Newcastle United's Wikipedia Page The Most Edited In English Football

Seldom is there a dull day in the ongoing soap opera that is Newcastle United and so it comes as no surprise that we've been ranked as the most-edited English football club on Wikipedia. That is the reckoning of ESPN-owned website FiveThirtyEight who have collated the 100 Wikipedia articles that have undergone a substantial number of revisions from figures released by the database in November with the Magpies sitting in 58th position. Astonishingly it puts us above Scottish champions Celtic (65th), Manchester United (73rd) and the England national team (96th) with only the content written for La Liga heavyweights Real Madrid (21st) and Barcelona (31st) undergoing more modifications than ours. Are we really that exciting? With Wikipedia being - in FiveThiryEight's words - "openly editable" it gives anyone on the planet with access to a computer the scope to make their own alterations to an unprotected page, regardless of whether the information is accurate or not. And following a turbulent season at St James' Park there was an abundance of material to be added. More than likely it will have been people chronicling the latest chapter of Mike Ashley's ownership and his absurd appointment of Joe Kinnear as Director of Football. Then there was Wonga, the sale of Yohan Cabaye and a raft of unwanted records that Alan Pardew managed to break over the course of the campaign. A thankless task for the Wikipedians - those who edit Wikipedia articles - who take it upon themselves to keep our page up-to-date. They deserve a medal.
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