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Merry Christmas To Newcastle United Fans Around The World

We wish all our readers and all the fans of Newcastle United Football Club around the world, and everybody associated with the club a Merry Christmas and all the very best in the New Year.

New manager Steve Bruce has made an excellent start to his career at Newcastle and has the players right behind him.

We stand in 9th place in the table level on points with Manchester United – who we play tomorrow at Old Trafford.

If we can finish 9th this season it will be the second-best finish in the Premier League in the long and painful tenure of Mike Ashley as the owner.

We are hoping for the best of all things in the coming year, including a new and ambitious owner.

merry xmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.

Ed and Neil Harrison.

41 comments so far

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Dec 25, 2019 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #1

    Merry Christmas to Ed his family and his extended blog family.

    Wishing you all the best and a safe and happy festive period.

  • ToonMatt

    Dec 25, 2019 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #2

    Merry Christmas to you Ed, your family and everyone on here, I hope you all have a good day.

  • Prestonmag66

    Dec 25, 2019 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #3

    Merry Xmas one and all.

  • geordietom

    Dec 25, 2019 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #4

    Christmas Dinner …


  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 25, 2019 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #5

    Merry Christmas to Ed, Neil and the wife and all on here.

  • lesh

    Dec 25, 2019 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #6


    Very interesting question you asked about how somebody manages to post Getty images. Did you get the answer yet? The world awaits, with great interest.

    To everyone, enjoy your day.

  • toon22

    Dec 25, 2019 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #7


    Nope all I got was insults
    Don’t worry I’m going to keep asking

    Merry Christmas

  • Novocastrian66

    Dec 25, 2019 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #8

    Cheers Jib. I remember that match. They kicked us off the park both players were deservedly dismissed and Mark Hughes got sent to the stand too I believe.

  • jazzyp

    Dec 25, 2019 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #9

    Happy christmas Guy’s..Hope Santa was good to you all and have a cracking day

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 25, 2019 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #10

    On Getty images, they have millions of commercial amd corporate photos that are free to access provided the source quoted. If you wabt the image without the gettyimage on, then you have to pay.

    Used them, and other companies similar, whem in Malawi and promoting sporting tours to fund the academy.

  • Slatymag

    Dec 25, 2019 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #11

    Merry Christmas Ed and family.

    And to NUFC supporters everywhere.

  • lesh

    Dec 25, 2019 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #12


    Eentresting and given the price to buy the images, somebody must have a lot of money to spare, access to the Getty library via a business or is obtaining them illegally.

    Anyway, enough.

  • Assassins Inc

    Dec 25, 2019 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #13

    Merry Xmas Ed, The Wife, Neil, Toon Army, Bloggers and the Mackems, yes even the Mackems, they can have one day of nice, come Boxing Day and it’s back to up yours Mackems.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 25, 2019 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #14

    Not saying that is how Jib gets them, he may just copy them from the site…. Or, possibly, vut I’d say unlikely, actually be PR.

  • lesh

    Dec 25, 2019 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #15


    Ah, it looks as though you’ve put a big hole in my logic.

    Hey ho

    Have a good day

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 25, 2019 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #16

    Sorry Lesh! I haven’t seen the photos, but the constant question is going to bore everyone!!

    If they haven’t the getty image watermark on, then they are from source, or paid for. If they have, they are easily copied or downloaded.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 25, 2019 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #17

    Anyway, enough. Merry Christmas all.

  • Jib

    Dec 25, 2019 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #18

    The last time we won away on Boxing Day was 1988
    Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United, 26 December 1988
    2-1 to Newcastle United
    League Division One
    Raymond Ranson made his debut after moving from Birmingham City this month.
    Kenny Sansom made his debut after moving from Arsenal this month.
    Starting lineup:
    Dave Beasant
    Defender/Right back Ray Ranson
    Defender Kenny Sansom
    Defender/Centre back Andy Thorn
    Central defender Glenn Roeder
    Defender/Midfielder Kenny Wharton
    Midfielder Kevin Brock
    Midfielder David McCreery
    Midfielder Michael O’Neill
    Midfielder/Forward John Hendrie
    Forward Rob McDonald
    Substitutions: Mirandinha for Michael O’Neill – Liam O’Brien for David McCreery

  • Jib

    Dec 25, 2019 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #19

    Cheers Lilo
    Their hypothesis that I somehow had access to the images because I’m PR
    was so stupid I didn’t deem it worthy of reply.

    All the best to you and those you love.

  • hibbit

    Dec 25, 2019 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #20
  • geordietom

    Dec 25, 2019 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #21
  • geordietom

    Dec 25, 2019 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #22

    not that hard to get …

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 25, 2019 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #23


    That was the year I had my first season ticket. My dad wouldn’t take me to away games at that point. I was 5 at the time. Also he and his brothers were all raised as Sunderland fans by my Grandad. My Granny was Newcastle though, and she saved me from that misfortune.

    My dad had to take me from then on, and to training, so I think he has blocked out the red and white past from his memory.

  • geordietom

    Dec 25, 2019 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #24

    JIB …

    i put my bill in the post mate 😀

  • lesh

    Dec 25, 2019 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #25


    Here’s a lift from the Getty site

    ‘Comp licence

    ‘You are welcome to use content from the Getty Images site on a complimentary basis for test or sample (composite or comp) use only, for up to 30 days following download. However, unless a licence is purchased, content cannot be used in any final materials or any publicly available materials. No other rights or warranties are granted for comp use.’

    There.you go.

  • Jib

    Dec 25, 2019 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #27

    I think I can hear you singing hibbit

  • Assassins Inc

    Dec 25, 2019 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #28

    Well, looks like you have to purchase a license to get them, on another not, looking at the photo Joe looks like a beast, didn’t realize he was so big. Hope he can understand his size and push through soon with some goals for the club. He seems like he would be a handful for any defender.

  • Jib

    Dec 25, 2019 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #29

    That was Bald Eagles 3rd game in charge
    Jim died earlier this month
    An omen ?
    Get EGB on the case

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 25, 2019 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #30

    There is a simple check on the gettyimage. If it is legally used with the watermark, it will link back to getty. If it doesn’t have the watermark, you have paid a small fortune, or have rights through the club.

    None of these, you can find the image link through google, open link on a new tab amd save image as.

    This is basic image usage/theft for most companies in this sector.

  • Jib

    Dec 25, 2019 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #31

    lesh I just link the images to the blog
    I don’t get them framed and sent to each blogger

  • cornishman

    Dec 25, 2019 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #32

    Merry Christmas Ed and family here’s to a healthy new year.
    With M.A,s upturn in profit perhaps a delve into the pocket for a couple of additions to the team. Hell we might even have a push for a cup or European slot. Now that would be something to drink to.
    Up the Toon.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 25, 2019 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #33

    I have done both the legal free, and legal paid, as well as the illegal versions…..

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 25, 2019 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #34

    Always the legal version for the academy, the illegal whem working in marketing for someone else…

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 25, 2019 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #35

    Or as jib says, rather than saving the image, just add the weblink….

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 25, 2019 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #36

    For example, here is one from a Malawi Newspaper, image link only….


  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 25, 2019 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #37

    I doubt that posting watermarked images on a blog breaks usage rights either.

  • funguswatty

    Dec 25, 2019 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #38

    Merry Christmas Ed and to all your family and all on the blog

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 25, 2019 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #39

    Didn’t see the original post from 22 either, but did he really say ‘Mags’ is a mackem term? Given the title of one of our biggest fanzines is ‘The Mag’ then surely that needs clarification to?

  • geordietom

    Dec 25, 2019 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #40

    so putting training pics on by Getty aint ilegal if you just post the link , another one of TOOL22’S Conspiracy theory ‘s blasted out the water …


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