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Steve Harper Massive Player For Newcastle – Hughton

8:07 pm, Monday, March 30th, 2009 by Ed Harrison · 14 Comments

There were reports yesterday that Newcastle are interested in Celtic and Poland goalkeeper Artur Boruc, and the fee was quoted at £4m.

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Steve Harper – very safe and reliable goalkeeper
 

But why Newcastle would be interested in signing Boruc, when we have a good goalkeeper in local lad Steve Harper, is beyond us.

But it seems the gossip press are determined that Newcastle should get another goalkeeper to replace the departed Shay Given, and no doubt we will linked with most goalkeepers under the sun during the summer. But we don’t need anybody else at the club with Steve and young guns Tim Krul and Fraser Forster.

And only today Newcastle caretaker manager Chris Hughton has underlined the importance of Steve Harper in Newcastle United’s survival run-in to the Premier League.

Hughton told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:

“Steve is massive, not only because of the position he plays.” “But he is also the longest-serving player here.”

“For the Manchester United game, he was captain, so that shows how he is looked upon at this club.” “And he is vitally important because of his position and the person he is.”

“In this period of time, he is quite a calm individual and is a soothing influence.” “Vocally, you want him to be on top of players.”

“But he has also got to be one who can calm situations and alleviate a little bit of pressure on the back four and the team.”

We’ve noticed how Steve does have a tendency to calm things down when he gets the ball and that’s good, because there’s nothing like having confidence in your goalkeeper.

Harper pulled off a series of fine saves after Arsenal had scored their 3rd goal, in our 3-1 defeat against Arsenal, and if truth be told that defeat could have lo0oked a lot worse but for Steve Harper in the last 20 minutes.

With Steve being  a local lad, born in Easington in 1975, he knows all about what it means for Newcastle to stay in the Premier League.  And just like he was outstanding last year at this time, we expect Steve to again come through big time for Newcastle, in the final eight games of the season.

All we need is for the other 10 players to have the same dedication, and we’ll be fine – hopefully. :D

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Steve Harper





14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Turkish Magpie // Mar 30, 2009 at 8:16 PM

    Anyone know Reserves result?

  • 2 smiley_nufc // Mar 30, 2009 at 8:16 PM

    Go on Stevie Boy!!

    Alright Lads..

    I’m going to my First Match as St James’ on Saturday!

    Im holding onto the hope that every home ground i’ve been too, the home team have won the match!

    So 3-0 Toon is my prediction!

    Sitting in the Milburn stand, Block LL2H

    Lemme know what I need to look out for!

    Cheers Lads..

  • 3 beyethegreat // Mar 30, 2009 at 8:17 PM

    3 3 turkish guthrie scored a beauty

  • 4 smiley_nufc // Mar 30, 2009 at 8:18 PM

    Turkish..the score finished 3-3:

    http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1607492,00.html

  • 5 nolantoon // Mar 30, 2009 at 8:18 PM

    we dont need another keeper, the one we is good enough and has been under study to one of the greats for a long time, now its his time to shine, patience has stood him in good stead and surely soon he may be looked at by capello for the national side. i really think he is good enough, really cant understand why the press have to contrive stories like this , is it to try to undermine our keeper and our players???

  • 6 beyethegreat // Mar 30, 2009 at 8:19 PM

    look out for in terms of what?

  • 7 smiley_nufc // Mar 30, 2009 at 8:22 PM

    Dunno really beye…
    Just my first time in the stadium and dont wanna be scamperring around like a mad-man..
    What time is everyone usually in the stadium for?

  • 8 beyethegreat // Mar 30, 2009 at 8:24 PM

    smiley i am unsure i am not a season ticket holder
    but i have been as late as 5 mins b4 kick off and as early as half an hour

  • 9 smiley_nufc // Mar 30, 2009 at 8:27 PM

    Cheer beye…
    Come on lads..
    We can do over these southern softys!!!

  • 10 beyethegreat // Mar 30, 2009 at 8:28 PM

    where r u from smiley

  • 11 sirjasontoon // Mar 30, 2009 at 9:24 PM

    Sitting in the Milburn stand, Block LL2H

    Lemme know what I need to look out for!

    Smiley-I would look out for a Dire 1st Team,Toothless relegation bound Foot/Goofball and a massive defeat…look at it as a comedy puppet show assembled by Mike Ashley…Humm the Steptoe theme.

  • 12 workyticket // Mar 30, 2009 at 10:04 PM

    sirjasontoon, you are so caught up in negativity. You must lead a very sad life.

  • 13 sirjasontoon // Mar 31, 2009 at 9:20 AM

    Quite the opposite Workyticket I lead a great life,beautiful girlfriend and pretty successful too.

    I am very negative agreed and very hurt,wbo wouldn’t be seeing the 5hit that has been served up by Mike and the Gang.

  • 14 sirjasontoon // Mar 31, 2009 at 9:22 AM

    P.S Do you have any comments to make on the article or are you just here for a windup?




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