Tim Krul On Cloud Nine – It’s Like A Dream


Tim Krul has made an excellent start to his career as the Newcastle number one goalkeeper.

Tim Krul – delighted at end of game on Saturday

The Dutch Geordie has been on Tyneside since the summer of 2005, when then manger Graeme Souness signed the then 17 year-old goalkeeper from his home town club ADO Den Haag in Holland

And the side were helped over the finishing line on Saturday by the terrific crowd at St. James’ Park which topped 50,000 for the first time this season.

And the Newcastle crowds are likely to be at or over 50,000 from now on, with a full house expected for the next home against Chelsea.

That’s a game that Newcastle can win, if they can play anywhere near their best form on Saturday, December 3rd,  in an early 12:45 kick-off game.

Tim Krul seems on cloud nine, as he had this to say to the local press:

“It is like a dream, look at the fans too. They are believing again now too – that’s important to have the belief about the place back again.”

“It was a great atmosphere again.” “It is fantastic – it is history.” “We have equalled the record of the team from 1994 and the manager gave us that task before the game.”

“We would probably have taken a point before the game, to get three is a real bonus again.” “The task was to stay unbeaten.” “We knew that we wanted to keep the run going.”

“Taking all three points is special.” “Now we can go to Manchester City and Manchester United with confidence.’ “We had to push Everton all the way.”

“Ryan scored a great goal to put us 2-0 up.” “It was vital to get the cushion and it was a blow to concede just before the break.”

“We were strong after that and didn’t have too many problems in the second half. The defence were amazing.”

The fact that Newcastle won their third league game in a row on Saturday, and kept in 3rd place in the Premier League, will allow the Newcastle fans to fully relax and enjoy what has been a fantastic start by Alan Pardew’s new Newcastle side.

Well, at least until our next game at Man City a week on Saturday, when this new Newcastle side will have the opportunity of breaking the record,  and going the first 12 games of a Premier League season unbeaten.

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11 comments so far

  • scottoon

    Nov 7, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #1

    Copied from the last post:

    I tell you what, since we don’t really expect to win next time out at Man Sh***y let’s relax and imagine that we do! That would leave us as the only unbeaten side in the prem, would ensure that we come out of this tough November swing in no worse than 5th, and it would get every nonsense spouting journo in the land to eat their words about bubbles bursting, haven’t played anyone, blah blah blah. I hate that shite!

    It’s worth a punt, right? City looked vulnerable at QPR. There is a reason they actually play the games. I love this scenario.

    HOWAY THE LADS!!!

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  • TS -77

    Nov 7, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #2

    Just put a De-Jong tackle on their little wizard David Silva and we can win this!

    Eeeh… no, dont want to see players getting injured at all..
    But confidence are sky high and it will be a interesting game.

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  • Sir Alan

    Nov 7, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #3

    Jonas scored a screamer at their place last season didn’t he? Lets hope he can do the same this time! I agree with TS-77, without SIlva they are a different team. Tiote on a man marking job i reckon. No one has actually man marked him this season and look what he has done to teams, but then again, not everyone has a Tiote in their team. Also high line to not allow space for him in the hole. We keep him quiet we can win this game, any other ideas of how to handle him?

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  • Diggedydaws

    Nov 7, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #4

    Hoping he has another cracking game, if his kicking improves and I dare say his handling too, he’ll be one of the worlds top ‘keepers.
    A really talented footballer, I’m pleased that goalies are often overlooked as stars cause this laddy is a keeper (excuse the pun!)

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 7, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #5

    we would of beat these at they place last year if it wasnt for Carlos Tevez cheating and De Jong killing our most skilful player who was going to destroy them

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  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 7, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #6

    This two week break is going to kill me! i’m literally overwhelmed with anticipation.

    Any toon supporters in Ecuador who wanna watch the game with me? I’ll be there for all the big three matches (well, i guess the big two and then that team below us).

    would love it if these commentators emphasized the gulf in spending over the past three seasons between us, sh*tty, manu and chelski

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  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 7, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #7

    ….im sure they won’t though. They’ll back down on their half-hearted predictions of us going down again and say something like “well this newcastle squad has been solid throughout” or “well look at the squad they’ve got” blah blah.

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  • scottoon

    Nov 7, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #8

    Tim has been in dazzling form this season and long may it continue. He has an important piece of the spine of this side. He still has to work on his distribution, but frankly I can overlook a misplaced kick when he pulls off miraculous stops like he has done time and time again this season.

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  • scottoon

    Nov 7, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #9

    Both Collo and Raylor in the Skysports side of the first quarter season.

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/12040/7296962/Quarterly-review

    Not too bad for a lad that was a makeshift replacement!

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  • traceline

    Nov 7, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #10

    for once I’m going into games like these “un-worried” (if we lose, we lose, but we’re not going to get hammered)

    I have this weird feeling that things are starting to fall right for us a little – even the injuries are happening when they’ve got a break to get over them.

    And with manC, manU and chelski are all over the place playing for their respective countries our lot are chilling, watching videos of them and recovering nicely….

    I stand to be corrected / shown to be overly optimistic, but I reckon we could get 2-4 pts of of this next 3…

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Nov 7, 2011 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #11

    Lets get Tim Krul and Collo signed up to Long term contracts before another club starts sniffing around trying to get them for their team!

    The risk is great that a big offer will arrive from a Manure or a Shitty or Arse-nal or Chelski in January! This is at this stage of the season, my “biggest” fear!

    All the talk is about who were going to buy! But who is going to be boarding that Heli just before the Window slams shut?

    Call me a Pessimist but my delight at our long winning streak! And the brilliant defensive record is tainted by a sort of dread from the upcoming trandfer window!

    Krul is the best keeper in the league at the moment and the possibility of a big money offer from somewhere else makes me kringe!

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