Even More Good News For Newcastle

We haven’t had much good news in the transfer market this summer, in fact Newcastle fans  haven’t had much good news – period, but it was fantastic news on Thursday that Papiss Cisse had agreed to wear the Wonga shirt and training gear, and more good news today that Tim Krul says he has now fully recovered from the dislocated shoulder he picked up in April against Sunderland.

And my shoulder just started to hurt when that score of 0-3 just came to mind – ouch. 🙁

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Tim Krul – ouch – dislocated his shoulder against Sunderland
Tim had said a couple of weeks ago that he thought he could make the season start at Manchester City on 19th August, so this is more good news.

This is what Krul had to say today in the Newcastle Journal:

“I am really happy. I am right on schedule, maybe even a little ahead of where I thought I’d be, to be honest with you, in terms of my recovery.”

“The week we spent in Portugal could not have come at a better time. The training camp was good for me.” “I did four or five sessions a day – proper graft. The guys really put me through my paces and I’m really seeing the benefit of it.”

“It’s not all about confidence now. I still need to strengthen my shoulder, of course, but the shoulder is fine and what I need to do is get it in my mind that it’s fine.”  “There is still a bit to go in there but this is normal. Sometimes you have some little doubts, but that will come day by day.”

“Keepers do get hurt, so that is where the slight caution comes in.”  “We throw ourselves about quite a bit, you know, so that’s why I needed a bit more time to get my confidence back.” “My summer was strange because I had to do so much rehab.”

I was away and did have a break, but I worked as well.”  “In some ways it was a good time to get an injury, if there is such a thing, because I had two months to rest, recover and I’m glad that it wont be long until I’m back on the pitch with the lads. So I am really happy.”

“In some ways it was a good time to get an injury if there is such a thing, because I had two months to rest, recover and I’m glad that it wont be long until I’m back on the pitch with the lads. So I am really happy.”

“That’s what I worked on in Portugal.”

It will be great to see Tim play in pre-season, and it still seems like Newcastle are trying to sign 22 year-old Dutch U21 goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet of PSV for around £2.5M, and that’s to give Tim a challenge for his first team place on Tyneside, along with competition from 27 year-old Rob Elliot, who improved an awful lot last season in the Newcastle first team – to his credit.

We don’t get too much good news at Newcastle these days, so we make the very most of the good news we do get. 😀

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20 comments so far

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #2

    Haha, love the fact Timmy says “proper graft”.

    Also, repost,
    Fergie and Tav, and the rest of the players mentioned with the exception of Vuckic, who won’t be loaned out, and Haidara, who I reckon will stay with Dummett going out, are miles away from playing first team. They will learn so much more and develop more by actually playing competitive football than playing in the development/Under 21/reserve league.

    I’m also not sure how you can classify either Vuckic or Ferguson as “established”.

  • Burni

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #3

    On topic. I hope he doesn’t loan Campbell. I hope the kid is as good as people have been saying and that pardew grows a set and doesn’t keep playing people who are not impressing when we have youngsters knocking on the door. Tiote and Jonas, I’m looking at you!

    Off topic. Is anyone else sick at the fact we haven’t signed anyone but all the teams around us have? And spent good money. Are we the only team who haven’t benefited for this additional money being plowed into the league.

    I’ve been on here for years now and I’ve seen good and bad at Newcastle. But what I have not done for years is thought “what a good transfer window” yes, wage bill is reduced. But we need to bring in GOOD players.

    Soz for the negativity didn’t wanna spoil the blogs zen

  • toon kk

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #4

    We put 6.9 mil offer in for Gomis and want Remi on loan according to ssn


    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #5

    nw ranger is baptised to be a real thug with tatoot on his head…


    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #6

    jst fkn get remy… y on loan n den pay extra to sign him

  • SeanNufc87

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #7



    LR 32

    Not trying to start an argument or even worse a long drawn out debate but whats your reason for the 5th place finish? And if the team for the most part stay fit where would you see us finish under pardew?

    Also were you aware that last season, we only had our strongest defence out twice and were defeated? That was chelsea and Tottenham.

    I should explain that includes krul and its my personal choice of strongest defence. Krul, santon, colo, Taylor and Simpson until January, then krul, santon, colo, mbiwa/Taylor and debuchy.


    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #8

    Get French Football
    @ GFN_France
    Re: Gomis. Fee negotiations will
    continue until Newcastle offer €10m
    and if they don’t then they won’t have
    him. #OL #NUFC

    so the 6.9 will b rejected


    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #9

    Get French Football
    @ GFN_France
    Re: Remy. Talks with Newcastle are not
    at a stand still but have merely slowed
    down due to QPR’s lack of striking
    options. #NUFC #QPR

  • Luque

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #10

    Damn that’s a sick tat!

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #11

    @PeteGravesSky: #skysources: #nufc increase bid to 8m euros for Gomis and are trying to sign #qpr striker Loic Remy on loan. Latest on @SkySportsNews

  • ~Joke-innear~

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #12

    Here I was hoping that JFK resigned/got fired…

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #13

    Campbell doesn’t play in Jonas or Tiote’s position, so it will make no difference if Pards grows a pair and drops them. Campbell needs a loan, he won’t be first choice, and to aid his development he needs to be playing football.

    As for the signings, I’m disappointed that we haven’t got anyone ‘over the line’ yet, but I’m not too bothered about what other clubs have done. I think the only player that has moved that I realistically would have wanted us to get is Redmond. Hopefully something will happen soon!

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #14

    We are trying to get Remy on loan as he has a potential rape charge hanging over his head. Yes, we could put a break clause in his contract to protect us, but we would not see any of the transfer fee returned.

    Plus, as he has a release clause, the transfer fee couldn’t increase anyway, we would just need to match the figure in the clause.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #15

    So Lyon have said they will reject any offer under €10 mil and QPR said weeks ago they absolutely will not entertain loan offers……

    So we bid €6.9 mil and go to QPR for a loan deal……


    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #16

    Lilongwe Geordie

    the hope we get him… soon as possible b4 the blackpool game

  • ~Joke-innear~

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #17


    That’s how we roll. Perhaps JFK has offered up some personal photo’s of himself to sweeten the deal… he is the closest to being a God, is he not?

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #18

    I think the fact we are loaning out 21 year olds says that they won’t be good enough for NUFC first team, (unless we go down). It is just a way of putting them in the shop window and getting someone else to pay part/all of their wages.

    Ferg and Tav will not make it here, nor will Newton. We should have cut a deal for Redmond using Ferg, but that is probably too sensible.

  • Goodfella

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #19

    What are we playing at 6.9 why not just make it 7 as for the Remy loan deal makes sense with his court case hanging over him, and if he’s cleared complete the deal in January.

  • croftus5678

    Jul 27, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #20

    @13 lilong

    yep agree cambell needs a loan out esp to build confidence and to play against some big lads to learn how to get around them.

    @14 i see remy’s wages as the stumbling block tbh he’s on 80k+ pw at qpr and maybe a loan with qpr sharing some of that to give them chance of getting him back if the return to the prem or convincing remy to lower his wage if he did come to us maybe !

    my personal feeling is that remy loan deal is our backup plan for if gomis transfer doesnt come off and if we got gomis we would not go after remy anymore 🙁

    would love to see a good winger or 2 in but time is ticking on now 🙁


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