Breaking News – Local Journalists Banned From Newcastle


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 goals on sunday

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.

Comments welcome.



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

43 comments so far

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #1

    Wow just wow

    0
  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #2

    Haha. Has pardews aptitude for dreaming up excuses finally deserted him. Surely not?

    0
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #3

    You negative fans should just do one. Bolton fans had the guts to protest as soon as their payday loan sponsor was announced, they didn’t just whinge about it for months. Some Man Utd and Wimbledon fans started up new clubs that embodies what they felt was the true spirit of their original clubs. Those are fans that deserve respect, some of you are just whinging fools.

    I’m not saying that the team, management or ownership are beyond criticism, but anything beyond constructive criticism is never helpful. You say you want better for the club but all you do is whinge and moan about it. The club doesn’t need fans like you.

    If you’re offended and feel this post unfairly portrays you, then it probably wasn’t directed at you. If you’re offended because you feel it does describe you, I don’t care.

    0
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #4

    Bah! The march…2-300 people including loads of kids carrying banners demanding Ashley leaves, Pardew leaves and calling them both liars. Yeah, that’s helpful and it’s just bound to effect change…

    0
  • valle

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #5

    This says allot about our owner, as does allot of other decisions he has made… I wonder how his psycological profile would look if he was tested for empathy. I reckon there is allot of psychopath in that man.

    0
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Not listened to this yet. Any bets he might reflect on having his first 3 CBs out? Would seem valid to me. Take the top 3 CBs out of any team and see how they so.

    0
  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #7

    This is a total joke.

    The club cannot just sensor anything negative.

    0
  • NUFCarter

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #8

    I think we will finish 12th. Fulham, West ham, Norwich, Stoke and West brom behind. Sunderland 18th. Cardiff 19th. Palace 20th. Villa, hull and swansea 11th, 10th and 9th respectively. With Everton 8th, Man U 7th, southampton 6th, spurs 5th, man city 4th, liverpool 3rd, Arsenal 2nd and Chelsea first.

    This is my first prem prediction now that the league is starting to take shape. Top 10 finish is out of the question for NUFC if we continue with such inconsistent performances as it would be impossible to achieve

    Now that the league is starting to take shape

    0
  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #9

    This club is sadly getting a bigger joke every day 🙁

    0
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #10

    @MsiDouglas: Clarification on the ban: http://t.co/Mg6QrkvFOf

    0
  • Wandering Geordie

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #11

    The march is reminiscent of the start of Fenwick’s sale.long queues ,full of kid’s.Its pathetic.As for the ban ……Good because the journos at both papers are what the French term as merd.

    0
  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #12

    TDS

    our defence wasn’t the problem though…the first goal we should have done better and i can accept a proper CB would have made it harder…so can’t blame pardew for it…the defence was as good as we could hope for. (although its been poor with our first choice CBs too this year and lat year)

    the main problem today was that our players managed to create only one clear but chance against the worse defense in the league and a team that shipped an average of 3 goals in the last 6 games.

    also on the march…police said it was close to 1200 and plenty pictures show it was more than just ‘kids’

    0
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #13

    Well worth a repost

    11Transfer Sage // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    TDS

    I am not having a good pal but surely accepting everything the club does and then dismissing any action taken (not saying that part is you) is just as bad as complaining and doing nothing.

    I know plenty of people who contacted the club via post/email when the wonga was announced, i did myself, but didn’t get as much as a reply to say it had been received.

    The simple truth is Bolton care about the community and Ashley doesn’t, he cares about money and making newcastle self suffiient so he doesn’t have to spend a penny (can’t blame him for that)

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #14

    TDS

    I really don’t know where you get off but word of advice not a good idea to keep calling people amateurs and abusing them for not thinking Pardew is all that.

    0
  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #15

    wandering

    there were many more adults, most were middle aged fans.

    hate people reporting it as a ‘group of kids’ total rubbish

    0
  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #16

    *So Mike Ashley believes that the Chronicle’s coverage of the protest before the game with Liverpool was too harsh.

    …poor Mike!

    0
  • Ben3arfa

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #17

    DOWN WITH THE COCKNEY MAFIA (PARDEW INCLUDED)

    0
  • Schwefelberg

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #18

    The method of execution has been chosen! Death by anorexia!!!

    Pathetic leadership by Ashley. But does he care? Actually his business may get more advertisement exposure when we crash.

    0
  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #19

    Kim Jong-un style of media relations.

    The knee-jerk reaction of a narcissistic sociopath being criticised.

    Mikey throws his toys out of his pram.

    Bigger protests … they seem to be causing a reaction.

    0
  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #20

    The match was not lost in defence it was Lost in MF, Attack and off the pitch

    0
  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #21

    tads

    thanks for that.

    I don’t want to come off as a negative person, I think we will be safe in the league and end up around the 10th mark, not changed from the start of the season.

    Just when I see teams like swansea and southampton playing much better football, with a worse squad, then I wonder what is to blame.

    I think pardew is a run of the mill, english manager. The man clearly wants to kick on and play modern football, he says it often and we are keeping the ball on the deck. But football is more than keeping it on the grass….we need better shape, more movement, better combinations in all areas of the field.

    0
  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #22

    TDS
    Spot on the defence wasn’t the problem and tbf on the whole coped quiet well
    The problems were from midfield up
    There was no threat, no urgency
    We lost every second ball, we didn’t press, we didn’t move and we didn’t create a damn thing!
    As for people praising Benny’s “cross” Jesus ffs take your glasses off!
    Was in no way a worked goal it was a scuffed shit that luckily debuchy (who I thought actually had a great game) was alert to!

    We had to many passengers today, sissoko, benny, cisse you can’t carry people in a game like this!

    What I didn’t get is we finished the half really well so why swap sissoko for cisse and go 442? Why not have Anita slot in?

    0
  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #23

    Watching Tom Huddlestone, million times better than Cabaye and tiote.

    0
  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #24

    This is a daft move by ashley though

    the papers both reported the marchs pretty fairly and didn’t really take sides, no strong criticism anyway.

    All this will do is wind up journo’s and if anything encourage them to push more negative stories.

    0
  • Tsunki

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #25

    ToonDarnSarf – if you want to go back a few months or ask other posters you might find I was on of the founder members of the so-called Optimism Valley. It was a joke, of course but veiled to reflect that both a fledgling owner and a fresh-from-mothballs manager needed time and a few purchases to shape a team, all this through some pretty mediocre times. Toward the end of last season I began calling it like it is, and being a logical commenter on the status quo does not make me an idiot or liable to ‘do one’. Get used to the fact that my opinion is based on what I have observed, I am no hysterical knee-jerk reactionary, as evidenced by my support of players like Shola, Gutierrez, Williamson et al who were picked on in turn for all our problems, when in reality, the ownership is naive, his actions bizarre and intransigent, his appointments are misfits or simply not fit for purpose. I like Pardew but as a manager he is patently not of the required standard – or, giving him credit, not forceful enough to insist on changes that will positively benefit the team.

    The actions of the club and the confoundingly inconsistent and frustrating performances on the pitch are the spokesmen, so dont pick on us fans who are merely commenting on the baffling incidents we observe. I have yet, on the other hand, to see any logic behind your continuing flotation of a boat with a big big hole in it.

    0
  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #26

    Transfer sage – good response to tds but it’ll be lost on him.
    I see pardew blames the referee and bad luck.

    0
  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #27

    tads

    could argue the debuchy goal is lucky but i still say well worked.

    it was a shot/cross (neither really) but we got men in the box and ben arfa went across the keeper which is the right thing…so a little luck but well worked as people followed in.

    0
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #28

    TS

    Everything I saw and read said 2-300 and every photo I saw was mostly kids. I read this in several places so would question the accuracy of any article saying differently.

    0
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #29

    “Newcastle were well on top for long periods in the second half. But this is the type of result that can turn Sunderland’s season around.”

    Kevin Kilbane.

    Like I said…

    0
  • stuart no9

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #30

    FANTASTIC NEWS. Ashley has banned the papers from newcastle. that is music to my ears. so now we have the T4C- group- the chronicle anfd the journal all against ashley now . hopefully the city council get banned next . haha

    0
  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #31

    blackley and brownlie

    Nah TDS is a good guy, different view on a lot to me but a solid bloke, happy to discuss things with people.

    0
  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #32

    TDS

    Can’t remember who, but somebody here posted links to photo’s they took on the march and it was mainly middle aged people…so thats what i’m going off for that.

    For the numbers…well looks more than 2/300 in the pics but heard a few different actual numbers in articles so not 100% sure on that.

    As for us dominating…we did dominate possession but can you really name any chances of note in the second half? except the goal.

    maybe a shot from santon and cabaye from outside the box but neither really threatened.

    0
  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #33

    We need Marveaux back in this team ASAP . We have decent possession but do nothing with it and Marv can pick a pass .

    The fact he can’t even make the bench is laughable .

    0
  • Tsunki

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #34

    A media blackout for the scum game? Perhaps in preparation for just such an eventuality as a virtually unthinkable loss?

    Would the ban have been lifted for Pards to gloat after we gave them a thrashing today? No doubt.

    0
  • toon kk

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #35

    TDS
    People are pretty much p off at the moment, me too but I suspected we’d get beat. We’re a average side who struggle to compete. We have always wanted more from our club but it ain’t gonna happen thats why people moan.
    Our club is broke so the only way we’d enjoy watching us play is in the championship, where we could compete.
    Shame.

    0
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #36

    TS/TADS

    I don’t accept everything the club does and I think many things they have done are disappointing, but such is life! I didn’t live in Newcastle at the time and the Internet was a baby at the time, but I wonder if people would have slated Keegan on this blog for imploding when a focussed professional would have closed out the league? Would people have slated SJH for authorising purchasing Asprilla when a top CB might have won the league for us?

    0
  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #37

    tads…the list goes on (not sure why you are only mentioning Sissoko, Benny and Cissé?), Dummett didn’t have a great game, both Remy and Gouf went disappearing, Cabs was a shadow of himself with silly mistakes.

    Our subs had no impact what so ever!

    Benny might no be the same player this season (don’t know why), but his shot at goal turned out be be a pass to Debuchy by chance, but who cares? It was a goal!

    Alot of people like to pick on Benny and blame him for what’s wrong – it is just sad if you ask me! Sad!

    …speaking about taking ones glasses off!

    0
  • yo-yo

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #38

    It is understood that the decision to ban the Chronicle and sister titles was made collectively by Alan Pardew, Joe Kinnear, Lee Charnley, John Irving and Mike Ashley.

    Well we all know who pulls the strings out of that little lot.
    Censorship is a very bad strategy

    Valle@4 – i think its more likely socio- than psycho-pathic. Lack of empathy and inability to relate is also characteristic of autistic spectrum disorders. Okay then lets just leave it as disordered 🙂

    This is a very sad day and its as if SAF’s chilidish spat with the BBC has been a lesson learnt by Ashley

    0
  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #39

    TDS

    Of course they would…in hindsight it’s easy to complain and a lot do, i know i do at times.

    What i try to do is think that if the initial decision (be it team selection, buying a player, etc) looks good then to not criticise if it goes wrong.

    I don’t like ben arfa as a central forward…but cisse is in bad form, remy is working good on the left and shola is shola…so i think it has been worth trying it out to see how it goes even though i think it is failing.

    0
  • catchy in norway

    Oct 27, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #40

    this is only one match that he can say the defence was not good enough before today we had the 3 Rd worst in the division, only Sunderland and palace had worse
    Sunderland had conceded 20 goals before us,

    as it stands right now Sunderland have concede 21 and are a poor team we have now conceded 16

    today’s match facts

    possession sun 48% nufc 52%
    passes sun 345 =69% complete
    nufc 375 = 72%

    corners Sun 5 , 5 reached there players
    corners nufc 3 , 2 reached our players

    crosses sun 19 , 3 reached there players
    crosses nufc 14 , 4 reached our players

    only one shot for us inside the box

    pardew should do the right thing and walk

    also I think he watched a different match , his interview did not reflect the match at all

    0

You must log in to post a comment.