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Post-match, Alan Pardew sitting between a press officer and an NCJ journalist as they tried to clarify the situation of whether or not questions can be asked. The journalist was told to ask his editor for clarification.
The post-match press conference where a press officer tells an NCJ reporter not to ask questions.
The Chronicle has hit back after its journalists were banned from media events at Newcastle United. The paper's front page headline says it is "Banned but not Gagged" and it highlights a number of front pages that show where it has challenged the way the club is run.
– Newcastle United press officer, Wendy Taylor
"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."
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.
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.
Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has been given an seven month suspended sentence after admitting driving with a forged Belgian licence.
Gregg Easteal reports.
While Tiote was waiting in court for his case to be heard, Newcastle United's official Twitter account was inviting fans to submit their questions to him.
Telling fans to use the askTiote hashtag, they said the best questions would be put to him this afternoon.
The stream was quickly hijacked by Sunderland supporters asking him about losing the Tyne-Wear derby the day before.
Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has escaped jail this afternoon after admitting driving with a forged Belgian licence which he had bought from a stranger near Brussels airport for €15,000.
The 27-year-old was given an seven month prison sentence for the offence but a judge told him it would be suspended keeping him out of prison unless he breaks the law again.
Stand-in Newcastle United captain Cheick Tiote has been convicted of possessing a forged driving licence.
The midfielder - who wore the armband against Sunderland, today admitted having a fake Belgian licence.
The 27-year-old Ivory Coast international, who appeared at Newcastle Crown Court, pleaded guilty to the charge that related to December 17 last year.
Wearing a dark blazer and white shirt, the tough-tackling midfielder was aided by a translator throughout the hearing. Sentencing will follow.
Police say the vast majority of football fans were well behaved during yesterday's Wear-Tyne derby.
In total, 20 arrests were made during the day. Officers say it is very low for a crowd of 50,000.
Match ended Sunderland 2 - 1 Newcastle.