Alan Pardew is never a manager who has shied away from the headlines. The Newcastle United manager has adapted to trying to relay his message via telephone.

The 51 year old is still serving his touchline ban of seven games, 3 of those were full stadium bans. Now Pardew is back in St James’s park he is make the most of his telephone facilities, or is he just ordering a takeaway?

Newcastle have struggled to have too much of an influence on the pitch in recent games but possibly their manager will galvanise them as he tries to make his message heard by his players.