Newcastle Domination – Wrap Up Two Awards

It’s just great when Newcastle get some recognition, and after four league wins in a row in November, and Tim Krul’s magnificent performance at Tottenham, when he made 14 saves – the most ever in a Premier League game – Alan Pardew has been named the Barclay’s Manager of the Month for November and Tim Krul has been named Player of the Month.

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Tim Krul and Alan Pardew today

The Newcastle manager was always a red-hot favorite to win the award, after four successive wins and two in succession against top clubs Chelsea and Tottenham, and it’s good to see Alan receive some recognition – goodness  knows he gets enough criticism from some fans.

And Tim Krul could have put the best performance seen by a goalkeeper in a Premier League game at White Hart Lane for some time, when it was Tim against Tottenham in that second half – and Tim won, and kept a clean sheet in Newcastle’s superb 1-0 win.

In that run of four successive wins – which was broken when we lost 3-0 at Swansea on Wednesday night, Newcastle beat  Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City and West Bromwich Albion.

This is what Alan Pardew said today :

“I think the performance against Chelsea was the highlight. We deserved to win that game.” “The Spurs game we played well in the first half but did hang on a bit.”  “Tim won player of the month on the back of that performance”

And Tim Krul added the following comment::

“I’m over the moon. There are so many top players out there. It is a big honor.”

So now we will see if Newcastle can play somewhere near their best form tomorrow at Old Trafford, and maybe even come away with our first win there since 1972.

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4 comments so far

  • bills-son

    Dec 6, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #1

    Catchy tipped the vote in Pardew’s favour.


  • JackButler

    Dec 6, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #2

    On his day Krul is one of the best keepers in the game but then again on day’s he flaps at the ball like a wounded budgie and his kicking needs to improve massively, but he has ge on his side and will go onto be a great in the game imo

  • John Tudor

    Dec 6, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #3

    sell him fat man

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Dec 6, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #4

    It was an excellent performance from Krul on the day.

    The award is more than a hint to our style of play though. Hanging on whilst looking for individual goals to nick points most of the time.

    Before Swansea, Shola has played quite well for a few games. However, his 13 years of spectacular underachievement or whatever it is cannot be simply overlooked due to hold up play in a few games.

    He is supposed to have decent games, that’s his job.

    What got me is ‘memory loss’ John Anderson before the game saying that looking through the Swansea team, he didn’t see players that could hurt us and we have better individual players.

    Those same players, through positive coaching and without both forwards, had in excess of 70% possession I think it was against our superior players. That is nothing short of a disgrace and is simply a way of conveying tactics and belief.

    An example of positive coaching, where less gifted players can play above their level to create a good team performance.

    If only our calibre of player had the forward thinking of a Laudrup in charge, not a chancer and ex-glazier with an overly-inflated ego and a misleading silver tongue. If you look carefully you can even see his strings.

    Laudrup said the Europa is an excellent chance for their players to experience different football straight after the game. Our prat sees it as a burden.

    With higher standards of football, along with it comes more games and a busy schedule. Laudrup knows this and is used to it. Pardew is not, due to his limited and out of his depth ability.

    Of course, Ashley is the real main reason for mediocrity at the club. Graham Carr’s gems are keeping the club afloat.

    A truck could be rolling down an incline and Pardew would have you believe he is pushing all 5 tons from behind.


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