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Palace boss Pardew takes no pleasure in overtaking Newcastle

Alan Pardew is focused on Palace. Credit: PA

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew says he takes no satisfaction from seeing his new club overtake former employers Newcastle in the league.

Pardew has taken the Eagles from the relegation zone to now being one place above Newcastle.

I think my record at Newcastle speaks for itself.

I was manager of the year there just three or four years ago so I don't need to talk about that.

It gives me no satisfaction, and I mean that with all of my heart, that we are above them.

I can understand why some of the media would think that because of the way I left the football club, but the fact is the results we have had here have been terrific and I am really pleased with the progress the club is making.

That's what your focus is as a manager. You don't look back.

– Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew gives thumbs up to winter 2022 World Cup

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew claims a winter World Cup in Qatar in 2022 will help England's chances and that the world of football must just deal with any disruption the change in dates will cause.

Pardew has given the winter World Cup a big thumbs up. Credit: PA

The final decision on the dates will be made by FIFA on March 20, and Pardew said playing in Qatar in the summer would not have been right.

England certainly wouldn't benefit from a World Cup in the summer in Qatar - for our fans or for our players.

Qatar have won the process and we all have to understand in football that year could well be a winter World Cup. We have to deal with it and I'm sure we can.

We have to organise our winter leagues and programmes around it accordingly. Can it be a success? Absolutely, why not? Most World Cups are a success.

– Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew


Newcastle United manager Pardew also fined £60,000

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew was also fined £60,000 and warned as to his future conduct. The Football Association said an Independent Regulatory Commission ruled the first three-matches imposed are a stadium ban with the remaining four a touchline ban.

Newcastle United's manager Alan Pardew confronting Hull City's David Meyler (left). Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The ban comes after he was involved in an incident in which he appeared to headbutt a Hull City player in the 72nd minute of a fixture on March 1.

Newcastle's Alan Pardew banned for seven matches

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.

Newcastle United's manager Alan Pardew confronts Hull City's David Meyler (left). Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Archive/Press Association Images
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Shepherd: Headbutt shame will follow Pardew for life

Freddy Shepherd has told ITV News Tyne Tees that the controversy surrounding Alan Pardew's headbutt of Hull's David Meyler will follow him for the rest of his life.

Speaking about the incident, the former Newcastle United owner said: "He has got that for the rest of his life. That will be on his back for the rest of his life."

In the interview, Freddy Shepherd also made it clear that he does not want to see Alan Pardew lose his job.


Football pundits condemn 'head-butt' by Pardew

Former England international and Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker and pundit Richard Keys took to social media to condemn Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, who was fined £100,000 by his club after he appeared to headbutt Hull midfielder David Meyler.

Newcastle fine Alan Pardew £100,000 after 'head-butt'

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been fined £100,000 and received a formal warning from the club in relation to his behaviour at Hull, the north-east club have announced.

The club said they are "disappointed with the actions of its manager."

In a statement the club said: "His behaviour was unacceptable and is not the behaviour we expect from the manager of Newcastle United."

Pardew regrets 'head-butt' incident with Hull midfielder

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has expressed his regret in the wake of the extraordinary flashpoint which overshadowed his team's 4-1 Barclays Premier League win at Hull.

The game's main talking point arrived in the 72nd minute when Hull midfielder David Meyler barged into Pardew as he looked to retrieve the ball for a throw-in.

Newcastle United's manager Alan Pardew confronts Hull City's David Meyler. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA

The Newcastle manager, no stranger to touchline altercations, squared up to the former Sunderland midfielder before appearing to move his head in the direction of the Irishman.

Referee Kevin Friend certainly viewed it as a serious incident and sent Pardew to the stands, with the FA sure to take a close look at the altercation in the coming days.

Pardew told Sky Sports News afterwards: "It was a heat of the moment thing - I massively regret it."

Newcastle United's manager Alan Pardew confronts Hull City's David Meyler. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA

"I didn't meant to do anything aggressive but I moved my head forward and that's enough."It's a shame because it took the gloss off a fantastic performance from us. That's really upsetting."