Newcastle United Release Statement – The Mail Still Banned

Just put up on the Newcastle United web-site is another statement from the club.

This is what the statement says:

“Last season Newcastle United Football Club banned reporters of The Daily Mail from all games, the training ground, and from all press conferences. This decision had been reluctantly taken after repeated irresponsible press coverage.”

“The Daily Mail have recently made approaches through the Association of Editors for the ban to be reviewed.”

“Newcastle United Football Club were considering that request when The Mail on Sunday decided to publish its disgraceful story about Lord Triesman. That story was not in the best interest of English football and has had enormous adverse repercussions already with regard to the 2018 World Cup bid.”

“Newcastle United Football Club supports the stance taken by Gary Lineker who has ceased to provide a column for the newspaper and has been outspoken in his criticism.”

“The Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday, will be unwelcome at Newcastle United for the foreseeable future. The club has also written to the Premier League and all other Premier League Chairmen, asking for their support in Newcastle’s stance against these publications.”

We have to agree with this because the Mail – by their entrapment of Lord Triesman – has put the English bid for the 1018 World Cup in jeopardy.

And we noticed the day after they also ran a poll to ask if Lord Triesman had cost England the World Cup.

Give me a break – it wasn’t him – it was The Mail who had done that, and yes they had jeopardised Englands’ hopes and for what?   For a sensational story – which was of their own making.

We also applauded Gary Lineker’s action – and at least it shows there are still some ethics in this game of football.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • MacToon

    May 27, 2010 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #1

    can’t believe I agree with a statement coming from SJP… wonders never cease 🙂

  • GeordieGerman

    May 27, 2010 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #2

    Can’t believe that this statement came from St James’s. But chuffed to bits that it did and hope Ashley is the first of many owners to take this action.

  • The Carnivorous Badger

    May 27, 2010 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #3

    There was a lot of competition for the 1018 world cup; I was looking forward especially to the Holy Roman Empire vs The Byzantines, arch-rivals they were.

  • AngerOfTheNorth

    May 27, 2010 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #4

    Ashley is knocked – rightly in some cases – a fair bit, but credit where credit’s due. The Mail really is a rag and I’d love to see them being shunned by the whole Premier League.

  • mashearer

    May 27, 2010 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #5

    looks like wendy taylor is a decent signing after all

  • cupiddstunt

    May 27, 2010 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #6

    Can’t believe Garry has withdrawn his scribbling from the mail they must have been paying him for it and he does nothing for nothing, so for him to give up a revenue stream he must have been really pissed at them.

  • Mags

    May 27, 2010 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #7

    Well done the powers that be at Newcastle United FC for this stance. It will be interesting to see if any of our fellow premier league clubs do the same.

    Hateful rag. As one of my fellow bloggers said, it should be sold next to Viz in newsagents. Better still, close it down.

  • Reacher

    May 27, 2010 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #8

    Lol @ Badger.

    I personally feel, while probably the correct decision, this should have stayed in house.

  • thepict

    May 27, 2010 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Congratulations to Mike etal for taking this stance . Mail not even fit to be used as toilet paper IMO

  • The Entertainers

    May 27, 2010 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #10

    “Love it, i just love it!”

    Hate the Daily Mail and its right wing views and its complete rubbish it writes about football, more so my own club.

    Well done Newcastle, 110% behind you on this one!

  • G

    May 27, 2010 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #11

    Once upon a time the Daily Mail was a respected newspaper, which gave broadsheet type views in a tabloid format… then the 70’s arived, and the only use for the Mail was to wrap chips. I do think anybody who supports England’s bid for the world cup should be allowed to punch anybody buying the Mail, be it the daily or sunday version. Rant over, well done to the new publicity officer / tea girl!

  • Doha Mag

    May 28, 2010 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #12

    Please-please don’t consider the Viz with that rag; the Mail. The Viz sponsored local sides like Blyth Spartans and offer (unclean) reading for those persons who like that type of humor……

    Nice to see Newcastle coming out public with this type of statement for the good of English football; well done Newcastle and MA!


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