Happy New Year! And Happy Anniversary too!

Happy New Year!
Well that’s it for another year as we wave goodbye to 2011 and welcome in the year of 2012.

All the very best to all of you and may 2012 be a most prosperous year for everyone!

Jobey07 has already penned a rather excellent NUFC review of the year which you can read by clicking here so instead of looking at Newcastle United I’m going to take a look at this site. After all, it celebrates it’s first birthday when the New Year rolls in and I think it’s fair to say that the first year has been a roaring success.

In our first year we’ve published 1,449 articles from a number of different writers. Some have been pretty prolific, like Jobey who has written over 100 articles for the site, while others chip in as and when their time allows them to. Every single one of them though is very much appreciated and the site would be nothing without so many people willing to chip in with an article here and there. After all, it’s the articles which drive people to the site.

We’ve got 1,025 followers on Twitter which is not too shabby in a year, followed up by 571 followers on Facebook. That number would have been higher had I kept the Facebook profile box all year but I had to ditch it off to help resolve some server issues. Incidentally those issues have now been fixed so the box has returned and we’ve started gaining more followers again. You can follow us on Twitter or Facebook by clicking the icons in the top left corner of the ‘blog.

In terms of visiting, the site has been visited a total of 1,937,345 times (as of yesterday) with pages of the site viewed a total of 4,681,092 times (again as of yesterday) with visitors from 188 countries around the globe. Not bad for a debut year and the most promising thing is that the figures are going UP and not down.

So what will 2012 bring? Well on a personal note it will bring a Son or Daughter into my life which I’m looking forward to immensely. On a ‘blog note I’m thinking more of the same, which is news, views, opinion, debate, interviews, banter, match coverage and plenty more NUFC related stuff along the way.

Happy New Year!

About toonsy

A lifelong Newcastle fan and current webmaster of this very 'blog who has the sole aim of creating a place by Newcastle United fans, for Newcastle United fans.

90 thoughts on “Happy New Year! And Happy Anniversary too!

  1. Toonsy well done for all the work and the crap you have been through the last year, but I think its been worthwhile mate, so thanks and thanks to all the writers that keep us entertained.

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  2. Great blog, only just tuned in around summer, and instantly felt oblagated to comment on the superb articles from all posters. :mrgreen:

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  3. By the way Happy new year to all, and I hope we can kick off the new year with a win against man u.

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  4. a top job done this yr toonsy and co writers onwards and upwards and a daddy too 😆 get some kip in now as you wont get much soon 😀

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  5. Cheers Dave. This isn’t one of those thank you pieces though where everybody says well done and so on. Its just to show that everyone plays a part more than anything which is a great message to send as we enter 2012 🙂

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  6. Ice – I live on three hours sleep and four cans of relentless a day as it is. Surely it can’t be any worse? 😆

    Im hopefully going to be working abroad next year anyway so I’ll get time away like 😉

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  7. Yeah well done on the blog Toonsy (and all the guest bloggers), first point of call for me these days, long may it continue

    Shame about result last night , still have a bitter taste in my mouth about losing to the bin dippers – oh well happy new year to one and all –
    Off on the lash in a bit (once the wife puts her slap on 🙂

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  8. happy new year to you all hope all our dreams come true in 2012 if the fat controller reads this superb website i hope he buys a centre half right back two centre forwards and keeps our best players 2012 just might be our year
    TOON ARMY

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  9. Hope everyone has a good night on the lash. No beer for me. Still at work until 10:30 and back in tomorrow. Nice 🙁

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  10. Congratulations to Toonsy and the writers for their contributions.
    It gives me a little bit of amusement each day.

    Happy new year to everyone and to those north of the border have a great Hogmanay and celebrate in style

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  11. TOONSY talking work had to laugh,a english company has taken over all the buses in malta from the local people,shipped in a big fleet of brand new buses and english drivers,the buses are two long and too wide for the roads plus fares gone up from 50c to 2.50euros unless your a local,the score up till y/day malta roads nil buses lost or off road for repair 12 😀 😀 😀

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  12. Happy New Year to everyone – great Blog and cracking writing – well done Toonsy and and everyone that’s contributed.Have a good ‘un 😀

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  13. Happy new year everyone.

    I hope the new year brings happiness and wealth to you and your families.

    Would love the new year bring a change of heart from Fatty Arbuckle too. Maybe, just maybe he might see the fantastic work the players, management and supporters have done and decide to actually back his manager. Ha! I’ll concentrate on becoming the first man to run 100m in 2 seconds – there’s more chance of that happening!

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  14. Happy new year Toonsy . the blog , and all fellow bloggers .

    After todays results expect bids tomorrow from Man u , Spurs and Chelsea for Krul , and silly money to be on the table that Ashley will not resist.

    Roll on February.

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  15. STUART,your right mate,oh by the way a healthy one,not wealthy,if your healthy you have wealthy imo,all the best to everyone except jabba and company of coarse 😉

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  16. Happy new year to everyone on this blog , everyone on here is great crack and enjoy every second when i come it to chat about the toon army getting closer and closer to where they belong – champions league!! Fantastic write ups from toonsy and co , well done !! Hope yous all have a healthy happy 2012

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  17. Happy new year all. Hope it’s a good one for you and your families.
    Happy birthday nufcblog.co.uk and congrats to Toonsy, the other writers and all fellow bloggers for making this THE blog to visit. Keep safe all and have a great night

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  18. ARMY great to get your first yr in with the new baby and all,health to you all 😀 na nee signings bud maybe in summer 🙁

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  19. Nice one Toonsy, followed yoou across from other place. I dont comment much, but always read to keep up to speed on all things NUFC. All the best to all on here. Keep up the good stuff.

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  20. All the best to everyone. Have enjoyed the site ever since it started. Good debates from everyone – well nearly everyone.

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  21. All the best Toonsy for 2012 & everyone associated with nufcblog.co.uk.
    You have some cracking authors onboard that are a credit to the site (but-lick time) 😀

    Working abroad 😯 you lucky ****..live the dream m8 😀

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  22. A year gone nearly since we jumped ship 😯 its flew man ,i wont be drinking tonight as troy has me polishing the reality train 🙂 happy new year to all but a special happy new year to the people who have known me a while including stupot ,while i have mellowed alot over the last couple of years i can feel the old batty trying to come out to fight the evil that is mike ashley and his cronies 😆

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  23. Thoroughly deserved pat on the back to everyone who makes .co.uk the first place we all come to – writers, regular posters, and those of us who just come for the toon news but add to the figures all the same. Great debut year and a more than decent one for NUFC too.

    HWTL!

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  24. Happy new year everyone. Really happy to have contributed whatever little I could to those articles. Geat job Toonsy – Wish you all the very best for this year.And I would like to re-emphasize a comment that I made a long time back – That you are the best blogmaster among all Toon blogs.Glad to know that I was so right in my assertion.

    Here’s to a great year for the Toon and for the blog.HWTL.

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  25. Toonsy, reading some of the comments there obviously a story behind the putting together of this site, and whilst I don’t the history of it, I do know that if you and your fellow writers keep up the good work I’ve witnessed in recent month there a bright future ahead.

    May 2012 be a prosperous year for us all, including the Toon

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  26. Big Dave – Not at all mate.Am keeping myself away on purpose cause I am having my final exams for becoming a Doctor going On.Infact have my Gynecology exam on Monday.Still can’t resist coming here and atleast reading the articles and comments. Can’t wait for this bloody exam to get over before becoming active and commenting again. 🙂

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  27. Happy new year to you all. Well done Toonsy for a great site, I don’t comment much but always read for the info and banter. Keep up the good work in 2012!

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  28. Really not happy about Man Utd losing 😕 They’ll be all guns blazing on Wednesday now. It was going to be tough enough as it is without them ****ers having a pint to prove 😥

    Thanks for the comments guys and gals. Really really appreciated 🙂

    Managed to finish an hour early. Bonus 😀

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  29. I’m out, batty, spending the night in the Malmaison tonight. Hoping to see Pardew so I can tell him to stop being a fcking pussy and stand up to the fat dwarf!

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  30. Hello boys and girls, wherever you may be . Hope you and your families have a wonderful new year, and most of all good health. All the best !!!!

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  31. Reet I’m about nodding off here now so I’ll say happy new year to you all now in case I fall asleep in the meantime 🙂

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  32. Well I doff my cap to you Toonsy and all the writers on the blog.
    Hope you all have a happy, healthy and wealthy New Year.
    All the best to one and all.
    HOWAY THE LADS.

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  33. ***buy gucci***

    online peace and special price >>>>> now!

    many **** **** arse ******* $30

    >>>>!!chanel bog roll=>>>$$$

    …may eskimos never bother your goats, or wardrobe.

    Take hairier cells, and ditch otters. 😎

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  34. Tell me about it Mark, its shocking, had 19 mins to do. Nowt come through so I’m not going on Wednesday now

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  35. Ha Ha all the best Rodzilla you mad ****er. :mrgreen: 😆
    Hope its a good yr for you job wise.

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  36. Happy new year one and all. As a fairly new blogger i been made to feel welcome and really enjoy reading fellow comments. Well done Toonsy on a great site ,happy anniversary. Got to agree with you on the Man u thing ,wednesday is gonna be double hard now .Trust bloody Blackburn to go and win , who’d of thought eh. On a brighter note if they can beat em so can we…..hopefully.

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    ..love you all, you sacks of ****. 😎

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  38. Toonsy, congratulations on a new addition, wether it’s a boy or girl. You will be blessed with something more important than NUFC In your life.
    The only down side is they will be brought up like ourselves, black and White through and through, hopefully they will witness what we desire, success.

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  39. I’ll be the last to post on this thread for sure… Am ****in pissed. It’s 2am in the states like and these comments gave me my last laugh of 2011. Thanks mates, all you’s r great (especially Rod, Ice, Dave the Mick, Batty, and of course Sy) and here’s to an even more successful year in 2012!! HWTL!!!!!!!

    PS- Rod, you’re mad m8. And long may it continue!!!!!!

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  40. well well well 8mill kitty to work with 😯

    So it looks like the 7mil that would of been used on Maiga is being used on a defender instead…very fishy.. have no fear tho DL and AP admitted we will, and need to buy a striker to keep up with the Jones, so whats changed? we were after Ruiz and Maiga last window now we’re after none apart from some 24yr old hotshot from Butlins 🙄

    ManU and Bburn will probably be the last game we see of Tiote too.. ah well money for the summer 🙄

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  41. To everyone who contributes to this blog, whether a writer, poster or in Troy’s case – a w@nker. Thanks for a great year and I wish you all an even better 2012.

    Toonsy – you have every right to feel very proud of yourself – a great and amazing achievement – well done fella – all the best to you.

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  42. On Krul

    Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea have all been credited with an interest in him.

    Krul, however, insists he is living his lifelong dream by playing for Newcastle – and he has no intention of quitting a club who have consistently kept their promises to their superb young charge.

    While Mike on the other hand warms up his helicopter and enters Spuds into his satnav 😆

    but on a good note he says some nice words, hopefully players like Krul and Tiote who want to be here wont be forced to leave

    http://www.sundaysun.co.uk/sport/newcastle-united/nufc-news/2012/01/01/tim-krul-predicts-big-things-for-newcastle-united-in-2012-79310-30040988/

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