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Tim Krul Pledges Future To Geordies

11:37 am, Monday, August 3rd, 2009 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 17 Comments

In these difficult times for all Newcastle fans it ‘s the young lads at the club who are providing a little bit of fresh air as they commit their futures to the Newcastle club.

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Tim Krul – committed to Newcastle United

That happened recently when young Shane Ferguson signed an extended deal at the club, in spite of significant interest from both Celtic and Rangers.

And yesterday Tim Krul has again said he wants only to be the number one goalkeeper at Newcastle.

Newcastle United’s 21 year-old Dutch U21 goalkeeper Tim Krul has dismissed speculation that had previously linked him with a move to Arsenal.

Speaking to the local Sunday Sun yesterday , Krul pledged his support to Newcastle:

“My aim is play in front of 52,000 Geordies.”

“Of course there will always be interest from other clubs but I want to stay here. To get a chance to play for a club like this made sure I’d never be homesick. I feel like a Geordie now.”

“I’m starting to talk like a Geordie,” “It’s a great city and a great club.”

“To go down was horrendous, but we are looking towards the West Brom game.”

“This is a big season for me. We have three goalkeepers fighting for the [number one] spot and we need all of us at the club with forty odd games to come.”

“I just have to be patient and when the  manager Chris Hughton needs me, I have to show him I’m ready,”

There’s something special about the players who come out and pledge their allegiance to Newcastle, even though the club is in a sorry mess, a really terrible mess right now if truth be told.

And to do that in a Geordie accent is even better of course. :D

And it’s those players we must look to in the future to put the pride and passion back into the club, which will surely rise again from the almighty mess brought on the club by the completely inept and hopeless Mike Ashley.

Mike a good businessman? As the California Governor would say – “Get out of here!”

It’s leadership to hear words coming out of our youngsters in these tough times, and Newcastle fans will not forget those players who stand by the club in these very very difficult times.

But we’ll come back from this – make no mistake about that!

Howay The lads!!



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17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ginkoh // Aug 3, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Hope he will be next Van der Sar. I pretty sure he will get the good chance to shine this season.

  • 2 Davies // Aug 3, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    Interesting that he refers to Chris Hughton as the manager. I don’t think anyone else has done that yet…..

  • 3 Purely Belter // Aug 3, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    He is a good goalkeeper. i like his attitude.

  • 4 Danish_Magpie // Aug 3, 2009 at 12:11 PM

    This is a relatively strong team…:

    ……………………..Harper…………………..

    R. Taylor…S. Taylor… Kadar…Enrique

    LuaLua…..Guthrie……Barton…….Duff

    ………………Carroll……Ameobi…………..

    Subs: Krul, Tozer, Lough, A. Smith, Inman/Donaldson/Vuckic, Xisco, Ranger

    This is assuming that Jonas (6m), Coloccini (5m), Beye (3m), Bassong (10m), Geremi (0m), Butt (1m) bugger off, to bring in another 25m.

    In wages, that would save approx 225k/week = 12m/year and with Oba having left as well, would bring us down to approx 40m/year which is doable.

    It’s a thin squad, but may be enough to get into the playoffs if we bring in a manager and we get a bit lucky. We could try to bring in a few players on loan from premiership sides as well.

  • 5 Partizan // Aug 3, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    In case Man City buy Rasmus Elm,,we should try to get him on loan….amazing young prospect,with lots of creativity and technique.

    Bassong for 10 mill and 1 year loan for Elm

  • 6 Partizan // Aug 3, 2009 at 12:19 PM

    Danish….No way we’ll get the promotion with a squad that thin,48 games plus the playoffs + the Carling and FA Cups.

    With all those players gone including the free agents,,,we need 8 new players at least.

    Thats the reality i’m affraid

  • 7 Isaac Hunt // Aug 3, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    This is one of the better stories on the blog over the last few weeks.

  • 8 Fostino // Aug 3, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    every week i tkink ‘this will finally be the week we are sold’….i actual think this will be the week we are sold

  • 9 Toon Graeme // Aug 3, 2009 at 12:31 PM

    Im not even thinking promotion. Im thinking middle table if that with a spell in the bottom three.

    Have seen nothing thus far to base any other prediction.

    No doubt this will change after Saturday.

  • 10 bassongs_of_praise // Aug 3, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Id just like to point out that Martins and Beye also pledged their allegiance to the cause not long ago and we have seen how quickly their attitudes have changed.

    I hope what Krul says is true, he is a great prospect but id take his comments with a pinch of salt because if Arsenal did come in with a bid I would be very surprised if he didnt accept it.

    Wouldnt believe a word of what comes out of most of those gutless prima donna’s mouths to be honest.

  • 11 Ross // Aug 3, 2009 at 12:46 PM

    TG- “No doubt this will change after Saturday.”

    I’m of similar thinking mate, but i dunno if its too smart like. Say we do beat West Brom on saturday, christ say we even pull a blinder out the bag from nowhere and beat them convincingly. I’d be incredibly worried if people started to think “this championship lark will be simple!” (Not saying you, but y’know what i mean, there are sadly fans who might think like that, albeit a small minority)

    Sad fact is we SHOULD be going into this season thinking “we’re gonna give this season a bloody good go. West Brom? fine, we have the team and the ability to do it”..other teams should be thinking “Newcastle away, we’ll give 110% but i’d be happy with a point”..because we should be fully prepared and looking like we could mount a challenge, even just for a play off place. Instead, we’re all sitting here bricking it and every other fan is thinking “brilliant, Newcastle, lets rub salt in the wound”…crying shame like!

  • 12 Fostino // Aug 3, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    id love to see geremi, colocinni, smiths high wages off the books

    nolan and taylor were really shocking buys by joe

    colo, jonas were bad signings by who ever

    smith, geremi, barton, enrique, viduka, rozenal, were bad signings by alladyce

    owen, luque, boumsong to name a few were bad signings by souness

    so much money has been spent on sh”t players, its shocking

    the only good signings we have made in the last couple of years have been beye, bassong, nzogbia, vukic and all the other young lads bought for the academy

  • 13 Johno Toon // Aug 3, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    Think Neil Warnock sumed it up best when he said we would either be 10 points clear by october or be in the bottom 3 , unfortuntly i think it be the bottom 3!

  • 14 Fostino // Aug 3, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    i forgot to mention duff (high wages) and xisco as bad buys too

  • 15 lesh // Aug 3, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    What a state of affairs. Hughton deserves a medal for sticking around this long. Manager or not, we’ve got to sympathise with his plight.

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle-united-news/2009/08/03/exodus-fears-of-nufc-boss-chris-hughton-72703-24302600/

  • 16 milburn // Aug 3, 2009 at 2:13 PM

    scrap like barton (legally)

    http://valicos.mybrute.com

  • 17 cromscott // Aug 3, 2009 at 4:28 PM

    Check out the new rivals Toon forum…….We need some back were under attack from the yids….. http://www.21stcenturyrivalz.com/newcastle-f45.html




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