Writer: Mikey Delap
Date:Tuesday May 1 2012
Rovers and Scotland forward David 'Cracking Shaft' Goodwillie has been sentenced to 80 hours community service and a probationary order after pleading guilty to an assault charge.
The incident took place back in 2010 whilst David lived up in Scotland and prior to his Rovers career and the verdict was reached less than 24 hours after Rovers 2-0 loss to Spurs.
The news is likely to be welcomed given the recent troubles at the club and puts a bookend on a difficult year as a whole for the £2.6 million former Dundee United man.
The Scotsman is reporting - 'David Goodwillie has been ordered to carry out 80 hours of community service for an assault outside a restaurant on a man who had earlier knocked a team-mate unconscious.
Goodwillie repeatedly punched John Friel in Glasgow city centre in November 2010.
The footballer lashed out after his then Dundee United club-mate Danny Swanson was knocked out by Friel.
Now with Blackburn Rovers, Goodwillie, 23, pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to assault and was handed the order by Sheriff Stuart Reid which includes a 12-month probation period.
Passing sentence yesterday, Sheriff Reid said: "You were convicted of an assault less than 12 months prior to this particular offence, and the fine and compensation order imposed did not appear to have the effect of deterring you.
"Instead, your offending was repeated and, it may be said, escalated in severity."
Goodwillie had been on a night out with fellow Tannadice players at the city`s Karbon nightclub before they went to the Oko Express restaurant in the early hours of 3 November.'
Date:Tuesday May 1 2012
Bowyer: Another Magnificent Effort!! (Tuesday October 28 2014)
Marvellous Marshall (Tuesday October 28 2014)
Stats: Nottingham Forest v Blackburn Rovers (Saturday October 25 2014)
Rovers Preview: Nottingham Forest (a) (Saturday October 25 2014)
Win The Most Important Thing (Thursday October 23 2014)
Rovers Loan Lenihan To Burton (Thursday October 23 2014)
Stats: Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham City (Tuesday October 21 2014)
Rovers Preview: Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham City (Tuesday October 21 2014)
O'Sullivan And Raya Extend Loans (Tuesday October 21 2014)
Skipper Given As Much Time As Possible (Monday October 20 2014)
|5.||Rye of the Rovers||3|
|LUFC Woolmer in charge of Cardiff clash
» Leeds Utd : 31/10/2014 19:00:00
|Junior Cherries Xmas Party - 9th December
» Bournemouth : 31/10/2014 17:49:00
|AFCB host open training session
» Bournemouth : 31/10/2014 17:37:00
|Vital Preview: Cardiff v Leeds
» Cardiff : 31/10/2014 17:27:00
|WSL Team of the Season
» Birmingham : 31/10/2014 17:23:00