Phil Brown, Hull City’s 49 year-old South Shields born manager, appeared before the Football Association yesterday.
Tigers’ manager Phil Brown – received a 2.5K fine
Phil admitted a charge of misconduct, after his touchline altercation with Joe Kinnear at St James’ Park on Wednesday, 14th January, and was given a £2.5K fine. That’s essentially a slap on the wrist.
Brown was also warned as to his future conduct, but did not receive a touch-line ban, so he will be able to carry on with his normal duties for Hull City, for the rest of the season.
An FA spokesman said:
“At a regulatory commission hearing, Hull City manager Phil Brown was warned as to future conduct and fined £2,500.”
“Brown admitted a charge of improper conduct relating to a touchline confrontation involving himself and Joe Kinnear during an FA Cup match at St James’ Park on 14 January.”
And that will be some good news for Joe Kinnear, who is still resting up at his Herfordshire home recovering from open heart surgery, because the last thing Joe or Newcastle United needed right now, was another touch-line ban for Kinnear.
Kinnear’s hearing will be scheduled for a later date, but we would expect much the same punishment for Joe – if you can call it that.
Joe is expected back on the training ground, 3 weeks come next Monday, to help prepare for the game at Stoke City, but he will be up in the stands for that game. He is then expected to resume his full duties after that match, and will lead the team in their last 6 games of the season.
Those 6 games are turning out to be crucial for the survival of the North-East giants, given the side’s poor form over the last several games.