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.
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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