Harper believes it has been a case of â€śso far, so goodâ€ť with Newcastle maintaining the leadership of the second tier and still pulling in 43,000-plus crowds â€“ bigger than many in the Premier League.
When asked if he feared a Leeds scenario after the Magpiesâ€™ painful relegation, Harper told the Evening Chronicle: â€śThere are some massive teams in this division.
â€śYou just have to look down the table in this league.
â€śThere are clubs who have had a taste of the Premier League and have come down. Just look at Leeds. Look at the problems they have had going into League One.
â€śYou cannot take anything for granted and I know a lot of sceptics thought we would struggle â€“ but so far so good."