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FA Unhappy That Pardew Punishment Is So Lenient

There was a report in the Mirror last night that the FA are considering appealing the punishment that was given out yesterday to Alan Pardew for his head butt on Hull City player Davide Meyler – a seven game ban – the first three games of which are a stadium ban, and the last four are a touchline ban – plus a £60,000 fine.

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Alan Pardew – reports FA think punishment is too lenient

Most reports of the ban indicated it was fairly severe, but there are reports the FA are surprised and disappointed it was so lenient, and may make an appeal to the very commission they appointed to give Alan Pardew the punishment they thought he deserved.

Go figure.

There is also news that mixing a stadium ban, where Alan is apparently not allowed to have any input whatsoever while the game is being played, and a touchline ban was a surprise to the FA.

The FA are waiting until they get the full report from the three-man commission, which will more fully explain the reasons they thought the seven match ban plus a 60,000 fine was appropriate.

A seven match ban is hardly lenient, and we think this could be an attempt by some in the media to keep this thing going – maybe it’s selling some papers for them.

But we don;t think this is too lenient – and as we mentioned yesterday, this will cost Newcastle some points in the run-in to the season, and we’ve shot ourselves in the foot once again.

Comments welcome.

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13 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 12, 2014 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #1

    Was it not the FA that handed it out ?
    Did you see my previous post.

  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 12, 2014 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #2

    This is getting bloody boring now for crying out loud

  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 12, 2014 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #3

    How about until the end of the season the fans choose the starting lineup, tactics and formation.

    Sod it lets do it every season

  • MrMojoRisin76

    Mar 12, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #4

    It’s hardly a surprise the media are going after us when Jabba treats journo’s like sh1te.We are reaping what he has sown.Reason No 137 why he is a monumental cnut.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 12, 2014 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #5

    Jim Morrison,
    Here here, I just wish they would go after his beloved tatty sports shop and his zero hours instead of targeting us.

  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 12, 2014 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #6

    Keep going round circles I hope ed doesn’t mention remy again today he’s not going to sign, well it could be worse he hasn’t mentioned gomis for a while.

  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 12, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #7


  • Sliema

    Mar 12, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #8


    Cause then we’d have Ben Arfa playing every week, and we’d be telling Tiote to shoot every time he has a yard of space free.

    Why do we encourage him from the stands?!
    He can’t shoot! Okay, he should have one thins season but got robbed… Still, he’s fluffed so many of them attempts!

  • thevirus

    Mar 12, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #9

    It’s just the journalists trying to get some more time with the story , after all the fa appointed these people to do the job so can hardly be upset with the result

  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 12, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #10

    How’s Ben arfa suppose to learn from mistakes if he’s not playing, the talent is there just needs a better coach, I wonder if somebody like the Everton manager was here imagine what he could do with Ben arfa on the pitch.

  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 12, 2014 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #11

    No wonder we are a joke when you have got paddy from emmerdale as Ashley and marlon as pardew at the club.

  • BeeGuy

    Mar 12, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #12

    Sounds like double jeopardy to me, if the FA tries to pile on the punishment.

    This event shows a difference in the USA & GB. Here AP would be seen as “standing his ground”, there he is the fall guy for responding to aggression..

  • lesh

    Mar 12, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #13

    Need not be pointed out I’m sure but the Chron and the Journal are each owned by Trinity Mirror, aka Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and The People. The first two banned from SJP.



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