What Pardew’s Stadium Ban Really Means

Maybe it’s not even worth talking about – but there have been news report(s) saying that Alan Pardew attended the Newcastle Reserve game last night at Hillheads in the semi-final of the Northumberland Senior Cup where our lads won 1-0 against Whitley Bay, with a goal from  the impressive Rolando Aarons late in the game.

But Alan Pardew is under a stadium ban – so he shouldn’t have attended the game?

carver and pardew

John Carver and Alan Pardew

The game was a very close one but the youngsters got through, and will play either Blyth Spartans or Ashington in the final – and those teams will play tonight.

Alan Pardew was at Hillheads last night, but he’s allowed to attend games that don’t have the Newcastle first team playing – and that ban is now active only for the next two Newcastle games against Crystal Palace and Everton – both at home.

After that he has to serve a four game ban but cannot be on the touch-line in those games, but he can be in the stadium.

A stadium ban doesn’t means Alan can’t attend other stadiums – it’s just for Newcastle’s first team games.

This is the FA statement when Alan received the ban last week:

“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.”

The were also reports out saying the FA were not satisfied with the severity of the ban, and thought Alan Pardew deserved a stiffer punishment – but it looks like that was (more) made-up nonsense.

The press said the same thing about the five match stadium ban that former Blackpool manager Paul Ince received last year.

Paul violently pushed an official and then gave him a barrage of foul language in the game against Bournemouth in mid-September, and that was at the end of the game after Ince had already been sent to the stands.

The FA were going to wait until they received the report last Friday from the FA independent commission on Alan Pardew, before they decided whether to appeal the sentence – but nothing has happened.

Just in case people are confused what a stadium ban is – it’s only for the three Newcastle fixtures after the ban was announced – and so two to go – and we lost the first game to the bottom of the league side – so it can only get better.

That’s right isn’t it? 😀

Comments welcome.

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5 comments so far

  • eric

    Mar 18, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #1

    Ashley should give him a permanent stadium ban with his P45.

  • ash1001

    Mar 18, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Ed thats another story thats made up to get the ‘clicks’ going 9 ads and 13 tracking, not bad Ed, but we already have enough spam, lets have real articles please, where we can have a decent discussion.

  • lew

    Mar 19, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #3

    heard of ad-block ash, its pretty internet10(0)1

  • lew

    Mar 19, 2014 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #4


  • toonluvva

    Mar 19, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #5

    I just hope that either Pardew or someone at NUFC checked it was ok for him to attend the reserves match first.

    Also, I’m just wondering if the “stadium” ban covers all the other clubs grounds so he cannot go and watch forthcoming opponents?


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