About this blog
My name is Jamie Hardesty and I’m a lifelong, avid supporter of Newcastle United. I’m a history graduate from Newcastle University and I’m currently living in the city. I’m obsessed with Newcastle United and keep up to date with anything and everything to do with the club on a daily basis. This blog exists for the purpose of merging my two passions, football and writing, to create a platform for my own opinions and thoughts.
‘Carrying coals to Newcastle’ is a famous idiom that’s probably a lot more familiar with the older generation of Geordies than the younger. The phrase itself refers to doing something that’s going to take a lot of time and energy for little to no point. As you all should know Newcastle has a rich heritage in coal mining, so much so that getting coal from anywhere else would be pointless. That was until 2004 when ironically, for the first time, Newcastle started importing coal from Russia. This website is built on that irony; although there are many blogs about Newcastle United it doesn’t stop me from wanting to carry my own coals and give my own thoughts.
You can follow me on twitter, @jamiehardesty, where I hound the #bbcfootball newsfeed from time to time…
Any images used are used solely for the purpose of supplementing my articles, I do not own any images used and all are taken from the public domain with the source remaining intact.
A comments system is in place and any opinions or thoughts – mutual or contradictory are encouraged. Enjoy!