Pardew Two Game Ban Should Be Maximum Punishment?

Referee Mike Atkinson will submit his report to the FA today, and what he says about the Alan Pardew incident, when the Newcastle manager shoved the referee’s assistant Stuart Burt in the second half, will help decide the punishment Alan will receive,  but surely a two  match touchline ban is the very most he will receive  – if that.

Alan Pardew pushes Stuart Burt – it wasn’t vicious

When you see the incident again,  it’s not half as bad as some in the press have been making out, and it would be wrong to hand Alan Pardew a punishment that is out of line with what he did.

And the way that Alan has handled himself since the end of the game will also help him, as he went to personally apologize to the assistant and the referee, and his comments in the press have been appropriate as he said he was wrong, he shouldn’t have done it,  and he apologized 100%.

Alan is embarrassed more than anything for the push (or was it a  shove?), which of course happened in the spur of the moment, but cannot do that, and he knows it.

This is what Alan said in the Newcastle Journal this morning:

“I’m still embarrassed about what I did. I’ve never done anything like that before. I’ve apologised to him and I can’t really do any more than that.”  “We have a lot of games coming up and it’s going to be important that our best players have their energy levels up.”

Pardew may even get off with only a fine which would be the best outcome for him and Newcastle, but it shouldn’t be many games if he gets a touchline ban.

And the Newcastle manager is a very good coach on the sidelines, as once again he changed the formation at half time, and it worked by packing five midfield and playing only Papiss Cisse up front, and even though he was on the left wing Demba Ba still managed to score and what a goal it  was.

If Newcastle can keep Ba and Cisse fit this season, we’ll be in every single game this season, because these lads can score at  any time from the smallest of chances, as Demba Ba did on Saturday.

And the fact that Ba elected to stay on Tyneside, and not leave for bigger money elsewhere,  makes him look golden among Newcastle fans at the moment – he’s certainly a great player.

How much did we pay for him again? 😀

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31 comments so far


    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #1

    The press and other fans need to feta grip.
    Small fine at the most IMO.

  • Toonboy_84

    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #2

    Pardew has been knocking around with ranger too much…….;)

    In all seriousness, he shouldn’t have done it but it was hardly a push. There was no real malice in it.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #3

    Ed, We paid absolutely nothing for him 🙂

    “Money can’t buy you goals”

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #4

    At the end of the day, he shoudn’t have touched the guy. Nothing major to it, but it’s hard to know where to draw the line, other than just don’t touch the guy. We shall see what happens.


    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #5

    Not true we paid £3mill in agents fees still a snip but certainly wasn’t free.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #6

    Boom Boom…Technically you’re right, of course, but officially, he was a free signing.

    As you say though, certainly a snip.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #7

    Does anybody know the date Douglas’ citizenship is supposed to be confirmed?


    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #8

    PARDEW OUT disgusting absolutely disgusting imagine a grown man behaving in such a manner! I think everyone needs to get a fcuking grip can’t believe this is still rumbling on what a joke.

  • TorqToon

    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #9

    Repost –

    Very much so!! Having Steve Taylor back is like a brand new signing! He seems to have this telepathy with Tim Krul and are in constant communication or the whole game. So much mutual respect from our squad and no big timers like you wold find at liverfool, spuds of Citeh! Would like to see/hear a bit more support from the crowd for obertan. Was having a discussion with a fella who said obertan was our ‘worst ever signing!’ I do believe that he could turn a corner this year…but he needs the appreciation, support and belief from the fans to help him along the way! If HBA runs into trouble, does too much and lose the ball he is applauded for his efforts…with obertan (many not so much on Saturday!!) more often than not he is met with groans !! Let’s support the lad !

  • jesperfuglsang

    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #10

    Ibiza…not sure it has been published, but some claim it’s ultimo August?

    …you think we’ll go for him?


    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #11

    IBIZA im almost certain i read somewhere it was Aug 23rd i stand corrected if wrong but i’m almost certain that’s what i read.


    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #12

    If a player did it what would they get? Probably justified that Pards sits in the stands for atleast a game

  • jesperfuglsang

    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #13

    I tried to goggle all that shit about citizenship and FIFA eligibility rules and it’s not that straight forward…

    …some paragraphs suggested that Douglas basically just had to reside in Holland and could have worked in England.

    …then there are paragraph about work permit; and I am not sure if Douglas would have been able to get one?


    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #14

    lads doesn’t it piss you off to hear Pards rambling on every single week about how “vulnerable” we are why doesn’t he just say we aint interested in selling any of our top players PERIOD Everton are in a dire financial position but you don’t hear David Moyes shiting on about how he’s quaking in his boot’s about losing players i’m getting fcuking sick of it it’s almost inviting bids.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #15

    Boom Boom…I’m assuming the first part was sarcasm and that you’re saying people should no longer be discussing the incident?

    If that is the case, it’s probably due to the fact that his “punishment” has not been decided yet, so it’s still a current topic.


    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #16

    it’s an absolute joke what we should be discussing was the way King Arfa performed he was terrific, always trying to make something happen this could really be his year.

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #17

    I think the FA being the FA they’ll give him a five match ban.

    He did look pissed off as he pushed him. (Lucky it wasn’t Sian Massey!)

    They’ll want to set examples – Do not lay hands on the officials.

  • Beattie25

    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #18

    If we sign Douglas we should sell Willo!
    I thought Perch was superb against Spuds and has constantly shown over the second half of last season and the first game of this he is a solid and dependable player who makes few mistakes and really outshines mike williamson. I’d rather have him on the bench ready to come on than big mike.

    If we sign Douglas someone will have to go or else the youngsters won’t get much of a chance as we will have a lot of CB’s which is something we could only dream about, and it’s all thanks to Perhinho.

    Also a little stat that might suprise you. Perch passed the ball 47 times on Saturday and his pass completion from those attempts was 100%, apparently the best in the league statically.


    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #19

    If it was sian massey i’d say he’d have slapped her on the arse good and proper ha ha


    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #20

    Hey did anyone see the stats from the weekend there was only 2 players in the prem to complete 100% of their passes one was John Obi Mikel and the other da da da was PERCHINIO dont know how true it is but a link was posted on twatter yesterday, how far has this once laughing stock of the club come delighted for the lad.

  • ashwin say's

    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #21

    apart from topic but sure news is exciting!!!!

    words of Manchini on Adam:

    “Adam wants to go to play.
    We are waiting for the next ten days
    to find a solution for him.
    “If we find a good solution Adam can
    go to play. I think this is better
    because he is young, he’s a good guy
    and he deserves to play always and
    here it is not possible.
    “We’ll wait ten days. If after ten days
    we don’t find a solution for him he’ll
    stay here. He’s happy and maybe he
    can have more chances.
    “He can have a future here but you
    have to understand when you are 25-
    years-old you want to play always.
    “If he decides he wants to play
    always I agree with him and if he
    wants to leave I am sorry because I
    think he is a good guy and is
    different player from the other
    striker and wingers but I understand
    he wants to play.”

  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #22

    any news concerning signings ?

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #23

    Boom Boom….Thanks for the Douglas Info (wont hold you to it) 🙂 On the sale of players, I think he’s just trying to cover himself after AC. Can’t say that fans didn’t get on his case about it. He’s managing expectations etc. Would you want 50,000+ p*ss*d off Geordies after your head? 🙂

    Jesper….These things are never straightforward, probably why it’s not worth him risking 4-6 weeks of pre-season etc with the move. I do think we’re still in talks, if a deal hasn’t already been put in place. Just seemed on then all of a sudden no one had ever discussed anything and no one knew anything. Just stinks 🙂

    Yo…Agreed. May not have meant anything or been too severe, but they have to send a message.

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #24


    No but I’m looking at photos of Sian Massey so the morning hasn’t been wasted. 😉

  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #25

    Pardew shouldn’t have touched the official. Not much in it but still unacceptable. I imagine a 3 game ban from the FA, although I bet they would be outraged if Roy Hodgson got a ban for that from FIFA.

    And the citizenship thing is simple really. He already has Dutch citizenship which makes him an EU national meaning he doesn’t need a work permit to play in England

    However FIFA require citizenship and a 5 year stay within a country. As somebody pointed out 23rd of August is his 5 years. So he will be ok to sign after that if there is interest.

  • TorqToon

    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #26

    Sage – Heard any more whisperings lately? Or has it all gone quiet. Seeing Anita on Saturday he looked very good! Lovely touch and awareness once he settled in and bar an unfortunate slip – a lovely little drag back on the edge of the 18yrd at the gallowgate end, I had visions of another debut goal!!!


    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #27

    Way I see it if it was any other manager I would expect a fine and a ban probably

  • jesperfuglsang

    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #28

    Transfer Sage…if you read the rules about Citizenship and Naturalisation; and I don’t think it’s straight forward ;)…you’ll see that within those 5 years Douglas are not allowed to be away from Holland no more than a period of 2 years.

    Then there a lot of sub rules and so forth, but as I read it Douglas could work in England and reside in Holland; especially if the work-permit thing is no prob 🙂

    …but as I said I don’t think it is that straight forward 🙂

  • JDdubai

    Aug 20, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #29

    3 match ban, deserved also. If they let him off then it becomes difficult for the fa to punish anyone else in the future.

    Wasnt much but you cant push officials.

  • LooneyToon41

    Aug 20, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #30

    2 or 3 match ban is right. You can’t touch officials. Plus, Bernstein’s in charge now, and he’s already said pre-season, that he’ll clamp down on this sort of thing.

  • toonincheek

    Aug 20, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #31

    Hopeful about Pardew’s punishment being reasonable.

    If the FA choose to make an example of him, they will create a stick to be beaten with, as the punishment for any future incident will be viewed and dictated by Pardew’s punishment.
    By all accounts (I heven’t managed to track down a video) there doesn’t seem to have been any malice or direct aggression involved.


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