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Joey Barton Denies All Charges Of Assaulting Wife – What Actually Is The Case With The Professional Football Manager?

Joseph Anthony Barton is an English professional football manager and former player who played as a midfielder. He made 269 appearances in the Premier League, including 130 for Manchester City. He is currently the manager of League Two side Bristol Rovers. He began his football career with Manchester City in 2002 and gradually his appearances in the first team gradually increased over the following five years. He earned his only cap for the England national team in February 2007 he then joined Newcastle United in July 2007 and after four years with the club, he joined Queens Park Rangers in August 2011, from where he was loaned to Marseille in 2012. He was later banned from football after admitting a Football Association charge relating to betting in April 2017, and upon its expiration, in June 2018 he commenced his managerial career with Fleetwood Town. Wow, now that is surely one crazy ride of events that have taken place in a person’s life. In short, what I could gather is that he kept changing very frequently and his career and life have been marked by numerous controversial incidents and disciplinary problems and he has been convicted twice of violent crimes. Firstly on 20 May 2008, he was sentenced to six months imprisonment for common assault and affray during an incident in Liverpool City Centre due to which he served 74 days of this prison term, after which on 1st July 2008, he was also given a four-month suspended sentence after admitting assault occasioning actual bodily harm on former teammate Ousmane Dabo during a training-ground dispute on 1 May 2007 which effectively ended his Manchester City career. Not only that but Barton has been charged with violent conduct three times by The Football Association. One is for the assault on Dabo, the second being for punching Morten Gamst Pedersen in the stomach, and lastly for attacking three players on the final day of the 2011–12 season. 

And yet again the Bristol Rovers manager appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates Court earlier and while every one of you might be wondering why the real reason why he was there is because again the 38-year-old was charged with assaulting Georgia McNeil by beating in Kew, London, on 2 June. Mr. Barton, of Widnes, Cheshire, played for Newcastle United, Manchester City, Queens Park Rangers, and French side Olympic Marseille. Such a famous personality who didn’t actually have a clean record before is now having even more dirt thrown on him with this new accusation. Although Mr. Barton spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth, and address.mHe was released on unconditional bail until his trial at the same court on 16 December. Bristol Rovers, who were relegated to League Two last season, declined to comment while legal proceedings were ongoing.

He denied the fact that he attacked his wife and left her with a severe head injury but to be very honest I really have no clue what to believe and what not to believe because he already has so much first on him and keeping in mind his previous evictions and punishments which has to lead his to have the visits to the jail so he surely has a violent nature and it is not impossible to think that the head injury to his wife is because of him because if he can freely attack the players and have no control over his actions then he is pretty much capable to even hurt his wife and the reason for that can be anything such as he took that action under the influence of alcohol or out of anger. Well, nothing is sure of yet and there is nothing which I can confirm either as after all neither of us was present there to be the eye-witness of what exactly happened in that place. So it is only time which will later reveal the truth whether he did it or not.

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Rishika Chattopadhyay

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