Pardew Pays Warm Tribute To Slain Norwegian Supporter


We paid tribute yesterday to Tore Eikeland, the 21 year-old Newcastle fan, who was gunned down in the terrible disaster that took place in Norway last Friday afternoon.

Torre Eikeland – gunned down on Friday afternoon

And it was great to see that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has heard all about the tragedy and paid tribute himself to Torre, on behalf of the Newcastle United club.

This is what the Newcastle manager said today:

“On behalf of everyone at Newcastle United, we were horrified to hear of the tragedy in Norway and the senseless loss of innocent life.”

“Our thoughts go out to the families and friends of all the victims, especially to those of Tore Eikeland who we know was a huge supporter of Newcastle United and a keen contributor to a Norwegian NUFC fans website.”

“The players, coaching staff and everyone associated with the club send our heartfelt condolences to the Eikeland family and all those who lost a loved one that day.”

It’s excellent that Alan has come out with that tribute, to a young man who had a wonderful future and political career in front of him, before he was so mercilessly gunned down.

RIP.



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241 comments so far

  • GeordieToon89

    Jul 26, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #1

    Brilliant stuff from Pardew coming out and noticing the fact one of our own has through no fault of his own lost his life tragically..
    RIP Torre Eikeland

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  • ochytoon

    Jul 26, 2011 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #2

    One minute silence at arsenal match would be appropriate

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  • Tonytoon73

    Jul 26, 2011 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #3

    Two words, absolute tragedy. RIP SON

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  • kilcline

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #4

    RIP

    Terrible situation but too lose a fellow Toon makes it even worse.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #5

    im from newcastle but live in norway now, the nation is in shock :(, he will be missed, as will the others, R.I.P,

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  • Slatymag

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #6

    R.I.P. My thoughts go out to his family.

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  • spitfire_

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #7

    RIP Tore.
    Drink one beer with sir Bobby in heaven.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #8

    thats the nicest thing AP has said, to take time and single the guy out, 🙂 well done AP

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  • nick_9

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #9

    Makes you wonder how a singer who didn’t contribute a lot to society other than a few songs and reportedly killed herself from a drugs overdose can receive so many tributes and as much publicity as those mentioned above. Sorry if I’ve offended anyone but I don’t have much sympathy for those who are unwilling to help themselves and aren’t exactly role models.

    RIP

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #10

    Tragic news and may he rest in peace.

    It’s very nice of Pardew to mention this.

    I wish all terrorists die a slow and very agonizingly painful death them bastards!!

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  • ochytoon

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #11

    Nick_9
    Absolutely right, she recieved just as much media attenion as the Norway tradegy which is disgraceful

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  • ochytoon

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #12

    JP
    One mans terrorist is anothers freedom fighter but in this case I would have to agree with you whole heartedly. I want the c who did this to suffer.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #13

    R.I.P

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  • Tonytoon73

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #14

    Seen the news earlier and it showed you the young lad aged 14 what this sick and twisted b@stard gunned down. My thoughts go out to all of Norway.

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  • toonruz

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #15

    well done pardew on this acasion , but he needs to start telling the truth more

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  • Jan Stavik

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #16

    Impressive stuff from Pardew, respect.

    And RIP to Tore Eikeland and all the other victims.

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  • toonruz

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #17

    any lincks for tonights game lads ??

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  • Tal_nufc4eva

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #18

    @ochytoon i agree, a minute silence at arsenal would be a fitting tribute

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  • murvar

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #19

    I would like to see the Norwegian flag fly at SJP when we play Arsenal. The city has strong links with Norway – I believe the King is a Freeman of the city and they send the Xmas Tree which stands outside the Civic Centre each year.

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  • SwedishMagpie

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #20

    R.I.P

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  • Of course Pardew being a puppet, it was Ashley who said this.

    R.I.P. Torre.

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  • Davies

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #23

    Tragic, tragic news.

    Nick and Ochytoon – Alcoholism and drug addiction are horrible diseases that render people very much unable to help themselves. Regardless of the publicity she received and the money she made, Amy Winehouse’s death at the young age of 27 is no less tragic than any of those spoken about above. Rest now, you unfortunate young souls. The hard part is done.

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  • Kris

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #24

    This is just sad. R.I.P Tore.

    I really could wish that the phsyko that killed some many people will get some torture everyday in prison and undergo a hell of pain until the phsyko will die of pain. But thats will never happend in my country:-( But this guy defently deserves it!

    R.I.P all who died in these tragedy. All of you will never be forgotten.

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  • ochytoon

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #25

    Kris
    I’m sure the other lifers in the Norwegian jail will deal with him, I doubt he will be the most popular prisoner

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  • Kris

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #26

    @ ochytoon

    I really hope so. He totaly deserves all the punishment he can get, included some knocks and torture!

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #27

    rip.

    some sick f****** in this world!!!!

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  • ochytoon

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #28

    I have to admit, this has really got to me and I actually feel hatred for the coward who carried this out. I would quite happily shank this f.

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  • Obafan

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #29

    RIP to all victims of the cruel attack in Norway.

    I found this article about the massacre in Norway:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2018479/Norway-massacre-Marcel-Gleffe-saved-20-teenagers-Anders-Behring-Breivik.html#ixzz1T8VLJwpR

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  • Me I hope that he just spends the rest of his life in prison and is forgotten. That’ll be torture for him. After all his plan is/was based on publicity.

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  • ross armstrong

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #31

    RIP MATE!!

    that bloke who done that needs hung!!!!!

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  • Kris

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #32

    Agree GeordiGerman.

    But its typical this guy will come out in publicy again when 30 years are past. It does my sick that this guy maybe will come out in publicy again.

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  • nufc90

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #33

    RIP, thoughts with all of Norway’s people at the moment. Let’s hope there’s some sort of tribute at the Arsenal game (a minute’s silence or something for all of Norway)

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  • Kris

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #34

    does somebody knows if the chroniclelive.co.uk will give us live update from the game or will nufc.co.uk do it??

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  • manxpie

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #35

    R.I.P torre very sad day n i think all terrorists or mass murder’s shud b subjected 2 the exact same fears they put there victems through by law! there’s sum bloody nutters in the world it really is scary.

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  • FloridaToon

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #36

    I believe the Colombus website: http://www.thecrew.com is streaming the game live.

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  • nufc90

    Jul 26, 2011 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #37

    Toonruz I haven’t seen you comment in a while so I just have a couple of questions….
    Where’s Gervinho?
    Where’s Gameiro?
    Where’s N’Zogbia?
    Where’s the rest you were billy bullsh**ting about…?

    You had a right dig at me for calling you a liar but nothing you have said has come true?

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  • Kris

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #38

    found it. Lee Ryder is a bit of a hero, when we dont got any streams.

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  • Kris, From what I understand Norway have a rolling life sentence. Breivik, gets 24 years maximal but after 24 years he can get 24 again and again and again. Prison is probably the safest place for him.

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  • nufc90

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #40

    they should stick him in solitary confinement for the rest of his life…just give him 4 walls to stare at, nothing else. that’d be torture.

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