New Newcastle United Web Site – An Explanation

This is going to be our new web-site on the great Newcastle United Football Club, with our news and analysis of the news of the day about Newcastle United.


Unfortunately I had hoped to transfer my old site over to this new hosting service but was not allowed to do that – so we will start over from scratch. Yes,we know the site is very plain right now – but it will hopefully be a lot better by the end of this week

Although the owner of SoccerLens – Ahmed Bilal – refused to let us move the site over, he has nevertheless allowed us to transfer the articles and comments – so with any luck we’ll have all the old stuff on shortly. However, as far as the look of our new web site, we’ll be building that up as we go, and hope to improve the look of it very soon. We have no idea what will happen with

For the record, from April 23rd of this year, when we launched the Newcastle United Blog, we had a total of 1.86M hits and in total 1,356 articles during that time. One of the big draws and advantages of the site is that our readers are able to offer their own comments and opinions on the news stories of the day – and readers like yourselves posted a fantastic 26,846 comments. That’s almost 20 comments for each article.

We will continue with these type of articles and hope to get even closer to the Geordie Fans and also to our Newcastle United club.

Finally – when you leave comments on our new site, it seems like I will need to OK your first comment so please be patient, while we try to sort stuff out. But at least you’ll be able to read the stories – which I’ll continue to publish from today on – but on this new site.

We also make no apolgy about looking on the bright side of events at Newcastle United – although as you know that’s sometimes difficult. 😀

But we are absolutely convinced that the new management at the club will bring success to Newcastle. We have no doubt about that and yes, there will be peaks and valleys on the way to that success.

Edward Harrison.

30 comments so far

  • Nov 19, 2007 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #1

    Well – I guess I’ll be first to post a comment.

  • Nov 19, 2007 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #2

    Ed, just seen you switched over to this new site…it’s already in my favourites as your articles are a great read and help me get through my boring days in work, haha

    Not sure if you’v already got in sorted, but I usually find your newly published links on (through the Newcastle United link) – I’m not sure if it will automatically find your new site, but if not get in touch – I know a lot of other people who look at that site for new stories too.

    Anyway, bring on the new stories, and good luck for this new site.


  • Nov 19, 2007 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #3

    Congrats ED!

  • Nov 19, 2007 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Thanks for the explanation Ed – been waiting for the other site to come online but i’ll be using this one from now on. Keep up the great articles!

  • Nov 19, 2007 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #5

    Hi Ed nice to see you back in business.

    Good luck for your new blog

  • Nov 19, 2007 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #6

    Hi Ed

    Glad to hear from you again, and have made a note of your new site. Was getting concerned as to where you had gone.

    Will tune in to your blog site now.

    Best of Luck

  • Nov 19, 2007 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #7

    Marguerite – many thanks.

  • Nov 19, 2007 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Thanks Bill 😀

  • Nov 19, 2007 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #9

    I was actually concerned, I thought something may of happened that was a lot more serious. Kind of funny how just going to a site everyday (and usually multiple times a day) makes someone so attached ha. Congrats and I look forward to reading the articles.

  • Nov 19, 2007 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #10

    Good luck with this new site Ed. I will, of course, continue to read your articles as they are very well written and I like your optimism. Mostly because I’m as optimistic, some might say blind/baised, as you are 🙂 May this site grow as fast as your old and may Newcastle win against pool this weekend.

  • Nov 19, 2007 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #11

    Hi Ed,

    Like Steely I usually find your articles on NewsNow but have added to my football favourites. No, there’s no need to thank me, the pleasure was all mine. 🙂

    Cheers and the best of luck.

  • Nov 19, 2007 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #12

    Best wishes for your site and your work from Serbia!

  • Nov 19, 2007 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #13

    Good luck Ed and fans. 🙂

  • Nov 19, 2007 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #14

    Hey Ed, thanks for keeping us informed i had been getting quite worried about ya! i will certainly be sticking with u as a good NUFC news site is only good because of the person that rights the articles. So nufcblog or nufcsite who cares as long as its Mr Edward Harrison writting the articles! 😀

  • Nov 19, 2007 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #15

    Welcome back Ed, keep up the good work

  • Nov 19, 2007 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #16

    stjames – thanks a lot.

  • Nov 19, 2007 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #17

    steve – thanks – I’ve now got a lot more work to do now to get the new site up to speed – and quite honestly I’m still in shock that I couldn’t move the nufcblog site over. Anyway – it’s upward and onward – just Like Newcastle – and life goes on.

  • Nov 19, 2007 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #18

    Cockney Magpie – great – thanks!!

  • Nov 19, 2007 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #19

    Vladimir Savic – nice to hear from you again – hey – I’ll put an article up on my new site for you – free – send me an email 😀

  • Nov 19, 2007 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #20

    Ed: You did a fantastic job with the other site, and I was a daily visitor. I will happily follow you here, as you did an excellent job keeping us informed of all the latest with the club.

  • Nov 20, 2007 at 1:57 AM

    Comment #21

    Ed, I’ll watch with eager anticipation how the two sites evolve! Your entries have been very entertaining over the last while and I look forward to many more.

    One minor question … I’m not averse to pics of pretty girls but are they really relevent to a footy site?? Unless you can run pics of girls at games or in team colours, I think you should consider dropping them – they are a bit cheap and the site is better than that … otherwise it’s great!

  • Nov 20, 2007 at 2:08 AM

    Comment #22

    Hi Ed

    Not been posting much recently as been on long shifts. Was worried when I saw nufcblog not being updated but I appreciate your explanation.

    Guess I’ll be here from now on, hey at least I’m in from the start this time lol.

    Anyway keep em coming Ed, I find your writing fantastic and some days it keeps me going over here in sunny Wales. Look to the future, and i’m sure all the guys will be with me when I say, very best of luck Mr Harrison

    Howay the Toon !!!!!!!!

  • Nov 20, 2007 at 2:31 AM

    Comment #23

    Good work Ed, keep it up….

  • Nov 20, 2007 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #24

    Oi oi Ed……. you cant get rid of me that easily….. changed my bookmarks already. I am confident that you will be as successful here as you were @….. Ed Harrison’s blog ‘n’ site army!

  • Nov 20, 2007 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #25

    Hi Ed,
    I asked what had gone on in a different article before I came across the explanation above.
    Your site is excellent and your new one is in my favourites list already. Keep up the good work and well done in getting it up and running so quickly.
    P.S. Don’t listen to Duncan Disorderly….the girls are an excellent feature.

  • Nov 20, 2007 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #26

    A website is not just about fancy pics and a snazzy design. Its the content and information you want and also someone with a great deal of passion…I would follow Newcastle if they moved from St James park and so ill follow you onto the new home of Newcastle United

  • Nov 20, 2007 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #27

    great to see u back on Ed. This now is the no1 nufc website. continue the good work

  • Nov 20, 2007 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #28

    Only just found you here Ed, glad your up & runnning again.

  • Nov 21, 2007 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #29

    Hey ED, just found you today, had to search in the NUFCBLOG archives…

    I wondered why you were missing from the site, the articles aren’t the same and aren’t posted nearly as regularly now!

    Glad you back up and running! Good Luck!


  • Graham

    Nov 28, 2007 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #30

    Good luck Ed with the new site!

    By the way, something unusual happened tonight – Sam Allardyce gave a rare interview to the press – thats only the 32nd one today!


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