Newcastle Fine Pardew £100,000 And Give Him Formal Warning

Newcastle  United have quickly reacted to the disgraceful behavior of their manager Alan Pardew, at this afternoon’s game at Hull City, which Newcastle won 4-1.

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Alan Pardew this afternoon confronting David Meyler

Newcastle have fined Alan £100.000 and handed him a formal warning for what the club has said is unacceptable behavior by a Newcastle United manager..

This is the statement  issued by the club tonight:

“Newcastle United are disappointed with the actions of its manager Alan Pardew this afternoon (Saturday, 1st March).”

“His behavior was unacceptable and is not the behavior we expect from the manager of Newcastle United.”

“It is most disappointing that this incident has taken the focus away from what was a fantastic performance by the team and an excellent result away from home, which leaves the club in eighth place in the Barclays’ Premier League.”

“Sadly, the headlines tomorrow will not be focused on the result or the efforts of the players, but instead on the actions of our manager.”

“Alan unreservedly apologized immediately following the game to the player, to Hull City Football Club and its fans, and to the fans of Newcastle United.”

“We have held discussions this evening with Alan who has offered his sincere apologies to the Club and it is clear he deeply regrets his actions.”

“Alan has accepted a formal warning from the Club in relation to his behavior today, and also a Club fine of £100,000.”

“The Club is now drawing a line under this matter and will be making no further comment.

The big news today in the Premier League is not about any particular game – but it is all about Alan Pardew’s head butt on Hull City player David Meyler.

And unfortunately this is now news around the sports world, and hardly reflects well on Newcastle United.

But this statement represents exactly what the Newcastle club needed to do, and it’s to their credit they have moved so quickly.

A formal warning like this usually means if you do it again that’s it – you are fired – and there have already been calls that Pardew should be fired for his actions today.

And by the way, our lads were great this afternoon, especially in that second half when we controlled the game, and got our seventh away win of the season.

That’s what we should be talking about tonight.

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31 comments so far

  • SpecialK

    Mar 1, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #1

    It was the coming together of two men involved in high pressure sport.

    Draw a line under it and move on.

    Football is ridiculously sanitised as it is. If it’s sanitised anymore, it will be played and managed by robots.

    And Blackley, liz thinks you’re a shirt lifter.

  • SpecialK

    Mar 1, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #2

    And linekar wasnt apalled at all. if anything, he ended the show in an ironic, piss taking kind of way.

  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 1, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #3

    God there’s 1 or 2 muppets on here today moaning about this, that and everything else just enjoy the result.

    Dear me, whine whine whine it’s a good job we didn’t lose.

  • toonking

    Mar 1, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #4


    face it the punishment what a general everyday person gets will never be the same as that of football managers and players because if it was well
    suaez would be banned for life
    remy would be banned
    morineo would not be allowed to manage football
    shearer would have gone long before his goal scoring record
    ranger would have been jailed
    dyer and bowyer would not have been allowed to continue

    so forget about what the punishment of fans is because they are not part of the football world they are just their to watch stuff.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 1, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #5


    People say that’s not a head butt in the toon. In the toon, if someone walks 8 yards to you, shuts their eyes and shoves their brow into your face, you would instantly deck them. That’s what pardew deserved. To be decked. Sparkers! He’d look an even bigger idiot if that had happened. I suppose you think that wouldn’t happen and pardew didn’t deserve a smack good enough to put knock him out?

  • spitfire_

    Mar 1, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #6

    So the bust up with Martin O’Neil, calling Pelegrini with names and pushing the linesman doesn’t need for formal warning?

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #7


    There’s rightly a bigger allowance given for players who are booting each other. The law accepts that. Pardew is just like any fan who has a momentary loss of cool.

  • jonobbad

    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #8

    Nobody else making the same point got upset.. only you. If you take things to heart so easily maybe you are on the wrong blog.
    But I dont want to laugh at anyone who got their feelings hurt. So I will leave it at we agree to disagree. Go get a cuddle of your mummy and ask her to kiss your ego better.
    Or better still… man up a bit.
    Have a good night mark… you’ve earned it

  • Markaccus

    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #9

    What pardew did could have caused a riot, though. Imagine it had happened in a derby match? Pardew does need to tone his touchline antics right down. I still think more is being made of it than needed. And it would not be happening if it was a more popular club.

  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #10

    A great win today,we gad a bit of luck with the Krul double save,the bar and a couple of near misses but we could’ve scored a few more too.
    Anita was top class in there today,short passing and moving and combining well with Gouffran Sissoko and Tiote.
    Nice to see.
    LDJ worked well with Remy
    Overall a good performance from the lads.
    AP was a donkey for getting involved..end of story

  • Markaccus

    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #11


    You are only saying those things to me because you know i am right about your attitude. Sleep tight, fella.

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #12

    apologies repost.
    Mister Tuff // Mar 2, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    I must say I was disappointed with MOTD – as others have stated the game was not discussed at all -but it concentrated on Percys’ shenanigans. Fair enough discuss the incident but to go on and on about it and then get another dig in at the end really re-enforces their anti Toon stance

  • manxpie

    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #13

    blackley would the incedent have happened if pardew wasn’t pushed out of the way!??
    that is the question and certainly the answer to the pundits on motd who said there was no provocation!!

    thats the point fella if 1 person gets the blame for this then it is totally wrong!!

  • SpecialK

    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #14


    That definitely wouldn’t happen.

    Far worse has happened in the past and far worse will happen again.

    Ashley won’t sack pardew as he is probably happy that this has happened….it takes a bit if heat off him.


    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #15

    Pardew vs Meyler
    Remy vs Johnson
    Any difference really? Pardews an idiot but this stuff is a little over the top

    On the other side though TOON TOON 😀

  • toonking

    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #16


    but with managers too we’ve had things like this happen
    cappello you could say was racist to the north east of england when he said “if you want to play for england you have to leave sunderland”.

    we might not have seen what sir alex ferguson did but the simple fact was we heard it and at the end of the day it’s a bit like saying a teacher threw a board rubber across the room in stress and it accidentally hit a student.

    morineo might have been in spain but a general public crime in spain is the same as any crime that happens in the UK so why should morineo not be therefore considered any different.

    the only reason this has been made out in this manner is newcastle are in a awful state and the media can sell lots of papers by making things out to be worst than they really were.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #17

    The man does these things because that is his aggressive, nasty nature. Behind the scenes got a wrecking when he was sent into the stand after pushing the linesman.

    He is stupid the only reason you see the “I’m sorry” line is to diffuse the aftermath. If he was truly sorry after his last touchine embarrassment then he wouldn’t have done this.

    I agree with Blackley. The player bumped into him and he hardly moved as he was on route to the ball. Not great on the players behalf, but certainly didn’t warrant Pardew chasing after him and nudging his head forward into the player’s face.

    If he didn’t want to harm the player, he wouldn’t have thrust his head forward. That is intent, regardless of how hard he connected.

    Another stupid act by an idiot.

  • SpecialK

    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #18

    Meyler is an ex mackem. Who gives a monkeys anyway

  • beefman13

    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #19

    Probably a months wages net!!! Still reckon MA will pay it for him, on the back n front of most national newspapers and on the back of a hell of a lot of international newspapers, publicity galore for our insatiable publicity monster MA, that Butt was worth its weight in gold, literaly!!!! Ps Ma will pat rhe FA Fine as well, just my opinion, tha thick as thieves!!!!

  • jonobbad

    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #20

    Nope. All 100% truth.
    Work on the comparisons a bit lad.
    Hell even look up the definition of comparison.. it might help you in the future to not make an ass out of yourself.. nah probably not
    Until the next time

  • beermonkey

    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #21

    did meyler start this yes
    could meyler of avoided pards yes
    does the fact meyler spent 5 years at sunderland have anything to do with him trying to put pards on his arse in the first place, most probably yeah
    will he get a statue outside there stadium most definitely
    he will go down as a legend for this

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #22


    Capello being racist for that? You serious? People should be sacked for racism. Big ron was.

    Beckham could have had SAF to the beaks for that. It was his choice that he didn’t.

    I cant comment on what’s considered right and proper in spain, other than bullfighting. However, had mourinho done that here I would expect him to suffer the same fate as any fan who did it to him.

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #23

    Linneker should stick to selling crisps the big eared gimp.

    Yes Pardew was wrong but I have seen far worse on a football pitch. The fact that it was a manager and not a player is irrelevant. I for one would rather be slightly grazed with a butt than spat or stamped on.

    Don’t worry lads, it will all be forgoten this time next month. People are constantly w@nking over Suarez despite the fact he bit another human being FFS.

  • marshy

    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #24

    I am no lover of pardew but to my mind he was pushed quite violently and i’m afraid reacted accordingly.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #25


    Meyler didn’t do anything to provoke that sort of reaction. It seems only people not connected with NUFC can see this for what it is.

  • jayphoto

    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #26

    Stupidity personified! Not a sackable offense but more a final warning!
    I miss the days when we had a Gentleman manager of class and decency… Under MA, with pardews antics, wongas sponsership and chav direct plastered all over our hallowed ground, i HATE what newcastle has become

  • manxpie

    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #27

    luarent its rubbish he pushed him out of the way simple as!

    so when have you ever seen wenger or fergie apologise?
    infact fergie banned the bbc and they bent over and lubed up just to get an interview!
    the fact people are supporting the media on this well over the top witch hunt is sickoning for me

    now remember mourinhio poked his opposing coach in his eye ball and then laughed at him with out an apology
    and pardew hardly touched the guy maybe a “touch of heads”!!!
    after being prevoked!!

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #28

    Okay. If a hull fan ran on the pitch on seeing the incident, shut his eyes and stuck his brow on pardew, what would happen to him?

  • toonking

    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #29

    well thanks to the media this match has had not much chat at all and instead it has been like another politics show.

    yes pardew was wrong but if we are to go as far as banning him then suaez is an idiot who should not be in football morineo should be excluded from england SAF should not be praised the way he was and shearer should not have stayed to break that record because they have all done things much more danger than a nod of the head.

    if it was a proper headbutt it would have started off with pardew leaning his whole body backwards then went forwards not just a tilt of the head.

  • Oleg G

    Mar 2, 2014 at 6:46 AM

    Comment #30

    After seeing the reaction of everyone in the news, all the hypocrits, and now the statement of the club.

    I am 100% on Pardew’s side.
    So blown out of proportion.
    Players do this all the time and almost nothing happens.

    Also, yes, he is a manager, not a football player and not a fan. But there was a place to give a red card also to the player from Hull.

    Also, Pardew didn’t do anything that horrible. So yes, he got a bit hot headed, but that is it.
    It was more of a staring contest and passive aggressive behavior from him. Actually who was much more aggressive is the Hull player, but again, no one is talking about him.

    I would really like to hear the words between the two from the moment the player ran into Pardew and until the end.

    Move on. Move the F*** on!

  • phatt knacker

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #31

    Who got sacked??

    Cantona fly kicking crowd
    suarez bites another player (twice)
    zidane proper head butt
    Bowyer,dyer,batty and le soux avin puch ups.

    These are all players but represent the clubs just as much as managers. There are countless other things to point out ( barton ) other than violence but in my eyes pardew is not worthy to manage newcastle but he is also not worthy to be sacked over this incident alone.

    Wonder how long the F.A throw at him?


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