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What do you think of The Mag’s coverage of Newcastle United? Vote now

6 years ago

Always interested in getting feedback, whatever aspect of The Mag and Newcastle United the comments are about.

What do you think though?

Is the coverage you read on here just about right in terms of fairness, or is it a bit/lot too negative or positive?

With tens of thousands of people visiting daily we must be doing something right but is the balance ok?

Please vote below but this is what sparked the idea for the poll.

An email we received from Jon Stobbart, have a read of what he has to say and then vote as you see fit.

(Remember of course, we accept articles from all Newcastle fans. The majority of opinion pieces are from supporters and we don’t decide what to publish based on any editorial line, whether that is positive, negative or whatever.

To have your say, send in your articles for our website to [email protected])

‘I have grave concerns about The Mag, its coverage is constantly focussing on negatives.

Sometimes – as in changing name of our stadium or selling off Strawberry Place this is wholly justified –and goodness knows it’s more negatives than anything else since Ashley owned us.

But not every decision of the club needs to be looked at cynically or as a negative or as not having a positive.

Especially since the Ashley Sky statement, and clear evidence in a change of policy – on transfers, desire to play better football, and to win a cup.

We ought to embrace this, and pull together. But each and every event – such as a McClaren statement – is always covered in terms of a negativity. This is a lack of balance. When the club do something positive it ought to be covered  as such.

And goodness knows, we get enough blanket negativism from the Southern press and Mackem press.

I could give a hundred examples – it’s easier just to go look and contrast the Mag articles with those elsewhere (Chronicle etc.)

If it is bad for the club, call it so – but otherwise lets support our club, and create a more positive media profile and leave the cynicism to the rest.’

Jon Stobbart


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