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Goalkeeping Hero Tim Krul Plays His Part So Well

11:41 am, Sunday, August 9th, 2009 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

Most Newcastle fans will be happy with the away point at WBA yesterday, after so much rubbish has gone on at the the club during the summer months.

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Tim Krul - 4 top drawer saves from the 21 year-old

And the high point for Newcastle fans is that they saw the number one goalkeeper at the club over the next several years, once he can finally wrestle the number one jersey from Steve Harper.

Krul, the Dutch U21 Interntaional made 4 awesome saves during the second half to keep Newcastle in the game, and coupled with his undoubted love of the Newcastle club, he will soon be a fan favorite on Tyneside.

The save after 47 minutes when he was down with lightning spped to turn a low shot around the post was such an important save because if we had gone down 2-0 at that point it would have been very difficult to come back.

Chris Hughton must have been saved with the fighting spirit of the side, lacking for most of last season, as he commented on Krul’s performance:

“He was excellent.” “He was certainly busier than we would have liked him to be, but two saves in particular were top class.”

“A testament to some of the work that’s gone into the young man.” “We’ve always been aware that he’s a talented young keeper.”

At the end of the game it was good to see goalkeeping coach Paul Barron embrace the youngster, who was all smiles because he knew he had played such an important play in the Newcastle draw.

It’s not often we have had any good news at the club this summer, so we’ll savor Tim’s performance and the general good play of the lads yesterday, particularly in the second half, when we looked a half decent side.

We were more than happy at the performance of the lads, but now we need to beat Reading at home this coming Saturday.

Maybe the lads can reverse things from last season and do their talking on the pitch – that would be great!

Comments welcome.



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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 archie100 // Aug 9, 2009 at 11:50 AM

    BBC reporting Ashley staying and will seek to appoint O’Leary as manager….

  • 2 Doocey // Aug 9, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    BBC haven’t a clue. (Much)
    Reports are suggesting that Moat could be owner by Monday.

  • 3 Where did the good times go // Aug 9, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    Its unbelievable that Ashley could remain!

    Options:
    #1 New owner and new manager
    #2 Ashley owner and new manager
    #3 As we are, in limbo on both fronts. No stability
    #4 Ashley remains, administration !!

    These are the 4 main ways in which Newcastle can go from here. Lets face it we all want the back of Ashley and want no-one but Shearer as manager………but there ARE worse possibilitys!

    All we can do is sit back and watch this man fumble around with our club, making one bad decision after another. (how did he ever become a billionaire?)

    What i would like to see is 110% support for the team during the 90 minutes. No anti- Ashley songs, just support for the boys.
    The time before and after a game, fill your boots with as many anti-Ashley chants as you like!

  • 4 punk skunk... // Aug 9, 2009 at 12:08 PM

    Krul to be kind, in the right measure!..

    …I think we’ve got a hit record!..

  • 5 punk skunk... // Aug 9, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    @3,
    great attitude mate!..

    …Agreed!..

  • 6 punk skunk... // Aug 9, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    I am NO FAN of O’lairy, at ALL, whatsoever, but,
    at least he would play/try a few of the bairns, which is what most have been shoutin’ for!..

    …OMG!..

  • 7 Jan Stavik // Aug 9, 2009 at 1:56 PM

    O’Leary is better than what we’ve got, so I’d say yes. He did VERY well with Leeds for years.

    I like his competitive style of play, playing his sides are never easy for the opponents.

  • 8 Jan Stavik // Aug 9, 2009 at 1:57 PM

    And regarding Krul, he’s one of the most promising goalkeepers in Europe.

    No doubt Toon should give him a go, he’s better and 13 years younger than Harper.

  • 9 Rodzilla // Aug 9, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    Well I got your Nick Lowe pun, punk.

    Krul for first-choice keeper anyway.

    He’ll be worth 10m this time next year.

    Our new manager should have Krul intentions.

  • 10 Fans Should Own The Club // Aug 9, 2009 at 2:46 PM

    Is nobody else worried about how unsure he looked coming for balls in the air yesterday?

    Great saves though…

    But another point: How come he had to make all those saves? Our defense is pants. And despite Smith’s running, they were exposed to a lot of attacks we should have contained in the midfield.

  • 11 no1magpie // Aug 9, 2009 at 4:57 PM

    I honestly believe some of the fans have got to get off of this high horse and be positive. It may be the championship but for many fans and players its going to be the first time they are going to feel good about themselves.. the ability and confidence to win week in week out. Hopefully then that belief goes forward into the premiership. We will increase numbers which if in premiership we could never afford to do for the numbers 20+ required. And if not then thats just the way it is. No matter what manager or owner the season is here and that was fantastic for first game against i have to mention the best team in the league, a premier league team from last year and AWAY. so carroll and ameobi had limited success but against the best there going to get. Imagine at home against the smaller teams. Faith people come on.

  • 12 punk skunk... // Aug 9, 2009 at 7:52 PM

    Nice one Rodz!..
    ;)

  • 13 punk skunk... // Aug 9, 2009 at 7:55 PM

    FSOTC,
    aye man, agreed on Krul…
    …We didn’t have someone stood in the center often enough, or quick enough to get there!..
    …But Smith did play well, irrespective of that!..




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