We have been waiting for some announcements from the Newcastle United club, before we decided whether to continue with the Newcastle United Blog.
This blog has become bigger than we ever imagined, and it now takes at least 6 hours of my time every day – now what was that about me retiring?
We were going to wait until everything got itself sorted out at the club – before deciding – but hey this is Newcastle – so our expectations were obiously stupid to begin with. 😀
And though we cannot make any money off the site – that’s not why it was started in April, 2007. But with the club presumably now in real crisis mode – we are not going to wait any longer and we will announce right now we will be staying online. How can we walk away with the club in such a mess right now?
We will be taking 5 weeks off in July early August, but would you believe it – we (my wife and I) return from our European vacation on the Friday (Aug 7th) before our first game – how’s that for good planning – and we didn’t even knwo we’d be in the Championship when the trip was arranged!
Small though it is – this is meant to be solid support for our club, in what looks to be critical times indeed. We are nailing our colors to the mast * – and those colors are black and white!.
By the way my wife Madeline, born and bred in Newcastle, thinks I’m an idiot doing this stuff – so no change there! 😀
Lastly – we’ve been nominated as the Best Premier League Club Blog – If you would like to vote for us, while the club is (was?) in the EPL, please do so HERE.
We will certainly not be nominated next year – that’s for sure – and we understand the winner gets $5. We are in 3rd place in that vote, behind Arsenal and Manchester United blogs – looks like deja vu all over again – doesn’t it?
Ed Harrison PhD NUS
PhD – Doctor of Philosophy 1971 – Computer Science – Newcastle University
NUS – Newcastle United Supporter 1949-present
* Sir Walter Scott, Marmion, 1808.