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Independent Commission Changed Pardew Punishment After Hearing

12:09 pm, Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

The independent regulatory commission that looked into Alan Pardew’s improper conduct case for head-butting Hull City player David Meyler, has said today it could have been worse, but after the hearing they changed their punishment of Pardew from what was going to be a five game stadium ban.

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Alan Pardew – punishment could have been more severe

Alan Pardew was given a three-match stadium ban followed by a four game touchline ban, plus a £60,000 fine.

The independent commission has issued this statement on their final judgement today:

“In considering the sanction to be imposed, the commission considered initially a five-match stadium ban and a higher fine.”  

“But, based on the mitigation presented together with the action taken by both the club and Mr Pardew, the regulatory commission came to the conclusion that the appropriate sanction set out below was fair, reasonable and proportionate.”

“And thus ordered as follows: Mr Pardew be warned as to his future conduct; be suspended immediately until such time as Newcastle United FC has completed seven first team matches.”

“The first three matches imposed are a stadium ban with the remaining four a touchline ban from first team fixtures; Mr Pardew is fined the sum of £60,000.”

Pardew had legal counsel for the hearing and Club Secretary Lee Charnley and Richard Bevan, CEO of the League Managers’ Association, supported the Newcastle manager at the hearing.

Pardew also told the commission that he was going to enroll on an executive leadership and management program with the LMA in an effort to curb his madness on the touchline – we hope that works.

Of course a stadium ban is much more severe than a touchline ban.

With a touchline ban Alan can see the game from the stands, and can phone down instructions to John Carver, and he can also be in the dressing room before the game, at half time and after the game.

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.

This survey is for anyone who has been part of a construction project (past or present) that used some form of waste management on the project. See if you can help him with they survey here.

Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Premier League · Suspensions


12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 eric // Mar 19, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    The sweet FA, ran by load of gin soaked coffin dodgers.

  • 2 roy // Mar 19, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    52 years and he hasn’t got the sense he was born with how and why Ashley hasn’t moved this management disaster on is plain crazy.

  • 3 viv // Mar 19, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    Mike Ashley should give pardew a permanent stadium ban.

  • 4 Mister Tuff // Mar 19, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    The Sky Story stating that Percys’ ban has been reduced to a three match stadium ban -seems to have disappeared.

  • 5 dufuss // Mar 19, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    does he contribute anything when he is there?

  • 6 croftus5678 // Mar 19, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    so what happens with joe heart now ? carbon copy of pards !

    my guess is nothing ^^ fairness and equality and all that lol.

  • 7 mag // Mar 19, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    Surely he has to go at the end of the season?

  • 8 dufuss // Mar 19, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    hey he is our no1 keeper
    ever since that puffy advert for shampoo 20 match ban required

  • 9 billy // Mar 19, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    As long as ash keeps pardew in charge then we won’t achieve anything the man is a thug who doesn’t have the respect of anyone.

  • 10 bob // Mar 19, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Pards has to go before he completely ruins the clubs reputation.

  • 11 puretoon // Mar 19, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    Ashley and Pardew go together-they’re together in the whole rotten thing, so Ashley will never get rid of Pardew no matter what Pardew does and unfortunately Pardew knows that. The only way Pardew will leave is when his long term contract’s up and even that’s not nailed on either.

    Those two are a serious germ in this club and it looks like we’re stuck with them-unless you chuck going to the match and make Ashley leave through finances

  • 12 pxatkins // Mar 20, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Get a grip. He’s the first manager to oversee a full season without us being on the tabloid front pages for non- footy nonsense since Sir Bobby. Just the one, but hey. Unlike the makem penchant for hiring managers with an uncanny resemblance to chimps, he’s not a bad looking lad and presents well. Stability is the key to success, not money, though it helps. Keegan spent truckloads and won nothing. Careful what you wish for … Joe is still loitering somewhere …

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