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.
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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