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.”
Last season we got only one point off local rivals Sunderland, and we were walking it at the Stadium of Light until Cheick Tiote got himself sent off, and it looked as though we could have held out for the win but Sunderland got a late goal – an own goals from Demba Ba.
Alan Pardew – in aggressive posture (to say the least) [Read more →]
Ryan Taylor suffered his first Achilles Cruciate Ligament(ACL) injury last August, in the home game against Atromitos in the Europa League, but then last April, while doing a routine training exercise, the ligament went again, but this time he will not make a return in the same season.
Ryan Taylor suffering first injury fourteen months ago against Atromitos
One of the comments made by Alan Pardew yesterday on Sky Sports will probably get some publicity, because the Newcastle manager said that the passion and love shown by Geordie fans for their club hurts the club, because there is so much attention on things – like when we have a bad results as one example.
Alan Pardew answered all kinds of question yesterday on Sky Sports Goals on Sunday, and he came across very well, and was cool, calm and collected in his answers and demeanor, and at least we thought he presented our club very well on the program – and that’s got nothing to do with his coaching abilities for those fans who don’t rate the manager.
Alan Pardew – appearing on Goals on Sunday yesterday [Read more →]
We have to say we’ve been impressed with Alan Pardew as a man this season, while he’s been under pressure because of the way he has handled himself, and it’s very clear he has one attribute that you must have to be as a Newcastle manager – great mental strength and he’s also got a sense of humor too – take a look at this video, which is making the round on the Internet.
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.