There’s breaking news coming through Newcastle United have have banned the Evening Chronicle and Newcastle Journal – the two local papers in Newcastle – from interviewing Alan Pardew.
Alan Pardew – local journalists stopped form interviewing manager
The papers had apparently been told of the ban before todays 2-1 loss to Sunderland, and it seems to us to be completely bizarre, to say the least.
The two local papers waited until after the game today to reveal the ban, so as to not have any negative impact on the game today – although Newcastle still managed to give Sunderland their first win of the season in nine league games today.
It seems that after the game the local journalists were not allowed to speak to Alan Pardew, and they were prevented from interviewing the manager by Newcastle’s head of media Wendy Taylor, who told the local journalists they were not allowed to ask any questions.
What is going on here?
This is not a good move by Newcastle United, and sometimes you just have to take the bad news – and not try to punish the messenger.