Originally Posted by Redsland
The clubhouse door opens 10 minutes after the end of each game (barring an unusual delay). The reporters are welcome in there any time after that for as long as they like.
Prior to the game, clubhouses are open to the press three and a half hours before gametime, and stay open until 45 minutes before gametime.
Wow! IMHO, that's an excessive amount of time for media access.
I always thought the clubhouse was the players' domain; apparently not and I think it's a shame. I guess it's safe to say that if a player isn't being directly interviewed, the lurking media has free reign to print ANYTHING that goes on or is said there.
No wonder so much clubhouse "banter" shows up in media reports.