Paper and football club agree truce after ban

The Hull Daily Mail can once again interview Hull City FC players after editor John Meehan and club chairman Adam Pearson stopped squabbling over an interview with star striker Stuart Elliott.

The Mail has agreed that manager Peter Taylor will be informed “under normal circumstances” about any interviews and that they will not take place 24 hours before a game.

Pearson took exception to the Mail interviewing Elliott without permission and banned sports reporter John Fieldhouse from the press box at the Hull v Bristol Rovers match this month (Press Gazette, 10 January).

The ban on Fieldhouse was later relaxed, but Pearson continued to deny the paper access to his players.

The story on Elliott was about his life outside football and Meehan said that in the same circumstances, the Mail would do exactly the same.

“The only thing we have agreed is that as a courtesy, on footballing matters, we will inform the manager when we are doing interviews.”

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