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It Was A Good Point – They Had Their Chances

9:13 am, Monday, December 16th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

Tim Krul has been interviewed in the local press today and he says he’s happy enough with a point against Southampton, where former target Adam Lallana made all the difference tin the second half, and it’s a pity we couldn’t have signed this lad a year or so ago.

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Tim Krul - Southampton had their chances

Newcastle  are now 6th in the league table and are still 3 points ahead of Southampton, and this is what Tim said today:

“It was a good point, it keeps Southampton at a distance.” “Last year we would have lost this type of game, so I am pleased we took a point in the end.”

“Both sides had their chances.” “We had two good chances and they hit the post.” “They had their chances as well and Adam Lallana made the difference when he came on.”

“It could have gone either way.” “Now we have Crystal Palace away and it is a difficult game.” “It is also a game we look forward to and we go there with a lot of confidence.”

“You cannot win every game so I am pleased with a point.”

Next up for Newcastle  are an improving Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon, and the lads can look forward to good support on the road, as always, as all tickets have been sold for the away section of Selhurst Park.

And it will be a tough game, because we will be expected to win the game, but Tony Pulis has Palace playing a lot better since he took over the manager’s job.

And they were a bit unlucky to lose 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, against a nervous looking Chelsea side.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mindshaft // Dec 16, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Guess it makes Crystal Palace a must win game if we want to stay in the chasing pack for top 5.
    Pulis has them setup as hard to beat although I still fancy us to sneak a win

  • 2 cyprus // Dec 16, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Scout,
    you said
    “Never let what’s happened in the past influence your judgement on what could happen in the future.”

    Dude, you are wrong. Tell me what happened in YOUR past and I will safely predict what you will accomplish in your future, 9 times out of 10. Although we try and sometimes succeed, the most reliable predictor of future behaviour IS our past, mate. I wrote that post tongue in cheek, but what I wrote here is so.

  • 3 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Dec 16, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Sorry lads
    Bad Memories of Palace
    One of my favourite players ended his career at Palace from a horrendous tackle by Mel Blyth ended his career at the age of 25 having only played 33 games for us.
    Lets get a win!!!!!

    TONY GREEN was that player

  • 4 Transfer Sage // Dec 16, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    should have won the game with our chances but did well still getting a point.

    I think we seem to be playing some decent stuff, and very glad to see spurs get another spanking.

  • 5 Transfer Sage // Dec 16, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    palace are not a good side, we should beat them…but it will be tough, not an easy game.

  • 6 Sav // Dec 16, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    As we’re on a season of breaking records, lets do our bit to see a Pulis side relegated. But no, it won’t be easy. Cab is probably the closest we’ve had to Tony Green and he’s back for us on Saturday. Anita was very decent but Cabs makes the difference. He is our one player of star quality.




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