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More tension between media and clubs

icon interview3 April ~ Reporter Kaylee Seckington has been banned from speaking to Crawley Town manager Richie Barker and his players following supposedly misleading headlines in recent editions of the Crawley News. The League One club took issue with quotes relating to former boss Steve Evans but the paper responded by claiming they "would be failing in our duty to fans if we only covered stories that the manager wanted to see in the paper". There is nothing new about strained relations between football clubs and the media, as WSC 128 examined in October 1997. Martin Cloake argued that Kenny Dalglish, manager of Newcastle at the time, had "no business laying into a journalist who has legitimately obtained an interview and who works for another employer".

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