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Questions About The Goalkeeper Position At Newcastle

9:56 am, Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

One of the players that Newcastle were after in the summer was a young goalkeeper, who could fight it out for the number two position at Newcastle with Rob Elliot, and since Rob is 27 and Tim Krul is 25,  there’s room for a top up-and-coming goalkeeper at the club at the moment.

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Tim Krul – could leave Newcastle?

Newcastle were linked with 22 year-old Dutch U21 International Jeroen Zoet over the summer, and he has become the number one at the Dutch side PSV this season, and on the last day of the transfer window, we were linked with  England U21  goalkeeper Jonathan Bond of Watford.

It seems Newcastle are award of two possibilities with their top two goalkeepers, one is that a top club could come in with a big bid for Dutch International Tim Krul, and with the top form being shown by Rob Elliot, officials think he may even push for a move to a club where he can get regular football, and in the Premier League too.

There is competition this season for places, even in the goalkeeper position with Rob Elliot pushing Tim hard, and Krul was partially responsible for the Aston Villa goal on Saturday, when he failed to get to a corner in the second  half, and he also had trouble with an earlier cross, which had given Ciaran Clark a half chance.

Newcastle do have young 20 year-old goalkeeper Jak Alnwick, but it seems that Alan Pardew wants three goalkeepers to be available to play for the first team, and maybe if one comes in,  Jak will be sent out on loan to get some first team experience.

There is good competition at the moment between Krul and Elliot, so maybe Newcastle will try to bring in a  young goalkeeper in January, but that’s hardly the priority, and we still need another striker to bolster the ranks, and that’s especially true if we are doing well by then – which is now a possibility.

What do you think?

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Tags: Jak Alnwick · Newcastle News · Rob Elliot · Tim Krul





6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Santon03 // Sep 18, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    I think we are good in GK department, Jak Alnwick will be good for 3rd option

  • 2 Santon03 // Sep 18, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Regarding LB position, we have 4 LB with 2 who can play advance position. Does it mean we nolonger see Jonas?

  • 3 James RS // Sep 18, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Rob Elliott not in the same league as Tim Krul; why would NUFC want to sell him..hes worth many points per season to us. Cast your mind back… it was only when Tim Krul got injured towards the end of last season that we got into relegation trouble. He is probably the most important player to Newcastle…reads the game (ie) positions himself better and distributes so much better than Elliott; who in my opinion is not yet up to premier league standard; even Forster was better.
    Elliott stays on his line too much too.

  • 4 Geordie crappa // Sep 18, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Whoa there!! Who’s a tubby boy then?! Krul must be the envy of the locker room!!

  • 5 workyticket // Sep 18, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    “There is competition this season for places, even in the goalkeeper position with Rob Elliot pushing Tim hard”

    No he isn’t, Tim Krul is a better keeper.

  • 6 julidog // Sep 18, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Elliot was even worse with corners against MORECAMBE!

    He flopped into the back of Sammy for one corner almost taking him out while he was safely clearing the ball. And sometimes he spills the ball when it seems harder than gathering it up properly.

    Do not even rate him as a Premier League keeper at all. Still as confused as the day we bought him as to even why we bothered with him unless indeed it is a long term plan to remove Krul in the name of back pocket profit.




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