Newcastle legend Steve Harper suffers brain haemorrhage and taken to hospital

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    Newcastle goalkeeping legend Steve Harper has been rushed to hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage.

    Harper, 48, the club's longest-serving player, made more than 100 appearances for the Magpies and is now the club's academy director. Newcastle announced the worrying news via a statement this afternoon (Wednesday).

    It read: "Newcastle United is sending love and best wishes to Steve Harper and his family after the club's Academy director suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage on Monday.

    "Steve, his family and everyone at Newcastle United extends a heartfelt thank you to NHS staff for the incredible care he is receiving. Steve is the longest-serving player in club history after spending 20 years as a goalkeeper at St. James' Park between 1993-2013.

    "After serving as a goalkeeper coach at Newcastle United's Academy and working with the first team, he was named full-time Academy director in 2021 and has continued to enhance the club's talent pathway.

    "Steve will be given the club's full support as he recovers. Everyone connected with Newcastle United sends their best wishes to Steve and his family as he continues his recuperation."

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