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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.

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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.

FA statement on Newcastle manager Pardew

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has asked for a personal hearing after accepting a Football Association misconduct charge.

The 52-year-old has decided not to contest the charge against him for head-butting Hull midfielder David Meyler during last Saturday's 4-1 Barclays Premier League match.

Pardew apologised for his behaviour after the game and has asked to attend the hearing which will decide his punishment.

"Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has admitted an FA misconduct charge in relation to his side's game against Hull City on March 1, 2014.

"Pardew was involved in an incident with a Hull City player in the 72nd minute of this fixture.

"Pardew has requested a personal hearing, the date of which will be set in due course."

– FA

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew admits FA charge of improper conduct

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has admitted a charge of improper conduct from the Football Association, and requested a personal hearing, his club have confirmed.

Pardew appeared to headbutt Hull City player David Meyler Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA

Pardew head-butted Hull City's David Meyler after the midfielder collided with him when trying to retrieve the ball for a throw-in.

He was sent to the stands during the game. He was then fined £100,000 by his employer, Newcastle United.

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Decision time for under-fire Pardew

Alan Pardew just before he was sent off on Saturday Credit: PA Wire

Newcastle United's manager Alan Pardew has until 6pm this evening (Thursday) to contest a charge of improper conduct from the Football Association.

It follows the infamous head-butting incident at the weekend when his side played Hull City.

If found guilty by the FA, Pardew could be banned from football grounds for the rest of the season.

He has already been fined £100,000 by his employer, Newcastle United.

Pardew head-butted Hull City's David Meyler after the midfielder collided with him when trying to retrieve the ball for a throw-in.

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.

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