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Fined Barton refuses to lie down

August 2, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
The gulf between Joey Barton and the Newcastle United board widened yet further on Tuesday with the club fining the player two weeks' wages.

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Barton has vowed to appeal against the punishment - but at the same time said he wants to avoid becoming embroiled in a tit-for-tat war after the club leaked a list of grievances to a local newspaper.

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