Alan Pardew has been interviewed in the Independent today, and he has hit back a little at Graeme Souness’ comments on the BBC, after Pardew’s head butt against Hull’s Davide Meyler on Saturday.
Graeme Souness – former Newcastle manager
It seems Alan Shearer and Graeme Souness had a field day after the game, with Shearer demanding the manager be fired or resign, and Souness saying his actions were simply untenable.
Of course it’s not the first time Alan Pardew has been involved in altercations on the sideline.
Once altercation was when he was at West Ham and confronted Arsene Wenger, and while at Newcastle he;s had altercations with Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill, Manchester City Manuel Pellegrini, and he also pushed linesman Peter Kirkup in August of last season.
When Alan heard about the comment form Souness – this is what he had to say:
“It’s a bit strong coming from him. He’s the man who took a flag and planted it in the middle of an Istanbul derby.” “But people have their own opinions, I can’t do anything about that.”
“When I had the push with the linesman, I thought that perhaps I should sit down,” “I’ve always been involved by being on the sideline but I don’t think it can harm my management to sit down, and maybe I’m at an age now where perhaps I need to.”
Hull City manager Steve Bruce defended Meyler by saying at least he didn’t roll around on the floor after the head butt like some players would have done.
And today’s players seem to practice this stuff in training – it looks so real – and in the olden days when players were fouled or shoulder charged to the ground – they simply got up and carried on with the game – but those days of complete honesty are gone forever.
Steve Bruce was probably better served not to have said anything about the incident, and not have defended his player, who was hardly innocent in the altercation.
Meyler did push Pardew a couple of times which caused Alan’s reaction, which will now cost Newcastle – and it’s another self-inflicted wound.
We should know today what punishment Alan will be receiving from the Football Association – and that will then become the big headline news of the day. 🙁
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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