Jordan Barnett

Former Yeovil Town player Jordan Barnett has been given a six-week ban from football and fined after admitting he had been “stupid” in placing bets on football matches.

The 22-year-old, who was one of five players released earlier this month, attended a disciplinary hearing with the Football Association where it was heard he placed 138 bets worth a total of £1,366 over four separate seasons.

Jordan Barnett. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

He is now receiving help from Sporting Chance, the addiction clinic set up by former England and Arsenal captain Tony Adams, Barnett used a statement from them in the hearing which said he was showing “marked improvement.

Barnett’s charge included 32 bets in competitions which the team he was playing competed in, however, the only bet involving a team he played for was a £5 wager on Barnsley to win a match which the player was not involved in.

In the minutes of the hearing, the FA says that Barnett was made aware of the breaches in July 2019 when he was a Barnsley player and went on to make a further 22 bets after this.

When asked why he continued to make bets, he said: “I guess I was not thinking straight and just being stupid, just placing an accumulator bets, single bets, just not thinking what could…..the disciplinaries, what could happen (it was) just stupid of me, really.

The Commission’s report adds that the player apologised and fully co-operated with the FA’s investigation and gave “candid and complete answers during the interview process.”

It added: “The player expressed that he has struggled with gambling addiction and continues to seek help. 

He submitted a statement from Sporting Chance who remarked positively on the player and his desire to overcome his addiction. It was said the player was showing marked improvement.

There is no reference to Yeovil Town at any point in the report.

The Commission’s report concludes that it “did not consider that the integrity of the game was at risk in this matter.

It added: “The Commission concluded that a reasonable and proportionate fine shall be in the sum of £1,500 with s six-week suspension from football being appropriate.

From us here at the Gloverscast – and we are sure we speak for all Yeovil Town fans – we would like to wish Jordan well with his treatment and his search for a new club.

He represented us with great passion and commitment and the clear contrition he has shown in his evidence has been noted by the commission.

Anyone who thinks they need to consider their gambling habits or wants to learn more, please visit www.begambleaware.org or call 0808 8020 133.

Jordan Barnett. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Yeovil Town player Jordan Barnett has been charged by the Football Association with regards to betting on football matches.

According to the FA’s April Charges, Barnett is alleged to have place “138 bets” on football matches from December 2018 to 10th January 2022.

The full charge reads as follows:

“INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING
Jordan Barnett, Player, Yeovil Town FC

Breach of FA Rule E8 – Misconduct in respect of 138 bets placed on football matches between 02 December 2018 to 10 January 2022.

The Participant has until 12 May 2022 to provide a response.” 

There is nothing more, and nothing to suggest it involves any matches including Yeovil.

Barnett signed for the Glovers in Summer 2021 from Notts County where he made 12 appearances. 

There are strict FA rules with regards to betting on football, which can read here if you feel like it.

A statement from the club reads: “Yeovil Town can confirm that a member of the first team squad is under investigation for an incident of misconduct in relation to betting. Due to an ongoing investigation into the matter, the club cannot comment any further.”


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Barnett in action vs King’s Lynn
Pic Courtesy of Mike Kunz

Yeovil Town’s Jordan Barnett was on media duty ahead of the game against Dover and said that the team spirit and bond with the supporters was the key to this recent run of good form.

“It’s been really, really good, it’s been a great experience for me being in the team, going unbeaten in seven game, it’s really good”

“Every single man in the team has done absolutely brilliantly and we can’t fault any single player”

The former Oldham and Notts County full back said that he was probably in the best form of his own career and was enjoying playing either as a left-back or further forward.

When asked what he put that run down to, he kept it simple – by announcing his love for all thing YTFC!

“I’m really loving Yeovil, it’s a club that should be in the Championship, the fans are absolutely unbelievable, they travel everywhere. I remember Stockport, that was a brilliant game they travelled five hours, and on Tuesday night (at Bromley) that was unbelievable, I’m loving every single minute of it.”

“We’ve got a great spirit in the changing room, on and off the pitch, it’s absolutely brilliant, all the lads love each other and work hard for each other.”

“Even the finishers who come on the pitch for the last 15 minutes, every single player, they’re all for the club”

Barnett promised there would be no complacency in the build up to the Dover game despite their lowly position with him promising the side are taking things one game at a time – but admitted there was a goal in mind for the end of the season.

“The Play-Offs is what we should be aiming for, I think we can achieve that if we carry on as we are, I think it’ll definitely (!!) happen if every single player is fit. I think we will end up reaching the play offs, but we need to keep working hard”

The National League Play-Off Final is currently scheduled for Sunday 5th June 2022… in case you wanted to book the day off work.

Jordan Barnett
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Yeovil Town’s Jordan Barnett spoke to BBC Somerset reporter Sheridan Robins following the Glovers’ 2-0 defeat to Grimsby.

Despite the loss, and lack of fire power in front of goal, the former Notts County man said that there were plenty of positives to take from the game.

“I think we were all over them for the majority of the game, I think we should have taken our chances that we had throughout the game, and I think we’d have won the game”

“They didn’t cause us much threat, so yeah, it was an all good performance from us today I think”

Both of Grimsby’s goals had elements of luck and misfortune to them, one from the penalty spot and the second late on as the Glovers pushed for an equaliser; Barnett admits this adds to the team’s frustration.

“The first goal has killed us, obviously if that didn’t happen I think we’d have dominated the game, we’d have won that game – two sloppy goals”

Manager Darren Sarll kept faith in the majority of his side who had played a gruelling 120 minutes or more against Weymouth on Tuesday and Barnett admitted that the team felt a little tired but that it wouldn’t be an excuse.

“We are a little drained, but we go again Tuesday and hopefully get the win Tuesday night, we need the win”

The Glovers are now on a streak of eight games without a win in 90 minutes, but Barnett is sure the turn around in form is coming

“We are a young team, we are finding our way in and building a good relationship together, and I think we are playing really well and the results will come.”

 

Barnett in action vs King’s Lynn
Pic Courtesy of Mike Kunz

Yeovil Town left back Jordan Barnett was disappointed to come away from Boreham Wood with nothing after the Glovers lost 2-1.

Speaking to BBC Somerset, Barnett was adament the Glovers were on top both with 11 and 10 men with Adi Yussuf being shown a brace of yellow cards shortly before half time.

“We were definately on top, especially in the first half, when we had the man sent off we have to be a little more defensive, but we were also on top with ten men”

“In the second half, we came out and battled very hard and we were dominant throughout the game”

When asked about the sending off, Barnett was almost refreshingly honest about it saying;
“Obviously it’s a bit stupid, it’s a bit reckless, but it’s one of them where the ref is always going to give it”

“It’s just a stupid one really”

There were chances for the Glovers throughout the game both with 11 and 10 on the pitch and Barnett was quick to praise opposition goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore.

“Quigz (Joe Quigley) has had a few (chances), Knowlesy had a few, the keeper has pulled off some worldy saves off… but we were obvioulsy on top for large parts.”

The result leaves Yeovil Town 11th in the National League table on nine points.

Barnett in action vs King’s Lynn
Pic Courtesy of Mike Kunz

New Yeovil Town defender Jordan Barnett has been speaking to the Glovers’ official social channels prior to Saturday’s game with FC Halifax Town and says the fans and the squad have really helped him settle into his new surroundings.

The former Notts County man has started both league games for the Green and Whites so far with his performance against Aldershot Town drawing praise from Darren Sarll in his pre-match press conference.

“I’ve really settled in well, the fans have made me feel really welcome, on twitter saying really good things about me, saying I’ve got good passion. I want to show the fans that as well and I want to show them how good of a footballer I can be”

Barnett played a full 90 minutes in the win over Aldershot Town after coming off early against King’s Lynn Town to protect a hamstring niggle, the win was one he cherished, not just because of the result.

“It was a very good win, obviously the first win of the season and it was needed after Saturday’s performance (against King’s Lynn).

“It was a great moment to celebrate with the fans, with the (Lee Collins) flag as well, I know what it means to the fans and the players”

Darren Sarll spoke of an electric atmosphere on the bus back from the game after the Bank Holiday Monday victory a tale backed up by the former Oldham full-back.

“It was very good, all jumping, dancing and singing, something I’ve never really experienced before”

Barnett will almost certainly line up at left-back once again as Yeovil host  FC Halifax Town in front of the BT Sport camera’s on Saturday.

 

Jordan Barnett has become the latest defensive addition to Yeovil Town’s squad after the left-back joined on a permanent contract.

The 21-year-old, who scored a sensational goal for Notts County against the Glovers’ back in March, was one of six players released from our National League rivals at the end of last season.

He has also operated further forward and in a central midfield role for Notts County and Oldham Athletic and fills a void left by the departures of Carl Dickinson and Michael Kelly, who both played on the left side of defence last season.

Jordan’s early career saw him flit between professional and non-League having started in the academies at both Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley before he was released at 15.

Jordan Barnett during his time with Oldham Athletic.

He dropped down to Northern Counties East League side Penistone Church where he impressed enough to be picked up by Premier League Burnley and then Barnsley but after two years in the professional game he was back in non-League this time with Pontefract Colleries.

He spent a couple of months there before Oldham Athletic gave him his first taste of League action signing for them in September 2002.

He ended up making 24 appearances in all competitions for the League Two side up until mid-January this year when his contract expired and he was picked up by Notts County to support their promotion push.

Jordan turned out 13 times for Notts including as a substitute in the National League play-off semi-final defeat to Torquay United earlier this month.

Welcome to Huish Park, Jordan!