Tim Krul Looking For Another Loan Move

Newcastle United’s promising young Dutch Under-21 international goalkeeper Tim Krul admits he would be keen to go out on loan again this season to get some games.

Tim Krul – will probably go out on loan again this season

The Hague-born youngster, who said during the summer that he just loves being at the Newcastle club, spent time on loan at SPL side Falkirk last season and got some rave reports for his displays.

That was before sustaining a shoulder injury in February, which ended his season, and the injury was caused when he actually saved a penalty for Falkirk.

Tim was back on reserve-team duty for the second time this season for the young Newcastle side. Fraser Forster, our other 20 year-old keeper is currently at League One side Stockport County on loan for a month, and Ole Soderberg, Max Johnson and Jak Alnwick are all injured right now.

Krul captained the Reserves to a 4-1 win over the Northern League side Prudhoe Town, and told the Evening Chronicle today:

“We have massive problems with the keepers at the moment.” “So I got a run-out and I was happy to do that for the club.” “It’s always good to play first-team football.”“There is a good chance to go on loan this season for me again so I’m just waiting for that.” “The good thing with football in England is that you can always recall your goalkeepers at any point if you need to do it.”

“Maybe there will be a Championship or League One club where they need some cover, so we will see what happens.”

Krul was barking instructions last night to his team mates at Prudhoe, and his organization and experience helped the youngsters to a comfortable win.

Krul added:

“It was nice and wet, that’s for sure.” “But you need to win these games.” “You can’t lose and it was a brilliant performance from the lads.”“They were difficult conditions, but we did really well. In the first half, Prudhoe played very well – especially in the first 20 minutes of the game.”

“They got tired in the second half, which is understandable because their fitness levels are not as high as ours. But we passed the ball around.”

“We want to win every game we play no matter who we play or what competition it is.” “Every game you play you can’t even think about losing.”

“We have a good team this season in the reserves and we are looking to progress.” “There are some good games coming up.”

Like most of the youngsters we now have at the club, Tim has an excellent attitude and temperament. But it’s hard to see how he can break into the first team any time soon, with Given in such good form.

We should give him the games and experience he needs, by loaning the lad out, where we’re sure he’ll do a good job for some club.
Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • King-Habib

    Oct 15, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Send him to a Championship club to further his development.

    We cannot afford to lose him permanently.


    Oct 15, 2008 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #2

    is he any good would he be better than Given?

  • ToonRich

    Oct 15, 2008 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #3

    Toon Lad, I’ve not heard of Roman so cant comment on him as such. I cant see us needing someone of that age unless Given was leaving…We’ve got a really good selection of keepers (when all are fit!) so I personally dont think we need another.

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 15, 2008 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #4

    we dont need any more keepers there is only 1 club in the world that can match us for keepers (chelsea)

  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 15, 2008 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #5

    I think our keepers are better than Chelsea’s to be honest.

  • MAF

    Oct 15, 2008 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #6


  • It Could Be Worse, We Could Be Spurs! (DC)

    Oct 15, 2008 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #7

    Krul might be the best young talent at the club, talk of 2M move in the last window had me seriously agitated.

  • Paul

    Oct 15, 2008 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #8

    Harper’s been a great no2 for many years now, but we’ve got to start bringing Krul up the ranks now for when Shay’s crocked, as both he and Harper are heading towards forty now. If we don’t Krul will go, and it would have been a complete waste getting him in the first place. Given and Harper are still doing a great job but Given needs a young understudy who going to be a replacement in the next few years, not someone whose career is almost completely behind him with little future. Use him or lose him, and give Harper a canny testimonial or something like that because he certainly has been a great, and very patient servant to the club.

  • skin d

    Oct 15, 2008 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #9

    tim krul is a class act,from what i have seen of him.


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