FA Charge Alan Pardew With “Non-Standard” Improper Conduct


As expected, the English Football Association have charged Alan Pardew with improper conduct, following the incident with Steven Meyler in Newcastle’s match with Hull City on Saturday afternoon.

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Alan Pardew – charged with improper conduct

This is the statement just released by the FA:

“Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been charged in relation to an incident in his side’s game against Hull City on 1 March 2014.”

“It is alleged that in the 72nd minute of the fixture, Pardew was involved in an incident with a Hull City player that amounted to improper conduct.”

“Due to the serious violent and/or aggressive nature of the reported behavior, this case has been designated as non-standard.”  “Pardew has until 6pm on Thursday 6 March 2014 to respond to the charge.”

It’s not good that the FA have called this case non-standard, because it’s likely to get a non standard penalty – like a big one.

Chief Inspector Rich Kirven had this to say:

“We have been working with the FA and the football club to progress the matter appropriately.”  “Having reviewed the circumstances of the incident, it has been agreed that the matter will be dealt with by the FA rather than considering any criminal proceedings.

“There has been no complaint received from the player involved or Hull City Association Football Club at this time.” “Whilst we appreciate that some people may have found the behavior displayed at the game on Saturday offensive, Humberside Police will not be taking any further action.”

It seems the penalty Alan will receive  will get announced sometime on Thursday, unless Alan Pardew and Newcastle appeal this charge – which is very unlikely.

We probably have to be ready for a big suspension of a number of games for the Newcastle manager, but Liverpool’s Luis Suarez got eight games, but he nearly bit a Chelsea player’s ear off to get that many.

Maybe five games suspension would be about right?

Comments welcome.



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334 comments so far

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 3, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #1

    Surely not. What allegations?
    They have no proof!

    Why drag it out, just dish out the punishment

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  • JackButler

    Mar 3, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #2

    Because the FA has deemed the incident as “Non standard” it basically mean they can go to town on on Pardew.

    Anyone thinking that this will simply be a touch line ban and big fine are in for a shock, he’s looking at a stadium ban and a long one at that

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  • JackButler

    Mar 3, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #3

    tads

    Until he is proven guilty it is an alleged assault

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  • archaeomag

    Mar 3, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #4

    A sponsored fight between a loan shark’s runner and a pawnbroker, all good clean fun.

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  • yo-yo

    Mar 3, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #5

    Bl & Br – previouis thread

    I headbutted a guy once.

    Many years ago, me and my brother in law were waiting outside the lassess loo in Woolworths, Nottingham for my sister and girlfriend when these three guys came up to us and one just pushed me really hard against a wall and the others set on my brother in law. I got punched in the mouth so I headbutted him, kneed him in the groin as he went down and then stamped on his armpits (wearing wooden clogs) but he was out cold and his nose was bent to one side so I must have broken it. Then I went for the other two guys to pull them off my brother in law but as soon as they saw the guy on the deck they all scarpered quick. One of them shook me by the hand just as he ran off. We got picked up for affray by the store detective but as the store assistants confirmed we had been set on first we got an apology and a cup of tea.
    Now I’m not violent and this was the only time I’ve ever got into a scrap but we were set on first. So it was self defence even though the other guy got damaged as he obviously didn’t know we used to practice headbutting at school, had competitions at break time, especially if you were in the Rugby team.(as I was)

    So I have to say I’m ashamed of Pardew for two reasons.
    Firstly for not thinking quickly enough and taking the dive. Result …. certain red card for Meyler.
    Secondly if you’re going to headbutt somebody do it properly and deck them. No point getting all that punishment for just leaning into somebody on tippy toe.

    If you really think any of this is worth a criminal prosecution then think again bonny lad you’re way off beam….

    The lads were Notts County fans who had not got into the ground for some reason – said we had looked at them….and at Hull….Meyler, that consummate professional, started the whole thing anyway….

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  • Ben3arfa

    Mar 3, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #6

    So Meyler is not even charged with anything for shoving an opposition manager?

    Useless FA

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  • rivettCatcher

    Mar 3, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #7

    It’s just a pathetic witch hunt against NUFC.

    Remy got a 3 game ban for doing what Meylor did to Pardew, but no one is going about Meylor pushing a fella in his late 50’s.

    And media darling Mourinho nearly blinds someone in Spain & he’s welcomed over here like some kind of rock star.

    This 5hit nearly puts me off football 🙁

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  • JackButler

    Mar 3, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Tony Pulis ask’s the FA to investigate two of his own players for diving against Swansea!!!!

    My respect for Pulis has just gone up massively

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  • sparky55

    Mar 3, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #10

    he needs to do what Meyler did…take his punishment on the chin and move on.

    Storm in a tea cup…banished to the stands til the end of the season but who cares…were not challenging for anything and can’t go down now so who cares…it’ll be a nothing punishment but will probably cost him another 25k.

    and like someone above said…if he does it again make sure it’s worth it and put the player down…no point in half measures if the penalty is always the same.

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  • Spoof

    Mar 3, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #11

    Undoubtebly the most underated manager in the premier league who has taken a failing 16th place side into a comfortable 8th place side while his owner sells on average £9m worth of talent compared to what he spends each year ( this is not a one off, this is a 5 year figure ), this is relegation figures yet we are better than what we were before Pardew came, yet some people cannot see this, the mind boggles.

    But in terms of principle how can Pardew have the respect of the dressing room ?, for that he should go, but for the rest who doubt what he has done and is doing, hang your heads in shame, the only club in the top 2 divisions who are lower than us for sale to buy ratio’s are Wigan, and they got relegated, even Yeovil have proved to offer more support to their manager.

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  • 70TWO

    Mar 3, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #12

    I guess that it is labelled “non standard” as it is not the usual improper conduct between players. As JB suggests this allows the FA to enforce a harsher punishment, especially in light of previous actions and warnings. Very naughty boy.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 3, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #13

    Spoof
    Don’t think he has lost the respect if the dressing at all, think they will probably respect him more for standing up for himself

    Toonarmydownsouth
    55 mins ago
    Blackley
    Neither are worthy of criminal prosecution and i have no idea why the hell you keep dragging up that example

    Your whole argument is a massive contradiction, you say charge Pardew with a criminal offence yet when asked about players who do the same if not worse every week you’ve said no, because there in battle and could get injured

    Yes they could get injured, it why they earn tens of thousands and have clause riddled contracts, so how does a challenge, which 9/10 isn’t hard, justify “attacking” somebody as you put it?
    Is the manager not also part of the tempo and emotion of the match?
    That statement also heavily goes against your “one rule for everyone else” statement as your actually now justifying a differing set of rules from the working man

    Don’t remember you being this vocal about criminal charges against Carver Woodman of Donachie
    Mind you I don’t remember you calling for them to be sacked week in week out normally anyway, funny that

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  • Spoof

    Mar 3, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Jack Butler

    Pulis is only upset because his players wasted time diving when they could have been breaking legs instead lol

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 3, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #15

    And yet no action against Meyler

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  • wilson1505

    Mar 3, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #16

    This ‘charge’ has just shown an incredible prejudice within the ranks of the FA that has been evident for year but came forward more in recent times… Yes, this is a serious allegation of the incompetence of the Football Association.

    The whole premise of charging Pardew should be inert based entirely on the fact that Dec 5th 2013 a ‘No Charge’ was given to Jonjo Shelvey for his attempted headbutt on Mathieu Debuchy… Similarly a blatent kick out from Yaya Toure went unpunished during the Norwich game in January (I think it was atleast).

    Therefore how can they argue that Pardew can be punished for this headbutt… by there own standards ‘Violent Conduct’ cannot be deemed a punishable offense?
    The charge completely goes against all moral’s in what is supposedly a ‘fair’ system.

    For the record however, I agree with a punishment for Pardew.. I’m just making the point that the charge is technically null and void because of previously unpunished incidents of a similar kind.

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  • 70TWO

    Mar 3, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #17

    Spoof @11

    You would make Napoleon Bonaparte proud.

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  • JackButler

    Mar 3, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #18

    Spoof

    If you listen to what he said after the game regarding two of his players you cannot do anything other respect the man for what he has said, just a pity that more managers don’t come out and slam their own players for diving

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  • BuckLuck

    Mar 3, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #19

    He fully deserves the penalty he gets, regardless. End off.

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  • Markaccus

    Mar 3, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #20

    Jack

    He said yesterday he was going to have them. I still cant stand his attitude, but respect to him for that.

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  • mindshaft

    Mar 3, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #21

    Spoof – underrated???
    He’s also the guy who took a team that finished 5th to a team that finished 16th. His tactics have been the only consistent factor i.e. clueless and no plan b
    The team is inconsistent not only game to game but within the same game

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Mar 3, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #22

    theres some strange ‘fans’ on here scolding their own manager for standing his ground its like they have an agenda or something haha

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  • p

    Mar 3, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #23

    @11 – you assume spend is directly correlated to success. It’s not quite that simple.

    We have over performed in the transfer market based on spend.

    I am not saying you are completely wrong, just saying he has has some decent players on the cheap.

    Still I think he is okay as a manager, he has has some big tactical successes and some huge failures as well.

    I think tactically, he seems better this year though. Prepared to drop people and play a little less defensively.

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  • mindshaft

    Mar 3, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #24

    Not sure Meyler can get charged for pushing past Pards – Remy was banned for the reaction of the Norwich player who then rolled round the floor as if he had been headbutted ( even though he clearly hadn’t )

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 3, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #25

    Jack Butler
    would he have done it if they got the penalty

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  • Spoof

    Mar 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #26

    Tads

    time will tell, but respect is vital, would you respect a boss who behaves like that, I certainly wouldn’t, and I honestly believe that Pardew has excelled in ridicousely difficult circumstances under Ashley, but some things cannot be excused, and for me this is one of them.

    The only thing which concerns me is that Pardew is well respected from the players, Nolan, Barton, Enrique etc, have never had a bad word to say about him, man management from Pardew is superb, they all respect him which is why we have done so well of late, but if this dampens his profile within the squad then we have nothing,.

    Perhaps a new manager could make initial transfer demands which could help, but my fear is that Pardew has nutted himself out of a job which condembs us to relegation next season, afterall, which other manager could improve a team when they have to recoupe £9.5m per year from the transfer market.

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  • JackButler

    Mar 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #27

    beermonkey

    I have no idea because they didn’t, but the fact that he has publicly called out two of his own players is not something you see any other manager doing and 99.9% come out and make excuses for them

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  • mindshaft

    Mar 3, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #28

    P – agree he’s bit the bullet and started dropping his faves – the trouble is that we never have a plan b so if the tactics don’t work it usually goes horribly wrong and we’re unable to change

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  • BuckLuck

    Mar 3, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #29

    There’s some strange fans on here backing Pardew no matter what de does.
    He is suppose to be a leader. How can he manage his own players when he can’t manage him self? This is not his first incident.

    I have no problems with FA charging Pardew with no standard improper conduct. He lost it, again.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 3, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #30

    Strange situation to be in with Pardew but typical of us. The club fine is a huge one indicating Ashley is not pleased at all with him. For an 8th place team we seem to bring ourselves into disrepute far too often. And it happens from the owner on down.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 3, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #31

    Is there another club anywhere where such lunacy goes on month after month? The owner is completely clueless, hires clowns to run things. The manager can’t control himself. Neither can some of the coaches. It sounds like a loony bin to work in.

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  • Markaccus

    Mar 3, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #32

    I think the players that started v hull can work in a 442 or a 443. So i suppose that is plan A and Plan B right there. What we do lack atm is a bit more quality coming off the bench. We counter attacked well on saturday, but that might not work v fulham. I think a patient passing game would be better in this case, as fulham leak like a collander and it is only a matter of time before an opening happens.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Mar 3, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #33

    geordie

    i expect to see ashley pards stone and carver have a massive punch up on the jeremy kyle show some day 🙂

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 3, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #34

    If the only way to stay in the black is to sell your best players then we will never have a truly competitive club. It’s a no win for the supporters. How about building up the commercial revenue like so many other clubs are doing Ashley and then you might have a transfer budget to work with?

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  • Markaccus

    Mar 3, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #35

    Buck

    no one is backing him over this. Everyone wants him punnished. Just because 70%+ dont want him sacked over it doesnt make them strange.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 3, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #36

    Markaccus
    The way Fulham are playing we could turn up with the under 12’s and get 3 points….

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 3, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #37

    Maybe we could throw in some transgender mud wrestling with the fitness coach wolfie mate? 🙂

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  • the truth will out

    Mar 3, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #38

    our luck is they turnover our best 11

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  • rivettCatcher

    Mar 3, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #39

    @GeordieTwo

    I think mashley is trying to do just that. I still think in 5 years we’ll be pulling £20M+/yr profit that we can invest in the squad.

    Given time, I think this project will work.

    HWTL.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 3, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #40

    Spoof
    We have a group of players who love putting in a tough tackle and getting involved in every on pitch fracas
    I highly doubt a single one of them will of lost an ounce of respect

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