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Five Years Of The Newcastle United Blog

12:16 am, Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 95 Comments

It’s now exactly five years since I started the Newcastle United Blog back on Sunday, April 22nd, 2007 with three initial articles.

Alan Pardew – Newcastle’s latest and very successful manager

You can check any and all of the articles in the archives,  but at that time Glenn Roeder was the Newcastle manager and Freddy Shepherd was the Chairman.

But since then, Newcastle have had 7 managers in those five years – Glenn Roeder, Sam Allardyce, Kevin Keegan, Joe Kinnear, Alan Shearer, Chris Hughton and Alan Pardew, and the last two managers have been the star men – that’s for sure.

Mike Ashley bought the club a short two months after we started, and we’ve been relegated, promoted with a massive 102 points in our first season down below, and are now 4th place  in the Premier League table, and restoring some of that Geordie pride back to Newcastle United.

To say it’s been a rocky ride for Newcastle over those five years is still a massive understatement however.

But with Newcastle’s great win yesterday against Stoke City 3-0, we are now as high up in the Premier League table, since the great Bobby Robson was manager of the club back in 2003.

Here are juts a few facts and figures about the blog:

  • There have been 15,184 articles published – that ‘s an average of just over eight  every single day  - including weekends
  • There have been 756,897 comments posted – an average of  around 50 comments per article
  • We have had 63M hits – which is over 1M a month over the five years time-frame
  • We know of at least six Newcastle Blogs started by some of our former readers since we started out – are they trying to tell us something? :D
  • The blog was shut down for a couple of months from November 2009 through January of the next year, when I did some consulting work for Accenture

My goal is to continue with the blog just as long as my health permits me to – and thanks for all your support over the last five years.



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95 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Spuggy // Apr 22, 2012 at 12:19 AM

    Been with you from the early days Ed – great blog and your a great lad.

    All the best and hope your health improves.

  • 2 toonincheek // Apr 22, 2012 at 12:21 AM

    Ed – you are a star.
    We all know it but don’t say it often enough.
    Always hoping for the best for you and the Toon.

  • 3 ChicagoToon // Apr 22, 2012 at 12:23 AM

    I’ve probably only made half a dozen comments or so but I read this blog everyday for a few years now. You do a hell of a job Ed. Thanks

  • 4 mondziu // Apr 22, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    I’ve been following the blog only for a couple of months, but it’s already the first page I check everyday! I wish you good health for years!

  • 5 MacToon // Apr 22, 2012 at 12:25 AM

    Many congrats Ed, best blog around imho, I too have been around for nearly as long as your blog and wish you continued success for many, many more years to come.
    Fingers crossed you may one day write a thread dedicated to Newcastle winning a trophy.

  • 6 fanphil // Apr 22, 2012 at 12:38 AM

    Ed I just wanna say that I dont comment often but I have not missed an article of yours for the last few years! You are a legend and thank you for all the time and effort you put into this blog! I go onto nufcblog before any other site! Keep up the good work! Keep well! Howay the Lads! Champs league, why not? ;-)

  • 7 wynsleap // Apr 22, 2012 at 12:41 AM

    Ed – your Blog is like the Toon front three – irresistible!
    It is a fantastic platform for us fanatical supporters and you do a wonderful job.
    Hope your health continues to improve and best wishes to you and your family.
    I echo the last line in MacToon’s message @ 5

  • 8 Warwick Hunt // Apr 22, 2012 at 12:43 AM

    Was this blog only started just before Ashley bought us?
    Thought it was started long before that, been reading it from day one then I suppose. I first picked up on this site from ‘news now’ and have been reading ever since.
    Well done Ed and many thanks.

  • 9 alanrichie // Apr 22, 2012 at 12:48 AM

    This is the first page i check everyday, probably on it more than facebook.

    Great blog everything toon i need in one place.

    Been visiting for a few year now, i hope it continues for a long time more.

    Hope your health continues to improve also!

    Alan

  • 10 Burni // Apr 22, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    Ed! Happy fifth anniversary of the blog!! Long may it continue.

    Been here for 3 and a half years now and still love it! Love the time, passion and effort u put into this to bring people together to support the only united!

    So glad that the blog is filled with positivity at this momentous time too.

    Sure there will be many years eft of this ol’ blog here haha

    Thanks again ed, truly.

  • 11 ImightBe Wrong // Apr 22, 2012 at 12:52 AM

    Cheers Ed. Im on this site every day and i think its just fantastic. :)

  • 12 Pardew's fist pump // Apr 22, 2012 at 12:58 AM

    Well done Ed!

    I’ve been reading/commenting for about a year, your devotion is unwavering, never miss a trick, always maintain perspective and offer a dependable platform for the rest of us in this dysfunctional family to row, rant, reminisce, round-up and above all share in the rejoice of NUFC!

    I hope and believe we’re not far off a glorious day, in the meantime, we’ll keep watching this latest era of heroes march on, making magnificent memories along the way.

    Thanks :D

    TOON TOON!

  • 13 gl3w // Apr 22, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    I have followed this blog since it started, it’s the one and only
    blog I follow. I have very rarely posted but enjoy nothing more
    than following this blog during the transfer window!! Hope it continues for many more years. I’ll have to talk to Mrs more if it ends ;(

  • 14 Toon73 // Apr 22, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    Nice one, Ed ! I’ve only been on here a short time with a few posts, but read this blog everyday. From Sydney, Australia so games are normally shown here live at midnight !

    Bring on the CL !

  • 15 ochytoon // Apr 22, 2012 at 1:03 AM

    Congratulation Ed. Been on the blog since the championship season. Let’s go for another 5 years!

  • 16 miggy // Apr 22, 2012 at 1:09 AM

    ed great read am not no writer but a love reading u blogs and every one elses opinions that come here a read it every day its all good and i love every one elses banter keep it up ill be checking in tmoz nanite

  • 17 Ben3arfa // Apr 22, 2012 at 1:26 AM

    its a pleasure being part of this blog I salute you Ed .. keep up the fantastic work and congratulations on the milestone ..
    Onwards and upwards from here for the toon army

    Howay the lads!

  • 18 Wor Shearer // Apr 22, 2012 at 1:28 AM

    Well done. Thank you.

  • 19 Doocey // Apr 22, 2012 at 1:30 AM

    Congrats Ed. Fantastic achievement, fantastic commitment.

    I was one of those readers who launched a site of my own, but started off here and still visit daily.

    From a writers point of view, it’s that bit easier reporting on positive Newcastle United news – but you’ve keep us updated through thick and thin!

    Keep up the good work and long may this site continue!

  • 20 philippealbert // Apr 22, 2012 at 1:35 AM

    It’s a brilliant blog, Ed. I read it everyday. Thank you for your efforts, I hope it continues.

  • 21 bigthao // Apr 22, 2012 at 1:35 AM

    Been a reader since I started out work back in 2008, keeping me entertained with the good, the bad and the ugly during lunch breaks since. Thanks for the great articles man, long may it continue.

  • 22 nickfish90 // Apr 22, 2012 at 1:37 AM

    Fantastic blog Ed!

    It’s one of the first things I check when I log on a computer in a morning and one of the last things that I check at night (hence why I’ve seen this article at 1:36am :))

    I know how much dedication a blog takes, and that’s just a run of the mill blog, your’s is one of the highest level and that’s the God’s honest truth! Shear quality articles every day and I read every word of them.

    Shear magic! :D Come on the Toon!

  • 23 tdt // Apr 22, 2012 at 1:38 AM

    I’ve been reading the blog since May 2007, and it’s an essential part of my toon experience. Not sure what I’d do without it!

    It’s also funny that the blog’s coincided with a (particularly) crazy section of newcastle united’s history, which is now stored online for further generation.

  • 24 JAMSHA // Apr 22, 2012 at 1:43 AM

    wow 5 yrs :-) lets cut the cake……

  • 25 Wor Shearer // Apr 22, 2012 at 1:43 AM

    It’s unfortunate Taarabt had to get himself sent off (for kicking the ball away), meaning he won’t face Chelsea.

  • 26 JAMSHA // Apr 22, 2012 at 1:45 AM

    liamHWTT // Apr 22, 2012 at 12:21 AM
    what is Pulis on about? stoke had ZERO
    (0) shots on target. hardly 8 shots in all.

    lol they had 2 shots on target + pulis says walters should hav scored hat-trick hahaha…. we should hav scored 12 then..11 shots on target

  • 27 JAMSHA // Apr 22, 2012 at 1:46 AM

    QPR WILL BEAT CHELSHIT TOO…IN JOEY I TRUST ;-) + CISSE WILL BE PLAYNG I GUESS

  • 28 JAMSHA // Apr 22, 2012 at 1:48 AM

    its 6:17 an still cnt sleep afta the win…. :-(
    gtg to church too dammm

  • 29 Baro // Apr 22, 2012 at 1:51 AM

    Hats off to Ed Harrison!!!

    You have done one hek of a job.
    Day in n’ day out thousands of Geordies, and Newcastle supporters from all over the world come visit this incredible blog of yours.
    Thank you for doing this ED!
    Love the way u run this site,
    Keep it up,
    Stay healthy,
    Long live Ed Harrison!

    Howay the lads!
    Happy 5th year anniversary

  • 30 Wor Shearer // Apr 22, 2012 at 1:53 AM

    @Jamsha

    I know how you feel.

    Dare I say, it’s starting to look possible!

  • 31 Brutooon // Apr 22, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    Happy Fifth Anniversary Ed

    Lots of up and downs of Newcastle United during that time.

    But now we be in E u R o p E !!!!!!

  • 32 Baro // Apr 22, 2012 at 1:56 AM

    Hey lads we are 5th in the league!!!

    Wait a minute,,,,,, we are 4th!!!

    Guys seriously we should all be getting out of our seats and partying!

    2 years ago we were in a division under….

    Now this year we were a relegation candidate…

    There you again we proove doubters wrong again….

    This year, more like every year we are north east top dogs!

    Lets carry this form on…

    Enter champions league!!

  • 33 soundoid // Apr 22, 2012 at 2:01 AM

    My boss is a NUFC convert he said tonight If we get CL he’s going to take me to a match in europe! On the company card!

  • 34 toonLYF // Apr 22, 2012 at 2:07 AM

    Thank you Ed!

  • 35 Wor Shearer // Apr 22, 2012 at 2:12 AM

    1 month ago our goal difference was -1. wow!

  • 36 Wor Shearer // Apr 22, 2012 at 2:14 AM

    @soundoid

    Get in!

    Make it the Final ;-)

  • 37 Minato // Apr 22, 2012 at 2:15 AM

    Happy fifth birthday Ed and I mirror those that wish you a speedy recovery.

  • 38 Sav // Apr 22, 2012 at 2:21 AM

    Congratulations, its a credit to your effort and commitment to the Toon cause, Ed.
    Thanks for the last 5 and here’s to the next – you may have to do more tyhan 8 a day now that we are in EUROPE!!!!!

  • 39 RonVanDam // Apr 22, 2012 at 2:26 AM

    Thank you ED. You are a star. Hope you get better :)

  • 40 Cheickn Stevens // Apr 22, 2012 at 2:29 AM

    I must have been following this blog for at least 3 years now, don’t comment a whole lot but I love reading your posts and everyone’s comments. Keep up the good work and I wish everyone who is a part of this great blog good health!

  • 41 AmericanMagpie // Apr 22, 2012 at 2:30 AM

    This is the only source I use for Newcastle news. Thanks Ed.

  • 42 mattyNUFC // Apr 22, 2012 at 2:34 AM

    been a few months since i last commented, been working up in alaska but i’ve been with you since the inception of the blog, Ed. Long may you and it continue. I think i speak for everyone when i say your effort is very much appreciated.

    on another note, finally caught a full match after not having an opportunity since the tottenham debacle. I pretty much garnered that up until the past few games we were still playing pretty crap football but i was blown away today. that’s the team i believe we can be when we’re really focused. Words don’t explain how i excited i am that we’ve not only been playing a 433 but that it’s working and is bringing out the best in all of the front six.

    was guthrie injured today or is perch well and truly ahead of him in the pecking order. i don’t mind perch, think he’s done well since the turn of the year, but guthrie for me is still the superior player

    now, for the summer, please a new RB (not aly cissokho for LB moving santon to RB. been watching him, well, was watching him this season since our purported interest and he looks like an absolute donkey) and we’ll be laughing all the way to an easy top 6 finish next year. anything/anyone else will just be solidification

    still can’t believe our recent charge. keep it up for the last four, boys! HTL

  • 43 gonufc (up and Hatem) // Apr 22, 2012 at 2:44 AM

    Thanks very much for this blog- it really is the best place to talk about the club.

    Long may it continue!

  • 44 prashanth // Apr 22, 2012 at 2:46 AM

    have been following th team for the past 6 years and this blog for the last year and a half… it is second nature to check this blog as with my email although i seldom post… You are doing a stellar job Ed, hope your health and the team surge upwards in the coming years

  • 45 aa9 // Apr 22, 2012 at 2:55 AM

    Ed- been reading since the beginning but this is my first comment. Fully appreciate this blog and everything you have done over the last 5 years. As a fan in the US this blog has helped me follow NUFC through thick and thin, thank you so much for all of the articles.

  • 46 cupiddstunt // Apr 22, 2012 at 3:05 AM

    A massive thanks for the effort Ed if Carlsberg did blogs they would they would probably give up after reading this one, absolutely immense bit of work Ed immense. Keep fighting the fight, more often positive mental attitudes bring success.

    mattyNUFC @ # 40

    More often it is not “superior player” that is needed but the “right player” that is needed and at this moment in time Perchinio does just what is needed of him when he is on the park.

    Give me the right player every time.

  • 47 ilovetoon8788 // Apr 22, 2012 at 3:11 AM

    ED for bringing so many newcastle fans across the globe to discuss and support our team.

    Your a Magpies Legend as well.

  • 48 jakesome // Apr 22, 2012 at 3:22 AM

    dont thank us ed your doing the club a service
    p.s this is my fav blog

  • 49 jakesome // Apr 22, 2012 at 3:23 AM

    matty bad time not to be able to watch the games we’ve been entertaining again!!!!

  • 50 Martin33 // Apr 22, 2012 at 3:36 AM

    ED, I read the blog everyday no matter where I am, china, England and even my vocation in Dominican republic, I keep encourage my friends to read this blog…and all I wanna say here now is best wishes for your health and keep the faith. Our black & white blood never give in.

    Fan from China:):)

  • 51 liamHWTT // Apr 22, 2012 at 3:41 AM

    congrats, Ed. i’ve been on here almost the whole time even though i may have only posted a small handful or two.

    as a quick aside. for me what was great about ben arfa’s class move (other than the class move for the cross!) on the left setting up the first goal was that if cabaye hadn’t headed it home ben arfa had come in and was right there to slot it home. even after being way on the left on the cross. he’s really working his @r$e off these last 6-8 matches!

  • 52 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Apr 22, 2012 at 3:43 AM

    ed you are fantastic

  • 53 CAToon // Apr 22, 2012 at 3:58 AM

    Congrats Ed. You created a fantastic product. May you be writing for many more years.

  • 54 Dyer8 // Apr 22, 2012 at 4:03 AM

    Thank you :)

  • 55 BringBackTav // Apr 22, 2012 at 4:36 AM

    Ed-Thank you as always for all the commentary and views on the club. We all appreciate it on a daily basis. Best of luck for your improving health.

  • 56 lukes26 // Apr 22, 2012 at 4:47 AM

    Congrats Ed! You’ve created a great community for Newcastle fans. Most of the opinions of these fans would baffle and exacerbate a reasonable man….. however… I enjoy it all nonetheless.Well done sir

  • 57 Ben_BKK // Apr 22, 2012 at 4:53 AM

    Happy 5th birthday to the blog, Ed! Hope you’re still writing it for many years to come, all the best and hope you’re doing alright over on that side of the pond.

  • 58 nufcsg // Apr 22, 2012 at 5:13 AM

    Fantastic job, Ed! I’m from Singapore and read your blog everyday! Thanks for your commitment and wishing you good health! HWTL!

  • 59 Roscarelli // Apr 22, 2012 at 5:34 AM

    Good work Ed and thanks for the interesting reading you give all of us each day. Looking forward to more posts in the coming years!

  • 60 JakartaDean // Apr 22, 2012 at 6:32 AM

    Not much new to add from me, Ed. Thanks for all your hard work over the last five years. As you say the team has had ups and downs over that time, but I recall the blog had too — a few rather juvenile posters ruining it for everyone. I’m happy to see you handled that with class and the blog has a much better feel about it these days. Great job.

    Dean

  • 61 Klatoon // Apr 22, 2012 at 6:41 AM

    This blog is the only place i get to interact with fellow Newcastle fans, dont know what I’d do without it.

    Great work Ed !

  • 62 Sambo from belgium // Apr 22, 2012 at 6:47 AM

    I also have been here from the early days… although I don’t post many comments… I enjoy reading the articles and the debates around it. Keep it up Ed. You sure are one geordie legend

  • 63 BigKirky // Apr 22, 2012 at 7:18 AM

    Great stuff Ed! You do a great job in putting up so many articles each day. I read ‘em all everyday. Hope your health is improving too.

  • 64 shamsoftabriz // Apr 22, 2012 at 7:26 AM

    Thank you Ed! For those of us in the USA and other places thousands of miles away from England, it’s wonderful to have a forum like this that taps us into the community. You’ve done an incredible service for supporters everywhere.

  • 65 Tjodalf // Apr 22, 2012 at 7:29 AM

    Happy fifth anniversary, Ed.
    I really love the blog. I’ve been a reader for 5 years, and check the blog many times a day, and I have this RSS-service too.

    I remember the period when the blog was down, even then I was a daily reader as I wanted to check if it was back up!

    I love that when for some reason uou can’t blog for some time, your son steps in and keeps the articles coming.

    I also admire that when I send you an e-mail about rumors or just anything really, I receive an answer shortly after !

    Keep up the good work, as we enter the most exiting transfer summer in a long time! ;-) much love from Norway!

  • 66 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 22, 2012 at 7:45 AM

    Congratulations Ed anh hapoy anniversary this us the ONLY place i bother checking for the nufc news!

    Also a great place just to have banter with other toon fans there arent many down south so its good to keep in touch with me geordie roots! Keep up the good work Ed and keep getting stronger mate

  • 67 dcro1 // Apr 22, 2012 at 7:50 AM

    Thanks Ed. Very rarely post but long time reader. You’ve got all my best wishes and hopes for your health, Brilliant stuff. Love direct from the toon to you

  • 68 SBR4EVA // Apr 22, 2012 at 7:52 AM

    Thanks for all your hard work Ed…
    You have provided an invaluable service for international Toon fans everywhere with your many many many many many (zzzzzzzz) – articles!
    Good luck to you and my sincerest best wishes for the future.

    Thanks Ed.

    Andy from Seaton Burn.

  • 69 Gateshead-Mag // Apr 22, 2012 at 8:13 AM

    heres hoping for another 5!!!

    great blog always up to date with all news nufc, n best place to see other fans view and opinions.

    Davey in Whickham/Gateshead

  • 70 Badfrandsen // Apr 22, 2012 at 8:23 AM

    Hi Ed

    To begin with, I want to say congratulations on the 5 years.
    I have been involved almost from the start, and I feel like so many others that I’ve had the best seat in town to follow our beloved Newcastle.

    The 5 year has been a roller Coster ride, but it has always been like that, and that’s probably it that attracted me at Newcastle back then, when I became a fan.
    Because being a fan of Newcastle is nearly equal to clean passion. There is always the emotion and passion of all the fans and of a entire city!

    I cried when Damien Duff scored that own goal back in 2009 in Aston Villa, and i felt proud when the players took round of honor around the field to thank the visiting fans.
    I can also remember how odd it was that Newcastle had to play in the Championship, but we moved the straight up again with an incredible 102 points!
    And the Newcastle-ride continues even to this day! Who could in their wildeste imagination have imaged that we would be in the 4th spot, and in a pole position to get into CL.

    I would also like to thank you Ed, for when I was in Afghanistan, it was almost a ritual for me to visit this site before I and my platoon was out on patrol. I know it sounds very corny, but for some strange reason, it calmed me down.

    Since the message as you had prostate cancer came out, so I have daily thought of you and hoping that you would get better!

    “In this world you may only be human, but to one person you can mean a world of difference.”

    with regards

  • 71 BarcelonaMag // Apr 22, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    Yeah, I echo everybody else’s sentiments. I’m on here every single day. It’s part of my life. Thanks a million, Ed.

  • 72 BigKirky // Apr 22, 2012 at 8:28 AM

    Great goal by Hoilett. If he would accept our wage structure he’d be a great addition, although he’d want to be playing each week. As will some of the other bigger names we sign in the summer.

    Hopefully Pardew will keep everyone in the bigger squad next season realising that everyone will have to be utilised at different times to accommodate the extra games, therefore to understand that not everyone will be playing ‘each week’ so to speak.

    Pardew seems a great management student of of the game and I love that because he will continue to learn and improve, both tactically and as a man manager. Keep reading those books Al!

  • 73 toonwardo // Apr 22, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    FANTASTIC blog Ed. My number one NUFC site.
    Hopefully it will continue for a looong looong time!

  • 74 bills-son // Apr 22, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Well done Ed.

  • 75 geoff777 // Apr 22, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Congratulations Ed.

    Having done a daily blog myself for a few years I know how it becomes both an obsession and an ordeal.

    I hope your health is improving after your therapy.

  • 76 MrToon // Apr 22, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Five great years ed. I wish i knew about it back then. Only been on for a year and a half, but it is now the first website I visit for the toon news and talk.
    Looking forward to many more years of your blog and much more banter with the followers.
    HOWAY ED.

  • 77 murvar // Apr 22, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Great work and a fine service for all of us – thank you Ed. Your commitment is plain for all to see.

  • 78 Marty-Toon // Apr 22, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Congrats Ed,
    You’re a star man.
    Praying for your health and hope you feel well and strong

  • 79 sirtoongospel // Apr 22, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Congratulations and a warm thank you from me Ed. I am as pleased for you as anyone that our beloved Mags are giving us something to cheer about, Reporting good news is always better eh??? Keep it going, it’s appreciated by loads of us.

  • 80 OLDGEORDIE // Apr 22, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Been a TOON supporter since 1949, Jackie, Mitch, Big Frank the lot. Dont post much but always lurk. Tks Ed for great blog and hoping you have speedy recovery. I had “big C’ 8 years ago and now fully recovered. Thinking of you

  • 81 Geordiedoonsooth // Apr 22, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    5 years from one ex Manor Park School boy to another, well done Ed. Great blog here’s to a lot more years and success to the toon. OLDGEORDIE you must be even older than me I’ve been supporting the Toon since 1955 when my Dad 1st took me as a kid. Happy Days :-)

  • 82 wynbae // Apr 22, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    thanks Ed, I shall continue to read all your articles religiously. Great job!

    H’way the lads!!
    All the Best
    Northumbrian Nick, in Sydney

  • 83 magpiebop // Apr 22, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Read this blog more or less on a daily basis and even comment every now and again. Thanks Ed

  • 84 Jock Toon // Apr 22, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Fellow Toons -To show our appreciation for all that Ed has done, how about making a donation to http://www.prostate-cancer.org.uk , or some similar organisation ? Alternatively, perhaps Ed would like to nominate a charity that is closer to home for him, or create a link(s) on the blog?

    Here’s hoping that we can all enjoy following Ed’s articles for many years to come!

  • 85 kkma // Apr 22, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Ed, I am from Hong Kong. Really thank you for your effort in these 5 years so that we can have very up to date team news.
    I just went to watch the home game against Bolton in Easter. Very impressed that the metro staff were nice to me when taking pictures in the St james station. They said howay the toons to me.
    In the stadium tour, there were many participants who were from all over the world.
    This year is a great year for Newcastle which we may have chance for champion league football. And your blog is 5 years old.
    Once again, all the best to you and well done !

  • 86 magpie6699 // Apr 22, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Congrats Ed – a lot of dedication and ahrd work. Much appreciated – this is the number one blog for me. There was a brief period when I tended to back off because it got unpleasant and silly but the banter is back to being great and friendly – lively.
    Good luck with your health – I was fretting last week because I had some symptoms and needed a PSA checking: in my mind I was thinking about what you’d had to go through. Fortunately I think it’s all benign symptoms and results – but my thoughts and gratitude are with you. And by the way, I have visited NC lots of times – mainly Chapel Hill but also Durham – and love the place.

  • 87 Magpie_Man // Apr 22, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Thanks Ed for all your articles, the blog has been superb and I hope you get better soon.

    THERES ONLY ONE ED HARRISON!!

  • 88 LewSpi // Apr 22, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    A valiant effort Ed. I read the blog numerous times a day as it is, in my opinion, the greatest platform to discuss the number one love in all of our lives. Thankyou for connecting thousands of people from across the world and giving us the opportunity to share common interests.

    Here’s to another 5 years.

  • 89 geordiejamie89 // Apr 22, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    I think this blog should be responsible for the signing of one free transfer each season. So the fans have a vote on the talent that’s been seen. Afterall, we might not be the wisest bunch, but there’s lots of sets of eyes who watch different football week in week out. Signing for this year from the blog? I vote Hoilett.

  • 90 Cheik_n_Bake // Apr 22, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    WHAT A MAN !!

    THERES ONLY ONE ED HARRISON , ONE ED HARRRRRISON

  • 91 nufc786 // Apr 22, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    always always always nufc blog
    keep up with it everyday
    thank u ed

  • 92 martoon // Apr 22, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Congratulations Ed, I only discovered this blog about 6 months ago but read and contribute nearly everyday (it relieves the boredom at work!)
    I hate to be picky but we have actually had 8 managers since 2007 if you count Nigel Pearson who was caretaker twice in this period ;)

  • 93 Szarka // Apr 22, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Congrats Ed, lets have another 5-10-25 year :)

  • 94 PennStateToon // Apr 23, 2012 at 12:54 AM

    Just wanna thank you so much for running this blog Ed. For people who aren’t fortunate enough to live near the toon, this blog is the best way to keep up with all the latest news. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you and keep up the great work!

  • 95 Trent Toon // Apr 23, 2012 at 3:10 AM

    15000 articles is just amazing as where we are on the table! Well done Ed! Hopefully we can get a cup for you!




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