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Merry Xmas To Newcastle Fans Around The World

11:06 pm, Thursday, December 24th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 37 Comments

In about an hour it will be Christmas Day in England and Newcastle, and we’d like to wish all our readers, and all the fans of Newcastle United Football Club around the world, a Merry Xmas and all the very best in the New Year.

merry xmas

It’s again been an up and down season for the Magpies, but we do have 14 points in our last nine games and that’s a big improvement from the first eight games and only 3 points.

We look forward to Newcastle building a top side next year and in future years and at some point  – sooner rather than later – challenging again for a top six place in the Premier League.

Merry Xmas to Newcastle United fans around the world wherever you may be.

This is our ninth Christmas on the blog – and who knows – we may even be around next year.

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37 responses so far ↓

  • 1 welshgeordie9 // Dec 24, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    I would like to wish merry Christmas to everyone on the blog, Ed, the players, the manager, fans around the world, Mr P down at selhurst park, and Charlie Austin.


  • 2 Belfast // Dec 24, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    Amen welshie. Same to yourself

  • 3 Belfast // Dec 24, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    The next article might actually be a merry Christmas Charlie Austin article

  • 4 Harley // Dec 24, 2015 at 11:17 PM

    Merry Xmas to you too Ed you do an amazing job.
    All the best to all fellow bloggers, hope everyone has a great Xmas.

    Welshie, hope your dad is ok:)

  • 5 welshgeordie9 // Dec 24, 2015 at 11:20 PM


    My dad is fine, looking forward to tomorrow, thanks for asking mate.

  • 6 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Dec 24, 2015 at 11:22 PM

    Nice Sir Bob story

    Cant help wanting the good times back!

  • 7 Average_Contents // Dec 24, 2015 at 11:24 PM

    Merry Christmas to you too ed and the blog

  • 8 beermonkey // Dec 24, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    happy xmas bloggers

    and praise be to the man that sorted out kick off time boxing day as my inlaws don’t have sky and I should be home in time to watch it

  • 9 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Dec 24, 2015 at 11:29 PM


    Cant see us getting Austin.

    Recent results would dictate the Fatman takes a *unt (punt) and rides it out to the end of season. High risk strategy but something he seems to love. I luv it when it goes wrong !!

    FatAsh out!!!

  • 10 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Dec 24, 2015 at 11:30 PM


    Gonna be difficult staying ‘sober’ till 17:30!

  • 11 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Dec 24, 2015 at 11:33 PM

    Prediction for Everton???

    Shame to say but I think an Everton win – cant contain Lukaku

  • 12 beermonkey // Dec 24, 2015 at 11:34 PM


    at 5.30 staying awake could be a problem but I have 3year old so he will keep me up

  • 13 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Dec 24, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    As Sir Bob says
    “It’s a small boy clambering up stadium steps for the very first time, gripping his father’s hand, gawping at that hallowed stretch of turf beneath him and, without being able to do a thing about it, falling in love.”

    All first games should be a night game!!!!

    As you get to the top of the stairs and see the pitch for the first time ….. something else

    We have all seen footie pitches …. but SJP at night – WOW

  • 14 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Dec 24, 2015 at 11:38 PM

    Beermonkey – fair point – mines slightly older and I will count on them to give me an nudge

  • 15 beermonkey // Dec 24, 2015 at 11:41 PM


    if we turn up we have a chance

    lakaku will be a problem on the whole they cant keep a clean sheet sept and villa in nov are there last clean sheets in the league

  • 16 jimmysmith // Dec 24, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    A very Merry Christmas to “The Newcastle United Blog”, and many, many thanks for your tireless devotion to this remarkable place. I dips ma’ lid to ya’ Ed, this and every other day.

  • 17 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Dec 24, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    Beermonkey – we need to turn up for the full game – not just 10 mins here and there.

    Everton are a good team. Hope we can compete 🙁

    We should be killing these teams …. but

  • 18 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 25, 2015 at 12:01 AM

    Christmas day truce on the blog. Goodwill to all bloggers.

  • 19 beermonkey // Dec 25, 2015 at 12:03 AM


    a toon team that play for 90mins how rare is that

  • 20 Tsunki // Dec 25, 2015 at 12:31 AM

    Thanks be to Reverend Ian Toon and his choir boys for their Xmas Service.

  • 21 toonicle // Dec 25, 2015 at 1:20 AM

    Merry Xmas to you Ed, thanks again for all that you do here!

  • 22 Ian Toon // Dec 25, 2015 at 1:25 AM

    Tsunki- A very merry Christmas to you and the family.

  • 23 Ian Toon // Dec 25, 2015 at 1:28 AM

    Ed- Have a great Christmas and thanks for a superb blog. Much appreciated.

  • 24 expatmag // Dec 25, 2015 at 1:38 AM

    Merry christmas to all from Melbourne Australia……..yes……even you, Welshie…….lol

  • 25 Laurent Robert 32 // Dec 25, 2015 at 1:54 AM

    Merry Christmas, everyone.

  • 26 toonincheek // Dec 25, 2015 at 2:50 AM

    Ed – Hope you and your family enjoy Christmas
    Thanks for all your efforts during 2015

  • 27 Ian // Dec 25, 2015 at 2:50 AM

    Merry Xmas from Aktau, Kazakhstan to all Newcastle United fans and their family around the world. Have a great day……

  • 28 will die for the toon army // Dec 25, 2015 at 4:19 AM

    Merry xmas to all you guys. Thats Ed for keeping us together.

  • 29 will die for the toon army // Dec 25, 2015 at 4:21 AM

    Reporters can be so crazy. How do u include Aarons????? No Perez, No Colo, No Janmmatt.

  • 30 Grumpy // Dec 25, 2015 at 5:41 AM

    Merry Christmas from Washington DC

  • 31 ScoopSouthAfrica // Dec 25, 2015 at 5:47 AM

    Merry Xmas & a Happy New Year to all Bloggers and Ed.
    From the sunshine of South Africa.

  • 32 nut meg // Dec 25, 2015 at 6:08 AM

    Merry Christmas & a happy new year to each & everyone of you.Best wishes from Thailand, the land of smiles.

  • 33 sing in the corner // Dec 25, 2015 at 6:19 AM

    Seasons greetings, coming all the way from me lasses pad in Spingwell Village, near Wrekenton! :). HWTL!

  • 34 Toonmania // Dec 25, 2015 at 7:02 AM

    Merry Christmas to you and your family ed, hope you all stay in good health for 2016.
    Happy Christmas to everyone on here and looking forward to a better 2nd half of the season.

  • 35 Sazzer // Dec 25, 2015 at 12:08 PM

    **** Merry Xmas wazzocks ****

  • 36 Pigott93 // Dec 25, 2015 at 12:11 PM

    Happy Christmas Ed and family and everyone else on the blog..Now let’s get a win tomorrow ?

  • 37 lesh // Dec 25, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Now we’ve pulled the crackers and laughed at the riddles –

    How to monkeys make toast? Under the gorilla!!!!

    Where does a pony go when it’s ill? The Horsepital!!

    And the big one:

    Given Ashley’s policy of buy cheap to sell high, can anyone show that it’s worked financially?

    By that I mean take the cost of players, their wages, their sell-on fee and the prize money gained or lost during such players’ presence at the Club?

    In other words, did selling players at a substantial profit cover the cost of their presence at the Club and did they enhance its profile impact on prize money and TV money?

    Specific examples would help – if the poser makes sense.

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