St James' Park, Newcastle

Next Game

Newcastle v West Ham

Sunday, 24 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Loftus Road Stadium

Last Game

QPR 2 - 1 Newcastle

Saturday, 16 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Seven-game ban for Pardew

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been handed a seven-match suspension and a £60,000 fine for headbutting Hull City's David Meyler.

Last Updated: 11/03/14 at 23:15 Post Comment

Alan Pardew: Newcastle boss punished for headbutting Hull City's David Meyle

Alan Pardew: Newcastle boss punished for headbutting Hull City's David Meyle

The sanction - the heaviest imposed on a Premier League manager - was imposed by an independent regulatory commission after Pardew admitted a Football Association misconduct charge.

Pardew was also warned as to his future conduct after the incident during Newcastle's 4-1 win at Hull City on March 1.

The 52-year-old headbutted Meyler on the touchline when the midfielder tried to retrieve the ball from the Newcastle technical area.

A statement from the FA read: "Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew will serve a seven-match suspension with immediate effect, subject to any appeal, after he admitted an FA misconduct charge.

"An independent regulatory commission today ruled the first three matches imposed are a stadium ban with the remaining four a touchline ban."

Newcastle, who have already fined Pardew £100,000 and issued their manager with a formal warning, said they have accepted the decision and now wish to draw a line under the matter.

Pardew told the club's official website: "As I have made clear, I deeply regret the incident and again wholeheartedly apologise to all parties for my conduct, which I understand was not acceptable.

"I will accept the punishment handed down by the FA today.

"My focus now turns to preparing the team for this weekend's game against Fulham and finishing the season as strongly as possible."

Pardew will be suspended for matches against Fulham, Crystal Palace, Everton, Southampton, Manchester United, Stoke, and Swansea - but will be back for the last three games of the season.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think Finnegans Wake would have been a better reference point than Ulysses. Far more rambling and incomprehensible.

debra2927
Football People On TV: Garth Crooks

I

f I recall correctly, Degsy predicted a 100/1 shot correctly the week after his 150/1 Blackpool 4 - 3 Bolton call. I stuck a fiver on it as an idle bet. Paid for a stag do in Munich. Heady days...

baldini
Backing Hull To Beat United 2-1...

R

odgers prefers Joe Allen to Lucas? If this is true then I'm setting aside a fortnight to finally learn the rules of American Football and I'll give up on real football.

godzilla
The Jammy Gossip

Footer 365

QPR's Rio Ferdinand is astounded by reaction to his wife's death

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has been astounded by the levels of support he received following the death of his wife.

Raheem Sterling would interest Manchester City – Sky sources

Manchester City would be interested in signing Raheem Sterling if he were to become available, according to Sky sources.

Alan Pardew not sure Crystal Palace can match fine season in 2015-16

Alan Pardew says it is going to be difficult to repeat Crystal Palace's sensational second half of the season when the 2015-16 campaign starts.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company