Updated: 23/08/2012 06:36 | By pa.press.net

Pardew admits FA charge



Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has pleaded guilty to a misconduct charge

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has pleaded guilty to a misconduct charge

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has admitted a Football Association misconduct charge.

The Magpies manager was charged after pushing assistant referee Peter Kirkup during Saturday's 2-1 Barclays Premier League victory over Tottenham. Pardew had until 4pm on Wednesday to respond to the FA.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of the Europa League play-off first leg clash with Atromitos in Greece, Pardew said: "We have to do the procedure that has to take place and we are following that through."

He added: "We are doing a letter on my call on what I thought happened at the weekend.

"But we have pleaded guilty and we will go to see the FA and see what punishment is going to come to fruition."

28Comments
22/08/2012 18:55
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Never saw the incident, but if it was hands on the official it is a red card offence. He has appologised and knowing Pardew he is probably embarrassed by it and will accept any punishment that the FA hand out.
22/08/2012 18:34
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Heat off the moment thing the phrase mountain out of a mole hill comes to mind and this from a hammers fan.
22/08/2012 20:43
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What does he mean when he keeps saying "we" it was Pardew himself that pushed the assistant ref nobody else - for "we" read "I"
22/08/2012 20:50
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Just how many people, including Alan Pardew, pushed the Assistant Referee? He refers to "We" so often as to cause one to wonder if this was a gang related incident.

 

Maybe he is just observing the oft quoted mantra, "There's no "I" in team"

23/08/2012 08:16
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There was no malice intended.....Pards thought the official was further away and put his arm out to gesture to the official, but he was closer than Pards expected !! You could see the immediate look of disbelief on Pards face as he touched the official.......I totally agree with Brian Lovett...........MOUNTAIN OUT OF A MOLEHILL !!
22/08/2012 22:09
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The ball was clearly out and Pardew touched rather than pushed the official stood next to him as the opposition were being allowed to gain advantage against his team. due to an officials error and it was more shock on pardews part than anything.
. The line officials besides the Referee must be held accountable for their errors or we must have video evidence to decide as they do in tennis now. The new challenge system in tennis has proven that McEnroe was right to berate officials decisions maybe not with the zest he did but lets stop pretending that the officials are alwys correct as they are open to lapses of concentration and make too many costly mistakes.
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heat of the moment but ref looks like a jobs worth
22/08/2012 20:04
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What happened to Respect Campaign? What happened to the Legacy of the Olympics - 1 game was all it took to forget it all ffs.

 

Well done ref - it's about time these ppl were made to stfu & behave & show RESPECT.

22/08/2012 22:05
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Poor choice of words MSN

He couldn't exactly deny it
23/08/2012 02:12
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I note the FA did have the backbone to charge him with an assult on a match official. In the eyes of the law thats what it was.
22/08/2012 21:01
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The asst ref... himself was as much use as a dog with rabies...Ball dragged back into play after crossing the line......Hence push by Pardew. very light weight push at that...........The assistant ref  did not see it..As I said as much use as a dog with rabies........The asst ref should go to spec savers.....

23/08/2012 11:23
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referees and their linesmen, as they used to be known, are now and in the future to be known as the untouchables, as this will eradicate any reference to gender, and make it known to all and sundry their bodies are sacrosanct and  therefore not to be approached within a radius of 100 metres, i think this is a good rule as then they would be kept out of the ground and it will ensure continuity to any game(unless joey boy is playing) and therefore commend this to the house.lol
23/08/2012 10:56
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Pard's should be charged. Whilst managing a kids team we had a player sent off. As he turned to walk off the referee stepped across him as he was walking away, our player bumped into him, but this was deemed as assault, and the player banned for 9 months. Punishment should be consistent from grass roots to professionals.
22/08/2012 20:28
22/08/2012 20:47
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it was not a punch  are a kick just hand touch spur of the moment he new it was wrong lets give and take a thought first game of season  the mind plays havoc with you all stop and think
22/08/2012 20:32
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didnt De Canio get a 7 match ban for pushing an official-pardew should get at least that
22/08/2012 21:17
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unlucky Pards mate! what goes around comes around! Fancy borrowing my red Beamer!!
22/08/2012 22:16
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one greyhound   two anther greyhound  you have pushed me to fore keep out my locker greasing 2012 new push and go
22/08/2012 20:32
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didnt De Canio get a 7 match ban for pushing an official-pardew should get at least that
22/08/2012 20:02
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At least his touch line ban isn't near the end of the season when relegation could be a factor and his direction vital.
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