In our still active poll to find the most improved player at Newcastle this season, Tim Krul is leading with 38% of the vote with over 1000 votes already cast.
Tim Krul – what a goalkeeper this lad is becoming
And I’ve just watched the review of the game at Old Trafford on Saturday, and you’ve got to give it to our lads for a magnificent display of guts and glory and not a little bit of real skill too.
And if the 23 year-old Dutchman, who joined Newcastle back in the summer of 2005, continues his inspired form this season, he’ll soon be one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League, and surely must soon become the Dutch number one.
And of course Tim was our Man of the Match with 71% of the vote, as he was just amazing with some of his saves.
Tim, who speaks with a Geordie Dutch accent, thinks Newcastle deserved the point at Old Trafford:
“We cannot be happier, we have had great results this season but this is right up there.” “The effort the lads put in was incredible, they put their bodies on the line – what a game.”
“The only way to sum up the period at the end of the game was mad!” “There were ricochets going in everywhere.” “It was just a fantastic feeling to go off with a point.”
“Everybody went off smiling because everybody was fighting for each other.” “We knew we had to be on our toes and work our socks off. We did more than that.”
“The luck at Man City went against us.” “At Man U it went for us, but we deserved it.” “We were just happy to walk away with the point, which is more than pleasing.”
“We just showed we can compete with the best.” “Demba was fantastic, he has done it all season and to step up in front of 75,000 with all of them whistling and trying to put them off was fantastic.”
“He is so cool and he has shown he is a fantastic player.” “I don’t think there is a worse moment for a striker.” “To put it away like he did was fantastic.”
Tim has been so much better than I ever expected this season, and it just shows you that players must have a decent run in the side so they can show Alan Pardew what they can do.
Ryan Taylor is a good example of that, and he had another good game on Saturday, and is currently in third place for the most improved player at Newcastle with 14% of the vote.
Steven Taylor, who was little short of heroic – once again – on Saturday lies in second place with 19% of the vote.
The real measure of any coach is if they can get the very best out of the players they have available – and Alan Pardew has certainly done that this season, and all credit to the Londoner.
Newcastle will need to be at their best on Saturday afternoon against Chelsea, and we’re sure Alan Pardew will attack Chelsea, because their weakness is their defense, with some of their players not as good as they once were, with John Terry one example of that.
And with 52,000 screaming Geordies at St. James’ Park on Saturday, that should help win all 3 points, and that could put Newcastle 4 points clear of Chelsea and keep the lads in 4th place in the league.
No too bad at all.
Here’s the current result of the poll to find the most improved player at Newcastle this season, and if you haven’t yet voted, please do.