FA Chairman – It Looks Serious: Shearer – Sack Him:

FA chairman Greg Dyke came out quickly after the Newcastle game at Hull yesterday and said that Alan Pardew’s head butt on David Meyler looked serious.

greg dyke FA Chairman

FA Chairman Greg Dyke
This is what the FA Chairman said about the incident:

“It looks serious, we will investigate.”

The FA are likely to come down hard on the Newcastle manager and will ban him for a number game, maybe as many as six or even more, and some reports suggest he should be banned from the touch-line for the rest of the season, but we think that would be excessive.

And Newcastle icon Alan Shearer is not messing around at all, and says the Newcastle manager deserves to be fired forthwith.

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Former Newcastle and England great – Alan Shearer

This is what Alan said on the BBC following the incident:

“I have never seen anything like that before, ever.” “Frankly I wouldn’t be surprised, and I don’t think anybody will be surprised at all, if Alan Pardew were to resign over this.”

“Even if he doesn’t want to resign, the club might be saying to him, “We might be doing you a favor — you resign rather than us sack you”, because that will have to be in his thinking also.”

The fact that Newcastle issued a statement last night fining Pardew £100,000, and giving him a formal warning, probably means he will not be sacked – for now.

But this will not do Alan Pardew any good at all – and we cannot have a Newcastle manager shaming the club, and causing negative headlines around the world about Newcastle United.

Because that’s what’s happening today, following yesterday’s sad events.

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36 comments so far

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #1

    Thought I would wait till the dust settled from last nights fall out before commenting ! Pardew clearly feeling the pressure from having his hands tied by Ashley !

    Onto the performance can anyone honestly moan about that?Our players who played showed why Taylor, Santon, Arfa and Marveux should be on the bench for a while till they sort their attitudes out

    The way our front 4 rotated , done little 1 – 2s reminded me of a junior Arsenal at times with the way we broke for some of our goals people saying Anita is not good enough do not have a clue Sissoko is a winger he plays best on the wing he has a build of a Yaya but is a completely different player

    I would say Gouffran is out of position but he wants to play so gives it his all

    Dummett and Mbiwa were nervous to begin with but they dealt with the likes of Long pretty well

  • thepict

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #2

    Shearer wants to keep his mouth shut . He’s the one who used Lennon’s head as a football . People I. Glass houses shouldn’t throw stones

  • jazzyp

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #3

    Shearer will always be god in my eyes but on this matter is wrong

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #4

    tequila…that is not how a court of law works. You cannot draw those parallels because each action is different.

    …you need to focus on the matter at hands. It was bad! and it was uncalled for. You could argue there was intent even though Pardew would say there wasn’t and we would like to be there wasn’t (I cannot really comment on intent)

  • Ben3arfa

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #5

    stick to your MOTD “punditry” Alan

  • sparky55

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #6

    Sheared just wants his job

  • Dennis Twice

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #7

    Attack Toon attack attack!

  • croftus5678

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #8

    “and we cannot have a Newcastle manager shaming the club, and causing negative headlines around the world about Newcastle United.

    Because that’s what’s happening today, following yesterday’s sad events.”

    i’m sorry ed but we have always been sadened and ashamed by ashleys events the transfer window and numerous jfk actions not to mention many many other things in the past ! ( the media dont like us and never have just unfortunatly you are starting to believe them now)

  • TheToonKing

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #9

    Whyyy is this such a big deal ? F3ck the FA. They can do a big deal out of this nothing, but they do f3ck all about refs, offside rules, anything that matters really.

  • sparky55

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #10

    He hasn’t shamed the club he’s shamed himself and all this hype is doing is making him a hero in the eyes of most fans and the players.

    If we’re not careful we might accept him after all these years! 🙂

  • Slank

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #11

    Pict @ 2

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but Shearer is completely over the top. I bet he never mentions about him thumping Gillespie.

    The club have responded admirably and swiftly. No delay and waffle and action taken by the book.

    There are a lot of pundits including that windbag Dyke who don’t need any excuse to lay into our club.

    I bet there will be a lot of mickey taking on the training ground on Monday with Pardew the but of all jokes.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #12

    Super Al you were a great player but your a sh*te pundit
    Never seen anything like it? No but seen much worse? Yes

    Stay on the golf course Al

  • SpecialK

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #13

    The £100,000 fine…do you think that is a random fine or could it possibly be two weeks wages for pardew? I know he isn’t paid much like

  • firebug666

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #14

    I think it just goes to show that if you have one or two players in the squad that can pick up the pace and burst forward, how it can effect the whole team in a positive way.

    To many times this season have we had to endure hoofball out of defence, and sit back soaking up pressure and conceding goals, But yesterday…. I mean WOW! we burst from defence playing fast crisp passing football, linking our midfield to attack, and scoring goals.

    How many time did we have bodies lining up in the box, or creating a siege around their 18 yard line?

    Yesterday was a day to savour, and that is just what we should do. Lets all talk about our fantastic performance, and leave all else to the press and the FA.

    C’mon Brazil… I mean Newcastle. 1 – 4

  • cestriasteve

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #15

    Surely it s just a few games touch line ban, shearer and all who are wanting his head on a plate should be ashamed of themselves.


    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #16

    Shearer doesnt say he wants Pardew fired just that he wouldnt be surprised if he was asked to resign

  • tequilamag

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #17

    Jesp of course you can, it`s an aiutomatic ban for redcards because that is the punishment set down. If two players commit a headbut they get the same punishment. If a manager has already been punished for violent conduct then that at least gives a guideline as to likely punishment for Pardew. I don.t understand why you think we have any bone of contention here. I have not once tried to say is was OK for Pardew to do what he did and certainly not because another manager has misbehaved. We both agree he should be punished but sacking would be wrong.What is it exactly you disagree with?

  • croftus5678

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #18

    @10 sparky55

    your right tbh !
    always seen pards as avg manager but i hated the way he plays “most of the time” even though i’m realistic enough to realise he’s prob the best we can get under ashley but that still doesnt stop me from wanting a better manager !

    however with everyone going ott and going on a manhunt against pards i’m starting to think he’s an underdog and passionate about our club just like some fans and i’m starting to want him to stay

  • SpecialK

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #19

    Haha the best bit of the shearer/Lennon incident isn’t the kick to the temple, but David batty picking a prostrate Lennon up and throwing him off the pitch haha I loved batty. He was playing in the makele role before it had been invented

  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #20


    when I brought up the mourinho incident it was to say “others have been worse so it’s ok for pardew to do it…it was to say it’s not the first time an incident like this has happened and it won’t be the last, very foolish and stupid by Pardew but it’s not like it’s unheard of as some pundits made out….clough punched a fan when managing, cantona kicked a member of the crowd…..the media are acting like nothing worse has ever happened.

    For me the FA laws are in place and should be followed, there will be guidelines in place and the ban should be representative of those.

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #21

    In Isolation the Incident may not be sackable

    But Pardew’s list is growing and the aggregation of them deserves sacking.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #22

    tequila…we disagree about making parallels.

    …when I say this is uncalled for and bad behavior you say you agree, but draw parallels to explain it is not worse then this or that. You site precedence.

    Trials and hearings or FA guidelines do not result in written decisions of a court of record and do not create precedent for future court decisions.

    It does not matter what others have or have not done. This is about what Pardew has done and it is just not acceptable that is all 🙂

    But yes he will get the punishment from the FA and he will get a punishment from the club. As he should and no one will site precedence!

  • stuart no9

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #23

    A ban untill the end of season is mimimum. The FA must order pardew to attend an anger management course for his shameful petulant behaviour that puts him in the same bracket as any thug in the town centre on a sat or friday night . How does he face his family after that ? shameful. Pardew is here as long as ashley is . that is now fact. Ashley had a golden opportunity to get rid – he didnt do it, we must just now wait untill the next flash of red mist appears, it wont be this season , hopefully he will be out of sight untill may, then with a bit of luck he resigns, something he should be considering now.

  • stuart no9

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #24

    thepict—-shearer was a player then , not manager of NUFC.

  • magpie6699

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #25

    SpecialK – I would guess that £100,000 is more like 2 months pay for Pardew.
    His behaviour is inexcusable, he deserves to be punished – 6- 10 match touchline ban. Anything more is a witch hunt in my opinion. And let’s be clear that the use of the term “head-butt” is ridiculous exaggeration – we could also describe Meyler (mackem reject) as “rugby-tackling” and “swinging a punch” – neither of which accurately describes the barging and hand-push that actually took place.
    It is so annoying that this is taking away from a great team performance and our second biggest win of the season. For that I am even more angry with Pardew.
    However, I am expecting a witch- hunt, led by the Press who will be sure of finding the FA an ally. After all the FA have a record of dealing out injustice as far as Newcastle are concerned; perhaps we should have been grateful they didn’t ban Haidara for giving McManaman’s studs a nasty bash with his knee-joint!

  • Oleg G

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #26

    Anyone can tell us here what our stats when we are playing with the Brazil kit?

    Maybe that is part of Brazil’s success? The shirts? The color? The ability to spot your own player easily on the field?

  • stuart no9

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #27

    TOONKING @9 — so you think the offside rule is more important than head butting someone ???? really.

  • tequilamag

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #28

    Jesper, I think you misunderstand how disciplinary panels work if you think they do not have either set punishments for offences or guidelines from previous incidents.
    It does have parallels with a court of law, you are allowed to present a defence and answer to the charges brought against you. Punishments are handed out. If a players did the same thing it would be an automatic 3 match ban exactly the same as Remy.

  • tynesidetommo

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #29

    Suspect the manager probs offered his resignation but had it rejected. Wish Sheared had kept his mouth shut. He never earned his spurs as a manager while Pards has in ny book. It was wrong but so is deliberately kicking a fellow pro in the head, Alan. Punching a team mate in a pin rammy Ian’T that clever either.

  • tynesidetommo

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #30

    Pub oops

  • Sav

    Mar 2, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #31

    More NUFC fans would want Pardew sacked had he behaved like a saint and the team been beaten by Hull. It was stupid and its not the first time but the club have acted surprisingly fast and decisively which is a good sign. It will be chip-wrappings by Monday although the FA will have a chance to get their solemn black caps on while the hacks get to sharpen the axe. Fortunately for Pards, there’s always another story round the corner (cue Sol Campbell).
    This incident may have deflected attention from our two wins, first one at the KC and midfield goals scored without Cabaye not to mention a bright-looking partnership starting to form between de Jong and Remy, but there must also be congratulations to pardew and his coaches for turning this around.
    Lastly, is there room for any mitigation? It looks as though, despite the calm press statements and easy demeanour that the stress of working under Monster Mash, Joe Kinnear, resignation of Llambias, player sales and heavy expectations has been taking its toll on the manager. Personally, I’m not surprised he’s tried to deck someone.

  • Carl819

    Mar 2, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #32

    Unfortunately Alan is more of a professional pundit and less of a Toon fan. Is this the same guy that stamped on Lennon then used his status in the game to influence the F.A. ? What Pards. did was inexcusable but people seem to be forgetting what brought it on and to class this as a proper head but either shows a sheltered life or ‘jump on the bandwagon ‘ commentary ethos. As for Sourness putting his views forward, who cares what he thinks after the way he ruined our team.

  • bobby mango

    Mar 2, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #33

    Is Shearwr wrong? I don’t think so.
    Pretty much feel Pardew’s position in untenable now. Not so much for the actual “head butt” (which I think was no worse than the push on the 4th official) but because of the hype it’s caused.
    He’s being branded an embarrassment by all corners of the football world. Feel sorry for him but don’t see how his job can continue.

  • Roger

    Mar 2, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #34

    Sorry, but the english supporters are crazy. What is
    happen in Hull, absolute nothing.
    Alan was right with his doing. That he had to pay
    a fine of 100000 pound is a scandal. Why, for nothing?
    And Shearer is a old frustrated man, i`m happy that
    the pub had a new name and not the name of a pooman, like Shearer. He`s never a legend again, not for me
    and i hope not for others.
    One club, one town, one region
    All for Newcastle United…..
    Roger, German member and supporter

  • Whos_SuperMac

    Mar 2, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #35

    Sad to read Shearers comments in the papers today, seems more interested in getting his name in the headlines than supporting the club that made him a hero to thousands.
    His bitterness towards Ashley has overtaken his love for his home town club, damn shame.

    Since when has Souness been a toon legend?

  • The Vicar

    Mar 2, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #36

    So where is the broken nose or cheekbone? Didn’t even see any blood. When the press has to go overboard it must be a slow news day.
    As for Shearer, he might have been a very good centre forward but this shows him to be an entirely self serving moron. He has always put shearer first and NUFC a long way back. It was entirely right to rename the bar to “number 9”. Let’s have less of Shearer.


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