Good News On Krul – Bad News On Remie Streete

There were some worries towards the end of the game on Sunday, when Tim Krul was limping and rubbing his leg.

Tim Krul – hamstring is now okay

It would be difficult to play these games these days without Tim, since he’s been so great for Newcastle in his first full season as the Newcastle number one goalkeeper.

Tim suffered hamstring problems in the 1-0 win against Norwich on Sunday, but the good news is that he’s going to be okay, and should be fit to start the game at West Brom on Sunday.

The 23-year-old Dutch Intentional had this to say yesterday:

“I’ve just had the results back from my MRI scan. It’s all clear and I’m already looking forward to the West Brom game.”

That’s good news and of course Tim kept  Newcastle ahead on Sunday, with some excellent saves, and in particular made one brilliant save from a Zak Whitbread header in the second half, when he somehow turned the ball over the cross-bar.

There’s also some news on French winger Sylvain Marveaux, who has played very little over the last two seasons, and Sylvain has been out since November after having groin and hip surgery.

We mentioned a couple of days ago there was a chance for him and Leon Best to be back before the end of the season, and the 25 year-old French U21 International and former Rennes player r had this to say yesterday:

“I’m over the worst and I just want to be on the pitch.”

There’s not much information in that statement, but we suppose it means he can be back before the end of the season.

If you believe, who report on injuries for each of the Premier League sides, Sylvain is due back in training on April 7th, and Leon Best is due back on 1st April.

And in the Newcastle Reserves 4-2 defeat by Chelsea last night at Whitley Park, 17 year old defender Remie Streete injured his ankle and will be out for the season.

That’s a pity because Remie had been training with the first team and had been impressing manager Alan Pardew.

Only two weeks ago the Newcastle manager had this to say about Remie to the local press:

“It looks like it isn’t going to take him too much time to be playing first-team football.” “He’s physically ready, in the next two years he could go straight in.”

“I don’t want to heap too much pressure on Remie, but he’s a calm kind of guy.”   “If you are really confident that you can handle it, then they can go straight in to the first team.”

And Remie has won this year’s Wor Jackie Award, given to the best Newcastle U18 player each year, and the award is named after the great former Newcastle number 9 – Ashington-born Jackie Milburn.

Nile Ranger started for Newcastle Reserves last night,  but the youngsters were well beaten by a strong Chelsea  side, which included £18M Belgium International Romelu Lukaku.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • Toon_Tom

    Mar 21, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #1

    Marveux will be like a new signing – huge pottential this guy.

  • cheick Norris

    Mar 21, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #2

    toon tom are you pardew? remember “Ben arfa will be like a new signing”

  • Cheick and Bake

    Mar 21, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Marveux will be like a new signing – huge potential this guy

  • SuperShearer

    Mar 21, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #4
  • ashwin say's

    Mar 21, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #5

    too early for transfer rumors but atleast two dutch league players are coming that for sure

  • Toon_Tom

    Mar 21, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #6

    Bake – are you agreeing there or mocking me??? 😉

  • tarie4

    Mar 21, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #7

    ashwin say’s
    Which two Dutch lads??

  • cheick Norris

    Mar 21, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #8

    @ashwin for sure?

  • ramajama

    Mar 21, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #9

    FA cups not looking too good for us..if the winner out of Everton and the unwashed beat Liverpool in the semi that will be the Europa extra spot closed off and only 5th place going through to Europe…better hope a certain number 9 at Liverpool puts one in the back of the net…just this once though 😀

  • Alan_Pard_Who

    Mar 21, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #10

    Our first season back in the top flight was as we all know a missed opportunity thanks to injuries, players being sold and lack of squad depth. (Enrique being injured, Carroll being sold)!

    I think we couldve finished top 8 last year and it’s said to say that once again this year is much the same.

    Injuries, the afcon and lack of depth have all contributed into making the season tremendous yes, but a missed opportunity. I think if we had the depth to cover the injuries instead of taking risks we could be in 4th.

    I just hope the past 2 seasons haven’t gone unnoticed and we have the depth to cover injuries.

    Ashley has done amazing redoing the wage bill but how much is too much when it comes to guaranteeing European football?

  • estechco

    Mar 21, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #11

    Thought I’d read that Remie Streete had injured himself a week or two back and was already out for the season…it’s like de ja vu all over again!?!

  • jakesome

    Mar 21, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #12

    hate to say it lads but i dont think were gunna see too much of marv. there was a reason liverfool were stalling on his contract. CROK
    absolute quality winger tho

  • emma1985

    Mar 21, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #13

    Good news Tim Krul is ok. Really hope he’s still here after summer transfer! @ 23 He’s already a brilliant keeper with huge potential love to see him remain at Newcastle for a long time.

  • martoon

    Mar 21, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #14

    One thing that puzzled me about Krul’s injury is during the Norwich match he was obviously struggling with his hamstrings especially with goal kicks etc. So why did one of the outfield players not take the goal kicks? When I think about it this is not something you see very often these days – but presumably still allowed.


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