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.