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Newcastle And Pardew’s Subsequent Actions Impressed FA Commission

12:46 pm, Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 64 Comments

Alan Pardew was really stupid when he head-butted David Meyler at the Hull City game over two weeks ago, and he’s fully admitted that, but after the game it seems he did almost everything right, and so did Newcastle United, and together their actions meant that Alan got a reduced sentence from what the independent commission were going to give the Newcastle manager – before the personal hearing took place earlier this month.

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Alan Pardew – dumb to do what he did
But appropriate actions after the event saved him

Pardew finally received a seven-game ban, a three-game stadium ban followed by a four game touchline ban – but initially the commission was going to give him a five game stadium ban.

And that’s what former Blackpool manager Paul Ince received last September, after he had confronted the fourth official in the tunnel after the game  at Bournemouth, and used filthy language, and that was after Paul had already been sent to the stands during the game.

The FA independent commission pointed to 10 points that helped Alan Pardew’s case and persuaded them to reduce the sentence.

The 10 points are as follows:

  1. He clearly accepted responsibility for his actions on the day
  2. He made a full apology directly after the game
  3. In his opinion did not instigate the incident
  4. The incident took place against a background of an important fixture
  5. He meant no physical harm to the player and there was no attempts to use force (however the video shows Mr Pardew was not pushed over as both he and counsel suggested at the hearing and that he did in fact only step back one or two paces following the push to his chest and then he moved some 5 or 6 paces to confront the player
  6. He was fined £100,000 by his club the same day and was warned by the club
  7. He is seeking to address his behavior by taking an executive leadership and management program with the LMA
  8. He has shown remorse
  9. He is supported by the club
  10. He sent a personal letter of apology to the manager of Hull City FC

So it seems that Alan Pardew and Newcastle United did everything right after Alan’s altercation – but the seven game ban will still cost Newcastle some points in the league – and of course bottom of the league Fulham beat us on Saturday, in what was Alan’s first game of an initial  three game stadium ban.

Alan Pardew simply must get help an follow through on what he said he will do, so that if he is going to stay on the touchline at games, he can control himself.

But quite honestly we’d like to see him sitting in the stands – because in the heat of the moment – as we’ve seen before – anything can happen and a similar altercation could happen again.

And if something like at Hull does happen again, then Alan Pardew will be in really serious trouble, and for one thing he would be fired as Newcastle manager – and he must know that now.

Comments welcome.

Note: Lewis Williams is in his final year at the University of West London (UWL) studying for a BSc (Hons) in Construction Management, and he is busy on his dissertation on Site Waste Management Plans and he has a survey he needs filled out.

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Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Suspensions


64 responses so far ↓

  • 1 billy // Mar 19, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    The man’s a disgrace to the fans and the club.

  • 2 croftus5678 // Mar 19, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    same action required as was against pards ? or is that just our club that has to have consequences ? also there was that city defender who almost kicked his way through the dressing room wall ! bet again nothing is done.

  • 3 guvnor // Mar 19, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    Pardew is leading a charmed life most clubs would’ve sacked him long ago just for his brand of football never mind the fact that the geezer is a thug as well.

  • 4 bob // Mar 19, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    We spend more time talking about pards than the team Ashley should just get shot of him and start again with a new management team who know what they are doing and bring a load of good players in as well.

  • 5 Mister Tuff // Mar 19, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    There was a story floating around earlier -Sky story -that Percys ban had been reduced – the story now seems to have disappeared. Story said the ban was now only a 3 match stadium ban. looks possibly like some wally at Sky has misread todays release of the FA reasonings about the ban.
    Sky page reporting this has now disappeared.

  • 6 Jail for Ashley // Mar 19, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Mister Tuff,
    Good afternoon, the whole thing was blown out of proportion not helped by commentators trying to justify their living by having something to say on the matter, I saw Robbie Savage on some celebrity quiz once, I don’t remember which one, it was plain embarrassing, so how the BBC see him fit to pass sensible comment I don’t know, the FA are a spineless bunch of cretins all probably in the job through the Free Masons, as Pards isn’t great on the telly guess where he could end up when he’s done his dirty work here :O

  • 7 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 19, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    Isn’t it about time we stop this?

    Pardew has been an absolute embarrassment and got what he deserved – there are not one after us, or the North East for that matter. Yes, Robbie Savage is an idiot, but that could be said about so many others!

    Move on!

  • 8 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 19, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    Opinions are like arseholes….we all have one!

  • 9 Jail for Ashley // Mar 19, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    You want yours sewing up the amount of shite that falls out of it ;) :O ;) :D :)

  • 10 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 19, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    JFA…I was just saying (not really pointing a finger)

  • 11 Ciaran // Mar 19, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    More talk about Pardew’s ban, article on how we’re not reliant on Remy and how Cabaye has failed to make an impact at PSG… *sigh* I used to enjoy coming here.

  • 12 Mister Tuff // Mar 19, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    jail – afternoon – agreed that Lily Savage is a complete tool. He should have stuck to the dancing programme he was on -he was crap at that but even worse as a football pundit.
    I still cannot see how Joe Hart has escaped further action by the FA -his demeanour was much more aggressive than Percys’ -I think that they are really duplicitous in their actions which is no good to anybody. They need to be constant in their punishments -unfortunately we’ve all seen that they make some daft judgements -punish some -let others off. No the wonder the on pitch behaviour is getting poorer as time goes by.

  • 13 DokToon // Mar 19, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    gmorning all,

    not to defend hart, but wasnt his response of a headbutt becuase he was spit at?

    if someone spat at me, id have headbutted them as well, if not kicked their ass.. some things you just dont do, in sport or real life….

  • 14 catchy in norway // Mar 19, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    wow its dead in here,

    whats everyones view on what carver said, I found very good, it confirmed that we have a fat greedy Bsteward at the top , a puppet under him, and a puppet under him,

    the gaffa was at the hotel like, and ehh, he had a tactical couch with him, stoney was on the bench like ,with another tactical coach, I just stud there wait for a message like, they where on the phone a few times, then at the end of the game a got an SMS telling is what to say ti ya, the game hinged on that tackle like, LDJ got clattered and they went up and scored at the other end,
    shame like, us had 60% possession , that should be anuff to win any game, so the gaffa tells is anyway,

    CISSE is to blame, that’s the SMS the gaffa just sent is , in case yaa wondering,

    complete toooools

  • 15 Toon Tang // Mar 19, 2014 at 2:49 PM

    manutd are screwed tonight, smallings out supposedly. Bad to worse etc

  • 16 BuckLuck // Mar 19, 2014 at 2:53 PM


    If you don’t like the blog then leave. You’re very often negative towards this blog so I’m beginning to think you have an agenda with it.
    Of course we can’t like all the posts and we are of course tired of some topics, but most on this blog are at least decent enough to keep it to them selves.

    I’m very happy with this blog. It keeps us united, and especially those of us that doesn’t live in Newcastle.

  • 17 Jail for Ashley // Mar 19, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Catchy, have you got a link to what he really said ?

  • 18 Greebol1892 // Mar 19, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    Wish we’d play Gouffran up top. He’s a striker and proved he can score goals for us. Notice how Carver said our striking options are Remy, Cisse, strolla, and Armstrong…… I just don’t get it.

    So with Remy out – play Armstrong – simple as. I still like Cisse but it’s growing a little thin now. He still gets into good positions without getting the ball and has been subjected to some brilliant saves. Way too early to judge LDJ. strolla….. no comment.

  • 19 Jail for Ashley // Mar 19, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    In all fairness it does get a bit tired on here and the time between posts is increasing all the time and I don’t think it’s linked to rising employment figures, there’s little to cheer about atm and things aren’t going to change in a hurry, due to slashed prices there is yet another sell out on Saturday, we can’t help ourselves from staying away and Mikey knows this.

  • 20 BuckLuck // Mar 19, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Jail for Ashley

    True. It affects all of us in some way.

  • 21 GeordieTwo // Mar 19, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Alan has had a lot of experience sucking up to Ashley so he knew what to do to get his punishment reduced. He’s fairly pathetic but in a horrible position working for Ashley. If he had any plums he would resign but he probably doesn’t have any self respect left by now.

  • 22 GeordieTwo // Mar 19, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    As Official Blog Hobbit I cannot accept any tiredness on the blog Jail mate. Shame on you! Flare your nostrils and strut forward with pride man! :) We are Newcastle United supporters after all!

  • 23 GeordieTwo // Mar 19, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    What is Ashley’s next big move? That is an interesting question indeed. Hire a new DoF? Once we finish the season in 9th or 10th what does he do to consolidate that position for next season? Anything at all? How much money does he free up for player purchases? Has a got 10 quid to spare? We’ll know in a few months mates.

  • 24 Jail for Ashley // Mar 19, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Red Bull necked and marching on.

  • 25 DokToon // Mar 19, 2014 at 3:42 PM


    ashley has a plan.. its to do nothing, nothing at all….

  • 26 DokToon // Mar 19, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    also head there will be a ballon d’ or for coaches next season… it will be called the golden kneepad award, and pards is a favorite….

  • 27 DokToon // Mar 19, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    heard, my apologies for the typo

  • 28 eric // Mar 19, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    Would be ideal if Pardew was out of the equation altogether and someone who knows what they are doing was the manager instead.

  • 29 GeordieTwo // Mar 19, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Splendid lads! That’s more like it. Surely we need a explosive young winger for next season. Somebody with pace and the ability to cross a ball. I really think Benny will leave as soon as he can come the summer. What kind of striker will we get? Somebody young and cheap perhaps? And the replacement for Cabaye now that Grenier’s price is skyrocketing? Poor old Mike SmallBerries. Where will the cheap new players come from now?

  • 30 bob // Mar 19, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Thanks to the thuggish manager that’s all there’s to debate as there’s no chance of a cup run or a European finish to the season under this idiot.

  • 31 GeordieTwo // Mar 19, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Howay bob man. We still have to ridicule the owner mate! Mike SmallBerries has a long hard summer ahead of him if I have anything to do with it! Harrumph!

  • 32 GeordieTwo // Mar 19, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    Golden Kneepad award! I love it Dok mate. And Pards could also win the Order of the Brown Nose every season as well. :)

  • 33 billy // Mar 19, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    The man’s not all there with him being a southerner he doesn’t have any grasp of Geordieland the clown.

  • 34 guvnor // Mar 19, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Ashley would benefit from a good uppercut to one of his chins.

  • 35 GeordieTwo // Mar 19, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    That is correct guv mate. His dominatrix mainly deals with the back side. He prefers to start with a nice whipping of the buttocks while wearing his favourite nipple clamps. Mike SmallBerries really knows how to live.

  • 36 guvnor // Mar 19, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Him and Pardew want a good belting with a sock full of diarrhoea!

  • 37 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 19, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    How are we all feeling this afternoon? alrighty then!

  • 38 GeordieTwo // Mar 19, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Harrumph jesper mate! That’s how we’re feeling. Mike SmallBerries has put us out of sorts already!

  • 39 billy // Mar 19, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    I heard pardew has never won out in his life,so that’s why he likes it up here.

  • 40 GeordieTwo // Mar 19, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    A sock full of diarrhea guv mate? That’s much too soft. Let’s try a sock full of marbles first!

  • 41 GeordieTwo // Mar 19, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    You know what they say lads. Spare the marbles and spoil the owner!

  • 42 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 19, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    “You’re tall just like a giraffe
    You have to climb to find its head
    But if there’s a glitch
    You’re an ostrich
    You’ve got your head in the sand”

    …what do you make of this GT? Any thought? ;)

  • 43 Graeme // Mar 19, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Gosling has been fined £30,000 for his multiple breaches of the Gambling Regulation and warned over his future conduct!!

  • 44 GeordieTwo // Mar 19, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    Well Harrumph jesper. Personally I’ve always liked giraffes. I like those knobby things on their heads. I like their colour. Whereas I don’t really like ostriches. Their eggs are too big and they try to kick you with those long legs of theirs. I hope that helps you jesper mate.

  • 45 beermonkey // Mar 19, 2014 at 4:44 PM


    what will his mum say

  • 46 beermonkey // Mar 19, 2014 at 4:45 PM


    have u ever eaten an ostrich egg

  • 47 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 19, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    I heard a new U2 song not long ago, I think it’s called “Invisible” or something; it has this ’80tees vibe and it reminded me of a Bon Jovi song I heard a few years ago!

    …then again I also heard a Bon Jovi song a while back that reminded me of U2! What’s happening here are Bon Jovi becoming U2 and U2 becoming Bon Jovi?

    GT…any thoughts?

  • 48 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 19, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    GT…who doesn’t like Giraffes? they are cute just like Penguins :D

  • 49 Graeme // Mar 19, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Beermonkey – she will smack his bottom and put him to bed with no supper!!!!

  • 50 GeordieTwo // Mar 19, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Graeme @47 can Mike SmallBerries get in on that mate? Especially that bottom smacking part? Let him know straight away. As for Ostrich eggs, yes I have had one when I was a young lad beermonkey mate. A funny taste to it. No, I definitely don’t like or trust ostriches. Jesper you’ve touched on an important topic there. U2, a lovely bunch of lads who’ve made some great music. Bono is almost as cool as giraffes are mate.

  • 51 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 19, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    GT…any thoughts about the book “Wuthering Heights”? or the Kate Bush song of the same name?

    …who is this Heatchiff fella? and what about Cathy? Has she really come home and is it as cold as she says it is?

  • 52 GeordieTwo // Mar 19, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    Now as Official Blog Hobbit I must insist we get organized on here. Harrumph! Are we discussing bottom smacking, ostriches, giraffes, or U2 on this footy blog? Let’s get that sorted shall we?

  • 53 GeordieTwo // Mar 19, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Wait! What are we talking about now jesper mate? Kate Bush? You mean the Running up that hill Kate Bush? Lovely voice. But still. Let’s get our discussion organized mates. I’m losing control on here and it doesn’t feel good as Official Blog Hobbit. Straighten up lads! Harrumph!

  • 54 Ibizatoon // Mar 19, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Well, that was odd.

    I refreshed the page and a whole new blog format came up. Then when I logged in, it went back to the old site.

    Anyway, as long as I’m permitted to log in and share my ramblings, all is good.

    So, what’s the topic? The FA being impressed with Pardews actions? They should see what he can do with his ‘ead !

    Oh right, Giraffes smacking the bottoms of ostriches whilst listening to U2 it is then.

  • 55 GeordieTwo // Mar 19, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    Has anybody quaked in their boots lately? I have a feeling Mike SmallBerries will be quaking in his boots this summer.

  • 56 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 19, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    I am sorry GT…My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives :(

    …didn’t seem to be any football related stuff to talk about and I swear if I hear anymore about Pardew’s punishment, Cabaye or Robbie Savage it will be too soon!

  • 57 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 19, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    …but Yes, that Kate Bush ;)

  • 58 // Mar 19, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Personalised IPhone Cover Only £9.99 (usually £19.99)

    Place the NUFC logo or image of your favorite player… Who would you pick?

  • 59 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 19, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Ibiza…I am sorry, but nothing happens on here these days and I thought while I was here I might as well contribute (mind you it is not football related, but less flights then I guess ;) ) lol

  • 60 Graeme // Mar 19, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Is there any place for Kate’s Bush on a footy blog though??

  • 61 Ibizatoon // Mar 19, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Graeme…If not here, where is there a place for dear Kate’s bush?

    NEOffers…Can I get one for Jesper? I’m looking for one of Pardew, in handcuffs, headbutting Robbie Savage with Cabaye sat on a bench in the background? Cheers.

    Jesper…No need to thank me, the pleasure is all mine.

  • 62 Ibizatoon // Mar 19, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Also, any chance you can start including how much discount we’re getting in a percentage format? It would give it more of a SD and thus Newcastle feel.

  • 63 Graeme // Mar 19, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Ibiza – I’m sure the kind hearted denizons of the blog would gladly look after Kates Bush. They are a kindly bunch in general!!

  • 64 Ibizatoon // Mar 19, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Jesper…How did you manage that? My computer just started playing Bon Jovi. I’m watching you buddy. Don’t let it happen again.

    Graeme…Indeed they are. A little odd perhaps, but that is surely a good trait in someone who is to look after Kate’s Bush?

    Come on someone, anything even slightly football related?

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