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The Sunderland Game Doesn’t Need Explaining – It’s Massive

6:32 pm, Thursday, October 24th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 23 Comments

Tim Krul was injured in April’s home game against Sunderland, when we were beaten 3-0, in one of our biggest ever home defeats against Sunderland, and now our lads will go to the Stadium of Light on Sunday and try to make up to their fans for what was a woeful performance on that fateful day last season.

tim krul in action at cardiff

Tim Krul – in action this season

Tim  was speaking yesterday at Walker Technology College, and the Dutch International had this to say about the game on Sunday:

“It doesn’t need explaining.” “And for us players we don’t need a build-up.” “It is always the game you look forward to when the fixture list comes out.”

“The fans always remind you of it.” “It gives you that extra spice and they are the type of games you enjoy.”  “It’s about three points.” “That’s massive.”

“Winning over your rivals is important too.” “But we need no motivation for this one.”  “What happened in April has happened and it’s gone.”  “Look, the Premier League is an unforgiving place.”

“I don’t really look at Sunderland if I am honest. I am glad we are where we are.”  “And we are in a great position to get three points on Sunday.”  “That would really push us up now.”

25 year-old Krul was injured in the second half at St. James in April with a dislocated shoulder, when Sunderland were ahead 1-0, but after Rob Elliot came in we conceded two more goals and lost that game 3-0, although Rob was hardly to blame for the goals.

But that should serve as a massive motivation on Sunday afternoon, and if we can get all 3 points we’ll have 14 points from the first nine games, which wouldn’t be too bad.

But we are a better side than Sunderland, but we must show it on the day and a win will see us flying.

Comments welcome.

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

23 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Belfast-Toon // Oct 24, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    F**k I’m pumped already for this one, soon as the fixtures came out had it circled, think we will destroy them while their down, the big players will all show up for us and dominate the game… Smb’s1-3toon

  • 2 Big Pappa Cissé // Oct 24, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    I think we have the advantage this time as when they beat us 3-0 we had the new players that didn’t understand the enormity of this game.

    This time however it is the Mackems that have the new faces and I really hope we smash them 🙂

  • 3 AMEOBI // Oct 24, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    I’m whacking a fiver on Ben arfa and sissoko on a 2-0 win on Sunday. Good feeling

  • 4 GeordieTwo // Oct 24, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    2-0 for Spurs now. Good game to watch.

  • 5 GeordieTwo // Oct 24, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Everyone stay calm. Thongman will return.

  • 6 GeordieTwo // Oct 24, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Ibiza are you staying calm?

  • 7 GeordieTwo // Oct 24, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    And please everyone I implore you all to remain sober and serious on this blog. We are a tight knit community of very serious individuals on here. Everyone please clear their throats and settle down. No smirks over there!

  • 8 Himanshu Dhingra // Oct 24, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    NUFC cannot go higher than 8th, and SAFC cannot go any lower

  • 9 GeordieTwo // Oct 24, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Damnit has anyone seen my trilby and nipple armour? I’m trying to fight crime as well as maintain a high level of seriosity on the blog!

  • 10 Himanshu Dhingra // Oct 24, 2013 at 8:06 PM


    Whatever happens in this match

    Please do not punch any horses.

  • 11 GeordieTwo // Oct 24, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Remember that famous saying Himanshu mate. “Aim high or you may shoot yourself in the feet”. We must aim high. Eighth is not high. We must strive for excellence beyond eighth. Your friend Thongman.

  • 12 Himanshu Dhingra // Oct 24, 2013 at 8:11 PM


    I meant this weekend 🙂

  • 13 GeordieTwo // Oct 24, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    I think we will finish in the bottom 10 and Ashley, Kinnear and Pardew will then try to convince us we’ve had a very successful season. Worthy of another pissup on the yacht I’m sure. We’re not invited.

  • 14 Himanshu Dhingra // Oct 24, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Message to #NUFC Players

    Do not pull any Punches on the pitch

    Message to all Newcastle fans

    Please do not punch Horses. Whatever happens against #AFC

  • 15 GeordieTwo // Oct 24, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Ahhh I see Himanshu. Eighth after this weekend. Hmmm. That might just be acceptable. Message to our players: I’ve seen all your WAGs naked. No wonder you’re tired all the time.

  • 16 Big Pappa Cissé // Oct 24, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    I know our play has been better this season (although we still don’t create a lot of chances) but I would like to see us pass and move more rather than just getting rid of the ball then standing still.

    Other than overlapping full backs we rarely look for one-two’s and it would improve our game so much IMO.

  • 17 GeordieTwo // Oct 24, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Also remember that other famous saying Himanshu. “Climb to the highest peak and look down with awe and humility. But don’t slip and catch your crevice on the pointy bit.”

  • 18 GeordieTwo // Oct 24, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    I think Peter Sellers said that once.

  • 19 MosesNUFC // Oct 24, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    if we play for the full 90mins like we did in the first half against liverpool, i reckon we’ll destroy them 4-0. however us getting the first goal and early is crucial, we cannot afford to go into half time 0-0 or only 1-0 up. we need to really batter them. cmon, we’re top of the league in terms of most passes leading to goals. lets really show that and get revenge on sunday. Captain Tiote lead the boys out!

  • 20 GeordieTwo // Oct 24, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    MosesNUFC will lead us to the promised land!!! Sorry couldn’t resist than.

  • 21 GeordieTwo // Oct 24, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Michu for Swansea. 1-0 in the second half.

  • 22 GeordieTwo // Oct 24, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Swansea have given up a penalty with the last kick of the game.

  • 23 GeordieTwo // Oct 24, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Wicked. It ends a draw.

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