Tim’s Best Performance – The Silkiness Of Remy

Newcastle manager admitted at the end of the game that it was one of Tim Krul’s best performances for Newcastle, as the goalkeeper made maybe eight top class saves to keep Newcastle’s clean sheet, but he was also helped by another fighting performance from this Newcastle side, and it was similar to last week’s game against Chelsea, in terms of the performance.

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Tim Krul being congratulated after magnificent game

This is what Newcastle manager Alan Pardew had to say after the fabulous win today:

“It was one of Tim’s best performances – Wow. I think he is the best goalie in Holland and I think he proved that today.”

“His performance level has not needed to be high recently as we have not come under that sort of pressure too often, but we did today.”

“Certainly in the second half Tottenham really turned up the heat and he answered almost everything. It was an unbelievable performance.”

“But the second one he made no mistake with and it gave us a platform for the win.” “He has got a silkiness to the way he moves and a nice kind of gait, the way he runs and everything. He really is a classy-looking performer, which is great if you back it up with goals.

“It kind of elevates him and he stands out, but I thought Shola Ameobi was terrific in the 60 minutes he played. He was as important as Loic, I thought.”

Shola Ameobi and Loic Remy seem to play well together, and to beat both Chelsea and Tottenham in successive games without top stars Papiss Cisse, Hatem Ben Arfa and Fab Coloccini.  shows the Newcastle squad has been improved by the five Frenchmen (make that six with Remy), that were brought in last January.

We now have home games against Norwich City and West Brom, but every game in the Premier League is a tough one, and those two games will not be easy – but we must have a decent chance of winning both  those games.


Another fantastic win by the lads today.

Comments welcome.

23 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Nov 10, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #1

    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 😀

  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Nov 10, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #2

    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.

    just enjoy the moment, at the end of the day it’s about the club and the team, not the owner and the manager.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 10, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #3

    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.

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    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.

  • catchy in norway

    Nov 10, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #4

    this proves that while newcastle might be your team of choice

    but most of you are not football fans,

    bunch of Pardew hoop kissers

    yes we won, but we got murdered,

  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Nov 10, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #5


    would you rather watch mourinho with his horrible football but churning out wins every week?

    it’s all about the winning and the entertainment, we get genuine joy when we win, which we have done.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Nov 10, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #6


    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.

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 10, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #7

    Why does krul having a good game mean we played badly?

    It’s like saying if a player hadn’t got a Hattrick you’d have lost. Or if Ben arfa didn’t score the odd unbelievable goal we wouldn’t lose.

    The whole point if having a good keeper is that he saves you every now and then. We played well today.

    Out of spurs 30+ shots I would say only 3/4 required something special from krul. The rest were good saves but expected of a prem keeper.

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 10, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #8

    We continued to attack in the first half after the goal.

    The second half spurs upper their game, we don’t just sit back, they forced us back.

  • fatman

    Nov 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #9


    no doubt Pardew knew Krull was to have the best goal keeping performance for years he brought on Obertan we were lucky no more at times we were torn appart a great win but only because one player play we could have been beat 5-1 or more if he had a stinker. seems not too many fans capable of keeping their feet on the ground.

  • bills-son

    Nov 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #10


    Most of us aren’t football fans?

    Go fk yourself your cretin.

    Its ar$eholes like you who make this blog a pi$$ poor place to visit with sh1t like that.

  • MosesNUFC

    Nov 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Pardew masterminded us to a win. yes tim krul was absolutely brilliant, but thats what goalies are for. We outplayed them first half, they outplayed us second. but we stayed resilient and defended very well. Pardew and the players should all take credit. And wtf are you on about stuaryno9 “pardew was a lucky man today” My f***ing god you could say that for any game, arsenal could beat norwich 3-0 but norwich could have scored 4 goals if it wasn’t for the keeper.

    you and daztoon go and support the mackems, so negative

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #12

    The fact remains if swap pardew for somebody like pochettino tomorrow without thinking about it…

    But the man has changed things recently and got us playing as a team which is something we haven’t done for a while so in full of praise for him today.

    Yes there are things we could improve on but we are looking better recently.

  • MosesNUFC

    Nov 10, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #13

    there are some damn negative fans on here. Fat man, catchy, daztoon and stuartno9 go and support the mackems coz your obviously not true toon supporters, your probably not even true geordies.

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 10, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #14


    But krul didn’t have a stinker though.

    It’s like saying when we beat Sunderland 5-1 if shola and Nolan had been sent off early we might have lost 1-0

    These things didn’t happen.

    What if remy had taken a better first touch on the ball through from cabaye and shola timed his run better we could have won 3-0

  • Yohan Kebab

    Nov 10, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #15

    i have often criticised pardew, but he got it spot on against chelsea and made a great call in keeping the team the same today, when it would have been easy to bring colo or arfa back in. Fair play

  • MosesNUFC

    Nov 10, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #16

    transfer sage,

    pardew hasn’t just got us playing as a team, we’ve been playing fluid passing football that deserved us the win along with a strong, resilient and defensive performance and a blinder from krul, well a blinder from everyone that played, they all did their jobs and came away with a well deserved win.

  • MosesNUFC

    Nov 10, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #17

    transfer sage spot on. we could of scored those santon and ameobi shots against sunderland and could have won 3-1 but it didn’t happen!

  • MosesNUFC

    Nov 10, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #18

    yohan kebab, he’s got us playing some fantastic football as well.

  • theartfuldodger

    Nov 10, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #19

    ManU vs Arsenal is 1st vs 7th.
    Its not 1st vs 2nd or 3rd.
    Its not the biggest game.
    ManU leading is more like an upset.

    So much hype in the commentary for ManU !!

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 10, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #20


    That’s what I mean by playing as a team.

    Up to the city cup game I personally thought we looked like individuals not a team.

    The system from city onwards has got more team play in both attack and defense and we are creating genuine chances and looking better at the back. The football is better and entertaining to watch.

  • catchy in norway

    Nov 10, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #21


    chelsea are not that bad to watch, JM has his teams well set up, he goes for goals,
    in his frst season with chelski, they scored 72 goals, second highest that year

  • fatman

    Nov 10, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #22

    No its not we played better against Chelsea we deserved to win by at least 2-0 today we were lucky we were pinned in our half for most of the second half, everything went our way, long over due but it was a hard earned win, that could have went the other way Krull part in the game was massive and i can assure you i have been to more than a thousand games and many seasons without missing a single game, i know when we play well and when we get some luck along the way, like if have said many times i went to the 10 lowest attended games since my first games from 1970.

  • Taff the Mag

    Nov 10, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #23

    catchy, credit where it,s due, except for the Mackems we have taken 7 points from 3 of the top teams.


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