Tim Krul To Become Newcastle’s Number One Goalkeeper


With Steve Harper picking up another knee injury, and Fraser Forster having dropped a right clanger last Sunday afternoon at Leeds United, it would appear that Tim Krul is now in pole position to become the new Newcastle first choice goalkeeper.

Tim Krul in action against Brazil in June – man of the match too!

Tim will play between the sticks in the important game this afternoon against Italian side Fiorentina, and he has another chance to cement his position as Newcastle’s top goalkeeper.

And of course the Dutchman did his chances no harm at all,  when he was called up for his first two Dutch caps against Brazil and Uruguay in June, and put in two great performances.

Alan Pardew talked about the goalkeeping position today:

“I’ll make a decision for the Arsenal game on Thursday, or whenever I need to make it.”  “I need to give Tim another opportunity.”

“Fraser’s played three, Harps has played two, and Tim’s played two.”

Alan had planned to play his top side this afternoon against the Italian side, but he said he was not going to do that this time, so that will keep the fans guessing as to what the best side is at the moment, at least according to the man that matters – Alan Pardew.

The Londoner continued:

“Sometimes in pre-season, I have played my best team in that final game, be it in the first half, or for the whole game.

“I’m not going to do it this time, because I’ve got players who need minutes, and there’s the goalkeeping situation.”

“In every position everybody’s desperate to get into the team.”

Tim is hoping to hit top form quickly,  because the next International game is when Holland plays England at Wembley next Wednesday evening, so Tim had this to say about the next scheduled International:

“I’m very excited, especially with it being against England at Wembley.”

“It’s a place – especially in a game like that – which is fantastic to be at. I’ve never played there before so that would be really good.”

Tim has been at Newcastle since 2005, and it will be great if he can play for the Dutch team in that game at Wembley next week, and of course it’s always good to see a Newcastle player representing their country.

But who decided to have International games three days before the Premier League started?

Seems a little bit crazy to us, and to the managers too no doubt.

Comments welcome.



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92 comments so far

  • WWJBD

    Aug 6, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Bit of a bold statement that one like Ed

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  • Kris

    Aug 6, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Any link!?!?!?!?

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 6, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #3

    Then why give forster trhe chance to show haw pap he is compared to Krul and de-value the lad even further… sell forster he is crap. 2 mill thank you very much

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  • G

    Aug 6, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #4

    This time last year I would have been a bit concerned about the prospect of TK getting the number 1 nod. When he came in late last season he did himself no harm whatsoever. Could be a top top keeper with that little bit more experience.

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  • lordy_geordie

    Aug 6, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #5

    I think he will do excellent.
    I wanted Forster as number 1 but after his clanger, I say give it to Tim.

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 6, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #6

    Forster isnt crap he had a bad match at Leeds doesnt mean he is crap

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 6, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #7

    never like friendlys between premier league or before premier league what is the point of having international friendly

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 6, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #8

    My ex lass is shaftin liverpoo’s 4th keeper who signed from boro that lad is better than Forster n thats me complimenting someone who getting sloppy’s away seriously.\

    From what i seen Forster is below average come on mike sell 2 more mill for ya back burner lad

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 6, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #9

    Forster is pap mate

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 6, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #10

    If we have Krul in goal maybe we could play Forster at left back. He’d help on set pieces and wouldn’t have to rely on his handling.

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 6, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #11

    Disagree with ya Darlo I dont think he is the best in the world but he is certainly worth keeping around

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  • Smooth moves Shola

    Aug 6, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #12

    Should offer Celtic, Forster + 5m for Izagguire.

    It’s clear Krul is the no1, just look at their credentials – no-brainer.

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 6, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #13

    TK top keeper more assured, more confident better stopper, better hands, better distribution, better reflexes the lad has a huge amount of talent.

    Who is the really young keeper coming through the youths?? heard great things bout him i forget his name now

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 6, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #14

    WWJBD

    sorry bud maybe a place in the team for him where post 10 points out lmao

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 6, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #15

    Soderberg? I heard he was toffee

    Kruls distrubtion is pretty poor and he flaps at set pieces

    I must say am not wanting Forster no1 Harper is my GK

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 6, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #16

    i would like to see forster has a center back he will be really good in tackling and will be really help full in set pieces and cabaye will directly deliver the ball to forster s head

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Aug 6, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #18

    Can’t agree at all with this Forster-bashing, I think he’s a great keeper with a great future ahead! I’m a big fan of Krul too, lots of natural ability, the more game time he gets the more he’ll improve. I think he’s easily number 1 material. Keepers is probably the strongest department of the squad, I’ve got faith in all of them. I know Forseter had a shocker at Leeds but think of all the great performances he’s put in, one mistake doesn’t change all that. We should keep all our keepers if possible.

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 6, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #19

    chinese whispers then ey….

    I personally think Krul gonna be top keeper in years to come, which means undoubtadly he will be sold to the highest bidder with fat controller around….

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  • Burni

    Aug 6, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #20

    Wwjbd don’t regularly disagree with posts off ya but forsters cack! Ask EVERYONE in Glasgow, watch games……

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  • nufc.romania

    Aug 6, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #21

    it is live on tv the game against fiorentina ?

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 6, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #22

    Burni haha sorry to let you down mate 😉
    If Forster is so bad why are clubs lining up to sign him? Am not saying he is better than Krul or Harps but he is worth having around

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  • digereedo

    Aug 6, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #23

    To be honest it sounds more like Harper will be No1. “I need to give Tim another opportunity.” that is not saying Tim is my No1 to me. Last year tim was dropped as soon as Harper was fit. I’ve seen nothing to suggest Pardew has changed his mind. Tim is still dodgy on crosses but some people here seem to blank those memories out because he’s ‘young’.

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  • papscrunt

    Aug 6, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #24

    Forster is simply not good enough. My missus is from Aberdeen and we watch all the Scottish games. He was so poor last season in the SPL which is the standard of League 1. His decision making his horrific to say the least.

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  • joppadoni

    Aug 6, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #25

    last year i wasnt sure about krull tbh and some of his performances for me were nothing special. however after watching forster this preseason i can tell ya krulls well ahead of him unless forster just had a bad run of games coz i agree… he was shite

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  • joppadoni

    Aug 6, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #26

    thing with forster though is that celtic still wanted to buy him this summer despite his performances last season.. they arent mugs so he must have something about him but decision making isnt something you can teach its something you learn. cant rem how old he is but in a few years he could still be top class i guess

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  • Klatoon

    Aug 6, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #27

    Any1 else heard this Keirrison rumour? All i know is he was highly rated but failed to fit in at camp nou and didnt get enough game time at previous loans (Benfica,Fiorentina).

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 6, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #28

    The Kerrison rumour comes from caughtoffside.com thus it is utter bullcrap

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  • Colo2

    Aug 6, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #29

    Starting 11
    Krul, Simpson, Enrique, S. Taylor, Coloccini, Gosling, Cabaye, Vuckic, Gutierrez, Lovenkrands, Best

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 6, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #30

    @danking11 Dan King
    #nufc – Krul, Simpson, Enrique, S. Taylor, Coloccini, Gosling, Cabaye, Vuckic, Gutierrez, Lovenkrands, Best

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  • madman67

    Aug 6, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #31

    afc wimbledon havin a real go at bristol. their goal was a fantastic header, watta grt story eh…from little acorns nd all that

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  • Colo2

    Aug 6, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #32

    Subs
    Forster, R. Taylor, Williamson, Marveaux, Ranger, Tavernier, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi

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  • Smooth moves Shola

    Aug 6, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #33

    Lovenkrands, ugh! Glad to see Vuckic though!

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  • lgnufc

    Aug 6, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #34

    Any reasonably reliable looking streams? If so link please. I’m keen to watch. It’ll be a great game!

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  • mattnufc

    Aug 6, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #35

    Whatever the result, you have to remember we’re without Barton, Tiote, Ben Arfa and striker(s) that should arrive.

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  • joppadoni

    Aug 6, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #36

    @31 yeah man. i for one am happy that its possible to create a team and do something so special

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 6, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #37

    Best and Lovenkrands up front wont make people happy but in all fairness they had a pretty good understanding when playing together last year

    Really hope Best has a blinder today

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  • Colo2

    Aug 6, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #38

    No Ba???

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  • Kris

    Aug 6, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #39

    Where is Demba Ba? I dont understand why Marveaux isnt getting playing time?

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  • madman67

    Aug 6, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #40

    yeah i think krull could improve a little, nd is def ahead of forster. any1 see the interview harps did on the states tour ? watta star that bloke is, even called the game soccer. seems a real gent…mind u the lass interviewing him was tasty n all.
    but 2 out of those american teams had fantastic official websites, put ours to shame 🙁

    afc wimbledon just equalised 😉 grt result even to get a draw. was at the 5th rnd tie when jones squeezed gazzas balls lol

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