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Newcastle United Blog Back On Line

10:25 pm, Saturday, August 23rd, 2008 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 36 Comments

We have now switched to our new servers and unfortunately had a disastrous switchover yesterday, where the new web hosting company couldn’t get us online for over 40 hours.


We moved to another web server – Tiger Technologies – and have upgraded our services – so we should be a lot better now. We did this all today in around 8 hours with a couple of hours off to see the lads beat Bolton today – a tough game but they got the job done again.

I’m also delighted to say that one of our readers, Liam, is now willing to help on the technical side of things for the site, and he has already upgraded WordPress to the latest release, 2.6.1, and he may do a little redesign of the site, so it’s not so heavy on CPU cycles.

Liam will help to ensure the site is stable and will be helping with the overall ongoing design of the site, and keeping us up to date with new WordPress releases and the like. Liam will become the Technical Engineer of our site.

Liam’s email is akstudsy@hotmail.co.uk and he lives in Gosforth – Shearer country – and we are indebted to Liam’s technical help for our site.

We couldn’t have got this site back online if we hadn’t had Liam’s help – that’s for sure.

For Mobile users, things should be a lot better now, since we’ve installed new function to make it easier to read the blog from equipment like Blackberrys.

Finally, I have a little column in the News Of The World, where I’ve been asked to comment on each of Newcastle’s games this season, from a fan’s perspective.

If you’d like to comment on the article and how we started the season (just great) then here ismy sitewith the first article from last Sunday – this is done for no fee but a little bit advertising for our own web-site. It would appear that the competition is for the most number of comments – though not too sure about that right now – but we can win that one.

The NOTW people have been really good and so helpful on this. The column will be posted within an hour or so, of each of our games this season – including today – depending of course on the condition of my heart at the end of the game – and you are very welcome to comment on how the lads have done, from your perspective.

Let’s hope the reports will all be as upbeat as they have been the last two weekends.

Thanks for your patience on all of this – Ed Harrison.



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36 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Big Dave // Aug 23, 2008 at 10:49 PM

    Its Brilliant to have you back online Ed keep up the good work it’s well appreciated.
    Cheers

  • 2 latinamericanMAG // Aug 23, 2008 at 10:55 PM

    thanks ed, i’ll be looking out for your column. thanks to liam too!

  • 3 kejman // Aug 23, 2008 at 10:56 PM

    hi ed..good to have you back…missed you and the site

  • 4 Toon1978 // Aug 23, 2008 at 10:57 PM

    WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO back on line my fav site thank you ED seems like alot of hard work has been done much appreciated.

  • 5 Chris // Aug 23, 2008 at 11:01 PM

    Welcome back Ed and well done to Liam.

  • 6 Big Dave // Aug 23, 2008 at 11:05 PM

    Hi Ed its brilliant to get the sit back online and a big thanks to Liam also. keep up the good work as i spend a few hours a night on the pc on and of course the blog is allways on will im here lol.

  • 7 Uatu The Watcher // Aug 23, 2008 at 11:09 PM

    Shay Given, Michael Owen, Liam of Gosforth-Shearer country, i salute you.

    4 out 6. not bad. not bad at all.

  • 8 furrygiblets // Aug 23, 2008 at 11:12 PM

    Cheer n1 ed for your hard work

  • 9 Faustino // Aug 23, 2008 at 11:19 PM

    Congrats Ed.

    Belive me I know how difficult it is!

    Be back Monday for normal business resumed :0

  • 10 Geordie SPIDERMAN18 (GG7) // Aug 23, 2008 at 11:20 PM

    nice one, thank you, both of u.

  • 11 Big Dave // Aug 23, 2008 at 11:25 PM

    is anybody there lol

  • 12 Danny // Aug 23, 2008 at 11:37 PM

    Gongratz m8!
    May it all work better from now on :)
    And thanks for helping out Liam, whoever you are :)

  • 13 Marguerite // Aug 23, 2008 at 11:43 PM

    Sooooo glad you are back Ed – was having withdrawal symptoms!!!!!!

    Thanks to Liam too.

    Look forward to the usual crack on the blog have missed it massively.

  • 14 Faustino // Aug 23, 2008 at 11:46 PM

    Congrats on then new site Ed!

    edit: whoops! you get the picture :)

  • 15 JP...from The Rock of Gibraltar! // Aug 23, 2008 at 11:47 PM

    Great Job Ed and Liam :) I NEED THIS SITE :D
    It wouldn’t be the same without it Ed…nice to have ya back. By the way what a start to the season we’re having ey! :D

  • 16 mozza // Aug 23, 2008 at 11:50 PM

    good result today, just hope we kick on next week and add the 3 additions we really need, we’re desperate for an attacking midfielder and a good hold up striker imo and of course cover at left back

  • 17 mozza // Aug 23, 2008 at 11:51 PM

    s**t i feel ignorant now sorry ed glad to have you back, best blog on the net etc

  • 18 Alex // Aug 23, 2008 at 11:51 PM

    ED its great to see you back .

  • 19 matty_g // Aug 23, 2008 at 11:52 PM

    So glad your back Ed, thanks for all the hard work, my broadband account has had a holiday the last day or so.

  • 20 mozza // Aug 23, 2008 at 11:53 PM

    i’m glad to have this blog back, not so sure what the wife and child think ha ha

  • 21 Spyro // Aug 24, 2008 at 12:00 AM

    love this site

  • 22 Kaizer Soze // Aug 24, 2008 at 12:00 AM

    ED Might be back on but has anyone heard from Fernando?

    Very very quiet….:-D

  • 23 Heaton Rick // Aug 24, 2008 at 12:34 AM

    The best and most reliable site is back. I was worried we would have to rely on the “Newcastle Mad” site or worse, the self congratulatory nonsense of Mr. Oliver in the Chron!

    (PS: Ed, you can pay us that tenner you prommised after we beat Coventry City in the CC on Tuesday) :-)

  • 24 craig // Aug 24, 2008 at 12:37 AM

    Welcome back Ed and thank you Liam

  • 25 Todd // Aug 24, 2008 at 1:33 AM

    Ed: It’s wonderful to have you and your fantastic blog back. Thanks to Liam as well.

    The best Newcastle blog has returned!

  • 26 Jinal // Aug 24, 2008 at 2:55 AM

    Thankyou Ed and Liam. Your efforts are very much appreciated.

  • 27 seetow // Aug 24, 2008 at 4:41 AM

    howay! thanks a load ed. love this site! what’s more, tottenham 1-2 scum!

  • 28 Lew Davies // Aug 24, 2008 at 5:41 AM

    Welcome back Ed.
    Many thanks to Liam too.
    Was starting to get withdrawal symptoms!
    Keep up the good work, much appreciated lads.

    TOON TOON!!!

  • 29 braith52 // Aug 24, 2008 at 6:34 AM

    glad you have it sorted was on yesterday kept getting error404. ed keep up the good work .

  • 30 Hertz // Aug 24, 2008 at 7:06 AM

    Cheers Ed & Liam

  • 31 arctoa // Aug 24, 2008 at 10:23 AM

    Ahah, I didn’t think I was that bothered about this site but then the time it was down I was hitting my bookmark link every hour to see whether it was back on

    Good work on sorting it all out, anyway, it’ll be nice to not get CPU quota messages every time you post some tasty news, although in a way it helped with the suspense!

  • 32 Steve_48 // Aug 24, 2008 at 10:37 AM

    Welcome back mate, nice work on the site, goes to show how much we like having this site available on Saturdays at 3pm

    Good result yesterday, better than the performance but it’s results that count

  • 33 Toon Graeme // Aug 24, 2008 at 12:47 PM

    Glad to see the site back up and running.
    GoD i missed it on Friday!!

    Good job lads.

  • 34 steve // Aug 24, 2008 at 6:34 PM

    dear me – setting up or upgrading wordpress is a simple job – moving web servers should be a simple job – what went wrong?
    I was gutted I had no nufcblog during the Bolton game – anyway hopefully your new hosting company will be a bit better than your last couple of choices

  • 35 Craig Allen // Aug 25, 2008 at 11:05 AM

    Good to you have you back online Ed! I was starting to get worried last night when I still saw that Tiger page everytime I hit your site. The nufc logo was re-assuring though together with the coming soon lol

  • 36 JJ // Aug 25, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Someone please tell me why I cant reach the blogs homepage………..
    Also what is the NUFCBLOGs fantasy league code??????????




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