The Untimely Death Of A Young Dedicated Newcastle Fan


This morning we got the terrible news that Toby Edwards, a dedicated young Newcastle fan and a season ticket holder, and one of our avid readers, had died suddenly overnight of a cardiac arrest – a heart attack.

ben arfa hands on hips

Ben Arfa – Toby’s favorite Newcastle player

Toby was just 29 years old and we used to correspond maybe two or three times a week via email on all things Newcastle United.

His last words to his family on Sunday were that he was looking forward to the QPR game next Sunday.

Toby wanted Newcastle to get top striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of St. Etienne in over the summer, and his favorite Newcastle player was Hatem Ben Arfa – and he also wanted a new manager brought in.

Toby’s untimely death reminds us that we are mortal and it puts everything into perspective about what the important things are in life.

We know that Toby will be watching the QPR game on Sunday from a much more peaceful place – we hope the lads can win it for Toby.

We offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Rest in peace Toby Edwards.


122 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    May 6, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #1

    sorry hear that

    thoughts go out to his loved ones

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  • yo-yo

    May 6, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #2

    Scwefelberg repost

    Untenmensch – wow you into Nietzsche ?

    That’s better than Beattie’s forays into online dictionaries

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    May 6, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #3

    R.I.P. Toby. Never seen him play but my respects none the less.

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  • catchy in norway

    May 6, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #4

    yo yo

    do you think my coment 54 is wrong

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  • catchy in norway

    May 6, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #5

    Big Pappa Cissé

    i think he was just a fan,,

    i mean not a player

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  • AMEOBI

    May 6, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #6

    R.I.P Toby, my thoughts and prayers are will your friends and family, 3 points should be dedicated you..

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 6, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #7

    Very sad news. R.I.P

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  • Beattie25

    May 6, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #8

    RIP Toby

    Does anyone know which blogger he was?

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  • Jarra

    May 6, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #9

    My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

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  • scout

    May 6, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #10

    RIP
    very sad news.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    May 6, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #11

    R.I.P

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 6, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #12

    Sorry to hear about one of our readers.

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    May 6, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #13

    RIP

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  • mot7

    May 6, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #14

    only 29 such a shame hope the lads can do you proud at qpr RIP TOBY

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  • Zero

    May 6, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #15

    RIP, my deepest sympathies to the family, lets hope the lads get a win for Toby against QPR.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    May 6, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #16

    @ catchy

    Oh I see. They mentioned someone else died on Total Sport Earlier and I thought it was him. That guy was in his fifties though.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 6, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #17

    Band B,
    As you well know I always enjoy reading your posts when one day you have the time could you enlighten us with some of the things you heard at KKs court case.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 6, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #18

    BPC,
    That wiould be former player Steve Carney.

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  • archaeomag

    May 6, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #19

    Steve Carney, a former player also died aged 55

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  • yo-yo

    May 6, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #20

    Catchy

    Yes and no.

    I never was as anti Obertan as you last year, I simply put it down to a gambled signing that didn’t quite work out as he just never got the confidence to perform at 100%. Far too fragile mentally imo.

    I agree about the Mashley stuff and as you know have major differences of opinion with you as to why things have gone so badly wrong.

    I do agree that the fans don’t have enough influence at most football clubs in the UK – hence my post about the German model.

    I also place the blame for this season’s shambles more evenly than you do and I also reckon Ian Toon is probably correct that Mashley’s stubbornness means he’ll back Pardew almost regardless of what happens. I have less faith in the club ownership than most – not quite as bad as JfA but I can also see some of Bills-son’s points are prety much onside – but only in theory as in practice the business model is seriuosly flawed.
    I’m not as much a fence sitter as Ibiza mind.
    I also think there is a substantial % of the SJP crowd who will support Pardew as a lot of Toon fans have had to develop high tolerance of total shite as a survival strategy the last 30 years or so.

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  • low fell mag

    May 6, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #21

    Very sorry to hear .

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  • fergies left foot

    May 6, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #22

    very sorry to hear that, really does put things in perspective.

    sunderland are lookin shit atm. agent graham anyone?

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 6, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #23

    Rest in peace Toby.

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  • JackButler

    May 6, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #24

    RIP Toby

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  • Toon Tang

    May 6, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #25

    RIP toby indeed , the heart attack rears its ugly head again. they will definitely sooner rather than later make test/screen compulsory for everyone at schools and the like because they reckon a lot of these sudden heart problems at a young age can be detected

    on a lighter note, come on stoke 1-0

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  • yo-yo

    May 6, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #26

    Very sorry to hear about Toby, far too young to go

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    May 6, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #27

    @ Jail

    That’s the one. In that case I pay my respects to the both of them.

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  • mot7

    May 6, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #28

    GARDNER OFF HA HA HA

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  • JackButler

    May 6, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #29

    Gardner straight red

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  • fergies left foot

    May 6, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #30

    red card for gardner!!!!!!

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  • archaeomag

    May 6, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #31

    Craig gardner – Red Card Scum down to 10

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 6, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #32

    Offf offff offff

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    May 6, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #33

    Mackems down to 10 men. Maybe our luck is starting to change. It would be so funny if after the mini Di Canio effect wears off they still go down 🙂

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  • Schwefelberg

    May 6, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #34

    I am very sorry to hear about this. RIP.

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  • JackButler

    May 6, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #35

    Di Canio is looking for a mechanic as the wheels are well and truly falling off here

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  • Toon Tang

    May 6, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #36

    hahaha UPHILL GARDENER just coppin’ it sweet

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  • Zero

    May 6, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #37

    Sunderland for the drop now, at least our players can play against QPR without too much worry now.

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  • yo-yo

    May 6, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #38

    Toon Tang

    A young friend went at 18 with a congenital heart defect after a sub aqua dive. Screening might well help as these young lads don’t have any diagnosis without that.

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  • Zero

    May 6, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #39

    Theyll be lucky to make it out with 10 men on the pitch at this rate. HOWAY Stoke put 6 past them

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  • Schwefelberg

    May 6, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #40

    No Yo-Yo

    But it is the way their minds work.

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