Do We Stick With Harper?
Two from Steve Harper, Tim Krul and Fraser Forster ... and you voted on this website to stick with Harper and Krul. What will Pardew do? This coming season could well be Harper's last ... and I'd go with the two kids, if I was perfectly honest. If we are building for the future, how can we let Krul and Forster go? It doesn't make sense. Alan Pardew: "Will I keep all three? Probably not, actually, and that’s a situation we have to be very careful of. “They have all got a genuine, genuine chance to be No1, so when you suddenly become No3, that’s a major issue and that will be a major issue for one of them. “That’s something we will have to deal with. In my mind – and hand on heart, I can say this – I haven’t really got focused on one particularly goalie. “Harps was great for me (last season). He is brilliant in the changing room, he is brilliant in and around it, he knows Newcastle inside-out, he knows how it ticks. “He will be important to us this year and he wants the No1 shirt; Tim wants it – he has just had a brilliant game against Brazil in a full international; and Fraser is coming off a great season. “It’s a great situation for me, but I do need to make a call and I will genuinely, genuinely take all into account – Harps’ history, Harps’ experience against Tim’s inexperience, but natural God-given talent, as with Fraser.”
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