I very much doubt there has been a number two paid as well as Harps has in the last 20 years. This brings me to my main point, in that you have to question not only his ambition, but professional pride.
Steve Harper, “I hope to get as many games as possible. I am hoping we can stay in the Europa League as long as possible. Hopefully the club can finish in the top six and to win a cup in my time at this club would be a fantastic achievement.”
Obviously the players you have to bring in must be decent as well, as I think even a forward line of Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and Gandhi would have struggled to cope with the demands of the modern game.
Issue 137 – September 2000
The Kenny Dalgish legacy at Newcastle United might not be a very big book but one definite positive was the signing of Shay Given, undoubtedly the best United keeper of the modern era.
An immense figure at the club, The Mag interviewed him as he was in the process of successfully wrestling the number one shirt permanently away from Steve Harper.