Fair coverage of loan company unlikely

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10 July ~ Since Newcastle United signed a sponsorship deal with payday loan company Wonga they have received criticism from fans, national media and even their own players. But the balance of coverage in local media has been compromised recently by the Newcastle Evening Chronicle's decision to team up with Wonga on what would otherwise be an excellent project to help local sports clubs with funding. Regular contributor Mark Brophy, who writes about Joe Kinnear's return to Tyneside in WSC 318, details the deal and its effects on his blog.

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