Newcastle United Blog Passes 3M Hits

Since our web-site started last April 23rd, we have now attained 3M hits, with our last 1M hits coming since December 13th, shortly after we became an independent site.

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Kevin Keegan and Billionaire Owner – what else do we need? Nothing.

It’s interesting to note everything that’s happened at Newcastle United, since our site went live last April:

  • Glenn Roeder sacked as manager – 6th May, 2007
  • Sam Allardyce appointed manager – 15th May, 2007
  • Mike Ashley buys Newcastle United for about £133M – June, 2007
  • Chairman Freddy Shepherd resigns, Chris Mort takes over – 24th July, 2007
  • Sam Allardyce sacked – 9th January, 2008
  • Kevin Keegan appointed Newcastle United Manager – 16th January, 2008
  • Mort appoints recruitment team of Dennis Wise, Tony Jimenez and Jeff Vetere – 28th January, 2008

Many fans would say it’s just another typical season for Newcastle, and it’s still only two thirds over. 😀

But there’s only one Newcastle United and things are certainly never dull at the club.

But we are more confident than ever, that good times are in the not-too-distant future for our club, and we make no apologies for taking a positive outlook on Newcastle United on this site.

But we will also be realistic, and try not to get carried away too many times – although that has proved to be difficult some times since April.

If Newcastle fans had been asked last April – if they could wave a magic wand for success, what would they wish for? We think most fans would have asked for a Billionaire Owner and Kevin Keegan back as the manager.

We have both of those in place at Newcastle United now, and that’s only one reason (or is it two?), that we are so confident of the future success of Newcastle United. You’ve just got to keep believing, and we know for a fact that this summer is going to really exciting for all our fans. as we bring senior players into the club.

Please continue to send us comments – via the CONTACT US facility, at the top of the site, letting us know how we are doing and things we can do to improve the site for you. Both positive and negative comments are welcome, but try to keep the ideas constructive. While “You’re useless” may well be true, it doesn’t really help us to improve. 😀

Some basic facts – since April 23rd last year – we have published 2,145 stories and have received 56,744 comments to those stories, which have been split into 58 categories. We are now averaging over 26 comments for each article, which we think is good, and it also seems to be rising.

Your comments are a key part of this site’s attraction – as we all know by now – so please keep them coming.

To think maybe if I had joined the Evening Chronicle 35 years ago, rather than IBM, I may have been like Alan Oliver – well maybe not – no offense Alan. 😀

Comments welcome – and you can check our total hits just beneath the main banner on the left – at any time – it’s a running total.

Thank you all very much, and now for Newcastle United to be successful again – which is really what we all want.

Upward and Onward.

67 comments so far

  • Chris

    Feb 5, 2008 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #1

    Not bad for a small club eh!

  • Mr T

    Feb 5, 2008 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #2

    Congratulations Ed, must admit I’m relatively new to posting….. but have been a constant reader for while now. Good effort, and a cracking site!

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 5, 2008 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Well done Ed.

  • KevinHann

    Feb 5, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #4

    3000004 now 😀

  • Kash2

    Feb 5, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #5

    Alan Oliver if you’re reading – Ed may say “No Offense” but the rest of us don’t!!!!!

  • John

    Feb 5, 2008 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #6

    Good Job Ed..Excellent site ..

    Keep up the good work

  • nufctj

    Feb 5, 2008 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #7

    too bad midd the yidd accounts for some of those 3M! can we discount his hits?

  • John

    Feb 5, 2008 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #8

    Kash 2 LOL

  • Kash2

    Feb 5, 2008 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #9

    @Tom_toon – I saw your boyfriends, oops (only kidding mate), I mean favourite players playing last night.

    Chikhaoui definitely looked the part, and his overall stature and presence was great. A bit rough around the edges, but a real prospect in the making.

    Chermiti, well not as great as his countrymen, but good skill, still not sure if he’s EPL material!

  • nufctj

    Feb 5, 2008 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #10

    oh and add this to your list of dates:

    May, 2009, NUFC qualifies for CL after finishing an astonishing 3rd in the league and takes their first FA cup since 1955 ! Toon goes mad!

  • Tripp

    Feb 5, 2008 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #11

    sod qualifies, wins the CL without conceding a goal during competition.

  • ChrisM

    Feb 5, 2008 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #12

    Congratulations ED. One suggestion tho…..please dont spew out stories just for the sake of it…… reduces your journalistic credability and starts making for a boring read.

    A second problem is i’ve noticed how many pesamistic fannies we have……

    Other than that well done. I’m sure we are happier for it.

  • Leo*

    Feb 5, 2008 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #13

    kash2 i agree with you, we mean as much offence to anal oliver as possible

  • ToonKing

    Feb 5, 2008 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #14

    keep it up Ed… 😉

  • big pea ov the weab

    Feb 5, 2008 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #15

    congrats ED 3000000 and counting

  • Kash2

    Feb 5, 2008 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #16

    @ChrisM – Us Geordies are always extreme, in a sense we’re either really optimistic e.g. we’re going to win the UEFA cup and qualify for the CL (2004/2005….. I think Souness as manager) or we’re really pessimistic e.g. We’re going to get relegated and MA’s company will go bust and Newcastle will burn (Present).

    We’re one of the extremes or the other, we never seem to have middle ground!

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 5, 2008 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #17

    Kash2 – Cheermiti has got more talent than Chikhaoui in my opinion and we seem to be tracking him. Apparently we were planning a 4 mil bid for him.

    England v Switzerland tomorrow. Bernetta possible replacement for Zog, Vonlanthen throw back to Asprilla.

  • Kash2

    Feb 5, 2008 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #18

    Tom_toon – For all the skill he had, he didn’t really do enough for me. While Chikhaoui had a Zidane-esque swagger and balance about him. Both good players, Chermiti being more of a gamble! I think both would have issues with Work Permits though!

    Didn’t Volanthen play for PSV?

  • Kash2

    Feb 5, 2008 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #19

    Tom_Toon – Where did you read about Chermiti?

  • George

    Feb 5, 2008 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #20

    Many congratulations Ed keep up the good work.
    I bet you wonder how you had time to go to work now, since you decided to be a full time blogger.
    Its testimony to you and the content you put up that you have such a following. You deserve the accolades Ed. Cheers and heres to the next 3 million.

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 5, 2008 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #21

    Yes Vonlanthen did pllay for PSV. When he was about 18, hes 22 now.

    I just saw it on a few obscure websites, not much in it i recon but interesting none the less.

    Chikhaoui doesnt play in his natural position for Tunisia so you cant judge him that much as he is defintely a better attacking midfilder than big striker. He has also been comparded to Zidane.

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 5, 2008 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #22

    Chermiti should hva estarted instead of Dos Santos. Chermiti is bloody fast and his touch is immense but his temper is a bit off. Hes very similar to Zarate who just signed for Brum, who will we get to see a lot of.

  • Kash2

    Feb 5, 2008 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #23

    Volanthen has actually played against us before. I remember him as I was at the game and he came on as a sub!!!!

  • Kash2

    Feb 5, 2008 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #24

    Very interesting all in all!!!!!

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 5, 2008 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #25

    I doubt very much Chikhaoui or Chermiti will ever sign as we dont need either. Chikhaoui has got pretty poor passing for an attacking midfielder and he is only compared to zidane by as you said by his presence and swagger and also his touch and skill on the ball.

  • graham

    Feb 5, 2008 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #26

    Ed, who was number 3000000 and when do you deliver the new car to their home????

    Congratulations and keep up the good work

  • Mighty Mouse

    Feb 5, 2008 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #27

    Yea well done Ed, thanks for providing this platform, really enjoy the banter.

    Just read the Mail’s take on the N’Zogbia situation. It claims that we value him at 7M and that Spurs see him as a cheaper option to Downing. Well first off selling Zogs would be devastating and the single worst move since Charlton shipped out Waddle but if he is to go surely he would bring in 10M+ and cost considerably more than the largely inconsistent Downing.

  • Edd Case

    Feb 5, 2008 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #28

    Well done.
    This is a site I really like and visit frequently.

    In fact, the best blogging I’ve ever come across was on transfer deadline day last summer – madness but really exciting as news filtered in.
    Same again this summer – definitely – and this summer, there should be some REALLY exciting signings.
    Can’t wait…

    Cheers Ed and all who post on here…
    (p.s. stop with the “1st post” shite though lads)

  • Jamie

    Feb 5, 2008 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #29

    love hte site ed credit where it is due great work/play

  • gloryhunter

    Feb 5, 2008 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #30

    Well done Ed.

    But I’d rather be watching Dolly Parton’s greatest hits 🙂

  • Milnerfan

    Feb 5, 2008 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #31

    Speach speach lol

  • Hammy

    Feb 5, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #32

    My wife has moved from being an ebay widow to a widow, I’ve lost my family, home, car, cat and goldfish.
    However I still have my laptop and there is a wifi hotspot down at the local drop out centre.
    Roll on 4 millionth hit………

  • Geordie Matriarch

    Feb 5, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #33

    Will hold you to that, nufctj. 1955 was the year I left Tyneside to go to college in London. It was our last real glory year.I’m 71 now, so it really is about time!

  • nufctj

    Feb 5, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #34

    Geordie Matriarch! 71 and your on here with us blokes! cheers! and I hope I am right, more than anything I hope I am right! If we make the right decisions over the summer I darn well might be right!

  • nightfall

    Feb 5, 2008 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #35

    WD Ed 🙂

  • hanzemre

    Feb 5, 2008 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #36

    Congrats, Ed!

  • gloryhunter

    Feb 5, 2008 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #37

    keep it up Ed – ooh err missus

  • Phani Tikkala

    Feb 5, 2008 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #38

    Well done Ed and everyone who comes on here to make the numbers. Youv’e got to remember it was us that made the 3M mark not Ed, but Ed has done good with this site and long may it continue.
    Once again well done Ed and all bloggers who come or have come on here. Hopefully many more in the future.
    p.s who was 3M????????????? I reckon it was me, is there a prize?

  • stjames

    Feb 5, 2008 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #39

    Congrat Ed. Your energy is amazing and it is quite a feat to manage a comprehensive site like this singlehandedly. Keep up the good work. 🙂

  • UTD111

    Feb 5, 2008 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #40

    Congratulations Ed – its THE NUFC site !!


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