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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!

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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

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
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30/06/2008 18:32:00

As someone who works in the legal profession I can only say this. I think you've got it spot on Buzz Lightyear.
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30/06/2008 18:37:00

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
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30/06/2008 19:20:00

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??
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30/06/2008 19:46:00

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
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30/06/2008 19:54:00

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.
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30/06/2008 20:44:00

in a word,HA! yous have clearly fallen apart without him.
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30/06/2008 21:51:00

Pking, Are you serious?
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30/06/2008 22:58:00

Fallen apart laughing more like. Meanwhile, cheers on the signing info Gav. Tudor, Joey "Baton" sums the bloke right up!
Johnny Baguette
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01/07/2008 08:59:00

Agree with you SuedeShies but I'd kick him out of football for good, he's just a thug.............
Tiny T
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01/07/2008 09:11:00

Sat here waiting for the UEFA cup draw - hope we fall apart next season too!!!!!
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01/07/2008 12:48:00

I see Barton's Weasel is now going to the press taking up the nutter's fitness levels. The audacity of that man is unbelievable.
Johnny Baguette
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01/07/2008 14:14:00

Fallen apart laughing more like. Meanwhile, cheers on the signing info Gav. Tudor, Joey "Baton" sums the bloke right up! Johnny Baguette My fault OOPSSS. Name changed from Baton to Barton!!
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01/07/2008 15:24:00

Press release....."Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton has been handed a four-month suspended sentence after admitting to assaulting his former Manchester City team-mate Ousmane Dabo." "Barton has also been ordered to do 200 hours community service and has been ordered to pay 3,000 in compensation to Dabo, who now plays for Lazio in Serie A." End of quote.
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01/07/2008 15:38:00

I think he's got off lightly there. His career is in absolute tatters.
Johnny Baguette
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01/07/2008 16:50:00

As Barton has pleaded guilty it wouldn't surprise me if Dabo takes out a civil action against him.
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01/07/2008 21:58:00

Society should be so bloody lucky!
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02/07/2008 21:23:00

Agreed. He's a lunatic and Mad Kev will be playing with fire if he publically backs him.
Johnny Baguette
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02/07/2008 21:53:00


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