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Newcastle United balls: Andros Townsend sees ‘fantastic players’ in a one-eyed media

by | 5th, February 2016

Everton tonked Newcastle United 3-0 this week. One day later, the Daily Mirror has news:

Andros Townsend sat in the Newcastle home dressing room and pointed at the names on the back of the shirts.

“Look, some fantastic players….”

He did? He said Newcastle had “fantastic players”?

In other news, we hark back to what the Daily Telegraph reported back to July 2015:

When the new head coach, Steve McClaren, was unveiled in June, Newcastle only allowed him to speak to their in-house “journalists” and those deemed friendly to the regime, Sky Sports and the Daily Mirror, who have become the first national newspaper to enter into a commercial agreement with a Premier League club in order to obtain exclusive access…

When asked at a subsequent fans’ forum why they had adopted such a restrictive approach, managing director Lee Charnley admitted it was to “control and reinforce the positive messages the club wished to deliver”

Back in the Mirror, readers are told:

Townsend’s shirt is among those quality names on hangers ready for Saturday.

So says the Mirror, official media partner for the Newcastle PR department.



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