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.
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