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Harper reflects on Newcastle's Champions League qualification bid

Newcastle keeper Steve Harper has admitted the club's fight for Champions League qualification has been totally unexpected. The Magpies head into Sunday's final day trip to Everton still in with a chance of finishing third in the Premier League.

Harper said: "Sir Bobby built a young, counter-attacking, real threat of a team and you could see it happening with Sir Bobby, whereas this season, the club was set up for the top 10.

"To be knocking on the door of a Champions League spot is real credit to everybody, and what a fantastic season it's been."

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