Alan Pardew has been given a 7 match ban by the three-man FA commission this afternoon – the first three games are a stadium ban and the next four games are a touchline ban – and he also got a £60,000 fine – and that’s a very tough sentence – given what Pardew did – a very soft headbutt on Hull player David Meyler.
Pardew was already given a £100,000 fine by the club so that’s £160,000 in fines Alan has paid out.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew will serve a seven-match suspension with immediate effect, subject to any appeal, after he admitted an FA misconduct charge.
An Independent Regulatory Commission today [Tuesday 11 March 2014] ruled the first three-matches imposed are a stadium ban with the remaining four a touchline ban.
Pardew was also fined £60,000 and warned as to his future conduct.
He was involved in an incident with a Hull City player in the 72nd minute of the fixture on 1 March 2014.
It seems to us that the immense media pressure has caused the FA to give Alan a major sentence, and we had through a five or six match touchline ban would have been about the right sentence.
And this is bad news for Newcastle and for the Newcastle manager, and it will mean that at least for the next three games John Carver will take over the media duties, and that will start tomorrow with the press conference for the match at Craven Cottage on Saturday.
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