Dr. Ed Harrison is a retired IBM Executive, and he was born and bred in St. Anthony's estate in Newcastle, and joined IBM in 1970 after completing a PhD in Computing Science at Newcastle University.
Ed was moved to America in 1973 by IBM with his then new wife Madeline - formerly Madeline Carol Rose of Longbenton - who is also a Geordie.
Dr. Harrison did well at the American company, and was instrumental in building and managing a $2B Network Consulting business for IBM Global Services, before he finally retired back in 2004, and since then has concentrated on something really important - Newcastle United.
Ed and Madeline have been married for 43 years, and have three children, twin sons Neil and Paul and daughter Elaine, who live near their parents in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Click here for a longer bio - but it gets a bit boring.
“What is a club in any case?" “Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it.
It’s not the television contracts, get-out clauses, marketing departments or executive boxes."
“It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city."
“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.”
It hasn’t been too often since Mike Ashley bought Newcastle over six years ago that we have seen a youngster come through to the first team, but that’s happening this season with Paul Dummett, and the local lad has looked a very good player for Newcastle when he has come into the first team.
News today, which may not be unexpected, that Fab Coloccini has returned to Argentina, as he recovers from a groin injury that he picked up while on International duty with Argentina, and Newcastle could see the captain out of action for more than eight weeks, and now this is the second season running that Colo will be out of action for a matter of months.
There is news today that England have been monitoring the very good performances of our young left-back (or center-back) Paul Dummett, who has come through like a steam train at Newcastle this season, after an extremely successful loan spell at St. Mirren last season, and the 22 year-old is now pushing Davide Santon very hard for that left back starting position.
Paul Dummett – needs more first team games to become even better [Read more →]
We had some quotes from Alan Shearer this morning about the upcoming derby game against Sunderland, and maybe some of the younger fans don’t know just how good (make that great – no make that fantastic) a player Alan Shearer was for for both Newcastle United and England, after he joined us from Blackburn Rovers in the summer of 2006 for £15M – cheap at the price.
If you have a short 26 minutes to spare – look at all the goals Alan scored for the Magpies – there’s some really fantastic goals this man scored, and he’s one player who really earned his big wages on Tyneside, and if nothing else you can keep this video for when Newcastle lose a game – and you can cheer yourself up. 😀
Newcastle United are are reported to be interested in MK Dons’ highly-rated 17 year-old teenager Dele Alli (full name – Bamidele Jermaine Alli), who has already played 17 times for the Dons with four goals since making his debut as a sixteen year-old in November of 2012 for his home town club.
Dele Alli – MK Dons’ 6″2″ midfielder – Newcastle interested [Read more →]
I must admit I hold my breath every six months as I go through medical tests to measure my PSA count.
But good news early last week that the PSA count is still undetectable, which means the prostate cancer is still under control, and there is no trace of cancer in the body.
League Position 2015-2016
Goals – Season 2015-2016
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In Honor of John Alder and Liam Sweeney
John Alder and Liam Sweeney
In honor of two dedicated Newcastle fans, who lost their lives supporting Newcastle United, when their passenger jet was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday July 17th, 2014 by rebels, as they were traveling to support the team in New Zealand.
We will never forget them.
Tore Eikeland Foundation
Tore Eikeland was a huge Newcastle fan in Norway who was tragically killed in the Norwegian massacre in July of 2011.