Pardew Awaits FA Verdict On Monday – Should He Also Be Fired?

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will get to know tomorrow what the FA verdict is for  his head-butt on Hull City player David Meyler on Saturday, and Meyler received a yellow card for his part in the altercation,, and it’s very likely to be a tough sentence for the Newcastle manager.

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Alan Pardew head butting Meyler on Saturday and in the stands

Pardew has already apologized for his ridiculous and embarrassing behavior during Saturday’s game, and the FA are expected to take action immediately, once they receive the referee Kevin Friend’s full report of the incident.

This is the first time the FA have had to investigate a situation like this, when a manager has essentially attacked  a player from the other side.

At the very least, it appears that Alan Pardew will get a hefty fine, and maybe at least a six game touch-line ban for his antics on Saturday, but some are saying that ban may be more than six games, and he may even get a stadium ban and not allowed to be at the Newcastle games at all.

Pardew has already been reprimanded by Newcastle United, who quickly imposed a £100K fine on Saturday night, and gave their manager a formal warning, and that will be the last one he will ever receive on Tyneside.

This is a self-inflicted wound on Newcastle by their manager, and while some are calling for his resignation or sacking, that’s unlikely  to happen, at least not at the moment.

However, based on how Newcastle perform through the end of this season, it’s possible that Alan Pardew could be fired at the end of the season.

Alan Pardew is on trial this season, for the terrible term we had last season, when we were in Europe and only just avoided relegation, and of course this incident will not help the Londoner one little bit.

Let us know if you think Alan Pardew should be fired for his antics on Saturday – one vote per reader – so we get an accurate representation of the Newcastle fans’ views.

Should Alan Pardew Be Fired For His Behavior At Hull?

  • No (76%, 3,167 Votes)
  • Yes (24%, 980 Votes)

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77 comments so far

  • Belfast

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #1

    Stadium ban ?

    How would we cope without those half time team talks ? Lol

  • Belfast

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #2

    They”ll certainly make an example out of him that’s for sure.

    Especially with his previous history.

  • K T Cat

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #3

    By all means, let’s fire him. 8th place is unacceptable for a squad as strong as this one where the owner has spared no expense picking up one superstar after another.

    I have no doubt that Mike Ashley will open up his wallet and pick a tremendous manager to replace him. Maybe we can get that Kinnear fellow back. He seemed to really have his act together.


  • Belfast

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #4

    Blog closed ? Ah well goodnight.

  • beermonkey

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #5

    the sooner its done and dusted the better

  • kizza

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #6

    Have any of you lot been to Fulham away before. I got my ticket. My seats block p5, row rr, seat 100. Is that a shit view or what…am I up in the gods? Someone tell me

  • potski

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #7


    Sorry, should have said, Pardew didn’t attack Meyler first.

    And I also think it not irrelevant that Pardew is 55. Personally I think he’s got some halls to square up to two young professional athletes in the way he did. Another Hull player also intervened just at the point where the “head butt” took place, and also pushed Pardew.

    If he didn’t do the “head butt” then imagine the headlines today about Meyler. He ran into the opposition technical area and deliberately pushed a man twice his age for no reason, who had every right to be standing where he was, and made no movement to the ball or to interfere with Meyler retreiving the ball for the thrown in. Presumably out of frustration at the footballing lesson Newcastle were giving them. No wonder Steve Bruce and Hull were quick to accept the apology and try to play it down. And no wonder Pardew lost his temper in the way he did.

    I’m not saying he is right, but there is nothing different with the Remy incident. He reacted to a bad tackle and led with his head when he confronted the opposition player. Three match ban. Pardew should get 6 because he is a manager and should know better. Anything beyond that is grossly out of proportion to what actually happened.

  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #8

    not the best seats, but the stadium is tiny. Should be able to see the toon win from up there!

  • martin

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #9

    I agree every one is saying about pardew and forgetting the fact he was assaulted first. I have actually like the bloke a little bit more for standing up for himself shame he don’t do it to cashley.

  • Markaccus

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #10


    a lot of people in the real world said at least he showed a bit of passion, but also say that chasing after the player and “head butting” him (sort of) was excessive and he should be punnished, as should meyler. I pretty much agree with that appraisal.

  • beermonkey

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #11

    why do city play that demachalis I am sure lesscot would do better
    if that’s the standard they aspire to maybe they will bid big on taylor

  • kizza

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #12

    Cheers (not gunna write your full name)

    I for one will be gutted as a fan that pardew wont be on the touchline. Its good to see him as a fan and as a player you want to impress the manager. So if your the winger on his side youll give an extra 10%. Thats my theory

  • Markaccus

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #13


    i think that is the most asked question in football at the moment…. why do citeh bother with dementalist. He is a terrible player.

  • potski

    Mar 2, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #14


    Pardew is the coach and is allowed to be in the technical area and from their provide coaching to his team during the game. He is just as much part of the game as the 11 on the pitch, and was in the overall playing area. And the incident occurred as part of the match, given that the ball left the pitch and went into the technical area, and the player went to get it.

    This is not at all like the fan with the season ticket. There is a specific law preventing fans from entering the playing area – the pitch, technical area and the immediate surrounds. You breach that law by stepping into the playing area regardless of your reasons, and whether any other offence, such as a public order offence occurs.

  • Novocastrian66

    Mar 3, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #15

    Thing is the FA have rules of governance. The cannot make up sanctions on the spot. If a player sticks the nut on another player it’s a 3 match ban. The rules of the organisation govern that.
    Pardew, albeit he is a manager, is effectively managed by those same rules. Therefore a 3 match ban should be applied no matter what the tub thumpers think.
    The FA have a difficult decision to make. Throwing the book at Pardew could lead to an appeal, although I think he will keep his head down and take whatever punishment is handed down.

  • beermonkey

    Mar 3, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #16


    when benny was a regular in the side all you could ever hear on the tv was pardew screaming hatam hatam hatam it was nice when the commentators spoke to drown him out

  • beermonkey

    Mar 3, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #17


    wot do u think he will get

  • kizza

    Mar 3, 2014 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #18

    Ahhhh. Pardew is a good manager who loves our club. Id be very sad to see him go. We have had our stutter. Now im hoping fire up the league

  • kizza

    Mar 3, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #19

    We fire up the league* I say 7/6th place this season

  • kizza

    Mar 3, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #20

    Cause City won today….does that make 6th good enough for europa league

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 3, 2014 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #21

    Blaclklie -I’m aware you’ve retired but you’ve got the wrong end of the stick -again. I posted the extract from the ACPO Guidelines as it was a piece about the responsibilities of the FA. I’m sure you’ll find a similar explanation on the FA web pages -it just happened I found it on the ACPO document -which I never suggested was relevant at all in the debate. You have a tendency to assume what is not intended.
    The relevance is that you stated that Percy position was that of a member of the public (I paraphrase that) -no he wasn’t -he’s a member of the club and therefore comes under FA Regulations. I am now mentally exhausted with having to go over the same ground. Definitely my last post on this matter.

  • Uncertain Toon

    Mar 3, 2014 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #22

    Blackley you remind me of thrush.

  • potski

    Mar 3, 2014 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #23

    Mr Tuff, definitely covered by FA rules.

    But Novo

    If a player sticks a nut on another player when the ball is not in play, then this is misconduct, not a foul. The ref has guidelines to send off a player for that and the FA have guidelines that such a player would get a three match ban. The uncertainty, and likely excuse for a much longer ban is that he is not a player. It doesn’t appear that the FA have the same very clear guidelines covering the conduct of officials.

    However, it is simply untrue that there have never been similar instances, and the FA must have considered similar cases. I don’t accept that this is “unprecedented” as was claimed in the media. The previous incidents have often been in the tunnel, or as part of a much larger melee. The biggest difference here was that Pardew was on his own and in clear view of a dozen TV cameras.


    Mar 3, 2014 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #24

    Oh no don’t fire pardew he’s one of a kind………

    Back to being serious I personally don’t think we can qualify for europa league next season and I’ll be very surprised of we do.

    Our fixture/my predictions…

    Premier League
    Newcastle v Everton – defeat
    Premier League
    Fulham v Newcastle – draw
    Premier League
    Newcastle v Crystal palace – win
    Premier League
    Southampton v Newcastle – defeat
    Premier League
    Newcastle v Man Utd – defeat
    Premier League
    Stoke v Newcastle – draw
    Premier League
    Newcastle v Swansea – draw
    Premier League
    Arsenal v Newcastle – draw
    Premier League
    Newcastle v Cardiff – win
    Premier League
    Liverpool v Newcastle – defeat

    Final position 8th/9th …53 points, can’t see any of the teams above dropping as many points as us

  • Uncertain Toon

    Mar 3, 2014 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #25

    You can hypothesize all you want because that is in fact what you’re doing.
    Forget FA rules coz they’re trumped if it’s deemed there’s a misdemeanour.
    Hyperbole and speculation, done one thrush man.

  • kizza

    Mar 3, 2014 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #26

    2 wins… surely we can do better than that

  • remember69

    Mar 3, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #27

    I have to say that it is not often I comment, but watch the blog on a daily basis. It comes as no surprise to me that certain website ‘squatters’ are using this debacle to suit their own agenda, bur lt’s out Ginny’s in perspective.
    Wad this a headbut? By definition, no. There was no intent to injure the player and is the type of coming together we see daily on the field. Was it a red card offense – YES, can it be condoned – not at all. But that is the end of it. The more people respond to the media ( wh have their own agenda to create sensationalism) the more momentum this story will get.
    I personally agree with Joey Barton on this one – the guy has no agenda and always speaks as he sees it. I really don’t think AP gets the appreciation he deserves. MA would be foolish to sack him as he is doing such a good job with the severe limitations (eg lack of signings) that are being placed upon him.

  • Online Guy

    Mar 3, 2014 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #28

    Pardew was pushed really hard by the Hull player one on MOTD or various media have focused on his violent part .

    Big worry here is the thought I have that the FA might set a precedence and hit us with a 15 point reduction ! thus placing us in relegation trouble !

    The FA seem to treat us very harshly every past decision they have made regarding Newcastle United .

    I would not put a massive points reduction beyond their crazy decision making ..Fingers crossed here .

    We are in the middle of a massive media frenzy..Ashley banning many Media outlet’s ..they now want blood. The FA might be stirred up enough to act likewise.

    A 15 point’s reduction would make the FA look Good.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 3, 2014 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #29

    Some of you lot really are clutching at straws if you think Pardew will be fired for this, he has us comfortably mid table with a net spend of around minus 30M and eats and regurgitates all the sh1t Mashley gives him, plus after JfK kept his job after his drunken rant and Dastardly was allowed to run round SJP naked after a pi$$ up, then the head butting of a player will be chuckled about behind closed doors.

  • Uncertain Toon

    Mar 3, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #30


    Agreed pal, load of pish really.
    I reckon Pardew would have done a Nigel Winterburn and shit himself if Meyler went after him.
    No trousers thst Pardew fella

  • brklyngeordie

    Mar 3, 2014 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #31

    Have not posted in a few weeks this topic is one i felt i must touch on..
    Want to congratulate Pards on standing up for himself and actually have gained more respect for the man..
    Completely dont understand how him reacting to the cunt Meyler for pushing we know players may shove one another in heat of battle on field but why did he shove Pardew? thought that was very disrespectful..
    Dont get why people want to make an example of Pards meanwhile i know for sure if it were a number of managers that media love they would be praising the bravery of the manager in standing up for himself..
    How can this be worse then when Mourinho trying to incite a war with real and barca a few years back by poking that asst coach while tempers were already flaring? If SAF had done this headlines would have been how dare Meyler put his hands on him..Hope Pards gets away with the minimum 100,000 was way over the top for me

  • Uncertain Toon

    Mar 3, 2014 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #32

    If he gets us into europe he’s my pal

  • Online Guy

    Mar 3, 2014 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #33

    My post at 28,

    I actually wrote it to scare the Sh*it out of you lot just before you go off to bed !… I can see the tumbleweed blowing through your mind’s ..Brrrrrrrrrr…its Chilly in here tonight !

  • Sav

    Mar 3, 2014 at 1:14 AM

    Comment #34

    A good deal will depend on Webb’s report as I’m not sure Friend a good view of it. Ironically, could Pards be in worse trouble because of the change in regulations following the McManaman tackle on Haidara last year which allowed review even if the Ref claimed to have seen it? After the sending off, he went peaceably, which has to count for sommat.
    Despite claims to the contrary on here and in the papers, Monster Mash has no intention of sacking Pards and the guy is clearly feeling pressure from all flare up like that.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 3, 2014 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #35

    Depending on the FA cup finalists seventh could see us qualify for EL, but we’ll have people on here saying it’s too early and we need to be eigth for another five seasons before being ready for Europe.

  • potski

    Mar 3, 2014 at 1:18 AM

    Comment #36

    Online Guy

    There is no way that sort of punishment can be meted out. The club have done nothing wrong. Points deductions like that could only occur for things like going into administration, match fixing, playing ineligible players, pitch invasions or not bothering to turn up for a match (like Boro did once and I think lost 5 points). Only Pardew can be punished for this one, not the club.

  • the_besty_show

    Mar 3, 2014 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #37

    if there’s ever a club that would sack an overachieving manager its us. starting to get pissed off with half our fans like, constantly negative what is the point

  • kizza

    Mar 3, 2014 at 1:41 AM

    Comment #38

    The besty show

    We did it with Bobby Robson. Wouldnt surprise me

  • lesh

    Mar 3, 2014 at 1:42 AM

    Comment #39

    potski @ 7…… 100% with you there and I’m surprised that the FA couid even think about making a judgement without looking at all the facts. Was it a butt? Was it a push with his head? If you look at each facial expression, there’s no sign of any power behind Pardew’s so labelled butt. What was Meyler’s part in all this? And the other Hull player? All to be considered

    Pardew was out of order but for hell’s sake, it’s not as though he’d committed a mass murder

    Let’s hope for common sense from the powers that be.

  • potski

    Mar 3, 2014 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #40


    Look at Swansea. I think the proof is there in the performance of a number of teams how difficult the Europa League is given the number of games and the timing of the games on a Thursday. The competition doesn’t bring much money in to help the club develop onto a different level, and the entry of the CL teams into the final knockout stages make it a much more difficult competition to win than it was in the past.

    Having said that I would normally want us to qualify, but with possible rebuilding that might be needed this summer, we could be back to the same struggle in the Prem as last year. If I was sure we would have the same squad as now minus Shola and Guti, and we added Gomis, Cabella and Grenier or similar players, plus a new CB. Cabella for instance might not be strong enough to go straight into the starting 11 in the Prem, but could play well in Europa.


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