Former FA Chairman Blasts Alan Pardew


Alan Pardew did himself no favors after the disallowed Tiote goal on Sunday, when he went into  a foul-mouthed rant at Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, who didn’t seem to understand some of the words hurled at him, since his English is not that good – but Alan used the “f” word and the “c” word one short sentence.

alan pardew after tiote disallowed goal

Alan Pardew – in rant mode on Sunday

And it’s not surprising that the FA has cautioned the Newcastle manager for his behavior, but there is no ban and no fine, after Alan quickly apologized after the game and seems to have also quickly apologized to Pellegrini.

That quick action from the manager, and some words from the Manchester City manager that said he had no problem with Pardew, has helped the Newcastle manager  get off with a possible touch-line ban.

This is the statement put out by the FA:

“We have been in contact with Alan Pardew and reminded him of his responsibilities,”

Former FA Chairman David Bernstein is not happy and this comment is aimed at Pardew:

“When you look at the constant protests on the touch-line and the comments afterwards, it doesn’t do anyone or the game any good,” 

“It’s a terrible example for the players, let alone the public. I think it’s time managers assumed a much greater sense of responsibility for their behavior.”

But what’s not mentioned here is the incident that caused Pardew to erupt and a perfectly good goal from Cheick Tiote was disallowed by simply inept officiating, and  we notice no mention is made of that in the two statements.

But the FA statement was the right thing to do, and is balanced under the circumstances, but why Bernstein had to comment  we have no idea.

However, Alan Pardew can be a combustible character, we know that, and we were hoping as he got older he could control his urge to rant, and he still needs to do that – even if it’s easier said than done.

But the pressure managers are under these days in the Premier League – we understand it’s not easy at the best of times, but Alan is representing  Newcastle United and he has to behave himself – and remember  these games are shown all over the world.

He must uphold the very good name of Newcastle United.

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293 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #1

    No defence of Alan losing his rag but sorry David Berntoast your view is irrelevant. Moving along…

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #2

    David Bernstein, another football dinosaur

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #3

    why is pardew so hell bent on trying to change every player we have ?

    we sign them as an X type of player and pardew tries to turn them into a Y type of player, and in doing so, makes the team look bad along with the player,

    do you think he does it o have a go at carr and MA? as he has no say in transfers?

    we sing players on the ability they have shown in there best position, not because we think they can addapt

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  • Graeme

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #4

    Tsunki @ 1 – completely correct. There is simply no excuse for what Pardew did.

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  • Toon Tang

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #5

    ‘Mike Jones, who refereed Sunday’s Premier League match between Newcastle and Manchester City, will not take charge of a game this weekend’.

    FA must think hes a cnut also hahaha

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #6

    not sticking up for pardew here,
    but

    maybe the FA should have some accountability for these wrong decisions, OC we are only human, peoples jobs and livelyhoods are on the line here, now more than ever in the prem, so I don’t expect anyone to just sit there and accept bad things,

    is it just bullying by the FA, saying you don’t have a voice, just be quiet

    but still pardew can express things a little better than he did, or can he ?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #7

    catchy

    The manager should be able to say after it was a bad decision and expect an explanation off the ref as to why he did it, whether right or wrong.

    but no need for him to carry on like that, during the game players and managers need to accept decisions, other sports have respect for officials even if it is costly.

    there also needs to be more acknowledgment from the FA that they need to improve the quality if refereeing.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #8

    Transfer Sage

    fully agree

    he showed his class there,,

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  • G

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #9

    Absolutely agree about the quality of refereeing needing improvement. Frankly Sundays game turned into a farce, not only for the disallowed goal, but lets me honest, Yanga should have walked for that tackle. Aside from all of this though, I still cant help but feel there’s been a backhander in that refs pocket from Citeh.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #10

    Although the FA is an utter joke, Pardew is hands down the most intolerable, petulant manager in the PL on the touchline. I find myself turning down the volume on the TV because the mics always seem to be inordinately close to him.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #11

    The man is simply horrid, as I was told from someone who has worked with him. It is no surprise that the slimeball oozes an abundant lack of class.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #12

    Tricky one for me, Pards is caught on camera and has rightly apologised for his actions
    But once again the cameras continently haven’t shown what Pellegrini had said to wind him up so much
    As many many pundits have said since Bernstiens statements last week (not sure this quote is aimed at Pardew ) this comes from a man who has never been a manager or experienced the passion or pressure managers go through
    Also don’t agree with having cameras pointed at the touch line all bloody game, show the football ffs and stop trying to make these incidents which is what they are doing by having the constant camera attention on the touch line

    The FA also needs to look in house and wonder why so many managers are getting fined at the moment and why there are so many slating the officials, it’s simple they are simply not fit for purpose
    Hardly any of them look fit enough to keep pace, none of them seem 100% on the interpretation of the rules and none of them seem clear in there roles be it the ref the linesman or the fourth official, they seem to pick and choose when to get involved on overriding decisions

    The whole system is in desperate need of an overhaul before it ruins the whole integrity of the game, imo anyway!

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  • stuart no9

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #13

    The problem with pardew is that he has no class . However , I can understand why he let rip . Over the last few weeks rival managers have made him look a mug . OGS made matters worse by beating us in the cup last week , a new kid on the block takes on the might of nufc in their own back yard on his first game and kicks his backside . Woof .kop that . This , after shouting about how good he was as a manager before the stoke game then losing 4 off the belt must have been a bit embarrassing for him. But to see him losing his rag with a gentle giant who has more class in his coat than pardew has in his life , was totally embarrassing . The goal was the final straw for pards . May be if he won a few more games , he wouldn’t show himself up in front of the watching world . Grow up pal .

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #14

    Also, voted on the Luuk de Jong poll

    how many people have honestly seen him play and can vote ‘yes’ in that he’d be a good permanent signing? I guarantee the majority of the 400+ that voted ‘yes’ have never even seen him play.

    The way i look at it, the Bundesliga is the closest league in the world to the PL with regards to speed and aggressiveness. If he can’t cut it there, there’s no chance he’ll cut it here. Besides, we’ve seen what a good job Pardew has done with players who’ve been touted as future stars (or were stars, a la Cisse, who is the most hopeless striker i’ve ever seen since last season). Can hardly believe he can coach someone out of such a funk as Luuk’s

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #15

    Pardew comes across as very charming usually, but when he gets angry he’s a nasty piece of work.

    Sportsmen are idols for kids all over the world. Pardew’s attitude sends the message that if you think you’ve been hard done by, it’s perfectly natural to swear, abuse and assault those in authority and others too.

    So a kid can shove a teacher out of the way when they’re trying to get to their class, a kid can swear at the police if they question them about something they haven’t done and it’s ok to constantly have digs at the integrity of authority?

    Football has a lot to learn from the likes of rugby, tennis, cricket and golf.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #16

    tads

    can’t agree with you there. this is hardly about just the match. this is theatre, every aspect of it. the rivalries, the fans, the antics. it’s all relative

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #17

    My son will go to his first ever derby match this season. Just hope it isn’t ruined by ar$e-helmets from both sets of fans. He is wearing old clothes to avoid getting new ones covered in bodily waste (some of our lot do that down there place too) and he is to get in and out of town as quick as possible. It is a shame a 16 yo has to be so careful at a game.

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  • martoon

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #18

    Absolutely amazing you Pardew haters will always find a stick to beat him with. Yes he went too far but I’d rather have a manger who shows some passion than sit there with their arms folded even when we score.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #19

    Shock news! Football manager swears!

    Ffs even alex strawberry nose swore. At officials too. Get over it! Even ssn were on our side this morning over this

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  • walton1984

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #20

    Pardew didnt nothing wrong!!!!!!!
    So what he swore the exact same words where coming out of 90% of the people in the ground

    People making big issue of him swearing its a Mans game and all the players swear on the pitch!!

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #21

    I think Pulis, hughes and coleman are all more horrible than pardew. So is Phill Brown. The funking orange ba$tard

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  • walton1984

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #22

    Markacuss

    Shut up u helemet, i have been too Loads of home & Away derbys, you only get trouble if u look for it

    Last season all the trouble next too gallowgate end, i walked out gallowgate stand, back too our bus seen no trouble what so ever……….Why coz i didnt hang around looking for it i went back too local pub

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #23

    martoon

    yeah, i think some of us people who aren’t pleased with Pardew will latch on to anything, but– and a lot of disagree on AP, obviously– why’s it so hard to accept that a lot of us can’t stand him? He’s hardly endearing. He’ll lie to no end, he lacks not only class but any infinitesimal bit of good character (subjective, i know i know), is constantly seen photographed and chatting up young broads, and to me, personally, is a well below average football manager.

    yeah, sometimes what we latch on to is embellished, but goes for the pro-pardew brigade as well. a win and most of you are so quick to throw it in our faces about how wrong we were about every aspect of our prejudices against him

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #24

    our right wing areas

    sissoko has played 1698 mins over 20 games in the prem, average 84 mins a game

    4 goals 2 assists, so we get a goal or assist every 283 mins from him

    HBA has played 873 minutes over 16 games average 54 mins per game

    3 goals 2 assists, so we get a goal or assist every 174 mins from him

    this is not taking any cup games into it,

    HBA has 2 assists in the CC cup from his sub appearances

    he should be in the team,

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #25

    il support pardew on this…

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #26

    Walton

    Man’s game? If a player or coach swore at a rugby ref, they’d be off! That’s a man’s game. Football with it’s diving, fancy boots, hair gel and calling the stretcher for a stubbed toe…it’s hardly a man’s game!

    Footballers get paid enough. Why can’t they control themselves like other sportsmen so they can be role models for kids?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #27

    matty
    Yeah it is but these cameras aren’t concentrating on the touch line for that they only switch over when there’s controversy happening looking for a headline
    On top of that if he’d said nothing we’d be slating him for not showing any passion
    Yes he was out of line but Bernstien needs to look at the mess he’s left the FA before criticising others

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #28

    walton

    It’s a mans game? are you from somalia?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #29

    it’s not the swearing and pelligrini that is so bad, it’s the shouting at the officials. it’s all managers who do this, no just pardew, they all need to learn respect for authority and be punished if they don’t.

    there is a right and wrong way to question a decision, to scream on like a child is not the right way.

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  • 70TWO

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #30

    Repost
    Laurent Robert 32

    Just looked at chances created also and compared them to ManC, the leagues highest scorers.
    http://www.squawka.com/teams/newcastle-united/stats#total-chances-created#english-barclays-premier-league#season-2013/2014#64#all-matches#1-21#pitch-view

    Chances created NUFC 226 – ManC 288
    In front of goal 16.8% – 19.8%
    RHS 12.4% – 19.4%
    LHS 11.9% – 16.7%
    Outside the box 36.7% – 33.3%
    Beyond 22.2% – 10.8%

    Shows there is something in what you say and that there is definite room for improvement in creating chances closer to goal, thereby improving the conversion %.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #31

    walton1984

    u ran to the pub jst like a kid .afraid of geting KO 😛

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #32

    catchy

    you make a fair point there

    HBA to me is increasingly frustrating to watch. but, when it comes to it, we are better with him in the team than without him. He is the only player in our squad who can create something out of nothing and is a constant threat if given the opportunities

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #33

    Pardew has no class whatsoever. Could you imagine SBR calling someone an effing c- – -, no matter what the provocation.

    Finding it hard, given our appalling record under Pardew in the domestic cups to find much enthusiasm for the rest of the season and pardew’s ”containing” football.

    We attacked city all match because we had to, being a goal down so early, not out of choice sadly.

    CL and even EL is way out of reach now with 3 defeats on the spin so it looks like 8th place maximum. Hardly gets the pulses racing.

    Every day is another day with JFK, Pardew, Ashley and Wonga and the one thing they all have in common is a total lack of class

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #34

    TDS
    Agree and disagree
    Rugby officials are hugely respected but that’s because they command respect, they know there job, there fit and there backed properly

    I’m not defending the abuse officials get, I’m saying Bernstien needs to shut up and take a look closer to home if he wants to know why the officials aren’t respected
    There out of shape and out of touch

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #35

    TS

    you can hardly say all managers act like pardew with the same frequency. it is incessant

    big sham may be the only other one who comes close

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #36

    TDS

    I don’t buy this role model thing, When I was younger i’d play certain video games, watch films with swearing, hear others swear, see the way others act but parental discipline meant that I didn’t act like that, especially when around family/school teachers.

    Too much these days is put as an influence on kids when in reality it’s lazy parenting.

    Markaccus

    I wouldn’t worry about your lad, if he doesn’t want to get involved he will be fine, plenty streets he can turn off on if there is trouble, rarely do you seen any, i never have had any trouble at or after a game, home or away.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #37

    Walton

    And with that reaction, i believe you to be one of the trouble makers.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #38

    matty

    pulis, hughes, wenger, ferguson, mancini,….seen all of those shouting at refs plenty of times, confronting them on the pitch also.

    it’s a problem with the game, players and managers don’t respect officials and the FA seem to neither properly clamp down on them and also not identify the problem that the refereeing is sub par

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #39

    Rotonda

    3 defeats in a row. Worse still no goals 🙁

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 14, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #40

    On the role model thing
    Yes these footballers/managers are role models and the FA has done the right thing by reminding Pardew of his responsibilities as such

    But let’s not all of us act like angels, can anybody on here in all honesty say they have never acted in a manor they have regretted afterwards?

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