The KC Stadium

Next Game

Hull City v Newcastle

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 12:45

Barclays Prem

St James' Park, Newcastle

Last Game

Newcastle 1 - 2 So'ton

Saturday, 17 January 2015, 17:30

Barclays Prem

Pardew accepts FA punishment

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has confirmed he will not be appealing the seven-match ban handed down to him by the FA, and has sought additional help.

Last Updated: 13/03/14 at 22:33 Post Comment

Pardew was seen to headbutt Hull midfielder David Meyler as his side beat them 4-1 on 1st March.

He was immediately sent to the stands and handed a £100,000 fine from Newcastle chairman Mike Ashley.

After the FA charged Pardew with improper conduct two days later, he requested a personal hearing and was handed a three-match stadium ban and a further four-match touchline ban.

Speaking on Thursday for the first time since receiving his seven-match ban from the FA, he said: "It was an independent panel and it was a decision that I was going to accept. I had no intention to appeal the decision, whatever it was.

"I should never have walked forward and got involved in that situation when [Meyler] pushed me."

The punishment sees Pardew, 52, become the first Premier League manager to be handed a full stadium ban.

He was also obliged to pay a further £60,000 in fines to the FA, in addition to the ban, which he also accepted.

"Men make mistakes - my mistake was in front of millions of people, and you have to pay a price," he said.

"It was a hefty price to pay. Mike acted swiftly, and I accepted that and we go forward."

Pardew revealed he has since spoken to both the Newcastle board and the League Managers' Association over his behavioural issues.

"I've had something like 678 games and only had one touchline ban before this one, but that doesn't mean to say what I did has any justification.

"I've spoken to the LMA about maybe some management consultant issues that I could look at that might help.

"What I must do coming out of this situation is become a better manager."

Pardew has repeatedly offered his apologies to Hull boss Steve Bruce, who has been nominated for Manager of the Month for February, to Meyler and all others affected by the incident, and continues to do so following the decision.

"I just want to reiterate my apologies, to David and Steve (Bruce) in particular, to fans up and down country, but particularly my own at Newcastle who have been terrific," he said.

"Also the club and Mike (Ashley, Newcastle owner) for supporting me over a situation I should never have got involved in and was stupid.

"I sent a letter to Steve to say there was no animosity on my side towards David, and to say sorry basically for the incident that happened. I deeply regret it."

Pardew has a history of altercations on the sidelines; whilst at West Ham United he clashed with Arsenal manager Arséne Wenger twice in 2006, including an incident in which Wenger claimed he was 'provoked' into shoving Pardew.

On the opening day of the 2012 season, Pardew pushed an official as Newcastle took on Spurs when he disagreed with a decision.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

ne of the conclusions from this list is that Man City should never buy a striker in January - good luck Wilfried Bony....

Savinator
F365's Top Ten Worst January Panic Buys

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Chelsea's Diego Costa was lucky to avoid a red card

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes Chelsea's Diego Costa was lucky to stay on the field in the Capital One Cup semi-final.

Capital One Cup: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists Diego Costa does not deserve retrospective action after Emre Can stamp

Jose Mourinho thinks Chelsea's Diego Costa should be left alone to play football after a controversial outing on Tuesday.

Capital One Cup: Chelsea reach final as Branislav Ivanovic's goal sinks Liverpool

Branislav Ivanovic's extra-time goal gave Chelsea a 2-1 aggregate win over Liverpool and a place in the Capital One Cup final.

Mail Box

The Problem With FA Cup Shocks...

...is that the draw for the next round is pretty shocking. Blackburn v Stoke, anybody? We also have mails on LVG and ManUnited, who drew plenty under Fergie...

You're Man Utd, For Crying Out Loud!

Defending a 0-0 draw with Cambridge on the grounds that other teams lost to lower-league opposition is not befitting of Man United. We're inclined to agree with Mailboxers...

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