Revealed: Joey Barton's 30 bets on his own club - and how they cost him more than £3,000

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Joey Barton has been banned for 18 months by the FA following an investigation into the player's betting.

Along with his statement, Barton published 30 bets he made on his own club. Here we look at what they were, what happened in each match and how it ended up costing the midfielder £3,178.90.

 

April 29 2006: Man City 1 Fulham 2

Premier League

Barton’s involvement: Starting XI

Bet 1: Layed G. Samaras first goalscorer – £10
Bet 2: Backed J. Barton first goalscorer – £3
Bet 3: Backed Man City – £600

What happened:

City lost 2-1 after taking the lead through Richard Dunne.

That meant Barton won the bet on Samaras but lost the other two.

Barton played the full 90 minutes, making it one of his more serious offences – particularly betting against one of his own team-mates (who was a substitute) scoring the first goal.

Won: £10
Lost: £603
Running total: -£593

Sept 24 2008: Newcastle 1 Tottenham 2

Premier League

Barton’s involvement: Not in Newcastle’s matchday squad

Bet 4: Backed Newcastle – £25

What happened:

Tottenham won 2-1 thanks to goals from Roman Pavlyuchenko and Jamie O’Hara.

Lost: £25
Running total: -£618

Feb 1 2009: Newcastle 1 Sunderland 1

Premier League

Barton’s involvement: Not in Newcastle’s matchday squad

Bet 5: Backed Newcastle – £5
Bet 6: Backed Newcastle to win 2-1 – £2

What happened:

Shola Ameobi’s penalty cancelled out Djibril Cisse’s opener for the visitors, but the draw meant Barton lost both his bets.

Lost: £7
Running total: -£625

March 14 2009: Hull 1 Newcastle 1

Premier League

Barton’s involvement: Not in Newcastle’s matchday squad

Bet 7: Backed Newcastle – £5
Bet 8: Backed Newcastle on an accumulator – £5

What happened:

Steven Taylor salvaged a draw for Newcastle after Geovanni’s goal for the hosts but Barton still lost his bets.

Lost: £10
Running total: -£635

Oct 17 2009: Nottm Forest 1 Newcastle 0

Championship

Barton’s involvement: Not in Newcastle’s matchday squad

Bet 9: Backed Newcastle on an accumulator – £22

What happened:

Dexter Blackstock scored the only goal of the game for Forest just before half-time.

Lost: £22
Running total: -£657

Dec 28 2009: Newcastle 0 Derby 0

Championship

Barton’s involvement: Not in Newcastle’s matchday squad

Bet 10: Backed Newcastle as part of an eight-game accumulator – £50

What happened

Newcastle were only able to draw against 10-man Derby.

Lost: £50
Running total: -£707

Jan 8 2011: Stevenage 3 Newcastle 1

FA Cup

Barton’s involvement: Starting XI

Bet 11: Backed Newcastle – £497.50
Bet 12: Backed Newcastle half time/full time – £250

What happened

Newcastle became just the fourth top-flight team to lose to fourth-tier opponents since the formation of the Premier League, with Barton - who played the full 90 minutes and scored Newcastle’s goal - losing bets totaling almost £750.

Lost: £747.50
Running total: -£1,454.50

Aug 28 2011: QPR 0 Rochdale 2

League Cup

Barton’s involvement: Not in QPR’s matchday squad

Bet 13: Backed QPR – £250

What happened:

Barton bet on QPR to win just two days after joining the club, but the Premier League side lost at home to League One opponents.

Lost: £250
Running total: -£1,704.50

March 1 2014: QPR 1 Leeds 1

Championship

Barton’s involvement: Not in QPR’s matchday squad

Bet 14: Backed QPR on an accumulator – £25
Bet 15: Backed QPR – £250

What happened:

QPR extended their winless run to five games, with Barton losing both his bets.

Lost: £275
Running total: -£1,979.50

April 15 2006: West Ham 1 Man City 0

Premier League

Barton’s involvement: Not in Man City’s matchday squad

Bet 16: Backed West Ham – £20

What happened:

Betting against his own team paid off for Barton as Shaun Newton scored the only goal of the game.

Won: £33.60
Running total: -£1,945.90

Aug 7 2008: Newcastle 2 PSV 2

Friendly

Barton’s involvement: Not in Newcastle’s matchday squad.

Bet 17: Backed Draw/PSV half time/full time – £30
Bet 18: Backed PSV/PSV half time/full time – £5.65
Bet 19: Backed PSV/PSV half time/full time – £24.35
Bet 20: Backed PSV – £40
Bet 21: Backed 0 - 1 score – £10
Bet 22: Backed 0 - 2 score – £10
Bet 23: Backed 0 - 3 score – £10
Bet 24: Backed PSV – £81.67
Bet 25: Backed PSV – £158.33







What happened:

Newcastle drew 2-2, meaning Barton lost all of his nine bets on the game - eight of which were on his own club to lose.

The game was a friendly, but Newcastle had none of their main strikers - Michael Owen, Mark Viduka, Obafemi Martins and Alan Smith - available and scored through defender Steven Taylor and Jonas Gutierrez.

Barton bet on three specific scorelines, none of which included Newcastle scoring.

Lost: £370
Running total: -£2,315.90

Aug 17 2008: Man Utd 1 Newcastle 1

Premier League

Barton’s involvement: Not in Newcastle’s matchday squad

Bet 26: Backed Man Utd – £300

What happened:

Obafemi Martins gave Newcastle the lead, and although Darren Fletcher equalised they secured the draw that cost Barton £300.

Lost: £300
Running total: -£2,615.90

Nov 22 2008: Chelsea 0 Newcastle 0

Premier League

Barton’s involvement: None

Bet 27: Backed Chelsea – £48

What happened:

Newcastle secured a goalless draw, leaving Barton out of pocket.

Lost: £48
Running total: -£2663.90

Nov 28 2010: Newcastle 1 Chelsea 1

Premier League

Barton’s involvement: Not in Newcastle’s matchday squad

Bet 28: Backed Chelsea – £500
Bet 29: Patent bet on Chelsea – £350

What happened:

Andy Carroll gave Newcastle the lead before Salomon Kalou equalised. Chelsea could not find a winner so Barton lost his £500 bet. However, other elements of his patent bet must have been successful as he won £85 on that bet overall.

Lost: £415
Running total: -£3,078.90

March 9 2011: Newcastle Reserves 2 Arsenal Reserves 1

Premier League Reserve League

Barton’s involvement: Not in Newcastle’s matchday squad

Bet 30: Backed Arsenal – £100

What happened:

Newcastle scored a last-minute winner through Philip Airey as Barton lost again.

Lost: £100
Running total: -£3,178.90

 

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