Steve Harper had another good game for Newcastle last night, and looks in confident mood between the sticks for us.
Steve Harper – another good game in goal last night 😀
Steve will probably now be in goal for the rest of the season with Shay Given under the knife in Munich, Germany today, in an attempt to fix his chronic groin injury.
Seaham born Steve talked to the Evening Chronicle today, and was happy the lads came back after being a goal down last night So were we, and thatâ€™s an understatement.
â€œItâ€™s nice to be going home without that sickening feeling of losing another game, and it gives us a bit of momentum going into Saturday.â€ â€œItâ€™s about time we bounced back from going a goal behind.â€
â€œAt half-time the manager made a few very valid points, and we took that into the second half and dominated.â€ â€œThere were a few rallying calls at half-time, the lads saying â€˜we can win this, come onâ€™, and it was good to see.â€
â€œToo many times we have conceded a goal, and then gone on to concede another.â€ â€œYou are out of the game then.â€ â€œIt would have been nice to go on and win the game, but it was important not to lose it.â€
â€œWhen people have been pointing fingers and asking questions, itâ€™s good to show that character to get back in the game.â€ â€œWe were slightly disappointed not to have won the game, but it was a big point. It stops the rot, but it will mean nothing if we donâ€™t win against Fulham.â€
â€œHopefully, with the fans behind us, we will have three more points by 5pm on Saturday.â€
Harper is one of the lads showing leadership and standing up to be counted, and some others also came of age last night. It was easy to see once we get a win how the confidence of the players will improve, as Keegan has kept saying.
Once Michael put the equalizer in last night, the lads played some of their best football for a while.
If we can get one, or better still, two early goals on Saturday, we may be able to get a good win against Fulham – hope so. 😀 😀