Krul Has Great Future If He Keeps Feet On The Floor


Tim Krul joined Newcastle in the summer of 2005 as a 17 year-old from ADO Den Haag, his home town team,  when Graeme Souness was manager of Newcastle.

Tim Krul – at the final whistle on Saturday

And just over six years later Tim is the undisputed number one goalkeeper on Tyneside, and could become one of the all time great Newcastle goalkeepers alongside the likes of Shay Given and Ronnie Simpson if he continues the form he has shown this season.

And certainly  Tim has put in some great performances for the Magpies,  and manager Alan Pardew has said Tim could be worth as many as 10 points to the side this season.

Chalk up one point for Tim on Saturday at Old Trafford, as he put in one of his best displays ever for Newcastle, and was crucial in seeing Newcastle come away from the game with a 1-1 draw.

The whole defense put in another top performance on Saturday, and there were goal line clearances from Danny Simpson, and some crucial blocks form Steven Taylor and other terrific performances from captain Fabricio Coloccini and left-back Ryan Taylor.

Tim made some outstanding saves, especially late in the game when Manchester United surged and attacked Newcastle non=stop in those final 15 minutes of playing time,  when Newcastle were down to 10 men after Argentine winger Gutierrez had been dismissed after picking up a second yellow card.

Certainly manager Alan Pardew thinks that Tim can become a great goalkeeper on Tyneside, as he had this to say after the game:

“Potentially, it is fair to say he could do that. But he has a long way to go. Shay Given was at the top of the tree for Newcastle for many years,”

“Tim has a great future in front of him if he keeps his feet on the floor, works on his game. Who knows what he can achieve?”

There is a danger because of his big success this year, he already has been capped twice at the senior Dutch level, that success could go to the lad’s head, but he seems very down to earth, and we really doubt that will happen.

But certainly he will need to forget about Saturday’s performance this week, and prepare for another tough upcoming game on Saturday, when Newcastle entertain Chelsea at St. James’ Park.

Chelsea are in 5th place,  just one point and one place behind Newcastle in the league, so it will be important for Newcastle to try to get back to their winning ways in front of a sell-out crowd on Saturday.

For the record,  Saturday will be Tim’s 50th appearance for Newcastle in all competitions, and he will have to be at his very best again if Newcastle are to get all 3 points.

The players will all be wearing black armbands, after the shocking news yesterday that former top Newcastle midfielder Gary Speed was found dead at 7:00 am yesterday morning at his home in Chesire.

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7 comments so far

  • Demba_Ba

    Nov 28, 2011 at 7:05 AM

    Comment #1

    Say ‘hello’ to Sir Bobby garry .
    Tim krul is the best keeper in the league if he sticks around like shay did for so many years we have a great foundation to build are team upon for years to come , look what happened when we sold shay we got relagated , to me tim krul is the first name on the team sheet top player draw against chelski would be a good result , but theres no reason we wont bag all three !

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  • stevep

    Nov 28, 2011 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #2

    Surprising to think that he’ll pass Steve harpers 1st team appearances within a year bar injuries !

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  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Nov 28, 2011 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #3

    Personally on current form, i rate Tim krul as one of the three best keepers in the league at the moment. If De gea is worth 18mill, how much is Krul worth?. Krul has outshown the 18million GK so far this season with his consistency in front of goal.

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  • bro56

    Nov 28, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #4

    “and could become one of the all time great Newcastle goalkeepers ”

    unfortunatley this will probably never happen under Ashley as he’ll probably be sold for megabucks if an offer is received. Good thing for us tho the big clubs have decent keepers and ManU have just paid out quite a bit. that leaves Spurs and L’pool.

    I hope he stays, he’s one of the best in the world imo.

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  • LEROI

    Nov 28, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #5

    1#Remember Pavel Srnicek’s coolness under pressure with back passes? he used to take strikers on & wrong foot them. His skill and confidence used to get him time on the ball to play the simple pass out of our half.
    2# Shay Given saved a penalty or two in his time at the toon to say the least.

    I’m not saying he’s had much chance on the pen’s he’s let in or that his distribution hasn’t dramatically improved, but if Tim Krul can work to become as cool and confindent as Pav under pressure & take that extra split second to sense where a pen is being placed before he commits himself well then he will become ‘Thee Worlds Single Biggest & Best Goalkeeper Bar Absolutlutley None!’

    For me he’s the best Keeper in the Prem this season!

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  • Sav

    Nov 28, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #6

    He’s a good kid, doing very well. Fair play to him. Lets not go overboard yet.
    As for flogging Krul, Tiote, Colo or anyone else, I suppose we should remember that the money bid for Carroll was well beyond what you could call a fair price. 20 mil for Tiote I’d say IS a fair price as I think he is a rare breed in the prem and probably the best example of a marauding Makelele-type midfielder. I am hoping Ashley wouldn’t part with him or any of our other stars until he is offered daft money.
    On the other hand, with the financial regulation coming in, not only is the window shrinking in which big clubs can spend whatever they like, but also presumably the opportunity for the likes of Ashley to make big profit on player sales.

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  • jakesome

    Nov 28, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #7

    never mind one of the best goalies weve had try potentially one of the best players

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