Agree, I think The FA have just had enough of him, time after time he brings the game into disrepute for one serious matter or other and it is always him who seems to be the victim or somebody else's fault in his eyes.How anyone can defend him is beyond me, how many times is he going to **** up? He makes a valid point about the f.a being hypocritical with regards to attitudes towards gambling but the rest is nonsense. Betting on his team to lose just because he didn't get picked lol. So many rubbish excuses in his statement. Now he's been banned he can bet on what he likes and spend more time trying to deal with all his anger and addictions. There's so many sports and events to bet on without needing to put your career in jeapordy and he's lucky it's taken them this long to catch him when he was doing it so openly. Even worse he's betting on matches involving his own team, even the audacity to bet on himself to score first. I have no idea how it took betfair that long to suss him out when he bet above moderate sums , using his own name and address and verified his account with his passport. Fully justified ban imo.
They shouldn't, betting on your own match is a sure fireway to try to fix a match.Not a Joey Barton fan...but don't think the FA have handled this appropriately either. All footballers bet in some way or form - even on their own fixtures - most of it throwaway bets on being the first goal scorer etc and Joey's bets mostly look like that to be honest!
Do the FA really think placing a fiver on a teammate to score the first goal is going to really influence play over the £20k plus salary and say £5k win bonus etc?
It does all look very silly from Joey, but definitely not sinister like some of the match rigging type betting where huge sums of money are being staked.
Even if you're not playing, if your team is involved you'll have inside info (who's carrying a knock, etc) about things that may influence the outcome.They shouldn't, betting on your own match is a sure fireway to try to fix a match.
All players stick a cheeky fiver on themselves for first goal scorer etc...seen players do this in the dressing room plenty of times! I mean really they are largely young competitive guys...and it's a bit of bravado/sport for a few buttons!They shouldn't, betting on your own match is a sure fireway to try to fix a match.
to make it bloody clear where the line is? footballers should not bet on football matches at all - young footballers, get it out of your mind, it is not an option for you. quite a clear message, innitLess clear why you can't bet on a football match in another country or 5 divisions below yours
To be honest they should get an annual briefing like the NFL does with its players...explaining how betting, drugs, drinking and social media can detrimentally impact their careers!to make it bloody clear where the line is? footballers should not bet on football matches at all - young footballers, get it out of your mind, it is not an option for you. quite a clear message, innit
Doesn't seem to work though.To be honest they should get an annual briefing like the NFL does with its players...explaining how betting, drugs, drinking and social media can detrimentally impact their careers!
So he bet on himself being first scorer when not playing. Deserves ban for gross negligence of not understanding a betHe said he wasn't playing in the games he had a bet on...seems a very harsh punishment to me especially as he's offered mitigating circumstances in his addiction.was betting not allowed back in 06? I personally think it's a harsh sentence because of who he is as other cases have had much lighter sentences albeit for not as many offences.
Yep fully agree. I heard that it was not the heaviest sentence that could have been handed out, but what made it worse was JBs attitude throughout the hearing where he would not accept any wrong doing, and that was taken into consideration. Pleased to see that he has been made an example of, just an absolute idiot.The FA often gets a bad press that it is not "doing something" to clean up football etc. ( e.g. the thread on Leyton Orient) On this issue they have taken a very firm stand to try and avoid the match fixing and like that affects so many leagues overseas. The rules are absolutely clear and affect not just the players but anyone working in the club and even the Community Trusts I believe.
Barton knew the score and in his usual way stuck two fingers up to the authorities and continued betting against the rules extensively and in a premeditated and deliberate manner. I can see why the FA believe that not only have they been fair in their penalty but have let him off lightly. a longer ban from all footballing activities could have been an option.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Match-fixing_in_English_footballI can't remember their names but 2 Sheffield Wednesday Players got banned for life in the 60's but don't know if that was for betting or match fixing. Anyone else remember better details? I know one had his ban reversed after about 10 years and did plan league football again.
Brings to mind Martin O'Neill's quip about never realising what a pain in the arse he was as a footballer until he became a manager.