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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

  • check the toastie

    Feb 8, 2024 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #81

    Dr Ed – Toon legend.

    Thanks for all your efforts.

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  • coming home

    Feb 8, 2024 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #82

    Look let’s all make a pact and finish the season with respect on the blog
    Light banta is obviously a must as we’re toon fans but no hate

    It’s not hard for most and it will put this blog top of the pile

    Do it people

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  • lochinvar

    Feb 8, 2024 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #83

    haven’t heard it yet – available March, but unlikely to improve on the original which like all life affirming songs are ingrained into the soul. I’ll buy it of course.

    https://www.nufc.co.uk/news/latest-news/global-music-stars-unite-to-re-record-local-hero-with-st-james-park-set-to-host-first-play/

    Play the original at the start of every game.
    Play the new version as we leave the stadium.

    5
  • coming home

    Feb 8, 2024 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #84

    And Dazzler I’m fully prepared to buy you a shandy in Fenham or Elswick but the shandy in Fenham is strong stuff mind

    1
  • Ronway

    Feb 8, 2024 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #85

    A really sad announcement from Dr. Ed, however I will look forward to many more articles from him in the coming weeks and months.

    Surely the powers that be will ensure that NUFC finally achieve a trophy this season; the FA Cup beckons!

    Best wishes to Dr. Ed, Madeline and all the Harrison Family.

    HWTL

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  • coming home

    Feb 8, 2024 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #86

    And Munster ill buy you a glass of Lambrini in some Liverpool pub of your choice
    Mind it will be in a plastic glass
    😆

    5
  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Feb 8, 2024 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #87
  • coming home

    Feb 8, 2024 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #88

    My God Fenham how that brings back memories of some of the best years at the cathedral

    3
  • Flurzinho

    Feb 8, 2024 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #89

    Ed,

    Thank you,I hope your next journey is full of stars.

    5
  • coming home

    Feb 8, 2024 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #90

    I’m not a regular at SJP these days but I very rarely missed a match under King Kev

    1
  • lochinvar

    Feb 8, 2024 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #91

    This is some band.
    John J – presumably you are on the list but went Anon to avoid the publicity. Even John Sebastian is involved. Last time I saw him was at Woodstock !

    Dr. Ed – hope you get a copy, seems very appropriate.

    A landmark in rock music history, this new, very special recording of Mark Knopfler’s anthemic ‘Going Home (Theme From Local Hero)’ has been recorded to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America.

    Performed by Mark Knopfler’s Guitar Heroes and produced by Knopfler’s longtime collaborator Guy Fletcher, the track features an unprecedented line-up of some of the greatest guitarists and musicians in history.

    Full list of contributors:

    Joan Armatrading, Jeff Beck, Richard Bennett, Joe Bonamassa, Joe Brown, James Burton, Jonathan Cain, Paul Carrack, Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder, Jim Cox, Steve Cropper, Sheryl Crow, Danny Cummings, Roger Daltrey, Duane Eddy, Sam Fender, Guy Fletcher, Peter Frampton, Audley Freed, Vince Gill, David Gilmour, Buddy Guy, Keiji Haino, Tony Iommi, Joan Jett, John Jorgenson, Mark Knopfler, Sonny Landreth, Albert Lee, Greg Leisz, Alex Lifeson, Steve Lukather, Phil Manzanera, Dave Mason, Hank Marvin, Brian May, Robbie McIntosh, John McLaughlin, Tom Morello, Rick Nielsen, Orianthi, Brad Paisley, Nile Rodgers, Mike Rutherford, Joe Satriani, John Sebastian, Connor Selby, Slash, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr and Zak Starkey, Sting, Andy Taylor, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, Ian Thomas, Pete Townshend, Keith Urban, Steve Vai, Waddy Wachtel, Joe Louis Walker, Joe Walsh, Ronnie Wood, Glenn

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  • coming home

    Feb 8, 2024 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #92

    In them days I used go watch the reserves played at SJP with the likes of Waddle playing

    And iv actually kept waddle on the bench at Clark Chapmans for a couple of games

    1
  • coming home

    Feb 8, 2024 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #93

    After that Waddler joined the toon and I joined South Shields ran by a pro ref forgot his name think it was Robinson or similar

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 8, 2024 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #94

    Sad to hear the health update Ed but we’re all hugely impressed that you have continued fighting to eke out every possible minute of quality living that you could. We’ve all got a finite time on this planet and you’ve achieved a lot in yours, obviously including this blog.

    Loads of respect to you and many thanks for bringing this community together. Hope you get to go out on your own terms and when you’re ready to do so.

    Even when you’re gone, I guarantee you won’t be forgotten.

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  • coming home

    Feb 8, 2024 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #95

    TDS

    Nice to see you back

    You got pissed of how boring Discord is like me
    😆

    1
  • coming home

    Feb 8, 2024 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #96

    TDS

    Can you have a word with Taco and Transter sage over the road and kindly ask them to stop filling the site full of long posts of utter shite please

    2
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 8, 2024 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #97

    Coming Home – honestly, Discord is refreshing absent the resident troll and daily battles between Munster, Lesh, and Fenham with various others chipping in occasionally! 🙂 Been some good chats there though, some getting a little spicy but not crossing the line.

    Been checking in here occasionally just not felt the need to get involved with the chat to be honest. Posting something for Dr Ed definitely felt worth it though!

    3
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 8, 2024 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #98

    Coming Home – free speech isn’t it mate? As long as they’re not spouting hatred or stirring up violence then it’s all good isn’t it? 🙂

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  • coming home

    Feb 8, 2024 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #99

    TDS

    I get that there’s a lack of trolls as they’re easily banned but it also stops interesting banta
    But it’s so boring IMO you’ve got Jail and Dr Gloom who mix things up but it’s over run by posts from Taco Transfer Sage who bore the place
    Surely you know it needs a mixture of banta football and spats to keep it alive

    I’m not talking of insults or a snagging match but it needs diversity and fun reading

    Look you were the king of getting people to post with your controversial banta and Jail knows how to create controversy but bland does nowt for a blog

    3
  • coming home

    Feb 8, 2024 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #100

    TDS

    I was happy when you gave us all a different platform but as many have said it’s not my cup of tea because its so bland and that’s not your fault but it needs a lot of upgrading to get anywhere close to this blog

    I’m only saying this cause this blog will close soon and lose some top posters and there’s no where decent to go
    But Discord could be the place if it was a little more interesting

    Up to you to make that happen if you wanna be the next Ed

    1
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 8, 2024 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #101

    Coming Home – the main issue with Discord right now is the shortage of regular posters, I’d agree with that. We do need more posters and more decent discussions. I totally understand and respect that some people have chosen to continue with Ed’s blog right up until the end so we’re certainly not pushing the point by trying to persuade people to post more on Discord.

    Not sure spats are needed but definitely differing opinions are good for any blog. Do agree that when you’ve got a bunch of middle of the road people agreeing with each other, it could do with a different opinion now and again. Even though I’d also tend to believe that middle of the road is the right place to be more often than not!

    3
  • JohnJ

    Feb 8, 2024 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #102

    Dr Ed,

    Sending love from Whitley Bay

    Gan canny Marra!

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 8, 2024 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #103

    Coming Home – I’m not gonna be the next Ed that’s for sure! 🙂 But there are some more changes and improvements we will be making to Discord when the day comes for more people to head over there from here. Also welcome to new suggestions of course.

    But I’m not a fan of the troll, people responding to the troll or the daily spats between Fenham and Munster/Lesh so we don’t want to go down those routes for entertainment…

    2
  • coming home

    Feb 8, 2024 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #104

    Fair comment TDS just ban Taco and Transfer Sage and I’ll help spice it up
    😆

    1
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 8, 2024 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #105

    Coming Home – hah! You’re welcome to block them if you want to! 🙂 they’re good and sensible posters though. Come up with some well thought out posts on all sorts of topics.

    Had some properly good chats involving the likes of Tuff and Betty though. Probably enjoyed those the most.

    By the way, got my handicap down to 17.4 and recently shot an 84, an 82, and an 81 in NQ rounds. The 81 was off the marked course so was a proper round too. Currently in Tenerife playing a couple of courses. 🙂

    I’d like to come up to Newcastle again this season for a home game. Just need to pick the game and get a few people to attend. Would definitely be good to play golf up there for the first time.

    1
  • coming home

    Feb 8, 2024 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #106

    If anyone wants to read Discord the last 2 hours (as normal) is just Taco and Transfer Sage filling the page with shite

    Don’t believe me ,,, go check

    3
  • lochinvar

    Feb 8, 2024 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #107

    The beauty of Dr. Ed’s blog is that it’s like your regular friendly pub. Familiar faces, a Juke box, good craic and despite that the occasional divvy who can’t hold their drink.

    Each article is like the front page of a newspaper, the back page is football and in-between Letters to the Editor and some Marjorie Proops moments.

    Discord is somehow not the same.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 8, 2024 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #108

    Coming Home – you mean sensible football chat? There’s the off topic channel for chatting random sh1t about other topics, the main channel is for football.

    0
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 8, 2024 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #109

    Loch – Discord was never intended to be the same as here. It’s an alternative, better in some ways and worse than others. It’s easy to change and tweak too.

    Hope to see you over there more when the day comes for this blog to be no more.

    2
  • coming home

    Feb 8, 2024 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #110

    TDS

    Iv had 1 game since Xmas weather is atrocious and my club has been waterlogged and played once at eden(Carlisle) my clubs are probably rusty
    But I’m soon to emigrate to warmer climate

    The Pug probably knows my golf club by now as it’s same grounds as the cricket club Morpeth

    0
  • lesh

    Feb 8, 2024 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #111

    TDS

    How many times do you have to be told before you acknowledge that of the three ‘daily battlers’ you name, it’s the thug, Fenham who invariably provokes reaction from me. I can’t and won’t speak for Munster.

    I do not come out with racist views and threats of violence! Geddit?

    3
  • JaveaToon

    Feb 8, 2024 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #112

    CH…you emigrating to South Shields like?

    2
  • lesh

    Feb 8, 2024 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #113

    TDS

    For what it’s worth, there’s a marked difference between Dr Ed’s management of this site and your behaviour as an official of the Discord blog. Dr Ed and his family do not comment about individual posters. Maybe you’ve been to the same school of management as Fenham!

    6
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 8, 2024 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #114

    Coming Home – I’ve been on gardening leave throughout January so I played quite a bit! Starting my new job on Monday though so thought a few days in Tenerife would be a good idea first. Bloody hell, it’s different conditions playing here though!

    Where are you moving to? If we can pick a weekend before the end of the season, I’ll happily play a round with you.

    0
  • coming home

    Feb 8, 2024 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #115

    Javea

    No mate Jail blocked that move I was gonna go to Ireland but was put of about the red rooms so I’m off to the Philippines where its 24/7 golf
    🙂

    2
  • coming home

    Feb 8, 2024 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #116

    Less

    That’s not very fair TDS hasn’t disrespected you in any way

    3
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 8, 2024 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #117

    Lesh – I frankly don’t give a stuff. Everyone sees who is involved in the daily spats so I’m not exactly revealing secret information here.

    My role as an administrator of the Discord server isn’t the same as an employer or manager and seeing as you’re not even a member of the Discord server, my role as administrator has absolutely F all to do with you.

    2
  • JaveaToon

    Feb 8, 2024 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #118

    CH… 😆
    Will it not be a wee bit humid there, sweat ya ‘nada off man.

    2
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 8, 2024 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #119

    Coming Home – you’re moving to the Philippines for good? When are you going? Would be good to get that round in before you go.

    0
  • coming home

    Feb 8, 2024 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #120

    TDS

    I’m not going till September so I’m up for a game if weather gets better

    1


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