UK time is: 17:10:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Harper Ready For The Kop

Steve Harper gets his first Premeriship start in almost 18 months at Anfield on Wednesday night.

The 31-year-old Newcastle goalkeeper has managed only 61 starts for the club in nine years. And he calls Shay Given 'Lazarus' because of his astonishing ability to recovery from injury.

Harper: 'I got a text message from him yesterday morning just saying, 'Thanks mate, I am a lot better, I have got more tubes sticking out of me than I do not know what. I am having a fitness test on Wednesday morning', so he is obviously in good spirits.

'I spoke to him yesterday afternoon and he was a bit drowsy, but he was comfortable and that is the important thing.

'It was a long time ago, a long time ago, but I did keep Shay out of the team for a while there and got injured myself. I have got an opportunity now to go in and make it hard as possible for the manager when Shay is fit and give him a decision to make.

'I wish him a full and speedy recovery, but I have just got to go in and give it my best shot and make it as tough as possible for the manager. I am sure the manager would like that hard decision to make.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 20 2006

Time: 12:43PM

Your Comments

Nice and easy game for him to return to :|:||
red_chattey
After Xabi Alonsos strike I bet he wished he stayed at home!
elbmw
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Newcastle United Articles

'Run Geordie Run' Around The World (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Sir Bobby Auction Update (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Are We For Real? (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Not Long For de Jong (Monday October 20 2014)

Aside From The PR (Sunday October 19 2014)

Ashley And The Modern Day Monopoly (Sunday October 19 2014)

Probable NUFC Line Up (Friday October 17 2014)

Reality Ahead of PR (Friday October 17 2014)

Sir Bobby Auction Update (Thursday October 16 2014)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. BLACKBOB 27 179
2. Toon_NoMatterWot 118
3. thecorner 108
4. PieMag 102
5. Wilco 91
6. OldLeazes 83
7. officemonkey 75
8. Pellet 67
9. McCreery 50
10. billybobcat 40

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. WBA 8 2 3 3 -1 9
15. Leicester City 8 2 3 3 -2 9
16. Crystal Palace 8 2 2 4 -3 8
17. Sunderland 8 1 5 2 -7 8
18. Newcastle 8 1 4 3 -6 7
19. Burnley 8 0 4 4 -9 4
20. Q.P.R. 8 1 1 6 -12 4

Breaking League News

Mata to Face Chelsea!
Chelsea : 24/10/2014 17:02:00
Mourinho Looking Forward to United!
Chelsea : 24/10/2014 16:56:00
Costa Could Play on Sunday!
Chelsea : 24/10/2014 16:50:00
Just the Ticket- Hosting England U21 Friendly!
Burnley : 24/10/2014 16:33:00
Down to You Andre
Chelsea : 24/10/2014 16:25:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do you think NUFC will finish this season?
Suggested By:  Talk of the Tyne
Top 4%
Top 4 3%
Europa league places 16%
Mid table 47%
Relegated 30%