In looking at the report from the FA commission that looked into Alan Pardew’s improper conduct charge – after he had headbutted Hull City player Davide Meyler imposed a sizable ban because the incident was seen by millions and millions of TV viewers around the world and after all Alan Pardew is a very experienced manager at a high-profile and well respected club.
David Meyler and Alan Pardew confront each other
This is more of what the commission said yesterday:
“Bluntly, Mr Pardew had little option but to admit the charge and to apologize accordingly. Mr Pardew is a high-profile and very experienced manager at a high-profile and well-respected club in a high-profile league and where matches are watched worldwide.”
“This is, on any view, a serious incident which has to be sanctioned accordingly, but at the same time proportionately.”
And it was revealed that the club’s professional and rapid response to Pardew’s stupidity, on the night of the incident, also reduced the severity of his punishment.
Newcastle United issued a stern statement that gave Pardew a formal warning, warned him as to his future conduct, and fined him £100,000, and seemed to be well received by the three-man commission.
The manager’s own response, where he immediately admitted he had been stupid, had apologized to everybody concerned, and had sent a letter of apology to Hull City Manager Steve Bruce, also helped the Newcastle manager.
As long as it doesn’t happen again we think Pardew will be OK from now on …….. maybe.
For the record Alan has been a manager since late 1999, and he’s managed at Reading, West Ham, Charlton, Southampton and Newcastle.
The Londoner has managed for a total of 676 games – 153 at Newcastle – with an overall win percentage of 42.75 – 38.56 at Newcastle.
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