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Another Injury Blow To Newcastle For Spurs Game

8:44 am, Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

Newcastle seem to have picked up a lot of injuries since we went on that trip to Abu Dhabi, and now there is news that goalkeeper Tim Krul is doubtful for tonight’s game at home to Tottenham.

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Tim Krul’s wonder save at White Hart Lane earlier this season

The goalkeeper has a knock, so we hope it’s slight enough that Tim can be between the posts tonight, and surely we have to take something out of this game.

Apparently the injury was picked up at Chelsea, and Tim’s been nursing the knock this week, and a late decision will be made on Tim today as to whether he plays against Spurs.

Rob Elliot is standing by to come in for Tim if the Dutch International doesn’t make it.

This is what Alan Pardew said today in the Shields Gazette, and he also talked about the great 1-0 win at White Hart Lane earlier in the season, which came after we had beaten Chelsea 2-1 at home in what were happier times:

“Tim’s got a slight knock – we’ll have to wait and see,” 

“It was a real rearguard action, particularly in the second-half.” “First-half, I thought we were the better team.” “Second-half it was a rearguard action, and perhaps we rode our luck a little bit.”

“It was one of the best goalkeeping performances of the season from the big fella.” “We can take heart from the fact we’ve won there.”

“It’s different at our place. We have a different kind of confidence about us. We’ve got to take that forward.”

Newcastle are in a  slump right now, and we’ve lost our last four games at St. James’ Park – and when was the last time that happened?

It’s time that Newcastle started to pick up some points if we don’t want this season to become another major disappointment for Newcastle fans.

There’s still time to turn things around, but we need something out of this game tonight.

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 catchy in norway // Feb 12, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Transfer Sage

    no, I think you notice it more because its highlighted , I think we all just expect more because we know he can.

    if we all notice it, pardew must notice it, and if pardew sees that he is doing it then he must see others doing the same,

    he never got dropped from other teams because he is greedy or lazy, it was always attitude,

  • 2 Toon-Prodigy // Feb 12, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    Well said Ed completely agree as I’v just mentioned a couple of threads back.

    When we are missing our big players we slip. It’s always the same.

    This is fact.

    Without Gouffy, Colo, Cabaye, Remy and Cisse to choose from. Aye Cisse, we could of did with him right now while Remy and Gouffy is out. Now Debuchy.

    And Krul by the look of it.

    That is enough to derail the side. We are lacking any sort of conviction. The quality as has been proved over the last handful of games has been poor. Inept performances. Lacking confidence in certain areas.

    Catchy I disagree that you do not think this is an injury crisis.

    It shouldn’t be, but it is for NUFC. Have you seen our bench lately? I wouldn’t like to turn to that bench to change a game, especially against superior opposition worth fortunes.

    The confidence and quality is not one of a Premier League football club when we have so many 1st teamers out and a bench that is lacking so much.

    It’s bed time for me have fun lads.

  • 3 catchy in norway // Feb 12, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    “It’s different at our place. We have a different kind of confidence about us. We’ve got to take that forward.”

    we have lost 4 won 5 drawn 3 at home

    hmmm confidence, we have dropped points in 7 of our games at home

  • 4 Goodfella // Feb 12, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    All the injuries stacking up since cabaye left more like. Its funny how a team full of convidence doesnt seem to pick up as many injuries

  • 5 Transfer Sage // Feb 12, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    catchy

    not at all, he’s just very very wasteful in key areas, for somebody of his ability he should do more, he just doesn’t use his brain.

    his goals and assists record back this argument up wherever he has been.

  • 6 Goodfella // Feb 12, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    *confidence

  • 7 Transfer Sage // Feb 12, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    goodfella

    exactly the same as a team winning doesn’t get tired players and those needing to rest

  • 8 catchy in norway // Feb 12, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Toon-Prodigy

    there is 2 problems with how pardew runs the team

    he runs players into the ground, causing injuries , fatigue , only changing when he really has too,

    when we are in a good run, he wont use the kids for 20 mins, you know who the subs will be and when,,

    one of his most pointless subs of late, has been santon and hidarra, been done quite a few times, then drummet takes the spot at lb,

  • 9 SharpEnough23 // Feb 12, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    It’s not confidence were lacking, it’s the desire to win a game.




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