Green Army Meets Toon Army – Result Harmony


Steve Harper is another Newcastle player who has come out today and praised the fans of Plymouth Argyle – the Green Army –  for being so magnanimous to Newcastle on Monday night, after their club had been relegated due to the Newcastle defeat.

Steve Harper – Green Army deserves great praise

This is what Steve said today:

“They were fantastic hosts,” “I saw the girls holding up the banner that said ‘Congratulations from the Green Army’ and I thought it was very good of them to do that.”

“They played their part and it was just a fantastic place to be at the end of the game.”

We had also thought that Plymouth coach John Carver, who was assistant manager to Bobby Robson, and was born and bred in Newcastle – and therefore is a die-hard Newcastle fan like the rest of us – played a big part in the Plymouth club extending such a fine welcome.

Carver joined Argyle earlier this season but has been unable to save the club with manager Paul Mariner.

But we have to think that Plymouth Argyle have a chance to come straight back up, since Carver is an excellent  coach.

Like most Newcastle fans, Harper now hopes that Carver, working closely with manager Paul Mariner,  will be able to get Plymouth promotion next season:

“I’m sure John Carver, who’s here and is an excellent coach, had something to do with that because his connections to Newcastle are well documented,”

“He’s a fantastic coach and I hope he gets some success because he deserves it. I’m sure all of Newcastle will wish Plymouth well for next season.”

In truth we don’t see that class too much these days,  that the Plymouth club and supporters showed last Monday night. It was just fantastic.

One or two of their supporter web sites have condemned the club for playing “We Are The Champions” with reference to the “no time for losers in the lyrics. They have even demanded an apology from the club.

But we have to think they are being too serious, and that was in no way meant as a scourge on Plymouth Argyle.

One positive thing for Plymouth FC is not only have they been given significant praise in the press for their actions on Monday night, but also a number of Newcastle fans will be following Plymouth Argyle next season, and we will certainly be looking out for the Plymouth side to come straight back up.

Best of luck Plymouth!

Comments welcome.


12 comments so far

  • Mags

    Apr 21, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #1

    I will second that Ed. A certain Knight of the Realm, Sir Bobby Robson must have been looking down and nodding his head saying YES THAT IS HOW IT SHOULD BE DONE.

    A lesson we can all learn from Plymouth.

    Once more many thanks and Well done the Pilgrims and the Green Army. Huge Respect.

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  • stevep

    Apr 21, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #2

    Ed – you’re way out of touch with the common Plymouth supporter – whilst the press and Newcastle players have praised them they feel the Plymouth mgmt and board are below contempt – rolling out the red carpet to newcastle and holding a celebratory party on the night they were relegated whilst very sporting is showing contempt to thier own supporters

    I’d imagine there would be a riot in Newcastle if we did same for say Man U next season when they relegate us

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  • JIMMYBOB33

    Apr 21, 2010 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #3

    I WILL BE LOOKING AND HOPING THERE COME STRAIGHT BACK UP WE SHOULD LOAN THEM A COUPLE OF OUR YOUNGESTERS IV NEVER HAD 2ND TEAM TO SUPPORT BUT I DO NOW COME THE PILGRAMS GREEN ARMY!!!!!

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  • Charlietoon

    Apr 21, 2010 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #4

    I can only hope they bounce back up as their selfless display of humility shows them to be a special bunch.

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  • JIMMYBOB33

    Apr 21, 2010 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #5

    SORRY the Pilgrims

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  • peterktoon

    Apr 21, 2010 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #6

    A friendly in the summer as a thank you

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  • JIMMYBOB33

    Apr 21, 2010 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #7

    yes deffo

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 21, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #8

    off subject but- got the black champions t-shirt the other day, ordred the white one yesterday and it come throught today, 6 pound and i got a huge f*ing mug free.courtesey of mr ashley, a f***ing mug saying sports direct, what do i want that for eh? but anyway like i say, got both t-shirts, not the nicest cheaply made, but they will be good to have for years.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 21, 2010 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #9

    haha brilliant just found a clip on youtube with us invading the pitch, i am the lad with a red hoody that falls over and does a klinsman, haha watch it its funny as fcuk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qvN2iSNyqA&feature=related

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  • Newckie

    Apr 21, 2010 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #10

    Mags! Well said, absolutely spot on.
    In many ways I feel a bit guilty and sad!

    stevep….Ed is only reporting our respect…which has a lot to do with their sufferance.

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  • stevep

    Apr 21, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #11

    Hopefully we’ll do same for Chelski or whoever if they win prem by relegating us at the same time, lots of blue is the colour, my old mans a cockney ringing over the PA while all our stewards invite the chelski fans onto the pitch to have a party

    NOT!!!

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  • dinosaur

    Apr 21, 2010 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #12

    The lads must have really trashed that dressing room they had at Plymouth. I hope Newcastle is going to pay for the clean-up and re-decoration.

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