It's time that other clubs - and particularly owners - began taking a stand too. Modern-day football is crying out for a dose of common sense, and unless those involved unite to bring this madness to an end, then the game will continue to go to rack and ruin.
To let a player of such undeniable potential rot in the reserves ahead of a cut-price or bosman move elsewhere is all sorts of counterproductive. Even Ben Arfa's worst season at the club yielded 8 assists, and if Pardew can bring himself to clear the air, he could be blessed with an impact sub to devastating effect.
What Germany have done so well in promoting and developing talent from their youth teams in recent years is conspicuously absent from the English setup... In England, the mentality when it comes to age restricted international tournaments is completely wrong.
Every four years when the World Cup comes along, it must feel like a brand new shop opening for Premier League managers, filled with a number of new products on shiny displays. Is it wise, however, to judge a player solely on their World Cup performances? Here are six players who, despite having a decent individual World Cup, shouldn't be at the top of the Premier League manager's wish list just yet.
What should worry the mandarins of the game in its country of birth, however, is the complete lack of purpose and direction of the current team. The immediate task for England is simple - do not allow India to win any more tests in the series, and win at least one for itself.
This year's version of F1 has exacted on lots of people in the series who have made it their life's work to be in the world's most advanced form of motorsport. These people represent key personnel within F1, not merely fringe players or dead weight.
While Van Gaal tends to do well when he takes over at a new club, teams found a way to counter his system at the World Cup. Provided United do not lure the opposition into a false sense of security in matches next season, the Dutch tactician may have to endure a rocky start in Manchester when the campaign kicks off next month before finding his feet in England.
The golfing spotlight is back on Rory McIlroy and rightfully so. The 25-year-old Irish lad put on a stellar performance that left him holding the coveted Claret Jug on Sunday afternoon, and put to rest any doubts that he has emerged from his recent slump.
It speaks volumes about Lionel Messi's talents that the World Cup he has just enjoyed could still be considered such a catastrophic failure in so many quarters... Fans cried out that there were plenty of others more deserving of the gong... but Messi has to contend with the expectations his performances over the years have built up.
Professional cycling represents more than just elite athleticism. Cycling represents movement and freedom. Around the world, bicycles can make the difference in a young girl getting to school, or villagers getting to a polling station.
There is no guarantee that basketball would have become the next British Cycling even with funding but you can't just assume that the only value of a sport is to bring success at an international level. There's so much more to it than that.
Over two million British children live in families who can't afford a trip to the seaside... we like to run day trips and camps to classy events and venues that disadvantaged teenagers are otherwise very unlikely to get near. The latest of these is the residential camp we've set up in Glasgow across the Commonwealth Games.
They've both been labelled as exciting, fast-paced and dangerous but is not often that wrestling and politics collide. Comparing cross-fists with cross-words, Conservative MP Lee Scott met TNA's Robbie E during a recent tour of the UK House of Parliament.
Rules prohibited Rory McIlroy from signing an autograph for a young fan after winning The Open Championship on Sunday, but did he need to shove him away? ... Would as many people be sticking up for him if he wasn't one of the country's biggest sporting success stories?
On lap 34 of the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim this weekend will mark the halfway point of the 2014 Formula One World Championship... the battles across the grid, politics off the grid and the lack of the Vettel finger, makes F1 in 2014 a great spectacle. Here is what I think so far...
The World Cup in Brazil was undoubtedly the best of its kind in recent memory... Despite the dazzling spectacle, you may be shocked to find out that a number of world-class players did not even make it to this summer's tournament. Here is a starting XI made up out of the best players that did not play at Brazil 2014.