This time, there's actually some logic to the two week adjournment granted to Doherty; he's apparently tested negative for drugs over the last six weeks and the judge accepted a request from his solicitor, Sean Curran, to give him another go at post-treatment treatment:
"The court knows he's tested negative for drugs throughout his residential programme - that's six weeks now.
"The judge wants to see how he's keeping after the aftercare before he goes back for them to assess him."
He emphasised: "This was not a court application or anything to do with court bureaucracy - it was my application, which was accepted at 5.15pm last night."
That seems a little late in the day... almost as if they were waiting for the last possible moment to lodge the application, for some reason.