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PFA boss Gordon Taylor wants retrospective action on divers and reckless tackles

PFA boss Taylor wants retrospective action on divers and reckless tackles

By
Martyn Ziegler, Press Association

PUBLISHED:

15:11 GMT, 25 March 2013

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UPDATED:

15:11 GMT, 25 March 2013

Players’ chief Gordon Taylor will argue for rules on retrospective action to be widened to allow both diving and dangerous tackles to be dealt with at English footballer’s stakeholders’ annual meeting this summer.

The Football Association is going to look at the issue surrounding retrospective action again after the furore that followed the decision to take no action against Wigan’s Callum McManaman for his tackle on Newcastle’s Massadio Haidara.

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has said the incident should have been regarded as 'exceptional' which would allow retrospective action to be taken and Professional Footballers’ Association chief executive Taylor agrees – but wants to go still further.

Horrendous: Callum McManaman's tackle on Massadio Haidara which caused so much controversy

Horrendous: Callum McManaman's tackle on Massadio Haidara which caused so much controversy

Aftermath: Taylor wants players to be banned after games when time has been taken to consider the decisions

Aftermath: Taylor wants players to be banned after games when time has been taken to consider the decisions

Taylor said: 'We are not saying matches should be re-refereed on a Monday morning but my feeling is there has got to be room to review such incidents.

'If there is a high-profile incident and the referee has not seen it and the referee’s assistant has not seen it clearly then that should be dealt with.

'We could have a review panel made up of experienced people from within the game and it could also look at incidents of simulation, which I feel is another big problem in the game.

Tempers: McManaman's tackle created ugly scenes at half-time as Newcastle's John Carver was distraught

Tempers: McManaman's tackle created ugly scenes at half-time as Newcastle's John Carver was distraught

'If we are not careful we will get into areas of ambiguity and saying a dangerous tackle is ''not exceptional enough''.

'If there is any doubt for such incidents, for red cards that are being challenged and for simulation there is no reason why they shouldn’t be looked at.'

The FA is keen to look at the issues again, while Scudamore believes the rules do not need to be changed, but that incidents such as McManaman’s tackle should be regarded as exceptional.

The Football League may prove the sticking point however as it is understood it was the body most opposed to any move to review more incidents after matches.

Cheating Gareth Bale has been booked three times for diving so far this season

Cheating Gareth Bale has been booked three times for diving so far this season

Authority: PFA Chief Executive Gordon Taylor (left) prior to the Football League Awards

Authority: PFA Chief Executive Gordon Taylor (left) prior to the Football League Awards

Sir Alex Ferguson hits back at criticism of his treatment of officials by slamming Newcastle manager Alan Pardew

Pardew's the worst! Ferguson hits back at criticism for haranguing officials with attack on manager of 'wee club' Newcastle

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UPDATED:

11:33 GMT, 28 December 2012

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Sir Alex Ferguson has launched a withering attack on Alan Pardew and Newcastle after the Manchester United manager was criticised for confronting referee Mike Dean during the Boxing Day clash at Old Trafford.

Ferguson was furious that Dean overruled his assistant and allowed Jonny Evans’ own-goal to stand because Papiss Cisse, standing in an offside position, was not interfering with play.

Pardew criticised Ferguson afterwards but the United boss hit back this morning, accusing his opposite number of hypocrisy after he shoved a linesman in a match with Tottenham in August and branding Newcastle ‘a wee club in the north-east’.

Angry protests: Sir Alex Ferguson remonstrates with referee Mike Dean after Jonny Evans put through his own net with Newcastle's Papiss Cisse apparently in an offside position during the Boxing Day match at Old Trafford

Angry protests: Sir Alex Ferguson remonstrates with referee Mike Dean after Jonny Evans put through his own net with Newcastle's Papiss Cisse apparently in an offside position during the Boxing Day match at Old Trafford

The worst: Ferguson claimed his Newcastle United counterpart Alan Pardew is the worst for haranguing officials

The worst: Ferguson claimed his Newcastle United counterpart Alan Pardew is the worst for haranguing officials

Point to make: Newcastle assistant manager John Carver gets in a barb at assistant Jake Collin as fourth official Neil Swarbrick restrains him

Point to make: Newcastle assistant manager John Carver gets in a barb at assistant Jake Collin as fourth official Neil Swarbrick restrains him

Ferguson said: ‘Alan Pardew has come
out and criticised me. Alan Pardew is the worst for haranguing referees.
His whole staff, every game. He was at it the whole game on Wednesday.

‘He shoved a linesman and makes a joke
of it, and then has the cheek to criticise me. Unbelievable. He forgets
the help I gave him by the way,

‘The press have had a good field day out of it. They’ve addressed every avenue, the only one left is Barack Obama.

‘It’s because I’m the manager of the
most famous club in the world. I’m not like Newcastle, a wee club in the
north east, but that’s life.’

Harangued: Ferguson also protested with assistant referee Jake Collin during the Boxing Day encounter

Harangued: Ferguson also protested with assistant referee Jake Collin during the Boxing Day encounter

Complaint: Ferguson has words with Mike Dean after a Jonny Evans own goal was allowed to stand despite Newcastle's Papiss Cisse standing in an offside position

Complaint: Ferguson has words with Mike Dean after a Jonny Evans own goal was allowed to stand despite Newcastle's Papiss Cisse standing in an offside position

Ferguson defended his protestations to
Dean and praised the referee for his handling of the incident in
United’s 4-3 win. The referee did not include it in his report so
Ferguson will not face any action from the FA.

‘There was no ranting and raving from
me,’ he added. ‘I was demonstrative, but I’m always demonstrative.
Everyone knows that, I’m an emotional guy. That isn’t to say I was
abusive to the referee, I wasn’t.

‘Some managers shove linesmen on the
pitch and make a joke. I’m not making a joke of this, it was serious
decision and I think it should have been disallowed.

Surrounded: Manchester United players Michael Carrick, Ryan Giggs, Jonny Evans and Patrice Evra confront Mike Dean

Surrounded: Manchester United players Michael Carrick, Ryan Giggs, Jonny Evans and Patrice Evra confront Mike Dean

‘He was walking towards the tunnel and
I shouted him over. He came over towards me and I came over towards
him. I wasn’t on the pitch for more than three or four yards and then we
walked together.

‘I thought the player was interfering
with play, Mike didn’t think it was. He handled it well because he’s a
mature, experienced referee.’

When managers collide…

Today's spat between Ferguson and Pardew is, of course, not the first time managers have been at loggerheads. It's not the first time the bosses of Manchester United and Newcastle have come to verbal blows either. Who can forget Kevin Keegan losing it live on air as Ferguson's mind games took their toll during the 1995-1996 title run-in…

And 20 years before that, there was no love lost between Brian Clough and Don Revie. Clough took over from Revie as manager of Leeds United in 1974 but lasted just seven weeks in the job. Never one to go quietly, he went head-to-head with his predecessor live on TV just after his dismissal.

Robin van Persie elbow needs looking at, says Alan Pardew

Pardew calls for investigation into Van Persie 'elbow' on Cabaye during United win

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UPDATED:

21:47 GMT, 7 October 2012

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is facing an FA charge after appearing to elbow Newcastle United’s Yohan Cabaye in his side’s 3-0 win on Tyneside.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew said: 'He's looked at Yohan and he's elbowed him. I think that needs to be looked at, if I’m honest.

'There was a bit of history there and I don’t know whether he’s got caught up in that, but that was just a little bit of unsavouriness in the game.

Spat: Howard Webb had to intervene when Yohan Cabaye accused Robin van Persie of elbowing him in an off the ball incident during Manchester United's win at Newcastle

Spat: Howard Webb had to intervene when Yohan Cabaye accused Robin van Persie of elbowing him in an off the ball incident during Manchester United's win at Newcastle

‘I actually thought Yohan wouldn’t have gone down if he hadn’t done something but I hadn’t seen it myself. I’ve obviously seen the replay and it looks like he’s looked at him and put the elbow in.

‘But I’m not going to take anything away from United, they deserved to win. They came and played very, very well in periods.’

Holland forward Van Persie must now wait for referee Howard Webb’s report.

He faces a three-match ban if found guilty of violent conduct. Cabaye was adamant the striker hit him in the mouth as he remonstrated with Webb, who missed the off-the-ball collision.

The referee appeared to indicate that he would act if footage showed there was malicious contact. Newcastle coach John Carver and fourth official Kevin Friend had a similar conversation in the technical area.

Hooked: Van Persie was subbed after a frustrating day in front of goal for his new club

Hooked: Van Persie was subbed after a frustrating day in front of goal for his new club

Hooked: Van Persie was subbed after a frustrating day in front of goal for his new club

Cabaye and Van Persie, who had an unsavoury spat with Newcastle keeper Tim Krul at the Emirates last season, had been niggling throughout and had to be pulled apart by Webb after the incident. Van Persie was substituted four minutes later.

His indiscretion should not detract from the performance manager Sir Alex Ferguson called United’s best of the season. It was a reversal of last season’s humiliation at Newcastle, when he admitted his team had been bullied and outplayed.

There was no indication of that happening again, with Wayne Rooney in outstanding form in a deep midfield role.

Two goals in the first 15 minutes from
defenders Jonny Evans and Patrice Evra at set pieces sank Newcastle. Tom
Cleverley scored the third with a speculative shot he claimed was
deliberate, although others, including his manager, were not so sure.

Over or out: David de Gea claws away Papiss Cisse's header, but it's obviously not time to bring in technology, is it Mr Platini

Over or out: David de Gea claws away Papiss Cisse's header, but it's obviously not time to bring in technology, is it Mr Platini

Temper, temper: Cheick Tiote throws a complete strop after being penalised

Temper, temper: Cheick Tiote throws a complete strop after being penalised

‘I think it was a cross but he says it was a shot,’ said Ferguson.

‘I meant to put it in the far corner,’ said Cleverley. ‘Whether it’s a good cross, obviously it’s a good finish and luckily it’s found the net.’

The home side were denied a goal six minutes into the second half when Papiss Cisse’s header was scrambled to safety by David de Gea. Webb and his assistants turned down Newcastle appeals for a goal and appeared to have made the right decision.

Pardew said: ‘You’re talking inches and even after looking at it three or four times I’m still not sure.’

Ferguson added: ‘The evidence was inconclusive but I would have been disappointed if we had not been given a goal in that situation.’

The Manchester United manager described his side’s performance as ‘absolutely brilliant’ and highlighted Rooney’s influence.

He added: ‘He’s getting fitter all the time. Some of his football was terrific. He likes to work a bit more forward, but we set up the diamond with him in the middle of the pitch. It gives different options.’

Pardew said: ‘He was a class act. His whole performance and manner, the way he approached the game, was of the highest order.’

Alan Pardew signs eight year extension

Toon manager Pardew signs EIGHT-year extension which will keep him at Newcastle until 2020

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UPDATED:

14:46 GMT, 27 September 2012

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has signed a whopping eight year extension on his current deal at the club.

The new deal, which also includes three of his senior coaching staff, will keep them at the club until the end of the 2019/2020 season.

Pardew, who took over for Chris Hughton in December 2010, has had an impressive tenure at Newcastle.

It's Pardy time: Alan Pardew has signed an eight-year contract extension

It's Pardy time: Alan Pardew has signed an eight-year contract extension

As well as overseeing smart signings such as Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse, Pardew led his side to finish fifth in the Premier League last season.

Managing Director Derek Llambias said: “If you look at clubs like Manchester United and Arsenal, Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger have shown that stability gives you the best platform to achieve success, and that is the model we wish to emulate here.

'We're looking to build on the success we had last season and these new contracts are aimed at keeping the Club progressing on and off the pitch, as we have done since returning to the Premier League in 2010.

'Alan has done a fantastic job over the last couple of years and has proved what a great Premier League manager he is.

'I have total respect for him in all football matters and have an excellent relationship with him which I think benefits the club enormously.

'Alan also has one of the best backroom teams in the country and I would like to thank John Carver, Steve Stone, and Andy Woodman for all their combined efforts.

'We hope this announcement will be great news for the fans, whose support and commitment to this club over the years has been fantastic.'

It isn't the first time this season Newcastle have handed one of their staff a bumper extension.

Chief scout Graham Carr also earned himself a further eight years on his current deal in June.

Top signings: Pardew oversaw the signings of Yohan Cabaye (above) and Cheick Tiot (below

Top signings: Pardew oversaw the signings of Yohan Cabaye (above) and Cheick Tiot (below

Top signings: Pardew oversaw the signings of Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tiot

Top signings: Pardew oversaw the signings of Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tiot (below

ALAN PARDEW FACTFILE

Alan Pardew

1961: Born July 18 in Wimbledon, London.

1987: Signs for Crystal Palace from Yeovil Town and gives up his full-time career as a glazier.

1989: Wins promotion with Palace, via the play-offs, to the old first division.

1990: Scores the extra-time winner in Palace's 4-3 victory over Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-final. Palace go on to draw cup final 3-3 with Manchester United but lose replay 1-0.

1991: Helps Palace to third place in the first division, the club's highest league position.

1991: Signs for Charlton on a free transfer.

1995: After month on loan at Tottenham, Pardew signs for Barnet and begins his coaching career at Underhill.

1998: Moves to Reading with manager Terry Bullivant and takes over the reserve team.

1999: Loses his job when Reading scrap their reserve team but returns to the club later in the year as manager following dismissal of Tommy Burns.

2000: Reading finish 10th in Division Two.

2001: Takes Reading to the play-off final in his first full season in charge but the Royals are beaten 3-2 by Walsall.

2002: Reading finish second and win automatic promotion to the first division.

2003: Reading finish fourth in the first division but lose to Wolves 3-1 in the play-off semi-final.

September 10 – Hands in his resignation after Reading chairman John Madejski refuses West Ham permission to speak to his manager.

September 18 – West Ham reach out-of-court settlement with Reading of 380,000 compensation and one month's gardening leave for Pardew.
October 18 – Takes over as West Ham's 10th manager.

2004: Reaches the play-off final but loses 1-0 to former club Palace.

2005: Reaches play-off final again and beats Preston 1-0 with a goal from Bobby Zamora to secure a return to the Premiership.

2006: April 23 – West Ham beat Middlesbrough at Villa Park to reach first FA Cup final in 16 years and qualify for the UEFA Cup.

May 7 – Beat Tottenham on final day of the season to secure ninth place.

May 13 – Loses the FA Cup final to Liverpool on penalties after Steven Gerrard's equaliser in the last minute of normal time forces a 3-3 draw.

Pardew oversaw the signing of Carlos Tevez

August 31 – Agrees to sign Argentina internationals Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano from Corinthians in a deal brokered by businessman Kia Joorabchian.

September 28 – West Ham lose 3-0 in Palermo and crash out of the UEFA Cup 4-0 on aggregate.

October 24 – An eighth straight defeat sees West Ham knocked out of Carling Cup by Chesterfield.

November 21 – West Ham board of directors accept Icelandic businessman Eggert Magnusson's 85million takeover bid.

December 11 – Sacked after five defeats in six matches.

December 24 – Appointed Charlton manager on a three-and-a-half-year contract, with the club 19th in the Premier League.

2007: May – Suffers relegation for first time in career.

2008: May – Expected promotion challenge fails to materialise as Addicks finish season in 11th.

November 22 – Parts company with Charlton by mutual consent after Addicks slip into the Championship drop zone on back of eight-game winless run.

2009: July 17 – Appointed Southampton manager on a three-year contract.

2010: March 28 – Leads Saints to Johnstone's Paint Trophy glory with 4-1 final win over Carlisle at Wembley – the club's first trophy since 1976.

August 30 – Sacked as Southampton manager – just two days after the team's 4-0 win at Bristol Rovers.

December 9: Appointed Newcastle manager on a five-and-a-half-year deal.

2011: February 5 – Newcastle come from 4-0 down at half-time to draw 4-4 with Arsenal.

May 22 – Guides Newcastle to a 12th-placed finish in their first year back in the Premier League.

November 19 – Newcastle lose their first game of the 2011/12 season – 3-1 at Manchester City – after a summer of recruitment which included the likes of Yohan Cabaye and Demba Ba moving to St James' Park.

May 11 – Named Barclays Premier League Manager of the Season two days before the final game at Everton, which Newcastle lose 3-1 to finish fifth, qualifying for the Europa League.

September 3 – Given a two-match touchline ban and fined 20,000 for pushing an assistant referee during the 2-1 win over Tottenham on the opening day of the 2012/13 season.

September 27 – Awarded new eight-year deal with Newcastle.

Alan Pardew might face touchline ban for pushing assistant referee

Touchline ban might be in pipeline for pushy Pardew despite apology to assistant referee

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UPDATED:

21:29 GMT, 19 August 2012

Fantasy football 2012

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is facing a touchline ban and fine for shoving assistant referee Peter Kirkup in his side’s win over Tottenham on Saturday.

The FA will study referee Martin Atkinson’s report on Monday after the referee sent Pardew to the stands for pushing the linesman in the back.

The incident was missed by Atkinson but
fourth official Lee Mason was standing behind Pardew and Kirkup in the
tunnel and immediately reported it to Atkinson.

Flashpoint: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew pushes referee's assistant Stuart Burt

Flashpoint: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew pushes referee's assistant Stuart Burt

Flashpoint: Pardew (right) is ticked off by the ref

Incensed that Kirkup had missed a throw-in for his team, which led to a shot flying narrowly wide from Aaron Lennon, Pardew had reacted angrily. He impulsively lunged at Kirkup with his right hand when the official appeared in front of him at the edge of his technical dug-out.

Kirkup turned to Pardew and appeared to mouth ‘don’t push me’ before Mason, and Pardew’s assistant John Carver intervened. Mason alerted Atkinson and the referee sent Pardew to the stands for the final 20 minutes.

View point: Pardew looks on from the stands

View point: Pardew looks on from the stands

The Newcastle manager watched from the directors’ box as his side lost their lead and then regained it.

He had to rely on several members of staff running up and down the three flights of the main stand to relay messages to coaches Carver and Steve Stone after a walkie-talkie failed to function.

Pardew went without argument when he was sent upstairs, he shook Mason’s hand before departing, and apologised to Kirkup straight after the game.

Newcastle legend Alan Shearer joins family of Gary Speed for tribute

Newcastle legend Shearer joins Speed family for emotional tribute to tragic star

The family of Gary Speed were given astanding ovation as the former Wales manager”s sons and parents took to the pitch ahead of Newcastle”s home game against Swansea.

The tragic star, who was found dead by his wife at their home last month, spent six years at the club and the fans showed their love for him.

Comfort: Alan Shearer and Gary Speed

Comfort: Alan Shearer and Gary Speed”s mother were at St James” Park

In moving scenes, the 42-year-old”s boys, Ed, 14, and Tommy, 13, appeared with grandparents Roger and Carol at St James” Park, recently renamed Sports Direct Arena.

Watched by Speed”s widow, Louise, in the stands, her children walked out on to the pitch with Magpies goal legend Alan Shearer, Toon veteran Steve Harper and Newcastle assistant boss John Carver.

Support: Fans hold up white cards to read Speed as a tribute

Support: Fans hold up cards to show Speed”s squad number 11

The tribute had been planned sooner but was delayed at the request of Mrs Speed so she could attend.

Before kick-off Welsh tenor Gwyn Hughes Jones led the crowd in a rendition of the hymn Bread of Heaven as supporters held up cards depicting the midfielder”s number 11 shirt.

Good voice: Fans join in with then hymn Bread of Heaven

Good voice: Fans join in with then hymn Bread of Heaven

The Wales manager made 285 appearances and scored 40 goals for Newcastle.

Before kick-off, the Magpies paid their respects to former midfielder
Speed, with his parents Roger and Carol and sons Ed and Tommy being joined on the pitch by close friends Alan Shearer, Steve Harper and John Carver.

Salute: Gary Speed

Salute: Gary Speed”s father Roger thanks the Newcastle fans

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew said: “It was a chance for the Geordie folk to show their respect for Gary and their love for him, and they did that in a really magical way.

“It was hairs on the back of your neck stuff there, and I am sure his family
were very, very pleased and happy with that.”

Tragic: Gary Speed was found dead at his home last month

Tragic: Gary Speed was found dead at his home last month

Welsh tenor Gwyn Hughes Jones led thecrowd in a rendition of the hymn Bread of Heaven in a tribute which wasalso appreciated by the Swansea contingent.

Rodgers said: “Roger and his family will never forget that. It was a lovely
touch by Newcastle and congratulations to them.”

The inquest into his death will resume on January 30.

Fans

Fans” favourite: Speed played for Newcastle from 1998 to 2004