Two Dutchman Trying To Make Up

Robin van Persie and Tim Krul are finally making some moves to get past last Monday night’s altercations between the two of them.

Tim Krul and Robin van Persie – Dutch team-mates

It was big news when van Persie kept talking to Tim throughout the game, and was in front of Tim most times the Newcastle goalkeeper got the ball.

And of course after Arsenal  got the winner five minutes into injury time it all blew up into an ugly affair, and it took several minutes for the referee to bring them under control, before he could get the game started for the last minute or so of the game.

One of the really strange things was that these two lads are in the Dutch squad, and there was questions about the spirit of the Holland squad,  if these two lads hate each other’s guts, which by the antics of Monday night, seemed to be the case.

Robin van Perise’s reasons for his agessive behavior was that he thought  Krul was time-wasting throughout the game, but especially  with the score at 1-1 before Thomas Vermaelen’s stoppage-time winner, which was crushing for Newcastle.

Krul time wasting would have been a big  surprise wouldn’t it, did he expect Tim to hurry up so that Arsenal could score the winner?

But a source close to the Newcastle goalkeeper has come out and made some statements to try to patch it up between the two of them:

“Van Persie and Tim have been texting each other this week and are now laughing about it.”  “It’s all forgotten as far as Tim is concerned and we’re hearing from Arsenal that Van Persie feels the same way.’’

And a Newcastle United source added:

“Tim is an ­absolutely brilliant guy and all this was way out of character for him. He didn’t feel he was wasting time but Van Persie obviously felt he was.”

“Tim felt that Van Persie was trying to belittle him but he has already moved on and is looking forward to going to Euro 2012 with him this summer.”

“The last thing the Dutch coach, Bert van Marwijk, wants is any trouble between probably the most powerful member of his squad and a young keeper who has emerged as one of the best in the Premier League.”

“But we can assure him it’s all over now and was just something that happened in the heat of the moment.’’

It’s over now, but we’re not sure it went down very well with the fans, with Robin van Persie coming out looking like a bit of a child at times, and we have to hope he’s not starting to get too big for his boots.

And with the very serious life threatening events that ended the Tottenham vs Bolton game yesterday, this stuff now looks more and more like schoolboy stuff.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Beattie25

    Mar 18, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #1

    I hate Van Pussey


  • Dannyo

    Mar 18, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #2

    I hate “sources close to”, cause they’re never accurate.
    And this comes from the Daily Starr…

  • LewSpi

    Mar 18, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #3

    I used to think of Van Persie as a model professional aswell, seldom in the media for negative reasons, a quiet family man.

    This game altered my perception somewhat and I think Ed might have hit the nail on his head, I think his success might be going to his head, not signing his contract etc etc.

  • Beattie25

    Mar 18, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #4

    Sources close to me say that Dannyo thinks that this article in a load of bull.

  • Dannyo

    Mar 18, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #5

    The article would be more belivable if the headline said “Two dutchmen trying to make out”, if u get what i’m saying…

  • Beattie25

    Mar 18, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #6

    I know we are only playing Norwich but this is in my opinion the biggest match of the season so far.

    So much rests on the outcome of this game.

    Will Benny be allwed to fly? Will we see what we all want to see with a 3 man midfield? Will Cisse and Ba play? Can we actually play well for once? an we extend our lead over Liverfool? Will our defensive frailties be solidified? Will we bag a few goals? Is this the big push to the end of the season or the slow slope down?

    Arrggggghhhhh I cannot take it, when did this become such a big game?

    I just hope the fans turn up today and turn St James into the thunderdome rather than the morgue it has been.

    It was once felt that players would want to come to Newcastle just because of the passion at home games, well Ive seen more passion towards billy, ted, bob and planb than at our ground this season.

    HWTL lets stuuf these yellow bar stewards.

  • Beattie25

    Mar 18, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #7


    That has put the weirdest image in my head. Wrong, just so wrong.

  • Cheick and Bake

    Mar 18, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #8

    ba must start scoring again

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 18, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #9

    As for this being our biggest game I’d agree completely it is definitely going to be a pivotal moment in our season,I been very supportive of Pards even though I’ve seen some sh*te at SJP this year,a lot of people have said it’s luck where we are in the table and if we dont win today I’m afraid they might be proved right.

  • Beattie25

    Mar 18, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #10

    I think the performance is almost as vital as the win.

    If it is a hard fought victory and we are played of the park again I’ll still have my doubts about the current state of NUFC.

    I’m looking for a positive performance and if we play wel and win 1-0 i’ll be delighted.

    Anthing less than a good performance and a win is not an option.


  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 18, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #11

    JfA I would agree with you to an extent, however I would not go as far as saying that a negative result today means that our entire season has been down to good luck.

    It is time to get back on track and prove to doubters that we are the top 6 side that our position dictates.

  • steve

    Mar 18, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #12

    “I just hope the fans turn up today and turn St James into the thunderdome rather than the morgue it has been.”

    Agree with the above statement completley. When we played Man Utd the atmosphere was red hot aand it clearley inspired the players. Lets get behind the team, intimidate the ref and jeer the opposition for every little mistake they make.


  • TemuriKetsbaia

    Mar 18, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #13

    Not many newly promoted teams go a season without at least one hiding and we haven’t trounced anyone this season like we did Villa last so…

    *interlocking fingers*

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 18, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #14

    totally unimportant wih the Muamba business right now, but did anyone see swansea last night?

    Now that is how you play football. People say you can’t do it without big names and technically gifted players, but swansea have no superstars, yet are playing the best football I’ve seen outside of Barca and Arsenal. Just think what Brendan Rodgers could do with our lot (simpson and willaimson aside!!)

  • JamesP32

    Mar 18, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #15

    Well if Tim was time wasting why didn’t he get booked? absolute stupidity by Van Persie. And also the arsenal fans are shit, worst supporters I know, very fickle.


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