Newcastle Without Solid Base For Next Few Games

Tim Krul has echoed the sentiments of manager Alan Pardew today, and has said the next four games are going to be massive for Newcastle,  and with West Ham and Swansea coming up in the league, we have to start picking up some wins, if we are to move up from our 10th position in the league table – on 14 points from our 10 games, and that’s a full 8 points fewer than we had last season after 10 games.

Tim Krul – back between the nets for Newcastle

It’s good to have Tim back in goal for Newcastle, and he’s played solidly since coming back from that elbow injury he picked up while training with the Dutch squad.

This is what Tim said in the local papers today:

“The spirit is definitely back.” “There is a real determination within the squad that was there last season as well.” “We haven’t really had a solid base all season.”

“It doesn’t look like it’s going to be for the next few weeks either.” “That’s a shame, but we still walk away from Anfield with a point and we have some great games to look forward to.”

“There’s going to be more changes in the back line now, and that’s always something you could really do without. Fabricio is one of our star players, so it is a shame we are going to be without him.”

“It’s happened though and we have to handle it, just like we’ve handled it all year. We’ll be all right.” “The next four or five games are going to be massive for us, and ones we feel we can definitely get three points off.”

“We just need to be ready and hopefully get everybody fit. Hopefully some of the injuries are not as bad as first thought.”

We play at Club Brugge on Thursday night and then against West Ham on Sunday afternoon, and in a week when we have two games again – two wins would be very nice – thank you very much.

And we need something like a couple of successive wins to pick our season up and gain some momentum,  if we are going to emulate what we did last season.

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4 comments so far

  • Raj

    Nov 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #1

    These hard-fought draws not gonna help. It’s going to get tougher, swans and hammers had a good weekend than us. And they are on the up, and we seem to lose players and form and confidence with each weekend.!!

    DO something bout the formation, I think that is the most worrying thing for me right now, playing players out of positions, under-utilizing them in a way. Felt sorry for Cisse and Benny at the KOP. Looked horribly out of sorts..

  • Tsunki

    Nov 6, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #2

    Oh no did I miss todays Debuchy thread? Never mind I will catch it tomorrow.

    Time for a step up for some lads to claim their spots in the future. Yes we mean you, Messrs Anita, Bigirirama, and….. Who was that other one? Marveid? Abeaux?

  • Tsunki

    Nov 6, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #3

    Raj – he will have little choice but to change formation but it will be defensive-minded.

  • Raj

    Nov 6, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #4

    Tsunki – The changes in formation had been irrespective the full squad being available to him or otherwise! Pards has started this season surprisingly defensive from the onset. Trying to satisfy egos, putting experienced players on pitch all together, instead of daring with some strategic moves in winger positions and in the attacking third.

    It’s very difficult to see goal-scoring opportunities created by our team match after match. Only a spirit, a fighting spirit, that also mostly stemming from individuals, is what saving those losses (or losing out those wins) and converting into draws!


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