Six years ago today I started the Newcastle United Blog, principally for people like myself, who were away from home base – but could now closely follow Newcastle United because of the Premier League being broadcast around the world.
Glenn Roeder – the Newcastle manager in April, 2007
In April of 2007, Glen Roeder was the manager and Freddy Shepherd was the Chairman, but Glenn was subsequently fired and Sam Allardyce was installed as Newcastle manager in late May.
And that all changed when Mike Ashley bought the club in June of that year, and he installed Chris Mort as Chairman in August, and fired big Sam the next January.
And of course we were relegated in May, 2009, and came straight back up and were 5th last season – but this season has proved to be very difficult – extremely difficult in fact.
I started the blog simply for people around the world who supported Newcastle United, and wanted to share my views on the news of the day associated with Newcastle.
And I have encouraged readers to express their opinions on the news of the day also – via the comments.
The only thing I have asked is that each of us respects the views of other people – even including Sunderland supporters. 😀
There have been close to 18,500 articles written in those six years, and we have had over 1,100,000 comments, and over 86,000,000 hits on the site.
And yes – it’s still true I get up at 3:00 am eastern time every morning over here – when the news comes out – and my wife Madeline (and others) think I’m crazy – they may not be far from the truth.
My aim is to keep the blog going for as long as I can, but of course like most other things, that will depend on my health.
Many thanks for your support over these six years – and hey – top six or bust next season.
You can also reach Ed at firstname.lastname@example.org