Krul – Magpies Have Made Some Cracking Signings This Summer

We have to say we like Tim Krul a lot – not only because he’s a great young goalkeeper in the making but he just loves being at Newcastle, and of course he just signed a four year contract extension, to stay on Tyneside.

Tim Krul – great young goalkeeper in the making

And Krul himself seems well pleased with the signings that Chris Hughton has made so far this season, and he has today given a long interview with the Newcastle Journal.

Krul told the Journal:

“We have made cracking signings.” “We have kept the squad together, no one has left except Nicky Butt – whose contract expired this summer.”“Most of these boys know what to expect in the Premier League and everyone knows we have a point to prove.”

“That is the biggest feeling I am getting from the dressing room at the moment. We also signed players in January like Wayne Routledge, who will be a great signing in the Premier League.”

It seems that Tim is most excited by the arrival of Sol Campbell, one of the best ever England central defenders, and the young goalkeeper thinks his experience will be a massive plus for youngsters like himself.

Tim continued:

“Sol’s stats say it all. He has played almost 500 (Premier League) games and that brings composure.”

“He can show the younger lads like me just how to stay composed at certain times.”

“It is always nice to bring an older pro in to keep the squad tight. We were short defensively with Steven Taylor being injured.”

Tim is right and Sol can be massive positive for the many youngsters we have on Tyneside at the moment.

After all this man has been through it all, played for England and played well by the way in the World Cup Finals, won a PL Championship with Arsenal and done about everything you can do in top class football.

And of course Sol has so far played a total of 635 first class games, and in addition has played 73 times for England.

As we said this man has done everything – and now he can help the Newcastle United club big time next season.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • jackdnufc

    Aug 2, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #1

    Forgot about Pancrate already Tim 😉

  • chuck

    Aug 2, 2010 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Well apart from Campbell, who are the cracking signings?
    Oh you mean Duckling and Perch, hmmm !
    From my recollection Gosling was a decent young up and comming player at Everton and like his team mate there RB Coleman, had a couple of impressive games.
    However remains to be seen how he developes.
    As for Perch, journeyman, who will find it tough in the EPL.
    Even with five or six strikers, we could still use a real CF, but lets see, they could surprise us, perhaps at least one will come through.
    I feel however the real need is a midfield boss,
    someone to play in front of the back four.
    Unfortunately Smith just does`nt do it, why was it we got rid of Parker again ?
    Without a Keane, Mascherano, Essien, Viera, well I`m sure you get it, this team will not make it.
    With Sol running the back four and a good DM playing in front, this side would be pretty hard to break down.
    If it`s about money, Scharner is still available on a free, believe with his experience and abiity to read the game he could fill the role and give that bit of spine through the middle, not to mention the man is an excellent passer and with the bit of pace we now have , could set up counter attacks.
    But what do I know ?

  • jonny

    Aug 2, 2010 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #3

    chuck – definition of a journeyman – a player who has played for a lot of clubs in his career and not stuck around for very long at any of them.

    Number of clubs James Perch has played for before Newcastle – 1

  • RichK

    Aug 2, 2010 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #4

    you beat me to it jonny. was going to ask how perch was a journeyman! i don’t disagree with chuck’s comments regarding scharner though as he would be a useful signing who could play at the back or in midfield. Can’t imagine he’s on CH’s radar though-too old, although he surprised us with Sol.

  • Visten

    Aug 2, 2010 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #5

    DM and AM is what we need simple. We will survive in this league this season I have no doubt. With one or two more signings in these areas we will be fine. Perch is a decent player with potential as is Gosling. What you have to understand is that we can’t just attract what we need like clubs who can offer Euro footy or have wealth we have to take a ‘punt’ on a lot of players. Getting Gosling was a stroke of luck but we took it and he is a young player with potential, he is also another body when he is fit that adds to this squad. We have six strikers of which 2 will prob go out on loan, I can’t see another striker coming in until the likes of Xisco and maybe Ameobi move on.

  • Chris F

    Aug 2, 2010 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #6

    how is james perch a journeyman when he’s only had one club before us?

    granted, he may not be the first name that springs to mind when thinking about who you’d like to see i find it a joke that so many fans are writing the guy off already.

    who was andy cole before we signed him? rob lee? beresford?

    give the kid a chance for gods sake.

  • baro

    Aug 2, 2010 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Does anybody agree with me? That Steven Harper is just not up to the Premier League? He is a good keeper but at times he just lacks of because the defense does. Than we get smoked like against Derby last season. For Tim Krul the lad is always full of confidence. He will dive anywhere at the right time to prevent the goal. He is very quick and most of all he is young and is loving life at Newcastle. Krul for #1.

  • Robby Bobson

    Aug 2, 2010 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #8

    Baro….Harper is at the stage of his career where he isnt going to get to those shots PSV threw at him yesterday.

    But he always screams at the back 4, and is reliable, certainly more than Krul. It depends what Hughton goes for, shot stopping or reliability. Krul is one of the best shot stoppers i have seen for ages.

    Totally off topic, but anyone see Jack Wilshere yesterday? Simpy outstanding, ran the show, always wanted the ball and released at the right times. Certainly has the talent to surpass gerrard/lampard ability. Doubt Wenger would let him go on loan now. Just glad to see the future of england national teeam isnt all gloom and doom.

  • Wright

    Aug 2, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #9

    I thought that we should of had Krul as no1 when Given left

  • chuck

    Aug 3, 2010 at 2:26 AM

    Comment #10

    Sorry to dissapoint you jonny but playing for a number of teams and not sticking around is not the definition of journeyman.
    Which both he (Perch) R. Taylor, Simpson,Williamson and a few others come under as a category.
    Yes most of the team apart from a few are in fact ordinary journemen players, better suited to winning the fizzy league than compete in the PL.
    Thats why, Campbell, Shearer, and other`s have advocated strengthening the side.
    Seems some fans expect a repeat of last season`s winning ways, aint gonna happen, least not with the present plodders we have.


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