In Honor Of One Norwegian Newcastle Fan


We all are only too aware of the terrible tragedy that happened in Norway last Friday, and the whole Norway nation is now in mourning, along with the rest of us.



Unfortunately, one of the 93 victims (and the death toll is still rising) was 21 year old Newcastle fan Tore Eikeland, who was regarded as one of the top political prospects and talents in Norway.

Tore was the leader of AUF Hordaland, which is the young Labour Party in Hordaland, one of 19 states.

Tore was one of the members of the Norwegian Newcastle United Supporters and he was also a writer for the Norwegian blog for the local Newcastle fans in Norway.

Whether we like it or not, Newcastle United fans across the world are family, and those of us who are daft enough to write Newcastle blogs should maybe think of ourselves as a special family too – and we should certainly not be competitors.

And perhaps we should all start treating each other with just a little bit more civility – and maybe we can all start doing that in memory of  Tore Eikeland.

I send my sincere and deepest regrets to his family and friends of this loyal Newcastle United supporter, whose life was so tragically cut short.

May Tore Eikeland rest in peace.



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130 comments so far

  • xmindcrimex

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #1

    Rest In Peace Tore!

    Words are hard to come by with such a tragedy.

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  • joseismyhero

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Sheer class ed
    May he RIP

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  • ChrisE89

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #3

    When I first saw this on the news, there were less than 10 confirmed dead. I woke up the next morning and it had reached 80.
    Chilled me down to the bone and reading more about it is almost too hard to do.

    R.I.P Tore, aswell as everyone else.

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #4

    rip

    is that the norwegian magpie,that comments on here???

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  • rknufc

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #5

    rip

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  • ochytoon

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #6

    RIP

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #7

    Hope his family regroup and may his soul find peace.

    RIP

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  • ochytoon

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #8

    Belfast
    I hope not, that guy always seemed a nice bloke

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  • Tal_nufc4eva

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #9

    quality ed! 🙂
    R.I.P young’n! <3

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  • Mings

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #10

    Im from Norway! I can’t understand that someone would do such a thing, true horror! So much teenagers killed 🙁

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  • geoff777

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #11

    R.I.P. Tore

    NUFC fan and young socialist … a sad sad loss.

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  • RJM

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #12

    RIP Tore, any fellow newcastle fan is a friend to me.

    In regards to something gonz said on the last post about bringing in enrique’s replacement I think it could be a good idea. Firstly it gives him (M’Bengué?) a year to get used to the way we play and train etc before he is relied on as the sole left back – it took enrique a while before he was no longer out of his depth. But also it could mean that enrique puts in a lot more effort to get noticed by the top clubs and spain national team – he can’t attract interest from the bench.
    Feel free to disagree with me but i would like to know what you think..?

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #13

    R.I.P

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #14

    ochytoon // Jul 25, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    aye m8,theres defo a guy called norwegian magpie,who comments on here like.

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  • UpTheRoad

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #15

    Saddened by all deaths </3 RIP Tore and other victims.

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  • CLOIN

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #16

    R.I.P MATE

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  • toonruz

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #17

    rip
    gonz
    stop slagging keegan off please nufc would not be where we are today if it was not for keegan , and if i was manager i would of walked out to , he not a puppet like pardew

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  • ochytoon

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #18

    The more I hear about this the more I want the guy who did it to suffer. Death is the easy way out for him. I say the Norwegians borrow Guantanamo bay for a bit and tortue this sick man

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  • ochytoon

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #19

    I hope the guy who did this suffers

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  • lloydie780

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #20

    RIP

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  • cousto

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #21

    Seriously guys, Ed’s put this up for us to acknowledge and pay our respects to a young life ended by a man who thought his views were the only ones that mattered.

    Desist with the negative views on matters which in the grand scheme of things are insignificant and which are beyond your control for the time being please.

    I can’t imagine what he went through in his final moments (nor would I want to), my sympathies are with his family and friends at this time and hopefully his killer will be brought to justice.

    RIP

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  • gonz

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #22

    RIP to all the souls lost during that tragic event in Norway.

    @RJM – totally agree mate, having a new left back will affect the way Jonas plays aswell. So, we might have to switch him on the right side if/when Enrique leaves because those two compliment eachother in the way they play.

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  • AMEOBI

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #23

    Wow R.I.P.

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  • ochytoon

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #24

    Gonz
    Can you stop talking about football on this page and move it too another. Be respectful man

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  • gonz

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #25

    TOONRUZ, calm yourself mate. I never “slagged” Keegan off. I just called him a quitter, which he is. He’s quit at practically every team he’s managed and I know some people on here hate it when someone says ‘Fact’, but that is an actual fact. I loved it when he came back and like I said he was totatlly underminded when Ashley brought in DW and I understand on that occasion why he left, but that doesn’t excuse all the other times he couldn’t handle the job, Now, how is that me slagging him off? I’m not going to get into a debate about Keegan coming back because let’s face it, that will never happen. I’d like to see Lee Clarke given a chance in a year or two

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  • russtoon

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #26

    RIP

    My thoughts are with your family and friends

    Black and white world wide army!!!!!!!

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  • Andy

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #27

    RIP Tore and all the others lost. A very sad loss and let us give this page the respect it and the people whos lives were taken deserves.

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  • gonz

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #28

    You’re right Ochytoon. My bad!

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  • ochytoon

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #29

    Gonz
    Thanks buddy

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  • joppadoni

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #30

    god bless Tore 🙁

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  • alip123

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #31

    Rest In Peace, Tore.

    The black and white world will remember you, and the tragedy that you were innocently and unfortunately caught up in.

    Let’s put aside the issues with Mike Ashley, Weasel Face and Enrique to remember that in the grand scheme of things, the tragedies that have taken place over the weekend (the Ice skating shooting, the Norway attacks) are more significant than the issues with our club. Any innocent death is a tragedy – even if it is that of a Sunderland fan

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  • ginkoh

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #32

    RIP, It’s shock news for everyone around the world.

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  • DarloGeordie

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #33

    Rest in peace tore….

    A truly tragic weekend

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  • bosamuelson

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #34

    I can not begin to imagine what the family and friends of the young people that were lost are feeling.

    Thanks Ed for the opportunity to let them know we are thinking of them all and that there memory will live on in many different ways.

    S

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  • boater

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #35

    Newcastle fans or otherwise, love and condolences to the people of Norway.

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  • valle

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #36

    No parrent should ever have to bury their children, sadly that is what allot of Norweigan parrents will have to do after this tradegy… RIP Tore

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  • alip123

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #37

    I hope that at the Fiorentina match or the Arsenal match, they will hold a minute’s silence as a mark of respect

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  • Eastander

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #38

    RIP Tore and all others who lost their lives on Friday, truely saddened by the tragic loss!

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  • toon soldier 15

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #39

    RIP Tore 🙁

    Ed, is there any way you could forward these messages onto Tore’s blog??

    Just to let them know that everyone here is thinking of them.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 25, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #40

    Well said Ed. Can I add condolences too on befalf of Irish NUFC fans. Thanks

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