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Barton banned for three matches after accepting violent conduct charge.

November 11th, 2010 | 101 Comments |

Three games without Barton.
Three games without Barton.
Newcastle midfiedler Joey Barton has accepted his charge of violent conduct, which means that he will now face a three-match suspension as punishment.

Barton will now miss the matches against Fulham, Bolton and Chelsea before returning to action against West Brom at The Hawthorns on the 5th December.

As I said in an earlier article, there really isn’t much Barton could have done other than accept as he has been caught bang to rights. If he decided to argue the charge the chances are that he would have been banned for more games as the FA would have deemed it as a ‘frivolous appeal’ and slapped an extra game or two on top of the regular three-match ban.

Barton has issued a statement apologising for his behaviour last night, and quite rightly so! (more…)