Tim Krul Had Great First Full Season For Newcastle


24 year-old Tim Krul is just one of the players who have had a fantastic season for Newcastle.

Tim Krul – great season – second in the Player of the Season voting

Last summer Newcastle were even thought to be possibly fighting relegation this last season once Kevin Nolan, Jose Enrique and Joey Barton left the club, but right from the start of the season and an 11 game unbeaten run – Newcastle have been up and around the top six.

To finish in 5th place above both Chelsea and Liverpool is some achievement indeed, but now we have to keep that up next season.

Once Danny Simpson was injured Tim Krul came the only ever-present Newcastle player in the Premier League this season, and although he was disappointed about Sunday’s result,  finishing 5th top was just great:

“I’m disappointed about Everton, but will go away and over the next few days think about it all,”

“It’s a shame the way we finished the season because it wasn’t good, but I think that we will realise quickly what a fantastic season we’ve had.”

“To finish fifth in the Premier League has been beyond our wildest dreams. It’s immense, but it doesn’t feel like that right now.”

“It’s been incredible this season. After a disappointing display it’s difficult to realise that but we will do as the days go on.”

“Fifth in the Premier League is something to be proud of and I will make sure I brag about it this summer!”

Hopefully our players will get sued to doing well, season in and season out.

And next year the official target probably has to be a top four position, because that’s the only way to improve on this season’s 5th position finish.

For the record Tim played 42 times for Newcastle last season, and in total he has made 76 appearances for the Magpies.

And Tim Krul has done well in the Player of the Season voting and is currently in second place behind captain Coloccini.

Here’s a chance to lodge your vote if you haven’t already voted.

Who Was Newcastle's Player Of The Season?

  • Coloccini (36%, 1,341 Votes)
  • Krul (27%, 1,012 Votes)
  • Cabaye (12%, 451 Votes)
  • Demba Ba (5%, 206 Votes)
  • Ben Arfa (5%, 196 Votes)
  • Cisse (5%, 184 Votes)
  • Gutierrez (3%, 118 Votes)
  • Perchinho (2%, 82 Votes)
  • Tiote (2%, 61 Votes)
  • Ameobi (Sh) (1%, 34 Votes)
  • Santon (1%, 19 Votes)
  • Williamson (0%, 15 Votes)
  • Taylor (S) (0%, 14 Votes)
  • Simpson (0%, 11 Votes)
  • Taylor (R) (0%, 10 Votes)
  • Guthrie (0%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,762

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9 comments so far

  • redondo77

    May 15, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #1

    4-2-3-1
    clyne – saylor – colo – santon
    tiote – jonas
    hba – cabaye – marveaux
    cisse/shola

    or
    santon – saylor – colo – chissoko
    tiote – cabaye
    hba – gourcuff/honda – pasquato/marv
    cisse/shola/de jong

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  • Papiss9

    May 15, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #2

    Debuchy – Saylor/Douglas – Colo – Santon
    Tiote – Jonas/Cabaye
    HBA – Cabaye/Elm – Marvaux/a.johson/hoilett
    Cisse/de jong

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  • Jan Stavik

    May 15, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #3

    Marveaux? Don’t get carried away from one decent outing, lads. The guy is super-prone, and will probably break down some time soon again.

    And I’d like to see Shola shipped out in the summer, paying him 30k a week is a waste of money. Bring in someone younger and better!

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  • Papiss9

    May 15, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #4

    thats why we mention other players in the position jan. He has shown he has quality when he has played.

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  • Papiss9

    May 15, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #5

    not only in the last match, but early in the season to. He’s quick, very good technique and nice passingability. Maybe he has been injuryprone the last seasons, but it might change and he is worth having in the squad

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  • toonincheek

    May 15, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #6

    Jan –
    Shola plays his part.
    Or do you know better than all the Prem managers
    who voted Pardew Manager of the Year?

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  • mEESY

    May 15, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #7

    keep shola, why would we want to get rid of one of the only geordie lads at the club? if he’s good enough for sir bob, he’s good enough for me.
    on the whole I think Krul’s right, newcastle players and fans can hold their heads up high for the first time in too many years. Its a tremendous achievement for a newcastle squad to go 11 games unbeaten at the start of the season, win 6 in a row towards the end of the season, and beat man utd, chelsea, liverpool, sunderland etc.
    Add to that some of the genuinely entertaining football we’ve played and some of the stupendous goals we’ve scored and I can’t think of a single reason to complain about our season. (im sure the haters will disagree though)

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  • PontiusLee

    May 15, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #8

    we dont keep shola because hes an outrageously good footballer.
    we keep him because he does his part and is a loyal geordie. to get rid of him, whose been here since he was a child, would say a lot about our transfer policies and such.
    he belongs here, and deserves to be here.

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  • PontiusLee

    May 15, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #9

    (sorry i just had to continue)
    there arent many players that have any loyalty to a club, their loyalties lie in the money they receive and the instant gratification of getting trophies.
    it would be an absolute shame to get rid of players that have been loyal through the highs and LOWS. and if we were to sell him, it would not be a clean break, terrible decision if the board decide to let him go.

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