Bad News – Tim Krul Reported To Be Out 5 Weeks


Things were going just too well – so now we have some bad news that Tim Krul is facing several weeks out of the side with the ankle injury he picked up in the closing minutes of the 1-0 win against Metalist Kharkiv last night.

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Tim Krul – out up to five weeks?

As planned, Tim had a scan today after arriving back on Tyneside, but the results of the scan have not been released, and the news is not yet official, and it’s certainly not coming from the club.

Tim is to meet with  an ankle specialist to see how bad the injury is, and then maybe the club can put a better time-frame on just how long he may be out.

The report is coming from BBC Radio Newcastle that he will be out for five weeks, and if that’s true it will be interesting who gets the nod between the experienced Steve Harper or Rob Elliot, although the news is that Rob will be given a chance in the Premier League starting on Sunday, in the vital home game against Southampton.

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Rob Elliot could get the nod

And certainly when Rob Elliot has played in the Newcastle first team in the Europa League this season, he’s put in some very good performances.

If Tim is out five weeks,  that takes us to the end of March and that’s 7 total games, including the two games in the Europa League.

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56 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 22, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #1

    Pardew Out! He should have subbed him last night…the clueless puppet.

    Real shame about Krul, hope it’s not as bad as they think and he’s back in action a.s.a.p.

    All the best Timmy.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 22, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #2

    Just when things looked as though they were picking up -another streak of bad luck. The curse of Wonga.

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  • toonLYF

    Feb 22, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #3

    Ba’s News….I like it.

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  • toonLYF

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #4

    Maybe Demba should open a newsagents called that

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  • WWYCD

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #5

    Would still prefer old father time himself Harper personally

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #6

    Lyf…Well spotted. Ed’s changed it now though.

    And this has been Bas News at 6pm.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #7

    Relevant repost –

    Krul being out might not matter so much against southampton but Liverpool? Arsenal? I do hope whatever they saw in Elliot comes to the fore. On a side note, they reckon thedilsh really loves the club etc, it should be some home PL debut for the lad on Dimanche! 😀

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  • James RS

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #8

    He needs another goalkeeper maybe should have got one in January whilst they were at it. Elliot is just not good enough for us..stays on his line too much not decisive enough; Harpers past it unfortunately, why the hell did he let Forster go. there will be no more 1-0s now Elliot is back more like 3-2 if we can score more. Im a bit sad now Krul is very very good and no adequate replacement at this level now hes injured.

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  • James RS

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #9

    How is Cabaye fellas? is he out as well?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #10

    James…Keeping Forster wasn’t really an option anymore. He wanted the move as he is a good GK who didn’t want to be sat waiting for the day we needed him.

    Elliot isn’t fantastic but has done a decent job whenever called upon. Not ideal, but he’ll do a job in Kruls absence. Looking at other PL clubs, how many of them have really good back-up GK’s? Not many of them have a great GK let alone two.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #11

    No update on Cabaye as far as I am aware…and I should know, I’m camped outside his house…

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #12

    James RS – whoa whoa whoa! Easy with the doom spray there lad! You can do some serious damage with that gear. We’ve only just managed to get this place sorted and tidied and optimistic.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #13

    HONESTLY!!!?!?

    We are having the worst season for bad luck with injuries just as we are starting to have a settled backline and Krul getting back to form , boom injured

    Why must the Toon be punished in the harshest way possible?!?

    I hope its Elliot that replaces Krul as Harper was shite earlier in the season he has poor reflexes these days and was at fault for a few of our goals against Everton and also Man Utd as he cant organise a defense properly at corners at least Elliot is a good shot stopper as he will probably be busy in the next few weeks!!

    This is also bad cause i think Pardew might go back into safe mode rather than attack mode and will probably play Perch, Tiote and Jonas every game to stifle teams

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #14

    Doom spray 🙂

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #15

    Also I watch Celtic quite a lot and Forster is not that good he makes quite a lot of errors yes he played well against Barca but every keeper can have a good game every now and again where as Krul makes world class saves near enough every game for us although i do hope we have a sell on percentage for Forster as someone in the premiership will buy him eventually

    Has anyone seen Jak Alnwick in action??!Have heard he has promise but never seen him in action probably too young to throw into the deep end

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Ibiza – I don’t know jow he got hold of the stuff, maybe Catchy was sleeping? 😉

    A certain young lad took his chance in a euro game and never looked back. Elliot could do the same – it will be some atmosphere on sunday and we can make him 2 foot taller with hands as big as Rebeccas backside so let’s get behind her sorry him! (Urgh)

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  • Tinman

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #17

    Hmmmm, maybe Shola could start up front and Cisse could go in goal for a few games. Pardew seems to like playing our number 9 out of position…

    Oh no he didnt 😉

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  • funguswatty

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #18

    come on man it was started by the dailymail and talksport and we all know they love trying to wind us toon fans up no end to until it on the official site to me it,s bull sh**

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #19

    Tsunki…Maybe, or perhaps Catchy has gone in to business. To google I go, I assume “Catchys doom spray” will be the best place to start.

    I have always been quite impressed with Elliot, whether that’s because I didn’t expect anything before or not I’m not so sure, but I’m not in panic mode yet.

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  • giimps

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #20

    It was on radio Newcastle that Harps is injured too,
    Bad news but with a better defence in front of him , maybe Elliot will step up.
    Heres hoping anyhoo.
    HWTL

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  • Tinman

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #21

    Santonthenewmaldini, not sure havent played against Jack in 6 years. Those were the days.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #22

    Tinman – I heard ‘bbrrrrrrrm…….TSSSSSSSK’ at the end of that ha ha

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #23

    Tinman…Not sure, I think he has that winger position down now. Did you see those crosses he put in? No, me neither 🙂

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  • toonLYF

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #24

    Update on Cabaye: he’s still the sexiest midfielder in the league.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #25

    LYF…Phew, thank goodness for that.

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  • Tinman

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #26

    toonLYF, he wont beat Tevez to the outright sexiest player in the prem.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #27

    Tinman…Tevez couldn’t even win sexiest ape in a zoo competition.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #28

    Not that I’m aware of such a competition and I certainly have never been a judge for a competition like that…I’m waffling now, does this look a bit suspect?

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  • toonLYF

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #29

    Tinman…of course mate, but I see Tevez as an attacker and he’s without doubt the most handsome being to grace the English game.

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  • check the toastie

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #30

    Elliots done really well this year, and you know what it will be good to see how he does, his distibution is good, rolling the ball out and kicking is probably better than Kruls, should be interesting to see how he gets on, however as somebody else said, will probably make Pardew play 6 defensive midfielders, at least he can go back to his crippling injury list excuse.

    Would just like to add that Ian Toon is a cock.

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  • DokToon

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #31

    that made me laugh, ’cause its true ibiza…

    oh, on the video, no foul was called… nothing, even in front of the ref…

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  • Tinman

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #32

    Dont feed the Carlos, he will bite!

    On topic, think we will be alright with Elliot for a few games. Hopefully it will just be a couple of games, looked no more than a slight knock. have to say I though Timmy was play acting, hes good for a bit time wasting. I would be aswell, it doesnt matter if you get booked, probably just wastes even more time!

    Also the report I saw on SSN that Hodgson has been watching Taylor closely after a few impressive performances. Would be nice to see him get a call up.

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  • Carryingcoals

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #33

    Elliot will play, I’m certain of that. Big miss Krul mind. We may well have extra cover for the squad but Tim’s probably the person you’d least want to use.

    http://www.carryingcoals.com/?p=499

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #34

    Dok…You’ve lost me….what was true? I thought we could only talk in fiction on here?

    On the foul…Madness. I suppose claims that Suarez walks all over the opposition are in fact spot on then?!?

    Check…If that is the case, you do have to admire it’s typing skills. I’m personally quite proud of mine, but it couldn’t type half as much as Ian Toon…not that I haven’t tried.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #35

    To be clear, I’m proud of my c**k, not so much my typing skills 🙂

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  • Tinman

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #36

    Carryingcoals, nice article, flowed well. Right at the end you should change the Saturday to Sunday 🙂
    All the best mate.

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  • Tinman

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #37

    Hey Ibiza! No need to go calling Ian Toon ‘it’! HE is a person too. Or maybe he is a computer and thats how he types so fast! I think you may have stumbled across something there…

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  • Carryingcoals

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #38

    tinman

    cheers dude – and yes, that’s probably wise 😀

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  • Tinman

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #39

    Suarez has the skills to match the greatest players but will never be great because of his never ending antics.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 22, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #40

    Tinman….I used “it” with the idea that Ian Toon is an actual c**k. Whilst we may name them from time to time, they are not actual people.

    Joking aside, Ian Toon is a good poster in my book and deserves to be a he when referred to 🙂

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