Are Newcastle Ready To Allow Tim Krul To Leave?

There’s an odd report in the People today, saying that Newcastle do not rate Dutch U21 goalkeeper Tim Krul, and will let him leave in the summer.

Tim Krul – leaving Newcastle this summer?

Now before there’s a huge knee jerk reaction to this report – remember this is a Sunday and maybe good news is in short supply – so some has to be made up.

But the report suggests that Newcastle are ready to let the 22 year-old leave Tyneside,  and there’s likely to be quite a few clubs interested in taking the youngster.

Tim Krul has often said he only wants to be the Newcastle number one goalkeeper, and has been at the club since the summer of 2005, when then manager Graeme Souness signed the then 17 year-old from ADO Den Haag in Holland.

Tim has made good progress and is now on the verge of the Netherlands national side, and only just lost his place on Tyneside, to a fit again Steve Harper.

The reports suggests that the new goalkeeping coach at Newcastle, Andy Woodman, is not convinced the 22-year-old is good enough to become the replacement for Steve Harper, who turns 36 in March.

Tim has made 28 appearances for Newcastle so far, and 19 of them this season.

It was interesting that following the Stevenage game, new manager Alan Pardew criticized Tim’s kicking, and said  it was putting Newcastle under pressure, and that you didn’t expect that from a player at a club like Newcastle United.

It seemed harsh criticism of the youngster, that Alan made public, and at the time we thought that was uncalled for, and maybe was a knee jerk reaction by Pardew to one of Newcastle’s worst ever defeats in the FA Cup.

And the other thing to consider is Newcastle also have another top goalkeeper, 22 year-old Fraser Forster, who is currently on loan at Celtic and playing week in and week out up there, and he’s also very highly rated.

Fraser has played 22 times for Celtic, and has 75 first class appearances, since he’s also been on loan to Stockport County (7), Bristol Rovers (4)   and Norwich City (42), but the Hexham-born youngster, who stands 6’7″ tall, still has to make his full Newcastle debut.

What do you think about this news – assuming it may even be true?

Comments welcome.

36 comments so far

  • Toonmania

    Jan 23, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #1

    rubbish story, although i do think frazer forester is a better keeper

    also i’ve just read this (below) rather concerned where he say’s he trying to hold onto 1 of his players in the transfer window

  • TheToonKing

    Jan 23, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #2

    For the right price I wouldn’t be to bothered about it.

    I never felt confident with him in goal. We’re a better team with a better defense since Harper is back.

    Krul is a good shoot stopper but makes bad decision and has terrible kicks.

  • carrollsinger

    Jan 23, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #3

    I would rather have ff to be honest

  • repo

    Jan 23, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #4

    emmm that paper is wrote by anal oliver and he hates the toon cause he was banned by mike ashley for writing crap

    if you believe that story your a idiot he wont leave if he wants to improve send him away again for another season loan untill harps finally retires..

  • murvar

    Jan 23, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #5

    I wouldn’t be unhappy to see Tim go as long as Fraser Forster were to remain our player. Harps is playing well but he can’t go on forever. He won’t want to become a bench warmer so unless he retires (and becomes a coach) it’s maybe best that FF stays out on loan and we get another keeper as cover for Harps – someone near the end of their career who doesn’t mind bench warming. Where’s John Burridge when you need him??!!

  • Brutooon

    Jan 23, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #6

    he is still 22 yrs old, future Holland Keeper. i can him be an automatic first choice for any premierleague club

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jan 23, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #7

    Krul is a good lad, pure prospect. MUST STAY. p.s Kranjcar and Jarvis would improve Newcastle squad a lot, and that would not cost a 10- 12 mil. with them team surely secure the EURO place and get TV’s money, so this would be a profit maybe 4-6 mil.? Ashey, you like good business, so open your wallet and buy these two players please.

  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Jan 23, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #8

    Please give forester a chance playing for us instead giving him loan to other club, and we all have seen Krul play for us and he make terible mistake, so lets give Forester a chance, i can feel he will be shine like Carroll coz he been on loan.

    And we wil have three or four player playing for England and we will begun to succeed like the era of Shearer and Sir Bob

  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Jan 23, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #9

    * pardon my miss spelling…Frazer Forster

  • Charlietoon

    Jan 23, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #10

    I feel ten times better having harper in than Krul. I’d be happy to see Krul go at the end of the year if we were geting Fraser back.

  • The Leazus End

    Jan 23, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #11

    Niko Kranjcar can leave Tottenham for a cut-price £3million.
    why dont we get this lad

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jan 23, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #12

    paul barron regarded forster the better all round keeper.

  • repo

    Jan 23, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #13

    We wont Sign Anyone…

  • connor_nufc

    Jan 23, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #14

    have any of yous actually seen fraser foster play? Didn’t think so

  • tom tomb

    Jan 23, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #15

    Steve Harper won’t last forever, keep both Foster and Krul! They are both very young for keepers, they have loads of time.

  • NOVA2967

    Jan 23, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #16

    Dont believe the article but Krul could go if FF comes back and we can get a few million in return 3-5 million would be nice or give him back to a dutch club for one of there starlets…

    Sign on fee would be a must…

    That said he seems committed to the toon and a can only get better so not to bothered if he goes or stay but would like to see forster given a chance.

  • NOVA2967

    Jan 23, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #17

    Would love Krancjar

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 23, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #18

    This seems crazy,

    krul could be fantastic but it doesn’t help when your manager moronically attacks you publically in the media – what a jerk !
    He’s a 22 year old and you just know at Arsenal or united, like a lot of our youngsters, he would be sensational with proper coaches etc. Maybe Carver can get Krul’s confidence back after Pardew wrecked it.

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jan 23, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #19

    i have seen forster play probably 25 times. about 10-13 times live

  • tom tomb

    Jan 23, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #20

    RH he would never go for Given, judging by his comments about Krul! Given is a shocking kicker-but brilliant shot stopper.

  • IrishMagpie

    Jan 23, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #21

    Of course people have seen Forster play, he’s been playing every week for Celtic.

    Looks better than Krul to me but i’d still keep Krul as backup. Harper hasn’t got many seasons left at his age and we’re very lucky to have two very good young keepers coming behind him.

  • connor_nufc

    Jan 23, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #22

    Forster’s kicking is rubbish too do u remember norwich v leeds last season and rangers v celtic this season

  • The Leazus End

    Jan 23, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #23

    Krul needs to be more commanding and vocal in and around the box

  • Brutooon

    Jan 23, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #24

    Forster as first team keeper, Krul as backup

    who play bad, go to the bench

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 23, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #25

    Who the F…. is Andy Woodman to say Krul isn’t good enough !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    he’s the next van de saar for god’s sake.

  • connor_nufc

    Jan 23, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #26

    Krul’s save at arsenal is the save of the season

  • Jan Stavik

    Jan 23, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #27

    Krul has played really well this season, I even saw he was player of the month in December. Forster is hardly getting any shots at him at Celtic, I’d go with Krul 10 out of 10 times.

  • geoff777

    Jan 23, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #28

    Krul has made some great saves and looks to be an excellent prospect.

    22 yo is really young for a keeper.

    We need Krul & Forster at the club.

    Surely a goalkeeping coach can work on his weaknesses?

    Pardew is the pits for slagging of Krul in public.

    His poor man-management could destroy the team spirit at the club if he carries on with this divisive talk in the press.

    Andy Woodman – As a player, his highest claim to fame was being goalkeeper for Northampton Town when they won the Division Three playoffs in 1997.

    Woodman – never played at any sort of decent level but can criticise International players …?

  • Davies

    Jan 23, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #29

    Krul has two things on his side; talent and time. He’ll keep improving until he’s ready to be the number one choice.

    If we let him go now, somebody else will have a first class goal keeper in a couple of years time, with a lot of playing years left in him. Only let him go if we can get somebody better as a replacement.

  • jimmymagpie

    Jan 23, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #30

    For God’s sake stop castigating Andy Woodman, and read his interview in the Sunday Sun. Says the total opposite to what that arsehole Oliver is reporting in the People. I’ve said it before, stop believing the shite that 3rd rate hacks and gobshite presenters on Sky Sports tell you. The Sunday Sun article is a verbatim interview, where Woodman urges the keepers to stay at Ncle and learn their trade here. Just because a bloke wasn’t a great player, doesn’t make him a bad coach. Ferguson, Wenger, and many other sucessful managers/coaches weren’t great players.

  • Sav

    Jan 23, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #31

    Rob Green was the next Gordon Banks – that doesn’t make him a world beater.
    Sooner or later (more likely sooner) we are going to have to choose between these 2 lads simply because they are as good as they are, not because one of them is rubbish. We’ve known that for some time. We might squeeze one more season out of having 3 top keepers – maybe Krul on loan next year and then we’re going to have to sh** or get off the pot.
    Hopefully we’ll get a good price for either one and help the team that way.
    May the best man win.

  • AngerOfTheNorth

    Jan 23, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #32

    Great post Sav.

  • dave 1961

    Jan 23, 2011 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #33


  • MarkO

    Jan 23, 2011 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #34

    why did we let Barron go for this guy hes crap

  • max

    Jan 23, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #35

    he still young.. he have many years to improve. keep him..

  • nufcburty

    Jan 23, 2011 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #36

    I’m not about this at all, he’s a good young lad playing at a higher level, id send him off for a couple of months on loan at most, but after the effort he’s put in for the club, stepping up for Harper, he doesn’t even deserve it. I still think the potentials there 🙂


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