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Ashley v The Geordie Nation - And Fat Boy Is Winning!

29 Oct 2013 14:37:03

Ashley v The Geordie Nation - And Fat Boy Is Winning!

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew will hold his first press conference today after the Wear Tyne Derby.

But among those who won't be in attendance will be journalists from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, Journal and Sunday Sun.

They have been banned indefinitely from all media events at the club for the way they covered a fans demonstration against the club's owner Mike Ashley.

Ashley is now fighting the Geordie Nation.

Mike Ashley and Alan Pardew

He has tried to change the name of the stadium; brought in a man (Alan Pardew) who has won bugger all in football (as a player or a manager); brought back the worst manager Newcastle United have had in their history (Joe Kinnear) ... and he continues to wind up the fans at EVERY opportunity.

WHY? Because he is a nob-head!

He has £3billion in the bank, has NUFC as his toy, a manager terrified to answer him back, and the fat bastard thinks he can rule the world.

And at the moment ... we can't do a thing to stop him!

It's a fact of life - with £3billion he can do what the hell he wants with Newcastle United Football Club.

He has kept quiet all these years, but now he was a mouth-piece - Wendy Taylor - another puppet in the Newcastle United Muppet Show to join the rest.

A letter from Newcastle United press officer Wendy Taylor, which was published in yesterday's Evening Chronicle says that the volume of coverage far outweighed the scale of the event.

The letter was received last week but, as editor Darren Thwaites explained in his statement earlier today, he chose to stay silent to ensure the story of our ban didn't disrupt the build-up to the vital derby game.          

Newcastle United FC Press Officer

Dear Darren,

Regarding the following articles:

The Chronicle – “ Get out of Toon: Fans plan protest march in bid to oust Ashley ” (page 1 September 7)

The Chronicle – “ Toon campaign groups hoping to oust Ashley ” (pages 2 – 3, September 7)

The Chronicle – “ Fans hoping to replace Ashley ” (back page, September 7)

The Chronicle – “ Time for change – time for Newcastle fans to take charge of their own club ” (pages 50 – 51, September 7)

Sunday Sun – “ This weekend will prove how angry fans really are ” (pages 98 – 99, October 13)

The Journal – “‘ Lack of ambition’ sees fans take to the streets ” (page 12, October 19)

The Chronicle – “ March if you want him out ” (page 1, October 19)

The Chronicle - “ Anti-Ashley protesters set to take to the city’s streets ” (pages 2 - 3, October 19)

Sunday Sun – “ Hundreds join protest march as Kinnear outlines United’s position ” (page 96)

The Chronicle - “ Disgruntled fans hit out at Ashley ” (page 8, October 21)

The Journal – “ Fans are United in their opposition to Ashley ” (page 4, October 21)

ChronicleLive – “ Frustrated fans march Newcastle’s streets in Mike Ashley prote st” (October 21)

I write in reference to the above coverage in The Chronicle, The Journal and Sunday Sun regarding the protest march on Saturday 19 October by a small number of Newcastle United fans operating under the campaign name Time4Change.

It is quite frankly staggering that you devoted 15 full pages, including two front page splashes, a back page, three double-page spreads and a remarkable six full pages in one (September 7) in The Chronicle to a protest march which ultimately was attended by approximately 300 supporters. Even if the 1,000 supporters expected by the organisers had marched your coverage would have been disproportionate. Given the turnout was significantly less than this, in fact only just over a quarter of that anticipated, something your coverage following the march failed to reference or reflect whatsoever, you should be in no doubt as to the strength of feeling that exists within the club in relation to your coverage.

Indeed after reviewing all of the above articles, and in particular, the front page headline and a large map outlining the route of the march, spread over two pages in The Chronicle on 19 October it is our opinion there was an underlying message of encouragement and support provided by your titles in the lead-up to the day and on the day itself.

We feel strongly that the turnout at the march renders your extraordinary coverage completely disproportionate.  Furthermore it is evident from the scale and prominence you devoted to it that your agenda was the pursuit of sales based on an anti-Newcastle United stance, rather than a fair and balanced approach.

We could never dream of generating this level of coverage, over such an extended time-frame, for some of our positive news such as some of the fantastic work undertaken by our Foundation in the local community which benefits so many or the recent announcement of reciprocal ticket pricing for away fans which received a fraction of the coverage of the march.

Having given due consideration to the above and your response to my email of Monday 21 October, the club’s owner, director of football, board of directors and team manager have reached a unanimous decision that the three NCJ Media titles, The Chronicle, The Journal and Sunday Sun, will not be permitted access to any media facilities, press conferences and player interviews at Newcastle United indefinitely and with immediate effect.

We do not require a reply to this letter, our position on this issue is not up for negotiation.

Yours sincerely,

Wendy Taylor

Head of Media, Newcastle United

IDEAL FOR CHRISTMAS

MAGPIES IN EUROPE -

HARVEY TO PARDEW

The new version of "Magpies In Europe" will be launched next week.

Although NUFC are not talking to the Chronicle or Sunday Sun ... we are!

And the full story is expected to be in newspapers within the next two weeks.

The official new title is "Magpies In Europe - Harvey To Pardew" and is an up-dated version of "From Antwerp To Zurich" - which includes the 14 Europa League fixtures we played last season.

The 280-page book features match reports from the 134 European matches Newcastle United have played, starting with the memorable 4-0 win over Feyenoord in 1968 on our European debut. 

Included are stats and the figures you would expect, but also each away fixture has the remarkable experiences of individuals who travelled to watch the matches. 

Introduction by "Big Bad" John McNamee, part of the Fairs Cup winning team of 1969.

It is a fascinating history that every Newcastle United fan will enjoy. 

And with a limited print-run, make sure you order a copy. 

DON'T MISS OUT! 

More details will be announced this week about where it will be sold, but we are selling it MAIL ORDER for £8.95 (but postage will be £1.50 extra).

(*Or we will be selling them for £8.95 prior to home games in Newcastle)

RRP: £10.95

if you want to order, contact us:- Kevnumad@fsmail.net

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Mail order: Send a cheque for £10.45 made payable to K.Fletcher to:

K Fletcher, 5 Dunelm, Sacriston, Durham DH7 6NU

Include your own address.

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THIS WEEK'S FIXTURES

Tuesday October 29League Cup19:45 Arsenal v Chelsea 19:45 Birmingham City v Stoke City 19:45 Burnley v West Ham United 19:45 Leicester City v Fulham 19:45 Man Utd v Norwich City

Wednesday October 30League Cup19:45 Newcastle United v Manchester City 19:45 Tottenham v Hull City

Saturday November 2Premier League12:45 Newcastle United v Chelsea 15:00 Fulham v Man Utd 15:00 Hull City v Sunderland 15.00 Manchester City v Norwich City 15:00 Stoke City v Southampton 15:00 West Brom v Crystal Palace 15:00 West Ham United v Aston Villa 17:30 Arsenal v Liverpool

Sunday November 3Premier League13:30 Everton v Tottenham 16:00 Cardiff City v Swansea City

NEWCASTLE UNITED 2013/14 

PREMIER LEAGUE 

SUNDERLAND 2 NEWCASTLE 1 (Debuchy)Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Dummett, Santon, Sissoko (45' Cisse), Tiote, Cabaye, Gouffran (86' Sammy Ameobi), Ben Arfa, Remy (70' Shola Ameobi).Subs: Anita, Haidara, Elliot, Obertan.

NEWCASTLE UTD 2 LIVERPOOL 2 (Cabaye, Dummett)Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon, Cabaye (78'  Sammy Ameobi), Tiote, Gouffran, Sissoko (45' Dummett), Remy, Ben Arfa (78' Anita).Subs: Cisse, Elliot, Obertan, Dummett.

CARDIFF CITY 1 NEWCASTLE 2 (Remy 2)Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Tiote, Cabaye (86' Ben Arfa), Gouffran, Sissoko, Remy (71' Gutierrez), Cisse Subs: Anita, Yanga-Mbiwa, Elliot, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett 

EVERTON 3 NEWCASTLE 2 (Cabaye, Remy)Krul, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa (46' Williamson), Coloccini, Santon, Tiote, Anita (69' Cisse), Ben Arfa (46' Cabaye), Sissoko, Gouffran, Remy Subs: Elliot, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett 

NEWCASTLE 2 HULL CITY 3 (Remy 2)Krul, Debuchy (86' Tiote), Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini, Santon, Cabaye (62' Gouffran), Anita, Sissoko, Ben Arfa, Cisse (73' Marveaux), Remy Subs: Williamson, Elliot, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett 

ASTON VILLA 1 NEWCASTLE 2 (Ben Arfra, Gouffran)Krul, Debuchy, Coloccini, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon, Anita (74' Tiote), Cabaye (88' Sammy Ameobi), Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Remy (63' Gouffran), Cisse Subs: Elliot, Marveaux, S Taylor, Dummett 

NEWCASTLE 1 FULHAM 0 (Ben Arfa)Krul, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini, Santon, Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Anita 65' (Cabaye), Marveaux 74' (Remy), Shola Ameobi 65' (Gouffran), Cisse Subs: Gosling, Elliot, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett 

NEWCASTLE 0 WEST HAM 0Krul, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini, Santon, Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Anita, Marveaux 66' (Sammy Ameobi), Shola Ameobi, Cisse 72'Subs: Gosling, Bigirimana, Elliot, Vuckic, Dummett 

MAN CITY 4 NEWCASTLE 0Krul, Debuchy, Coloccini, S Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Sissoko, Tiote, Gouffran 45+4' (Dummett), Ben Arfa 65' (Sammy Ameobi), Gutierrez 44' (Anita), Cisse Subs: Elliot, Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Obertan 

LEAGUE CUP 

NEWCASTLE 2 LEEDS UTD 0 (Cisse, Gouffran)Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Gouffran (90' Vuckic), Anita (80' Gosling), Tiote, Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi, Cisse (71' Obertan).Subs: Ben Arfa, Yanga-Mbiwa, Bigirimana, Alnwick 

MORECAMBE 0 NEWCASTLE 2 (Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi)Elliot, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Good, Dummett, Bigirimana, Gosling, Marveaux 88' (Sissoko), Vuckic 46' (Shola Ameobi), Sammy Ameobi, Gouffran 71' (Ben Arfa)Subs: Santon, Anita, Alnwick, Streete 

Newcastle United Fixtures

 

Wednesday October 3019:45 League Cup - 4th RndNewcastle United v Manchester City

Saturday November 212:45 Premier LeagueNewcastle United v Chelsea

Sunday November 1012:00 Premier LeagueTottenham v Newcastle United

Source: Newcastle United Mad


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