UK time is: 22:16:22
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Harper v Srnicek

It's like 'All Our Yesterdays' as Steve Harper comes up against the man he used to train with 15 years ago!

Harper and Pavel Srnicek both joined Newcastle Utd in 1991 and amazingly they will go head-to-head in the next six weeks that it takes Shay Given to return from injury.

Steve Harper heads for Manchester United on Sunday determined to erase the memory of his biggest disappointment - that Xabi Alonso goal from 60 yards at Anfield last week. And with another 'dodgy' goal against him on Thursday in the UEFA Cup, the competition from Srnicek could be stronger than he first thought.

The Czech international has signed a three-month contract.

It has been Harper's misfortune to spend much of the last nine years as understudy to one of the most consistent keepers in the Premiership.

Harper: 'If I thought there was a problem there or I did not think I was up to the task when an opportunity comes, I would not have stayed.

'I know what a great club this is and what a great opportunity it would be to play week in, week out, and I long for that opportunity.

'Week in, week out, it is tough. I love my training - I work very hard day in, day out and on a Saturday, I am like a bear with a sore head not playing.

'It is hard, but you wait at a great club for an opportunity like this and I have waited a long time, so it is up to me to make the most of it.'




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:Friday September 29 2006

Time: 2:20PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Why write this article when you played yesterday and had a draw at home...the gobby 'Geordie boys' are quiet....lol
Cravens
Report Abuse
01/10/2006 07:47:00

Another loss...its not going too well is it?
sammy.luke
Report Abuse
02/10/2006 06:44:00

play srnicek - hes good
Scampiero167
Report Abuse
03/10/2006 12:28:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Newcastle United Articles

US Tour Announcement Imminent? (Wednesday April 1 2015)

Twist In McClaren NUFC Link (Tuesday March 31 2015)

In Account Of Everything (Tuesday March 31 2015)

Trial By TV (Monday March 30 2015)

Mind The Gap (Monday March 30 2015)

McClaren Wont Be Joining NUFC (Monday March 30 2015)

Aarons Prepares For Latest Chapter (Saturday March 28 2015)

More NUFC Manager Hot Air (Saturday March 28 2015)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. West Ham 30 11 9 10 3 42
10. Stoke 30 12 6 12 -3 42
11. Crystal Palace 30 9 9 12 -5 36
12. Newcastle 30 9 8 13 -15 35
13. Everton 30 8 10 12 -4 34
14. WBA 30 8 9 13 -12 33
15. Hull City 30 6 10 14 -12 28

Breaking League News

Are Stoke the 14th biggest club?
» Stoke : 01/04/2015 20:00:00
Is Walcott on the Chelsea Radar?
» Chelsea : 01/04/2015 18:57:01
Rovers Hoping for Henry Return
» West Ham : 01/04/2015 18:50:01
Did You Watch England Last Night?
» West Ham : 01/04/2015 18:44:01
Hammers on the Trail of Onuoha
» West Ham : 01/04/2015 18:37:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Arsenal MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Krul 6%
Taylor 0%
Janmaat 48%
Williamson 3%
Colback 3%
Anita 0%
Sissoko 11%
Gouffran 3%
Cabella 3%
Ameobi 3%
Pérez 14%
Sub:-Gutiérrez 3%
Sub:-Armstrong 3%