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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.