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Tim Krul – It’s The Highlight Of My Career – Video

3:54 pm, Sunday, November 10th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 62 Comments


Tim Krul – his best save from a Delgado header

Here is Newcastle hero Tim Krul talking to Sky Sports after the game – his best game ever according to the 25 year-old, – and one of the best goalkeeping performances seen anywhere this season.

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62 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Big Pappa CissΓ© // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Such a nice guy . Seems like yesterday I was watching him have a stormer against Palermo .

    We could have another Shay Given, Steve Harper on our hands here and he may just be another Toon Legend in the making πŸ™‚ .

  • 2 Thump // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    “As long as we … have Remy up front, we can keep on winning.”

    Oh aye, Tim?

  • 3 santonthenewmaldini // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Great defensive performance reminded of the season we came 5th a lot of games we went a goal up and I knew the game would be won no matter what happened Spurs had about 2 or 3 what you would call clear cut chances the rest were all long range efforts we could easily have went in at half time 2 goals up some of our play in that 1st half was fantastic

    Got to remember they spent 100 odd million in the summer we spent 2 million they should beat us no bother but they did not thats why the premier league is the best in the world anyone can win on the day

    I am not the biggest Pardew fan but he has got the tactics against the big teams correct recently if we go gung ho we get caught out and pummelled which happened 1st game of the season against City where we tried to attack them from the off

    What he needs to work on or get some help in coaching is playing the teams we should be beating like Hull , West Ham and Sunderland we should be pressing them from kick off and bombing forward but we go into those games like underdogs this is not acceptable it needs to change as theres no point winning against Chelsea etc if you get humbled at home off Norwich and West Brom ??!

    A word on Mbiwa what a clearance from the goal line and performance he is showing what he is capable of I honestly think if Colo started today we would have lost Colo does not put his body on the line anymore and is too casual in possession Williamson is the best partner for Mbiwa defend 1st leave the fancy stuff to the forwards they are the perfect blend for a centre back partnership

    Arfa also does not graft enough yes he can beat 3 guys but even Shola put a shift in today winning the ball back in crucial areas I would say though against Norwich I would like us to start with the same team but put Arfa as the no 10 behind Remy and see if being benched for a couple of games makes him get the finger out ?

    We are roughly about 4 players away from having a team to get back into europe next season get a direct winger such as Ince , a big strong ball winning Striker like DeJong or Gomis , A beast of a defender like Shawcross or Ludovic Sane and a back up utility guy who can play rightback and a couple of other positions!

  • 4 MosesNUFC // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    stuartno9 you talk some utter rubbish

    shame sunderland got another lucky win

  • 5 89Norcal // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:00 PM


    Hopefully results like this vs Chelsea and Tottenham will give us confidence to really impose ourselves on the lower teams. I hate seeing us get worked by Norwich or Hull.

  • 6 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Like I said mate, you sound petty
    Any excuse, it’s pathetic lad

    The commentators were saying how Europa league has an effect, mourinho was saying the CL schedule has an effect, the spurs fans were saying it has an effect, but no it’s pardew who’s a tw@ for saying it!

  • 7 Transfer Sage // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:02 PM


    Sunderland did well today. Man city probably had less clear chances than spurs did today. Both us and them defended very well as when needed the keepers did their job.


    I think spurs had maybe 3/4 chances they should have scored. Krul did well on other saves but were expected sves in my opinion.

    2 teams play the game. No matter how well we do there is nothing we can do if spurs really turn it on which they did in the second half. You can’t stop every attack, spurs just upped it in the second half, not our poor tactics at all. They simply pinned us back.

  • 8 Nufc4Ever // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Would also like to throw a bone to Sissoko today. He really took charge at plenty occasions, and powered past Vertoghnen on the right wing. Don’t think we would’ve managed this without him.

    Also, I really wish we could use 12 men, so Ben Arfa could have his place behind the attackers. Poor kid, he has so much talent, and so much to bring in a game. He just doesn’t fit in without defensive skills. I’d like to test him instead of Shola next game. Behind Remy, bit to the right, let them have some fun with the defences.

    Really, really happy tonight.

  • 9 santonthenewmaldini // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    @89 Norcal

    Agreed dont want to get too overconfident the reason we got beat off Hull is because we started drinking our own bath water after plaudits from the Villa game we did not work hard enough especially Arfa it was like he thought he had won the player of year after one game I think having Gouffran and Sissoko on the wings is the way to go and give Arfa a free role see what he does

  • 10 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Great post
    And your right we do need to keep this momentum going, Norwich and West Brom have been bogey teams for us over the years so we need to take the same fight and commitment into these fixtures, the international break has actually come at a really bad time for us as we always lose momentum, but hopefully these results have kick started our season!

  • 11 Transfer Sage // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:05 PM


    I personally don’t think that Europe should be a issue for fitness, do a bit less training. The issue lies with changes to preparation, and then if everyone from manager to papers to fans say you are tired it gives you as a player an excuse to not put in a full shift. Europe does have some impact, whether it’s physical or mental it has some effect.


    Some of our players had Europe but the manager hadn’t so wouldn’t have known how best to rotate and adapt match prep. We heard pardew spends 4 days on defense so if a midweek game that will make it difficult to drill the tactics into the players for that week.

    Also our players have limited European experience, they don’t all have it and they don’t have experience together as a team.

  • 12 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Problem is shola really does relieve the pressure by holding the ball up, just can’t see a place for him other than as a role as an impact sub to run at tired legs

  • 13 Transfer Sage // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    People need to learn we aren’t a team who can dominate every game. We should do better against the hulls and Sunderlands but spurs are a good side who haven’t lost many.

    Any win is good and performance is a bonus. We need to continue this improvement with our new system and see where it takes us.

  • 14 Yohan Kebab // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    the problem is remy likes to float off a focal striker, he cannot do that with benny

    fulham show that having lethargic players in the premier league just doesnt work

  • 15 daztoon // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:08 PM


    Firstly don`t call me lad i`m 45 yer prick and no its not any excuse.
    I saw a Spurs side today who played some great football second half and bar Krul would have probably won.So no thursday game didn`t really affect them.
    I think 31 shots is pretty good for a team that had so much taken out of them because they played thursday and we had a full week training don`t you

  • 16 Slank // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    The really pleasing thing for me is how the forwards are becoming the first line of defence when the opposition defenders have the ball. This is very much the Barcelona way. It was very effective against Chelsea and again today but you do need the right players to do this and in Goofy and Sissoko we have the players together with Remy.

    A special mention about the pass by Cabaye with the outside of his boot. If Remy had scored I’m sure it would have made goal of the season, if not the pass.

  • 17 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    I agree mate, these are professional athletes coached by professional coaches
    The point I was making is it absolutely ridiculous to come out and call pardew a tw@ for saying what the pundits and the fans were saying!

  • 18 Toon-Prodigy // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    It’s a team game at the end of the day and we done them.

    It’s as simple as that.

    Krul was absolutely outstanding. They were always going to come at us second half and we survived it. That’s all we need to know.

    It’s always been a very tough fixture and im smiling from ear to ear.

    Nothing is going to take that away from me today. Come onnnnnn the Toon.

    Makums have got their win. Unhappy with this.

  • 19 zimtoon // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Im just not sure of obertan ahead of ben arfa

  • 20 santonthenewmaldini // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:11 PM


    I was actually thinking about it some of our players looked a bit tired this particular international break might do us a bit of good because Mbiwa , Willo , Krul , Collo , Anita, Tiote , Gouffran and Arfa will not be playing as their teams have qualified or they do not get a game at international so a wee rest will be good for them

    Cabaye , Sissoko and Remy will probably play but is Debuchy not suspended for the game against Norwich anyway?

  • 21 Yohan Kebab // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    its funny how sunderland have such a good record against man city, whereas they seem to be the only team we just cannot beat

  • 22 Slank // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Dax @ 15

    He could be really old and feeble and so 45 may seem really young!

  • 23 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Okay so your a 45 year old who’s childish enough to use any half excuse to have a pop at the manager, makes even sadder to be honest

    Did I say it was a valid excuse? No, I said its pathetic to have a pop at pardew for saying what the spurs fans have been saying after every league game they have played after Europe and what the pundits have been saying

  • 24 89Norcal // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:13 PM


    I’ll live with it now. I just would like to see more technical ability on the wings but at least its working. I have more confidence now that Sissoko has show he can run to the goal line and put a cross in.

    I think it’s a matter of getting our midfield nailed down as well. Anita came on for his quality and passing ability but we sat back and squandered possession. We do it so well vs Chelsea and even City so I would like to see consistency there.

  • 25 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Well said

  • 26 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Think that’s the key, getting that consistency
    We need to it week in week out, were defiantly showing signs of doing that hopefully these results have restored a bit if confidence and self belief and we’ll see a more consistent performance from the lads now

  • 27 MrMojoRisin76 // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Check out Tim Krul’s “Elvis Save” in picture 2 of this slideshow.

  • 28 askar // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    My NUFC best XI:


    Deb β€”β€”β€”-Colo—– Mbiwa β€”β€”β€”San


    Sisso β€”β€”β€”Cabaye β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”-Gouf



  • 29 daztoon // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    Transfer Sage

    Mate if Pards spends four days a week training on defence i`m pretty sure they would know what they were doing by now.He`s had over 3 years coaching it and the tactics we play don`t change week in week out.So i doubt they need a full week to prepare the same old same old.

  • 30 bills-son // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    We’ve played Lpool, Chelsea and Spurs and looked a decent well organised team in all three + we’ve won two and drawn one and that with ten men for half a game.

    When you read the likes of stuart09 ranting on about, no tactics, luck and Pardew is sh1te you have to think – pal, do you actually want us to win a game you sour faced negger?

  • 31 OhSholaAmeobi // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    For me the weak link so far this season has been Santon.

  • 32 stuart no9 // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    MOSES- how am i talking rubbish? i said but for krul , pardew and the team would have suffered a right drubbing , did you see the game or did 1 of your mates tell you what happened ? so you tello me then , what would have happened if krul hadnt been in goal today, ? do you think we would have won ?

  • 33 stuart no9 // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    bills — haha hi, , erm , i love it when we win, however , i dont shy away from facts either , without krul today it would have been a cricket score , anyone who thinks differant is an idiot , what do you think bills ?

  • 34 bills-son // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:29 PM


    If Krul hadn’t been in goal we would have lost.

    But he was – and we won.

    What the fk is your point?

  • 35 daztoon // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:31 PM


    Could bet yeah lol. Sounds about right. Doesn`t get out much that`s for sure.

  • 36 bills-son // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:32 PM


    If Remy wasn’t playing today we wouldn’t have scored.

    But he was – so we won.

    If Spurs would have converted one of those chances they would have drawn at least.

    But the didn’t – so we won.


  • 37 Jammydodger // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    Stuart . . .Yeah but he was in goal wasnt he

    Whats the point of talking about what ifs, what if ashley decided to dontate his fortune to the club and give it to beardsley and shearer to run . . . what if

  • 38 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    A few great posts from that guardian article from spurs fans, wish our fans could give us this much credit!!

    10 Nov 2013
    First up, well done Newcastle. You were a better, more fluid team & your goalkeeper was amazing.
    As for Spurs, we were slow, ponderous, lacking invention & did not play well as a team. Townsend, Eriksson, Sigurdsson & Dembele were poor. Eriksson had a really bad day & should have been off at half time but he is a good player & will have better days. Spurs are playing the way the manager wants them to but it is not the Spurs way. ‘Arry & Jol understood better than this guy what that means but neither of those looked like the MBA type young manager that ENIC wanted.
    The next game away to City is going to be a nightmare. 4-0 at least unless Spurs park the bus with Sandro & Paulinho in the middle. Lennon needs to come in on the right with Lamela on the left. Townsend is too trigger happy like a pinball player. He is no Bale. How Bale must be smiling to himself. Already doing well at RM & badly missed at Spurs. He saved us last season.
    Soldado needs good service & he should have Defoe alongside when we are at home.
    There is no excuse for this manager. He just does not get Spurs. He will be off next season & we will be back to rebuilding. Same old Spurs story.

    EL Rodway
    10 Nov 2013
    It’s always a bugger when a team comes with a strategy. Spurs struggle against teams with strategies. They generally struggle at home against any team that decides to show some belief in itself. When a team doesn’t bow down to our Champ Man value side we can’t wangle a 1-0 win.

    Newcastle didn’t park the bus. We played that ‘we need time to gel’ football we’re becoming famous for in the first half and I’d like to really truly believe that we were unlucky not to score, but luck has already yielded 9 points this season, it was bound to run out at some point and yet again we don’t look like we could hit a monstrous cow’s arse with the world’s largest banjo, let alone score more than 1 goal. Because let’s be honest, if we’d scrambled an undeserved draw there would have been people on here claiming it was a good performance against a resolute team that parked the bus and were lucky to get a point.

    If all of our players are all that classy, then it has to be someone else’s fault that we’re dull, boring, can’t score and are now being exploited. Who could it be, though? Anybody got any ideas? Oh yeah, it’s the crowd’s fault. Perhaps Daniel Levy should sack the crowd and buy a new one in? Then we’ll have no excuses whatsoever.

    Reply Report

    10 Nov 2013
    EL Rodway:
    Excellent post, both for content and the utterly deserved snark with which it was delivered.

    Where are all the “park the bus apologists” now? Newcastle came out and played and we still looked toothless. What are they doing in training–11 league matches, plus Euro, plus league cup and our midfield still look like strangers to each other.

    10 Nov 2013
    I think ‘smash & grab’ is doing Newcastle a disservice. Up to scoring, they were totally bossing the game and creating all the chances. After scoring they seemed to retreat into a typical away performance mindset, and sat back absorbing pressure.

    I fancy they would have contributed far more in an attacking sense had they not scored, but they played the probabilities based on Tottenham’s relatively poor attacking threat; certainly in relation to finishing.

  • 39 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Lol says the old boy with the pardew dart board!

  • 40 OhSholaAmeobi // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:36 PM


    some wins are lucky or sometimes we don’t play well, but we defended with our lives and got it. doesn’t matter how we played if we won.
    as for pardew, we’ve all come to terms with his deficiencies, if he was gonna go he should’ve went last season but he didn’t. fact is, the alternative is some bog standard manager or kinnear and now and then pardew can pleasantly surprise us with big results.

  • 41 Toon-Prodigy // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    This is what happens when you knock a manager. He’s always going to be able to prove people wrong with decent displays and results.

    Pardew is doing that. He’s proven that without a catastrophic injury list and less games he can produce a decent formula which will get us points.

    Anyone who is expecting more needs to look at his backing because that is where the answer lies. Ambition.

    He is a mediocre manager at a mediocre football club with mediocre ambition.

    Pardew is getting it right it’s time to face facts.

    Our problem is with consistency and belief.

    Now it’s on the up.

    Fingers crossed we don’t fold with injuries to Cabaye, Remy and Gouffran.

    We are doing well long may it continue.

  • 42 catchy in norway // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    im sorry

    but some of you lot are talking out your &*Β£$,

    now dont get me wrong, this is a massive 3 points for us,


    its like he has no faith in us as an attacking force, he gets his goal and sits,

    this is the type of game that when it starts to go wrong, we get hammered,

    we were in total control because we have better players,, and they see themselves as a top 4 team, what does that tell you about him,

    please look past the result and see for 60 mins we hung on,, because of 1 player,,

    well done tim

  • 43 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Swansea losing 2-0 to stoke at home after making six changes to there team that played Europa…………

  • 44 stuart no9 // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    my point is , krul plays a blinder , saves us from the highest scoring game ever , and pards gets the praise hahaha, strange how people get praise for something they havnt done , coz lets be honest , pardew is a lucky man , that krul just happened to put in a world class show today , had it not been for him , not once -not twice – but 14 times at least krul had to save us- if he hadnt been on such form , the loss would have been a lot worse than last season and pards would be looking at the door. krul has saved him from a possible sacking, and a lot of people on here wouldnt be giving him the praise he is getting , but for 1 man

  • 45 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Manure 1-0 Van Persie

  • 46 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    And he’s celebrating like areet tosser!

  • 47 JackButler // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    That was a very hard earned three points, all the lads dug in for the second half and giving everything which is all we can ask them to do.

    Also…..dear god this is gonna hurt………….well done Alan Pardew for sticking with the same side that turned over Chelsea and getting it spot on again πŸ˜€

  • 48 Jammydodger // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    I dont shy away from facts either, if tottenham didnt have the team they had and say for instance had the team chesterfield have then we would have won with a cricket score, we have krul he had a mint game and so did the defence we did not concede and we scored one, dont know if you saw the game or if one of your mates told you about it but we won one nil, we may have not played in an attacking fashion second half but we tactically played well first half . . playing agaisnt their weaknesses you know what tactics are meant to do. why focus on the negatives, for each time you have gone on about how in the secodn half we would have been shafter, well if shola hadve been onside for when he put one away we would have had another goal and if remy had doen the same with his first through one goal chance we wouldve had another, 6 of one half a dozen of the other, glass if half full and all that . . . . optimism its fun! focus on positives be happy . . . . . . . . pessimism focus on negatives be sad

  • 49 daztoon // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:41 PM


    I`m down in Guildford thursday mate if you wanna discuss this face to face rather than behind yer keyboard son,I`d be more than willing too.
    Plus i don`t play darts

  • 50 USAGEORDIE // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    If we are sitting in this position come January we will have a great chance to invest and finish in a Europa spot. The key word there is invest. That means MA and Kinnear must be ready to buy solid players to get us that final push up the table. We got that spark from cisse when we finished 5th now we must do that again.

  • 51 OhSholaAmeobi // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    lose a few and play poorly pardew is an idiot and we want mike out, win a few and it all goes quiet apart from a few voices.

    the abject football and the terrible run and the debacles against reading, sunderland, liverpool etc of last year are still in the mind but we aren’t gonna attract better than pardew.

    fans are fickle. most clubs are like this.

  • 52 fatman // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    bills-son @30

    how was it not down to good luck when the keeper has probably the best show from a keeper for many years, was i dreaming when Plonker brought Obertan on after how bad he always is, seems you have the hearts for the plonker. without Krull we could have been hammered, great win but not planned, maybe we were due a bit good luck.

  • 53 I-Am-Ahab // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Where’s that Jeff fellah… And his 6-0 prediction… Cheer up lads we won… !

  • 54 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Lol you sad little man
    What you punch up because I said its stupid to call pardew a tw@ for saying the same thing as the pundits and fans??
    Idiot, I’m not in Guildford keep travelling, don’t get lost though you seem like the kind of person who starting punching google maps because the directions were to confusing
    Absolute idiot, can’t stand that your statement was called and your throwing a paddy, 45? More like 4 and half

  • 55 Toon-Prodigy // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:56 PM


    Pardew got us three points today. Thats a fact.

    If you are willing to knock him for his past tactical errors where you feel it has cost us points then have the decency to praise.

    It’s a team performance and we done them and he got it right. Obviously because we have walked away from the capital with three points and a clean sheet.

    That is excellent for this football club.

  • 56 MosesNUFC // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    TADS help me get my point across to stuartno9 KRUL WAS IN GOAL, AND THATS IT. WHY SHOULD PARDEW BE CREDITED? OH WE ONLY JUST SETUP PERFECTLY AND PLAYED SOME SLICK PASSING FOOTBALL. you and daztoon are fans who shouldn’t be supporting the toon. go and support the mackems

  • 57 daztoon // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:59 PM


    Who said anything about a punch up yer sad twat i said if yer wanna meet up and talk face to face.

    Only your narrow little mind can see it as a punch up sad little boy.

  • 58 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    So discuss it then , you can’t, because you can’t accept the fact that your having a pop for no reason
    You simply can only resort to insults well done
    And you have the front to call others keyboard warriors
    Take the the stick and try enjoying the win yeah

  • 59 daztoon // Nov 10, 2013 at 5:12 PM


    So you really think that Spurs playing thursday cost them the result today.
    You don`t think Pards said what he did to excuse the league games last season when we were totally gutless.

    You honestly think that we were the more fluid side and Spurs looked disjointed and didn`t create any clear cut goal scoring chances.

  • 60 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    I think pards said we he said to highlight the effect of Europe to rightly or wrongly answer his critics of last season

    Spurs created chances yes, but only 4-5 of them were great chances, we set up defensively, could we of gone for it? maybe, but we didn’t we stayed strong as a unit and got the 3 points
    So I’m not sure why him saying that has angered you so much
    No need to argue over it mate, I just don’t see his statement as that bigger deal, it’s an issue that gets highlighted every season by every manager

  • 61 daztoon // Nov 10, 2013 at 5:29 PM


    Didn`t anger me at all,just another chance for Pardew to try to absolve himself of any blame for last season,which we all know he is a master of diverting any blame on himself.

    As for the game yes a fantastic win and hard earned by Krul and a back four,not denying that and Pards did get his tactics spot on first half.
    Second half we did park the bus even more so when Ameobi went off.No we wasn`t more fluid than Spurs and what clear cut chances did we create second half.None i can think of.
    So did playing a game thursday take its toll on Spurs mentally and physically No.
    Did we win via Krul having the game of his life and for once us showing some fight and grit Yes.

  • 62 lesh // Nov 10, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Pardew out?

    C’mon, where are they? Don’t be shy now.

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