There’s no doubt Newcastle have enjoyed a wonderful season, whatever happens in the last 6 games still to play.
Tim Krul – looks pleased at final whistle on Friday
And if someone had said last August that Newcastle had a chance to make the top four with 6 games to go, we would have been asking what they were smoking.
But that’s the position Newcastle find themselves in, and it looks at worst that Newcastle will finish in 6th place in the Premier League being 12 points above 7th placed Everton, with only 18 points to play for.
One of Newcatsle’s best players this season, in his maiden season between the sticks for the Magpies is Dutchman Tim Krul, who has been one of the very best Premier League goalkeepers.
Tim thinks the good times could be back at Newcastle, as he had this to day today:
“It’s been incredible,” “The good times are back at Newcastle – just keep believing.” “We have to believe that we can qualify for the Champions League and keep winning our games.”
“Bolton is the first one, Stoke at home as well, those are the games we have to win to keep the pressure on the top four or five. Maybe we can sneak in, but we have to take it game by game.”
“We set a target to win seven of the last ten games of the season and we’ve won four. It’s down to team spirit. Everyone is willing to work for each other.”
“The whole defence has been absolutely great recently,” “The boys at the back did their job superbly at Swansea. They cut out what could have been some tricky through passes.”
“There were a couple of swerving shots for me to save, but it was great to get another clean sheet.” “Swansea is not an easy place to go to, so to come away with three points was great.”
“Hopefully, with a sell-out crowd on Monday, we can get another three points.”
The back five were great on Friday and we have to give special mention to Mike Williamson, who has looked as solid as a rock in the last few games.
And the 28 year-old had again come through for Newcastle when it mattered , and what a but this lad had been for £1M.
Tim Krul joined Newcastle as a 17 year old back in the summer of 2005 and has often said his goals in football are to be the number one at Newcastle and for Holland.
Well he’s the number one form Newcastle now and he cannot be too fat away form displacing Holland number one choice Maarten Stekelenburg, now at Roma.
It says a lot when Newcastle are without their two top center-back Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor, Newcastle were still as solid as a rock in defense on Friday in South Wales.
Let’s hope we can get the win this afternoon which would be great and be five wins on the trot – when it matter at the business end of the season.
For the record Tim Krul has now played 36 times for Newcastle this season and 70 times in total, and he has been in magnificent form throughout the season for the Magpies.
Keep it up Tim,.