Mike Ashley Furious – Reads Riot Act To Alan Pardew

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is reported to have been furious with Alan Pardew’s behavior on the touch-line on Saturday, and it was Ashley himself who moved quickly to fine the manager and issue him a formal warning.

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Mike Ashley – furious with Pardew

Late on Saturday night the club announced on their web-site that Pardew’s behavior was unacceptable for a Newcastle manager and he was not only fined £100,000 but issued with a formal warning.

That was exactly what the club needed to do after Alan Pardew himself had apologized immediately after the game but tried to play it down.

But it’s hard to kn ow what Pardew reacted as he did after 71 minutes in which Newcastle had taken complete control of the game in that second half and were 3-1 ahead.

The FA will not be studying the referee Kevin Friendly’s report of the incident,. and they are expected to issue their verdict on the manager – and it’s likely to come out today.

Pardew’s ridiculous thug behavior has robbed the players and fans of enjoying what was a terrific display and seventh away win from our lads, and if Alan Pardew hasn’t yet got the players together and apologized for his behavior – he needs to do that.

Mike Ashley doesn’t get much credit for anything at Newcastle these days, but the owner did exactly what he should have done on Saturday, as the statement by Newcastle was well received in all quarters and restored some dignity to the club.

And we don;t expect Alan Pardew to be fired immediately, because that would only hurt Newcastle even further, but it’s still possible he could face the sack when the season is over.

We are trying to understand the fans’ views on this – on vote per reader.

Should Alan Pardew Be Fired For His Behavior At Hull?

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

Total Voters: 4,147

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23 comments so far

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Mar 3, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #1

    But the Chronicle poll is whether he should be sacked for this incident. If I had voted, I would have voted No to sacking him in this poll, as I don’t feel he should be sacked for this incident. However do I want him out for football reasons, a most definite yes.

    Sadly some of the anti Pards want to use this to string him up and hang him by the bollocks.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Mar 3, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #2

    As is this poll.

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Mar 3, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #3

    Pardew should be sacked for being a terrible manager.

  • Ben3arfa

    Mar 3, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #4

    Mike Ashley should sack himself

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 3, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #5

    This poll, much like the Chron’s is utterly pointless

    The club have said no further action I what world does that translate into your getting sacked in the morning!

    Funny how all these reports, including this one say “we don’t know what caused Pardew to react” and leave out the fact he was unnecessarily shoved and given a load of verbal

    I’ve wanted Pardew upgraded for a long time but to be because of this is ridiculous

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 3, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #6

    Anyone remember the backlash at Jonjo Shelvey for giving Alex Ferguson a gob full of abuse?

    Why is the player blameless? Since when is it okay for a player to shove a manager ffs

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Mar 3, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #7

    Exactly, we both posted at a similar time that the club had taken action and said they had nothing further to say about it. Not sure why people think more may happen from the club?

    Fair enough discuss the potential FA punishment, but I don’t think even the FA are clueless enough to think they can sack a clubs manager for them..

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Mar 3, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #8

    Has anyone else heard of our interest in Quincy promes?

  • jimmysmith

    Mar 3, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #9

    Fine, fine, fine…… but how about some similar decisiveness in the transfer market, Mike. That wouldn’t go amiss either.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 3, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #10

    Honestly it’s ridiculous
    Would much rather be talking about being 2 points of a potential European spot and a great 3 points but our fans seem to be more interested in a witch hunt at a pivotal stage of the season

    The FA are the FA so anything could happen but given there ruling on an identical incident it’s hard to see how they can go all out on him
    The last manager to do this got a 4 match touch line ban, given he’s had past warnings i expect a 5 match ban with an additional 2 match ban suspended sentence to keep in check future dug out behaviour

  • martoon

    Mar 3, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #11

    Lilongwe @1 – Fair play to you for being so honest but most anti-Pardew want to use this as an excuse to sack him such as Stuart so I would expect that to be reflected in the poll.

  • Papiss9

    Mar 3, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #12

    I enjoyed the victory, great game.

    Sissoko said, he did’t see it but the win was important and that’s “why we are very happy”

    I think the players couldn’t care less, it’s business as usual for them.

  • dpatte4r43

    Mar 3, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #13

    Having watched the incident, Alan Pardew should not have responded as he did, but lets hope the inadequate FA staff also look at how many times he was actually assaulted by hull players, lose his job!!! absolutely not, Newcastle owed hull that that football lesson and what a lesson it was, if we lose our manager at this stage of the season, I dread to think the end result.

  • magicbus

    Mar 3, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #14

    It was wrong what he did but has been sensasionalised way too much by the media in my humble opinion. Yes make an example of him so it does not happen again but to call that a headbutt get real. Have a look at Zidanes in the world cup now that is a headbutt..

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Mar 3, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #15

    This is quite ridiculous. An opposition player runs through the technical area, and without provocation forcefully pushes the opposition manager aside with both hands. Why wasn’t the linesman onto that straight away? Why wasn’t the player red-carded? If it had been the Chelsea manager or the Arsenal manager who got shoved he would have been. I’m no Pardew apologist, but that fat eunuch Ashley should be sticking up for his manager here instead of taking the opposite approach. OK, Pardew shouldn’t have retaliated but the blame lies squarely with the referees who have been abject in their failure to deal with this in an appropriate manner as it happened. I will be writing to the FA demanding that all relevant officials at that game be stood down indefinitely due to negligence and or demonstrable incompetence.

  • Zambiantoon

    Mar 3, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #16

    Why don’t clubs get this angry when players act like this. Example remy vs nor as this cost us him missing 3 games pardew missing 10 wont cost us shit

  • nufc 11

    Mar 3, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #17

    AP head nudged him not head butted thats why AP has his back up, players do it all the time no one was injured which i can tell you a real head butt will do so could people please stop calling it a head butt, he will get a 5 match ban im already sick of this storm in a tea cup.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #18

    And by the way, no surprise that Howard Webb has a finger in the pie here. In any other field of endeavour this clown would have been pensioned off years ago for hs continual inability to get things right.

  • Sav

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #19

    If Meyler was ‘impeccably’ behaved as Steve Bruce says, no doubt Bruce will be appealing the yellow card? The fact the referee has seen it and carded the player is Pardew’s best line of defence.

  • Whumpie

    Mar 3, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #20

    As usual the FA will blow this up to pretend to have a moral stance while distracting from the fact that every week they turn a blind eye to far worse – endemic cheating, shite performances from officials, corruption and bias.
    No wonder England never win anything; they’re run by retarded barrow boys in exclusive suits.

  • jimBOB

    Mar 3, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #21

    what gets to me is the emphasis on ‘ some-one so important needs to set an example, some-one so important should not be doing this ‘ ok so what are the rammifications for pushing some-one of this apparent importance? and setting an example? excuse me, this isnt under 11’s football, I dont agree with what he did but I would love to see how any other manager would have reacted.

  • Geordie1

    Mar 3, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #22

    I just wish Pards had the nerve to stick one on Ashley if he did he would be hero worshiped and they might even erect a statue in his honor.

    ASHLEY OUT!!!!!!!!!

  • Reggie

    Mar 3, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #23

    Has anyone thought where the £100k goes, Ashley’s pocket I bet, wouldn’t be good of the club to give it to a worthwhile local charity?

    The player was partially to blame as previous comments, bet Pards wish he had stuck a full nut on him instead of a girly butt!


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