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Tim Krul – Squad Has Been Given Massive Lift

10:43 am, Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 16 Comments

We haven’t heard too much from our existing players on the five signings of this month – and four in four days last week – and every single one of them is a Frenchman.

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Tim Krul – squad has been given a massive lift

But Tim Krul thinks it’s just great that Mike Ashley has gone out and brought in five new top players to Newcastle, and Tim thinks there’ll now be a big fight for place sin the starting eleven, which is always good for any club.

This is what Tim said today:

“Some of them don’t really speak much English yet so we have to help them. That will take a few weeks but football language isn’t that difficult. It’s given everyone a massive lift.” “It gives extra competition for places, instead of taking things for granted and people will have to work their socks off to stay in the side. . ”

“Before now with the injuries we had we were just happy to get 11 on the pitch and a bench..” ‘We’ve definitely got strength in depth now. I’m just impressed by the quality.” “It doesn’t matter what country they come from.” “The owner Mike Ashley and Chairman Derek Llambias did what they said they were going to do. Five new players is more than I expected.”

“The club said we were going to strengthen the squad and they showed that in five or six days, signing five new players.” “At a club like Newcastle, you need that.” “We’ve definitely got strength in depth now.”

“Everyone said we were too big to be in a relegation fight but we’re not.” “We’re in it and we have to get out of it as quickly as possible. We can’t take things for granted like we did then.”

A win tonight at Villa Park with Newcastle’s new and improved squad, will be just the fillip we need to build momentum, and then we can have a go at Chelsea on Saturday at St. James’ Park, and try to make it up to the fans for the woeful show in the second half last time out at home against Reading.

Sounds good to us.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Premier League · Tim Krul

16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JazzMag // Jan 29, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Howay the garçons!

  • 2 John Tudor // Jan 29, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    i thunk its howay les gars

  • 3 ajcrawfs // Jan 29, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    good words from colo in the chronicle, i am really confident for tonights game now!

  • 4 Transfer Sage // Jan 29, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Great words from krul. He always speaks well.

  • 5 John Tudor // Jan 29, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    nous sommes les Geordies les garçons démarrage geordie nous sommes mentale nous sommes fous

  • 6 Transfer Sage // Jan 29, 2013 at 10:50 AM


    Thats exactly what colo needed to do….set the record straight and let us know he is going to give his all.

    I would not begrudge him a summer move after what he has done for us.

  • 7 Transfer Sage // Jan 29, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Are there any french based songs for tonights game?

  • 8 John Tudor // Jan 29, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    nous sommes les Geordies la geordie le coq du nord

  • 9 BOOM BOOM THE 1ST // Jan 29, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Cant believe weve not signed any1 in nearly 4 days now we need to get busy lol

  • 10 Transfer Sage // Jan 29, 2013 at 10:52 AM


    Are you on today? any news on PEA….heard a few rumblings.

  • 11 ajcrawfs // Jan 29, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    I can imagine it has been hard for Colo. I have seen a lot of people giving him stick but these comments clarify everything and too be honest i think he has been a model professional throughout this ordeal.

  • 12 yo-yo // Jan 29, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    ‘Howay the lads’ is ‘Loin les gars’ !

  • 13 Transfer Sage // Jan 29, 2013 at 10:56 AM


    Can’t deny that he has been trying on the field, even if he hasn’t had the bets season the effort has been there in my eyes.

    Now that we know his position I think retaining the captaincy is OK. After all the captain isn’t that important anyway, its symbolic. I think players who are vocal and leaders are the same with or without the armband.

  • 14 Markaccus // Jan 29, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Toon, toon, L’armee de noir et Blanc. Or something…

  • 15 Earl // Jan 29, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Take a look at this guys. Collo’s finally spoken! Qiute refreshing if you ask me

  • 16 TorqToon // Jan 29, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    TS – Good morning, sir.

    I’m currently in England until Friday but I still speak to my contacts in France. The only thing I know, is that there has been lots of movement and buzz around PEA during the past 36hrs. Last week it was a flat out NO to a transfer, at the weekend it was a POSSIBILITY and today…the feeling around the club is that it could be “inevitable” that interest in Aubameyang is firmed up. The club have been scouting potential ‘replacements’ around France and Italy, which again makes you think they are expecting something.

    What have you heard, sage?

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