One of the most popular talking points amongst Newcastle fans in this off season has been about which keeper should start the season as number 1. It is the only area of the squad in which we have three solid options all vying for one spot.
Opinions vary greatly with each keeper seemingly having their fair share of supporters and critics.
Below I highlight the strengths and weaknesses of each of the candidates - and I would love to hear your thoughts too.
Nationality: English (0 Caps)
NUFC 1st team appearances: 151
Other clubs (all loans - appearances in brackets): Bradford City (1), Gateshead (12), Stockport County (0), Hartlepool United (18), Huddersfield Town (24)
Steve joined Newcastle from Seaham Red Star just after World War II. OK, so he's not quite that old, but he did join us when Fraser and Tim were only 5 years old.
His age gives him the obvious advantage of experience and a cool head - sometimes too cool. He's the only keeper I've ever seen shepherd the ball onto the post!
For all of his experience, Steve's age started to show last season. He was riddled with injuries and when he did play, he was often slow to react and to get down to save shots.
In the Championship he was superb, breaking our clubs clean sheet record for a season (21 in 37 games) but sadly 1 - 2 years is a long time in football.
With age, injuries and a couple of poor performances behind him last season (most notably away to Stoke), Steve would be my 3rd choice keeper going into this season. He should be given a job for life at the club, but shouldn't be guaranteed a start just because he waited for so long to be number 1 - especially if it hinders the development of 2 high potential young keepers.
Nationality: Dutch (2 Caps)
NUFC 1st team appearances: 34
Other clubs (all loans - appearances in brackets): Falkirk (26), Carlisle (9)
Tim will have returned to training on a high after winning his first 2 Netherlands full international caps earlier this summer.
He made a couple of high profile errors last season that led to goals, most recently away to Chelsea on the last away-day of the season which highlighted one of his biggest issues - the occasional rush of blood to the head. His kicking also needs some work though this is true of all 3 keepers.
Despite all of that though, Tim is a keeper with immense potential. Let's not forget that he was our Carling player of the month in December (though he was dropped shortly after Harper returned).
Tim will be feeling confident following his International recognition, but he wouldn't get the nod from me just yet.
Nationality: English (0 Caps)
NUFC 1st team appearances: 0
Other clubs (all loans - appearances in brackets): Stockport County (7), Bristol Rovers (4), Norwich City (42), Celtic (44)
I saw a lot of Fraser both at Celtic Park and on TV last season, and paid a lot of attention. Unusually for a bloke who stands 6'7" tall he is not the most dominant on crosses, though he does get down very quickly for a giant.
He now holds the record for clean sheets in a season for Celtic (24 in 44 games) and that honour came a year after he kept 20 clean sheets in 42 games for Norwich in their League 1 title winning season - he picked up the leagues Golden Gloves Award and the clubs Players Player of the Year award too.
He is largely popular amongst Celtic fans and most would welcome him as a permanent signing (they recently lodged a Â£1.5m bid which we rejected) but one or two still have reservations.
Fraser deserves the chance to show that he is more than capable of performing at the very top - if he gets it he will also become an England squad regular. He deserves his chance after 2 superb years at 2 great clubs.
I'm really interested in hearing who you all think should be our starter
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