It Moved In The Air And I Was Unsighted

Tim Krul should have done better with Ashkan Dejagah’s shot after 68 minutes which gave Fulham their first win in ten games, and that doesn’t say much about Newcastle’s performance, which was poor at best.

tim krul beaten for fulham goal

Ashkan Dejagah’s shot beats Krul after 68 minutes

And it’s true we should have had a penalty in added time when John Heitinga seemed to handle but referee Howard Webb didn’t give the penalty – but he should have.

This is what Tim Krul has said about that penalty appeal and about the goals he conceded:

“I’ve just seen it back and his hand is up in the air.” “I know sometimes it is difficult for the referee to see things but then he needs help off his assistants.” “From my point of view it is a blatant handball and I’m disappointed he didn’t give it.”

“His arms were up. It’s close and I agree he’s only two yards away but at the end of the day his hands were up and that’s the rule.” “If his hands were by his side it’s not his penalty.” “I’m devastated because I would have loved to put it right.”

“The shot moved a lot in the air. It dipped at the end, but at the end of the day I need to save those. I know it’s hard but I think somebody maybe was in my view as well.”

“I’m devastated because ten seconds before the goal we had a massive chance to go one up but that’s football. They had a few chances so we got away with that. They played well too.”

“We won’t let the season fizzle out. The commitment was there.”  “It was a hot day but the boys showed their commitment. We had a chance but we missed and they went up the other end and scored.”

That last paragraph there includes a bit of an excuse, and actions always speak louder than words, so we want to see a fully committed performance from the lads on Saturday, and if we can do that we could get the win that we really need.

That may lift the spirits of Newcastle fans if we can get our third win in the last four games against Crystal Palace, but somebody will have to score a goal for us to get those 3 points..

Comments welcome.

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75 comments so far

  • G

    Mar 18, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #1

    That Reads more like AP wrote it than TK. There’s deffo a whiff of excuse at the end.

  • eric

    Mar 18, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #2

    Thanks to Pardew krul hasn’t got any competition in goal so when he’s terrible he’s still guaranteed a game and Pardews pal Woodman doesn’t help since he became goalkeeping coach Krul has went backwards.

  • 70TWO

    Mar 18, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #3


    70TWO // Mar 18, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    Bob @91 Bring in zee Germans they will get it organised 🙂

    The trouble with Ashley is we have no consistent communication from the club, other than APs diatribe of excuses. So the idea of not spending over board and bringing through the youth does have echoes of the original plan Ashley entered into at the club with. But with the intervening circus of his mis-management that message has been allowed to drift, along with all the other situations that have generated mistrust.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 18, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #4

    Competition for Krul, you’re having a Steffi Graf Ed, it took us three years to buy a fourth CB.

  • mindshaft

    Mar 18, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #5

    It was a hot day!!!! awwww diddums, poor tommy having to stand around in 65′ heat – I don’t know how he didn’t collapse….. oh, he did when trying to save that soft shot!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 18, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #6

    On a serious note, does anybody know Bills son personally, I have asked Ed to e mail him and he hasn’t got back to him, I hope he’s ok.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 18, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #7

    I never read that, ”it was a hot day” incredible, was that not what the jolly in Dubai was for, sorry the warm weather training.

  • guvnor

    Mar 18, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #8

    The big dutch lemon bring back shay and harps two proper geezers. Why the balloon pardew let forster go and kept krul another brilliant decision by the worst manger in the league by a mile.

  • Graeme

    Mar 18, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #9

    A win we really need Ed?
    What will it give us though? 3 points towards what? Exactly?

    We are where our Illustrious Owner desires – no chance of relegation, no chance of competing for top 6, no chance of winning a cup. WOW how exciting is that then??

    We are in position to get him a bumper TV Deal payout, plus the £20 million from Cabaye should make a very reasonable return on investment. Not bad considering we are, first & foremost, supposed to be a Football Club, which by its very existence is supposed to try and win things.

    A complete farce.

  • bob

    Mar 18, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #10

    Guvnor pardews not that good any other club with common sense would have sent him packing long ago he’s a disgrace.

  • eric

    Mar 18, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #11

    Krul it moved in the air, pity he didn’t and for a big lad his kicking is terrible so is De Jongs and Anita in fact all the dutch in our team are crap.

  • dufuss

    Mar 18, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #12

    in the world even

  • JP...from The Rock

    Mar 18, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #13

    We need players that know how to strike the ball well and aren’t of showing it. Cabaye, Robert, Shearer etc all great strikers of the ball and that’s what got us goals.

    Today who do we have? Ben Arfa is the only one I can think of and he never plays! Shocking 🙁

  • JP...from The Rock

    Mar 18, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #14

    *aren’t afraid to show it

  • magpie6699

    Mar 18, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #15

    Reminds me of the old Willi McFaul joke.
    Newsflash: Iam McFaul, the Newcastle goalkeeper had a narrow escape today when e fell in front of a bus. Fortunately it went underneath him…..

  • geordiesteve520

    Mar 18, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #16

    Massive double standard by the FA again. Joe Hart headbutts another player; gets only a booking (unlike Remy) and then the FA will not take any further action, again unlike Remy. This is just blatant favouritism.

  • Ian Toon

    Mar 18, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #17

    jFor Ashley- You really are the voice of despair. Why not concentrate on getting some weight off- I hardly recognised you! Make that a long term goal before you next visit SJP and hear the who ate all the pies being sung and think the Geordie faithful are singing about you.

    You add nothing by way of thoughtful I nsight to the blog and your increasing asides to Ed( someone who does make a very real contribution) just make for a sad read. I honestly think that I preferred your long winded “too good for” posts- LOL.

  • Thump

    Mar 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #18

    Massive double standard by the FA again. Joe Hart headbutts another player; gets only a booking (unlike Remy) and then the FA will not take any further action.

    The FA didn’t take further action against Remy either, the only reason it went further was because Pardew appealed after he said he wouldn’t. If anything, it’s the standard of refereeing you should be complaining about.

  • cyprus

    Mar 18, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #19

    I too was wondering about billson. And others who have stopped posting, through the years. Sometimes, this being a largely un-policed blog (good, in many ways), people from all walks of life come on, hurling abuse, even stuff which is ‘illegal’ or politically incorrect, but thankfully they soon disappear. Unfortunately, good posters do too.

    On Krul’s comments, pretty straightforward and good. The excuse is legit, the assurance that they won’t lose interest appreciated. In fact, he may be right. When a team is playing under no pressure against one with jangling nerves, often that is the one that comes out on top.

  • Ian Toon

    Mar 18, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #20

    Thump- It’s par for the course given that he’s an England player.
    Just like when Neil Lennon head butted Alan Shearer’s foot!

  • Thump

    Mar 18, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #21

    Just like when Neil Lennon head butted Alan Shearer’s foot!

    It was a heinous assault on a fantastic striker. I still don’t know how the ref didn’t show him a red.

  • Ian Toon

    Mar 18, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #22


  • cyprus

    Mar 18, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #23

    Now Robert, there’s a player who could strike a ball! Frightening. Although he got accused of laziness as did Ginola, our best ever player. Cabaye’s shots are tap ins, compared to Robert’s…
    On HBA, with nothing to play for anymore, I’d give him THE starring role. Pick him first, the rest after. Play, for once, to our most charismatic player’s strengths, no chance of substitution. If it doesn’t work out, let him go to a footballing team.

  • clinath@ed

    Mar 18, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #24

    Personnel apart, there won’t be a better time to experiment with the first team. Playing the youngsters and/or fringe players etc..
    Just not too many of them all at once.

  • bob

    Mar 18, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #25

    The side is full of pansies who don’t graft for the Mags. Pardews coaching is lousy as well the sooner he’s gone along with all his crappy signings the better.

  • clinath@ed

    Mar 18, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #26

    Football in General is full of pansies Bob

  • ted

    Mar 18, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #27

    Geraniums more like bob the whole setup needs an overhaul starting with the management and working backwards.

  • Ian Toon

    Mar 18, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #28

    The biggest disappointment on Saturday was watching the weak willed de Jong and then hear that he thinks we should raise our game. Admittedly the Tiote and Anita pair contributed little to the midfield but it was anything but him being starved of service. He was just plain bullied by a Fulham side lacking in skill but not determination. He’s going to have to offer a lot more to get anything more than 4/10 in my personal ratings.

  • mag

    Mar 18, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #29

    The sooner these Fifa 14 geeks realise the players NUFC, have aren’t the same as the cyberspace versions.

  • roy

    Mar 18, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #30

    Teams full of cheap deals who haven’t done anything in the game just like biffa pardew over promoted league one standard.

  • guvnor

    Mar 18, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #31

    Newcastle need a good scatter in the summer Pardew needs to be first on the hit list along with all the dross clogging the squad up.

  • viv

    Mar 18, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #32

    A few geraniums in the team never mind pansies. Saturday showed how good the squad really is without Remy and Debuchy a relegation side.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 18, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #33

    Ian Toon,
    Imo I have contributed over the years more to this blog than all your personalities put together, and as for my increasing asides to Ed being a sad read, can you please point out more than three times in the last five years where I have engaged Ed in a post, as for not recognizing me, I don’t recall ever meeting you, I haven’t visited the Bede wing before, where I believe you are a patient.

  • TikiTakaAcca

    Mar 18, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #34

    80% of the people on this blog are an absolute disgrace.
    One minute, Krul’s world class and the best shot stopper, then he makes one mistake, which wasn’t the easiest shot to save, not the hardest either, and then all of a sudden he’s useless and we need Shay Given back.

    People are so hot and cold on this forum it’s pathetic.
    People play one good game and they’re fantastic, then they one bad game and they’re useless.
    People need to shut up and support the team that’s playing.
    Yes there’s horrible stuff behind the scenes, we know.
    But even though our performance was pathetic, there was still positives.
    You people don’t see that, you don’t break things down and it’s pathetic, Newcastle fans are some of the worst for doing this.

    We were missing our 2 best players against Fulham and had no manager around. It was always going to be tough, and we have a powder puff attack with Anita (Who is the worst CM i’ve seen for Newcastle in years).

    Stop moaning, everyone makes mistakes, Lloris makes them, still one of the best 5 keepers in the world, Courtois makes them, still top 5.

    Sick and tired of people being so two-faced.

    Krul is a fantastic keeper, if he has a bad game, say he had a bad game, don’t say he’s not good enough, then he’ll make a Spurs performance and everyone will say he’s the best in the world.

    Deal with what we have.
    No matter how bad the performance, take the positives.

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 18, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #35

    I agree that there were positives in the Fulham match. I had doubts previously -but now I’m positive.
    1. Cisse is crap.
    2. Luuk de Jong is not really all that good -realise now why he probably was not getting games in Germany.
    3. Shola -has been loyal -but now he doesn’t cut the mustard.

  • Ciaran

    Mar 18, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #36

    I see Ian’s off his meds again…

  • TikiTakaAcca

    Mar 18, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #37

    Mister Tuff

    Cisse isn’t crap.
    All time highest scoring African in the Bundesliga for a mediocre team that is Freiburg.
    Fantastic start for us.
    He doesn’t suit our play, that’s why.
    It doesn’t make him bad at all.
    Yes, he’s missed a few good chances here and there, but he was denied by a world class save with a poacher finish on Saturday.
    Can you call Oezil bad because he doesn’t suit Arsenal’s play ?
    Cisse needs forward runners & pace on the flanks for him, he’ll finish. He’s not someone who is going to hold the ball up & build attacks and have a burst of pace.
    We don’t create chances so how can he score goals ?

  • TikiTakaAcca

    Mar 18, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #38

    All time goals in a season btw.

  • cyprus

    Mar 18, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #39

    Support the team and all that, I agree, excellent points, but then you pinpoint someone as the worst CM in recent history. An exaggeration, just like others’ regarding Krul. And we’ve had some real dross there too, through the years.
    Regarding LDJ, if he doesn’t score next game, that’s about it for him. We need someone who can shoot, he hasn’t done that. On that evidence (not fair I know) I can shoot harder than him 🙂

  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 18, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #40

    Whatever the reason Cisse doesn’t work with us. He’s had 9 goals in his last 54 league games with us. He’s had 9 goals in has last 54 league games with us! That’s a 1 in 6 player. Those aren’t striker stats. He has to go and must be replaced with a good striker not Shola or De Jong!


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