Dutch Geordie – I Love Playing For This Club

It’s hardly surprising that Newcastle’s number one goalkeeper Tim Krul has told Sky Sports that he is fully committed to Newcastle United

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Tim Krul – happy at Newcastle

Tim has often said, in his eight years on Tyneside, how his dream is to be both the Newcastle number one and the Dutch number one goalkeeper, and he achieved the first goal just over two years ago, and is getting close to achieving his second goal.

Tim is  a very good goalkeeper, and he’s been linked with clubs like Arsenal recently, but Tim he has no wish to leave Newcastle, and he had this to say to Sky Sports News:

“What the papers write I don’t take notice any more, I have got a four years contract at Newcastle, I’m really happy,”  “I love playing for this club, so I just focus on myself and getting a good season this season and then hopefully going to the World Cup.”

“It is my second home, I have been here eight years now, it’s a second home and second family. Playing in front of 52,000 Geordies is a fantastic feeling and I don’t think many clubs can beat that.”

“The first game of the season against City, was a hard game and everyone knew that – they have brought in a lot of top quality players and we knew it would not be easy but after that we kicked on.”

“But then Hull City and that was a missed step and we have to take it on the chin, but we gave it away really.”  “Sometimes you have to take that hit and it’s perhaps a wake up call as you can’t take anything for granted.”

“We are ready now, it was a mistake and we are looking forward to Monday.” “Two years ago we had a fantastic season, but unfortunately we haven’t had a good season last season – but they are a good example and somewhere where we want to get to.”

Tim Krul represents the type of player we want at Newcastle, somebody who’s completely committed to the club, and who has a Dutch Geordie accent. 😀

Hopefully the lads can learn from what happened last Saturday against Hull, as Tim says, and if they can make that an example of what we cannot do again this season, then it will have served its purpose.

There was passion and commitment missing from too many Newcastle players last Saturday, but it was a decent recovery against Leeds on Wednesday night in the Capital One Cup, and a good result.

Now we need a good result at Goodison Park on Monday night, and then we’ll have some momentum again.

What do you think?

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27 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 27, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #1

    He’ll be sold before he signs a new contract, 13M of pure profit will be too much to turn down.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 27, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #2

    Well we’ll have to take his wages and training into account, so the 13M fee will be registered as a loss and another reason why we can’t compete with ya Sotons and Swanseas.

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Sep 27, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Seems like 5 minutes ago I was watching him play a blinder against Pallermo in the Europa league, realising he was going to be something special .

    Where does the time go eh 🙂 . Safe to say he hasn’t disappointed .

  • stuart no9

    Sep 27, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #4

    WHY is it all of a sudden , players are coming out saying how much they love playing for NUFC . I dont know the answer , just find it a bit odd players are taking it in turns saying how much they love the club and supporters !

  • Novocastrian66

    Sep 28, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #5

    Krul could break Newcastle United’s appearance record.

  • jimmysmith

    Sep 28, 2013 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #6

    “Muffin Top”

  • manxpie

    Sep 28, 2013 at 2:10 AM

    Comment #7

    so i take it JFA is officially an accountant now?

  • luke.r

    Sep 28, 2013 at 2:11 AM

    Comment #8


    its not like the players are going up to journalists and saying, you know what… ‘i love playing for newcastle me’!

    They get asked questions and the papers show the response and its nice to see that Krul appreciates Newcastle as we developed him into the keeper he is today.

  • p

    Sep 28, 2013 at 3:29 AM

    Comment #9

    We keep him busy for sure

  • bills-son

    Sep 28, 2013 at 5:19 AM

    Comment #10

    Jail, £10m profit on Cabaye was turned down.

    Stuart09, why are players coming out saying they love being at Newcastle? Perhaps the simple answer is because they do, and dont buy into the club in crisis BS that the likes of you and the press keep banging on about.

  • jimmysmith

    Sep 28, 2013 at 5:39 AM

    Comment #11

    Not a club in crisis?

    Just one fallen from grace then, at the hand of an opportunistic, self serving billionaire owner, who runs it not as the steeped in tradition, regional icon and institution that it is, but as an advertising hoarding for cheap and nasty sportswear and pay day loans, on as little as even he dare get away with, while wringing whatever he can from it, wherever he can find it.

  • bills-son

    Sep 28, 2013 at 5:57 AM

    Comment #12


    Fallen from grace?

    What grace? It can’t be the grace of winning the League because we haven’t done that for 87 years, it can’t be the grace of winning a domestic cup because we haven’t done that for 58 years and it can’t be the grace of winning a trophy because we haven’t done that for 44 yearx.

    So – what is this grace we’ve fallen from?

  • AsprillaCartWheels

    Sep 28, 2013 at 6:01 AM

    Comment #13

    Who ate all the pies? Krul probably has.

  • jimmysmith

    Sep 28, 2013 at 6:09 AM

    Comment #14

    You don’t think of Newcastle historically as a graceful and dignified club?

    With its iconic ground overlooking the town, loyal support, 4 English Championships, 6 FA Cups, Fairs Cup, near 120 yrs competing at the highest level, and above all a truly entertaining and open approach to how the game should be played and an honour roll of splendid players to match, in a city that lives and breathes football.

  • thebionicMAG

    Sep 28, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #15


    Totally agree mate. He looks around 10 pounds overweight. He needs to address that. It can be the difference between a fingertip save and a 2-3 drubbing.
    Where the hell is this strength and conditioning guru? England Rugby team specialist my arrse. No professional athlete should be carrying a gut, especially at his age.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 28, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #16

    What do you all think of Obertan’s performances after he came off the bench against leeds?

    I saw his one on one miss.

  • Slank

    Sep 28, 2013 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #17

    jimmysmith @ 14

    I admire your sentiments but I don’t think the words ‘graceful and dignified’ can be applied to any club let alone ours.

    A swan is graceful. Nelson Mandela is dignified.

    I don’t think the words Shepherd, Graceful and Dignified have ever been used together in a sentence !

  • Slank

    Sep 28, 2013 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #18

    ilovetoon8788 @ 16

    He has pace but without an end product (pass to a colleague or goal) all that pace is wasted.

    A natural goal scorer would have slipped the ball to the keepers left as the keeper was going to his right.

    The impression bit of the whole move was improvisation of the pass from Goofy. Real training ground stuff.

  • John Tudor

    Sep 28, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #19

    he does not run it well and treats fans like shert

  • John Tudor

    Sep 28, 2013 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #20

    @18 or done a balletelli

  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 28, 2013 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #21

    Obertan is just a waste with all that pace. and he’s already 24. not like hes young and is going to improve any further.

  • John Tudor

    Sep 28, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #22

    is that man still playing with stickle bricks and meccano

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 28, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #23

    All that pace but he would still fusk up an egg and spoon race.

  • Quasimodo's tailor

    Sep 28, 2013 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #24

    Jimmy Smith@14. I’m sorry, but nothing has changed from any of the things you have listed.

  • toonfield

    Sep 28, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #25

    Back to bikini bottom it is then for squiddy

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 28, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #26

    Just because we haven’t won anything for 44 years, some people think it’s acceptable to stand and watch Mike Ashley rape the club.

  • jimmysmith

    Sep 28, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #27

    @24 ya think! Wonga, Sports Direct plastered all over the ground free of charge, the name change, stated and manifest lack of ambition, JFK DOF, etc, etc, etc, give me a f@cken break!


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