Tim Krul Gets Highest Poll Rating Ever

We’ve had this blog online since April of 2007, and in that time we’ve put out 499 polls, and no player has ever hit 90% or more for a Man of the Match poll that we recently changed to the Best Player poll – until yesterday.


This is one of Tim Krul’s 14 saves yesterday

And after a terrific performance in the Newcastle goal,  when he kept Tottenham goalless, Tim Krul is leading the poll of who was Newcastle’s best player yesterday with 91% of the vote.

Alan Pardew’s response to his display was “Wow” – and the Tottenham manager Villas-Boas rightly said that Tom Krul was the difference in the game.

Tim made about eight top saves and had 14 shots saved in total, the most ever by a Premier League goalkeeper, and Tottenham had 14 shots on goal – well all we can say to Spurs is – better luck next time.

But the Tottenham manager and the Spurs fans will be shaking their heads as to how come they didn’t win the game yesterday.

They came back very strongly in the second half, and it seemed like after the Thursday game in Europe they were less than at their best in the first half, and Newcastle took advantage of that and were 1-0 up at the break.

Then the second half was Tottenham coming full force at Newcastle, and a goalkeeping display by Tim Krul that was simply great to watch – for Newcastle fans that is. 😀

Here’s the latest poll results.

Who Was Newcastle's Best Player At Tottenham?

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Tim Krul was simply in magnificent form for Newcastle  yesterday.

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • bills-son

    Nov 11, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #1

    Lil,I agree apart from trolls eveyone is a fan – but what I can’t understand are those who almost wish a defeat just so they can justify their pre-match predictions and add more fuel to their fires under Patdew and Ashley.In all walks of life its always easier to criticise than to praise, always easier to find the fault in something than the good, always easier to moan than be cheerful.This blog is becoming a haven for slaggers, moaners and NUFC grave diggers.And that’s why so many posters have left or rarely post. We beat Chelsea and Spurs in successive games without conceding a goal and at least half the posts are still Pardew Out, crap play, lucky result, no ambition and the rest.No wonder this blog is going downhill fast.

  • toonincheek

    Nov 11, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #2

    Good to hear his post-match interview yesterday.

    Almost a Geordie accent.

  • yo-yo

    Nov 11, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #3

    Bills repost

    Your long term almost unquestioning support of Ashley is what marks you out. Not your more reasoned comments on team balance, tactics and players etc.,
    I have no faith in Mashley whatsoever as a club owner (though he is not the devil incarnate) but would agree with you on many of your other points. Agreeing to differ instead of getting a slagging off from other “true fans” does mark this blog down as difficult terrain at times. Bias and prejudice are separated by degree and we can surely all voice our own opinions without total prejudice against any other views taking over.

    Nor can I understand why anyone (claiming to be a “true fan” and slagging the rest of us as hoop lickers)_ would want the team to do badly just to justify their prejudices – so totally with you in that one

  • TorqToon

    Nov 11, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #4

    Bills – Have to agree with your post regarding the blog. Some in here seem more happy after a loss than after a win. Probably so the anti pardew crew can let rip. It never used to be this bad and I’m not sure what it will take to turn things round on here.

    So many people (myself included) have been subjected to insults and name calling and it is unnecessary.

    Nobody here ‘likes’ Mike Ashley, and that I understand, but pardew is doing a good job at the moment. Selecting shola up top was the correct call and has identified our need for a big powerful striker to partner Remy.

    Match days on here are atrocious. Thank god for the weekdays. 🙂

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 11, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #5

    Well worth a repost from lilo!
    20Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 11, 2013 at 7:53 AM

    Thing is with HBA, he has played in a slower paced league, and he has played under better managers. The results though have always been the same. He has not had a single good full season in his career. His career stats indicate that his spell at Newcastle is the most consistent in his career in terms of goals and assists.

    He isn’t a bairn anymore, so can’t be afforded the excuse of still developing and learning his game. This is his 10th season playing professional first team football. He has all the ability in the world, but hasn’t got the attitude or aptitude to become the player he should be.

    Spot on
    HBA has flopped under bigger and better managers than pardew in less competitive leagues
    He has never had consistency, to blame this on pardew is bordering on ridiculous!
    He simply doesn’t have a team ethic nor work rate suited to the PL
    It’s laughable when people compare this lad to Messi, he’s closer to Taarabt, bags of potential but at what,26? That potential should be talent by now and it’s not
    I would love Benny to step up and ram this statement down my throat, but can’t see it happening, not at NUFC anyway, he’d be great in a slower league so expect him to move back to ligue 1 or serie A


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