Four Funny Football Quotes For Today


We’ve decided to make a little change on the Newcastle United Blog and we’re not going to produce the Major Newcastle News Stories each day. Some of the feedback we got was that it was a little repetitious. However, we will continue every day to produce our funny football quotes. That’s so we can all have a laugh at some of the managers’ and players’ quotes 😀

“Rome wasn’t built in a day – but I wasn’t on that particular job” – Brian Clough

“I never comment on referees and I’m not going to break the rule for that twat”  -  Ron Atkinson

“Hoddle hasn’t been the Hoddle we know. Neither has Robson.”  -  Ron Greenwood

“I once told Gazza his IQ was less than his shirt number and he asked me: “What’s an IQ?”  -  George Best

10 comments so far

  • Josh

    Sep 26, 2007 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #1

    The reason you write stories is to pass across your point of view.

    “some of the feedback we got was that it was a little repetitious”

    Thats a terrible reason. The reason why I choose to read the stories of this site is because of the large number of original comments by other people. Your writing is very biased in support of whatever the managment and board do and is almost devoid of any objectiveness or critisism.

    Your articles were good to read and everyone understands they take a lot of work to produce but your reason for stopping them is clearly false.

  • Ed Harrison

    Sep 26, 2007 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #2

    If we get more of these comments Josh I’m quite willing to reintroduce the major stories.

  • Mark G

    Sep 26, 2007 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #3

    I agree with your decision Ed. The major stories of the day were very repetitious and I only viewed the thread for the comments and for the quotes of the day.

  • Dz Adams

    Sep 26, 2007 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed,I’d just like to ask why the dialogue of this site is written in American English when at a guess I’d have thought the majority of people who read and leave comments here are from the North East of England?

  • Ed Harrison

    Sep 26, 2007 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #5

    They were a lot of work to put together and I was never sure we were adding too much value with them – but we’ll put out more stories than before where our readers can comment – we’ll expand the number of stories a bit – as long as we can add value and not just report plain news – but give our slant on the news.
    Maybe I should have been clearer on this – hopefully this also gives a little more clarification for Josh.

  • evil dick

    Sep 27, 2007 at 4:40 AM

    Comment #6

    I enjoy the site, and the positive view is rare for a toon site.


    Sep 27, 2007 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #7

    Ed, you do a brilliant job (I don’t know where you get the time from) Its typical so called toon fans to knock, rise above them and keep up the excellent blog

  • David M

    Sep 27, 2007 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #8

    Ed, I realise that you can’t keep everybody happy but I suspect the people who accused you of ‘repetition’ were (naturally enough) based in the North and had already read these articles in the Journal and the Chronicle. There are some of us who are now Southern based and whose only daily read about our team is via your blog (very little about NUFC in the southern press). I actually enjoy seeing what has been written in the local press about our team but understand the other point of view. Either way I will still continue to enjoy the blog. Ignore the knockers, you’re doing a great job!

  • Ed Harrison

    Sep 27, 2007 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #9

    David – great – thanks.
    I’ll still be doing all the stories – and probably more – but just will not have them all pulled together in one article at the end of the day – that’s the only “story” I’ve decided to stop – gives me more time for additional articles.
    And i do appreciate your support 😀

  • Ed Harrison

    Sep 27, 2007 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #10

    Dz Adams – yes i’ve had that question a lot. Click on “About” at the top of the site and you’ll get the explanation. I’ve been resident over here in USA since I was 30 years old – which is now over 30 years. First 30 years of my life spent in my home town of Newcastle. Sent over here by IBM – I just retired 3 years ago as an IBM executive – so that’s why I have the time doing something I just love.
    One goal is to attract global fans to Newcastle via this site – only 25% of readers are actually from England and most of them are from London. One site we love – – has around 80% of readers from England – so we are attracting another set of fans to Newcastle – via this site. I have also written to Chris Mort this week about our site and what we are trying to do.
    So that’s what’s going on 😀


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