Dr. Ed Harrison is a retired IBM Executive, and he was born and bred in St. Anthony's estate in Newcastle, and joined IBM in 1970 after completing a PhD in Computing Science at Newcastle University.
Ed was moved to America in 1973 by IBM with his then new wife Madeline - formerly Madeline Carol Rose of Longbenton- who is also a Geordie.
Ed did well at the American company, and was instrumental in building and managing a $2B Network Consulting business for IBM Global Services, but finally retired back in 2004, and has since concentrated on something really important - Newcastle United.
Ed and Madeline have been married for 41 years, and have three children, twin sons Neil and Paul and daughter Elaine, and they live near their parents in Raleigh, NC.
Click here for a longer bio - but it gets a bit boring.
James Perch scored his very first goal for Wigan just minutes into the second half in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon, and that put Wigan 2-0 up after a penalty from Fortune had given Wigan the lead in the first half.
The Mirror has a report out today that is saying that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has told his manager he is safe from the sack and that Ashley will continue to back him as manager, and he will soon appoint a new Managing Director to take the weight off Alan a bit, since he seems too isolated at the club.
Alan Pardew – help on the way – a new Managing Director [Read more →]
Here’s Tim Sherwood’s press interview after yesterdays’ 4-0 defeat of Spurs at Chelsea, and at least Tim tells the truth – too many of his players just don’t have the heart – but how many times has a manager said these things after a game?
The Mirror is reporting that Alan Pardew could get a stadium ban through the end of the season next week when the three man FA commission meets with Pardew and his legal team, , but ever since he tamely (but wrongly) head butted David Meyler eight days ago, the English press have been talking about what would be huge bans for Alan Pardew, and most of them being discussed are simply unfair.
Alan Pardew in the stands – who’s been a bad boy then? [Read more →]
In order to play in European competition, clubs have to meet the Financial Fair Play Rules (FFP), and there was news very recently that of the 237 clubs who took part in this season’s Champions League and Europa League competitions, 76 of them are being investigated.
Michel Platini – UEFA President should be FFP rules bite [Read more →]
It’s not new news that Arsenal are interested in signing QPR striker Loic Remy in the summer, and the French striker has had a great season so far at Newcastle, with 13 goals in just 24 appearances for the Magpies.
Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon 4-0, after it had been a very close game in the first half at Stamford Bridge, and the score was 0-0 at half time, with Tottenham having most of the possession in the first half and were the better side.
Demba Ba – scored two opportunist goals this afternoon [Read more →]
Will Newcastle Succeed In Signing Loic Remy This Summer?
No (84%, 1,179 Votes)
Yes (16%, 217 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,396
Should Alan Pardew Be Fired For His Behavior At Hull?
No (76%, 2,859 Votes)
Yes (24%, 889 Votes)
Total Voters: 3,748
Health Update – 29 Jan, 2014
Nine days I ago I had another battery of medical tests, and the results I received today show my PSA count is still undetectable, which is a good indication the prostate cancer is under control, and there is no trace of cancer in my body.
I am so thankful for that - and this blog will continue for the foreseeable future.
Elaine Harrison – Makeup Artist
Newcastle’s Incoming Transfers – 2013
Season loan - £2M
What Is A Football Club?
“What is a club in any case?" “Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it.
It’s not the television contracts, get-out clauses, marketing departments or executive boxes."
“It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city."
“It’s a small boy clambering up stadium steps for the very first time, gripping his father’s hand, gawping at that hallowed stretch of turf beneath him and, without being able to do a thing about it, falling in love.”