Pardew handed seven-match ban

Pardew punished
Pardew punished
So finally the FA have made a decision about Alan Pardew, and the final say is that our manager will serve a seven-game suspension.

It’s not as cut and dry as that though as the punishment has been split and three of those games are outright stadium bans with the other four being more standard touchline bans.

Pardew has also been fined Β£60,000 by the FA on top of the Β£100,000 fine handed out by the club in the wake of the event, which is a fair dent in the pocket for one of the lowest paid managers in the Premier League. According to estimated figures, his total fine will cost him roughly 65% of his basic annual wage. Different worlds and all that but it will still hurt.

The punishment means that Pardew will not be allowed inside the stadium for our trip to Fulham or our back-to-back home games against Crystal Palace and Everton whilst he will be able to watch on from the stands at Southampton and Stoke along with the home games against Manchester United and Swansea. Pardew will resume full duties for our trip to Arsenal on April 28th.

Hopefully that draws a line under the whole affair which was dangerously close to being blown out of all proportion, aided by mock shock from the media and pundits. It wasn’t the public execution some wanted and to be fair I think the punishment is about right.



Sorry things have been quiet in terms of articles, but I’ve already had my say on the matter and there is only so many time you can say that he was a silly boy. In fact aside from Loic Remy casting admiring glances towards clubs who have their eyes on bigger targets and the wheels falling off the Gus Bus down the road there hasn’t been a whole lot going on.

At least there is football again this weekend though…

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137 thoughts on “Pardew handed seven-match ban

  1. Off to the Mestalla next weekend for Valencia v Sevilla so that should be canny, accommodation booked just waiting for the feckers to put the bloody tickets on sale now πŸ™„

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  2. Colo wont go now he’ll see his contract out imo, To be fair to the club they have dealt with him well. Giving him ample time back in argentina when hes been knacked or his recent bereavement.

    I bet the guy kicks himself hourly for signing that contract, 6 months before his mrs fecked off home

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  3. CC…Aye maybe, the problem is if he stays will M’biwa then want away?
    If that were the case then looking at the long term picture I’d rather they let Colo go and kept M’biwa…maybe πŸ˜•

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  4. I wonder how Pardoom will watch the match on Saturday.
    Will Sky sort him out a feed for the match or will he have to esort to a dodgy download like the rest of us. πŸ˜‰
    I can recommend a link if he needs one. πŸ˜†

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  5. I dont think there would be any problem if Pardew had done the sensible thing when Colo was injured and paired Williamson/Yanga Mbiwa like he did against Chelsea and Spurs earlier in the season.

    Saylor and Williamson arent compatible, Neither as we saw against Everton and Hull are Colo and Mbiwa. It has to be one aggressive defender to attack the ball and win headers and one to drop off, intercept and play it. Pardew finally acknowledged this a few weeks back and hopefully that assures MYM that there will be plenty of game time next season. Espeically with Saylor and Colo being injured so often and his ability to play full back hes vital.

    If not then im sure the club would off Saylor first. Which would also be a shame in my opinion, Im enjoying having four experienced centre halves and four talented full backs, It must be what its like to support a normal football club… πŸ˜‰

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  6. Cc, nobody can play alongside Saylor mate.. he does his own thing way too often!

    Georgio πŸ˜‰ let’s leave the fosters out of it eh! :mrgreen:

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  7. Colo seemed to work well with him in that 12 game unbeaten start a couple of years back, If he hadnt inevitably injured himself again he may well have finally realised his potential

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  8. Fair enogh point but we were flying by the seat of our pants in most of those games defensively. 12 games over a long career doesn’t make me think he is a good team player. Saylor wants to be the man and his team play suffers as a result..

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  9. I’d like to see us get rid of Saylor in the summer personally. Bring in Boyata or Jamaal Lascelles – a younger, better CB and keep Colo next season as well which would give either of these 2 time to bed in, it would also give Good and Streete time to develop as well.

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  10. CC – I read an comment from Pardew after the Everton game where he said that he’s realised that Colo or MYM are best played left centre and Willo and Saylor best right centre.
    I think it’s obvious that his favoured pairing is Colo and Willo at the moment but where that’s not possible he’ll go with the other 2.

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  11. Aussie

    I do remember him smashing into O’Hara in the box at wolves and soemhow getting away with it during that run.

    He sadly never had the Colo/Woodgate style leader to boss him when he was younger which might have stopped the childish stupidity which undermines the good things he does

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  12. I see our piss poor and pathetic transfer policy has come back to bite us on the arse. Remy out for weeks and that will no doubt mean we struggle to score – hence we’ll not finish as high and will lose money.

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  13. Great news then and a real pity. Is Santon fit for right back or maybe MYM then? Pardew will probably revert to Shola for Remy. Is Hatem fit? If he is I’d play him instead πŸ™

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  14. Probably only Southampton will catch us. We have a 12 point lead over West Ham, Villa and Stoke. Surely we can finish 9th? Not that it really matters vs 8th as it is probably only a few million in the bosses pocket we’re talking about. We’ll see what next season will be like without Remy again now. Will we be able to score? We’re going to find out. And no Debuchy either. Thanks France.

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  15. Why does Pardew keep mentioning Mike Ashley? He’s thanked him today for sticking with him!

    Just thank the club, you don’t have to keep naming him as it’s making you look like a patsy and getting the fans against you.

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  16. Pardew knows it’s a freaking miracle he still has a job. Worst record against Sunderland in modern history, some of the worst games I’ve ever watched us play with decent players. The owner is hopeless as far as hiring is concerned. And yet we’re still 8th. Amazing. So many sad sack teams in the Prem now.

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  17. It’s not easy to see how we build a competitive club with our current owner. If several players leave which seems likely (Remy, Cisse, Obertan, Gosling, with Debuchy, Colo,and Shola as other possibilities) we would need at least 5 decent incoming including at least 2 decent strikers. This would cost a significant amount. Possibly as much as 40M. What are the chances Ashley would spend like that even after selling Cabaye and getting some money for Cisse and Debuchy (the rest are dross except Santon and Colo or can just leave)? Also what about Saylor? It’s a huge task now and I can’t see Pardew and Ashley being up to it. In fact it makes me laugh just thinking about it. A harsh painful laugh.

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  18. A clear sign of our owner turning over a new leaf would be if he had himself publicly flogged in Newcastle and then turned over the running of the club to a decent football man. Then give him decent transfer funds without strings attached. Since we are in the black now it could be done without ruining us financially. Will it happen? Will pigs fly to Miami for a vacation in the sun?

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  19. Been a tad busy last couple of days so I have missed all this Remy ,Debs injury stuff, what’s it all about then?

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  20. Both injured playing for France Kimtoon lass. Looks like both are out for 3 or 4 games. Not great timing but possibly we’ll see Cisse given his last run of games to save himself with us? Hard to say what Pards will do.

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  21. Bloody hell G2 meaningless friendly and two of our best crocked πŸ‘Ώ . Oh well we’ll see what life without Remy’s goals next season will be like πŸ™„ . Just hope Cisse really takes he chance to prove a point now like.

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  22. G2 ,should see me Dad today, he looks like Don Corleone his jaw on both sides so swollen and he’s black and blue too 😯 Note to self ,never have 7 teeth out in one hit. πŸ™

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  23. Sounds very bad for your dad at his age Kimtoon. Hope he recovers well. As for the mess at the club situation normal all f****d up as usual. Fulham must be hoping for 3 points from us given the way things have turned out.

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  24. It’s a shame both are out as the Fulham and Palace games were definitely winnable with Remy and Debs starting ,not so sure about Everton but all 3 look iffy suddenly now πŸ™

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  25. G2 , We seemed plagued by bad luck ,I’ve never known a club like it tbh, didn’t Gullit once say he thought the club was cursed and wanted it an exorcism or something πŸ˜† he may have had a point like.

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  26. G2 ,I walked in took one look at him and started humming the godfather theme, bless him he did raise a crooked smile. πŸ˜†

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  27. Good effort Kimtoon! πŸ˜† As for bad luck I think we make some of our own bad luck with an owner like Ashley. Remy does seem a little fragile. He’s had quite a few injuries over the last few seasons. The next few games will be even more of a test for us now. I’m not sure how we’ll make out.

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  28. I thought Pardew had said Cisse must prove himself from now to the end of the season TLR mate? How can he do that without playing? Now is the time I would think. Two weak teams ahead. Cisse must play and play well or he’s done with us.

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  29. I hope Pardew goes with MYM at RB personally. When Santon has played at RB I’ve never been that impressed to be honest.
    I think he also has to go with Cisse if Remy is out really. Games against Fulham and Palace – if Cisse can’t put in a decent performance against those teams then (for me) he HAS to be replaced in the summer.

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  30. I know people see free transfers as a lack of ambition by the club, but I was looking earlier and if we were to get Kasper Schmeichel, Aaron Hunt, Tom Ince and Gomis – replacing them for Elliott, Gosling, Obertan and Shola – that would certainly improve our squad IMO

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  31. Those players would be an improvement Sharpy mate. I just wish we knew who will decide who comes in? We’re in a sorry state now with a manager who can’t even come to the ground for games and an owner who doesn’t dare come to the ground for games. It tells you something about the state of the club mate. πŸ˜₯

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  32. I think the old diamond formation against Fulham is our best option then:

    —————- Krul —————–
    Mapou – Willo – Colo – Dummett
    ————— Tiote ————-
    — Sissoko ———- Anita —
    ————- De Jong ————
    —— Cisse ——- Goof ——–

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  33. That might be it Sharpy. We don’t have many other choices unless Pards decides to give Benny or Sammy a start.

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  34. So just to summarize. We stand on the threshold of more great things with Ashley. A potential 10th place finish next season in the league, we may win up to 2 games in the domestic cups combined, we may buy up to 2 moderately expensive players and bring in 2 or 3 free transfers and we may be discussing exactly the same things at this time next year. Beautiful.

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  35. Is it possible Ashley will find true happiness with his new dominatrix? It seems she has a ferocious whip hand and loves it when Mike’s been naughty. It sounds very promising anyway.

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  36. Let’s look at some key points at our club as it stands now:
    1. The owner is a pinhead. Anybody who would hire Joe Kinnear as DoF is clearly off his rocker.
    2. The manager will do anything he is told by the owner and will make up any bollocks necessary to cover for him.
    3. Clearly several of our players and Remy want out. As several of these are our best players this season (Remy, Colo, Debuchy) this does not bode well. and
    4. Did I mention the owner is a pinhead? It’s worth repeating.

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  37. A lot of you on here are finally asking the crucial questions. Where does Mike buy his thongs and gimp mask? If his berries are so small why are his thongs so tight? Does the dominatrix go to her left hand on the whip often enough? We need answers. Harrumph.

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  38. Geordie – my glass is half full mate. I think we could be in a lot worse position when you look at other clubs.
    We’ll finish 8th or 9th depending on how this run of 7 games goes (Pardews ban) – but I’m certain the teams below Saints aren’t gonna catch us.
    To improve beyond that – ie the top 5 spots and European footy would cost us an absolute fortune, and we simply couldn’t sustain the level of spending to compete with the likes of Man Utd, Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal, Lpool and Spurs.
    We need to compete better in the Cups mate, I absolutely agree with that, but to be disheartened with a top 8 or 9 finish in one of the hardest most competitive leagues in Europe is maybe expecting too much mate.

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  39. Well I’m just not satisfied with 8th or 9th Sharpy mate. I want more. I want parades and trophies. I want delirious happiness on Tyneside. I want at least 2 exciting signings we can brag about, a first rate striker, and a first rate ACM. I want at least 1 domestic cup run. Greedy? Yes. Ambitious? Yes. But there you have it. Harrumph. πŸ˜€

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  40. Sharp. I guess that I am a lot older than you and league position means absolutely nothing to me.
    What I want every July is for us to win the league. Experience has told me to forget that and challenge for fourth spot is my second target but again transfer policy indicates that is not likely either. So what can I realistically hope for. Entertainment and excitement. Do I get that? No is the answer. I get to watch horrible football. The best times for me supporting NFUC was the keegan and Robson days. Third on the list is when Ardilles was in charge. We were useless heading towards the third tier of English football but it was exciting. 5 – 5 draws four threes, three twos usually we lost but least it was exciting
    People say if we overspend we would end up like Leeds. What is wrong with being in the Championship? A lot of years supporting NUFC have been in the second tier. I still woke up in the morning had my family friends and life went on. Tell me please what is the difference between watching horrible football in the premier league and watching horrible football in the championship

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  41. Just as an aside did I mention I’m reading The 100 year old man who climbed out the window and Disappeared. Very funny in a strange Swedish sort of way.

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  42. Also I went to a very nice Irish and Scotch whisky tasting last night. Very enjoyable. Last year’s get together was better however.

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  43. G2 , Ah Whiskey yum ,was always my tipple mate ,these day I don’t partake as gotta keep a clear head in case Lew throws a bad fit like . doesn’t do to turn up at A&E in an emergency situation reeking of scotch πŸ™ White wine spritzers nowadays occasionally but I do miss the odd scotch like. What ones did you taste yesterday then?.

    Re ,Jabba and the coming window, I’m only expecting a couple in and I see we been linked to Stokes Shawcross today, apparently Pards rates the lad but they reckon Β£10m to get him πŸ™„

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  44. Geordie – guess what … every group of fans want that 😯
    Even the Arsenal fans who have seen their team finish in the top 4 for the last 14 seasons or something like that – but have also seen their side win precisely fuck all in the last 9 season!.
    What you want and what can and will be achieved are 2 very different things!.
    Man City wanted 4 trophies this season – there last 3 games have been cup games – they won one and have been knocked out of the other 2. City are one of the richest clubs in the world, with one of the strongest squads in Europe – and were beaten by Wigan!. What you want and what actually happens are 2 very different things mate.

    We don’t have the financial clout of City or Arsenal – both will probably spend 50-100m in the summer on transfers – we won’t!.

    TLR – I’m 35 mate, so I’ve seen both good and bad at the club. I totally agree with you – I’d love to see the KK or SBR style of footy back – that is something that we could realistically hope for, but not under Pardew I think.
    But to say Leeds – no thanks mate!. They are a Championship side in turmoil!, and if you think they play good football then you’re watching different games to the mates I have who go and watch them every home game!.
    Why not an Everton though?. They have sustained a good league position for the last 6 or 7 seasons. They’ve made decent enough signings and had canny cup runs and they are now building on that stability with their new manager and playing some very decent football.
    You can’t tell me that is worse than Leeds?! – well you can but I’d disagree! πŸ˜†

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  45. Sharp
    I am 55.
    I think we agree on the problems but look from different angles. One more question though. What chance have Leeds got of finishing in the top four of the premier league in the next five seasons

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  46. Geordie – I posted 4 free transfers that you acknowledge would improve our squad – but if we signed them in the summer and nobody else there would be uproar – again!
    Total lack of ambition – yet again no money spent! – despite the fact that we have improved our squad.
    Because we have too many fans who are bothered about the amount spent and big name signings than whether or not we are improving on what we have.
    To use Everton as an example again, they have won the same number of games as us (13) and score only 1 more goal than us so far (NUFC 37 EFC 38) but they have drawn 5 more games than us (NUFC 4 EFC 9) and conceded 12 fewer goals (NUFC 39 EFC 27). Which suggests that Evertons success this season is built on a solid defence. Certainly alot of their attacks are through the fullbacks Coleman and Baines.
    But, if NUFC had signed Tim Howard (Β£3m), Phil Jagielka (Β£4m), Seamus Coleman (60k), Sylvain Distin (Β£5m), Leighton Baines (Β£6m) – at the time that Everton signed them, then the club would have shown no ambition!.
    Howard – a Man Utd reject
    Jagielka – a championship defender
    Distin – was shite at Pompey, what we buying him for and for Β£5m?!
    Baines – 6m on a Wigan LB?!
    Coleman – wow 60k on an Irish unknown

    None of those players would have been good enough for alot of our fans – yet all 5 have been consistently strong performers for a number of seasons now.

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  47. Toby – I’m not sure I rate Leeds chances of making the top 4 of the Championship in the next 5 seasons to be honest with you mate. My mates certainly aren’t holding their breath. But when I speak to them about the troubles of both clubs I’m sure it comes as no surprise that they would rather be in our shoes!.
    Having seen what’s happened to the Bham owner, they are shiting themselves about this Italian who’s coming in. I’m told that playing Man City, Chelsea, Man U etc is far better than watching Plymouth or Doncaster. And every season it’s harder to get out of that league!.
    We sell Carroll for Β£35m and Cabaye for Β£20m – they HAD to sell Becchio and Snodgrass for around Β£2m each because as a club they are skint thanks to reckless ownership in the past.

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  48. Sharpy
    Leeds haven’t got a snowballs chance in hell of finishing in the top four of the premier league. Unfortunately we have the same chance. So we are no better

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  49. It is success or failure. There us no middle ground unless the team provides excitement and entertainment

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  50. Kim – likewise, and City went on to sign him I believe. But when Everton signed him for Β£5m he’d have been about 31-32 yrs old there would have people saying he was too old or not good enough.

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  51. Toby – of course we are better!. We just aren’t top 4. I really don’t understand your logic and to be honest it’s a common one nowadays which is why there are more kids walking round where I live wearing Chelsea or Man City tops rather than Newcastle or Sunderland tops!.
    It’s sad really!.

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  52. Sharpy… some people are never happy mate… you need to take this into consideration when debating football matters on this site.. If we were top four, people would be complaining that if we had a better manger we would be top 2 πŸ˜• and so on and so forth.. Everyone wants ambition and progress and there is nothing wrong with that at all, but along the way sometimes some fans needs to actually take a moment to remember to enjoy the actual game of football. Some fans seem so wrapped up in all the off field shit that they can’t see past it.. πŸ˜•

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  53. Aussie – you’re spot on mate – except for the bit where you said everyone wants progress. I would assume that too, however it appears that Toby would rather us be a top 4 Championship side rather than 5th in the PL. We could debate a lifetime away and I’d still never understand that mate

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  54. “remember to enjoy the actual game of football” – that’s the problem Aussie. Was at the Villa game and I almost fell asleep. Me! At a Toon game! What Toby says is true to an extent, I’ve really enjoyed games in the championship and it was exciting when Ardilles brought in all those geordie kids. It’s fine finishing 8th or 9th but if the footballs crap and the crowd’s in bored silence it’s not fun. Midtable souless United πŸ˜₯

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  55. Georgio – I agree the football could and should be a lot better. I personally blame Ashley for that though. I know Pardew is the manager but he hasn’t been backed with player recruitment. If he had been able to sign players like – Remy, PEA, Belhanda and others we have been linked with/bid for but not managed to sign then the football may be considerably different

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  56. Ifs and buts Sharpy. I like your optimism though. Add to that just Grenier and Cabella from a month or so ago. I’d ask though what would Pardew do with players like that. He’s finally managed to piss off HBA and Marv. Beware his signings if he gets what he wants πŸ‘Ώ

    The bloke says he likes open attacking football. The evidence over 3 years now is that he doesn’t. He was a bog standard midfield grafter with zero talent. That seems to be what he likes.

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  57. Georgio – I hear ya mate and it’s difficult to argue with, though I personally think Benny and Marv maybe overrated to be honest. If they are as good as some think then I have to wonder why there have been NO clubs in for them when they are so clearly unsettled with us.

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