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Good News – Newcastle Goalkeeper Recovery On Schedule

10:21 am, Friday, July 12th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 40 Comments

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul  dislocated his shoulder in the second half of the home game against Sunderland, when we were losing 1-0, and he left the field, and that’s the last we saw of him last season, with Rob Elliot taking over the goalkeeping duties.

tim krul dislocated shoulder

Tim Krul – in pain leaving Sunderland game

A shoulder dislocation happens where there is most movement in the body, and that’s also where there are lots of nerves, and that’s why it’s difficult to recover from such an injury – or so my doctors tell me.

I had thoughts that you just put the shoulder back in place and everything would be OK – but that’s not so.

And at first it had been thought that Krul would not be ready for the start of the new season, but today he says he has a decent chance to make that first game at Manchester City, which yesterday got moved back to Monday nigth, 19th August, with an 8:00 pm kickoff.

Obviously Sky Sports are expecting an upset in that game. :D

The 25-year-old wants to play in two of Newcastle’s pre-season friendlies, and this is what the 5 times capped Dutch International told BBC Radio Newcastle:

“I’ll be fit for the first game of the season,” “I’ll try to get a couple of friendly games to get myself fully up to speed.” “At the moment, I’m right on schedule.”

Here’s the schedule for Newcastle’s pre-season:

DateOpponentsLocationResult
Tue - 16 July KO 7:00pmMotherwellFir Park W 4-2
Sat - 20 July KO 6:00pmRio Ave Estadio do Rio Ave L 3-1
Tue - 23 July KO - 8:00pmPacos de Ferreira Estadio da Capital do Movel D 1-1
Sun - 28 July KO 3:00pmBlackpoolBloomfield RoadW 1-0
Tue - 30th July KO 7:30pmSt. MirrenLove StreetW 2-0
Tue - 6 August, 7:45pmRangersIbrox StadiumD 1-1
Sat - 10 August, KO 6:00pmSC BragaSt. James' ParkD 1-1

So it seems that Tim wants to make the St. Mirren game at Love Street on Tuesday 20th July,  and then the home game against Braga on the Saturday one week before the Premier League starts.

There’s 11 days between the last two pre-season games so that would allow Tim to play against Braga and not risk it,  if he’s not ready for the St. Mirren game, or perhaps he could come on in the second half of the St. Mirren game – that would work.

It will be a positive if Tim can be fit for the start of this coming season, which is turning out to be a pivotal one for the Magpies, after last season’s disaster.

And Tim already has 107 appearances for Newcastle and that’s more than half of the 199 games Steve Harper played for the side, and Tim thanked Steve yesterday for bringing him on at Newcastle,and  making him into a better goalkeeper.

Steve was always a top-class pro at the club.

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Tags: Injuries · Newcastle News · Pre-Season · Premier League · Rob Elliot · Tim Krul



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40 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jeff // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    pawl, i agree with you 100%. a MASSIVELY SUCCESSFUL window for me would keep squad, maybe sign someone in the mould of harry kane, and remove pardew for rene girard.

  • 2 jeff // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    ok rene girard is at lille. gus poyet then

  • 3 pawl250 // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Some good news.

    I also feel Sissokos best position is behind the no.10 in the box to box midfielder.

    He will probably thrive with that. Who to leave out Tiote, or Cabaye, either Tiote or neither. Go 4-3-3.

    ———————– Krul ———————-
    Debuchy – Mbiwa — Coloccini – Santon
    —— Sissoko —- Tiote —– Cabaye —–
    Ben Arfa ——— Cisse ——— Gouffran

    I feel 4-3-3 no signings that is our best squad.

    If Remy comes he would ideally fit in Gouffrans place, if De Jong comes well, you tell me!

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Pawl,
    I nearly fell asleep at my desk reading that last post of yours.Yaaaaawwwwnnn.

  • 5 pawl250 // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    JFA

    Try not reading it in the future….. because it bothers me sooooo much ;)

  • 6 Slank // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Pawl

    If Remy and Sinclair come, which is not unreasonable, what would the formation then look like?

  • 7 pawl250 // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Slank, for me Sinclair would be on the bench,

    Remy on the left wing over Gouffran.

    Sinclair is a good player, but not as good as Remy, or Ben Arfa.

    I feel Cisse would thrive in a 4-3-3 as he would have company in his attack.

  • 8 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Don’t rate Sinclair, would rather have Mcmanaman for £6m

  • 9 daztoon // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    I see Pawl250 long winded drivel again zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • 10 pawl250 // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Kets -

    Mcmanaman is argubaly the most hated player in the Newcastle dressing room. Just the fact he did not apologise would cause issues on his arrival.

    Good player, would have been a realistic target for a fairly decent estimate on his price at £6m.

    Just wont happen, sorry. If does, I would be shocked.

  • 11 wolfshead@toon // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    @fog

    haha they are probably building a statue as we speak ;-)

  • 12 DevonToon // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    From other thread, pawl – we dont have a great team… We have a great starting line up and a couple of decent options of the bench IF everyones fit. Our “great team” really showed us how “great” it wasnt last year.. We need players in and FACT we have missed out on some really good players, we have in the past been credited with interest in. Yes i think 12mil is a bit to much for Bony, but i think the Wolf at 8.5 will be a good signing. Strait into my fft

  • 13 pawl250 // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    OK people. You do not like my “long winded drivel”

    DONT READ IT! Simple. I choose to bypass most “drivel” and manage not to complain in the process.

    Perhaps you prefer the monotone

    “MA OUT!” post or “Why have we not signed anyone” ooooooh top quality conversation! ……. *YAWN*

  • 14 jeff // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    pawl, de jong coming in would be simple. currently our best midfield trio is sissoko, cabaye and marveaux. de jong will replace marveaux and marveaux may shift to the left and replace goofy.

  • 15 jeff // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    ps pawl dont bawl.

    those guys are just trolls. they have been trolling around for a while now — tsunki is the ring leader, always watch his posts.

    dirty mackems i reckon lol

  • 16 wolfshead@toon // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    pawl

    i bigged you up once but you ignored me :-(

  • 17 Ketsbaia9 // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Kinnear wants Mcmanaman.

  • 18 dazza1980 // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Hwtl keep the faith

  • 19 Slank // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Pawl

    Long winded or not at least you can write in English unlike some others on here.

  • 20 Slank // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Ketsbaia9

    ‘..Kinnear wants Mcmanaman…’

    That’s Steve

  • 21 daztoon // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Jesus Slank you need Pawl to do the formation for you pmsl

  • 22 blew // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Pawl
    Where is Jonas in your team ?
    You know he will be one of the
    first names on the team sheet.

  • 23 pawl250 // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Devon

    I feel RVW will flop, he may not, but I just feel he will. We will see. I would have preferred Bony for 12m in all honesty, but he can do the same!

    Time will tell.

    We have a great team, look at our squad as a whole in comparison to all the others, and people state they are strengthening, I feel maybe Norwich have strengthened if signing Alderwield, Swansea too, but if the two strikers do flop they have issues.

    Swansea also have EL. We will see, but I feel it will effect them massively.

    Other than those, I dont feel people have strengthened? People say West Ham but AC was with them last year and didnt do them wonders really did it, and he will get injured at some point as usual.

    Just my two cents, but I will await to see who we sign.

    De Jong, and Remy as unlikely as it is, I feel will improve our squad into not only the top 10 but compete for 7th+

    Remember we have half the games this year, unless we go on a cup run, which I would happily take 10th-12th and a decent cup run/win!

    I feel most fans would take that this season, just to get some bloody silverware.

    But we have a decent squad.

    Krul
    Debuchy
    Mbiwa
    Colo
    Santon
    Sissoko
    Tiote
    Cabaye
    Ben Arfa
    Cisse
    Gouffran

    Elliot
    STaylor
    Haidara
    Anita
    Jonas
    Marveaux
    Shola

    Not bad compared to the majority of others around us.

    Feel its good enough to compete with likes of Everton, on borders of top 7.

    1 – 2 Players is all we need. And I will wait and see who they are.

  • 24 doonundertoon // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Pardew has released 3 statements today, and every one have them has left me fearing the worst for the season ahead already, the statements about he will fight and not buckle under the pressure is absolute garbage because he DID buckle under the pressure on several occasions last year, he buckled under the expectation of challenging for europe, an expectation that HE set none the less, he also buckled under the pressure of losing demba ba by playing cisse on the wing instead of not buckling and playing ba in a position that would of benefited the team as a whole, he also buckled when we were doing poorly and decided to rush ben arfa back due to results being bad, and these are just the ones i can pull off the top of my head..

    On to the second interview, talking about what position sissoko was gonna be used in, saying that he would either have to play as a number 10 or winger, or cabs or tiote would have to make way, 2 things that alarm me about this is the fact that he has basically said sissoko will be playing out of position this year already, and the fact that if he wanted to play CM he would have to usurp cabs or tiote.. so basically we are either playing 442 or 4231 again this year, the 2 tactics we used last year and failed miserably with.. the same tactics that left us under manned in the center of the park for the entirety of last season, but not to worry, in pardew’s tactics, one winger acts as a makeshift central midfielder, thats probably why he has already said he might be playing sissoko on the wing.. We have a squad tailor made for 433, a beast of a ball winning midfielder in Tiote, an exceptional deep laying play maker in cabaye, and one of the best box to box midfielders in the prem in sissoko, but he insists on playing people out of position, cabaye is not a number 10, he doesnt have the close control or the off the ball movement to ever effectively play in that role, sissoko is not a number 10, he doesnt have the technique or finesse to play in that role, the only players that are remotely close to playing in the role in our squad is ben arfa or marveux, and although i think they would be more effective than both cabs and sissoko, they are still not actual number 10?s, so where does that leave us? how about not playing a formation that requires a #10, its that simple.. tactics should be made around squads not the other way around.. PLAY TO THE STRENGTHS OF YOUR SQUAD FFS!

    Which leads me nicely into the third interview where he talked about getting the tactics wrong on occasions.. If by the entire season he means occasions then yeah.. he is probably right, he got it wrong from the second he played cisse out of position at the start of the season, and instead of seeing that it wasn’t working and rectifying it like a normal manager he persisted and persisted, the hallmarks of an arrogant person that cant admit they are wrong, but it wasn’t just that, it was the way he lined the team up every game, im sure whenever an opposition manager seen the team sheet and saw jonas on the left he just told his right back not to worry about defending because jonas is gonna be non existent on the wing, and lets face it, even if he got forward he cant cross so he will be playing for the free kick\corner, and im sure opposition managers were happy to allow that too, seeing as though our corner tactic was as follows, cross the ball to taylor\williamson on the far edge of the 6 yard box, and hope the ball falls to one of our players (*spoiler alert* it never did..) that corner routine is so Sunday league its criminal, and the fact that he persisted with it for the ENTIRE season should of constituted his sacking on its own, but he go’s on in the interview to say that some of the criticism shown towards him is unnecessary.. how does he figure that? Taking bad tactics, some of the worst substitutions Ive ever seen and questionable lineups out of the equation for just a second, he has been responsible for not just the #1 worst run of form of any premier league team in history, he also hold the #2 spot as well.. but the criticism of him is unwarranted? once again that’s just his arrogance talking and in my eyes he doesn’t get enough criticism. Its gonna be a long season people, and the fact its started so badly with lack of investment and the appointment of JFK, its just giving pardew excuses already to cover over his managerial deficiency’s and shift the blame off of him, i hope by some small miracle he proves me wrong (im not holding my breath..) but it broke my heart to see how badly we performed last season, and how badly the injuries and tactics were handled, and make no bones about it, the blame should fall on the manager, and the manager alone for anything that takes place upon the field, simple as that..

  • 25 TorqToon // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Anybody seen Toondanno??

    Was hoping messers Remy and Bent would’ve been announced by now…

    Or just Remy…! That would be better!

  • 26 pawl250 // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Blew -

    Not in mine, but in Pardews I agree!

    Worrying, but hopefully he sees sense!

    We never had a fully fit squad to test his resolve for Jonas, so we will have to wait and see.

  • 27 Slank // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    daztoon

    I think it makes him happy !

  • 28 DevonToon // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Pawl thats gotta be our starting line up if everyones on the top of their game eg tiote. I personally would like to see mav for goofy and then hatam n marv playing just of cisse with our fullbacks providing the width. That gets our best most creative team on the pitch

  • 29 lesh // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    ‘..Kinnear wants Mcmanaman…’

    That’s Steve

    No it ain’t, it’s Lawrie he wants!!!!

  • 30 pawl250 // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Wolfshead

    Sorry, I must not have seen it. I try to respond to everyone who replies, but the format of the comment section its easy to miss them.

    My apologies! Thanks for the praise though ;)

  • 31 pawl250 // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Torq

    Hes been missing a while?!

    Good news that hes went M.I.A, or is he avoiding the inevitable back lash when it does not happen?!

    Doesnt add up for me. Always been skeptical.

  • 32 lesh // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Apologies if my earlier post was too long.

    KISS….

  • 33 Munster Mag // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Pawl, when you get a chance, do come back and re-engage with the real world.

    Look, fair play to you for expounding on your beliefs but you are incorrect.

    The club is in a mess, with political issues abounding and a lack of clarify about what type of team or club we want to be.

    There is dysfunction between the types of players Carr wants and Pardew wants, and now we have a lunatic on Kinnear who can hardly speak properly and lives in a dream world where he rules football.

    We have a chairman who has a capacity to make lunatic desisions and lacks ambition.

    And, yes, I would love to sign Toby Alderweild or whatever he is called . I dont care if it would updset the apple cart. We need good players and I’m not convinced about Mbiwa as a centre half in english football.

    Pardew is a crap coach who couldnt score off so many corners and free kicks. He doesnt know what his best team is and still thinks that guys like Tiota are first teamers, despite the rubbish Tiota played last season.

    I could go on mate.

    And as for the 12 days or whatever, we need players in yesterday and now, because we need to get them training with the team.

    Guys like you ( possibly) spouted the same stuff all last summer about patience etc and were proved completely incorrect.

    Just be glad that Swansea beat Wigan and say thanks to Boswinga .

    Otherwise we would all be tearing our heads off, and Kinnear might be boss, telling us he knows the lower division well, and has the phone numbers of all the top dogs dowm there!

    The club is in crisis, more tahn ever, and if we dont sign good players whilst others do, we will face a real relegation battle again.

  • 34 Slank // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    doonundertoon

    I hope this isn’t your abridged version of events !

  • 35 Slank // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Lesh

    LOL

  • 36 daztoon // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    I’d rather have Shane Long than Darren Bent.Hard worker and a team player something we lack at the moment.

  • 37 foggonridiculous // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    @ wolfshead…

    obviously our loss would be Sardinia’s gain…

    ..or is it the other way around…?

  • 38 pawl250 // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Jeff

    I welcome all criticism its naturally what brings out the best debate!

    Hopefully they cant accept an opinion instead of assuming their own is fact.

  • 39 Munster Mag // Jul 12, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Doonundertoon, very good post . Out of interest, where would you play Sissoko? And who would you sacrifice? You overrate Tiote big time though, IMO.

  • 40 doonundertoon // Jul 12, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    @munster mag

    i don’t feel i over-rate tiote, he just isnt a ball playing central midfielder, if he is given the job of sitting infront of the back 4 to break down the play and smartly redistribute to the men infront of him (no long passes lol) then he is one of the best, if not the best in the premier league (im being biased but he is really good in that role), people say he is ill disciplined and it costs us games but that not true at all, I have recorded every game from last season and reviewed them several times for my job of training people to get thier coaching badges here in australia, and i have used pardew as an example of what not to do to my students this year lol, and the only thing tiote is guilty of is trying too hard in a system that was set up wrong, the amount of space we allowed in the center of the park last year was far too much and at times we were chasing shadows against teams like wigan and norwich.. simply because they outnumbered us in midfield, and tiotes game is strength and aggression, it puts the opposition small, technically gifted central players off thier games when they are getting knocked around by a brick wall with legs lol, but when players are running rings (or triangles if you want to get technical) around you and your chaseing shadows all game, players tend to start getting desperate to get the ball back for the team and start going to ground when they shouldnt and just generally stop playing their natural game.. and because our wing play was none existant at the start of the season and pretty much all the play went through the center of the pitch (even when we went out wide we still have wingers who prefer to cut inside) tiote ended up starting to try and play the clever through balls, which worked once for that excellent Ba volley, but not once after that unfortunately, and im not sure if pardew saw that pass and expected him to start playing them more regularly (wouldnt suprise me) or if tiote started to believe that he could start playing more of those passes himself and did it of his own accord, but either way the indiscipline (which im sure he gets treated harsher than most people due to his “reputation”) and the fact that he was misplaceing many passes (and the crowd constantly groaning everytime he did :P) probably led to a drop in his morale and just a generally bad season, but if you remember the 5th place season where he stayed on his feet and just out-muscled players off the ball and got the ball when by rights we really shouldnt of, you can see how valuable of a ball winning midfielder he is.

    on the topic of where would i play sissoko, id play him in a central role such as this

    debuchy – mbiwa – collo – santon

    sissoko – tiote – cabaye

    Ben Arfa Cisse Gouffran

    last season whenever we won the ball in our own half we had very little options for where to pass, we could either go left to right between the two DM’s as the “#10″ player was too far up the field and often isolated, but from there you generally go to your wingers to stretch the play in order to make room for your number 10, but it never ever worked like that, it would get to the wingers and they would never hug the line and get forward they would either cut inside, compacting the midfield even further, or just go back to the DM’s allowing the opposition team more time to press us in our own half, which would often result in us lumping the ball up the field, or the number 10 dropping deep and then trying to run with ball to create space, and it just never worked that way, and whenever we played 442 it just didnt work due to not having any width to stretch the opposition team out and the fact that ba and cisse are basically the same type of player and dont compliment each other in any way lol

    im not claiming to be some kind of tactical genius, this is just coaching 101, if your getting overrun in midfield on a consistant basis, pack the midfield, assign tiote to be the designated player to sit deep, and have cabs and sissoko sit just infront of him, allow sissoko to get into the box when we are on the the attack, the kid has so much stamina that he will have no problems going up and down the pitch for 60-90 minutes.. don’t allow cabaye to get into the box but to hover around between half way and the box to pull the strings when we are on the attack, but when we defend all three of them get behind the ball and break down play, and when we get the ball in our own half it shouldnt be a case of cabaye and tiote passing the ball between themselves and sissoko being up near the opposition defence with cisse, hopeing for a defence splitting ball to get to him, he should be down with the other midfielders getting amongst it, makeing it happen, our wingers need to also stop being so defensive minded, we should basically have a front 3, and having 3 in central mid would allow this for 2 reasons, when the opposition marks our midfielders it creates space between the opposition midfield and defence as they are coming so deep into our half to mark our midfielders creating space for cisse and the wingers (inside forwards) to move off the ball, but as well as that, if a winger lost possession in the opposition half and the opposition broke on us, all that has to happen is one of the CM’s move out wide to cover untill the winger is back behind the ball, this is just the way i would setup our team with the resources we have at our disposal, im not claiming to be 100% right about this, but i do feel pardew is getting the setup fundamentally wrong, and i had hoped he would have tried to rectify that this season, but by his comments today about not knowing where to play sissoko, its obvious that its gonna be the same old shit again :(




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