Brilliant Krul Keeps Clean Sheet Against Brazil In 0-0 Draw


Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul kept a clean sheet against Brazil in his first full International in Brazil yesterday in South America.

Holland and Tim Krul defend Brazil attack

The World Cup runners-up fought to a stubborn  0-0 stalemate yesterday against the former Wiold Champions on their home turf.

And after the game Brazil were booed off the field by their home fans at the Estadio Serra Dourada in Goiania.

In spite of a good performance from Brazil based and former Manchester City midfielder Elano, the South Americans were strangely low key yesterday, and Brazil’s only chance in the first half ell to Chelsea’s Ramires, but the midfielder sent the ball high over the cross-bar.

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie then came close just before the break after getting to a Kevin Strootman free-kick.

Early in the second half Brazil had a good chance to take the lead, but a wonderful world-class save from Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul, making his full International debut, saved the Dutch from Netmar.

Then Brazil were reduced to 10 men,  when Ramires picked up his second yellow card just 10 minutes from time, for a foul on Dutch winger and former Chelsea star Arjen Robben.

Brazilian and Inter Milan goalkeeper Julio Cesar said after the game that Brazilian fans needed to be patient with new coach Mano Menezes.

“Supporters want to see goals but this is a new project under a new coach and it needs time to work.”

Holland will now play Uruguay in Montevideo on Wednesday.

For Newcastle fans. they can feel proud of young goalkeeper Tim Krul, who kept a clean sheet against one of the best International teams in the world, not bad for a a full International debut.

Well done Tim Krul.

But Brazil will need to do a lot better then this, if they are to win the World Cup, when they host the famous FIFA tournament in Brazil in three years time.

Anything less than victory will not be acceptable to Brazilians.

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61 comments so far

  • belfast

    Jun 5, 2011 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #1

    1st
    haha

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 5, 2011 at 1:38 AM

    Comment #2

    2nd~!

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  • marcos_nufc

    Jun 5, 2011 at 1:38 AM

    Comment #3

    I watched the match here in Brazil and I can say that Tim Krul made at least four great saves and I was very happy supporting Tim Krul and the whole Dutch side as well. I am Newcastle United through and through and I cannot support Brazil when there is a Newcastle United player playing against them, so I did support Holland and I would like to congratulate our great goalkeeper for his achievement and in my opinion Harper is the first opition because of his experience, besides Harper is an excellent goalkeeper too. I think when Harper retires Krul will take the number 1 shirt naturally. I know that Mike Ashley`s policy is to bring in young players and to spend a small amount of money but we need quality players in our squad too. If Newcastle United could keep Enrique,Nolan,Jonas,Coloccini, extend Barton`s contract for 4 or 5 years , bring in Sturridge and Falcao Garcia, Larsson as a free agent we would have a very good team and we could fight for a place in the Europa League too. it is worth spending more money to build a better team.
    Harper
    Sebastian Larsson,Coloccini,S.Taylor,Enrique
    Tiote,Nolan,Barton,Jonas Gutierrez
    Sturridge,Falcao Garcia.

    @marcos_nufc_rj

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  • Andy

    Jun 5, 2011 at 1:51 AM

    Comment #4

    I see that majid bougherra has bought out his contract at rangers meaning he is on a free. Would be good to get more cb cover with campbell leaving, he can also play rb. Bring him in i say

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  • belfast

    Jun 5, 2011 at 2:00 AM

    Comment #5

    were did you hear that andy??
    bougieeeeeeee
    bougieeeeeeee
    bougieeeeeeee

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  • NUFC STEVE

    Jun 5, 2011 at 2:13 AM

    Comment #6

    That’s 100% correct bout bougherra!!!

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 5, 2011 at 2:23 AM

    Comment #9

    WTF?!?! Nolan not being offered a new contract?

    nver heard of neil taylor

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  • gorskino10

    Jun 5, 2011 at 2:27 AM

    Comment #10

    Neil is AVERAGE at best, stupid challange that got a deserved Red early at Forrest.

    Ashley Williams is far superior and thats just at Swansea.

    So if this is true says it all about cheap, he hasnt got the ability to replace Jose Enrique NO WAY.

    Maybe replace Perch? :p

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  • belfast

    Jun 5, 2011 at 2:28 AM

    Comment #11

    neil taylor is the young full back from swansea that got sent off in the playoff semi final after 40 secons are somethin,hes a good player

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  • belfast

    Jun 5, 2011 at 2:29 AM

    Comment #12

    in my opinion,hes good but i no nowt,im just a drunk from belfast

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  • NUFC STEVE

    Jun 5, 2011 at 2:37 AM

    Comment #13

    Lads Taylor is only backup hes cheap and young and if Enrique ever gets injured he’s good cover!!! Also it cud mean Shane ferguson is being thot of as a winger!!!Gutted boug Nolan but when Tiote,guti,Enrique threaten to leave I think Barton and Nolan will be given contracts!!!

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  • gorskino10

    Jun 5, 2011 at 2:37 AM

    Comment #14

    But if he is replacement for Jose Enrique thas hardly even replacing him with someone AS good or BETTER than Jose. is this what we going to do sell high,buy low,buy worse!

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  • belfast

    Jun 5, 2011 at 2:40 AM

    Comment #15

    he wont be joses replacement but one for the future,its a good thing cause shane ferguson can play as a winger instead of a fullback

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  • belfast

    Jun 5, 2011 at 2:41 AM

    Comment #16

    well said steve your on my wavelength haha
    anybody watchin froch fight??

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  • gorskino10

    Jun 5, 2011 at 2:43 AM

    Comment #17

    One for future he is 22? 2 years older than Fergie? he has to be replacement surely, or backup?

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  • themole

    Jun 5, 2011 at 2:49 AM

    Comment #18

    http://www.foot01.com/equipe/lille/gervinho-et-newcastle-c-est-chaud,72602

    Lads just read all the waffle about gervinho being a done deal on twatter

    The above link translates it’s being announced tomorrow and it’s around 16 million euros. So about £12 million …..

    I will awaiting with abetted breath ……

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  • belfast

    Jun 5, 2011 at 2:49 AM

    Comment #19

    fergies a left winger m8,hes shown it last two games,taylors good back up for first choice

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  • jamesnufc86

    Jun 5, 2011 at 2:52 AM

    Comment #20

    marcos_nufc – your so right !! just came in from a night oot on the toon and im so sad! ,i check the blog when i come home! mrs ?or newcastle?! only one winner…..rarrrrrrrr!!!!!! HWTL

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 5, 2011 at 5:34 AM

    Comment #21

    So 2days is D DAY or Monday?

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 5, 2011 at 5:40 AM

    Comment #22

    I think Ashley’s latest way of working in the transfer market is to find out if players has release clauses. That’s smart|!

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  • Toonmania

    Jun 5, 2011 at 6:19 AM

    Comment #23

    ilovetoon8788,
    i don’t think you’ll find that is the case, Graham Carr has always had a good eye for a player and this shows he ‘s doing his homework on alot of players, it also shows he has some good contacts around the world esp france.
    Carr is one of the best we offered a contract too sign the man up for longer 😀

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  • MykToonFan

    Jun 5, 2011 at 7:01 AM

    Comment #24

    Judging by the Nolan story, Ashley is slowly trying to push the older players on high wages out – even those crucial to the team.

    While I can see the logic in it (I think, unfortunately, if we sign the players we’re after, Nolan will become a squad player) it’s silly to let them go entirely.

    Nolan in particular knows exactly where the goal is.

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  • terencelim

    Jun 5, 2011 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #25

    It sound logical in whatever Mike does, but on the other hand it seems that whatever he does is just to make sure he can keep more money in his own pocket.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 5, 2011 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #26

    I think Ashley realises that now is the best time to close the gap on the top 6 and challenge them. even the top 4 teams are very weak compared to the rest of europe has barca so finely showcased in wembley.

    its a win win situation for us. Ashley is doing it for the money while for us, we are seeing our club progress very quickly.

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  • geoff777

    Jun 5, 2011 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #27

    Nolan has two years left on his contract, no real need to extend it.

    Benchwarmer.

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jun 5, 2011 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #28

    I saw the game … Krul was excellent, the Netherlands were poor thou.. but Krul kept them in it.. i just hope that the liverpool scouts never saw the game 😛

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  • Mark

    Jun 5, 2011 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #29

    I’m proud of krul! :p he certainly has the potential to be a van der sar, that’s for sure. He needs to improve consistency though, tue only time we really see the best of him is in big games, I’m sure he will get better with age though.

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  • onepeterb

    Jun 5, 2011 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #30

    Been lots of talk of the dressing room running the club especially under CH Same happened years ago under Richard Dinness seems tome that the
    Manager(s) want to manage

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  • toonincheek

    Jun 5, 2011 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #31

    As geoff777 says, still two years of his contract left.

    I certainly we should keep Nolan for another year at least, and probably two, but what will his role be after two years if we establish ourselves as a top 6 team in the PL and in Europe?

    If he goes on doing the business, and there’s a role for him in two years time, he can be extended at the time.

    Hope Ashley doesn’t solve the goalkeeper numbers problem by selling Krul.

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jun 5, 2011 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #32

    Nolan is our captain !!! top scorer i think this season .. he’s been excellent since he signed for us.. i say keep him and build a team around our captain.. i cant remember nufc having a proper captain since shearer…

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  • hitman

    Jun 5, 2011 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #33

    nolans 29,no point in giving him a new contract he has 2 years left on his contract..

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 5, 2011 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #34

    Any news on gervinho?

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 5, 2011 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #35

    hitman – agree he turns 29 this month n with 2 years left let him jus run it down

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jun 5, 2011 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #36

    ilovetoon8788

    The top 4 arent weak compared to Europe, the top 4 are weak compared to Barcelona who are a fluke team, a once in a generation team that are the best of their generation. You can’t say the top 4 are weak because Barcelona beat them, 1 very good team does not count for the rest of Europe. Man Utd got to the final which should count for something.

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  • hitman

    Jun 5, 2011 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #37

    offer nolan 2 year contract near the end of his current one..

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 5, 2011 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #38

    Looks like next season will be the last for our championship heroes…wonder if gutti and collo will be getting the boot soon as well

    Both knocking out in age and on high wages. Collo being the highest paid player we have apparently

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 5, 2011 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #39

    the players id like to get new deals r best, simpson, colo, jose, tavernier n lua lua

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 5, 2011 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #40

    WWJBD – i think colo cud b class till hes 34 id keep him, gutti made no secret of desire to play in italy, thing is we make the signings were rumoured to b players arnt gonna wanna leave bcz we aint signing good players there gonna wanna leave coz they cant get in the team

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