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Injury Doubt For Newcastle’s Trip To Saints

9:04 am, Thursday, March 27th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 45 Comments

Tim Krul is again a doubt for the tough game at St. Mary’s on Saturday afternoon, and it turns out he was injured in Newcastle’s 3-0 defeat at home against Everton on Tuesday evening.

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Tim Krul - a doubt for Saturday

It looks like Tim will travel with the squad and be assessed on Saturday morning before the game, and back-up goalkeeper Rob Elliot is standing by in case he’s needed.

Krul has so far played in every Premier League game this season, so we hope he maintains that record on Saturday.

And just in case Jak Alnwick did not play last night for the U21 side in their great 1-0 home win against Manchester United,  and that’s because he may be needed on the bench on Saturday.

Schoolboy goalkeeper Paul Woolston played in goal, and it was the impressive Remie Streete who scored the winner for Newcastle four minutes into the second half.

Tim Krul has not had the best of seasons at Newcastle, and he could well miss out on Holland’s World Cup squad for the summer, and that would be  a pity.

And it wouldn’t surprise us if Newcastle  consider bringing in another top goalkeeper this summer, to challenge the Dutchman for the number one goalkeeper jersey next season.

Late news – Alan Pardew confirmed that that Krul will miss the next two or three games and Rob Elliot will deputize.

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45 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Graeme // Mar 27, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Taking on the Saints, at their place, is enough of a task for our depleted squad – to do it without our main keeper is bordering on “Mission Impossible” given we cant defend and we cant score goals.

    Other than that though, we are in great shape according to the club!!

  • 2 francesco-hba // Mar 27, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY98U3PyEGg

    why Dummett take all the free-kicks and corners??

  • 3 Transfer Sage // Mar 27, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    graeme

    the keeper isn’t an issue, we let teams walk through us so easily at the times we could have 3 of them in goal and they wouldn’t save it

  • 4 Transfer Sage // Mar 27, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    francesco

    When he first took corners he did a decent job, whipping them into a dangerous area at pace.

    Now it seems like he has to follow the plan and drift them to willo who does nothing with them.

  • 5 Graeme // Mar 27, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    TS – the Keeper is our last line of defence. Given the defence is fairly static and ponderous, the Keeper becomes vital to our chances of keeping the score respectable.
    Without Krul, we could be given a proper shafting at St Mary’s!!

  • 6 Jail for Ashley // Mar 27, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Financially we’re sound, no wonder, when we haven’t bought a player for a year and a half.

  • 7 Average_Contents // Mar 27, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    He’s definitely out now according to the mag

  • 8 Jail for Ashley // Mar 27, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Can you imagine how’ll I’ll explain to the bairn next year on Christmas day when she wakes up to no presents, as soon as I tell her we’re financially stable because of this, I’m sure she’ll understand and throw her arms around me and we’ll have a very merry Xmas.

  • 9 Lilongwe Geordie // Mar 27, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    On the Ben Arfa issue, as many who have read my past posts on this topic will know, I am not a fan of him, think he is massively overrated, frustrating, selfish and inconsistent. For me, with Remy and Debuchy fit he wouldn’t play (Debuchy despite being right back offers more service into the box than most). But without them we have very little that can ever be creative, consistently or otherwise so HBA has to start in the current circumstances. Even creating infrequently or inconsistently is better than lacking any potential creativity as we had last game and against Palace/Fulham.

    I’d have him central though, allowing him to press high up, but not track back with the opposing full back when they push forward (which on Saturday will likely be Shaw who likes to go forward).

    Only stopping to post this, although it seems like actual football chat is taking place rather than a slanging match which makes a nice change. Shame I couldn’t stay longer.

  • 10 jimmysmith // Mar 27, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    “If Newcastle can start getting him on the ball more and releasing him into that final third, he can really hurt teams……..When I played under Bobby Robson that’s what we tried to do……. look to work one-twos as often as we could.”

    I think they got Nobby at the end of happy hour for that one. Added to Benny’s general cluelessness in defence. It’s his inability to play an early on two that’s holding us and him back.

  • 11 Average_Contents // Mar 27, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Geez there really building up now these injuries! What’s that I hear? Fatty’s minions scurrying back under their rocks? He knew we was short and bought Fcuking know one the fat cnut! How many times must he fcuk up before yous open your eyes and take his cok outta your arses?

  • 12 Ibizatoon // Mar 27, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Average…Oh come on, give him just one more summer to prove himself…

    Jail…As long as you provide a copy of the bank statement, she should be delighted. I mean, who wouldn’t be?

  • 13 jimmysmith // Mar 27, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    De Jong and Cisse basically lope around in a half arsed way when the opposition back four are in possession. Benny is a bit more energetic, but pretty clueless. It’s truly hopeless. Compare that to Suarez and Sturridge, or even Gouffran, Remy and Sissoko. Good forwards in good teams press defences with urgency. It’s even worse when we play that awful 442.

  • 14 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 27, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    SSN saying he’s out for our next 3 games

  • 15 toon1707 // Mar 27, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    According to sky it’s not in doubt he is out for at least 3 weeks

  • 16 beermonkey // Mar 27, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    i cant believe here we are 3 years on and our free kicks and set plays are the same and still do not get any results

    how after all this time this simple thing has not been addressed is beyond me
    the opposition manager must laugh and rub his hands together

    on ben arfa on his day he is magical no1 can deny that
    but after all his time here he has never found the consistency needed, the managers tactics don’t get the best out of him and he himself has never got the best out of himself, i hope he finds a club that will nurture him

  • 17 sweendog // Mar 27, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    says a lot about our owners ambitions when other teams players (Southampton especially) say they expect to be beating teams like us ..

    http://www.insidefutbol.com/2014/03/27/finishing-above-newcastle-vital-to-top-four-ambitions-southampton-star-rickie-lambert/133324/

  • 18 Transfer Sage // Mar 27, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    graeme

    I meant the amount we will concede will be more than we can score with out without krul…bit tongue in cheek.

    I just can’t see us doing a great deal with these players, too many who just don’t turn up when it gets tough.

  • 19 Jail for Ashley // Mar 27, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    tads,
    It’s a shame Krul is injured, I was looking forward to those nil-nil draws.

  • 20 Transfer Sage // Mar 27, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    beerrmonkey

    It was even pointed out to Pardew in a press conference about how bad they were, he agreed and made training closed off to work on new routines….and we do the same.

  • 21 Jail for Ashley // Mar 27, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Ibiza,
    It might spoil it if I show her the original one before the accountants had his magic hands on it, I might as well tell her Santa doesn’t exist, better still I’ll make Pardew tell her.

  • 22 mindshaft // Mar 27, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    We’re gonna get hammered anyway

  • 23 Average_Contents // Mar 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    lol ibiza that’s what they say isn’t it! One more window one more window. Look at the spreadsheets! Fcuk the spreadsheets we need players and on permanent deals too! Stick their fatty loving where the sun don’t shine!

    Pardspew has confirmed it’s likely to be 3 games so that’s basically the spine of the team completely decimated with no adequate cover! And don’t say it’s not you fatty lovers coz krul, debuchy, Cabaye and remy all out or gone! Who’s fault is it for not having adequate cover? Go on answer that one fatty lovers!

  • 24 Transfer Sage // Mar 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    I think people on here will agree I’m quite patient, and even sit on ibiza’s fence time to time but i’ve had enough of the team under Pardew.

    I don’t think a new manager would work wonders with the limitations in place, but think we could play and damn site better and at least be creative with our style and set plays.

    time for change is the summer now

  • 25 Transfer Sage // Mar 27, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    average

    What bugs me is that we have a -45mil net spend on players…..only 2 other clubs have a negative spend, so other clubs have spent at the very least 45mil on players over the past 5 years than us.

    So are all these other clubs in huge debt and at risk of going bust? Or are we the one club doing things right? I know whats more likely.

  • 26 cyprus // Mar 27, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    On ‘developments’:
    Solano for manager? Hhhm. Hell yes :)
    HBA? Play him every game, he can’t do much worse and this is a brilliant opportunity to try things out. Unless he ain’t fit enough to last 90′.
    LDJ – Cisse partnership? Hhhm. Who’s going to score the goals then? I must admit, despite the neat control, that I’m not overly impressed with LDJ. On Cisse: Something has happened in the last two games to this guy and I don’t mean that goal. He seems to have ‘clicked’ again, I’m glad to say. He HAS been unlucky in these two games, keep it up and he’ll bag a few.

  • 27 lesh // Mar 27, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Christmas? Already Jail??

    Is Fenwicks’ window decked out already?

  • 28 beermonkey // Mar 27, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    sage

    maybe its a double bluff and pards is a genius
    they know that we know that they know were going for willo therefore we will actually go for willo they wont expect it

  • 29 cyprus // Mar 27, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    And:
    Our two team mini league final on Saturday. Our 6 pointer! I think it’s going to be a tight one, we won’t just roll over. I’m hoping for a 2-3 score. HBA, Cisse… Krul :)

  • 30 Average_Contents // Mar 27, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Ts

    The fatty lovers would gleefully inform us that these clubs are on the verge of liquidation as there excuse for us having a negative spend! They actually believe the BULLSH!t that is spouted by fatty’s minions and take it as gospel!

    I on the other hand had my eyes well and truly pinged open in 2009 by an ex England international who disputed we were in any state close to going bust, he actually laughed his tits off at the thought and informed me that fatty wasn’t interested in the club or its fans as continually spouted by pardspew

  • 31 beermonkey // Mar 27, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    sage

    people harp on at Ashley spending his cash, its never gonna happen
    but the club has cash we could have bought remy in the summer ok i get why we didn’t but surly a deal could have been organised that as soon as the rape case was dropped it all fell into place,

    cant see it happening but a new manager is a must our team can and look a lot happier when they play attacking football by the end if the hull game there was a alight swagger about the team and they were confident if scoring, we then go to the bottom the league fullham and the team don’t look the same all the good from the last game gone before they even kicked a ball

  • 32 Average_Contents // Mar 27, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Anyway back to reality, I’m off to go play fifa 13 in career mode as Ben arfa with his 40 goals so far in my season lol have fun gents ;)

  • 33 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 27, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    About the last thread!

    There is really no point in starting Benny if we are not prepared to accommodate both his strengths and weaknesses!

    We will just end up listening to the same old blame over and over again…we have to set out differently if Benny is to start!

  • 34 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 27, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Can we do that and are we prepared to do that?

  • 35 cyprus // Mar 27, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Yes we can!

    As Obama once said. But then he figured ‘we couldn’t’ :( And maybe he was talking about something else, not NUFC :)

  • 36 catchy in norway // Mar 27, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    did not watch the game

    how can anyone fully judge the players working under AP, he does not play to there strengths,
    we have to many fans that quote what pardew says regarding the players abilities, like he is the last word on all things football,
    i am deadly serious when i say , i would not let in take control over any football team at any level, he sucks the will to play out of players, he is years behind the times when it comes to formations and tactics,

    for such a greedy player, HBA has more assists/goals than cabaye, has has a higher pass completion rate, i liked cabaye, but for me he left because of pardew, why else would anyone leave to warm a bench for half a season, knowing that the club will also spend big in he summer and maybe push you further down the pecking order

    i dont get that people would rather see 5 or more of our good players go than force a change of manager

  • 37 geordie157 // Mar 27, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    Will be a good test for alnwick, stick him in and let’s see what he’s like.

    In hindsight as much as I like krul, I wish forster was our no.1

  • 38 guvnor // Mar 27, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    Saylors had 10 years at the club you’d get less time for murder.

  • 39 guvnor // Mar 27, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Southampton will enjoy running at that defence with old colo and Williamson the slowest in the league alongside Dummett.

  • 40 guvnor // Mar 27, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    It’s absolutely stotting down in Forest hall!

  • 41 AndyNUFC // Mar 27, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    That where you go to school guvnor? Dinner ladies letting you play out in the rain or do you have to go back in like a good boy?

  • 42 Jail for Ashley // Mar 27, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    AndyNUFC,
    You can find you are no better than the Trolls themselves if you keep on feeding them, mag, toonbrother and this new one now are all mackem Trolls if not the same one.

  • 43 toonbrother // Mar 27, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    If only Colocinni could make it onto that injury list. Nothing serious like EBOLA or anything, A simple flu or food poisoning would suffice

  • 44 toonbrother // Mar 27, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    @Jail4Ashley please cut that nonsense out. Toonbrother is NOT a mackem. Just because we disagree doesnt mean we dont both wish the best for our team.
    I enjoy reading your views on this blog. I don’t want to fall out with you.

  • 45 toonbrother // Mar 27, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    In my opinion colocinni is a terrible defender.
    It frustrates me so many people -Pardumb included- are dazzled and fooled by his (admittedly impressive) ball playing skills. Ball Skills are not what he is hired to do. He is defender! He is hired to be big ,strong and reliable in the centre of the D. For me he folds too easily when faced with big strong strikers, and is extremenly clumsy when faced with nimble quick strikers very quick to dive into tacckles because he doesnthave the speed to compete and very weak in the air. The guy is massive liability and the attrocious defensive results bear this out. If you disagree fine. There is no neeed to smear Toonbrother




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