Joey Barton Gets Three Match Ban And Apologizes


As expected Newcastle’s Joey Barton has been banned for three games by the FA.

Joey Barton – accepts 3 match ban – apologizes

Joey accepted a charge of violent conduct today , after the FA had  reviewed video tape of him punching Blackburn’s Morten Gamst Pedersen in the chest in last night’s Newcastle – Blackburn game,  after the two had brushed by each other early in the second half.

Since the video shows Joey doing exactly that –  punching Pedersen in the chest – the Newcastle player has wisely decided to accept the charge, and will now miss Newcastle’ s next 3 matches against Fulham at home on Saturday,  Bolton away and Chelsea at home.

Barton has apologised to “Chris Hughton, my team-mates, our supporters and of course to Morten Gamst Pedersen and Blackburn” for the incident in Wednesday’s Premier League match.

The italics are the words used by Joey today.

Joey will be a big miss to Newcastle, and we would expect that he will also receive a club fine,  for his daft actions of last night.

This was a spur of the moment thing with Joey last night, but he must learn to control his temper on the field of play.

However, this will again hurt his image, which has been improving nicely this season with his exemplary conduct both on and off the pitch – until last night.

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67 comments so far

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Nov 11, 2010 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #1

    What Barton did was no worse than Huddlestone stamping on a Bolton player but of course it’s Joey Barton so he gets 3 matches and Huddlestone get away with it. I’m not saying Barton shouldn’t be banned just that Huddlestone should have as well

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  • Majuro Magpie

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #2

    totally agree – apparently he gets off with it because the ref saw it!! In that case the FA should charge huddlestone AND the ref because they are both guilty.
    At least barton has admitted his mistake and I hope he can move on

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  • bentoon

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #3

    Good lad Joey. Take it on the chin and try to not get wound up by other players antics. Keep on improving as you have been, player of the season so far.

    Big loss for us though, need someone to step up to the plate and fill the void but who? Ryan Taylor maybe? He doesnt have pace but he can fill in RB when Simpson goes on the overlap.

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  • CT

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #4

    Pity,one moment of madness. Of course fat sam toid his players to wind us up, and Barton was an easy target, but play was stopped and he had time to think but he didn`t!
    Pederson is not to blame, he did not lift his fists,end of!!

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  • SpaceGhost

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #5

    Stupid, stupid boy.

    This will only reinforce other managers to wind you up for rest of the season. You are liability & a ticking time bomb. I’ve had enough with you Mr. Barton. Its just not worth having you at the club anymore.

    You are a liability & a ticking thermonuclear bomb waiting to go off on the field. It sickens me in the gut just writing this. I’m sure they will be JB’s supporters here who think differently. That is to be expected.

    I believe you are an intelligent & talented footballer Joey. That’s why it is so sad watching you flushing it all down..again. Mike, please do not renew his contract. It is just not worth it anymore 🙁

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  • microbar

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #6

    Barton will never change get rid of him in the next transfer window,

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  • Flop

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #7

    Just really really disappointed in joey he’s been such a big player for us. But have to agree the fa have double standards huddlestone should have been banned. The number of times last season gerrard got away with elbowing opposing players…they’re a joke

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  • Jan Stavik

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #8

    Relax guys. Barton has been one of NUFC’s best performers this term, that nobody can take away from him. It’s disappointing that he reacted to the provocations from the sleazy Norwegian, but he’s a NUFC player. He’s taking his punishment, 3 games in the stands and he’ll be back swinging in crosses for Andy Carroll to head home.

    I’m behind Joey, he’s a cracking player despite his hot temper.

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  • photocox

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Easy SpaceGhost. One momentary loss of sanity in a sea of douche bag tackles that have built up for the last three months, I don’t believe is a reason to see him off for good. His football and his attitude has greatly improved, and we are hypocrites if we keep Carroll and say nothing and react harshly to this. It’s all saints (and good luck finding a decent starting XI: “back line of Matthew, Luke and John?”) or none at all. Pick a lane.

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  • davis_toons

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #10

    Huddlestone case is like “do but dont get caught”

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  • BeeGuy

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #11

    Now Pedersen should come forward and apologize to Barton for his instigation and taking the dive. BTW, I wonder if the FA people are such wimps that they would fall down from what Joey did, or do they just imagine that is what would happen?

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  • sweendog

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #12

    get over it .. pederson was no angel .. barton shouldn’t have done it .. .. barton has said sorry and he is a magpie .. lets back him .. lets hope the team play well on sat. to get us 3 points and 20 by christmas..
    hughtons black n white army 🙂

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  • sweendog

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #13

    team for sat. has to be —

    Krul

    Simpson – Collo – Willo – Bull

    Routledge – Tiote – Nolan – Guti

    Carroll – Lovenkrands

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  • Lew Davies

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #14

    Think willo may get dropped for sol.
    I mean slight leg strain thingy.

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  • sweendog

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #15

    Lew Davies …if he’s injured don’t play him .. hopefully not though as he has been immense for us ..

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  • Lew Davies

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #16

    No he not injured, but club wont say he been dropped will they.
    Also think Ranger will start not Loverboy.

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  • leedodd

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #17

    Hey are Half You Muppets Sunderland Supporters and Gay Boys ??? We have to fight in This League Not Lie Down and be Nice Boys or we Will Tonked !!!!

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  • Lew Davies

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #18

    Just think willo needs a rest, and will freshen up the back line a bit.

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  • sweendog

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #19

    Lew Davies .. ranger for loverboy .. I like ranger but lovenkrands is a better finisher .. mind you for a 4-4-2 he is maybe better as he will track back and make good runs … hopefully ranger and carroll are testing out their link up play .. they weren’t bad on wed but not too many shots on goal ..

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  • Lew Davies

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #20

    its no good fighting with your fists tho is it.
    There’s ways and means. Need to learn some lessons from wolves etc

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  • Toon XI

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #21

    I friggin hate the FA. They are cowards. They suspend players for minor infractions when a player dives to embelish alittle poke and then let the real thugs of the game play week in and week out.

    Oh, they can review the Barton incident but not the scumbag DeJong. I guess money talks. Corrupt FA!!!!!!!

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  • sweendog

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #22

    we’ve a good team spirit .. some good players .. just we’ve back games against the physical .. route one football teams .. hopefully fulham will try and play football

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  • sweendog

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #23

    we’ve a good team spirit .. some good players .. just we’ve * bad * games against the physical .. route one football teams .. hopefully fulham will try and play football

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  • sweendog

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #24

    Toon XI .. yep double standards FA .. de jong was wild but seen as a tackle .. joeys couldn’t be played off as a tackle .. somehow the rules need changed that any tackle deemed over the top can be due for review .. ie can cause suspensions etc..

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  • Lew Davies

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #25

    Howay ToonXI. Everyone has had it in for Barton from the off. He knows fine well he has to tread on eggshells from now on.
    He gave them the ammo to shoot him with. And the press and the FA have been waiting patiently just for this to happen.
    You cant use your hands. End of. FFS

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  • SpaceGhost

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #26

    In the summer of 2005, while he was still a Man City player, Barton was sent home from a pre-season tournament in Thailand after assaulting a 15-year-old Everton supporter who had provoked Barton by verbally abusing him and kicking his shin. Barton had to be restrained from attacking the boy further by teammate Richard Dunne.

    Barton underwent anger management therapy at the order of City manager Stuart Pearce and paid £120,000 in club fines. In the autumn of 2005, Barton began a seven-day programme of behavioural management at the Sporting Chance clinic, a charity set up to help troubled sportsmen and women.

    This is just one episode in the colorful history of one Joseph Anthony Barton. Enough is enough.

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  • Lew Davies

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #27

    I think the club will have to fine him aswell, or the press will pick up on that and make out like the club condones his actions.
    So annoying all this and needless.

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  • CT

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #28

    Got It, make sure Joey has to wear shorts with pockets, every time play stops he keeps his hands in his pockets.
    That should do it! MA copyrite for sports direct, a freebie from me!!

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  • sweendog

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #29

    SpaceGhost ..

    Too many Mackems on this site ..
    He’s trying .. watch the wolves game .. watch the amount of times he’s been singled out in our matches ….
    It doesn’t make him right for what he done but if he’s trying to stop .. and importantly he plays for the shirt then let him get on with it .. a leopard doesn’t change his spots overnight … maybe he still needs counselling as you just don’t get better..

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  • Lew Davies

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #30

    aye and you’re mr perfect space ghost.
    And never done a thing wrong in your life.
    Grow some nuts man.

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  • markeyr

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #31

    and what about when jason roberts lost it, he swung a punch for colocinni didnt connect but intent was there, jb deserves his punishment but refs have to be consistent sometimes its easier for them not to make a decision

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  • Lew Davies

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #32

    CT – nice one 🙂

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  • sweendog

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #33

    Lew Davies .. he’s not a true supporter .. probably daffy .. all this talk by supporters about if its right or wrong is stirring it up..
    Barton did wrong .. apologised and thats it ..
    Also he’s our midfielder ..

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  • Moreno

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #34

    Sweendog totally agree about De Jong, he goes in and breaks someones leg and that’s OK. Football is gettin ridiculous, apparently Barton punches someone, it’s laughable. The Blackburn players made more contact shoving each other after their second goal. There is a target on Joeys head and I for one am right behind him. How can a shove in the chest be worse than Lee Cattermole nearly ending the career of every midfielder he marks?

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  • toonchip

    Nov 11, 2010 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #35

    I think the FA really need to sort themselves out yes I agree Barton shouldn’t have done what he did but its no worse than huddlestone or dejong for that matter and they got a way with a slap on the wrist.
    Also sweendog Im pretty sure tiote is banned for the next game as well.(5 yellow cards). so I would replace them with Smith and Routledge.

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  • sweendog

    Nov 11, 2010 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #36

    Moreno .. my sentiments exactly .. FA need to look at “over the top” tackles .. ie the follow through .. some of these tackles these season are horrendous ..

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  • sweendog

    Nov 11, 2010 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #37

    toonchip .. tiote is on 4 cards .. he can play on sat.. some mix up with the chelsea game

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  • stunna

    Nov 11, 2010 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #38

    It was a stupid act by Joey, but I’m glad to see he took responsibility for it and appologized. He’s been great all season, but had a relapse. He deserves the ban and hopefully it serves as another wake-up call.

    The clips of him explaining to Gamst-Pederson & the ref that it was more of a love tap crack me up.

    If only Tiote can avoid picking up a yellow during the next three games, so we can keep Alan Smith off the pitch. Hope Ryan Taylor or Danny Guthrie get a shot at Barton’s right mid spot over Routledge. We need someone to provide crosses to Andy & Shola.

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  • sweendog

    Nov 11, 2010 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #39

    on a side note hope hughton is backed on getting a striker .. RW in Jan .. I hope gosling is good in the middle too as I’ve only seen him at RB, if not we still need a creative midfielder

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  • Lew Davies

    Nov 11, 2010 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #40

    Agree sweendog, but you just kna this wont go away. But he is still our MF so thats it he gets another chance. TBF he is trying to reform hiself, and thats been evident and noted by all the pundits.

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