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Pardew: 'I deeply regret the incident'

Alan Pardew has accepted his seven match ban and fine after head-butting Hull midfielder David Meyler.

It is the longest ban ever handed out to a Premier League manager, and not since Brian Clough was banned from the touchline - from February 1989 until the end of that season.

Pardew, who has also been fined £100,000 and given a formal warning by his club, will not appeal against the sanction.

"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."

– Alan Pardew statement

Pardew will be banned from Craven Cottage this weekend, and then from St James' Park for the home games against Crystal Palace and Everton.

The touchline bans will kick in for the games against Southampton (away), Manchester United (home), Stoke (away), Swansea (home).

Newcastle boss Pardew's record ban

Alan Pardew Credit: PA

Alan Pardew will start his record seven-match ban by missing Newcastle's trip to Fulham this weekend.

The Newcastle manager was handed the seven-game ban - including a three-game stadium exclusion - for head-butting Hull midfielder David Meyler.

Pardew, who has accepted the punishment, has also been fined £60,000 and warned about his future conduct by an independent regulatory commission after admitting a misconduct charge.

It is the longest ban ever handed out to a Premier League manager, and not since Brian Clough was banned from the touchline - from February 1989 until the end of that season for hitting fans, who invaded the pitch - has a boss at a league club been given such a stiff punishment.

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Alan Pardew's seven match ban: Full Report

Alan Pardew's seven match ban was not entirely unexpected. But some commentators say it could have been a lot worse.

There were some suggestions that the Newcastle manager could have received a stadium ban until the end of the season.

Lee Ryder, Chief Sports Writer for the Newcastle Evening Chronicle says that the ban will affect the club, especially in the three games where Pardew is banned from stadiums.

While former Newcastle and England striker Alan Shearer says the magpies boss has to take his punishment on the chin.

The incident at Hull City was the latest in a line of controversial moments that Pardew has been involved in. There are some who believer anger management could be something the Newcastle manager should consider.

Richard Cave runs a counselling service in Newcastle and says that anger is a good emotion, it's about how to channel it.

Shearer: "Pardew will take punishment on the chin"

Former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer says Alan Pardew has apologised for his actions and will "take his punishment on the chin".

Speaking during his attempt to sit in every seat in Wembley Stadium to raise money for the Sports Relief, the former number nine said Pardew was aware he shouldn't have done what he did.

Alan Pardew: "I deeply regret the incident and wholeheartedly apologise"

Alan Pardew hits out at Hull's David Meyler Credit: PA

Alan Pardew was told the seven-match ban would be made up of three matches as a complete stadium ban with the remaining four a touchline ban.

The Newcastle manager was also fined £60,000 and warned as to his future conduct.

The club and Pardew have accepted the decision and now wish to draw a line under the matter.

Alan Pardew said: "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 strong as possible."

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Pardew handed seven-match suspension after Hull head butt incident

Alan Pardew

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew will serve a seven-match suspension with immediate effect after admitting an FA misconduct charge following an incident with Hull City player David Meyler.

An Independent Regulatory Commission today (Tuesday, 11th March) ruled the first three-matches imposed are a stadium ban with the remaining four a touchline ban.

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Stadium ban a possibility as Pardew awaits fate for headbutt

Newcasle boss Alan Pardew is facing the prospect of a possible stadium ban at a disciplinary hearing today after admitting a misconduct charge for headbutting Hull midfielder David Meyler.

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Pardew will have a personal hearing in front of a three-man independent regulatory commission who will decide on the sanction.

The 52-year-old is expected to make a personal statement outlining his contrition at having committed the offence, and the steps he will undertake to improve his behaviour.

There have been reports that Pardew may take an anger management course, but if he does so this will be entirely his own choice - the commission has no power to order him to do so.

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The Newcastle manager was given a two-match touchline ban and £20,000 fine in August 2012 for pushing an assistant referee, and the commission is likely to take that offence into account when deciding on the sanction because it occurred within the last two seasons.

Pardew was also warned about his conduct in January this year following a heated exchange when he was caught on camera swearing at Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini.

The prospect of a stadium ban, which means he would not be allowed to attend the match at all, rather than a touchline ban is a very real one. Paul Ince was handed a five-match stadium ban in October when he was manager of Blackpool for a "violent push" on a match official.

The headbutting incident happened when Magpies were leading 3-1 at the KC Stadium when he and Meyler came into contact as Hull's Irish midfielder chased a ball out of play close to the Newcastle manager's technical area.

Meyler celebrated scoring against Sunderland by headbutting the corner flag Credit: Press Association

Match referee Kevin Friend cautioned the player for his part in the incident and then sent Pardew to the stands, from where he watched the remainder of the game.

Pardew afterwards issued a full apology and Newcastle responded within hours, warning him that his behaviour had been unacceptable and fining him £100,000.

Meyler appeared to refer to the incident in his goal celebration during Hull's 3-0 win over Sunderland on Sunday by headbutting the corner flag after scoring.

Pardew to discover FA punishment

Alan Pardew

Newcasle boss Alan Pardew is facing the prospect of a possible stadium ban at a disciplinary hearing after admitting a misconduct charge for headbutting Hull midfielder David Meyler.

Pardew will have a hearing in front of a three-man independent regulatory commission who will decide on the sanction.

The 52-year-old is expected to make a personal statement outlining his contrition at having committed the offence, and the steps he will undertake to improve his behaviour.

The Newcastle manager was given a two-match touchline ban and £20,000 fine in August 2012 for pushing an assistant referee, and the commission is likely to take that offence into account when deciding on the sanction because it occurred within the last two seasons.

Pardew was also warned about his conduct in January this year following a heated exchange when he was caught on camera swearing at Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini.

The prospect of a stadium ban, which means he would not be allowed to attend the match at all, rather than a touchline ban is a very real one. Paul Ince was handed a five-match stadium ban in October when he was manager of Blackpool for a "violent push" on a match official.

The headbutting incident happened when Magpies were leading 3-1 at the KC Stadium when he and Meyler came into contact as Hull's Irish midfielder chased a ball out of play close to the Newcastle manager's technical area.

Match referee Kevin Friend cautioned the player for his part in the incident and then sent Pardew to the stands, from where he watched the remainder of the game.

Pardew afterwards issued a full apology and Newcastle responded within hours, warning him that his behaviour had been unacceptable and fining him £100,000.

Meyler appeared to refer to the incident in his goal celebration during Hull's 3-0 win over Sunderland on Sunday by headbutting the corner flag after scoring.

Potential Pardew punishments

Alan Pardew was charged on Monday two days after confronting Republic of Ireland international Meyler on the touchline.

The incident is being treated as a 'non standard' offence by the FA. A range of penalties are available but there is no pre-determined punishment.

However, a lengthy stadium ban, which would prevent Pardew from watching his side in action, is one of the options.

Meyler, a former Sunderland player, had collided with Pardew as he chased a ball out of play and the older man reacted angrily, thrusting his head towards his face.

Pardew apologised after the game. Within hours of the final whistle, he had been fined £100,000 and handed a formal warning. Another sizeable fine and a touchline ban are likely to be the minimum he can expect.

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