I Told Him He Was Fantastic

Tim Krul put in one of the best goalkeeping displays seen in the Premier League for a long time, and but for the magnificent form of the Newcastle goalkeeper, there’s just no way Newcastle would have come away with a win or even a point on Sunday.


Tim Krul – his best save on Sunday
Flicking a header from Soldado header behind for a corner

Tim also made the most saves of any goalkeeper ever in the Premier League – 14 saves – although in that second half he seemed to make even more of that – and as Tim said after the game it was his best performance fever or Newcastle.

And acting captain Cheick Tiote didn’t mince any words at the end of the game either, and  he went up to Tim and he told him he was fantastic – yes – that’s close to the mark.

This is what Check told the local press today:

“I think that’s the best I’ve seen Tim play since I came,” “He was fantastic and the best player on the pitch by far.”

“I hope he can continue to play like that because we will win many more matches. We also defended well as a team.” “When you play against a top team you need to be compact and that’s what we did.”

“I think at the moment we look very strong on the pitch and we look compact. It is not easy to come and win at Spurs. It was difficult but if we stay as a team and have that togetherness we can win.

“I told him he was fantastic. There’s nothing you can say apart from thank you because he was the best player on the pitch and I think he will continue to play like that.”

“For me he is one of the best in the Premier League. He is a top, top goalkeeper and we are lucky to have him in our team.”

It’s almost unbelievable that after drawing at home to Liverpool and losing at Sunderland, in the first two games of what Alan Pardew said would be a vital four games for the side – the lads ended up beating both Chelsea and Tottenham.

So 7 points from those four games was good, but losing to Sunderland was terrible.

Now we need to keep the winnings streak going ,and try to extend that run to three against Chris Hughton’s Norwich City a week on Saturday at St. James’ Park.

Maybe we can even equal the six game winning streak we accomplished last year,  in the season before last, that ended with that 4-0 defeat at Wigan.

If we can do that – win six successive game that is – then the spirits of Newcastle fans will be soaring again. 😀

Howay The Lads!!

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