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Video – Pardew Sky Sports Interview – Krul The Best

2:48 pm, Sunday, November 10th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 59 Comments

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Tim Krul – magnificent for Newcastle today

Here is Alan Pardew’s interview with Sky Sports this afternoon – immediately following the game.



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  • 1 Big Pappa Cissé // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    7 points from Liverpool, Spurs & Chelsea and only conceding two goals . Brilliant stuff .

    Just makes you think if Gouffran scored against West Ham, we beat Hull after leading and got a point at Sunderland we would have had 24 points .

    17 is still good and Pardew deserves credit even from me one of his biggest critics .

    I think one of the main reasons for our success lately is Pardew using 4-4-2 as I don’t think he knows how to use other systems effectively . I would still like to see Shola dropped for Anita and then using a 4-1-4-1 but at the end of the day why change a winning team ? .

  • 2 Slank // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Krul was deservedly MOTM but the whole team stuck together and grafted.

    Special praise is due to Goofy who yet again put in a great shift. Also praise to the much maligned Williamson and Mbiwa who stood tall and were resolute. Tiote and Cabaye have both come good at the same time and are more than a match for any other midfield players.

  • 3 Graeme // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    The back four looked to be working well – the weak link being Santoon, he didnt look too clever at times. Undoubtedly though, the star of the back and the team, was Tim Krull with arguably the best display by a ‘keeper this season – he was immense.

    Keep it up, see where we end up!!!

  • 4 Jammydodger // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Stuart . . . . .shhh, would you rather we played like barca and lost . . . .

    Brilliant win! Yes the goal was pebble dashed for the second half but regardless a clean sheet was kept. Due to the more than worthy MOM Mr Krul. The team showed grit and a sense of actually playing as a team . . . which is nice

    Pardew, nailed it! tottenham played a high line so he played to get in behind it, until Sandro came on we had the run of the midfield even with only 2 mid compared to their 3.

    Remy i wish we could sign him and i hope that if we keep cabaye it will be a sign of intent over jan and hopefully he can influence remy on wanting to come here.

    Also as blasphemous as this is sunderland for the win . . .! or draw , they willl go up to 10 points therefore 17th place . . . . Whoop de dooo basil! whereas city still remain only two point ahead of us, and if arsenal beat united so by the end of the weekend we will be two point behind city and level with united . . . . .pardew out hey stuart !

    Also someone mentioned this earlier , if we had beat the scum and hull which both on paper were games we should have taken we would be 3rd

    Haven’t posted for about 2 years or more . . .quite exhilarating HWTL!

  • 5 89Norcal // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    @Slank

    I see your point. Was fielding the thought of using Hatem tho now that Debuchy seems to have his form nailed down. I dont think we would be as vulnerable on the right anymore.

    Gouffy and Sissoko had definitely done well. Gouffran should keep his spot but drop hatem in for fresh legs and cup matches.

    I would rather see Sissoko with Tiote/Anita & Cabaye midfield in our 4-3-3, so we can really utilize our talented wingers in Remy and Hatem. Play Gouffy up top but it’s probably too radical a change to expect now after these 2 results with 4-4-2.

    I would rather have some technical ability on our wings rather than just pure hard work because we could create more chances. But I won’t knock the boys at all.

  • 6 89Norcal // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    BTW I will add that Sissoko has put in some lovely crosses from the RW so he’s doing more than just running his @ss off, but to think if he could drift out that way from midfield as well as running down the center in that box-to-box role. I think playing too far forward spoils his strengths.

  • 7 89Norcal // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    @Jammy well welcome back :)

    I think we could have done much better that 2nd half but I never thought we’d get 6 points out of Chelsea and Tottenham. So I’m pleased.

  • 8 Jammydodger // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Also, Gouffran! This guy tracks back, dribble, crosses. runs liek one o and oh yeah scores, also was cheap as owt

    Santon as much criticism as he is receiving remember hes still young, cant be too harsh and he is crackign as an attacking fb just a shame hes not that great a defensive,

    Which brings me to my point, gouffran is basically a goal scoring, final ball producing and cross producing gutti

    Also side note i think it was shola but could have been sissoko i didnt get to see a replay, but kyle walker was buzzing about throwing his weight around thinking he was all that and then he went in to out muscle either shola or mouassa and just ricochet’d off . . . . .gave me a giggle anyways

  • 9 stuart no9 // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    jammy – i’ d rather have a manager who is tactically astute , yeah we won , abrilliant 3 points , but when you depend on a keeper as much as he does , its going to go pear shape some time , apart from starting krul, what were his tactics? i dont know , from what i saw in the 2nd half , there were no tactics, it was all spurs with krul haveng an unbelievable game – what were his tactics?

  • 10 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    I am blown away…had lots of errands today could not catch the game…this is A BIG ONE….. Away to the Spuds and stealing it GREAT GREAT win…

    Now we are talking…. how did we play lads?

  • 11 Jammydodger // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Also (sod it im on a roll) Williamson . . . . . even the commentators said “and once again with a sense of de ja vu, Williamson gets his head to it and makes a clearance”

    Fair play to him and also to M’biwa two clean sheets and held off city for 90 mins . . so thats city , chelsea and spurs all held to clean sheets for at least the first 90 mins, dont care whats happening or how but its working and its good

  • 12 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Jammy
    Lol aye was shola, walker went in and shola just molested him!

    Great points on goofy too, the lad is simply proving invaluable to us!.

    BPC @ 6
    I see want your saying, but your at the same time strengthening the argument to keep benny out, he doesn’t give the service that sissoko gives, benny puts in some great balls but not enough
    Also think it’s no coincidence that debuchy has looked better and better since benny has been dropped
    Don’t know if you saw it but Redknapp and Carrager had it spot on at half time about HBA

  • 13 nufc7lad // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    #Credit must go to Pardew today, fantastic set up, to get in behind the centre halves!

    We could play Colo at RB vs Norwich, hes played their for Argentina before, which means we dont have to disrupt the current CB partnership. Home to Norwich is the perfect game to bring HBA back into the fold. at home against lesser teams, he has to start for me, we will be on the front foot, and he can won us the 3 points in an instance, Id bring him in for shola ameobi for sure!!

  • 14 daztoon // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Lol Pardew spurs lost because they played in europe thursday what a complete dick head. Yeah Alan they looked knackered second half

  • 15 Rooster // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Stuart, we were terrific first half, and battled so hard second, we got away with it thanks to Krul, we all know that, our defence tried all game, but Spurs kept slicing through our defence, Krul is a part of the defence of course so fair play, the record books will show a win for the toon and that is all that matters , but as you say Pardew JUST TOLD EVEERYONE TO GET BACK BEHIND THE BALL AND DEFEND LIKE THEIR LIVES DEPEND ON IT. if not for our doalie though we would have been stuffed out of sight, but as I said he is part of the defence,

    WBA is no easy game and I see them on our level as a team, somewhere around mid table, should be a good game.

  • 16 Yohan Kebab // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    everyone calling for HBA back

    yes he can be magic

    but look at our TEAM performances without him

    no need to change the team unnecessarily

  • 17 wolfshead@toon // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    i think the majority on here agree with prodigy on the previous thread if you cant enjoy great results jeez you got problems occasionally keepers do make the difference between 2 teams but thats what they are there for mom should go to krul but matty is my new fave player so il stick with him :-)

  • 18 Transfer Sage // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    Brilliant display today. Thought we matched spurs well in the first half and created the best chance so deserved out lead.

    Second half we were batted and struggled to get on the ball but spurs have good players and a very strong bench so was never going to be easy at all. Krul did exceptionally well and the rest of the team defender well too.

    If we can get a big striker in during January so shola is the super sub and not the main man to rely on then we will be looking a lot better.

    We have but back to back performances and results together which is great to see, especially given the calibre of the opposition. I criticise pardew quite a bit, fairly in my opinion, but the man has started using a system which allows him to get a good, consistent level from the team (not individuals) and we look a hell of a lot better for it.

    Credit where credit is due, good work from manager and then players following the plan.

    Stuart – as for no tactics? Spurs just pinned us back with good play, can’t be helped at times. We doubled up ok their wingers and packed bodies in midfield, those tactics looked clear to me and they worked. Just enjoy a good win when we get it. 3 points is 3 points regardless of how pretty you get them, we were never going to dominate the game against spurs so it’s a great achievement to get the win.

  • 19 Jammydodger // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    Well stuart at half time Jamie Carragher stated and i quote ” pardew has got his tactics spot on” cant remember the rest but he did say it and i think he knows more about football than me or you . . .

    I do not have the foggiest what pardews tactics are, he played 442, cabaye had been told to come over to the out man townsend so santon gouff and cabaye all aorund him therefore smothering him ( and therefore one of tottenhams best points of attack) . . . dont know much but thta seemed lieka good tactic and it worked, there are more but more to the point forget this silly negative squabbling and pardew out nonsense your voice is probably less than a grain of sand being thrown into the sea i say less as your voice is probably purposely ignored due to its depressing attitude to what was a good win . . cheer up you could be dead ( was going to say a sunderland supporter, but after much contemplation being a sunderland supporter is not as bad as being dead)

  • 20 stuart no9 // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    just to explain – i am over the moon with getting 6 points fron the last 2 games , the lasd have done brilliantly despite pardews negative tactics today, however , with the team we have , and what we are capable of , imagine what we could do with a ‘more positive ‘ man in charge- then we could talk top 6

  • 21 Transfer Sage // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Do I want to see us dominate more against teams around and below us? Of course. But this is a great start.

    I think the Norwich game will give us a good chance. Shola occupies defenders and is a reasonable outball for others to feed off.

  • 22 wolfshead@toon // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    stuart

    we were playing a quality team on their patch you couldnt expect to shut them out for 90 mins

  • 23 Jamiemac // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    I was at WHL today.. Wow the atmosphere and wow Timmy!

  • 24 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Daztoon
    Yeah what a tw@, funny that the spurs fans are saying the same

  • 25 rwpoynter // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Few would argue with Krul as MOTM, but the whole team played with conviction today, Gouffran, Tiote ,Cabaye and Sissoko to name but four. But the much maligned Mike Williamson has to take another bow for a tremendous gritty performance. Clean sheets against all four London clubs we have played this season and 10 out of 12 points against them has got to be good. This was a really great performance today and Pardew’s tactics were right. I think he reads this blog as he seems to be responding to it. I would not have thought 8 days ago we would have 6 points from these two fixtures. Please, please do not take your foot off the pedal.

  • 26 Transfer Sage // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    This system is also new to the last 2 league games, and city in the cup.

    Let’s see how it allows us to play against lesser teams before worrying, it may still be a bit cautious but it may wel us be more expansive.

    Pardew isn’t a tika taka man, not great passing movement, but we showed more of that today in spells during the first half I thought. Think we have a decent blend of play the last couple matches, creating chances and defending well.

  • 27 daztoon // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    toonarmydownsouth

    Yeah it really affected their second half idiot

  • 28 Jammydodger // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Side note hope everyone saw this (its one of them tweet thingys)

    Paul Gascoigne: Mixed emotions today. Hearing both Spurs and Newcastle fans signing my name. Brought a tear to my eye. Don’t know who I want to win! X

  • 29 Transfer Sage // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Daz

    With Europe it’s no so much tiredness as spurs (and us last year) would often make 7/8 changes to the team.

    The issue is less or a different preparation for a game. Plans take a change, although spurs have been there a few years so should have more in place, but it does take some toll.

    Spurs have been poor all year, not clinical at all in front of goal…too many players going for glory instead if giving the forwards good service.

  • 30 Transfer Sage // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    Remember AVB and spurs know Europe. Pardew and the Newcastle squad didn’t so it was a new experience to adapt to.

  • 31 daztoon // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    Transfer Sage

    Yeah and they weren’t clinical today were they, just met a brick wall called Krul

  • 32 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Sage @ 18
    Spot on mate

    Sometimes you have to give a blood and guts display, it’s not always going to be fast fluid football, that’s just the Premier League

  • 33 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Daztoon
    They have lost every game they have played after Europe
    And how am I an idiot for pointing out what there fans are saying?
    Get a clue lad

  • 34 Toon-Prodigy // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Gouffran is making all the difference for me.

    He has all the defensive capabilities as Jonas but is also a threat going forward and gets his odd goal. What an engine the lad has. Remy is a player like, i’ll be heartbroken if we do not get this lad now.

    It’s going to be a hard January, just keeping Cabaye and Colo is going to be a mission in itself. I hope Carr has great replacements lined up we need players in if there are any outgoings.

    We can’t afford to mess on anymore during transfer windows.

    No more gambles. Get in what we need and give us the best opportunity to compete.

    Cisse is worrying me. He is a lost soul at the moment.

  • 35 Transfer Sage // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Tads

    Exactly. People complain we have no fight then when we show fight people want more flair. Can’t have it all.

    For a team what isn’t spending tens of millions every summer we can’t expect to dominate every game.

    Granted we should do more against lesser teams like hull and Sunderland but we do have a new system in place so let’s see how that works against those types of teams before we complain. There has been a significant change since the sunderland game.

  • 36 stuart no9 // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    jammy @ 19 yep he did say that , but that was half time and before the onslaught , we had a good half and 1-0 up – gtrat- what happened the 2nd half? did pards know krul was going to play a blinder , cause not , so whatever his tactics were- didnt work or krul would not have had to save us AS MANY times that he did, it coild have been 10 easy- pards wants to thank krul for getting him out of then shit and saving his job, coz 9 or 10 goals for spurs today, pardew was history.

  • 37 daztoon // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Transfer Sage

    Cmon man Pardew yes but you saying playing in europe was new to Colo,Mbiwa,Santon,Debuchy,Sissoko,Cabaye,Benny,Gouffran,Krul,Marv,Anita,Shola,Tiote etc

  • 38 MosesNUFC // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    stuart9 as usual your calling the tactics “negative” first half, we were the better team, hardly any hoofball, lots of triangles pardew has developed a brilliant style of play. second half, well, anyone would expect tottenham to attack and pin us into our own half, they’re losing at home! Our defence stayed resilient, and it was another masterminded victory from pardew. The tactics aren’t negative at all, its a brilliant way of setting up against a big team and it was brilliant play from us in the final third in both games (v chelsea as well)

  • 39 stuart no9 // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    transfer– look at the stats for todays game- for 2 teams playing in the same league, are they acceptable , it could hve been 10, but for krul, not acceptable – again not the lads fault , pardew is a very very lucky man

  • 40 MosesNUFC // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    stuart9 you could say that for any team. we could of beat chelsea 3 or 4-0 if it was up to the keeper. its the keeper’s job to keep out goals!

  • 41 MosesNUFC // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    stuart9 you really don’t have a clue do you. “Pardew is a very very lucky man” people like you just try to ruin great victories like this. We outplayed tottenham first, tottenham outplayed us second, but it was our keeper who was better. BUT THATS WHAT THE KEEPERS FOR!!! pardew’s tactics have been spot on and i don’t know why your complaining that krul saved pardews job because he didn’t

  • 42 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Sage
    Exactly mate, were trying a new formation, with lads in new positions or coming back in after spending spells on the fringes, it won’t just click
    As I was saying to someone earlier, at this moment in time points on the board are more important than the display
    The displays will soon follow after the confidence and belief and winning mentality come back

  • 43 Thump // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    @daztoon: In the Premier League? Definitely. There’s no question about it that the Premier League is a much higher intensity than various others (maybe with the exception of Bundesliga and Liga BBVA). Games are fast paced, training is hard and, worse still, you lose a day of rest and recuperation. The competition (Europa) isn’t the sole issue, it’s the competition PLUS the pace of the PL imo.

  • 44 daztoon // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    toonarmydownsouth

    Yeah they lost today because they played on thursday.

    They didn`t create a single chance and Krul had nothing to do with the win.Not me who needs to get clue ffs.

  • 45 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Stuart
    In the same breath we could of been 2/3 nil up at half time if we’d taken our chances

  • 46 Papiss9 // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    no, it couldn’t have been 10…!

    Krul was brilliant, espacially on soldados header, the freekick, and erikson from 9 yards.

    the rest is good saves, but not oppportunities they should have scored.

    Spurs have a goalscoringproblem. just 9 in 11 games. First half gave us a deserved lead. Ofcourse they had to step up, they were loosing at home against a team they thought they should beat.

  • 47 89Norcal // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    @Yohan Kebab

    Can’t argue it but I would imagine man managing him is a delicate dance. I just dont want to see him sit on the bench too long. Just let him sub for now.

  • 48 MosesNUFC // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    toonarmydownsouth exactly mate. i hate it when people like stuart come on here and just continue to try and pluck soulless things out of the air just to try and slate pardew!

  • 49 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Daztoon
    Once again mate, and read it this time, this is what THERE fans our saying, so why are you slating are manager for saying what 80% of the stadium were saying?
    It’s having a pop for the sake of it, you just come off as petty

  • 50 Thump // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Looks like the Mackem’s might be grabbing 3 points from City.

  • 51 Jammydodger // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Tactics didnt work . . yet we won?

    Anyway quick reminder admittedly with a lot more midfield passing games, Spain won a world cup by going through each game by defending and passing in the mid until the last 10 mins where they would go all out for goal, relying therefore on the defence and mid until the last ten where they would rely on attack, different obviously to what happened today but you can argue that without the good defnsive display we would have had even more shot on goal and therefore increased the chances agaisnt krul, also if you look at their chances nto a single one was clear cut was in one on one or an “easy chance” each time the attacker was under pressure , our closing down today and defensive performance today was something to be proud of

    I really dont understand why you have to bring a downer on a victory, how many times has the better team won , how many times has the worse team won, and that aside we even by avbs admittance we had the better first half, where we scored, they had the better second half, but they failed to score thus we won , cheer up

  • 52 Thump // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    Mackem’s might be doing us a favour. Means we can make a proper go at a title shot ;)

  • 53 santonthenewmaldini // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:54 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!

  • 54 Toon-Prodigy // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:56 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.

  • 55 daztoon // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    toonarmydownsouth

    So you`ve spoken to 80% of their fans have you.Wow must have been a big pub lol.

  • 56 MosesNUFC // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    shame sunderland once again got another lucky win. bardsley fouled whoever

  • 57 Jammydodger // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Sunderland ftw! mixed emotions, Regardless our (according to some) tactically inept manager has us two points behind man city HWTL

    Also I feel slightly recompensed about the derby loss as the same team just beat city . . . and we got a goal against them something city failed to do

  • 58 Papiss9 // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    11 games, played 6 of the top 8 teams.. 3 points behind spurs, 2 behind city, level with manu before they meet arsenal.

    beating norwich and WBA in the two next games can really put us in a good position in the table

  • 59 lesh // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    How can Ed describe this result as a shock?

    A big big shock for Spurs yes but no real surprise for us lads and lasses. Beaten by Hull and we beat Chelsea and Spurs. So what’s new with Newcastle United?

    Not he long before Joe (I am the messiah) Kinnear starts.claiming the credit both for thus win and insisting on signing Remy on a loan deal, to keep him on his toes and impress during his loan so’s he’s offered a permanent contract.

    What a star Kinnear’s turned out to be. Well, that’s what he asked me to say before he collapse at the bar!




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