Pardew – Tim Krul and Fraser Forster Are Going Nowhere

There was some news late in January that Newcastle were trying to sign Coventry City 26 year-old goalkeeper Kieren Westwood, and we wondered why that was the case.

Fraser Forster – 6’7″ goalkeeper on loan at Celtic

Kieren’s contract runs out this summer, and we had thought that if Newcastle did sign Kieren, that would mean either Fraser Forster or Tim Krul leaving Newcastle, but today Alan Pardew has said the two young goalkeepers are going nowhere.

Fraser Forster is playing well at Celtic this season, and the 6’7″ Hexham-born goalkeeper has so far played 26 times for Celtic this season, and of course he’s on loan there until the end of the season, after playing 42 times for Norwich City last season.

But it seems that Pardew has no intention of letting the big lad stay up north, once this season is over.

Alan told the Evening Chronicle today:

“He’ll come back here next year and he’ll be trying to be No 1.” “I really like him – we’re keeping a close eye on him and his progress.”

“You are talking about a guy who got a League One medal last year with Norwich and could get a Scottish Premier League one this year, in only his second full season.”

“Some players play for 20 years and don’t get a medal at all. It’s an amazing opportunity for him.”

Pardew also has Tim Krul and Steve Harper on the  books, with Steve currently playing solidly in the Newcastle goal, and Alan has today also dismissed any reports of Dutchman Tim Krul leaving Newcastle:

“We’ve got three good keepers. Harps is the No 1 at the moment and when the season ends we will reflect on how the season has unfolded.”“Who knows?”

“We could get an injury and Tim goes in the goal for the rest of the season and does brilliantly.”

“You can’t foresee what it is going to happen.” “All I know for certain is at the start of next summer I will have three good keepers.”

We suppose that if Steve Harper is still in top form in pre-season, Alan will have to decide which on of his 22 year-old goalkeepers to ship out on loan, at least for the first part of the season.

When Fraser came back in pre-season last summer, he was injured and Newcastle fans didn’t get to see him play much for the Newcastle first team, but obviously over the last two seasons he’s made great progress at both Norwich City and Celtic.

It will be good to see him in the summer, so we can all see  just how much better he’s become over these last two seasons.

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Feb 12, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #1

    i love your word pardew but your word will betray us by Cashley, but i still hoping that Cashley will be mature like barton…Howay…

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Feb 12, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #2

    in the same way as CArrol is not going anywhere???

    Lets face it there is only one person in charge at teh toon and its not pardon

  • GeordieDan

    Feb 12, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #4

    Why bother even saying something daft like that at this stage in the season , especially after selling Carroll 5 minutes after saying he was never going to be sold?

    It makes u look like even more of a mug when they go!

    Keep ur gob shut and concentrate on beating Blackburn!

    3 points 2day for us! PLEASE!!!!!

  • alkinou

    Feb 12, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #5

    Newcastle (4-4-2): Steve Harper; Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Jose Enrique; Joey Barton, Cheick Tiote, Kevin Nolan (c), Jonas Gutierrez; Leon Best, Peter Lovenkrands
    Subs: Tim Krul, James Perch, Sol Campbell, Danny Guthrie, Shane Ferguson, Shefki Kuqi, Nile Ranger

  • lewman

    Feb 12, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #6

    krul and forster would only be worth about 5 million each at the very most so it is unlikely that fat ash will just sell them considering milner is the only person that he has sold without a transfer request from the player and we got a very good price for milner, although man city paid over the top for him from villa but that was not asleys fault.

    i dont think ashley is a very nice bloke but you could never call him a selling owner as he has only sold one decent player who didnt put in a request.

    krul should be loaned out next season, maybe even to celtic if they are still having lack of keepers troubles or even to a newly promoted pl side.

  • ilde2551

    Feb 12, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #7

    Notice pardew says he will have three good goalkeepers at the START of the summer, not the END? Yahhh im suspicious.

  • max

    Feb 13, 2011 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #8

    why we want to sell our young goalkeeper??? they are our future of course..

  • adi-bizzle

    Feb 14, 2011 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #9

    i know westy and have watched him so many times playing for coventry as my mate plays for them and to be honest with you, i would love it if he came to newcastle. he is a fantastic keeper that is young and is also playing week in week out and doing fantastic. and he would be free as well


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