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Steve Harper ‘I’d Have Liked Joe Kinnear A Lot More If He’d Brought In Half A Dozen Top Players’

8 years ago

Speaking as a true fan, Steve Harper summed up Newcastle United’s current situation when interviewed on Saturday morning.

Fans are generally agreed that United have got some decent players, the main fear for most is that injuries in even just a couple of key positions could be disastrous.

Ahead of Steve’s 20 year celebration match charity fundraiser, our ex-keeper had this to say on Soccer AM when asked as a fan, how did he see things going at United;

“(Takes a very deep breath and smiles)…Good question, it would have been nice if they’d brought some more players in. Obviously they spent a lot of money to stay in the division in January but if you stand still in football you go backwards. You look at likes of Norwich, Southampton and others who are spending a lot of money. There’s a lot of frustration from fans but if they keep 1 to 11 on the pitch then they can have a right good go, it is if there are injuries things will be tough.!”

The follow up question was ‘But you are a Joe Kinnear fan aren’t you?’ and Steve was very much on the ball with his answer;

“I said I liked Joe when he was there as manager, he was a likeable guy.

I would have liked him more if he had brought in half a dozen top players!”

Well said!

Tickets for the Steve Harper 20 Years Charity Match are on sale at and the St. James’ Park Box Office priced at £10 for adults and £5 for children/concessions.

If you fancy pushing the boat out then hospitality prices start from £90 per person, while mascot places are also available on a paid basis – with all proceeds going to the charities of course. For more information please email [email protected] or telephone Selina on 07834727754 or  email [email protected]


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