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Joey Barton Facing Five Year Jail Sentence

Joey Barton Facing Five Year Jail Sentence

Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton pleaded guilty today (Monday 30 June 2008) to assaulting Ousmane Dabo (31) during a training ground incident at Manchester City.

The 25-year-old is accused of an unprovoked attack on Frenchman Dabo, (who now plays for Italian side Lazio) back in May 2007.

Barton, whose victim was in court to hear him plead guilty, will be sentenced on Tuesday.

Former England captain Stuart Pearce, the then manager of the City, was expected to give evidence, along with Blues favourites Paul Dickov, Joe Hart and Sylvan Distin.

Twelve months ago Barton was sold to Newcastle in a £5.8m deal.

The maximum sentence for causing actual bodily harm is five years imprisonment!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Tudor
Date:Monday June 30 2008
Time: 6:15PM

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I wonder if He has made a deal with the Crown prosecution service, in return for a 'guilty plea' a custodial sentence to run concurrent with the term he is serving now and compensation to Dabo.
Buzz Lightyear
30/06/2008 18:32:00
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As someone who works in the legal profession I can only say this. I think you've got it spot on Buzz Lightyear.
Tudor
30/06/2008 18:37:00
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Tragic. Obviously he's well and truly guilty again. There were Blues fans who witnessed it too and it was said to be a right battering. he might have no idea of football, but Alistair Mackintosh did great business flogging Barton to Fat Sam. Newcastle fans must be stunned.
Johnny Baguette
30/06/2008 19:20:00
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A shame as it is to re-emphasise JB's comments, this was the best bit of business the club has done in many a year. If the worst does happen, would Newcastle be entitled to any money back from the player, a la Mutu??
oliverblue
30/06/2008 19:46:00
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10% Willie did the deal - Not Mackintosh as Newcastle offered the amount to trigger the release clause - Mackintosh did however make sure Newcastle paid the greedy s*ds £300k bonus payment.
Gavin Cooper
30/06/2008 19:54:00
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Whatever he gets will be no more than what he deserves. he's got away with too much for too long. It's not like he wasn't given any chances. When he was at city I used to be embarassed that he was associated with the club. I feel sorry for Newcastle now. Despite him not being a bad footballer he is so bad for team morale that i pity any team he ends up at.
SkyBlueSuedeShoes
30/06/2008 20:44:00
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in a word,HA! yous have clearly fallen apart without him.
Pking
30/06/2008 21:51:00
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Pking, Are you serious?
SkyBlueSuedeShoes
30/06/2008 22:58:00
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Fallen apart laughing more like. Meanwhile, cheers on the signing info Gav. Tudor, Joey "Baton" sums the bloke right up!
Johnny Baguette
01/07/2008 08:59:00
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Agree with you SuedeShies but I'd kick him out of football for good, he's just a thug.............
Tiny T
01/07/2008 09:11:00
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