Date: 8th October 2008 at 8:57pm
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As Newcastle`s longest serving player you can certainly say Steve Harper has seen a few changes of boss. From Keegan`s first reign through Dalglish, Gullit, SBR, Souness, Roeder, Allardyce and KK again (plus a smattering of Carver, McDermott, Pearson and Hughton) he knows the many different styles of management. On Kinnear he said:

“Joe is a character. He`s great out there on the training field. Chris Hughton was doing a great job but Joe has come in and done a good job. He has put the edge back into training with the way he operates. The training has been good and we have worked a lot on set-pieces.

It was fantastic to get a result at Everton. At 2-0 down you are fearing the worst. The manager showed good tactical know-how and made a couple of changes. We can now enjoy training for the next two weeks. If we`d had a hiding, the doom and gloom would have continued.

It was a great result – hopefully it is the start of an upturn in our fortunes and we look forward to Man City.”