Now Newcastle Set To 'Ban' Barton!

Last updated : 03 August 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
Newcastle are likely to propose that Barton be banned until the end of November and then hope that any extension allows him to return to action - and to availability for transfer - before next season finishes.

The club hierarchy fear Barton could be forbidden to play for as long as the entire coming season after being charged with violent conduct for assaulting then Manchester City team-mate Ousmane Dabo in May 2007.
Newcastle are considering unilaterally banning their errant midfielder just as Manchester United quickly announced that Eric Cantona would not play for them for the rest of the season after his infamous kung-fu style assault on a Crystal Palace fan in January 2005.