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Toon In Training For Nottingham Forest – Health Update

Here’s another nufcTV video showing the Newcastle players in training for the game at Nottingham Forest on Saturday, which has an early 12:30 pm kick-off time.

All our games for the rest of the season are important, as we try to climb the Premier League table and also advance in the FA Cup.

Our 5th round FA Cup tie at Blackburn is on Tuesday, February 27th with a 7:45pm KO time.

Almost 80% of our readers think we can win the game this coming Saturday – that would be great.

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Health Update:

8th February, 2024

An update on my health situation – we have terminated the PluVicto treatment halfway through, because of the severity of the side effects – diarrhea, vomiting, and acid reflux.

And there was no evidence the treatment was having any positive effect in stopping the prostate cancer from spreading in the bones: there are no new treatments left for me to go on.

I will go into home hospice care now and will have a hospice nurse visit me at home regularly to ensure I am as comfortable as possible and will help treat the side effects of the many treatments I have had.

It’s down the final stretch now, and I have run out of treatments, and nature will take its course.

I hope Newcastle can get many (many) wins this season from now on, and I am at peace with all of this.


I will continue to write articles as long as I can.

Thanks for all your help through the years – it’s very much appreciated.

Ed Harrison

220 comments so far

  • Davas

    Feb 8, 2024 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #41

    Good to see the combativeness of the training in that video 🙂

  • Munster Mag

    Feb 8, 2024 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #42

    Davas it’s a pretty peppy session ok…

  • Davas

    Feb 8, 2024 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #43

    Reports in the telegraph that a blue card is going to be introduced for refs for dissent and cymical fouls with 10 mins in the sin bin.
    I used to like the idea of a sin bin but I’m not so sure now. There is just so much inconsistency from refs when dishing out yellow cards, I can see it causing real controversy when it effects a game.

  • Romford mag

    Feb 8, 2024 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #44

    Dr Ed

    So sorry to hear that news!

    Thank you for still putting so much energy and effort into writing articles and keeping the blog going


  • clinath@ed

    Feb 8, 2024 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #45

    You are the best of us Ed. Appreciate the years you have given to us and NUFC.

  • magicmac54

    Feb 8, 2024 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #46

    Dr Ed

    Thank`s so much for the update on you`re health issues Ed, so sorry to hear it`s not more favourable news, i don`t really have the words to express my full admiration and respect for you Sir, but i thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating such a wonderful Newcastle United blog, with fans from every corner of the globe. My thoughts and prayers are with you for the rest of you`re journey Sir. God Bless.

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Feb 8, 2024 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #47

    Dr Ed,

    I’ve said this before but you’re a warrior and a Geordie fighter. Keep on keeping on. We are here with you all the way 🙂

  • ottawageordie2

    Feb 8, 2024 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #48

    Dr Ed
    Very sad news indeed. Thank you for all your contributions to this fine blog (unfortunately abused by some). I just wish I had started following it before I did. I have learned a lot about football from your excellent posts and the many good people on here.
    May you and your family stay strong in this most difficult time. May all of us on here be respectful of you and this blog that you’ve worked so hard to build.

  • Jason Greene

    Feb 8, 2024 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #49

    Hi Dr. Harrison,

    I’ve been a reader of the blog for nearly ten years here in the states and I’ve appreciated you writing so i can love the club! All the best:)

  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 8, 2024 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #50

    Keep fighting ED.

  • The Bard of Bensham Bank

    Feb 8, 2024 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #51

    So sorry to hear of your news Dr Ed
    And I pray in the days that lie ahead
    You can find some comfort and get some rest
    You’re a true Geordie legend and one of the best

    God bless you, sir.

  • The Mighty Quinn

    Feb 8, 2024 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #52


    If the blog goes before I get the chance to post again. Been good to chat with fellow bloggers and read all the posts and stories about our club.
    Take care all of you in your different walks of life.
    All the best.
    Let’s hope for a rousing finish to the season and an F A CUP trophy in our cabinet for Dr Ed.

    We’ll support you ever more.

    Toon Toon Black and White Army.


  • dazzler

    Feb 8, 2024 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #53

    I’m really sorry to hear the news Dr Ed. Stay strong and all the best

  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 8, 2024 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #54

    Moanster replied on previous page, didn’t realise a new page had started.

    Fenham – I’ve noted on here over the years that certain posters come on here angry, ranting and raving – it always seems to happen when the socialist party are not doing well in the press. It is well reported that some are really really angry people. I do not know why that is but it is reality
    They’ll be on here having a pop shortly – they’ll identify themselves without me mentioning any names. I’ll set the timer.

  • Ooooo........it's Nicky the ball tosser

    Feb 8, 2024 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #55

    Ed, I’m a big fan of yours. Big fan. Think you’re a top man, in so many respects. A role model, really, for us on here. This has been such a significant place, for so many people, but we all know it is just a little bit of you. I just imagine you to have lived a very good, long and full life, and to be loved and respected by very many people. I dip my lid to you sir. I really do.

  • Toonarmy of Frogs

    Feb 8, 2024 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #56

    Thanks for the update ED

    Let’s hope the Toon charge up the wins for the remainder of the season.

  • Legolas

    Feb 8, 2024 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #57

    You are in my prayers Ed.

    Thank you for this great blog.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 8, 2024 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #58

    Blue cards another stupid idea
    Take the Toon when they played Chelsea in League cup foul by one of their players we had three booked – so be down yo eight for ten mins

  • Mund

    Feb 8, 2024 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #59

    Stay strong Dr Ed.

    Words can’t describe the respect and love you have from us all on here for creating this amazing platform for us all to connect and share the stories we have done.

    You will always live long in the memories of thousands and thousands of the Geordie nation who hold you so high in regard.

    To your health Dr Ed and many more days of fulfilment and happiness.

    Onwards and upwards


    Thank you Dr Ed. You are a legend mate

  • Davas

    Feb 8, 2024 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #60

    I’d like to echo what TMQ posted. Been a pleasure reading the football posts of many great posters over the years and joining in over the last couple.
    Doubt I’ll go over to Discord as it’s not my cup of tea (I’ll see how it goes when the blog closes) so best wishes to all (mostly 🙂 )

  • Davas

    Feb 8, 2024 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #61


    That’s just the scenario that worries me. Refs losing their bottle when it comes to punishing the 6

  • Mund

    Feb 8, 2024 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #62


    Do you have Twitter?

    Wondered if you did as a way of keeping in touch.

    Wouldn’t mind meeting up one time for a pint at a future game.

  • JohnJ

    Feb 8, 2024 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #63

    Mister Tuff
    Feb 8, 2024 at 4:33 PM
    Comment #323
    This blog is now so toxic and really hateful and some so called Newcastle “supporters” really don’t know shit.


    Interesting link mister tuff.

  • mctoon

    Feb 8, 2024 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #64

    So many wonderful words of warmth and sympathy already displayed, I’ll simply offer my personal debt of gratitude Dr Ed.
    For nigh on 17 years of selfless devotion to NUFC fans across the globe, you can be justly proud.
    Thank you, kind sir.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 8, 2024 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #65

    Just reading your update Ed

    Thoughts are with you and your family

    Blogs been a crucial part of of supporting Newcastle and I would love us to keep on winning for you


    Feb 8, 2024 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #66

    This is my first time leaving a comment for many years and I probably won’t leave another one. Just wanted to say we are all very grateful for your blog over the years Ed, and we look forward to reading future ones for as long as you are able x

  • JaveaToon

    Feb 8, 2024 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #67

    Quinny…All the best mate. I think the blog will go a while yet though. Ed is a fighter.

  • coming home

    Feb 8, 2024 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #68

    Dr Ed

    Toon Legend, Blog Maestro
    No word’s

  • Toonces

    Feb 8, 2024 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #69

    Thank you Ed.

    Hoping the lads can give you as many happy moments as possible.

    Howay the Lads!

  • coming home

    Feb 8, 2024 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #70

    On a happier note iv been in discussions with the good doctor and I’m taking over the running of the blog

    Munster get your coat

  • coming home

    Feb 8, 2024 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #71

    Just banta Munster
    it’s actually heart warming to see the hard core of posters stayed loyal to the blog recently despite some terrible posts from a troll
    He never broke us and we’ve stood strong
    Long live the blog

  • DrGloom

    Feb 8, 2024 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #72

    Good luck Ed… its sad that in your last months / years you have to read the toxicity that seems to plague the blog these days … may you be as comfortable as can be and enjoy whatever time you have … hopefully a long time

  • The Taco Taker

    Feb 8, 2024 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #73

    Just popped on to wish Ed and his family strength during what must be an incredibly tough time.

    My thoughts are with you.

  • lochinvar

    Feb 8, 2024 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #74


  • Ooooo........it's Nicky the ball tosser

    Feb 8, 2024 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #75

    I really like a midfield three of Bruno, Sean and Miley. I don’t think it’s our first choice midfield. I think with everyone available that’d most likely be Bruno, Tonali and Joel, which is very strong looking indeed.

    Munster raises an interesting point. Is a midfield of Bruno, Longstaff and Miley just not quick enough for this league, and a big part of why we have been so open and shipped so many goals?

    I think the lack of pace can be overcome tactically, shape essentially, which we now have time to work on. But part of me wonders if he isn’t in fact right. My heart doesn’t want to accept it, I know that much, haha. I really like all three of them.

  • lochinvar

    Feb 8, 2024 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #76

    coming home @69

    “all for one and one for all”

    ( bar those unable to manage their verbal diarrhea and seem unable to understand how immature they are )

  • coming home

    Feb 8, 2024 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #77

    Dr Gloom

    You of all posters should help drown out the toxicity with your level headed posts and good banta skills
    Not to mention your connections with AG

  • Bigjim67

    Feb 8, 2024 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #78

    Keep on fighting Ed, you’re an inspiration to us all.
    My thoughts are with you sir.

  • investinyouthtoon

    Feb 8, 2024 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #79

    Wanted to say a massive thank you. You have made such a positive impact to so many, and we will be forever thankful to you and your family. You have united nufc fans from across the world, and given them a place to talk and build friendships.

    Wishing you all the very best. Thoughts go to yourself and your family.

  • DrGloom

    Feb 8, 2024 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #80

    CH – I can’t be arsed mate – such a lack of respect for Eds creation these days even in his dark days – people need to get a grip on what’s important in life … the toon 🙂


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