Three Goals Was Cruel On Brilliant Tim Krul

Tim Krul is the goalkeeper in form in the Premier League and his last two performances for Newcastle have been absolutely brilliant.

Tim Krul after saving penalty in first half

That’s not to say her hasn’t been in excellent form all season but his performances at Old tr afford followed by his performance against Chelsea ere simply world class.

Tim’s been at Newcastle since he was brought in by Graeme Souness as a 17 year-old and he’s always said his ambition in football is to play for Newcastle.

He’s achieved that this season, as he has become the Newcastle number one in place of Steve Harper, and already we are reading of clubs being interested in him – Tottenham being one of them.

And Tim even got in the business of saving penalties when he saved Frank Lampard’s penalty, only the fourth penalty Lampard has not converted in the Premier League, he’s so adept at putting those spot kicks away.

Alan Pardew had to decide who was the number one goalkeeper between Krul, Harper and Forster in the summer, and as usual it seems, Alan made the right choice, and he had this to say about the 23 year-old:

“I think Tim ­probably feels absolutely ­brilliant, the way he’s played. But to have three goals conceded against his name, blimey, that must hurt, too.”

“So part of him will be hurting and part of him should be very proud. He was our best player. He’s had to back up the ­judgement we made on him at the start of the season.”

“But he’s done it. He’s been brilliant.”

Newcastle didn’t have any luck on Saturday and have lost Steven Taylor for the season with a bad Achilles injury,  and it must be so frustrating for the local lad.

He’s only just returned from a series of injuries, but Steven now has to get himself fit and  ready for next season, when hopefully Newcastle will have a stronger squad.

Fab Coloccini  injured his thigh in the first half and had to come off,  and it looks like he’ll miss at least Saturday’s game, with some saying he’s out for the rest of the year. What?

James Perch will come in at the back,  but who will partner him at Norwich is an open question, although in our poll 21 year-old Tamas Kadar is lying second.

Alan Pardew and his coaching staff will have their work cut out for them this week in trying to get a defense together for Saturday, but it’s a big big positive that Tim Krul will be in the Newcastle goal.

Where there’s Krul there’s hope.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • blissna

    Dec 5, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #1

    If we had got a result then krul may well have been motm. He was outstanding!

  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 5, 2011 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #2

    With the defence we’ll have for at least the next 2 games the only tactic that comes into question is attack.

  • Ollieh51

    Dec 5, 2011 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #3

    I’m sorry but regardless of his heart/dedication or whatever, I would sooner have Kadar at the back than Perch!

    Watching him get bullied by Drogba and being so far off him when he won that header for the 1st goal just said to everyone that he’s a decent defensive CM and nothing like a CB!

    We’ve lost our two starting CB’s now so there’s none o f this – don’t change a winning team – formula. Can we see SanToon now please Mr Pardew?

    Yep. Thanks!

  • Toon Tang

    Dec 5, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #4

    twas a shame on our krul as i wrote on another story. with trying to get the equalizer and then tayls limping off we were massively exposed at the back.

    i honestly dont hold much hope defensively for these next few games but we’ll have to wait and see eh.

  • sweendog

    Dec 5, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #5

    ED .. just read the comment on the right…. I hope the treatment was a success, the treatments can be tough but it will be worth it when you beat it 🙂

    Keep up the good work on the site ..

  • Lee Dodd

    Dec 5, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #6

    Tim Krul has Been Our Best Player all Season. he alone has Won Games For us With His Magnificant Saves !!!!!! Even Shay Given Would not have been any better . We Just need some new Defenders that can do the Job Maybe alex from chelsea ??? We will finish in the top 7 No problem …

  • bambams

    Dec 5, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #7

    I am absolutely devastated to read Spurs are in for Krul either this window or in the summer, Ashley has told them every player has their price, he is a spurs fan and he hates us !!
    Whats the point, the rest of our players will be away soon Tiote, Cabaye, Colo, Benny, Ba ……
    (source newsnownewcastle )

  • niffnoff

    Dec 5, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #8


    don’t take the internet gossip here as gospel. Find a quote a reliable source and such.


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