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Happy new year to all Blog On The Tyne readers

By Lee Ryder on Jan 1, 12 11:52 AM


It was six years ago when I was first asked to begin blogging about Newcastle United with the Evening Chronicle.

Back then going digital was still regarded as a bold and brave step as quite simply no Chronicle NUFC reporter had ever done it - but six years on, we're all still here in a world that uses technology more and more to bring news to football fans even quicker.

I have to say those six years have flown by and through it all the popularity of this little blog has been nothing short of overwhelming.

I have to say down the years, I've blogged from some weird and wonderful places and with the addition of Twitter fans have been able to instantly reflect on posts from around the world.

From my own backyard on a summer's day talking about transfers, from airports in Kansas and beyond to filing copy from a freezing cold Press box at Barnsley - we've been there to provide as much up to date information as possible.

Newcastle fans have always had a thirst for information about their club.

And their passion for their team can't be rivalled...or at least in my humble opinion it can't.

I've experienced it from a young age, from a swarm of fans waiting outside my local newsagent on Tyneside waiting for the old Pink van to swing round the corner and through a bundle of the famous old papers out of it to the constant questioning of the club in the modern day via Twitter.

Quite simply, Newcastle fans just can't get enough -

In 2012, the aim is simple: To continue bringing the news to you as quickly as possible via Twitter, www.chroniclelive.co.uk and of course www.blogonthetyne.co.uk

The year ahead will be a challenging one for Newcastle in every sense of the word.

Holding on to star players such as Cheick Tiote, Tim Krul and Fabricio Coloccini is a daunting prospect.

Bringing in new blood to keep things ticking over is also a requirement.

And staying at the business end of the Premier League is the main challenge for Alan Pardew and his team.

I haven't even mentioned the FA Cup yet and with battling Blackburn up first in the third round, a cup run always goes down very well indeed on Tyneside.

But whether it's from a Press box in Swansea or we see Newcastle get back into continental competition and the need for blogging from Lech Poznan arises, United fans expect!

So here's to a successful 2012 and the sixth year of the Blog!

Happy new year to you all.


4 Comments

neil johnson said:

Love your blog

Well done

Galoway mags

Saint Sid James said:

Breaking news:
After Cheick Tiote said he "believes Newcastle United can underline their Europa League credentials ..." Mr. Parwho, the stage manger of my theatre, has booked him to be the resident comedian for the rest of the current season. This means that Cheick will be leading laugh in sessions at watering holes near to ,the Direct Buy Arena on Tuesday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes beginning as soon as he returns from his upcoming gig at the African Cup of Nations.

By the way, the girls and boys in Liverpool got some great laughs when the Theatre of Laughs was there for the panto last Saturday.

Carry on laughing with Cheick.

Your eternal mate Saint Sid.

Saint Sid James said:

Breaking news:
After Cheick Tiote said he "believes Newcastle United can underline their Europa League credentials ..." Mr. Parwho, the stage manger of my theatre, has booked him to be the resident comedian for the rest of the current season. This means that Cheick will be leading laugh in sessions at watering holes near to ,the Direct Buy Arena on Tuesday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes beginning as soon as he returns from his upcoming gig at the African Cup of Nations.

By the way, the girls and boys in Liverpool got some great laughs when the Theatre of Laughs was there for the panto last Saturday.

Carry on laughing with Cheick.

Your eternal mate Saint Sid.

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Lee Ryder - Proudly born and bred on Tyneside, the Chronicle's chief sports writer has followed the fortunes of the club over the last three decades as a Toon fan and football writer.

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