The Newcastle United Blog – Site News


We will have occasional site news bulletins like this, when we have some things to share with our readers.

  • We are pleased to see that since we have moved to Tiger Technologies, the site performance has improved and is now very stable, from what we can tell. We are pleased we have now been able to address the increased traffic flow on the site, and we’ve had terrific support from Tiger on this.
  • Over the last couple of weeks we have tried various functions to support our mobile readers.
    Right now we have the specific one in operation that supports most PDAs and IPhones, so please give us some feedback using the contact form, on how this is performing.
    Thanks to those readers who have already been helping us, with their feedback on this.
  • The comments are starting to get out of hand again, and we will publish our Comments Policy, and have it always in a prominent place on the Blog.
    This site can be made or broken by the comments, and of course it’s much more difficult to manage a site where comments are allowed, rather than having a closed web-site where traffic is just one way.
    We again ask our readers to be civil to each other, and remember we have young fans that read the site.

COMMENTS POLICY:

The purpose of the comments is to allow Newcastle fans and others to express their views on the news of the day concerning Newcastle United Football Club. We ask all readers to respect other reader’s opinions and views, even though they may violently disagree with them.

We have removed the editing capability for comments because it was one of the things slowing the site down, so from now on any comments that contain any foul language will not make it to the blog.

Let’s also respect fans from other clubs, and remember they are only supporting their clubs as much as we support Newcastle, so there’s nothing wrong with that, so let’s have some civility to all our readers.

In general, we’d ask you to be civil towards other readers and refrain from obscene remarks.

The key to all of this is to have something valuable to say, and as we’ve stressed above, it will help if you can be respectful in expressing it.  We want this site to be read by our younger generation of Newcastle United fans around the world, which is one big reason we cannot tolerate bad language.


Let’s make this work – and let’s help the Newcastle United club become great again – even in the midst of the mess we seem to be in right now – this too will pass – and we’re still dreaming of the good times ahead.

Ed Harrison.



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68 comments so far

  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 15, 2008 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #1

    The site seems to be working much better recently.
    Pity i can’t say that about the club.
    🙁

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 15, 2008 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #2

    Thanx Ed, btw.
    Down with tigers though, if you get me?
    🙁

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 15, 2008 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #3

    does this mea n all swear words wont appear

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  • Ed Dub

    Sep 15, 2008 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #4

    RSS Feed is broken Ed.

    I need it to live!! 😉

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 15, 2008 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #5

    i get u clint

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 15, 2008 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #6

    clint i know this is off topic but haw good are the youngsters in our academy i.e kadar tozer zamblera etc

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  • JakartaDean

    Sep 15, 2008 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed, it’s a lifesaver for us far away from SJP. Please keep up the good work.

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  • Frankiboy

    Sep 15, 2008 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #8

    Get online when I can even at work where I am now.
    Will get shot.
    Certainly improved service Ed

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  • NotAGhostToon

    Sep 15, 2008 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Hi, love the site, a change from the usual biased pompous writing elsewhere. Dunno if i’m allowed to do this but this is my review blog, i’m building it slowly but got bloc party, the verve, noah and the whale, last shadow puppets, kings of leon and eugene mcguiness reviews so far. I’d review any album requested so please view http://mjsmusicalmuse.blogspot.com/ cheers

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 15, 2008 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #10

    Beye
    i’d seriously be thinking about blooding a couple meself like, wouldn’t you?

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 15, 2008 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #11

    Beye
    well done for getting ma little joke. 😀

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  • King-Habib

    Sep 15, 2008 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #12

    Ed Harrison is a legend. 🙂

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  • Bill F

    Sep 15, 2008 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #13

    I think someone just said it but the latest blogs aren’t showing on the Newsnow page. My apologies if I am repeating this.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 15, 2008 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #14

    You’re right bill f.

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  • Patrick (Pizzicato)

    Sep 15, 2008 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #15

    @JakartaDean

    Same here. Thanks Ed.

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  • Ganiyu

    Sep 15, 2008 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #16

    No more insult.90percent of lads here are world class

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  • Ganiyu

    Sep 15, 2008 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #17

    Ed harrison i think u should give prizes or awards to decent comment of the month or week.it would help some lads improve on thier manners

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  • Steeley

    Sep 15, 2008 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #18

    Ed, you’re right, the site has been a lot more reliable lately.

    One HUGE complaint though….please please please please PLEASE PLEASE PPPLLLLEEEEAAASSSSEEE stop putting more and more of these cr@ppy cheap adverts all over your site….they really are frustrating! I understand you need to fund the site, but surely not this much! I remember right at the start when you said that you werent in it for profit, but you must have given up on your original plan as soon as the bucks started rolling in.

    Also, please can you get rid of the really old votes such as “would Player X be a good singing before the transfer window” and “Kevin Keegan today resigned” when they’re amazingly out of date.

    I’m sure I could think of some good polls to go up on the site now if you really cant think of any new ones yourself?

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  • VanCanToonFan

    Sep 15, 2008 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #19

    The site has definitely been faster and more stable lately, but why has the mobile version been popping up on my PC’s browser the last couple of days? Needs some fine-tuning methinks.

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  • ed_speed

    Sep 15, 2008 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #20

    i really dislike phil brown.

    regards ed

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  • TOON LAD

    Sep 15, 2008 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #21

    SPURS IS LOSING
    HAHAHAHA
    1-0 REO COKER

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  • Patrick (Pizzicato)

    Sep 15, 2008 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #22

    I really like Ed (Harrison) and Ed (Speed)

    ‘mon the lads!

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  • ed_speed

    Sep 15, 2008 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #23

    partik hi (its ed)

    thank you, you are so terribly kind. i am flattered that people like your kind self would say such a thing.

    regards,
    ed

    p.s ‘mon the lads

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  • TOON LAD

    Sep 15, 2008 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #24
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  • TOON LAD

    Sep 15, 2008 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #25

    PREDICTIONS FOR THE WEST HAM GAME
    I SAY 1-1 XISCO

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  • Toon Graeme

    Sep 15, 2008 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #26

    Toon lad – if we play like we did on Saturday then I would say 3 – 0 to the hammers.

    But I have got faith in the lads and think 1 – 2 to us.

    MO and Xisco the scorers for us.

    Ed Speed – you going to the CC match on Wed?

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  • ed_speed

    Sep 15, 2008 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #27

    hi toon (greame).

    yup i will be attending i believe in the lads its not their fault whats going on.

    regards,
    ed

    p.s ‘mon the lads

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  • Toon Graeme

    Sep 15, 2008 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #28

    Ed – I hope its a case of the army backing the boys and slagging the spuds and not blasting the board.

    COME ON TOON!

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 15, 2008 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #29

    2-0 for Villa !! get in!!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Sep 15, 2008 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #30

    Well Villa mashed the spuds 0 – 2.

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 15, 2008 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #31

    spurs tell us to wake up.
    how much did they spen on this clown inbetween the sticks? he’s absolutly terrible!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Sep 15, 2008 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #32

    Robinson taught him all he knows – 🙂

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 15, 2008 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #33

    Milner is on……

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  • pop

    Sep 15, 2008 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #34

    I think ashley is a balloon and wise a balloon knot! ha ha

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 15, 2008 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #35

    as much as i dislike Ashley’s board structure i do agree with his transfer policy of bringing in relatively unknown players and looking for young gems. I hope we keep that transfer policy if we get a new owner.

    Watching the Spurs game, they really are a prime example of throwing money at a problem. Look how much they spend and they are piss-poor. Modric is a huge flop, Dos Santos is nowhere near his reputation, Corluka is so slow it thought i paused the tv. Even Bentley is an average player bar his crosses and set pieces.
    Gomes was their only decent buy, Pavlyuchenko will move back to Russia too next summer.

    i am really sorry the Fat Man went down on that road , he could have been a good owner……ah too late now…

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  • no1toon fan

    Sep 15, 2008 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #36

    how can you say keegan was prob being a twat. hes told hes in complete control and wise said it in all then next thing there buyin players for him its not right your not true supporters! ashley will not sell i cant see it happening i think he has just said that so the fans dont give him any more abuse if he really wanted to sell hed bring keegan back wouldnt he. if what hes saying is true that he listened to what we had to say on sat then why is king kev not back? anyone not agree?? all he has to do is sack wise and lambias bring keegan or a top manager in let him take complete control of the team and will be forgotten about but no he doesnt want to sack his mates hes not got a f*****g clue

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 15, 2008 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #37

    Toonking-good ball in from milner there.
    but spurs genuinly just look nonsense.
    fully agree with what you said re modric and dos santos.
    the lads in the setanta studio were saying how modric might have skill but he will be pushed off the ball so easily, and he did nothing when on, before going off injured.
    Dos santos was just a youngster who was raved about along with bojan. the difference being, bojan is starting for barcelona and scoring, dos santos is having no impact here in england.
    Bentley’s delivery tonight has been poor aswell.
    he’s failed to beat the first man on regular occasion.
    hopefully their chorus of “what a load of rubbish” will bring THEM down a pegg or two!

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 15, 2008 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #38

    Villa aren’t even breaking a sweat. they are the best team outside the top 4. Jimmy is their weakest linkright now lol… 🙂

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  • pop

    Sep 15, 2008 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #39

    Did anyone hear Adrian Durham on bo time this afternoon….P*ick!

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 15, 2008 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #40

    Toonking-its a shame but villa look really good dont they.
    players like young, agbonlahor, barry.
    they’re full of pace and excellent on the counter attack.
    almost a complete clanger AGAIN between woodgate and Gomes!
    lucky spurs goal and thoroughly undeserved, villa should have had this wrapped up by now.

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