At The End Of The Day I Want To Be A Newcastle Player

Not very surprising news today that 22 year-old Dutch U21 International Tim Krul intends to stay at Newcastle United next season and challenge 35 year-old Steve Harper for the number one jersey on Tyneside.

Tim Krul – will again go head to head with Steve Harper

If  recent news reports recently are to be believed,  then Newcastle will allow the impressive Fraser Forster to go out on another season-long loan deal, and clubs are already battling it out for his services.

Leeds United recently indicated they were after the Hexham-born goalkeeper, and Norwich City would like him to spend another season at the East Anglia club.

Fraser was outstanding at Norwich last season and the players voted him Player Of  The Season and he also had 20 clean sheets, only one short of the record set by Kevin Keelan in the 1974-1975 season.

Of course Steve Harper had 21 clean sheets at Newcastle in the league last season, and broke the record that was set back in the 1992-1993 promotion season.

Norwich and Leeds finished first and second in League One respectively and will be playing Championship football next season.

Tim Krul talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning:

“It’s all about building up more experience, and next season it gets harder in the Premier League,”

“But if I can get more games for Newcastle, that would be brilliant. At the end of the day I want to be a Newcastle player.”

Tim made 6 starts for Newcastle last season and two sub appearances when Steve Harper was injured, and whenever he played for the side he looked a very good goalkeeper.

Tim also epitomized our current crop of players, as he has often waxed lyrical about the Newcastle club, the fans and the area, and as he says above – he just wants to be a Newcastle player.

That attitude made a huge difference last season, and we think it will also help the Newcastle side next season, when they are back with the big boys.

Good Newcastle teams have always had great spirit, which really epitomizes Tyneside, and is shown all the time by the Newcastle faithful.

With a few good quality additions to the squad this summer,  we have to hope the lads can finish mid-table next season, and then push on from there.

Comments welcome.

4 comments so far

  • MarkO

    May 20, 2010 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #1

    One more season as backup then Krul will take over. He will get a few more games next season because Steve is bound to pick up and injury. By next year he will be alot stronger than Harper if he isnt already

  • G

    May 20, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #2

    I still think FF is the more likely of the two back ups to challenge for number 1, but I welcome the competition. TK looks like he will be a top keeper, SH knows that both he and FF will be after his spot, that can only make him up his displays. Certainly with our squad, keeper is the one position I deffo do not have to worry about.

  • baro

    May 21, 2010 at 4:13 AM

    Comment #3

    Tim Krul is our best goalkeeper and is the next Van Der Sar. He has beaty reflexes. He should be getting more games than Harper. Harper is dam 35. Krul is 22 and better.

  • bri_2k4

    May 21, 2010 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #4

    yeah but you also hae to bring exp into consideration it wont be fair or good for his confidance if we start him in the prem and we get crushed 3 or4 nil can it you have to slowly break him into the squad over the course of 2 or 3 years could see him at number 1 within 2 years thats if FF stop improving as i would prefer to play an english keeper in the sticks as thats the only area we have a chance of getting any one in the england squad unless nolan has a blider 😛 but next year hopefully we will finish top 10 this year would love it 🙂


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