LMA Chairman – Pardew’s Actions Inappropriate, Unsupportable


League Managers Association (LMA) Chief Executive Bevan said last night he had spoken to Alan Pardew, and that the Newcastle manager was extremely sorry about what happened yesterday, and that he would talk to him again today.

(LMA) Chief Executive Richard Bevan

LMA Chairman Richard Bevan

This is what Bevan told BBC Radio Five Live’s Sportsweek program:

“The buck stops with Alan. It’s unacceptable, it’s inappropriate and it’s insupportable from every perspective and Alan knows that.”

“He immediately realized the serious error, and made sincere apologies to all parties and obviously he has deep regret.” “It was good to see Hull boss Steve Bruce’s reaction and Hull accepting Pardew’s apology.”

“But Alan does need to think hard about how not to put himself in that position again.”  

“I was pleased to see Newcastle in a very short period of time making a very swift, professional response that provided Alan with a very heavy fine and a formal warning.”

Pardew is really in hot water today with some calling for his resignation from Newcastle.

Alan really needs to think hard and long about his conduct on the touch-line, because these stupid and embarrassing incidents happen too often for the Newcastle manager, who sometimes seems unable to control himself.

How this translates to the players we don’t know – but it cannot be good.

Alan Pardew was the Barclays’ Premier League Manager of the Year and the LMA Manager of the Year two years ago, when Newcastle finished in 5th place in the league.

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187 comments so far

  • stuart no9

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #1

    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

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #2

    he should leave regardless of MA & FA, he’s no good here, time to move on Pardew many of us don’t want your negative style at our club ( well the Pardew lovers do )

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #3

    jazzup…I am not afraid to stand up for my belief and say when I think some are out of line mate 😉

    …if that makes me the new Ruddy then I’ll take that as a compliment mate!

    tequila…a person, is disciplined according to the nature of the offense committed! A strike or intent to strike is not necessarily a three games match ban as you will probably see with this case.

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  • jazzyp

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #4

    Stuart
    He will never resign mate. Where else would he go after Nufc.
    Once touted as a future England manager and now his stock will have plummeted to an all time low

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #5

    jesper

    a strike in the form of a headbutt, slap, grab to the head/neck is always a 3 game ban by the FA, unless it’s a sustained ‘attack’ like baton did against man city the other year.

    For me this is worse though as not player on player, it’s manage on player so I agree it will be more than 3 games

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  • stuart no9

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #6

    jazzyp — unfortunately, i think your right !

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #7

    Lets not remove focus from what this discussion was about. Namely not making excuses for such behavior my drawing parallels!

    …Pardew will get his punishment with talk of precedence!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #8

    *without talk

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  • tequilamag

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #9

    Jesper, I don`t think I have made any excuses for Pardews behaviour. I have stated already several times that it was stupid and he derserves his punishment.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #10

    jesper

    Nobody is excusing the behavior by making parallels….just stating that the way the pundits are talking they are making it out that Pardew is the only manager ever to do something bad, when he clearly isn’t.

    He was rightly punished by the club and will be punished by the FA.

    The FA do use previous cases as example in the disciplinary procedures and related incidents (where there are not already guideline, can’t imagine they have thought they’d write any into the book for this until it happened, they will use other offenses as a guide to judge the severity of the punishment, they have done it before)

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #11

    100 Premier League away wins for NUFC 19 of them under Pardew.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #12

    Jesper
    Haven’t seen a single person excuse Pardew for his actions

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #13

    PArdew could even be charge for misdemeanor assault, where sentence ranges from probation to one year in jail.

    …I am not saying he will be charged by a court of law, but football these days are not above or outside the court of law. If it was establish it had nothing to do with football but instead was criminal then he could be charged.

    I think that is why you hear former players and managers criticizing Pardew for this, without siting precedence.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #14

    jesper

    you’d never get a conviction for what he did

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #15

    tads…that is where we disagree because as I said yesterday and this morning that is how it comes along when people keep on making excuses by drawing parallels.

    …you need to except there is a difference of opinion here. I have read you earlier remarks and I know where you stand. For me you are just making excuses mate.

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #16

    I went onto the Daily Mail article about Pardew, knowing that it will not get any worse than that rag for a good ol’ witch hunt.

    I was actually quite surprised, when I went to the comments, and clicked on the best rated comments, all the opinions were that this has been blown out of proportion, and that Pardew did not aim a proper head-butt.

    If Daily Mail readers are supportive of Pardew, with a dabble of “yes it was silly,” then I think there isn’t much more to see here.

    By the way, where does it Richard Bevan say that Alan Pardew is “unsupportable.” I did not read that in the quotes, Bevan said what anybody in his position would say, a statement of the obvious spoken in boring, cliche and monotone fashion.

    Richard Bevan’s picture is quite something, what a cretin. He could make Piers Morgan look angelic.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #17

    TS….I am not advocating a conviction mate.

    …just stop with the parallels and we can move on.

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  • stan anderson

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #18

    Why oh why are the Toon always making headlines for the wrong reasons.
    Can this shower in charge drag us any further down into the gutter.
    Please do not make excuses for loutish behaviour,no matter what the provocation
    The idiot did wrong and brought the clubs name down.
    We should be celebrating a good win away from home,but know we are talking of the thuggish incident.

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  • outside the box

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #19

    pardew was wrong …he has admitted it …he will be punished ..poss by touchline ban and also suspended touchline ban..whilst not condoning his actions …talk of sacking at this time is imho knee jerk…wonder who,s pocket 100 k fine ends up in…

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  • hadthetshirt

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #20

    This is not the first time pardew has lost the plot on the touchline.All you defending him answer me this.If that had been Sir Alex what would you be saying.I can guess “sack him”, why should this be different even with your black n white specs on.What he did yesterday was inexcusable and sickened me to see a Toon manager do this.He wont be sacked for sure after the club slapped his wrist with the fine.Once again were on the wrong page in the newspapers.This has totally ruined a bloody great display from the team yesterday in great counter attacking football.I never liked pardwho and like him even less now a disgrace to us.

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #21

    cant believe people thought Ashley would sack pards
    for what
    negative press how much negative press has Ashley dumped on the club
    if Ashley was going to sack him it should be for they way the team performed last season and for our relegation form this season after xmas,

    like it or loath it pardew is ashleys man and will remain they will prob walk out the gates at the same time

    iam sure the media frenzy will continue till the fa decide what there going to do, the press love a negative Newcastle story
    pardew is being tried and convicted by the press and that can never be a good thing

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #22

    jesper

    No…we don’t need to stop making parallels as they will be used when deciding the punishment as this is the fist case of it’s kind here in the prem league….they will take their guidance from similar incidents around europe and also from existing laws governing similar incidents here. That’s how it will work as they won’t have a law in the book saying “when a manage headbutts a player he gets this punishment” as they wouldn’t have thought they’d need it. Same way they won’t have a law for other unlikely scenarios.

    Also need to get over the fact that people drawing parallels are not making excuses, they are merely saying others have done it so pardew isn’t the first and not the devil as some media are making out…..I accept what he did was wrong, should be punished and agree with the clubs fine and official warning.

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #23

    Just to add, Bevan has been caught out telling lies in the past.

    “Mark Hughes did not find out about his sacking by Manchester City until after Saturday’s game, says League Managers’ Association boss Richard Bevan.” < Lies.

    Also, Bevan was aware that match fixing was going on in the English game, it was only the crime agency that did anything about it.

    Bevan's words are no good with me.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #24

    Jesper
    Please have your opinion but don’t tell me what I need to do, accept others views, you preach it a lot but rarely follow suit

    Drawing parallels is not excusing his action in way shape or form

    And there will be many parallel’s drawn by the media to sway the argument in the direction they want it swayed so why shouldn’t fans

    Not one person has said he doesn’t deserve what ever punishment is severed upon him as long as it’s a fair and non biased punishment

    There are many many incidents every week in which we see Pro’s attack fellow pros and violate what is deemed there personal space

    The technical area is the manager and clubs personal space and the player had no right to violate it and lay hands on a staff member and should be punished as well as Pardew

    But pundits talking about sackings and you and others talking about criminal proceedings is absurd

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #25

    Ancient
    Do you have a link to the mail’s article mate?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #26

    tads

    Exactly…how else will the FA judge the punishment without referring to incidents which are similar that happen elsewhere or incidents which happen between players?

    If they refer to no other incident they will just be pulling a ban out of thin air, it has to be in proportion with other actions.

    There will not be law in the book describing this exact scenario.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Mar 2, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #27

    Pardew Should be sacked.

    But not because of the headButt

    But because he is a terrible FOOTBALL manager.

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  • Belfast

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #28

    Yes fair play to Bruce for not making much of it, especially after getting chinned 4-1. There’s a few managers out there who would have kicked off about it.

    I don’t believe for a second that Pardew has been fined 100k either. Lets see if this 100k gets donated to a charity or something. Until then I wouldn’t believe it. Probably just the club trying to calm the storm.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #29

    TS…we are not deciding his punishment. We have been talking about his actions and it has been there you and others keep bringing up past action by other players/managers,

    …drawing parrells to justify or explain when it does not matter. It changes nothing and does not make it any more right.

    So please stop with the parallels! I can go on like this for ever mate if I have to cause I really think some of you are making us all look kind of bad. As we don’t look bad as it is.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #30

    tads…you seem to have plenty of views for everyone this morning mate! Even for Shearer 😉

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #31

    jesper

    We are discussing what punishment we think he will get though, or at least me and tads are.

    We are also saying others have done it but this does not excuse him, just that he isn’t the first to do so.

    It’s not making any of us look bad, continue like this all day if you like but you’re getting the wrong end of the conveation.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #32

    conversation

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  • Belfast

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #33

    After all they’re well known for telling lies

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #34
  • WWSBRD

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #35

    Just watched the ‘headbutt’ again and I must say Gouffran is brilliant haha

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #36

    tads…talking about sacking or criminal punishment is not absurd. It might be to you, but that is an entire different matter.

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  • tequilamag

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #37

    Jesper, your missing the point nobody has offered any justification for Pardews actions. Nobody has said what he was was right. can you explain why you think this is the case?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #38

    Last year a pro american footballer was charged after allegedly striking opponent with helmet!

    He was charged with misdemeanor assault. Now this was a footballer, and in this case we are talking about a grown man who happens to be the manager of a football club.

    This is really bad (regardless of what Mourinho or SAF have done in the past)

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  • Belfast

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #39

    Shit one if he did get fined 100k like, because it was a crap headbutt lol

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #40

    jesper

    I am not familiar with that case but for him to be charged with assault i take it some damage was done, there will have been much more than what happened here.

    I think a court would struggle to charge this case with assault based on the level of contact, the proof of intent to hurt, etc etc….just my take on it.

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