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Lee Ryder’s Tweets – Newcastle Ban Local Journalists

5:40 pm, Sunday, October 27th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 68 Comments

Lee Ryder has tweeted the local Journalists for the Evening Chronicle, Newcastle Journal and Sunday Sun have been prevented from interviewing Alan Pardew after the game today, and it seems it’s a response to the Chronicle’s minute by minute coverage of the protest march last Saturday before the Liverpool game – the protest was against Mike Ashley – the Newcastle owner.

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Mike Ashley – bans local journalists

Here are the tweets that broke the news about 30 minutes ago from Lee Ryder, on his Twitter account, and Lee is the Chief Sports correspondent at the Evening Chronicle:

#nufc believe coverage of Mike Ashley protest march was too harsh.

The ban was agreed by Joe Kinnear, Alan Pardew, Lee Charnley, John Irving and the club Press office. 

The ban wasn’t revealed by the Chron before the game because it would have wrecked the team’s build-up .

Newcastle United refuse to take questions from Chronicle following derby defeat

I did ask AP to explain his own personal feeling and clarify the ban from his point of view,  but he wasn’t able to give an answer

This seems a bit of a spiteful move from the Newcastle club, and one they will probably live to regret in the future, as it will only turn fans against the people at the top of the club, who have made this decision.

And it’s not like we had a great result today either at Sunderland, losing for the second derby game running against the bottom of the table side.

Newcastle United are supposed to bring fans together in the community – or so we thought.

Comment welcome.

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68 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Big Pappa Cissé // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    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 .

  • 2 Transfer Sage // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    big pappa

    I like marvoux but think the lad doesn’t offer enough over 90 mins to earn a starting spot. It is strange he isn’t on the bench.

    Isn’t he injured though, sure i read that.

  • 3 NUFCarter // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Pardews excuse: ‘the clocks went back which caused alot of confusion’

  • 4 Tsunki // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    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.

  • 5 Laurent Robert 32 // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    I see the March is getting misinformation passed on again.

    Here are my pictures from the said march which I took part in, showing fans of many ages and a decent turnout for a fist meeting.

    I’ll post the 3 images which I put up before.

  • 6 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    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!

  • 7 Big Pappa Cissé // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Team for Chelsea




    I would give Ben Arfa another chance and not up front by himself which was Pardews brilliant idea (NOT) . Gouffran comes up with the odd goal and runs his socks off but Marv would create more .

    Sissoko needs to be benched until we find out his best position as he looks like a headless chicken at times . We need to get rid of Cisse ASAP as he would struggle in the Championship at the Minute and Ba would be an ideal replacement.

  • 8 Laurent Robert 32 // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Here’s another pic of the march:

  • 9 Big Pappa Cissé // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Ben Arfa needs to watch how Eden Hazard plays, mixing up dribbling skills with slick passing .

  • 10 ToonDarnSarf // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Toon KK

    We’re not broke! We still have the 7th highest revenue in the PL with virtually zero external debt!

    Fans need to accept it, unless a top 6 team implodes or we can have several years of progress, then 7th is the absolute best we can aim for right now.

  • 11 Laurent Robert 32 // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    and finally, here:

  • 12 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    BPC…maybe he whole team should watch who Chelsea play!

    …Benny is not a one man army 😉

  • 13 Laurent Robert 32 // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    ha. *first meeting, not fist meeting 😉

  • 14 Tsunki // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    If only Marveaux was the answer. Last few weeks they thought it was Remy. The training ground appointments are the key here. We have virtually no idea going forward. We have actually destroyed Jonas, HBA & Cisse, and it may not be long before Remy heaves a sigh of relief going back to his club. We need some positive changes, if need be Mike needs to take some pro advice on personnel changes.

  • 15 ToonDarnSarf // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:49 PM


    How about Ameobi’s that whistled past the post?

  • 16 yo-yo // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:50 PM


    You are right – Benny’s lack of vision is why he isn’t world class. Highly skilled yes, somewhat predictable though and can’t see how the game is flowing or how to play a one two

  • 17 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:50 PM


  • 18 yo-yo // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:51 PM


    Yes please – a new forward tactical coach and drills

  • 19 manxpie // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    manxpie // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    transfer swansea n southhampton do play better football but they certainly dont play under the same expectation and i really dont see wat a change of manager would be able to achieve under this owner
    the fans certainly do have an effect on the team and since we dropped from champions league i feel we have had this feeling we are better than we think
    and i thought relegation would level out that expectation and it seemed to work and we finished 5th but again the expectation was lifted
    i seriously wouldn’t mind us finishing 10th for a couple of seasons then building
    but you have to admit some of the opinions on here are the total extreme and due to past expectation?

  • 20 Big Pappa Cissé // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    I just don’t get it. Marveuax had the most assists for us last year in a poor team yet can’t even get on the bench in a team that creates virtually nothing in games and relies on the odd wonder strike to get the three points.

    Today we created nothing
    Against Liverpool we created nothing

    It is so obvious but Pardum cannot see it because he is a hopeless bum .

  • 21 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    yo-yo…could you please tell what’s the rest of the team’s excuse?

    …we are highly fixated on Benny these days (not healthy by the way)

  • 22 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:52 PM


  • 23 ToonDarnSarf // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:53 PM


    I’m not optimistic because the relationship between the fans and club appears to be seriously damaged right now. And it’s not just the owner who should take the blame for that, the unrealistic expectations of some fans and the disgusting death threats against Ashley when he sacked Keegan have helped to contribute to the situation we’re in now.

    Protesting because things are a little below average is frankly stupid. The best we could hope for now would be to fight for 7th place and to build for the future.

  • 24 catchy in norway // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    40catchy in norway // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    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

  • 25 Transfer Sage // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:54 PM


    yeh, i give you that…just forgot it, sorry.

    But my main point being all our second half chances, excet debuchy were outside the box.

    I wish I could find the link, but lost it, which shows where teams shoot from.

    Last year we had something like the 2nd least shots in the 6 yards area and the 3rd most from outside the box (this is all % of shots, not numbers). In my eyes that shows we don’t create as many clear chances as we should.

  • 26 ToonDarnSarf // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Banning journalists because they like stirring up the muck and contributing to the chaos at the club. Great…more chaos at the club by banning them…

  • 27 stuart no9 // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    does anyone know if the T4C group are having another protest march ? i cant wait to see the crowds get bigger and bigger and bigger, now we have the papers on our side hahaha

  • 28 toonarmydownsouth // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Because they were the three most disappointing
    Dummet was at fault for the goal yes but didn’t lack effort

    Sissoko got strolled past today, he played with no passion or enthusiasm and didn’t get involved at all, same with cisse, in fact shola put in twice as much effort as him

    Ben arfa not the same as last season? No he was better at the start if the season but his lack of consistency has kicked in and frankly the lad looks out of shape, one scuffed shot doesn’t suddenly mean he played a blinder

    Remy had a poor game but once again the effort was there sadly his touch wasn’t
    As for goofy what game were you watching? He swapped wings, dropped deep and cleared the ball from our area time after time after time, once again the effort was there, that’s why I’m singling those 3 out, the effort is not there, they weren’t trying and looked like they’d rather be elsewhere

    So yeah you know glasses and that

  • 29 Greebol1892 // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Yes the derby defeat hurts BUT everyone knows we have an inept manager. Joe Kinnear is better. BUT the real rot is Ashley’s regime.

  • 30 ToonDarnSarf // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:57 PM


    I know, you’re right that they were mostly from outside the box, but then Sunderland packed the box when we attacked.

    I still think we were the better team, since when do you see great football played at a Derby?

  • 31 Ben3arfa // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Pardew the coward , to hell with him and his gang of batty boys

  • 32 ToonDarnSarf // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Damn chaos at the club and it’s not going to change until everyone pulls in the same direction,

  • 33 Himanshu Dhingra // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Poor Cisse.

  • 34 manxpie // Oct 27, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    jesper that was his 1st contribution in 4 games lad so not picking him out at all!
    he’s supposed to be a goal creater n scorer and he ain’t done it so he should be criticised simple as that mate!

  • 35 Keith in France // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    What has happend to our once great club? If it’s a case that the media is banned if they say anything negative against the club then it is truly a sad day.
    RE the result – I have been a fan for over 50 years and went to many home & away games. Although I have lived in France for over six years I do try to get to a game when in the UK and of course watch as much as I can when NUFC are on the box.
    Given Sunderland were bottom of the league and had been beaten 4.0 by Swansea , I thought we had more than enough to win the game.
    How wrong I was . We didn’t deserve anything out of the game in my opinion .
    Once again the team let us down.
    I don’t really blame the manager -he can only put out what he has available.
    This team are paid more than most of us can dream of and yet when it comes down to what for many, including me, is a crucial game for bragging rights alone, they can not deliver against the bottom team.
    They just don’t realise or care how important this game was.
    Sorry for the rant but I feel thoroughly p….ed off.

  • 36 Transfer Sage // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:00 PM


    I am with you on that, I don’t mind being top ten in the process of rebuilding, thats fine with me. I also am happy just seeing some entertaining football where the lads give their all….play to their best, or as near as possible.

    I don’t think pardew is a terrible manager, not at all, he is average but I think we need to get a manager who is average (ideally better) but in a more technical/modern mold suited to the players we have.

    Or we need to get the players pardew wants like the style of andy carroll etc who he always said he wanted.

    It’s no good buying good players but getting the wrong style of manage for them. I do believe pardew wants to play a technical game but I think he doesn’t seem to have all the knowledge to put the pieces together.

    Instead of sacking him we could try this year with getting an assistant to replace carver. Sir Alex always changed his assistant after a few years to make sure he was keeping up with latest techniques….I think this would really help pardew.

    Where else will he get the chance to learn other new drills/style…….sometimes just need a fresh pair of eyes and ears around.

  • 37 brighter // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Ed still continue to ask a question “who was Man of the match”? pff.
    You are really simpleton!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 38 manxpie // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    and to be honest if it was sammy who smashed it across like that he would have been ridiculed on here!!

  • 39 Transfer Sage // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:03 PM


    I would agree with you on the derby, its often scrappy stuff…..but its not just the derb, I think thats how we lay often. Those stats i mentioned were for all of last season…so shows we struggle getting many chances in the box.

    We have technical players for tight play like cabaye, anita, ben arfa, marvoux…..and we have wide players who can cross like debuchy, hba can play there, gouff can too…yet we dont put balls into the box enough and we dont slot players through often either.

    I think this can be improved pretty quickly if we start to approach it orrectly, just cant see it changing under pardew, thats my worry.

    I hope i am wrong and he gets us firing

  • 40 Tsunki // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Toondarnsarf, I have no part with the insults and death threats but I really dont see where you picture that ‘building for the future’ has its origins in this setup. We tried espousing all that last year, but its not inherent in the way Mr Ashley does things in his numbingly inept football foray. I don’t see the very real prospect of a derby defeat to a patently awful team for a 3rd game running as appealing, or promising. Where do you actually see the promise in our current regime? Are we not a team who can easily use this defeat as a ladder to another downward spiral to the relegation places? If so, how many seasons do we need to endure that before we get sick of buying tickets, shirts, memberships………

  • 41 Hatem's better than Messi // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    One surefire way to create bad press is to ban the press. Set of idiots.

    Pardew out.
    Ashley Out!

  • 42 Belfast // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Embarrasment as per usual.
    The sooner these jokers ferk off the better.

  • 43 NUFCarter // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    So its not until the 1st of February when we play Sunderland again and our chance to make amends and i mean amends. 6-0 to the toon will suffice!!

  • 44 Belfast // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Skunki my dear old foe hows things?

  • 45 Ginger // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    We lost today, a big defeat to Sunderland. Realistically it’s starting to hurt me less and less, which is really bad for the club.

    Tactically, Gus trounced Pardew in every way whatsoever. Pardew does not teach a slick passing game, we need time on the ball. Sunderland were putting three players around every single one of our players whenever we got the ball. Once again, Gus tortured Pardew tactically.

    By doing this, Sunderland were leaving our players unmarked. If one player had of gave an exit option to the players surrounded by the three mackems they could have spread the play attacking the opening in which Sunderland were leaving.

    Gus had the better tactics like always. He also had them a hell of a lot more motivated.

    It’s not all Pardews fault though, Dummet and Willamson were both rather poor. Inexperience in Dummet’s case and Williamson can just not handle anything on the ground. In the air he’s solid, aside from that not really.

    In my opinion, they were the better team and deserved it.

    There’s no point in wanting Pardew out, as it’s not going to happen.

    As for them banning journalists, it baffles me. Got to be Mike Ashley that made the call. On the plus side it means no more interviews from that idiot we call our Director of Football.

    Overall, very disappointed with today’s result.

  • 46 Blackley and Brownlie // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Tds – pardew says we deserved to win. You say we were the better team. I say the opposite. Fortune favours the brave. Who dares wins. We had a fair bit possession but we were awful with it. Other than the goal I can’t think of a shot on target. That’s because we always play negatively with no attacking intent in terms of personnel or tactics.

  • 47 Tsunki // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Ahh Belfast my nemesis, so we meet once more!

    I hate today. We just signalled to the scumbags that no matter how rubbish they get, they can always beat us. Thanks for that, Mike, Alan, Joe and the backroom team.

  • 48 Rotonda heights // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    why is it some people are always afraid of the next manager being worse than Pardew. The pool of managers worse than Pardew is a very small village. These are the same muppets who didn’t want Martinez and Poyet !!

  • 49 NUFCarter // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    I feel sorry for all the Newcastle fans who have to face Sunderland fans bragging about their win during the week. Fortunately i wont

  • 50 manxpie // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    transfer someone with a brain in there skull lol
    exactly to blame pardew for everything is moronic simple as
    and we have got a very good squad but only in some areas
    the fact we ain’t equiped for a full season is 1 persons fault ashley’s !
    and a mix with the good technical players and the players that pardew wants to build the team would work well!
    but the whole set up is shocking really

  • 51 NUFCarter // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:12 PM


    But its more than likely Ashley will pick a manager from that pool if Pardew was ever to be sacked

  • 52 popscott // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Just about had enough, we are playing for 7th in the league at best, we hope we get a run in a cup and in reality we have 2 games per year against a very mediocre side at best and we still manage to Fu:K that up, can anyone tell me why I bother while some fat fu;k from darn souf milks us for our last penny, season ticket renewal in jeopardy and not just knee jerk, actually sick as!

  • 53 Mister Tuff // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Cannot believe the local papers have been banned. I’ve always thought they gave the Toon a bit of an easy ride. I don’t believe for one minute the reported collective decision to ban the papers – the order will have been passed down from El Gourdo. Absolutely disgraceful position -the whole press will make merry with this -causing the club further embarrassment The press will hunt in a pack.
    As for those who want improved communications with the club -honourable idea – but you will just be fed a load of guff. More people will now support getting rid of the regime. The Toon shoot themselves in the foot yet again -a collective of incompetents.

  • 54 yo-yo // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:14 PM


    I thought we were lacking in pretty much all attacking movement today – lack of urgency and pace, lacked fluidity, creativity and some poor finishing. I was simply agreeing with your point on Benny in particular. I think we were poor getting into the box and had to make too many efforts from 18 yards or more. Cisse stood no chance really. When we did get it to the byline or whipped a low cross in we scored and threatened more – though their blocking was pretty good

  • 55 Belfast // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Rather depressing Skunki so it is.

  • 56 stuart no9 // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    and just think—– gus could have been our manager,,,, gutted.

  • 57 manxpie // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    rotunda name your list then! as you ain’t afraid!!
    and they have to be realistic under ashley??

  • 58 Blackley and Brownlie // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Rotonda – another good point. The fans can persuade mikey who is already questioning pardew.

    Why does pardew like to move his top scorer to the wing where his goals dry up and he loses form and confidence? And move his winger to centre forward with the same result? Tactical genius!

  • 59 Tsunki // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    NUFC Carter @49 – I am one of those people. I am getting sick of having a season ticket for abuse and ridicule. Why wouldn’t I be mad at the club.

    And while we are on the subject of fans protesting about mediocrity, it would be poor to protest if we had mediocre players but we don’t. These players are good players, played in a mismatched and disjointed way so not only do they play badly, they must now perceive their individual price tags getting discounts scrawled on them like the SD tags on Mikes Jogger Pants. The way the club is being run is driving its value down in more ways than one. Mike needs to get with the prgram fast, he cant keep fooling around in the dark like this or we wont be attracting any ‘top’ players and soon we will dream about mediocrity as a positive thing.

  • 60 manxpie // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    bandb so even tho remy has scored more from that position???

  • 61 Blackley and Brownlie // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Manx how many goals has remy scored since he has been started out wide and directed to play there?

  • 62 Geordie1985 // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Cant believe some of you are even talking about marveaux. Hes had chances and proved he isnt any better than what we already have and goes missing 90% of the game. Our real problem lies is defence. We have a load of inept ‘defenders’ who have no idea how to defend.

  • 63 Rotonda heights // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    TDS @30

    Since we beat them 5-1

  • 64 Rotonda heights // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    solksjaer, bergkamp, rikjeard, hoddle

    sadly the ones we could realisticallyy have had have now all been taken, ie poyet, martinez, garcia, blanc, girard etc

  • 65 puretoon // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Keith @ 35-yes we can blame the gutless manager. the players only play the way they’re told to play by the manager. Pardew’s hopeless and has been sacked by the few clubs he’s been at because he was found out. It’s only this place under greedy Ashley where sacking will be unlilkely as Pardew fits Ashleys plans to a tee. Just about every player who’s come to this is an international -until Pardew gets them and destroys them.

    popscott @ 52 and Tsunki @ 59-agree whole heartidly lads. It’s now getting to the case where we’re non plussed about watching team which is a damn shame and yes, Season Tickets are going in in Jan-can’t wait! roll on next April when DD stops.

  • 66 fatman // Oct 27, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    ToonDarnSarf @30

    the last game before the puppet took charge

  • 67 lesh // Oct 27, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    I wonder whether Ashley had considered the possibility of a negative reaction, a backlash, to the appointment of Kinnear as DoF?

    If not, then that in itself speaks volumes about his management style with Newcastle United and if he did go ahead with Kinnear’s appointment, it shows two things, a failure to undertake a risk/ impact assessment and a complete contempt and disregard for the club’s fans.

    Whether he knows it or not, he’s creating a toxic brand that will never attract any revenue generating by relationships with major and credible international businesses.

  • 68 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Oct 28, 2013 at 6:00 AM

    This is the second derby i,v watched live in a bar in Nijmegen and the second time we,ve lost to the Scum !

    Am i disappointed? Yes, Am i going to come on here sputing Doom and Gloom? NO!

    We lost the game to a bloody good goal, opportunist and just before the end . Let them gloat, and have their day and it hurts , “Yes”!.

    What i find more disappoioting though is all the Crap that gets written on here afterwards, Cue the insults and name-calling !

    As far i can remember, the last game Scumberland won was the week after winning at St James park, i would go so far as to say the only football they play would be against us !

    They may even go down this year, then we will have no Derby games next year, and that would be disappointing too !
    Not too bothered about them going down but i would miss the buzz of and the atmosphere of the Derby games!

    This Newcastle team are the same players who played so well against Liverfool last week, and were just ouplsyed by a team looking to impress their new manager, which don,t really surprise me.

    Like to think this result is just a blip, and try to forget it and concentrate on Shitty Wednesday and the Spuds next week !

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