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FA give wrap on knuckles to Newcastle boss Pardew

The FA have warned Newcastle boss Alan Pardew "as to his future conduct" following his comments before the north east derby with Sunderland last month. The Magpies boss was charged with improper conduct by the governing body for comments thought to relate to referee Howard Webb, who took charge of the August 20 Barclays Premier League clash.

Pardew denied the charge and requested a personal hearing, but "the case was found proven" by an FA regulatory commission.

leading to a slap on the wrist. It is believed the comments in question related to then Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton, who has since moved to QPR.

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