General Talk: Harps
As a number two promoted to number one, Steve Harper has finally reached the lofty position he hoped to gain since joining from Seaham Red Star. Speaking to the Daily Telegraph the keeper said:
"If a Martian landed and I had to explain what this club was all about, I`d say 'jump on the rollercoaster and enjoy the ride`. There doesn`t seem to be any middle ground — you are either at the top of the slope or at the bottom of the dip and we need to aim for the middle ground for a bit.
This season the circumstances have been different, but you get the feeling it`s all happened before; when things pick up, there`s a built-in self-destruct button. It needs eradicating. But I wake up every morning and tell myself, 'when this place is right, it`ll take off`
Everybody dreams of playing for their country, but I can`t see it happening. David James has the shirt and he`s the only one around who`s older than me. I`m not in the system. Somebody said I was 9-2 or 3-1 to play for England. I`d give you 300-1."