Newcastle Have A Quality Side – We Are Looking Forward


It seems obvious that our struggles in the Premier League last season were down to not having a big enough squad to play the extra 14 games we played to reach the quarter finals of the Europa League, until we were knocked out by Benfica, and even then with 19 minutes to go in the second leg, we needed one goal to go through to the semi-finals,  until Benfica equalized in stoppage tome as we chased the winner.

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Tim Krul – looking forward – we have a good squad

And with the squad we now have and nearly all our players fit except for Coloccini and perhaps Yohan Cabaye – and a long term injury to Ryan Taylor – we have no excuses why we cannot do well, even very well, in the final 18 games of the season.

And that’s especially true now we are out of the FA up at the very first hurdle.

Tim Krul thinks Newcastle have a good squad and the lads are only looking forward:

“I know what a quality side we have here,” “We used the Europa League as an excuse last year, and we’re showing that that was a massive reason for it.”

“But we don’t have to look at that any more – we’re looking forward.”

Krul should be fit for Sunday’s game, after taking a rest last Saturday to help heal the slight shoulder injury he had picked up.

And while Colo is not fit, Yohan Cabaye is probably 50-50 for the game on Sunday at home to Manchester City.

It’s a game we are not expected to do well in – and that gives us some confidence we can get a result.

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87 comments so far

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Jan 10, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Tim’s words

    “We used the Europa League as an excuse last year,

    Krul on Pardew

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  • mag

    Jan 10, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #2

    They just need a manager to finish it off!

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 10, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Edit Tim Krul

    …………………….For a
    We are looking ^ forward.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 10, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #4

    Funk. try again

    Edit Tim Krul
    ……………For a
    We are looking ^ forward.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 10, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #5

    NUFC Pros

    Quality side
    Stadium
    Fans

    Cons

    80’s style ultra-defensive manager
    Drunken DOF from the 90s
    Wonga

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 10, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #6

    you missed out fgb

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  • mindshaft

    Jan 10, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Think the journo missed out the end of the statement … “But we don’t have to look at that any more – we’re looking forward to leaving the club as soon as a decent club comes in for us.”

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #8

    for those who missed the question on the last article

    who has more prem league assists than Nani’s 43, since he arrived in 2007 (all league players from 2007 onward)

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jan 10, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #9

    Who thinks Cabaye was really injured?

    Love it that my team doesn’t want to win the cup.

    They had the nerve to do a lap of honour last season.
    Will we have an open topped bus parade for finishing tenth?

    I’m finding it harder and harder to support this club.
    37 years and out?

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  • martoon

    Jan 10, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #10

    Markaccus – I’m not sure I like being West Brom but Norwich is OK as I like Hoots. For anybody who is remotely interested my team is Martoon’s Morons.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #11

    for the few who answered on the last page, the answer to the question from here is

    rooney, fabregas, van persie, young and gerrard

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 10, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #12

    Yet another Toon fans site querying the Fans Forum and querying NUFC’s motives. It seems to me that in it’s current form the Fans Forum is really not fit for purpose. The representatives have been selected by the club and one member of the Forum -NUFC has banned – another member.
    Really this seems to be against the hole concept of having these types of groups.
    Does anyone have a copy of the Fans Forums -protocols -if so can you post a link please.
    Link to United 111 page re the Fans Forum:-
    http://www.utd111.co.uk/blog/2014/01/10/newcastle-united-the-fans-forum-nust-ban-and-uefa/?

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 10, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #13

    Whats the point of having Joe Kinnear as a transfer chief if he wont sign any players ??

    In fact what is the point of Joe Kinnear even existing in football today? He should be in a rest home somewhere with his old dodgy heart

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 10, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #14

    error hole = whole

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jan 10, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Ben3arfa

    He’s there to be a thick-skinned buffon to take a share of the fans flack.

    If comments were 50% anti Ashley, 50% anti Pardew.
    They now are 33% JFK, 33% Ashley, 33% Pardew.

    So less bad press for Pardew and Ashley … the whole club is rotten from the core.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 10, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #16

    TS…

    Giggs
    Lampard
    Gerrard
    Rooney or Henry

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #17

    tuff

    makes a very good read that article

    I thought the fans forum did give us some good answers though, some were pointless and should have been answered better but it was totally useless.

    I don’t think they should ban a group and give them no chance to get back in though, that shows no class by the club.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #18

    jesper

    i already posted the answer here, just above

    rooney, rvp. fabregas, young, gerrard

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 10, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #19

    T sage

    Those 5 players….. it makes a big statement doesn’t it. Look what happenend to arsenals form after fab and rvp left. Look what has happened to man u without regular input fron roo, rvp and young. Liverpool have only just learned this season how to manage without S.G.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 10, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #20

    TS…damnit too slow 🙁 but wrong anyway lol

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 10, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #21

    In the past…. Shearers goal rate slowed when nobby left us.

    Man u had spells where they won by 1-0 alot, when beckham left, and when ronaldo left (nani was a better player after ronaldo left)

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #22

    markaccus

    arsenal haven’t replaced fabregas i dont think, got others in to do a job but none quite like him, he was a bit special for them, not so much now at barca

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 10, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #23

    T sage

    He isn’t so much at barca i agree. On the other hand, he is Messi’s first choice understudy! Not a bad thing to be able to say to your mates down the pub 😀

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 10, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #24

    TS…did you kill the blog again? 😉

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #25

    jesper

    i seem to be doing that, could be my sign to go

    markaccus

    it’s not bad really is it, i’d settle for that.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #26

    jesper

    did you have time to think about my point on remy yesterday?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 10, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #27

    TS…a bit mate 🙂 I do accept there is a point to be made there about Remy!

    …the thing that bugs. me though is that he was a medical away from signing for us and choose to say over in London to have a talk with QPR! A club that was bound to go down and chance where he would not have that big an impact! I though that was a gamble so something most have convinced him.

    That is why I think money is his religion, but I could be wrong of course. Time will tell I suppose?

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  • stan anderson

    Jan 10, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #28

    Is it our sole ambition to survive in the Premier League ?.
    Dont we want to compete in the cups ?
    If true what are we doing even having a team ?
    We are just lining the fat cockney,s pockets along with his cronies.
    Sick of this crap going on and on,think i will start to follow Gateshead .

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 10, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #29

    Hmm. Is it just me or does anyone else find themselves not to excited about the idea of signing Remy? Is he all that good? Look at Gouffran, hes not far behind in goals and a lot more industrious around the pitch. Remy always looks a bit leggy and he’s gone awfully quiet lately. I certainly don’t think a striker well down the pecking order in a hotchpotch French team is with a fortune. We should wave him goodbye when he goes and that’s it imo. We could buy better for nowhere near the money being bandied about, let’s face it, qpr have already ruined this lad with cash.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 10, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #30

    *worth a fortune.. ..

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  • cyprus

    Jan 10, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #31

    Jesper,
    read your HBA comments a couple of threads back (don’t make him what he isn’t, play to his strengths, etc.), totally agree. I fear he’ll be off this summer.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #32

    jesper

    i agree money played it’s part, just don’t think it was 100%

    either way i think he wanted a bigger club than us or qpr, so maybe thought to get as much money whilst he could

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #33

    tsunki

    true…he isn’t as good as he or some think. Good goalscorers are consistent, he is a good player but for me Ba was much better than him.

    i’d like to keep him but not fussed it if we dont

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jan 10, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #34

    cyprus

    i didnt see that post play to bennys strengths. even if you did he still would rather go for a million dollar goal that pass to a player in on goal like remy he cant breakthrough into an average french team
    and for that matter cabs would be on the bench if zidane was still playing 🙂

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 10, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #35

    TS…either way I think we have him until the summer regardless? But if Nuwcastle was any smart they would secure who ever they saw as our future in this transfer window!

    Cyprus…I am. happy you agree 🙂 not many have agreed with about Benny this season 😉 lol

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 10, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #36

    *with me

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 10, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #37

    transfer – yes I agree it was a decent article. There were some rather stupid questions asked about transfers at the Forum, however I think all those attending are probably genuine folk with the best interests of the club at heart. Unless individuals are used to attending these types of events there can be situations where they are uncertain about procedures, and get carried along. It might get better with time as experience is gained by the various individuals -but at the moment -in reality the Fans Forum (from a supporters point of view) is probably devoid of any credibility following the banning of NUST. As far as the club are concerned -it’s probably doing quite nicely -with the tick in the box to suggest the are following UEFA recommendations. If it was up to me I would suggest all the fans reps should get together and propose a motion calling for the NUST ban to be lifted.
    If the club refuse -then to state there is no confidence and walk out.
    The club will have to review it’s position in order to comply with UEFA and re-organise the Forum with NUST included. You have to play these people at their own game and see who blinks first

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jan 10, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #38

    jesper

    you were posting before i joined shouldnt you be an admiral by now? haha

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 10, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #39

    Jesperfuglsan-Admiral of ALL citrus!

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jan 10, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #40

    tuffers

    bumble reads the minutes from those meetings he laughs at them then pisses on them

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