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Joey Barton jailed: surprised?

So Joey Barton has been jailed for six months. Is anyone suprised?

'NEWCASTLE United notes the sentence passed to Joey Barton at Liverpool Crown Court today.

The Club is considering the verdict and will be making no further comment at this moment.'

That was the statement from nufc.co.uk. Is this sentence harsh? How should the club handle it? What are your thoughts on the situation?

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Writer: TerryHugill Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 20 2008

Time: 3:49PM

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I wish I could say yes, but hell NO!!
Fan of Blues
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20/05/2008 15:51:00

Terry, I've just noticed that you've become the new editor. Good luck! :-)
Fan of Blues
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20/05/2008 15:52:00

Was always coming, glad he's not got special 'footballer' treatment.
The Fear
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20/05/2008 16:10:00

Thanks Fan of Blues, I may need it. I am totally new to this sort of thing so I hope everyone is forgiving :-) I couldn't agree more about being glad he didn't get preferential treatment, which would have been a joke.
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20/05/2008 16:44:00

whats the saying 'you reap what you sow'... its not a surprise at all is it really - it was always likely to happen some day.
good luck with the site mate - its not an easy job but if you keep at it it gets better and better, some people are never pleased, but rise above it!
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20/05/2008 16:48:00

I'm sure everyone will be! :)
Fan of Blues
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20/05/2008 17:54:00

am I just being a cynic, but the fact the court date was so close to the end of the season, Im assuming the sentence will also take into account his time already served and good behaviour etc, he will be out in about 2 months, just intime for the pre season friendlies, very convenient............
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20/05/2008 18:27:00

not really harsh from what i hear he had done.. 6 months is the right sentance
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20/05/2008 20:21:00

perhaps 6 mths for the incident outside Macdonalds, but he has got away with so many other incidents that also deserve punnishment.
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20/05/2008 23:42:00

Thug. Let's hope he learns but I doubt it. Yes good luck running the site Terry.
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21/05/2008 14:19:00

Should be booted out of Football for good no place for a hooligan on the pitch or off it.
Tiny T
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21/05/2008 22:27:00

So hope he gets it hard and fast
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22/05/2008 03:07:00

The blokes a bloody head case. About time a professional footballer got what they deserved when doing wrong.
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04/06/2008 20:43:00


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