Tim Krul has been outstanding form for Newcastle United in their four games so far this season.
Tim Krul – in great form for Newcastle this season
A combination of a fair amount of luck, and some great goalkeeping from the Dutch International has seen Newcastle win three of their first four games of the season and draw the other one.
But Maarten Stekelenburg was in goal last night for the number one ranked Holland side, as they completely overwhelmed San Marino 11-0 in Group E of the 2012 European Championships.
Poor San Marino have lost all eight of their qualifying games and conceded 44 goals in those games and scored ….. none.
It was interesting that the number one ranked side in the world, Holland, played the very last ranked side in the world, Sam Marino, ranked 203 out of 203 countries.
And wasn’t it was just ridiculous for Joey Barton to stir things up yet again on that Twitter account of his, by suggesting Tim Krul and Cheick Tiote would be the next two players to be sold.
Tim, who’s a much more stable and steady character than Joey Barton, seems to be positive about Newcastle’s future, as he said this today to the local Newcastle press:
“This is the way the club wants to go now.” “At the moment this team is showing we can move forward.”
“That has to be the most important thing. We have a lot of young players here and a lot of young talent, we could be here for a long time.”
“I am 23 and I want to stay here for a long time.” “The manager keeps saying we have to perform week in, week out. That is the only thing I can do and that we can do as players.”
“I am happy with the amount of work I have to do – it was more like a training session at Scunthorpe with the amount I stood up to! It was great.”
“The next game is Queens Park Rangers, another game in which we can pick up points. We know what Joey is capable of but this is a game we can pick up points in.”
It would be very sweet to beat QPR and Joey Barton at Loftus Road a week on Monday, and we’re sure our lads will be motivated to make it four wins in a row for Newcastle, and that would be just great!