Writer: Pete Dunbar
Date:Sunday February 22 2009
The Croydon Advertiser has been banned from speaking to staff and players at Crystal Palace FC after it ran a story in which fans criticised the club's choice for next seasons kit.
The story has upset Palace chairman Simon Jordan.
Editor Ian Carter said: 'The Advertiser has always been proud of its association with Crystal Palace. But it is high time the club hierarchy realised that the Advertiser's loyalty does not mean we will simply act as their mouthpiece.
'The ban on our staff speaking to the manager or players is a ridiculous over-reaction to last week's article.
'We have no beef with manager Neil Warnock, nor the playing staff, and would rather have used our pages to focus on Palace's excellent win at Plymouth.
'But if we have a direct choice between losing access to players or cravenly agreeing to publish only stories the club's bosses personally approve of, there is no real decision to be made.'
A statement issued by Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan said: 'Over the last eight years I have tried to maintain a positive relationship with the local press and in particular the Croydon Advertiser.
'Unfortunately, despite my hopes, the club has continually been reflected in a disproportionate and negative light by this paper over the ensuing years to the degree where very few positive stories are given their due and the expected positioning or prominence within the paper.
'Contact from the paper to the commercial side of the club is non-existent unless it is to obtain a last minute quote to a negative story which on the converse to the many positives that the club is doing and those stories are blazoned across a multiple spread to exaggerate the issue.'
Is Simon Jordan being petyy or is he protecting the best interest of Crystal Palace????..........
Date:Sunday February 22 2009
Strikers And Trialist (Tuesday July 29 2014)
US Tour Ends With Palace Win (Tuesday July 29 2014)
Palace Keen On Lazio Defender (Tuesday July 29 2014)
Speroni Delighted With 90 & Clean Sheet (Sunday July 27 2014)
Pulis Pleased With Campbell Capture (Saturday July 26 2014)
Pulis Left Frustrated By Scoreline (Saturday July 26 2014)
Philadelphia 0-1 Palace (Saturday July 26 2014)
Campbell Relishing Palace Opportunity (Saturday July 26 2014)
Palace Confirm Campbell Capture (Friday July 25 2014)
Pulis On Tough Crew Test (Thursday July 24 2014)
|2. Aston Villa||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|5. Crystal Palace||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|7. Hull City||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|8. Leicester City||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Albion Announce 2014-15 Squad Numbers
» WBA : 31/07/2014 18:13:00
|Bertrand Joins On Season Long Loan
» Southampton : 31/07/2014 18:02:00
|Pellegrini Pleased With Liverpool Showing
» Man City : 31/07/2014 17:47:00
|City Lose To Liverpool On Penalties
» Man City : 31/07/2014 17:42:00
|Good Winning Habit For Shakey
» Leicester City : 31/07/2014 17:28:00