Harper leaves Newcastle

Emotional farewell for Toon legend

May 23, 2013
By Kristan Heneage
They were saying thank you. Choosing the 37th minute to rise in unison and applaud their longest serving player, Newcastle fans were thanking Steve Harper for never choosing to leave them. Impossible to truly condense a 20-year career in a moment, his time on Tyneside began with Kevin Keegan and 'bright yellow shell-suit bottoms' and ended with a minute of unbridled appreciation that his loyalty deserved.

And for the first time in his career, he allowed himself to get caught up in the ...

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