 11, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #18

    The only effective way to stop the style of play like Blackburn’s is to pass them to death, keep playing football and take 3 points off them.
    Forget competing physically – Sam just likes that kind of combat. He (or his teams – as we all know) was never known for skill or finesse.
    Whatever the rights and wrongs, having seen the incident on film, Barton was wrong and totally stupid. He took more winding up and dirty treatment from Wolves without a murmur.
    Once again we are in the news for the wrong reasons and it is totally unecessary.
    It is to be hoped that this pressure to win at home doesn’t start to make us play like Sam’s mob.

  • chris6033

    Nov 11, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #19

    ive just watched the incident on you tube, where bbc actually highlight the matter, in my opinion, there is not much to it, as when the ref talks to joey and morten, joey demonstrates what he did, (granted it appears joey doesnt do it as hard,) but the ref takes no action after reviewing the situation.
    surely this cant be taken any further.
    if it was any one else nothing would have said or done, but its Joey “the badboy” barton.
    i think his attitude this season has been sensational, he is a breath of fresh air.

  • jesus was a geordie

    Nov 11, 2010 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #20

    I took this off the Blackburn 606 board, I think it shows 2 things, 1, that Pederson probably said something or realises that he was partly to blame (though I’m not condoning it) and 2, that it wasn’t quite as vicious as it may appear on tv:

    Taken from the always entertaining

    Stig: Congratulations on a goal and a very strong away win against Newcastle.

    Morten: Thank you, it was so good to win. Nice to score as well, but it means less than the victory itself, three points are the most important in every game.

    Stig: Wow, very generous of you there!?!

    Morten: He he, yeah wouldn’t you rather be fighting for a place in the Euro league, rather than to score some goals. It’s the same who put it in net as long as we win. However, EXTREMELY nice to score anyway

    Stig: Well, yes.. A bit unusual formation you play. What was that?

    Morten: It was 5-4-1 with wing backs who will overlap, worked very well against Aston Villa last year and worked perfectly here too. And we did not come here to entertain, but to try and win

    Stig: What happened between you and Joey Barton?

    Morten: You saw what happened. Need not say more.

    Stig: Come on, save it. What happened?

    Morten: Seriously, you saw what happened. We crashed, or I go into him and was just to turn to say sorry, and he just lashed out a punch in my stomach. I was very surprised and lost my breath a bit. No big deal

    Stig: Will you report the incident?

    Morten: Of course not. It happend in the heat of battle, and it was over when the match was over. This is nothing. And it will certainly not overshadow the amazing performance of the match. Joey Barton is a fantastic football player, and that’s what we do. He has not achieved anything with this, and I don’t either by whining about it after the game

    Stig: So no sour messages or revenge in the next game?

    Morten: He he, no no, me and Joey have nothing unsettled. I’ll even invite him to dinner next time he is in Manchester. As I said, let’s put this case dead.

    Stig: Great, thank you and congratulations

    Morten: No problem. Thank you

  • judz1991

    Nov 11, 2010 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #21

    Barton is a disgrace and its such a shame because he’s a brilliant footballer, he’s set up 6 goals in 4 games so noone can argue against that, and for me he’s been our most influential player this season but in my eyes for this he should be banned for about 10 games, it does’nt need to be done. But what i will say is I don’t like how Pedersen is being made an innocent party in all this, he got the reaction he wanted by barging into Barton but it just backfired on him that the referee didn’t see it to reduce Newcastle to 10 men which was the plan.

  • dave 1961

    Nov 11, 2010 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #22

    if someone launched such a violent attack on me i too would have had to fall to the floor, but it would have been because I would have been laughing so much to call that a punch is laughable, and any punishment should be on Bothe of them, this incident is pathetic and typical of the bbc clowns to bring up, and it annoys me to think these pr*ck’s are being paid by an unlawful subsidy (the licence fee) that is breaking eu competition laws.

  • Irie-Magpie

    Nov 11, 2010 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #23

    Last night was fustration and truth be told this is just rubbing salt in the wound (Home record sucks) But if we think back to the wolves game when Joey was being roughed up by he stayed calm, so yea i think Pederson did say or do something to really get to him. (Ziadane head butting Materazzi)

  • heavenfire

    Nov 11, 2010 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #24

    Looking at the vid a few times I see Pedersen throwing his elbow into Barton’s sternum as they pass (as observed above by Balubas1). No wonder that’s exactly where Barton aims his punch. Retaliation. No excuses, Barton shouldn’t have been drawn into it, but Pedersen appears guilty of provocation at least.

  • Thump

    Nov 11, 2010 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #25

    Funny… I didn’t think the FA could retroactively punish players!

    Either way, as good as he’s been this season I don’t have any sympathy for him. I don’t want to see any Toon player jabbing any other player on the pitch (or off it for that matter).

  • dave 1961

    Nov 11, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #26

    The fa are puppets, and those creeps on match of the day are pulling the strings, or is it there had up the fa’s a*se. this was a nothing incident it left no lasting problem, yes it angers me. But it’s all one way traffic from theses clowns on motd, the same ones who were laughing when Barton was kicked off the pitch at wolves.

  • chuck

    Nov 11, 2010 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #27

    Guess Chris. is taking his que from Wenger (I did`nt see it !)
    As for Joey, no doubt he is genuinely sorry after the fact and face it he has been the target for a number of the oppositions, enforcers.
    Up untill yesterday he had retained his cool, under trying circumstances, however guess he just lost it !
    Hopefully it will be a lesson learned.
    The fact is he has been playing well and will be missed, ah well !


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