Friday 1 July 2016

EURO 2016 LATEST Visit Euro 2016 Hub

Fri 10th June

Sat 11th June

Sun 12th June

Mon 13th June

Tue 14th June

Wed 15th June

Thu 16th June

Fri 17th June

Sat 18th June

Sun 19th June

Mon 20th June

Sat 25th June

Sun 26th June

Mon 27th June

Thu 30th June

Poland POL 1 (3)

Portugal POR 1 (5)

AET

Today's Fixtures

Wales WAL

Belgium BEL

20:00

Sat 02nd July

Germany GER

Italy ITA

20:00

Sun 03rd July

France FRA

Iceland ISL

20:00


Why Alan Pardew slammed Graeme Souness and his Istanbul flag incident

James Orr

Published 03/03/2014 | 13:31

Alan Pardew's actions have overshadowed Newcastle's 4-1 victory
Alan Pardew's actions have overshadowed Newcastle's 4-1 victory

Alan Pardew was quick to slam Graeme Souness after the Scot claimed the Newcastle United manager should be sacked for head-butting Hull midfielder David Meyler during the 4-1 victory on Saturday, offering this barbed response: "It’s a bit strong coming from him. He’s the man who took a flag and planted it in the middle of an Istanbul derby."

  • Go To

Pardew, was of course referring to the infamous incident (video below) in 1996 when Souness, then manager of Galatasaray, planted a massive yellow and red flag in the centre of the pitch of bitter rivals Fenerbahce after Galatasaray won the Turkish Cup final 2-1 on aggregate over two legs.

He created an iconic image and became a hero with Galatasaray fans, but also nearly started a riot in Istanbul.

Despite the cup success, Souness was sacked three weeks later because of his side's poor league position, and warned over his "ungentlemanly conduct" by Turkish FA.

The last team that Souness managed was Newcastle, before he was sacked in 2006 and replaced with Glenn Roeder.

Online Editors

Read More

Promoted articles

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport