Some of you may have noticed last Monday that our site had been updated with a number of improvements.
We’ve gone to bright blue headlines (wow!) and have made one or two other improvements so that the predominant colors on the site are those of Newcastle United â€“ black, white and blue.
Today we have added a new header with most of our new players and managers in a Mount Rushmore type setting â€“ for Newcastle United.
Many thanks to PhoonCK, one of our readers from Singapore, who independently worked on the header and then sent it to us a couple of days ago â€“ and we were delighted when we saw it â€“ many thanks PhoonCK!
We started the blog on April 23rd of this year and as of right now we’ve had over 950,000 hits and expect to hit the million mark next Monday â€“ or Saturday night if we thump Aston Villa 6-0 😀
We’ve had 638 posts (articles) since last April and received more than 12,000 comments so we’re close to 20 comments per article. Comments are the life blood of the site so we really hope you’ll continue giving us your opinions on our stories. Your participation is always very welcome.
We’d like to reiterate our goals for the site â€“ so readers understand what we are trying to do, and how we see ourselves as somewhat different from most other Newcastle fans’ web-sites.
Newcastle United Blog – Site Goals
Rather than just reporting the news on Newcastle United – the major focus of this blog is the analysis, comment and opinion on the major Newcastle news stories of the day.
We will report the news, briefly, in our daily feature Major Newcastle News Stories with some comments on what we think of each of the news topic – which includes whether we think there’s any truth in them. We’ll also provide links to the best coverage of each story that day.
We’ll also take the more interesting stories and present our own thoughts and opinions in our own articles – concentrating more on the analysis of the story and what it can mean to the club. But we’d like you to join us and share your own views and opinions on whatever stories we publish. The blog is an opportunity for all Newcastle fans everywhere to have your opinions published and read – worldwide.
We do have a comments policy – which is just below the Leave A Comment section (at the bottom of each article). The policy reviews what’s appropriate for comments – but the main thing is to be civil – and remember everyone has an opinion which needs to be respected. Opinions aren’t necessarily facts 😀
So let’s have your opinions and ideas in the comments section of each of our articles. The Newcastle United Blog is meant to be a blog for you – the great Newcastle fans – and we hope you’ll participate with us.
Thanks for your readership and comments so far â€“ we know it’s upward and onward for Newcastle United under new owner Mike Ashley, new chairman Chris Mort and our great new manager Sam Allardyce.
We’ll also try not to get carried away too much – but no promises there.