Steve Harper has said today that if Newcastle need a goal in the last few minutes of either of the last two games, he is all ready to move up-field for corners in the dying seconds to try to help the Newcastle lads score.
Steve Harper – a decent outfield player
We just couldn’t stand it if Steve went up on Saturday and scored a header from a corner to win the game – wouldn’t that be something, but we’d never hear the last of it from the Easington-born goalkeeper. 😀
Harper was deployed as an emergency center forward during a pre-season friendly against Celtic recently, and he looked more than decent with his attacking prowess, heading ability and good hold-up play.
Steve Harper said today:
“I fancy my chances as a bit of a centre-forward,” “I’ve played up front once before in a pre-season friendly so I’ve got a bit of experience.”
“But if the situation arises, which I hope it doesn’t, I won’t need any encouraging in going up!”
And it seems like Alan Shearer, who shared a hotel room with Steve on Newcastle’s away trips, and is still a close friend, agrees that Steve is indeed a decent outfield player.
Alan Shearer added:
“I hope it doesn’t come to that but Harps keeps on telling me he’s a good outfield player so I’ll have every confidence in him!”
We have to hope that the lads have some goals in them on Saturday, and the perfect game would be if we could get a couple of goals ahead and see out the game, although still attacking to get as many goals as we can.
We’re due some goals from Mark Viduka and Michael Owen, so we need to produce another display like Monday night, and that could get us the win.