BT Sport is reporting tonight that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is all set to meet with the three-man FA commission on Tuesday and after that meeting he will find out what his punishment is.
Alan Pardew and David Meyler at Hull
Pardew is charged with improper conduct by the FA for head-butting Hull City midfielder David Meyler in the game at Hull nine days ago, and Alan requested a personal hearing, where he will be represented by a top lawyer.
Some news outlets are reporting (or should that be they are hoping) that Alan could receive a stadium ban, rather than a touchline ban, which means he would not be able to attend the games, but we think that would be a huge over-reaction to what Alan Pardew did – bad though it was.
Newcastle United have already taken decisive action by fining their manager £100,000, and issuing him with a formal warning as to his future conduct.
One thing that doesn’t help the manager is that he’s had some touch-line altercations over the last two seasons, and they can be taken into account when the commission reaches its decision on his punishment.
Pardew used (very) foul language earlier in the year, when verbally abusing Manchester City’s Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini, who didn’t seem to understand the words Alan used.
He received a warning from the FA for that, and he also pushed an assistant referee in August of 2012, for which he received a £20,000 fine and a two match touchline ban.