Barton under the microscope
Having escaped punishment for smacking Dickson Etuhu in the knackers back in November during the derby match, it looks like Joey Barton is set to be pulled up for his off the ball antics with Shaun Maloney on Saturday, with the FA set to view footage of the incident.
Sky Sports believe referee Lee Mason is set to view the footage and report his views back to the FA. This should mean another three match ban for the man who can`t seem to keep himself out of trouble on or off the pitch.
The worst thing about it all is that it`s probably a positive thing him getting banned, on the basis of his performances so far.