Tim Krul Thanks Steve Harper For His Guidance And Help


It’s not often you get a youngster come out and praise the man who’s keeping him out of the first team.

Tim Krul – praises Steve Harper

But that’s what’s happened today as Time Krul, the Dutch Under-21 goalkeeper of the future at Newcastle, who played very well yesterday at QPR, has done today, as he has praised Newcastle number one Steve Harper.

Tim told the Evening Chronicle today about Harper:

“He’s done extremely well this season, and I can’t say much more than praise him.” “He’s still one of the top keepers in the game and in the Premier League.”

“He’s been there for me – he’s not just for himself.” “I’ve not played a Premier League game yet, and that’s always been my dream.”

“Hopefully, that comes true next season. I’ll try hard to get some games, but I’ve got a hard man to beat.”

Krul – who is now said to be a target for Serie A side Juventus this summer, will also have 22 year-old Fraser Forster joining him, when pre-season starts in July.

It wouldn’t be much of a move for Tim to join Juventus, with 32 year-old Gianluigi  Buffon at the club, and one of the best goalkeepers in the world, and likely to play until he’s at least 40 years old.

However, Tim is (and should be) very ambitious, and he wants the number one jersey at Newcastle, and there is already a rivalry growing between Tim and Steve.

Tim Krul continued:

“I always want to play, and the manager knows that.” “We spoke to Harps, and they said the QPR game was mine.”

“I’m really pleased, especially with the way it went. I’m really happy. I have to thank Steve and goalkeeping coach Paul Barron as well.”

“Before the game, Steve just said to me, ‘compose yourself – don’t do anything crazy, and everything will be fine’.”

“Luckily enough, everything went well. It’s great to keep a clean sheet, and hopefully next year I can do something in the Premier League.”

We have to think that say in five years time, when Tim will likely be the number one goalkeeper at Newcastle, his goalkeeping coach could well be Steve Harper himself, who we have to think will end up at Newcastle as a coach, in some form or fashion.

The longest serving player on Newcastle’s books – 17 years at the club – would be welcomed back as a coach at his home-town club – but he’s  still got a few seasons left as a top-class goalkeeper at Newcastle.

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55 comments so far

  • geordie_india

    May 3, 2010 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #1

    We need both fraser and tim for the future best of the club. Losing any of them will be a big blow for us. They are too awesome to watch out in the future. Also its nice to see how steve performs next year!!!

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  • stk85

    May 3, 2010 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #2

    from tims comments, thia players committee chris has going on has almost teh final say on squad selection. this isnt good for young krul, he is more than ready and a future world class keeper, but i’m afraid chris isn’t ready to give him his share of opportunities

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  • Mac

    May 3, 2010 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #3

    Watched the Wigan Hull game and i must admit Moses even though he did score was very disappointing. Mendy had him in his pocket all game. Glad we didn’t buy the lad,there’s better out there

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  • baro

    May 3, 2010 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #4

    Does anybody have highlights from yesterdays game vs QPR? Would really appreciate it if anyone had any.

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  • baro

    May 3, 2010 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #5

    It just keeps going now. We want 30 players in 1 week. This time its Ryan Babel. Who is sometimes good and other times bad form. Has great speed. Wouldnt care if got.

    http://www.tribalfootball.com/birmingham-newcastle-chasing-liverpool-winger-babel-812961

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  • Bosck

    May 3, 2010 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #6

    stk85 – tim’s comments don’t suggst at all that the selection is made by the players committee, it suggests that they spoke to the first choice player and agreed for him to step aside and let the younger play so that he can get vital experience.

    it really winds me up that now we have gained promotion against many peoples expectations, there are some on here who only want to attack all that has been good about newcastle this year.

    people talk about how hull and others have played their young players recently, thats cos they have no choice the others were injured, it is not because they have a policy to play youth players.

    if chris hughton had played youth as soon as we got promotion and we had lost all the games the spirit would be lost and everyone would say he put too much faith in the youth.

    players should get a place in the 1st eleven because they are good enough and that is it, if they are young and up and coming they should get game time like hughton is giving them, when the team is in the lead so there is not massive pressure.

    Mac – i agree with you, not only did moses look one dimensional, he also looked selfish so that even when nothing was on for him he didnt pass to his team mates.

    each player we sign should have the right attitude, even though i have been disappointed with best you cannot attack his effort and commitment, he has not scored but has set up or been involved in the goals scored by a number of the other players, that is the attitude we need

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 3, 2010 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #7

    I swear tribal just read my comment on that we should sign babel and they post it on there site.

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  • Bosck

    May 3, 2010 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #8

    don’t rate babel another one without the right attitude, concerned about himself and not the team, benayoun is one i would go for.

    from the relegates sides i think there are a few who could do a job for us. i would sign:

    Hull – zayette, dawson, mendy

    Burnley – Bikey

    portsmouth – o’hara, belhadj, possibly diop

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  • Mac

    May 3, 2010 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #9

    Geordie G u on fifa ps3?

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  • Mac

    May 3, 2010 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #10

    Definately O’hara and Mendy but the others can rot with there relageted teams. HAHAHAHAHA HULLL

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  • Howay The Lads

    May 3, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #11

    Geordie-Gerrard7
    They did that with mine about Senderos!

    Honestly you get enough people to say we’re after Messi and they’ll put it. They are fools.

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  • Newutd

    May 3, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #12

    “players should get a place in the 1st eleven because they are good enough and that is it, if they are young and up and coming they should get game time like hughton is giving them, when the team is in the lead so there is not massive pressure.”

    Players like Donaldson, Inman, Vuckic are all good enough to get playing time in the Championship. It’s just that Hughton played it safe. Which is good as we obviously went up, but no way we wouldn’t have gone up if we had given some of our youngsters some minutes. But lets see in the PL. My bet is that he plays it safe there as well.
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    “it really winds me up that now we have gained promotion against many peoples expectations, there are some on here who only want to attack all that has been good about newcastle this year.”

    Why can’t people say anything “negative”? Everybody is loving going up, but there is always room for constructive critics.

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    “people talk about how hull and others have played their young players recently, thats cos they have no choice the others were injured, it is not because they have a policy to play youth players.”

    I mentioned the guy from Hull because he looked talented and was from Ashington.

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  • baro

    May 3, 2010 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #13

    Howay The Lads — Geordie G 7

    Lets try it a couple more times. Put fake roumors that Newcastle want somebody.

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  • baro

    May 3, 2010 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #14

    According to reports Newcastle are after Steven Gerrard. Gerrard is very dissapointed after getting out of the uefa cup, and not winning the Premier League this year. “Well I am very dissapointed, that we didnt win anything this year” “I want to go to Newcastle and we are in talks.”

    -TribalFootball.com

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  • baro

    May 3, 2010 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #15

    Every day Tribalfootball have us linked with new players. And 100% of them are false stories most of the time.

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  • Shot Bru

    May 3, 2010 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #16

    I’ve got a mate who is on the Rangers staff..not allowed to mention his name for obvious reasons but he has been told that scouts from NUFC have been checking out midfielder Steven Davis for the past few months and will be at the Old firm derby tomorrow night along with CH and we intend to put in a bid of £3 million…..

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  • Howay The Lads

    May 3, 2010 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #17

    baro
    Didn’t you see the magpie scouting Gerrard out the other day. He was on the pitch hopping from one foot to the other (obviously excited at unearthing the raw, unheard-of talent that is Gerrard). Unfortunately he managed to get the cameras on him at one point. Not the best technique for an undercover scout

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  • countrylad14

    May 3, 2010 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #18

    is there any highlights anywhere of yesterdays game, ive been looking but i cant find any???

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  • Dan4Toon

    May 3, 2010 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #19

    if you wait till timorow Country, then the highlights will be on Sky Sports and the BBC 🙂

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  • baro

    May 3, 2010 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #20

    Howay The Lads

    LOL! Wonderfully said. Perfect!!

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  • baro

    May 3, 2010 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #21

    According to Sky Sports.

    Newcastle are on the verge of singing Lionel Messi. It was a confusion between weather it was Gerrard or Messi who is taking a medical at Newcastle right now. He is dissapointed that Inter took them out of Uefa Champions League. Its reported a 15 million bid for messi is accepted by Barcelona.

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  • countrylad14

    May 3, 2010 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #22

    aye ne bother i was just being inpatient. ive been watching sky sports news on and off all day and im yet to see anything about newcastle i was just thinking i kept missing it!

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  • Howay The Lads

    May 3, 2010 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #23

    £15 million bid.

    Hahaha. Quality

    BTW, my friend’s, cousin’s, step-sister’s uncle works at NUFC and says Hughon is ‘thrashing’ out a deal with Wayne Rooney, as we speak.

    Apparently, it’s a 7 year deal, and he will be on wages of £12,000-a-week.
    When my friend’s, cousin’s, step-sister’s uncle asked him about it he said, “Newcastle is a great club, which I’ve admired for some time.
    Shearer was always my hero as a youngster and I’d like to think I can be as good as he was here.
    I was gutted at not joining them when I left Everton, but now I’m here, so it’s all ok.”

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 3, 2010 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #24

    Newcastle to sign neymar on a 16 million pound deal, also hot from Spain sergio cannalles has sensationaly turned his back on a move to his boy hood club real madrid to join Newcastle were his uncle brian pinas had a stunning career, that was said to be the main reason behind his sudden change of heart, he will join on a 12 year contract and will sign a deal said to be worth 12 pence, a crate of San miguel and samuel ameobi.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 3, 2010 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #25

    http://www.clicklancashire.com/sport/bolton-wanderers-fc/126887-reading-fc-expect-battle-between-bolton-wanderers,-newcastle-united-and-fulham-fc-for-gylfi-sigurdsson.html

    This is by far the best rumour I have heard, he is one of the players Id like most. One who I beleive could go on to be worth 20 odd million pounds in a few years. Hope this is true so much. I still often speak to eamon dolan (readings youth dev manager) and he said that young gylfie has had every top club in the prem asking about his developments this year.

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  • Newutd

    May 3, 2010 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #26

    Gylfi would be great.

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  • Howay The Lads

    May 3, 2010 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #27

    Sigurdsson is class.

    If he bulked up a bit more he could easily be one of the best Premiership players in two or three years

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  • Bucks mag

    May 3, 2010 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #28

    I just watched last week’s Late Kick Off, interesting that Lovenkrands said he had phoned up the Danish coach and said he won’t be going to the World Cup.

    The show tonight also has an extended interview with Chris Hughton, it’s on at 11.20 on BBC1.

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  • baro

    May 3, 2010 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #29

    http://www.revolutionmyspace.com/image-code-7/newcastle_united

    This looks like our new kit. But than I dont know theres 100’s out there that might be it.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 3, 2010 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #30

    That shirts sexy.

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  • Howay The Lads

    May 3, 2010 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #31

    Naa, it’s too similar to this season’s. I want something a bit different this year.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 3, 2010 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #32

    It looks to have that silk look.

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  • G

    May 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #33

    Seen that shirt before on another blog somewhere, I noticed it was ‘uncredited’ and it didn’t appear on any of the fantasy shirt posts I have read… I wonder if that is indeed the genuine article? Anybody got any news on when the launch will be going ahead now?

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  • G

    May 3, 2010 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #34

    Just to add to my last post, compared to some of the fan art shirts, that shirt is dead boring by comparison. Puma should defo look at some of the fan art for future reference.

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  • shek2k9

    May 3, 2010 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #35

    i wonder when the jersy will be unveiled

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  • baro

    May 3, 2010 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #36

    I just hope one of Newcastles kits is bright yellow and super tight. That would be awesome. I hope Puma starts a new era that starts Newcastles streak.

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  • baro

    May 3, 2010 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #37

    To become the worlds geatest team ever. 🙂

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  • shek2k9

    May 3, 2010 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #38

    baro that wud be class

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  • Bosck

    May 3, 2010 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #39

    new utd the comment about people mentioning young players from other clubs wasnt actually aimed at you, just seen a few others saying that these other clubs are giving people a chance, but most of the time it is through necessity.

    as for constructive criticism i’m all for it, but people twisting quotes to attack the players committee and ch annoys me as most of the success is down to them, in terms of constructive criticism we don’t have enough back up in key positions, and simpson is yet to fully convince he has what it takes to be a top rb.

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  • shek2k9

    May 3, 2010 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #40

    have any yees seen the new man utd kit its horrible

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