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’s looking like Yohan Cabaye may play tomorrow afternoon against Fulham, and the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew in his interview yesterday, said that he hoped Yohan would play and if he does play he wants the Newcastle supporters to back Cabaye, who refused to play in the first two league games of the season.
Here is a fantastic video entitled – What is a club in any case – it’s inspiring and what we all need at the moment.
“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.”
Arsenal have become interested in 22 year-old St. Etienne midfielder Josuha Guilavogui, and it could be the twice capped French international is an alternative to Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye, after Arsenal’s initial bid of £11M was turned down by Newcastle United a little short of two weeks ago.
Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye is now likely to make his first appearance of the season for Newcastle against Fulham on Saturday, and that’s according to Alan Pardew at his press conference held earlier today for the Fulham game.
Yohan Cabaye – when he used to play for Newcastle – at Blackpool [Read more →]
For the second time running Newcastle players Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko have been included in the French squad for the World Cup qualifying games against Georgia on 6th September (a week tomorrow), and then Belarus on the 10th September (a week on Tuesday).
Sky Tyne and Wear is reporting today that Newcastle are in discussions with Lyon and agents on bringing Bafitimbi Gomis to Tyneside on a permanent deal, and the club are also in talks with Chelsea in an attempt to bring Demba Ba back to Newcastle.
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.
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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.