Vital Football

Latest Sunderland AFC News

Davis out, Harper in?

Davis out, Harper in?

As Kelvin Davis is set to complete a £1m move to Southampton, Newcastle's Steve Harper has emerged as the surprise choice as his replacement.

Davis should finalise a deal to take him to St Mary's by the end of the week, leaving Sunderland with only youngsters Ben Alnwick and Trevor Carson as first and second choice goalkeepers.

A bit more experience is therefore needed and it has been reported that 31-year old Steve Harper, understudy to Shay Given at Newcastle for several seasons, is a target for the new regime in charge on Wearside.

Despite his age, Harper has managed only 65 appearances in a Newcastle shirt since 1993, due to the consistently high performances of former Sunderland 'keeper Shay Given. And while Newcastle have so far managed to quell Harper's discontent with generous contracts, it is now believed that he finally wants out for first team football, after Given signed a new long term deal.

And while Harper is a greatly underrated 'keeper and would represent a sound signing for the club, it raises more uncertainty as to who is sanctioning such potential comings and goings from the club, given that no manager is yet installed.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Thursday July 20 2006
Time: 5:18PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Stats: Brentford v Sunderland

All the stats from Brentford (3) vs (3) Sunderland, Griffin Park, 21/10/17 Att: 10,726

Follow On Twitter - Brentford v Sunderland - 21-10-17

Sunderland go to Griffin Park as the visitors to Brentford today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Vital Preview - Championship - 21st-22nd October 2017

The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, 21st-22nd October.

Officials - Brentford v Sunderland (21/10/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Brentford and Sunderland this Saturday.

Archived Vital Sunderland Articles

Vital Sunderland articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Sunderland
Write For Vital Sunderland
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Brentford MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Steele0%
Jones0%
Kone0%
O'Shea0%
Oviedo0%
Watmore0%
Ndong0%
Cattermole0%
McGeady0%
Honeyman0%
Grabban0%
Sub - McManaman0%
Sub - Vaughan0%
Sub - Gooch0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Results (view all)

Sunderland A.F.C. Fixtures (view all)

Write for Vital Football