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Paul Gascoigne Makes Surprise Appearance, Score Cheeky Goal In Newcastle Legends Charity Match (Photos & Video)

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Paul Gascoigne made a surprise appearance in a charity game forSt Oswald's Hospice in Gatesheadat the weekend.

The 50-year-old has been plagued with both mental and physical health issues since retiring from football.

However, lining out for a Newcastle Legends side, the England icon looked in decent shape, and even managed to score a cheeky goal.

Paolo Di Canio booed and taken out by Joey Barton at Steve Harper’s Newcastle testimonial

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It was 1996 all over again at St James' Park on Wednesday evening, as Alan Shearer, Sir Les Ferdinand, David Ginola and Rob Lee were among the names in a Newcastle Utd legends side assembled for former goalkeeper Steve Harper's testimonial.

In front of nearly 51,000 fans paying their respects to the keeper who served the club for 20 years, the Magpies faced an AC Milan XI featuring Paolo Maldini, Massimo Taibi, Mark Van Bommel and former Rossoneri forward Paolo Di Canio.

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This Is A Player Newcastle Should Have Signed Yesterday

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Tim Krul was injured in October playing for the Netherlands and is out for the rest of the season and now we have Rob Elliot playing extremely well for Newcastle in goal, and Rob is in line to be a contender for Player of the Season if he can keep playing like he's done these [...]

Mike Williamson the star of Newcastle United’s team of the season

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Below you can see two Newcastle United "teams of the season," which I have assembled based on player statistics from whoscored.com, OPTA and transfermarkt.co.uk. The first (and most important) is based on performances in the Premier League, with the second based on performances in the Europa League. The figures below the player's names are their [.

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Sunderland signs long-time Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper

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Sunderland have signed former Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper until the end of the season, the Premier League strugglers confirmed on Friday. Harper will provide back up to first choice keeper Vito Mannone and help mentor promising young reserve Jordan Pickford.

The 40-year-old, who was a free agent after leaving Hull at the end of last season, made 199 appearances for Sunderland's bitter rivals Newcastle during a 20-year stay at St James' Park.

Sunderland signs long-time Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper

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Sunderland have signed former Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper until the end of the season, the Premier League strugglers confirmed on Friday. Harper will provide back up to first choice keeper Vito Mannone and help mentor promising young reserve Jordan Pickford.

The 40-year-old, who was a free agent after leaving Hull at the end of last season, made 199 appearances for Sunderland's bitter rivals Newcastle during a 20-year stay at St James' Park.

Top 10 conclusions: Premier League weekend, 19 May

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1. This wasn't a round of Premier League fixtures: it was the world's best attended leaving do. Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes, Paul Scholes, Jamie Carragher, Michael Owen, Steve Harper, Rafa Benitez and Mark Halsey were all saying goodbye. 2. Fergie won't be forgetting his final game in management for a while.

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Former Players React To Stunning Win On Twitter

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Two of our former players Steve Harper and Steve Watson were both delighted with what was a simply stunning result yesterday and a good display by our lads. Steve McClaren and Jurgen Klopp yesterday Steve McClaren has had a lot of criticism recently but today he got it absolutely spot on! Big performance from the [.

This Is Definitely Newcastle´s Achilles Heel

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Steve Harper has been interviewed about Newcastle´s plight we are second bottom of the league with just 6 points from the first 10 league games and he thinks that Steve McClaren and his staff will be given time to turn things around at the Tyneside club. Steve McClaren at the start of the [...]

This Stopped Steve Harper Immediately Rejoining Newcastle

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Steve Harper is available as a free agent and we know Steve can do a job for Newcastle in the absence of Tim Krul this season, althoughNewcastlemay have wanted to move on and use their current remaining experienced goalkeepers in the squad 24 year-old KarlDarlow and 29 year-old Rob Elliot. Karl´sfoot injury comes at [.

It’s Vital That McClaren Gets Full Backing From Ashley

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Steve Harper was at Newcastle for 20 years after he was signed by Kevin Keegan back in 1993 from Seaham Red Star and in that time Steve made 199 first team appearances for the club. For the last two years since leaving Newcastle, he's been at Hull City where he played 31 times, but now [...]

Former Goalkeeper Tries To Quell Newcastle Fears

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Steve Harper was at Newcastle for 20 years when he was signed in the summer of 1993 by Kevin Keegan and then left the club 18 months ago when his contract ran out and since then he's been at Hull City with Steve Bruce. But he averaged less than 10 games a year since [...]

Newcastle Will Be A Very Dangerous Proposition

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Former goalkeeper Steve Harper has talked to the local press this morning, and he has urged the Newcastle Board to sign the great Loic Remy as soon as possible and says that in these typical one season loan deals there is usually a clause which allows the club to sign him up in the January [...]

Former Great Warns Newcastle Of Future Problems

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The great David Ginola was one of the many former great players who came back to St. Jame's Park last week, to play in a Newcastle United side against an AC Milan side captained by Paolo Maldini, and the charity game to celebrate 20 years at Newcastle by Steve Harper was a huge success, with [...

Joey Barton goes through the back of Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio (Newcastle XI vs AC Milan XI)

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Testimonials are usually friendly affairs, but not so when you've got an allegedly fascist Sunderland manager up against an amateur left-wing philosopher with a penchant for violence representing Newcastle. Sounds like an unlikely set-up but that's exactly what happened when Newcastle and AC Milan met for Steve Harper's testimonial last night.

Newcastle Fans Boo Di Canio – Paolo Blows Kisses – Video

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Here is a short video of the players coming onto the pitch last night for Steve Harper's testimonial match, and the reception Newcastle fans gave Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio, as the boos were met by Paolo blowing kisses to the crowd.

Video- Paolo di Canio booed at Steve Harper Testimonial- Newcastle Legends vs AC Milan Glorie 2013

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Video- Paolo di Canio booed at Steve Harper Testimonial- Newcastle Legends vs AC Milan Glorie 2013 is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter (PAOLO DI CANIO BOOING AT STEVE HARPER TESTIMONIAL VIDEO BELOW) Sunderland manager Paolo di Canio was booed at St.

One Of The All Time Greats – A Tribute To Amazing Newcastle

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Paolo Maldini is one of the greatest defenders to have ever played the game and and he played for only one team AC Milan, his home town club and he played 902 times over twenty five years- and also played 126 times for Italy. Steve Harper presented with plaque by the great Paolo Maldini [...]

Newcastle’s Problems Opened Up Wounds Last Season

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Steve Harper has given a lot of interviews in the press today, before he plays in his testimonial tonight, when a Newcastlke United eleven will play an AC Milan eleven for charity, and it looks like the attendance will be over 40,000 for the game. Steve Harper some open wounds last season Steve has [.

Harper’s Message To Ashley – Newcastle Is Dying – Fix It

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Steve Harper spent 20 seasons at Newcastle, and the goalkeeper has seen it all, including the good days under both Kevin Keegan and Bobby Robson, but Steve before tonight's charity game atSt. James' Park has spoken out about owner Mike Ashley, and Steve thinks there is now a real disconnect between Newcastle and [.

It’s Going To Be A Big Night On Wednesday

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Steve Harper will have his testimonial game against an AC Milan side on Wednesday night at St. James' Park, and Steve is raising money for the Newcastle United Foundation, the Great North Children's Hospital and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. A tearful Steve Harper after the Arsenal game in May And it seems it';s going [.

Transfer Window Review: Newcastle United

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New signing Loïc Remy seconds before walking out onto the St. James' Park turf for the first time #NUFC pic.twitter.com/dCDsyDQ09o Newcastle United FC (@NUFCOfficial) August 10, 2013 Five word review: You must be jokin' 'ere. In: Olivier Kemen (Metz, £350,000), Loïc Rémy (QPR, Loan). Out: James Perch (Wigan, £750,000), Brad Inman (Crewe Alexandra, £100,000), [.

Transfer Window Review: Hull City

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We are delighted to confirm the signing of Tom Huddlestone for an undisclosed fee from @SpursOfficial #UTT #hcafc pic.twitter.com/UnbPAy5cd3 Hull City Official (@hullcityteam) August 14, 2013 Five word review: Spurred on towards survival. In: Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham, £5m), Curtis Davies (Birmingham, £2.

Newcastle Goalkeeper Fit To Start At Rangers

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Tim Krul will make his first appearance for Newcastle in this pre-season, when he will start the game at Ibrox next Tuesday night against Rangers. Tim Krul - in new home goalkeeper kit yesterday Tim dislocated his shoulder is the shocking 3-0 defeat against Sunderland in April, and it's been a hard road back for [.

Harper Will Face Competition At Hull – So What’s New?

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News yesterday that Hull City have confirmed the signing of former Newcastle United goalkeeper, 38 year-old Steve Harper on a one-year deal, after Steve's 20 years of service at Newcastle ended on June 30th. Steve Harper - signed a one year deal at Hull So Steve is not going far from home base, and will [.

Three Top Flight Clubs Now After Steve Harper

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Steve Harper wants to play another couple of seasons in top flight football, and the way he played for Newcastle last season, that should be no problem for the 38 year-old Seaham-born goalkeeper. An emotional Steve Harper after this last game against Arsenal in May Steve played just nine times last season for the Newcastle [.

Five More Players To Leave Newcastle This Summer

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One of the tasks that new Director of Football Joe Kinnear was asked to do when he was first appointed about three weeks ago it seems much longer than that was to unload some of the fringe players at Newcastle. Shola Ameobi likely to leave this summer? And there at least two [...]

Newcastle’s Clear-Out This Summer – Fringe Players To Leave

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Newcastle's wage bill is around 67% of the revenues for the last financial year, and there will be an attempt to reduce the wage bill by having a mini clear-out of players this summer and that's even more likely to happen after the five Frenchmen arrived in January. James Perch will be sold [...]

Mapies Have Top Young Keeper Coming Through The Ranks

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We had wondered last week whether Newcastle would be looking to bring in another goalkeeper to replace the departing Steve Harper, but Newcastle's goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman believes 19 year-old Jak Alnwick can do the job. Jak Alnwick likely to be number three goalkeeper next season It seems that Woodman has already talked to [.

Steve Harper – Newcastle An Incredible Football Club

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Steve Harper had a good solid game in his 199th and last appearance for Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon, but we're sure he would have been solid, if he had been playing in the first team these last two seasons. A tearful Steve Harper a last farewell to the club he loves But Tim [...]

Newcastle vs Arsenal: Match report and reaction from Magpies 0-1 defeat

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Newcastle goal keeper Steve Harper (Image via NUFC official site)

The curtain came down on Newcastle United's season with a 1-0 defeat to Arsenal in much lower spirits than it had gone up with a 2-1 victory over Spurs on the opening day back in August.

Mike Ashley and Alan Pardew begin their inquest on Monday on what happened – or didn't happen – over the last ten months of a season, not without its highs, yet with some major lows.

GIF It: Goalkeeper Steve Harper cries during crowd tribute (Newcastle vs Arsenal)

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Long-serving Newcastle keeper Steve Harper plays his final game for the club against Arsenal this afternoon. The St James' Park crowd marked the occasion with a minute's applause and chanting for Harper in the 37th minute in recognition of Harper's squad number. The veteran goalie was clearly moved by the tribute and was seen crying.

Steven Taylor Back – Steve Harper Starts And Captains Side

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The Newcastle team against Arsenal today is almost as expected, with Steven Taylor coming back in to partner Fabricio Coloccini in central defense, after he missed the game at QPR through illness. Mike Williamson doesn't even make the bench today and as expected veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper will start his final game for Newcastle, after [.

Newcastle v Arsenal Preview : One Last Effort

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That's what this game is all about. The last game of the season before the boys head off for their holidays and us on the other side of the white line, scour the inter-web in hope that we've signed someone spectacular. One last effort is needed for the boys. Our record since the 2nd week of March stands at 8 wins and 2 draws in all competitions.

Pardew Wants To Upset The Odds And Beat Arsenal

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Alan Pardew will be hoping he can finish off what has been a very poor season in the Premier League with a win against the visiting Arsenal side. Arsene Wenger- his Arsenal side are in form Ever since Wenger joined Arsenal in 1996 he has had Arsenal in the top four and has always qualified [...]

Alan Pardew Hints At Possible Coloccini Stay

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Alan Pardew held his press conference this afternoon, and he was asked about Steve Harper and Fab Coloccini possibly playing their last games for the club onSunday. Newcastle captain and manager together for next season? Sunday will be Steve Harper's last game for Newcastle after 20 years at the club, and Alan Pardew [.

Steve Harper – I Blame Sir Bobby Robson

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Steve Harper was signed from his local club Seaham Red Star in the summer of 1993, when he was 18 years old by Kevin Keegan, who was then manager of Newcastle United. Steve Harper been at Newcastle for 20 years But Steve spent many seasons backing up Shay Given, who played close to 470 [...]

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Steve Harper testimonial match: Highlights, interviews and Harper’s farewell speech

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Very brief highlights of the very well attented (over 50,000) testimonial match for Steve Harper against a team of AC Milan legends, a tribute to his twenty years of loyal service to the Magpies. They mostly feature Paolo di Canio being booed, Harper and Alan Shearer being cheered then Harper missing his penalty when the [.

Newcastle v Arsenal full match video

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Newcastle United v Arsenal full match video first half. Newcastle United v Arsenal full match video second half. Score and Goalscorers. Newcastle United 0, Arsenal 1 (Koscielny 51). Teams Newcastle: Harper, Coloccini, Yanga-M'Biwa (Campbell 80′), Debuchy, S Taylor, Cabaye (Anita 57′),Ben Arfa, Gutierrez, Tiote, Cisse, Gouffran (Marveaux 64).

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I Just Have To Say Thank You To Everyone

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The really good news about Steve Harper's testimonial last night is that the Newcastle United Foundation, the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and the Great North Children's Hospital will benefit from the big sums of money that were raised on a night when Steve Harper at times found it difficult to control his emotions.