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2 hours ago, Shaun Taylor said:

He's always worth a listen....unlucky then says they are miles away from the top teams and has a little dig at Pittman at the end😀

 

Phenomenal it is watching him. Literally cannot stay still and ticking for a dig all the time.

I hope they are in infinite disarray but have to wonder what guys like Brett Pitman think of a time-bomb like this guy.

I have played with, and for some head-cases and it was not always fun (was sometimes) but this clown is something else.

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9 hours ago, GrahamC said:

Their opponents seem to have a mystifyingly high number of sendings off, does jailbird Joey still think there is some conspiracy against them?

9 hours ago, marmite said:

Will the gas get their weekly pen too?

Obviously I have no affection for the gas whatsoever but everyone seems to think that Rovers’ opponents get red cards every week and Rovers get awarded a penalty every week - the reality this season is that Rovers have had more players sent off than any other league two team and they’ve only been awarded one penalty ... I apologise as I know this doesn’t fit in with the widely held perceptions on here but I just thought some facts would provide a bit of balance ...

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2 hours ago, BS4 on Tour... said:

Obviously I have no affection for the gas whatsoever but everyone seems to think that Rovers’ opponents get red cards every week and Rovers get awarded a penalty every week - the reality this season is that Rovers have had more players sent off than any other league two team and they’ve only been awarded one penalty ... I apologise as I know this doesn’t fit in with the widely held perceptions on here but I just thought some facts would provide a bit of balance ...

They’ve still seen 5 opponents sent off which is also

 more than any other team

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Bartons interviews are comedy gold, a couple of weeks back he was saying that "Rovers are on a journey that will end in promotion, the rest of the league are aware of their improving form and their fanbase is the best in the division bar no one" now they are "light years away from Forest Green"🤗

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48 minutes ago, weepywall said:

Bartons interviews are comedy gold, a couple of weeks back he was saying that "Rovers are on a journey that will end in promotion, the rest of the league are aware of their improving form and their fanbase is the best in the division bar no one" now they are "light years away from Forest Green"🤗

The beauty is though, they are actually way behind Forest Green Rovers, on & off the pitch..! 

FGR have a progressive owner with a vision, who invests in his plans yet keeps them sustainable, and they are currently running away with the league.

Bristol Rovers have an owner with a nice watch and a Go Outdoors membership card & are struggling to manage back to back wins in the basement league of English football & dream of managing to be the 7th best team amongst that rabble. 

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6 hours ago, harrys said:

They’ve still seen 5 opponents sent off which is also

 more than any other team

Fair enough, if that’s true, but it still shows that the advantage many seem to think that Rovers have on a weekly basis just doesn’t exist - Rovers have had five players sent off against opposing sides this season and, according to you, opposing sides have had five players sent off in games vs the gas - so ‘nothing to see here’ in terms of the way some believe Rovers are somehow ‘favoured’ by referees - and, as I stated above, they’ve only been awarded one penalty this season - so that one falls down too - and it has to be borne in mind that the five opposing players sent off against the gas can be forgiven, after all they were all playing in a Cup Final so were undoubtedly pumped up and full of adrenaline and aggression ... 😳

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2 hours ago, BS4 on Tour... said:

Fair enough, if that’s true, but it still shows that the advantage many seem to think that Rovers have on a weekly basis just doesn’t exist - Rovers have had five players sent off against opposing sides this season and, according to you, opposing sides have had five players sent off in games vs the gas - so ‘nothing to see here’ in terms of the way some believe Rovers are somehow ‘favoured’ by referees - and, as I stated above, they’ve only been awarded one penalty this season - so that one falls down too - and it has to be borne in mind that the five opposing players sent off against the gas can be forgiven, after all they were all playing in a Cup Final so were undoubtedly pumped up and full of adrenaline and aggression ... 😳

Correct, adrenaline always runs faster in cup finals, would love to know the stats over the last 30 years or so in regards to penalties and sendings off for against for them, I’m sure i’m not imagining that they seem to get many many more in their favour but maybe not

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A football manager has told a jury how the only person he saw after he was shoved into a metal post in the tunnel after a League One match, injuring his face, was rival coach Joey Barton.

Daniel Stendel was giving evidence at the trial of former England international Barton who is accused of assaulting the German coach at the end of a match between Barnsley and Fleetwood Town, at the South Yorkshire team’s Oakwell Stadium, on April 13 2019.

At the time, Mr Stendel was managing Barnsley, who won the match 4-2, and Barton was in charge of Fleetwood Town.

Giving evidence through an interpreter at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday, Mr Stendel described how he was walking down the tunnel towards the dressing rooms when he was surprised by a push from behind.

I felt the pain and I briefly looked up. I thought that someone would actually help me. I lifted my head and I just saw one person and it was Joey Barton, who walked around the corner. That was the only person that I saw
He said: “I got a hard shove on my right shoulder.

“Because I hadn’t expected it, I couldn’t react very quickly.

“I then fell forward, without being able to protect myself, into the metal bars in the tunnel.”

Asked by Ian Goldsack, prosecuting, how hard the push was, Mr Stendel told the jury of seven women and five men: “I’m quite tall and quite sporty. So, it was more than a normal push.

“It was a forceful shove, otherwise wouldn’t have fallen over”

He said: “I couldn’t stay on my feet.”

Asked what happened immediately after he was injured, Mr Stendel said: “I felt the pain and I briefly looked up. I thought that someone would actually help me.


“I lifted my head and I just saw one person and it was Joey Barton, who walked around the corner.

“That was the only person that I saw.”

Asked by Simon Csoka QC, defending, whether he had “just assumed that it was Mr Barton” due to tensions in the match before, Mr Stendel said: “I can only say that I was pushed extremely.

“And directly after that happened I saw Joey Barton. These are the two things I can say.”

Mr Stendel told the jury about an incident at the previous fixture between the two teams, at Fleetwood, in September 2018.

He said Barton was intimidating towards him after that game, which was also won by Barnsley, and squashed his hand during the post-match handshake.

The coach said: “The usual handshake was more of a squash-my-hand than shake hands.”

He said that was “very unusual” and “it had never happened to me before”.

After the goal, he came to our bench and had a go at me saying I shouldn't celebrate the goals like that. He was annoyed and aggressive
Mr Stendel said that when the teams met again in April 2019, he was surprised how normal the atmosphere was after what happened seven months before.

He confirmed that his Barnsley team led 2-0 at half-time and there were more goals in the second half.

Asked if he had any contact with Barton during the second half, he said: “After the goal, he came to our bench and had a go at me saying I shouldn’t celebrate the goals like that.”

He said: “He was annoyed and aggressive.”

Mr Stendel added: “I just said I was pleased about our goal. I wasn’t against him or his team.”

He said he was in contact with Barton again after the final whistle: “In the second half the atmosphere had got a bit tense.


“I didn’t really know if there was going to be a shake-hands. We approached each other and I went to give him my hand shake.

“He was very annoyed and aggressive. As far as I could understand, he was swearing at me.”

Mr Stendel said he tried to reason with Barton but “he continued swearing at me”.

The jury was shown video footage of Mr Stendel leaving the pitch after the match and walking into the tunnel at the corner of the ground.

The footage shows Barton running into the tunnel shortly after and the structure shaking slightly a moment later.

A different camera caught Mr Stendel being carried towards the dressing rooms with blood on his face.

Mr Stendel said one of his teeth was bent backwards in the collision with the metal post to the extent he thought he had lost it. He said he also suffered bruising to his arm, hand and knee.

Opening the prosecution earlier, Mr Goldsack told the jury that Barton provided a prepared statement to police after he as arrested in which he accepted using “industrial language” on the touchline but denied barging into or assaulting Mr Stendel in the tunnel.

Barton, who is now Bristol Rovers manager, denies one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He sat in the dock wearing a dark blue suit, a lighter blue shirt and a dark tie.

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35 minutes ago, Coombsy said:

A football manager has told a jury how the only person he saw after he was shoved into a metal post in the tunnel after a League One match, injuring his face, was rival coach Joey Barton.

Daniel Stendel was giving evidence at the trial of former England international Barton who is accused of assaulting the German coach at the end of a match between Barnsley and Fleetwood Town, at the South Yorkshire team’s Oakwell Stadium, on April 13 2019.

At the time, Mr Stendel was managing Barnsley, who won the match 4-2, and Barton was in charge of Fleetwood Town.

Giving evidence through an interpreter at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday, Mr Stendel described how he was walking down the tunnel towards the dressing rooms when he was surprised by a push from behind.

I felt the pain and I briefly looked up. I thought that someone would actually help me. I lifted my head and I just saw one person and it was Joey Barton, who walked around the corner. That was the only person that I saw
He said: “I got a hard shove on my right shoulder.

“Because I hadn’t expected it, I couldn’t react very quickly.

“I then fell forward, without being able to protect myself, into the metal bars in the tunnel.”

Asked by Ian Goldsack, prosecuting, how hard the push was, Mr Stendel told the jury of seven women and five men: “I’m quite tall and quite sporty. So, it was more than a normal push.

“It was a forceful shove, otherwise wouldn’t have fallen over”

He said: “I couldn’t stay on my feet.”

Asked what happened immediately after he was injured, Mr Stendel said: “I felt the pain and I briefly looked up. I thought that someone would actually help me.


“I lifted my head and I just saw one person and it was Joey Barton, who walked around the corner.

“That was the only person that I saw.”

Asked by Simon Csoka QC, defending, whether he had “just assumed that it was Mr Barton” due to tensions in the match before, Mr Stendel said: “I can only say that I was pushed extremely.

“And directly after that happened I saw Joey Barton. These are the two things I can say.”

Mr Stendel told the jury about an incident at the previous fixture between the two teams, at Fleetwood, in September 2018.

He said Barton was intimidating towards him after that game, which was also won by Barnsley, and squashed his hand during the post-match handshake.

The coach said: “The usual handshake was more of a squash-my-hand than shake hands.”

He said that was “very unusual” and “it had never happened to me before”.

After the goal, he came to our bench and had a go at me saying I shouldn't celebrate the goals like that. He was annoyed and aggressive
Mr Stendel said that when the teams met again in April 2019, he was surprised how normal the atmosphere was after what happened seven months before.

He confirmed that his Barnsley team led 2-0 at half-time and there were more goals in the second half.

Asked if he had any contact with Barton during the second half, he said: “After the goal, he came to our bench and had a go at me saying I shouldn’t celebrate the goals like that.”

He said: “He was annoyed and aggressive.”

Mr Stendel added: “I just said I was pleased about our goal. I wasn’t against him or his team.”

He said he was in contact with Barton again after the final whistle: “In the second half the atmosphere had got a bit tense.


“I didn’t really know if there was going to be a shake-hands. We approached each other and I went to give him my hand shake.

“He was very annoyed and aggressive. As far as I could understand, he was swearing at me.”

Mr Stendel said he tried to reason with Barton but “he continued swearing at me”.

The jury was shown video footage of Mr Stendel leaving the pitch after the match and walking into the tunnel at the corner of the ground.

The footage shows Barton running into the tunnel shortly after and the structure shaking slightly a moment later.

A different camera caught Mr Stendel being carried towards the dressing rooms with blood on his face.

Mr Stendel said one of his teeth was bent backwards in the collision with the metal post to the extent he thought he had lost it. He said he also suffered bruising to his arm, hand and knee.

Opening the prosecution earlier, Mr Goldsack told the jury that Barton provided a prepared statement to police after he as arrested in which he accepted using “industrial language” on the touchline but denied barging into or assaulting Mr Stendel in the tunnel.

Barton, who is now Bristol Rovers manager, denies one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He sat in the dock wearing a dark blue suit, a lighter blue shirt and a dark tie.

Hope that the judge remembers to bring his black cap to Joey’s sentencing. 

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3 hours ago, Coombsy said:

A football manager has told a jury how the only person he saw after he was shoved into a metal post in the tunnel after a League One match, injuring his face, was rival coach Joey Barton.

Daniel Stendel was giving evidence at the trial of former England international Barton who is accused of assaulting the German coach at the end of a match between Barnsley and Fleetwood Town, at the South Yorkshire team’s Oakwell Stadium, on April 13 2019.

At the time, Mr Stendel was managing Barnsley, who won the match 4-2, and Barton was in charge of Fleetwood Town.

Giving evidence through an interpreter at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday, Mr Stendel described how he was walking down the tunnel towards the dressing rooms when he was surprised by a push from behind.

I felt the pain and I briefly looked up. I thought that someone would actually help me. I lifted my head and I just saw one person and it was Joey Barton, who walked around the corner. That was the only person that I saw
He said: “I got a hard shove on my right shoulder.

“Because I hadn’t expected it, I couldn’t react very quickly.

“I then fell forward, without being able to protect myself, into the metal bars in the tunnel.”

Asked by Ian Goldsack, prosecuting, how hard the push was, Mr Stendel told the jury of seven women and five men: “I’m quite tall and quite sporty. So, it was more than a normal push.

“It was a forceful shove, otherwise wouldn’t have fallen over”

He said: “I couldn’t stay on my feet.”

Asked what happened immediately after he was injured, Mr Stendel said: “I felt the pain and I briefly looked up. I thought that someone would actually help me.


“I lifted my head and I just saw one person and it was Joey Barton, who walked around the corner.

“That was the only person that I saw.”

Asked by Simon Csoka QC, defending, whether he had “just assumed that it was Mr Barton” due to tensions in the match before, Mr Stendel said: “I can only say that I was pushed extremely.

“And directly after that happened I saw Joey Barton. These are the two things I can say.”

Mr Stendel told the jury about an incident at the previous fixture between the two teams, at Fleetwood, in September 2018.

He said Barton was intimidating towards him after that game, which was also won by Barnsley, and squashed his hand during the post-match handshake.

The coach said: “The usual handshake was more of a squash-my-hand than shake hands.”

He said that was “very unusual” and “it had never happened to me before”.

After the goal, he came to our bench and had a go at me saying I shouldn't celebrate the goals like that. He was annoyed and aggressive
Mr Stendel said that when the teams met again in April 2019, he was surprised how normal the atmosphere was after what happened seven months before.

He confirmed that his Barnsley team led 2-0 at half-time and there were more goals in the second half.

Asked if he had any contact with Barton during the second half, he said: “After the goal, he came to our bench and had a go at me saying I shouldn’t celebrate the goals like that.”

He said: “He was annoyed and aggressive.”

Mr Stendel added: “I just said I was pleased about our goal. I wasn’t against him or his team.”

He said he was in contact with Barton again after the final whistle: “In the second half the atmosphere had got a bit tense.


“I didn’t really know if there was going to be a shake-hands. We approached each other and I went to give him my hand shake.

“He was very annoyed and aggressive. As far as I could understand, he was swearing at me.”

Mr Stendel said he tried to reason with Barton but “he continued swearing at me”.

The jury was shown video footage of Mr Stendel leaving the pitch after the match and walking into the tunnel at the corner of the ground.

The footage shows Barton running into the tunnel shortly after and the structure shaking slightly a moment later.

A different camera caught Mr Stendel being carried towards the dressing rooms with blood on his face.

Mr Stendel said one of his teeth was bent backwards in the collision with the metal post to the extent he thought he had lost it. He said he also suffered bruising to his arm, hand and knee.

Opening the prosecution earlier, Mr Goldsack told the jury that Barton provided a prepared statement to police after he as arrested in which he accepted using “industrial language” on the touchline but denied barging into or assaulting Mr Stendel in the tunnel.

Barton, who is now Bristol Rovers manager, denies one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He sat in the dock wearing a dark blue suit, a lighter blue shirt and a dark tie.

The jury was shown video footage of Mr Stendel leaving the pitch after the match and walking into the tunnel at the corner of the ground.

The footage shows Barton running into the tunnel shortly after and the structure shaking slightly a moment later.

A different camera caught Mr Stendel being carried towards the dressing rooms with blood on his face.

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1 minute ago, Marcus Aurelius said:

The jury was shown video footage of Mr Stendel leaving the pitch after the match and walking into the tunnel at the corner of the ground.

The footage shows Barton running into the tunnel shortly after and the structure shaking slightly a moment later.

A different camera caught Mr Stendel being carried towards the dressing rooms with blood on his face.

It might have been the six foot high grey squirrel that pushed him, he's often seen in tunnels by nutcases.

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11 minutes ago, Fordy62 said:

Is that a witness other than Stendel?

It certainly is:

'Barnsley FC performance analyst intern Nathan Kirby told the jury he clearly saw Barton shoulder-barge Mr Stendel.

Mr Kirby said he was walking just behind the manager when the defendant brushed his shoulder in the tunnel.

He said: "Mr Barton carried on jogging and angled his run to shoulder-barge Mr Stendel with reasonable force in his back, causing Mr Stendel to fall forward and hit his face on a metal bar."

Mr Kirby said: "It was clearly Mr Barton."

Mr Goldsack asked him: "Are you in any doubt as to who it was who made contact?"

Mr Kirby said: "No."

Barnsley FC media officer Andrew White told the jury Barton was aggressive towards Mr Stendel at the end of the match.

Mr White said: "Daniel is Daniel - harmless. The other gentleman was very angry."

The witness said he did not hear what Mr Stendel said but he did hear the defendant.

He said: "I heard the word German coming from Mr Barton. I heard the word c***."'

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/joey-barton-trial-former-barnsley-6277202

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15 minutes ago, Stortz said:

It certainly is:

'Barnsley FC performance analyst intern Nathan Kirby told the jury he clearly saw Barton shoulder-barge Mr Stendel.

Mr Kirby said he was walking just behind the manager when the defendant brushed his shoulder in the tunnel.

He said: "Mr Barton carried on jogging and angled his run to shoulder-barge Mr Stendel with reasonable force in his back, causing Mr Stendel to fall forward and hit his face on a metal bar."

Mr Kirby said: "It was clearly Mr Barton."

Mr Goldsack asked him: "Are you in any doubt as to who it was who made contact?"

Mr Kirby said: "No."

Barnsley FC media officer Andrew White told the jury Barton was aggressive towards Mr Stendel at the end of the match.

Mr White said: "Daniel is Daniel - harmless. The other gentleman was very angry."

The witness said he did not hear what Mr Stendel said but he did hear the defendant.

He said: "I heard the word German coming from Mr Barton. I heard the word c***."'

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/joey-barton-trial-former-barnsley-6277202

Pretty damning.

Sags will say he's probably a City supporter and just saying it to get one over on him - probably put up to it by the rosy cheeked lady garden!

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Tomorrow the prosecution will unveil their star witness .. Wael Al Quadi " Yes I saw everything Barton deliberately shoved him, 100% certain, I was going to the dressing room to wish the lads well and saw everything. I swear it on the Qur'an."

Afterwards Wally rings his lawyer " It went great, he's gone down, we can now fire him with no compensation!" 

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