"I was banned after a People Sport story which claimed the manager [Kinnear] had suffered a health setback."
March 25 2009 - Alan Oliver
Newcastle, a club in turmoil on and off the pitch, have surpassed themselves by banning journalist Alan Oliver from St James’ Park just days after he received a lifetime achievement award for the dignified way he devoted a career to covering the team for the Newcastle Evening Chronicle for more than 30 years.October 28 2013 - The Journal, Chronicle & Sunday Sun
The highly respected Oliver, now a pensioner working for a Sunday newspaper, was the co-author of a story speculating on sidelined manager Joe Kinnear’s health — a fair subject on Tyneside — which upset the board.
Their ridiculous over-the-top reaction against a newspaperman who has written more positive paragraphs about the football club than anyone says everything about the buffoons running Newcastle.
Newcastle United have banned three local newspapers from matches and press conferences in protest at coverage of a recent fans' demonstration against Mike Ashley, the club's owner.February 18 2014 - Sunday Express
The Club feels it necessary to respond to the article published in the Sunday Express newspaper, headlined 'Pardew's One Game From Sack - Beat Villa or it's the Bullet', and claimed as an 'exclusive' by the paper. The article was written by John Richardson.
Newcastle United can confirm that the Sunday Express is banned with immediate effect
September 19 2014 - Luke Edwards & The Telegraph