Stockport Supporter Praises “Class Keeper” Forster


We received a comment from a Stockport County Supporter today, praising the goalkeeping of Fraser Forster, who has just finished his loan spell at the club.

Fraser Forster – just finished excellent loan spell at Stockport County

A Stockport County Support – Mark M – had this to say about Fraser’s time at Stockport County:

“I am a season ticket holder at Stockport County, and i can say that Fraser Forster is the best keeper I have seen at Stockport since I started going in the late 70’s.”

“His saves in his short time have been class, and has for someone who said he is slow in getting up needs to check him out again, as he made a string of double saves and was like lightning.”

“I think we picked up 10 points in Forster’s time at Stockport and he earned at least 7 of them for us.” “A class keeper who will make the Premier League one way or another.”

Certainly while Fraser was at Stockport they have moved up to 8th position in League Division One, and are one point from a qualifying place in the playoffs. Fraser played his last game for Stockport County at home to Carlisle United on November 1st, when County won 3-0.

Fraser played 7 games for the club, from 7th October and while he was in the side Stockport won three, lost two and drew two. One defeat was in a Johnstone’s Paint Troph (JPT) Cup tie. so in League One he played 6 games, and County by our reckoning got 11 points from those games ( 3 wins and two draws), and Fraser conceded just 4 goals – not too bad at all. Fraser had 3 clean sheets in his last 3 games for County.

It’s a wonder Stockport haven’t tried to keep Fraser through the end of the season, though they already have four goalkeepers in their squad. It it looks like Newcastle’s promising 20 year-old Dutch Under-21 International Tim Krul will be sating at the club this season, following his loan spell at Falkirk last season.

Anyway, we know that Fraser is a class young goalkeeper, and it’s good to hear he did very well at Stockport County, and with Tim Krul also 20 years old and in the Newcastle squad, it would not be a total surprise if Steve Harper, Newcastle’s 33 year-old local lad and reserve goalkeeper, is not retained in the summer, to make way for the youngsters.

Comments welcome.



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7 comments so far

  • toonoot

    Nov 10, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #1

    That pic makes him look like Herman Munster!

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  • Tozvaldo

    Nov 10, 2008 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #2

    It’ll be a shame if Harper has to go as he’s been a fantastic servant for the club

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  • BT9MAG

    Nov 10, 2008 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Letting Harper go would be an absaloutely ridiculous move! No other club in the country (bar Chelski at a push) has such a good AND patient/loyal goalkeeping pair as us…Harper has proven time and time again that he can be called on without any ‘match fitness’ and perform better than the majority of premiership keepers!

    I still think that if he was a first teamer he’d have had England caps!

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  • Toon_Ksk

    Nov 10, 2008 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #4

    I think we should put Forster on a long-term contract and loan him out for a couple of years.

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  • ex-pat toon fan

    Nov 10, 2008 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #5

    Fraser deserves every success. I remember running a school sports team that he used to help out in goal for when he wasn’t playing in goal for the school football team. One day we had a friendly against Durham that he was pencilled in for, and he came and apologised and asked to be excused from representing the school in a friendly as he had a trial for a premiership football club (not Newcastle!)on the same day. There are very few premiership bling boys that I can imagine having such loyalty and good manners, and he definitely belongs to the ‘good-guy goalie’ tradition of Given and Harper. Class will always show and he definitely deserves a long contract at the toon!

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  • mark b

    Nov 10, 2008 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #6

    I am a stockport county fan, id like to thank fraser forster for his time here at edgeley park… hes a great keeper and will go all the way to the top. hopefully we will see him back here soon until the end of the season (PLEASE). I think he is already better than Shay Given and hes a good keeper but Forsters got everything. thanks again and good luck with your season newcastle, you deserve a good season..scfc

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  • nu

    Nov 16, 2008 at 2:14 AM

    Comment #7

    harps deserves it after what he has done for the club u should be discusded at even writing that

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