Kevin Keegan has said today what many Newcastle fans know already – that Steve Harper is an excellent goalkeeper for Newcastle United.
Steve Harper – one excellent goalkeeper
Kevin talked about Steve today and made sure everybody knew who signed the player 14 years ago: 😀
â€œI signed him, and if someone had said he would end up being as good a goalkeeper as he is, Iâ€™d probably have said â€˜Youâ€™re dreaming a bit thereâ€™. But heâ€™s an excellent goalkeeper.â€
â€Weâ€™ve got two excellent goalkeepers here, and when we made the decision with Shay, it was made easier to get him right and do what was right for Shay because we had Steve Harper.â€
â€œThat decision was easier than trying to patch him up and send him out, because definitely a 90% Shay isnâ€™t the same as a 100% Steve Harper for me.
â€œHeâ€™s a very, very good goalkeeper in his own right, as he has proved. We have got two very good goalkeepers, thatâ€™s what heâ€™s proving at the moment.â€
If we do avoid relegation then Steve Harper, if he continues his current form as we expect, will be one of those players who stood up to be counted and kept the team from a humiliating relegation, through their skill and guts.
It’s Steve’s big chance and he’s taking it with both hands, just like we’d expect any local lad to do.