In the poll we’ve been running since late November, Tim Krul is the most improved player at the club this season, with over 3200 votes in.
Tim Krul – Newcastle’s magnificent goalkeeper after Villa win
Tim is on 50% of the vote, with Ryan Taylor on 12% and his name-sake Steven on 11%.
Here’s the poll results so far:
And you could see why Tim’s the most improved player at the club this season, as he must have made at least six good saves on Sunday afternoon, and was only beaten once, just before half time when Robbie Keane scored his third goal for Aston Villa in his short loan spell.
Newcastle have a really tough game on Saturday at Spurs, but Tim says Newcastle are full of confidence after winning four of their last five game in the league:
“Games can’t come quick enough because we’re in such good spirit.” “We were a solid team again – we had to help each other out.”
“It was a huge week last week.” “These games like Villa are the games you have to win.” “Maybe last year we’d have drawn these games.”
“We’ve got the extra quality now on the pitch, and we can grind out results on the pitch.” “It’s amazing. We’ve done it all season. The character from the team has been amazing.”
“Headers, clearances and fantastic goals from the two boys up front.”
“And what a way for our No 9 to show himself in his first game!” “He did the shirt justice with that goal.”
Papiss Cisse is already a firm favorite with the fans, and heaven knows how many goals he will score for Newcastle in the final 14 games of the season.
His Senegal team-mate Demba Ba took only 30 minutes after missing the last five games to come back and score his 16th goal of the season, after arriving back from the African Cup of Nations last week.
Tim Krul could well be the player of the season this season for Newcastle, but of course Demba ba will have a big say in that and if he continues his current goals rate he’ll end up with 27 goals this season, although you cannot take anything for granted.
Newcastle are a good side this season, and with another good transfer season in the summer we could be a force to be reckoned with next season.
We may even be a force to be reckoned with this season, over the last 14 games of the season with the Demba boys up front.
And of course Tim Krul as our last line of defense is one of the best around.