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.
Ed 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 has since 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.”
Newcastle got the job done in the second half with a dominant display – and the only question was if Newcastle could get the winner, and Papiss Cisse did after three minutes of stoppage time afer Newcastle had hit the cross-bar once and the post twice.
Papiss Cisse confronts a frenzied Alan Pardew after the goal
It was a great win yesterday afternoon against Fulham, as Newcastle got all three points with a wonderful individual goal from Senegal striker Papiss Cisse in stoppage time, but it was another player who is leading in our Man of the Match poll.
It was a great result this afternoon, when Newcastle beat Fulham with a stoppage time goal from – who else – Papiss Cisse, but Newcastle are still down to the bare bones of the squad – and this time it was Davide Santon who damaged a hamstring, and from the look of it – he will be out a good few weeks – and maybe even for the rest of the season.
Alan Pardew celebrates the final whistle this afternoon [Read more →]
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew showered his players with praise after they had a nervous first half against Fulham today, and when they should have been tiring in the second half because of their game on Thursday night – our lads went after Fulham in the second half and were rewarded with another dramatic Papiss Cisse winner in the third minute of stoppage time.
A relieved Alan Pardew after Papiss Cisse’s late late winner [Read more →]
Tue 14th July (8:00 pm CT - 2:00 am Wed Newcastle time)
Miller Park, Milwaukee
Sat 18th July (8:00 pm PT - 4:00 am Sun Newcastle time)
Bonney Field, Sacramento
Tue 21st July (7.30 pm PT - 3:30 am Wed Newcastle time)
Providence Park, Portland
Sun 26th July (1:00 pm)
Wed 29th July (7:45 pm)
Sat 1st August (3:00 pm)
St. James' Park
Health Update – 4 Feb, 2015
I had another battery of medical tests early last week, and the results show my PSA count as undetectable, which means the prostate cancer is still under control, and there is no trace of cancer in the body.
I'm very pleased about that!
League Position 2014-2015
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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.