Chipping In with Darren Foreman: FA should throw the book at Pardew

Chipping In with Darren Foreman
Chipping In with Darren Foreman

This week we saw something I hate to see when Newcastle manager Alan Pardew blasted his Man City counterpart Manuel Pellegrini after their controversially disallowed goal.

The FA should throw the book at Pardew for disrespecting another manager and it’s not enough to apologise after the incident as that is an easy option and a cop-out in my book.

For what it’s worth I think the referee got the decision right, not by the letter of the law but because Yoan Gouffran ambled out and made no attempt to get back onside and even if he wasn’t directly in the way of Joe Hart, he was in his line of vision and had to swerve to avoid the ball hitting him.

For me he was seeking to gain an advantage by remaining in an offside position.

We have seen the ongoing fiasco of the terrible management of Steven Finn hit new heights this week too.

The bowling coaches have been saying ‘do this’ and ‘do that’ and I remember a similar thing happening to James Anderson a few years ago.

Anderson drops his head at the point of release at the end of his run-up and his head points down at the ground and not at the batsman .

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Finn and Anderson have both been affected by the biomechanics and bowling coaches trying to achieve something impossible , perfection.

You wouldn’t put diesel fuel into a petrol car and expect it to run right, minor adjustments are fine but to redesign the wheel on the tour totally left England a potential match-winner short.

Former Scarborough FC manager Neil Warnock has become embroiled in an argument on Twitter with Crystal Palace winger Jason Puncheon .

Now I don’t always agree with Warny’s abrasive nature, but you can’t knock his results and let’s be honest, the penalty miss was an absolute shocker.

His run-up and body shape were not one of someone who would back himself to score from 10 yards.


Sorry to the Leeds United fans reading this, but performance of the week has to go to Sheffield Wednesday after they gave United a 6-0 drubbing.


“Having worked with him for three years at Norwich, I know what he can do and that’s important.”

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert on his new signing Grant Holt.