Will Alan Pardew’s touchline ban affect the next two games?

Two match ban for Pardew
Alan Pardew’s two match touchline ban comes into force on Monday night when Newcastle United face Everton and Goodison Park. His ban will also see him miss Chris Hughton’s return to St James’ Park.

As any manager knows, sitting in the stands watching your team’s progress can be one of the hardest things to be punished with. You are only able to prep your team before they go out on the pitch and then only be able to offer instructions during the half-time interval.

Alan Pardew is a very vocal manager, always seen in his technical area issuing instructions to his players. Never without a pen and a paper, he makes a note of tactics and how the players perform during the match. Without Pardew there for the next two games, it does raise the issue of whether the team will operate differently without the silver fox at the helm?

The team could miss his vocal presence and guidance when the game plan doesn’t seem to be working. However assistant manager, John Carver is more than capable of issuing instructions on Pardew’s behalf.

Along with Carver being able to guide the team, I expect Pardew to have some form of communication with the bench so that he will be able to make any changes to the team if necessary.



It shouldn’t affect the team too much at all as he will no doubt make his tactical plans to the team clear during the training sessions leading up to both the Everton and Norwich City matches.

What do you think? Will it have a negative effect on our performances? Will it be no different in his absence? Could the team play even better knowing they haven’t got the pressure of a manager breathing down their necks all game?

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73 thoughts on “Will Alan Pardew’s touchline ban affect the next two games?

  1. I really don’t think it will make much difference to the team, as they should know what they’re doing, and should be able to adapt if it isn’t going to plan.
    And sure Pards will still have Carver to issue instructions providing they can get walkie talkies that work.

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  2. Am I right in thinking he can still be in the dressing room before/HT/end of the game?

    I don’t expect it will make too much difference at all to be honest. Carver and Stone will know whats going on and the players are used to each other. I can’t see it having any bearing on the game at all.

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  3. I see our wonderful youth team players are losing to the Mackems. These players and our reserve team players are supposed to be the reason we didn’t strengthen this summer! Well the reserves got beat last night too!

    Oh dear.

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  4. It depends. Everton are a team capable of fluid changing of tactics so I do worry for us a bit, particularly as we’re going to be without the captain as well. Would like to see Staylor given the captaincy but Jonas/.Harper also make sense.

    Don’t think it will make too much difference for Norwich.

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  5. Stuart
    The u21 lost to Southampton last night 1-0. Soton has one of the most famous youth development systems in the world, they probably have more superstars in the making in that team and will be managed brilliantly, to lose only 1-0 I think is pretty good. On the reserves losing to the mackems I havent really followed themk as much so far this season.
    On the article
    Think the team will be okay so far as Pardew has given Carver the right instructions on how to play the team, but I’m sure Carver knows just as well as Pardew with regards to the players.

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  6. I’m actually suprised that Soton hasnt done what Barca has done and create a Soton B team to play Championship/league1/2. Would be good for the national team aswell with these junior superstars getting practice against tough sides.

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  7. Cisse suddenly becoming available killed the Maiga deal me thinks… Noln should have seen red for that kick on Snodgrass.. not that I really care 🙂 🙂

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  8. Well the battle of the masters of tactics ended up nil all….I am glad neither are in charge of us now…

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  9. Axel yeah I like the sat 3pm kick off 😕 I think its just a day and time that is seeded in the brain 😉

    Aussie @ 17 😯 your glad Sir Chris isn’t in charge, some would have you hung for that 😆

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  10. Afternoon all > I don’t think Pards being in the stands will cause too many problems ,I’d be a bit more concerned if we were playing the Scum like as we’d want his passion on the line then. Wish we was playing today as it’s lewis birthday and a win would be nice. 😉

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  11. Ice & Dave 😆 ,He’s had lots of nice pressies so far .Just gone out with Hazel and his Dad for a bit so thought I would pop on see what’s going on. 😉

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  12. DAVE had a real abusive e-mail today from your friend,for what reason i dont know i never go on his site and havent been on here much lately 👿

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  13. (THIS IS A GOVERNMENT HEALTH WARNING. THIS POSTER IS LIABLE TO DISAGREE WITH YOUR POINT OF VIEW. ONLY ENGAGE IF YOU AREN’T SENSITIVE AND  DON’T TAKE HISSY FITS)

    Draw between the scum & Liverpool will do me!

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  14. Ice I won’t need one now because I told her this is the last time, any more and she’ll sort it out herself, because this has worked out as a very dear car for us 😈

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  15. He’s got his radio so we should be Oak, however decisions and tacticql rhoughts will be slightly delayed, meaning there is a small chance that we could gt undone by Moyes making regular subtle changes. Another thing that worries me is the chinese whispers effect. I’m sure they will work hard to avoid that, but say Pards see’s Obertan on the wing and wants to give him directions, by the time he has radio’s down to Stone etc Obrtan has switched wings. As a result a 3rd party player is asked to pass the message on. The directions get misunderstood or a key word gets changed and suddenly we are not doing what he wants. With away games as well, I’d expect the home fans within earshot of Pards to be very loud, meaning he cant hear Stone and Stone cant hear him….

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  16. It’ll make little difference ……unless an Aussie sticks his oar in and misinterprets everything……quite possible, he’s a bit dim 😉

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  17. Or if Tino butts in to a conversation playing the ‘knowledgable’ punter, when in truth he has no idea at all 🙂 🙂

    Morning Troy 🙂

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  18. Oh dear, I thought the dimwitted Aussie was a stereotype…..obviously not!
    On the last thread only you appeared to claim more knowledge than facts indicated, trying to twist comments. You made yourself look a bit daft then ….but hey, carry on 😉

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  19. (THIS IS A GOVERNMENT HEALTH WARNING. THIS POSTER IS LIABLE TO DISAGREE WITH YOUR POINT OF VIEW. ONLY ENGAGE IF YOU AREN’T SENSITIVE AND  DON’T TAKE HISSY FITS)

    Morning Aussie

    You read my disclaimer lately fella. You know you are liable to a hissy fit if I goad you. 😉

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  20. I don’t see why it would make much difference. I’m sure they’ve worked out some means of communication. And being in the stands might give him a new perspective.

    And speaking of new perspectives, looks like we have a new persona (aka dickhead) to the blog. Heroic Tino looks like an anagram if ever I saw one. I wonder which tit is hiding behind this one. Oh well, yet another person to ignore.

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  21. Wow, did you work out it was an anagram all on your own or did the fact that I indicated it was help you…so hardly hiding is it? 🙄
    I was mucking around with Aussie and he was the only one I engaged, if he’s pissed off then fair enough.feel free to ignore my comments, I’m sure I’ll still manage to sleep at night 😉

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  22. I knew it was some fecker that was a regular, the wording and responses we familiar…… brain dead… 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  23. Aussie it is the same with that walter something and the toon manifesto that left 2 replys early sat morning I know it’s someone AKA that is on here . Actually he writes a bit like a librarian 😆

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  24. Yep, there are some sneaky feckers that like hiding behind different user names.. not really my thing tho… you did well not to bite I must say..

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  25. Richie @ 61. I only ignore people who are personas. Happy to deal with real people.

    Dave @ 69. Wasn’t me, mate. I don’t do that sort of thing.

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