Tim Krul’s Injury Still Bring Assessed

Newcastle United have issued a statement regarding goalkeeper’s Tim Krul’s injury – and he will be seeing an ankle specialist before any more updates are given.

timn krul at metalist

Tim Krul after the game last night

There had been a news report on BBC Radio Newcastle that Tim would be out for five weeks, and probably in response to the new bulletin Newcastle have issued the following statement on their web-site

Newcastle United can confirm that Tim Krul was assessed by Club medical staff on Friday and sent for a scan on Friday afternoon after sustaining an ankle injury in Thursday night’s Europa League match against Metalist Kharkiv in the Ukraine. Krul is now scheduled to see an ankle specialist on Monday for a further assessment, after which time the Club should be able to provide another update.

But of course this means that Tim is not playing on Sunday and we’ll see who gets the nod between the experienced Steve Harp and Rob Elliot – and both are good goalkeepers.

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109 comments so far

  • bosamuelson

    Feb 22, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #1

    Made this season worth while.

    Just watch you will know!!!



  • saxonfenken

    Feb 22, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Here we go again, key players out, after Thursdays euphoria, Lets hope Cabs is Ok

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 22, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #3

    bosamuelson…Whoever it was who scored that goal against Chelsea needs to be signed asap. What a goal 🙂

    Dok (from previous thread)…Ah yes, Tevez and his prettiest ape competition….well there’s always next year 🙂

  • Harley

    Feb 22, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #4

    I only post on here now and then but I read every article and pretty much every comment every day, so I feel part of the blog. So here’s my comment-

    I’ve said a few times I’m mates with a couple of the players and repeated on here what they’ve said at times. And not long ago one of them was saying how good Elliott was. He was saying in training he’s just as good as krul and miles better than harper. So as long as Elliot can handle the big game occasion we should be fine.

    I look forward to reading everyone’s comments for the remainder of the night:)

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 22, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #5

    Harley…I am off now, but that is good information to hear. He has always seemed capable when played and had put in some decent saves.

    Have a good night one and all and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.

  • yo-yo

    Feb 22, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #6


    That is very reassuring. Bit worried at first.

  • cyprus

    Feb 22, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #7

    Is HBA playing

  • Tsunki

    Feb 22, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #8

    So far Elliot hasnt given us anything to worry about, and looks like he’s an agile shot-stopper. I am willing the lad on.

    On Titus – I wonder if he’s always only 3 miles from Rebecca?

  • cyprus

    Feb 22, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #9

    i think Elliot Will do fine. I am presuming he is one of the players you know…

  • toonLYF

    Feb 22, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #10

    just been having a scan through a Southampton forum and the majority of them seem to think they’ll be leaving SJP with 3 points, or at least 1.

    If Cabaye is fit, and Ben Arfa is in the squad, coupled with the form of Sissoko and our more solid looking defense… i think we could tear them apart personally…

  • cyprus

    Feb 22, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #11

    Soton will be hard they must be hopeful after beating the champs. A real six pointer. Much more important this game

  • beefman13

    Feb 22, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #12

    Bad news Bout Krul, i would go elliot whois very decent and imo wont let us down, we were purring v metalist go one nil up, then the usual defending and heroics as said by our manager, god knows how anita felt being taken off, totally unjust, cisse our wide on the left, its just so counter productive, he misses so many tricks does AP, it was made for campbell to come on or atart yesterday, we did play really well until jonas n perch came on then it was tim krul time after time. For that last 15/20 mins. We could have lost that game by two or three but for timmy. Krul kept us in that tie simple as.

  • Tsunki

    Feb 22, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #13

    toonlyf – where we differ from the swansong that southampton are experiencing is that we now are effectively two good teams competing to become the one great team. Oh and that we arent a bunch of sad hoofballing championship monkeys. Cheeky gets.

    The French Legion will dismantle them. Allez les noir et blancs!

  • toonLYF

    Feb 22, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #14

    can see a few Southampton fans’ faces matching their shirts when we start the game in a slick passing/moving style, dominating the midfield, holding tight at the back with Santon and Debuchy flying down the wings like freight trains.

    Newcastle 3-1 Southampton

  • Tsunki

    Feb 22, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #15

    Harley – you are Mr Elliot aren’t you 😀

  • Tsunki

    Feb 22, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #16

    I tell you what will be interesting – seeing if Elliot rolls the ball out more than Timmy, and if he does punt it skyward, how good his kicks are. I am hoping that Pards goes on the offensive but withdrawing the FB’s so he can protect the new lad and get a few goals in for Cisse.

  • Tsunki

    Feb 22, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #17

    I am going no goals for the stains, and this will be our first proper handout of the season. 4-0 Toon.

  • Tsunki

    Feb 22, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #18

    And that would be Cisse 2, Gouffran and Marv supersub in the closing minutes. Boo-Yah!

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Feb 22, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #19

    4 comments in a row Tsunki, I best step in before the blog is declared dead 🙂

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Feb 22, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #20

    On tomorrow I reckon we will win 3-1, Cisse,Gouffran and Cabaye.

  • gonufc (not Arf' bad)

    Feb 22, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #21

    @Tinman re: Suarez.
    Though he’s obviously a very good footballer I still think he is more style than substance. He tries about 20 nutmegs a game and about 3 come off and people declare him brilliant for it!

    He’s ludicrously selfish to the extent where EVERYTHING he tries in a match is all about making himself look good and quelling his ego rather than progressing the team- the nutmegs being a good example.

    He also risks everything for his own pettiness, the stamps, rakes down the achilles, kicks to the stomach, cynical trips etc. all risk him losing his team a man but he still does them because what HE wants always seems to be more important.

    And that’s just him as a footballer, I’ve not even mentioned his other traits….

  • Tsunki

    Feb 22, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #22

    BPC – I held back on a 5th post it seemed cruel.

  • martoon

    Feb 22, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #23

    If I remember correctly this is how Krul first got his chance. If Elliot does well Timmy might not walk straight back into the team.

  • Graeme

    Feb 22, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #24

    Best9 @ 12; Dannyboy @ 15 from 3 posts back.

    UEFA announced the sale of tickets for the Europa League Final on 17th December 2012. You had to apply via their website, with Name, Address, Passport Number & a Credit card number. If more tickets were applied for than the Stadium in Amsterdam can hold, there would be a ballot.

    I put a notice up on here with all the info the same day I received the UEFA email.

    The draw was held in January and I was notified that I had been allocated 2 tickets at a cost of 290 Euros on the 30th January. As teams get knocked out, their fans who had tickets will start selling them off, unless they plan on going anyway.

    Keep watching Ebay – they will soon start appearing.

    Good Luck.

  • toonLYF

    Feb 22, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #25

    so basically the Europa league final crowd could be made up of about 80% people who support neither club?

    What a ridiculous process, wouldn’t it make more sense if they say sold 10% of tickets early, and then waited until the final two teams were decided before offering a 45% ticket allocation to each of the clubs…

    I will try as much as possible to get a ticket if we get there… most likely just overpaying online; but it’s a pathetic process nonetheless.

  • northernirishtoon

    Feb 22, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #26

    @indykaila: Newcastle fans I got interesting update on takeover talks coming up

  • Harley

    Feb 22, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #27

    Ha ha tsunki you caught me out. Damn I need to get a new username!!

  • Harley

    Feb 22, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #28

    Cyprus the players aren’t any of the big guns just a couple of fringe players. Ha ha and no, it’s not Elliott.

  • northernirishtoon

    Feb 22, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #29

    @indykaila: Newcastle United football club have rejected two takeover offers.The owners have set price and won’t budge. Info from trusted source

  • obatoyou

    Feb 22, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #30

    Graeme, I’m so glad you got us tickets!~~
    You should have let me know a little before hand, as I’m all the way in Australia, will have to book my flight.

  • Munster Mag

    Feb 22, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #31

    Beefman would you ever shut up about Cambell you tool. Is he your nephew or something? If he was that good he’s be closer to the team, end of.

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Feb 22, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #32

    I don’t think any takeover would happen until our Premier League safety survival is assured.

  • aidantoon

    Feb 22, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #33

    Hope cabs is ok for Sunday.
    Elliot should be given the chance ahead of harps.
    Another win on Sunday and things will be looking up!
    Not like last season but we are still in Euro cup and this has been a major learning curve for us.
    Next season with about 4 top players coming in fingers x and dead wood out we could target top 4.

  • obatoyou

    Feb 22, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #34

    Huge learning curve, I agree.
    Can’t wait for the Anzhi game.
    Let’s hope Chelsea and Tottenham get knocked out (chuckle) so our games will be live on telly 🙂

  • toonicle

    Feb 22, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #35

    I’ve got faith in Elliot, but talk about bad timing….

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Feb 22, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #36

    what a hero Krul is. Single handedly saving our European dream and playing on with a possible broken ankle

  • Graeme

    Feb 22, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #37


    You have to remember that UEFA actually dont give a shit who buys the tickets – they are only interested in ensuring that they sell every ticket they need to and cover the cost of the “Hangers-On” who get the freebies!!

  • beefman13

    Feb 22, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #38

    Sharpest tool in the box munster!

  • Spuggy

    Feb 22, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #39

    I think there’s something in these takeover talks. Watch this space.

  • breno95

    Feb 22, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #40

    Optimism on the blog always massively outweighs reality.

    Yes they won the match last night but as someone pointed out it could have just as easily been a defeat but for Krul.

    The new signings have made an impact BUT they should all be in starting 11. Whilst the manager persists in playing the likes of perch, Jonas, tiote from the off then all games will be a struggle. It appears to me he is either devoid of the ability to appreciate his best 11 or is just incapable full stop. The decision to start Shola last night is a prime example of his poor ability to make good decisions. Another example last night was to hook Anita rather than Cabaye or Sissoko and then to try and shut up shop with over 20 mins to go by introducing Jonas and perch.

    With Krul out of Sundays must win game the starting 11 needs to be:-
    Debuchy mbwia Taylor haidarra
    Anita Cabaye (C)
    Ben Arfa Sissoko Santon

    Drop Cisse cos he can’t hit a barn door of late.
    Drop Tiote cos he is a liability.
    Perch is not a PL player
    Jonas produces nothing and is too slow
    Shola – well won’t go there.

    The tempo of the play has to be high from the start and hopefully Elliott looks to roll it out and start from the back like he has done in other games when he’s been between the sticks.

    However, that 11 will not start, the tempo will be slow, substitutions will be poor and at bad times and it could be a bad day as Soton are no mugs.

    With the squad available to Pardew then the failure to utilise it is on his head. Many a PL manager can only dream of having such a squad and if used correctly with the right players picked to start along with the right tactics being applied it is top 6 for sure. Alas, Pardew sees it his way so until such a time when he departs we will never see it at it’s best.


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