Man Of The Match Tim Krul – Great Point At Blackpool


Tim Krul is our Man of the Match on Saturday with 49% of the votes so far, and if you haven’t yet voted you can still do so on our home page.

Tim Krul – in excellent form for Newcastle

The Geordie Dutchman was again outstanding for Newcastle on Saturday, and looked to be what he is – Newcastle’s goalkeeper of the future

It seems certain that Krul will be in goal for the remaining four games of the season, and if he keeps up this form he could well get a call up for the full Dutch side for the first time – he’s that good.

6’2″ tall Tim Krul talked to the local Newcastle press corps today:

“It was definitely a good point for us at Blackpool – we are on course for what we want to achieve and wish to stay on course.” “We knew Blackpool would come out fighting – and they did.” “It was like a cup final for them – it’s a great point because it keeps them away from us and we can look up instead.”

“We want to finish in the top 10 and especially above Sunderland.” “It’s our aim and I think the result is a step in the right direction.” “To be honest, I haven’t had too many easy games.” “But if you look at the team performance overall, the two lads up front worked hard, and by the end they couldn’t run any more.”

“It was a fantastic goal by Peter Lovenkrands and it gave us a breather.” “It’s always going to be difficult here on a pitch that wasn’t that good.” “We didn’t make many chances and I was glad that Peter scored.”

When you look at DJ Campbell’s equalizer, it shouldn’t have been given, because in those cases the officials are told to give the goal only if it’s definite.

Anything less than that and it shouldn’t be given, and it was certainly not definitely over the line, when you watch the TV replays.

Not surprisingly Tim didn’t think it was over the line either, and he could have had his second clean sheet in a row:

“I didn’t think it was a goal and Jose didn’t think so either.” “It was disappointing because it would have been the first clean sheet at Blackpool this season.”

There’s going to be a fight for the number one goalkeeper position in the summer between Steve Harper, Tim Krul and Fraser Forster who played his 38th game for Celtic and another clean sheet, in the 0-0 derby with Rangers yesterday.

And it seems that Tim is getting a step up, on the other three, before the end of the season.

We must say that Tim has looked just excellent in these last two games, and long may his great form continue, and if Newcastle are to get anything at all at Anfield next Sunday afternoon, we’ll need Tim to be at his very best.

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18 comments so far

  • GeordieGerman

    Apr 25, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • GeordieGerman

    Apr 25, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #2

    I watched the “Old Firm game yesterday and wasn’t impressed by Fraser Forster at all.

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  • kilcline

    Apr 25, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #3

    Great keeper and our future number 1 for sure. The experience he has gained this season is invaluable and we will see more performances like the one against Palermo a few seasons back.

    Also, great achievement by GG there, give him a clap.

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  • Shot Bru

    Apr 25, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #4

    GG…. watched the old firm derby too. Totally agree regarding Forster…dunno what all the fuss is about him. We should sell him to Celtic. Did you notice the excellent Beram Kayal in the middle of the park for Celtic…the best player in the SPL by a mile.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Apr 25, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #5

    Shot Bru, Didn’t take much notice of him was watching Forster. But I did notice David Weir and had the flirting thought of. “There’s a player Ashley will be looking at”.

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  • AshSays

    Apr 25, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #6

    Tim Krul just needs experience to be a top top goalkeeper, the save he made on the early minutes of the game against Man U was outstanding and you couldn’t blame a top goalkeeper for letting that one in. With experience he will also get enough confidence to control the back four, I think Enrique needed a little telling off against Blackpoll.

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  • murvar

    Apr 25, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #7

    David Weir? he’s about 80!

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  • GeordieGerman

    Apr 25, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #8

    murvar, half of that. How they keep going at that age?

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  • ArtyH

    Apr 25, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #9

    As the club are looking to invest in the future it is time for Krul to be backed to the hilt in order to retain his services. IMHO Krul has the shirt and it is up to the others to take it off him, always go with the man in form!!!
    Something the England manager should think about and maybe Barton would get a cap.

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  • Toonmania

    Apr 25, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #10

    ArtyH
    Although i agree that Barton should get an England call up, i don’t think he ever will because his reputation proceeds him. I also think Nolan deserves a call up but because he plays for Newcastle can’t see him getting one

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  • boater

    Apr 25, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #11

    Barton hasn’t performed particularly well since his ‘best midfielder in the league’ remarks – that one pinpoint cross to Loven against Man U being the exception. That, and the fact he is practically telling the England management how to do their jobs means he will never be recognised by Capello.

    You can’t blame them to be honest,, he has made it far too easy to overlook him.

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  • leazes upper

    Apr 25, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #12

    think krul will be no 1 next year.harper gettin old and injury prone.cant really judge forster cos wen seen him play for celtic he normally got nowt to do

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  • TOONmanDAN

    Apr 25, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #13

    I would of loved Forster to be our No# 1 next year being a local lad from Hexham (LIKE ME) , playing in the SPL as Celtic’s numer 1.. but it seems it would probably be better if Krul is, he’s been outstanding the last couple of games, once he gets more confidence, and experience (which both are easily gained with match practice) then he’ll be outstanding. It’s good to know, we have good backup’s in the position, we must have at least ONE OF THE BEST goalkeepers OVERALL in the league, Teams like Arsenal would kill for the 3 keepers we have 🙂

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  • danf98

    Apr 25, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #14

    @kilcline is becoming a bit of a reoccuring arsehole on here.

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  • Thump

    Apr 25, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #15

    Finally. People are starting to see that Forster is not that good.

    Again I’ve been vindicated.

    Why are you lot at each others throats lately? Do you need me to start posting more regularly to keep you all in line? 😉

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  • Brutooon

    Apr 25, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #16

    Krul Man of the Match

    Ameobi Flop of the Match, Flop of the DECADE

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 25, 2011 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #17

    Agree with you boater Barton has only been average since his comments. Not enough pace for England but has served us well this season. Deserves a new contract but don’t see putting Barton and Nolan together in a 4 man midfield. Nolan was invisible against Blackpool and has even less pace than Barton. Possibly Ireland and Barton would work well together if Ireland can be signed for a reasonable fee. Not sure what to do with Nolan as he is a great goal poacher. Ameobi was terrible as has already been said. The only player I have ever seen try to back-heel a ball to himself! Surely the clumsiest striker of all time.

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  • MadAboutToon

    Apr 25, 2011 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #18

    krul is a good keeper, he’s 23 and ready to be a number 1. but harper for me should be number 1, he’s been solid since given left and definitely deserves to be number 1 after all them years as number 2. i believe he should be in the england team. ffs ben forster on it, and he has to be worst in the prem just look at him against liverpool, he probably faked injury to save him self embarrassment of letting anymore simple goals in. but anyway, i would send krul out on loan for experience and keep forster for back up. then we’ll see what all the fuss is about in forster. but as it stands it’s krul ur future number 1

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