Hats Off To Brilliant Display From Goalkeeper Tim Krul


Alan Pardew has rightly come out today and praised Tim Krul, the Newcastle goalkeeper last night.

Tim Krul’s magnificent save from Hernandez in second minute

Tim made two brilliant saves he made in the first 20 minutes, and for putting in an excellent display for the Magpies.

Wayne Rooney had got free down the left wing and he crossed the ball and it alluded the Newcastle defenders and Hernandez tapped the ball into the net – we looked for the ball in the back of the net.

But Krul magnificently dived to his left at the last moment,  and with a strong left arm somehow kept the ball out, and then he dived on the loose ball, to the delight of the Newcastle fans.

It was a stunning save, and that communicated tight there to the rest of the Newcastle players, that he was certainly up for the game.

Tim made another crucial save on 19 minutes, this time when Wayne Rooney was clean through, but the ball hit Krul’s head and ballooned over the bar, although the referee awarded a goal  kick.

From then on Tim had a masterful game, and never put a foot wrong, and kept only the 4th clean sheet seen at St. James’  Park this season, and against the mighty Manchester United too.

A delighted Alan Pardew talked today about the 23 year-old:

“Tim was brilliant – hats off to him and Andy Woodman, who has kept him right up to speed.”

“Saturday’s decision? It is a big problem – it was exactly what Tim needed to do.”

“It was very crucial. You do not want to go behind to a team which can keep the ball like them.”

“We might not have had that great period after the save had it not been for it.”

Alan Pardew will have to decide whether to bring Steve Harper back for the game at Blackpool on Saturday, but of course Steve was also Man of the Match in the last game at Aston Villa.

It will be interesting to see who Alan plays in goal on Saturday, but Tim did himself lots of favors last night, in playing such an outstanding game in a really important game for Newcastle that took the Magpies onto 40 points for the season.

That was Tim’s 20th appearance for the first team this season.

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19 comments so far

  • MacToon

    Apr 20, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #1

    Tricky choice now and a clean sheet against top of the league team……has to be Krul on Saturday IMO.

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  • sweendog

    Apr 20, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #2

    Well done Krul .. excellent Goalkeeping and Shot stopping .. one of many top Toon players last night..

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  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 20, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #3

    Queens Park Rangers are set to sign Wayne Routledge permanently after the on-loan winger had his contract mutually cancelled by Newcastle.

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  • sweendog

    Apr 20, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #4

    Hopefully we can get the 3 points on sat. if theres ever a time to attack blackpool its now. . their defence are having a nightmare ..

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  • sweendog

    Apr 20, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #5

    Indian Magpie .. mutually cancelled WTF ..

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 20, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #6

    Where’s this wayne news coming from? Sounds like bull to me

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  • Charlietoon

    Apr 20, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #8

    No source what so ever regarding the Roughtledge story

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 20, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #9

    There’s nothing on NUFC.co.uk about wayne. That article has no info about the newcastle side of it. Still seems bull to me.

    Would be daft to let him out of his contract

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  • toonfan09

    Apr 20, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #10

    why would we pay him off when qpr were gonna offer us money for him

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  • NUFC STEVE

    Apr 20, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #11

    Lads after this great performance from Krul AP is left with a tricky decision for next seaon!!
    1.keep all 3 keepers at the team and hope they’ll be happy
    2.tell Harper he would rather play other 2
    3.keep Harper loan out Krul
    4. Keep Harper loan out Forster (again)
    5. Loan out one of them play the younger one I.e. Make Harper the reserve keeper

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  • ArtyH

    Apr 20, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Should be Krul in goal on Saturday, he did everything reight, if he is deposed what kind of message does that send? Should keep the spot until he has a bad game and then it would be Harps turn, after all Harps will not be here for the next 15 years, Krul could possibly be and it would be a shame to piss him off when he could be the next Vander Saar!

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  • Davies

    Apr 20, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #13

    Loving Krul’s performance. He seems to have ironed out a lot of the faults that were letting us down from time to time in the first part of the season. Try to remember that he is still young for a ‘keeper and has a lot to learn.

    I hope that, in the next couple of years, we still have the choice between Krul and Forster, because I think both will be excellent, even if they are still learning.

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  • toonfan09

    Apr 20, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #14

    kruls distribution is awful though the ball just comes straight back at us

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  • USGeordie

    Apr 20, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #15

    have to say, Krul did well yesterday. Excellent stop on hernandez. That break away I do wish he came out for it earlier. He waited far too long but came out on top. His positioning was much better this time around. I just hope if he keeps his spot in the side that he continues to work on it and it wasn’t just for this one game. He did look much improved though.

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  • connor_nufc

    Apr 20, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #16

    His kicking was brilliant last nyt imo

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  • toonfan09

    Apr 20, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #17

    his kicks kept going off to the right of the pitch either goin straight out of play or to one of theres barton was furious with him

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  • gorskino10

    Apr 20, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #18

    Was brilliant last night, that save after a few mintues was great something a younger man could do (unlike) harper if he was in goal that would of gone in, glad to see Krul getting the minutes he deserves.

    Now the question is Krul didnt do NOTHING wrong infact saved us 2 occasions (Rooney 1 on 1 and Javiers one) how can you drop him after a game like that it would be crazy if Pards does that!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Brutooon

    Apr 21, 2011 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #19

    Ask harper to retired and be a GK coach

    Krul and Forster compete for firstchoice

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