Tim Krul Was So Close To Missing Stoke Game


Alan Pardew has said that Tim Krul came very close to missing the crucial home game against Stoke City last Saturday, because of his back spasm.

Tim Krul – been in terrific form for Magpies this season

And the Newcastle manager and the Newcastle medics are continuing to monitor the Dutch International goalkeeper, who has been in such terrific form for Newcastle all season – his first full season as the Newcastle number one goalkeeper.

Tim has played in all the 34 league games this season, and has a total of  38 appearances in total for the season, and 72 in total for the Magpies so far in his bright career.

Alan Pardew was asked today just how close Tim came to missing the game against Stoke City:

“Very close. He didn’t train all week.” “I wouldn’t have hesitated with Rob Elliot, though.”

“Harps was also terrific in the dressing room in terms of whether he was going to be on the bench.”

“We’re in a great position.”  “We’ve got to try and play the best we can in the four games left.”

If Tim hadn’t made it then Rob Elliot would have started between the sticks,  and the much more experienced Steve Harper would have been on the bench.

So it would appear that Steve is now the number thee goalkeeper at Newcastle, and with one year left on his Newcastle contract,  he could be loaned out next season, and Newcastle could bring in another young goalkeeper in the summer.

We do expect Fraser Forster to move permanently to Celtic in the summer, and we expect Steve Harper to become a Newcastle coach down the road, once his playing career is over.

But the camaraderie between the three goalkeepers last Saturday seems to have been great.

Comments welcome.



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17 comments so far

  • Toon_Tom

    Apr 25, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #1

    Wouldnt have mattered anyway – Our front 10 men destroyed them anyway and gave Krul the conqueror nothing to do.

    Statistically speaking – Krul has had more oppertunities to scratch his ass and pick his nose than any other Prem keeper this season – FACT

    😉

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  • JackButler

    Apr 25, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #2

    Krul seems to embody everything that is good about our squad and club his passion is plain to see, how the hell he was not in for young player of the year is beyond me,

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  • Daley_Toon

    Apr 25, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #3
  • WWJBD

    Apr 25, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #4

    We could of played without a keeper against Stoke tbf

    Only save he was needed for Perch blocked!

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  • JackButler

    Apr 25, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #5

    WWJBD – Not spoken to you for a while mate, how’ve you been?

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  • Nufc-83

    Apr 25, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #6

    Response from few articles back as ED is on a mission.

    I’m not sure as to all the pts simspon has cost as i cant remember all the goals against off the top of my head he had shockers against wolves spurs and arsenal. You only have to watch his all round play to realise he is not good enough to play week in week out at a top 6 prem club thats the end of discussion for me as i dont want to come across as a negger on this blog and all i have contributed to it over the last few days is posts on how poor simpson is.

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  • check the toastie

    Apr 25, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #7

    Pardew says he didnt train all week, seemed OK playing basketball on the wednesday, sometimes that Cockney Bullsh1t still pours out, still dont trust him 100%. And no i am not a Mackem……..

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  • Toon_Tom

    Apr 25, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #8

    wind it in Check!!!

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 25, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #9

    JB
    Hey lad, aye where u been? Haha. Aye all good bud enjoying this cheeky CL possibility. How u been?

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  • JackButler

    Apr 25, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #10

    Check – There is not a single manager in football that is completely open with the press as there is little trust between manager’s and the media so it’s not Cockney BS it’s all part of the game

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  • check the toastie

    Apr 25, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #11

    I dont believe you are a negative poster Nufc-83 you just offer an honest opinion, something that you are entitled to do. I also think Simpson is below the quality of a decent PL full back, but hope the lad does well for the rest of the season, and really we should all move onto a different topic.

    How about who is a current better striker than Pappiss Cisse in the whole world, i dont see any, wow we have the words best striker, no wonder we are doing so well.

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 25, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #12

    I’d be more worried if Pards thought promotional basketball games were training sessions tbh

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  • JackButler

    Apr 25, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #13

    WWBD

    I’m good mate thanks, been working stupid hours of late plus I needed a break from the ‘Pardew is the Sith Lord and Ashley is the Anti-Christ’ Brigade haha
    This CL thing is mind blowing, loving every second of it 🙂

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 25, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #14

    JB
    Haha stupid hours over with now then? And yeah I went awol during that time now its ‘Simmo sucks’ stuff daily

    Its just stupid that we could get CL this season but great to enjoy for now 😉 anyway am off have a good un mate and show ur face more often eh haha

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  • JackButler

    Apr 25, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #15

    WWJBD

    Will do mate, have a good ‘un 🙂

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  • Cardboy

    Apr 25, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #16

    Tim Krul loves the club and fans…. I always makes a point of coming over and applauding the gallowgate and SE corner after home games, and Santon to be fair. At Swansea he made sure players came over who were heading for the dressing room. Hope we can keep him long term, need to be top five regulars to do that I think. A dutch no 1 will want regular CL football. HWTL

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  • Charlietoon

    Apr 25, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #17

    NUFC 83 it surprises me that you think Simmo has cost us so many points but you cant really be bothered to check your facts just throwing out the names of a few matches. Considering he has the most off the line clearances in the league I’d say what ever you think he is directly responsible for he has more than made up for.

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