WoodsyGreen wrote: People do grow up and calm down. Has Barton? I suppose that'll be up to the judge at his trial this coming June for assaulting the Barnsley manager last season.
Once a nasty piece of work, always a nasty piece of work.
Thought it was up to the judge? From what I read of that incident there was a running feud between the two sets of management staff from previous games. In that particular game the Barnsley manager was leaping around in front of the Fleetwood dugout ‘giving it large’ after they scored – so all Hell broke loose between the dug outs and Barton was apparently the ‘peace-maker’ pulling people apart. (Sounds like the Adams v Ainsworth or Adams v Hughton doesn’t it?). Then when the match ended as they headed back to the dressing rooms verbals started again and it is then alleged Barton shoved the Barnsley manager into metal railings that caused him to loose a front tooth. Barton vehemently denies it was him. Who knows? Not me or you. Maybe it was him and he grabbed the back of his head and deliberately slammed his face into the railings – in which case he he’s a thug and deserves all he gets. But maybe it wasn’t him at all, or maybe it was a general scuffle with several people and the Barnsley manager ended up falling into the railings…….. but obviously Barton would be the one they’d want to blame. Let’s see what the judge makes of the CCTV shall we before judging?