Our Man Of The Match Could Leave Newcastle In The Summer

There was only one Man of the Match last night, and that was goalkeeper Tim Krul, who made several good saves for the Magpies, otherwise it could have been  a lot worse than just 3-0.

Olivier Giroud heads second

Olivier Giroud beats Tim Krul with a header for the third goal

Tim got 36% of the vote and second in the voting was Adam Armstrong – who came on after 89 minutes, so played for just four minutes – some bias there for the local lad probably.

Cheick Tiote, Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko are next in line, and they all had decent games last night at the Emirates.

And Tim Krul could be leaving Newcastle in the summer, potentially to better his chances of making the Dutch side more regularly, although for Tim, this has only been a mediocre season for him.

But he had a good game last night.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 29, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #1

    I would not be surprised to see Timmy leave us this summer at all.

    Whilst he has his faults, distribution etc, he is a decent keeper and deserves better than he is getting. I didn’t watch all of the game last night, but even when he was doing his job, he was being let down by the rest of the team. Why would he want to stay?

  • TheToonKing

    Apr 29, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #2

    go Krul, just go, save yourself.

  • DokToon

    Apr 29, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #3



    gmorning sir.. one quick comment… you said, quote, ” I don’t think many believe that a better manager couldn’t get a better style of football from the players we currently have”

    does that include playing them out of position? do you think another manager couldve gotten more if they were played correctly?

    BandB, gmorning to you as well

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 29, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #4

    Dok…For sure, although I do believe that there are plenty of reasons / examples of where he hasn’t had much choice and an out of position player was the better option – but that isn’t always the case of course.

    Pretty much every aspect of the club you look at, you can find faults for both Pardew and Ashley. Ashley hasn’t given us a full squad and Pardew doesn’t use the squad he has properly.

    Ultimately both need removing from SJP.

    Oh and a good morning to you too.

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 29, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #5


    That’s why i posted it, as long winded as it is I feel it describes us in a nutshell and it’s what the national press and other clubs fans fail to grasp about us as they just see 10th and hands tied for our manager!

  • catchy in norway

    Apr 29, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #6

    some songs are just happy songs


  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 29, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Agree he is a decent keeper – shot stopper – but I am not his greatest fan.
    My biggest fault with Krul is he does not command his six yard box and boss his defence. I blame him for the first goal he should of been screaming at his defence ‘keepers ball’ and came and collected the free kick before it got into the six yard box. If a keeper does not command his six yard box and comes to collect/punch then the defence defends a lot deeper.

    All three goals were scored in the game last night were scored in the six yard box. Bony’s header was from a corner in the six yard box v Swansea.
    Was out of the Country for the Stoke, Man Utd games did not see games .So don’t know if goals were scored from crosses or in the six yard box.

    Last decent keeper we had that commanded the six yard box was PAV

  • firebug666

    Apr 29, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #8

    For me it was 11 Arsenal players vs Krul, Debuchy, Tiote, Gouffran, Sissoko and Remy. These players were not brilliant but at least they gave it a go when they had the chance, the rest may as well have not turned up, they were absolute rubbish. Well that’s my opinion anyway.

    Our club is dying a slow and somewhat deliberate death, if there are no positive moves this summer we will be relegated and I don’t think we will get back up for a while.

  • catchy in norway

    Apr 29, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #9
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 29, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #10

    No I wouldn’t want any of the managers you mention, but I don’t think it far fetched to improve on Pardew as others do. Personally, I am only really interested in someone who is an exceptional coach. We don’t need a manager in the traditional British sense as they have f all control of transfers. We need someone who can set up a team to play, and knows how to coach their players to get the most from them.

    I’d be looking at someone who has coached for a number of years, not necessarily managed sides, although if they have done both great. Some of the best coaches in England became coaches in their mid 20’s, and dedicated their live to excelling at coaching. That is where I would be searching, not the usual merry go round of managers.

  • catchy in norway

    Apr 29, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #11

    plenty of very good managers out there

    that would work in these conditions, there is nothing special about our conditions,

    I want a coach who gets you believing , a coach who knows how to play the game,

    there are only a few coaches in the world that get to call the shots, the rest have lots of restrictions put upon them

  • Spoof

    Apr 29, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #12

    Ever since Krul injured his shoulder last season against Sunderland he has been dodgy from then on, 1 really good game v Spurs is about it for him, last night he did make 1 or 2 decent saves but he was woeful for the 1st goal, look at where the ball was going, the depth of it, all Krul had to do was move 2 yards out and it was an easy gather for him but he stood there like a spare part, it was woeful and it happens regularly now, his stock is still quite high due to performances of 2 years ago but he is very ordinary, I would much rather have Jeroen Zoet who has quite rightly took Krul’s place in the Dutch squad.

  • theartfuldodger

    Apr 29, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #13

    The next 6 months are the most important months in Ashleys reign.
    Depending on whag he does and way we perform, either ALL will be with him, or ALL against him. There will be no middle line, no financial stability crap and no manipulations..

  • Spoof

    Apr 29, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #14


    in all honesty m8 I think we are virtually at that point now, you will always get the odd one who can’t or won’t see Ashley for what he is but the majority can.

  • mag

    Apr 29, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #15

    Krul the best player aye for Arsenal! The kid is awful on set pieces his kicking is a joke, the best player was MrT!

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Apr 29, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #16


    Nothing special about our conditions??

    Which manager who holds himself in any sort of high regard would come here? What is he going to achieve by it? It won’t further his managerial career that’s for sure?

    Watch another manager humiliate himself shouting for players and the want for re-building? Have his best players taking away so we sit mid-table in a mist of mediocrity? Ashley will always employ a yes man to keep his model going and to keep us mid-table. He wants no more.

    It’s more of the same regardless of who is in charge. Policies and constraints will not change. We will still go off the boil once injuries occur. He will never build a squad worthy of top 6-8. He couldn’t careless.

    He has what he wants. Has he not proven and showed his intentions? And by his past appointments?

    You don’t hire a mediocre manager for 8 yrs for nout. Staying in this league is his only intentions to reap the £££ then if he does want to sell it’s in a decent condidtion to do so.

    Any success under this owner is purely down to luck for me.

  • toonluvva

    Apr 29, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #17

    As always there are a lot of comments about there being plenty of managers / coaches currently available who could do a better job than Pardew.

    This is undoubtedly true. I reckon that most of those being touted on the pages of this blog could easily turn our current squad around, and with a bit of financial backing, put us back in contention for top 6 places.

    But, and I’m afraid it is a huge but, I don’t reckon Mr Ashley is in any hurry at the moment to make any changes. This means that we will lose the better players over the summer making it harder to attract a replacement.

  • andyctoon

    Apr 29, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #18

    im sorry to have to day this but i thought remy was poor…a man who wants cl football didnt perform against a cl team…another point is y r we even playing him..he does not want to b here..id rather giv chances to other strikers or young kids who love and want to play foe the club…for me the quicker he goes the better thn we can get strikers eho want to perfom for nufc! and who knows these new players myt even hav a bit passion!


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