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This Position Still Very Strong At Newcastle

10:14 am, Saturday, November 16th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

Former Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster made his debut for England in last night’s 2-0 defeat against a superior Chile side at Wembley, but Newcastle are nowt weak on the goalkeeper front with Robert Elliot an unused sub for Ireland in their 3-0 win over Latvia in Dublin’s fair city, and Tim Krul in the Dutch squad.

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Tim mobbed by Newcastle players at the final whistle last week

Holland play in Japan today and it will be interesting to see if Tim Krul gets a game, after his career best performance in goal last Sunday at Tottenham when he was simply fantastic and got Newcastle all 3 points in that game.

It will be interesting to see who Holland’s famous manager Louis van Gaal plays in goal today in Japan.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has made it clear to anybody who will listen,  that he thinks Tim is the best of the Holland goalkeepers, and he had this to say in the local press today that is a very good goalkeeper:

“He’s already proved that to their manager. Hopefully, he gets starts.” “He’s red hot at the moment. That was outstanding at Tottenham.” “I think he’s the best Dutch goalie.”

Krul has slipped back in the pecking order at Holland due to a number of injuries he sustained this year, nut he’s now getting back to the Tim Krul we know, who is one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League.

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Fraser Forster being prepped by Dave Watson last night before the Chile game
England were frozen out 2-0 in the game 

And it’s a little pity that 6′ 7″ (it’s those hamburgers)  Fraser Forster is now at Celtic, but Fraser made it clear he was not prepared to sit on the bench at Newcastle, and therefore was sold to Celtic for a paltry £2M eighteen months ago.

Although he did say recently he would love to come back to Newcastle and play in the Premier League for us.

Wonder if Newcastle had a clause in his contract that we get extra money if and when he becomes an England International?

Probably not.

With Tim Krul at Newcastle, Fraser will not be coming back home,  but we could see some Premier League clubs move in for the goalkeeper in the summer, and Fraser already has 217 first team games in his career, having gone out on a number of season-long loan deals while at Newcastle, and he now one England cap.

We hope he does very well, even though he’s no longer at his home town club any longer, but goalkeeper at Newcastle is hardly a problem position.

Comments welcome.

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Tags: Coaching · Fraser Forster · Newcastle News · Rob Elliot · Tim Krul





7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Hatem's better than Messi // Nov 16, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Kruls a great shot stopper, but his distrubution is terrible.

    Carroll is as good as we can get as second choice as he seems prepared to warm the bench forever.

    We’ve played well once all season v Chelsea.
    Don’t get carried away. (Spurs should have won 6-1, cheers Tim)

    Pardew is still crap.
    Ashley is still our unambitious unwanted owner.

    Only the support is strong.
    Everything else about the club is rotten, rotten to it’s core.

  • 2 pottsclock // Nov 16, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Who is Carroll ?

  • 3 Hatem's better than Messi // Nov 16, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    lol, sorry must have been the Irish goalie thing … Roy Carroll, I meant Elliott.

  • 4 Ibizatoon // Nov 16, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11678/9028098/transfer-news-shola-ameobi-hoping-to-put-himself-in-shop-window-at-world-cup

    No extension being discussed? Well I never.

  • 5 jimmysmith // Nov 16, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Tubby, you’re in trouble, mate.

  • 6 coffeytoon88 // Nov 16, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Be just our luck that the fat cat would cash in on him come summer

  • 7 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 16, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    And if that big lad was still sitting on our bench he would not have played for you guys last night ;-)




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