With Alan Pardew having to stay away from the stadium for three games, there have been some suggestions as to how he can fill his time
Alan Pardew's seven game ban for head butting Hull City's David Meyler has certainly been one of the more surprising stories in the Premier League this season. With John Carver set to be the main man on the touchline for the next seven games Pardew will have to be in unfamiliar surroundings come 3pm on a Saturday.
Newcastle have had to deal with plenty of problems off the pitch in recent times. Joe Kinnear's second spell at the club was hardly a memorable one. His rant on Talksport at the beginning of the season led to him mispronouncing half of the squad's names. There are constant protests against owner Mike Ashley and now the whole Pardew scenario. They provide a lot of material for the media but the club will hope once and for all they can now just focus on football matters after this case.
Perhaps he won't be as agitated when he's not right next to the action and there are reports suggesting he has told the Newcastle United board that he is willing to attend anger management classes.
Alan Pardew has admitted he approached his board suggesting he attend anger management courses - more details on #SSN— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) March 13, 2014
The club will be hoping a line can be drawn under the matter as soon as possible, but it is unlikely to be forgotten in a hurry. Pardew certainly has an unwanted reputation now due to his outbursts on the touchline and jokes and puns are likely to continue to be made for the foreseeable future.