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Alan Pardew to begin stadium ban

Alan Pardew at the Hull game on Saturday 1 March. Credit: PA
Sitting it out: the Newcastle boss is barred from Craven Cottage today. Credit: PA

Alan Pardew will begin his stadium ban this afternoon as Newcastle take on Fulham at Craven Cottage at 3 o'clock.

The Magpies' boss has been banned for seven matches by an independent FA commission over his clash with Hull's David Meyler during Newcastle's 4-1 win on Saturday 1 March. He is barred completely from the stadium for the first three matches and must sit in the stands for the remaining four.

Speaking at the pre-match press conference earlier this week, Pardew 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, and therefore was going to accept what they decided to do.”

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Bruce accepts Pardew's headbutt apology

Hull boss Steve Bruce has accepted a written apology from his Newcastle counterpart Alan Pardew over the head-butting incident which marred their Barclays Premier League clash at the KC Stadium two weeks ago.

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Pardew was handed a seven-match ban and a cumulative £160,000 fine after admitting an FA misconduct charge relating to a touch-line fracas with Tigers midfielder David Meyler.

The Newcastle boss revealed on Thursday he had sent a letter to Bruce apologising for his actions, and Bruce says he is now keen to draw a line under the incident.

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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.

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.

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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."

Pardew handed seven-match suspension after Hull head butt incident

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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.

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