Harper Has Faith In Shearer To Save Newcastle


Our new number one goalkeeper Steve Harper, is as much a fan of Newcastle United, as his new manager and friend is – Alan Shearer.

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 Steve Harper – Shearer taking us in right direction
 
Both men were born in or near Newcastle, and grew up supporting the Newcastle United club, and when that happens it’s in the blood for life.

But goalkeeper Steve Harper is happy with the direction that his former room-mate on Newcastle’s away trips, Alan Shearer, is taking the club in.  Steve has admitted there were a few problems that needed to be addressed, as he today talked to Newcastle United TV:

“Players respond to discipline, it’s needed,” “At times in the past, it maybe wasn’t what it should have been here.”

“But he (Shearer) has tightened it up and players respond to it, and that can only be a good thing.”

We’ve seen the video of Steve on the Newcastle official home site, and he seems very relaxed and so down to earth, as usual, and it’s almost certain this lad could stay on at Newcastle and become the goalkeeper coach at the club, when he fianlly hangs up his boots.

However, that will certainly not be for at least 3 more seasons, as he takes the chance after Shay Given finally left the club. And of course he will have to keep the ever improving Dutch stopper Tim Krul at bay, if he is going to remain Newcastle’s number one goalkeeper.

Newcastle  have three matches left to secure their Premier League survival and indeed all three games are winnable, if we can just find some decent form for once.

Harper seems still to be in confident mood, that Newcastle will stay up:

“He has tightened things up and lifted the atmosphere around the place,” “The fixture list hasn’t been kind to us and we have been missing a few players, but he is definitely the right man to try to get us out of this situation.”

“We were drifting along. We have lost three of the games and managed to get a couple of draws.” “But just remember what Alan Shearer does to this club – if anybody was going to get us to win these next two games and go into Villa full of confidence, then it would be the gaffer.”

“We are still in touch. We have got two home games now and if we can get maximum points, we have got to fancy our chances.”

The most important game for a long time has to be our next game against Middlesbrough, because if we win that, it’s almost odds on we can indeed stay up.

However, if we lose that game it’s almost odds on we will be relegated. 

As we said – the Middlesbrough game is one of the most important games for many a season.

And it will be another easy game for us to watch – obviously. 😀


27 comments so far

  • beyethegreat

    May 6, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #1

    beyethegreat // May 6, 2009 at 3:31 PM

    shamefully during joeys prison time i backed him as i beleieved he would change because kk is usually a good judge of character

    I ADMIT I WAS WRONG

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  • Whumpie

    May 6, 2009 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #2

    don’t beat yerself up over it, Beyethegreat.

    Give Joey a call and he’ll come and do it for you!!

    Sorry, couldn’t resist.

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  • shearerbliss

    May 6, 2009 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #3

    Hey beye dont feel bad I was one of them also but I hold my hands up and admit I was wrong also!
    Harper will be between the sticks at the begining of the World cup 50-1. Worth a punt just put a £10 on it!

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  • Whumpie

    May 6, 2009 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #4

    I just had a weird… optimistic.. slightly desperate… thought.

    What happens if a club goes into administration during the close season? Do they get docked points in the following season, or is it done retrospectively, thereby relegating them straight away?

    Bolton and at least four others are reported to be on the brink. It’s straw-clutching at its best, but could it be a route to salvation?

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    May 6, 2009 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #5

    This should be our motto when we sign players.

    “You are not going to take the p**s out of this football club and you are not going to take
    the p**s out of this city.”

    Hooray for Mr Shearer

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  • Toon Graeme

    May 6, 2009 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #6

    Keep the ball out the net son and I’ll have the faith. Even more if we score!!!

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  • beyethegreat

    May 6, 2009 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #7

    whumpie

    though i hate the thought of other clubs going in to administration

    i would take it if possable

    btw i dont feel bad about it its just that before any 1 has a chance to say anything against those that did back barton i would come out staright and admit i was wrong

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  • Doocey

    May 6, 2009 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #8

    Me too, I backed Barton to get back into the good books but he’s back to his old way yet again.

    Expensive bastard too 🙁

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  • lesh

    May 6, 2009 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #9

    The players can have faith in whoever they want but if they aint got faith in themselves, then we’re down.

    When will these guys realise that thy’re on the pitch and not Shearer!

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  • Turkish Magpie

    May 6, 2009 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #10

    From NUFC.com

    That’s catchy, Al

    “You are not going to take the
    p**s out of this football club
    and you are not going to take
    the p**s out of this city.”

    It’s now too late for a Latin translation of Alan Shearer’s reported comments to some of his squad last week to be stitched on to our new home shirts, but as a new club motto for 2009 it certainly works for us

    I really hope he said that, i heard this is what he said to the players after Liverpool and just after his arguement with Joey Barton so maybe 🙂

    I beleive there are a number of players giving nothing for this club and Shearers comments show how passionate he is to the club, he might as well of said….

    That’s catchy, Al

    “You are not going to take the
    p**s out of my football club
    and you are not going to take
    the p**s out of my city
    ,anyone who does will die
    if we get relegated.”

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    May 6, 2009 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #11

    It’s about time we game a team a good drubbing !
    Let’s start with the ‘boro.
    Get ourselves out of the abyss we are in.
    5-0 on Monday night.

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  • Tom1664

    May 6, 2009 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #12

    “Vos vadum non inhonesto nostrum stipes , vos vadum non inhonesto nostrum urbs”

    Just in case they need it for the strip next year…

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  • Doocey

    May 6, 2009 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #13

    5 goals in one match?!
    We’d be lucky to score that amount in our last 3 games together!

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  • Bill F

    May 6, 2009 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #14

    It might have appeared that I was sticking up for Barton in last nights blog, let me make it clear I wasn’t. I was questioning the ethics of playing him and then getting in his face for (and now I have seen it) a nasty tackle. Yes he should be slated for it and AS is correct to criticise, but it should be in the cold light of the next day not straight after the match.
    I was one of the many wanting to see him sacked when he was sent down as I couldn’t see any good reasons to keep him at a club who had community aspirations.
    But having decided to “stand by him” it seems to me to be a little hypocritical to want him sacked for an on field (as opposed to his usual stuff, which incidently he seems to have avoided recently) incident. You see this type of tackle in almost every game at all levels, they are not desirable, but how many players get sacked for them. I can think of some big names still at clubs who also could have got marching orders but haven’t, different rules for different people? Even chavs have rights.

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  • DJG

    May 6, 2009 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #15

    Doocey

    I think we havent scored that many this season. ha

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    May 6, 2009 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #16

    Come on Doocey !
    Show a little faith.
    If Steve Harper can have faith, so can you !
    If it is 5 -0 I will probably be turning water into wine, raising the dead and walking on water by 10 o’clock !

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  • toonoholic

    May 6, 2009 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #17

    This has started to get annoying !!! “SHEARER CANNOT SAVE US ALONE!” Its the players who have to go out there and put a performance that will save us. Beye,butt,harper.MO,bassy all say shearer will save us. But have you seen, shearer hasnt said ” the players will save newcastle”

    castrate them all after the season is over.

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  • Bill F

    May 6, 2009 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #18

    I’m with you Toonoholic, if they can’t show us some balls in the next three games then cut em off publicly at St James park. That should draw a crowd. 😉

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    May 6, 2009 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #19

    Bill F
    If it doesn’t draw a crowd, it will certainly draw tears to the team !

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  • Shot Bru

    May 6, 2009 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #20

    Considering Barton is topic of conversation @ the moment, how about this for a CONVICTS 11

    McCormick.

    Storey. Adams. Fenwick.

    Pennant. Molby. Barton. Thomas.

    Best.

    Ferguson. Quinn.

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  • Ben_BKK

    May 6, 2009 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #21

    Bill F, I think it’s more his reaction after the incident that’s done it, his calling Shearer sh*t and all that.

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  • baztoon

    May 6, 2009 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #22

    barton for captain

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  • Bill F

    May 6, 2009 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #23

    baztoon, from what I’ve read it wasn’t one way traffick

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  • workyticket

    May 6, 2009 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #24

    Shot Bru // May 6, 2009 at 5:19 PM

    “Considering Barton is topic of conversation @ the moment, how about this for a CONVICTS 11

    McCormick.

    Storey. Adams. Fenwick.

    Pennant. Molby. Barton. Thomas.

    Best.

    Ferguson. Quinn.”

    Marlon King and Lee Hughes on the bench, Shot?

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  • Rodzilla

    May 6, 2009 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #25

    😀 HAHAHA nufc.com, good old Niall and Biffa, always the lads for solid reliable information, top heedlines and witty comments.

    “You are not going to take the
    p**s out of this football club
    and you are not going to take
    the p**s out of this city.”

    “…now too late for a Latin translation of Alan Shearer’s reported comments to some of his squad last week to be stitched on to our new home shirts…”

    ….absolutely world class!

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  • korn8

    May 6, 2009 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #26

    what a great lad Steve Harper is! 🙂

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 7, 2009 at 2:42 AM

    Comment #27

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