Steve Harper – Close Title Race Fantastic


Steve Harper, the Newcastle goalkeeper, will be an important man in today’s game against Chelsea this afternoon.

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Steve Harper – important player for Newcastle today

And Harper told the Sun today:

“Chelsea have to come to win. After a crucial game in the Champions League, it is yet another huge one for them. But this is our final home game of the season and we want to give our fans, who have supported us so well this season, a really good send-off.”

“Everyone in Manchester will be willing us on. We are all fully aware of just what a massive game this is and its implications. Last season I remember Titus Bramble smashing into Michael Ballack after 25 minutes. I don’t think he’s been back too long since that tackle.”

“We managed to keep a clean sheet that day and will be looking for more of the same, plus grabbing the win.” “At Stamford Bridge in December we were only undone by a poor offside decision in a 2-1 defeat and the rot set in soon after that.”

“Losing that day set us on a terrible run for almost three months. Yet they know we gave them a really good game and it will be more of the same this time.”

“It’s advantage Manchester United, though. They have a superior goal difference, which is like a one-point lead. Even so, it’s fantastic. Football fans love to see a close title race.”

We expect Steve to have another good game today as he closes in on a season where he has had more starts then ever before.

Steve’s been one of the reasons for our success over the last 7 games, and he’s played so very well in goal.

Comments welcome.



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6 comments so far

  • Leo

    May 5, 2008 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #1

    the bruiser that was titus bramble haha

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  • Dave

    May 5, 2008 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #2

    Harper has done brilliant since coming in, Im sure he bleeds Black n White, young players coming into the game today should look to him as an example. He is a complete player and 101% loyal, unlike some of the money grappers around these days.

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  • Eric

    May 5, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #3

    You have hit the nail on the head Dave. I think Steve will do us even more proud today.

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  • Ausgeordie

    May 5, 2008 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Yeah titus had one good game for us well give him that….

    As for the article I don’t think sending off the fans happy is enough motivation for the boys otherwise we’d always win. They need to want to win this so they can beat one of the best teams in the game. The challenge should be the motivation. The desire to be the best by beating the best.

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  • rlw

    May 5, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #5

    There is only 1 steve harper

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  • rlw

    May 5, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #6

    more posts please

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