Krul – It’s Nice To Make A Contribution To The Team


Tim Krul was the hero tonight, as the Newcastle goalkeeper made four tremendous saves,  after Newcastle had gone ahead with a penalty goal by Shola Ameobi after 64 minutes.

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Tim Krul congratulated by Danny Simpson after the game

His first save was an excellent block from Willian, who had just come into the game, and then he made two terrific saves in a matter of seconds from the impressive Jonathan Cristaldo.

And with just three minutes remaining he clawed away a goal-bound flick from Willian, and was helped by the impressive debut boy Massadio Haidara at left back, who then cleared the ball for a corner.

Tim Krul was interviewed for the Newcastle web-site on the team coach after the game:

“I’m really pleased, of course.” “It’s nice to be important and to make a contribution to the team.” “We defended well – there were some great blocks and I think we showed some of the qualities that we did last season with everybody working for each other.”

“Everybody had to put a lot of hard graft in. We showed a lot of spirit towards the end but it’s worth it, definitely.” “I think we did really well today.” “We knew if we scored one it was going to be difficult for them to come back because they had to score two and we’re really pleased to go through.”

“It’s massive for the club to be in the last 16 of the Europa League. I think that’s where we belong.” “And it’s great for the club like Newcastle to be in the draw for the last 16.” “We’re going to Anzhi Makhachkala now and that’s a great prospect which I’m really looking forward to.”

Tim Krul was injured near the end of the game after a foul by Cristaldo, and it’s not clear how bad the injury is – although he could not take the goal kicks after his injury and was surprisingly yellow carded by the ref when he waited for a Newcastle player to take the free kick, after he had recovered.

Alan Pardew is apparently hopeful that Tim will be OK for the important game against Southampton on Sunday – but Tim wasn’t too sure:

“I don’t know.” “We’ll have to wait for the scans.”

We have to hope that Tim and Yohan Cabaye are OK – but Yohan didn’t seem to be limping after coming off with a suspected knee injury.

We’ll just have to hope for the best.

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139 comments so far

  • leeb1982

    Feb 21, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #1

    we owe alot to krul bexcause of where we are today

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  • manxpie

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #2

    jesus why after a great win is the blog focused on arses like check,catchy and this new fella lee (maybe the same person) !!!
    we won we’re through to the next round and playing our 1st tie away!
    finishing second in our group seems better and better
    and spurs have inter! a very good night all in all

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #3

    I feel sorry for the girlfriends of some of you guys…if you’re so negative and picky about the club you love, I can only imagine what you say about them…

    Yes darling, you did look fantastic on holiday, but now you’ve gained a few pounds. I think it might be time to sack you…

    Your legs and tits are great darling, and I wouldn’t fancy you if you didn’t have a pretty face, but you really need some work on that arse…

    Sometimes you’ve just got to appreciate what you’ve got…

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #4

    here here manxpie!

    If all you can do after an important win is slag pards or players you ain’t a real fan IMO.

    Sad.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #5

    Trollwatch latest –

    El Sleeve // Feb 21, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    fed up of these cretinous team selections, shola, cisse rw, gosling is blatantly going to come on, get him out of my club

    Ketsbaia9 // Feb 21, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Guarantee they’ll score a goal through a Simmo error. What the hell is he doing back in the team. The games a write-off.

    nufcursed // Feb 21, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    haidara indeed looks good already
    shola on the other hand is sooooo useless cannot believe he’s even in the squad!
    he’s one of the poorest players ever to play for newcastle

    Just some of the pre match gems from the disappearing gripers after we won. Accompanied by the usual stalwart detractors. Just illustrating why I avoid matchtime blogging.

    Well done Pardew, and well done players of NUFC. Now lets bury Southampton. HWTL!

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  • leeb1982

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #6

    so manxpie. rewind 4 weeks were u happy then? we have had a great result today i wont deny that but pards will not take us forward

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #7

    darnsarf

    You assume they have girlfriends!

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #8

    Tsunki

    Here here. I’m going to ignore all the crazies from now on. It’s official.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #9

    Leeb – you mean he wont take us forward after the next game?

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  • tequilamag

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #10

    Manx, pretty sad to see people desperately looking for the negatives to justify their entrenched hatred of Pardew but it`s what I have come to expect. Can`t spoil my mood tonight. Onward and upwards.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #11

    Spugsybaby – yeah I just fell into that trap right then didnt I? 😀

    Well ists been horrific, gotta rest see y`all another time!

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  • leeb1982

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #12

    alright then all you pardew lovers answer me this. next season under pards where will we finish………. then the next…… and the next…………….. and the next. are we going forward

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #13

    Ists?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #14

    tequila

    For some reason that’s the happiest I’ve been with a win in a long long time – maybe since the 5-1 actually.

    I just really thought there was no way we’d come through that – I thought it was just going to be one of those things, where we got screwed over by the officiating and we’d just have to accept it.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #15

    Leeb – I have no idea. Thats why its such fun!

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #16

    Ists been emotional Tsunkihunki

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #17

    Yes Pardew lovers, grab your socks and get the time machine a-rumbling.

    Also, do we ever win a trophy? How long before Apple takes control of an entire country? And how long before we all start to sink?

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #18

    Spuggy – you have a point. Talking of which, I’m going to climb into bed with mine. Goodnight to the proper fans, and I’ll leave the negative folk to their game of championship manager that just seems to convince them how easy this football management malarkey is after all…

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  • leeb1982

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #19

    ok then pardew lovers. who was motm. bet 90% say either gk or defender. Thats how good we are attacking

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #20

    leeb

    I thought warren barton played particularly well. He get’s my vote.

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  • tequilamag

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #21

    TDS, It was always going to be tense you never can tell if the officials are going to cave in a hostile atmosphere. We look like we are playing with so much more confidence since the Villa game. Self belief is so important..£ points on Sunday now and we are set up for a good end of season.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #22

    Tsunki – your last post about fun…I couldn’t have said it better! There are 20 teams in the PL, at least 6 are richer than ours, and several more have been building a PL squad for longer than we have. If football was predictable, we could write off top 6 completely. But it’s not. And we finished 5th year, and had a chance of the CL on the last day! Awesome!

    19 other clubs all trying to do better than us in the PL, we have no divine right to be better. All I ask is that the staff and players try their hardest to win and to entertain us, the fans. Without some downs, we can’t appreciate the ups.

    We’ll win a trophy some day soon, and just imagine the celebrations!!!

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  • manxpie

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #23

    lee i don’t know if i was happy 4 weeks ago maybe maybe not but if you were asking if i was happy with the season so far then no i wasn’t but i could see wat was wrong and guess wat it wasn’t pardew it was a very very bad injury list to key players and replacements and 1 of the smallest squads in the prem or did you miss that!?
    last year with a good injury record and with players like simmo ,willo, perch and half a season with arfa he got 5th and now with injuries clearing up and a squad that can cope and is good enough we win 3 draw1 and imo lose 1 unluckly so how do you judge that as not bein good enough or taking us as far as he can!????

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  • leeb1982

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #24

    spugggy im trying to make a valid point so why dont you…… or can you not find one in favour of pardew. how did you feel after west ham and reading by the way. were you there

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #25

    I had mild indigestion after reading actually. But I have pills for it.

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #26

    Actually winding them up is much more fun than ignoring them.

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  • manxpie

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #27

    tsunki you should do that after every game! brilliant!
    “nufccursed” tells it’s own story really 🙂

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  • miggy

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #28

    just be happy we made the last 16 yes weve had a bad season but things are on the up so lets get behind the lads and push forward keep the momentum goin which will keep us in the prem and next season with a bit luck n a few signings we do it all again keep smiling n keep the faith HWTL

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  • croftus5678

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #29

    hmm we should actually listen to these negative supporters (is it the right word for them support ?) they obviously know what they are talking about and i’m sure a prem team will be knocking at there door soon to be there next prem team manager !

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  • leeb1982

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #30

    so manx when all is going going well we are ok but when injuries hit. pardwho struggles.where are the predictions spuggy with pardew in charge. i need to to know

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  • aidantoon

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #31

    Well done tonight lads!!!!

    Hope cabs and krul are ok for Sunday.

    Sounds good being in last 16.

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #32

    My prediction is that pardew will be slagged off win or lose for the rest of the season by a minority.

    Told you I was good.

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #33

    leeb

    It’s nice to know you need to know what I think. I feel the love.

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  • beefman13

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #34

    Tim krul was nothing short of magnificent, we played lovely stuff first half and then got the goal with agret penalty from shola.

    I have go to say though the introduction of jonas and perch nearly cost us and it would have if Krul had not been outstanding, again Pardew with his backs against the wall tactics they created 8 serius chances when those two came on, wht the hell did the two lads who got taken off do wrong, he spoilt the rythy of our play, why does he have to go in to the shoring things up mode when it so very nearly cost us.

    i really an chuffed to be in the next round, tim krul thank you, you were so very close to making a mssive rod for your back again AP we have won and i am still furious with the bloke.

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  • Ian Toon

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #35

    Tsunki_. Well said me man!!

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  • leeb1982

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #36

    ok then end the season now. go out last 16 of europe nowhere in cups and 16 in the league. how many of you are happy

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  • manxpie

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #37

    tequiela and TDS i don’t understand either i don’t see there enjoyment out of supporting us wen we havent won nowt in years!
    and i am happiest for a long time with this result with an away result in outer europe with changes in the team and i think we’ll get through this round!

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #38

    beef

    Heaven forbid he was saving key players for Sunday.

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  • beefman13

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #39

    Spuggy, were you happy to see the rythym of our team spoilt by our substitutions, would you have done that?

    he plays russian roulette our managre and we have those russians next round, is his gun loaded again, you can only go to the well so many times,

    the credit for that victory dosnt go to him, it goes to our goalkeeper,

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #40

    beefman

    Lighten up for once.

    Anita and Cisse were by far our two weakest players in that match, with the possible inclusion of Cabaye as well. Perch and Jonas both did fine when they came on – Perch blocked a likely goal, and Jonas won the ball a few times in the RB position, which he had clearly come on to provide cover for. After all, Cisse is no wide man.

    People complaining about us defending seem to be forgetting that there’s another very good team on the pitch, who are at home, need two goals, and really want to score them. If the situation was reversed you would expect us to be piling on the pressure in the last 20 – you must have seen a football match before, it happens pretty much every game!

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