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Newcastle Player Wanted By Champions League Winners?

8:17 pm, Thursday, May 1st, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 63 Comments

We watched the Chelsea – Atletico Madrid game last night on TV, and we were very impressed with the Madrid side, who seemed to win rather too easily by a score of 3-1 against the Blues,  and now it will be the top two Madrid sides fighting it out as to who wins the Champions League in Lisbon on Saturday, 24th May.

tim krul late poalace winner

Tim Krul – wanted by Atletico Madrid

Atletico were in the final back in 1974 when they lost 4-0 to Bayern Munich in their first of three successive wins, and this is the first time that two clubs from the same City have made the finals, since there has never been a final between the two Milan clubs.

And the reason we are talking about Atletico, is there is news in talkSport that Madrid manager Diego Simeone (of Davide Beckham red card fame in the 1998 World Cup quarter-final tie against Argentina), is interested in taking Tim Krul to Madrid.

That’s if their top young on-loan goalkeeper from Chelsea –  21 year-old Thibaut Courtois – finally returns to play for the London side next season, after playing for three seasons on loan in Madrid, where hes been outstanding.

And it turns out that Atletico’s Sporting Director Jose Luis Caminero watched the Dutchman at the Emirates during our 3-0 defeat to Arsenal on Monday night, and Tim was our Man of the Match in that game.

Tim will probably not make the Dutch squad for the World Cup in Brazil in June, and it seems he is having second thoughts about staying any longer at Newcastle, and may welcome a move this summer.

The transfer fee on his head is said to be £10M, but if he’s moving on because of Alan Pardew, or because of the managers inability to keep us challenging for a top six position, then owner Mike Ashley should gauge the collateral damage the manager may be causing.

The last thing we want is for the (few) good players we have to want to get away from the club this summer – and we are already a little worried about Mathieu Debuchy possibly leaving for PSG to join his best friend Yohan Cabaye there.

But that’s exactly what seems to be happening with Tim Krul, who seems to be frustrated at Newcastle’s lack of success over these last couple of seasons, since we finished 5th two years ago.

And if Atletico do win the Champions League later this month by beating Real Madrid, do you really think Tim would not jump at the chance to join the Madrid club.

He would be more than keen to join them, because at the moment they are one of the top clubs in Europe, and played some excellent football last night to rather easily dispose of Chelsea.

It would be bad news if Newcastle lose Tim Krul this summer.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: European Champions League · Newcastle News · Tim Krul · Transfer News and Rumours



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63 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lochinvar // May 1, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    Krul with the right defence and a vociferous Captain on the pitch has the passion and ambition to help propel the team onwards. Selling him would confirm our worst fears of the lack of ambition from Ashley.

  • 2 Blackley and Brownlie // May 1, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    10M for krul is a no brainer. But get a bit more Mikey.

  • 3 GeordieTwo // May 1, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    Also I think we can get something nice on a bit of toast for Obertan.

  • 4 toon22 // May 1, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    We are following the Arsenal model,just without any kind of ambition or CL/Cup football.

    Kruls already gone,we will buy a cheaper keeper and hope for the best.
    Stuff building a team.

    So long as we can make a decent profit who cares,all we need to to make 10th ish.

    Long live the free adverts.

  • 5 GeordieTwo // May 1, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    And there’s also Marveaux. He’s been used so well this season. We’ve really put him in the shop window. How about 2 sausage rolls and a dried out crumpet for him?

  • 6 damma99 // May 1, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Martin Allen on talk sport saying Pardpoo is doing a great job. These cockney geezers sticking together again.

  • 7 GeordieTwo // May 1, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    The Arsenal model without talent, skill, credibility or ambition from our management and owner. Beautiful.

  • 8 toonarmydownsouth // May 1, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    Krul has tbh been poor this season
    If the rumours of Forster wanting to come back then for me I’d be happy with that

  • 9 toon22 // May 1, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    Its the great SJP clearout,everything must go.

    I kind of hope we do sell everyone and play the u21 next season.I hope we have to play P45due up front.

    Next seasons already a total joke and this season not over yet.

    Lets hope Cardif beat us 10-0 at least it will help religate the mackems.

  • 10 thai-mag // May 1, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    just great, all we need now is a goalkeeper, 2 center half’s, left back, 2 wingers, 2 or 3 strikers, a replacement for Cabaye, no problem then, with 20 million to spend tops,

  • 11 GeordieTwo // May 1, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    Getting Forster back would be nice tads mate. But I would also like Ashley staked out on an anthill in the Mexican sun with a large syndicate of drug runners after him.

  • 12 Blackley and Brownlie // May 1, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    We need to be resilient for sure. We’ll need to work on getting a resilience mode at this football club.

    But we also need energy to go with that resilience so we’ll be working on energising the players this week.

    But it’s no good having the resilience and the energy if we don’t understand the process. So we’ll be working on inputting the process. We’ve maybe lacked that a little bit in some scenarios, if I’m honest.

  • 13 GeordieTwo // May 1, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    I have very high expectations.

  • 14 wolfshead@toon // May 1, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    if pards played he would be in his old crystal palce kit

  • 15 toon22 // May 1, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Maybe they can send scouts to scrape the bottom of the French barrel yet again.

    I honestly think our reserves would have gotten better results in the last 10 games,so long as the managers included.

    Dont forget to get your season tickets early so you can have a front seat to next seasons fiasco.

  • 16 toon kk // May 1, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Sounds an awful thing to say but the best thing to happen would be for Newcastle to be relegated and MA loose a fcuking fortune, shame for fans but would serve the fat man right.

  • 17 GeordieTwo // May 1, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Yes resilience Alan, that’s it! I like pie ala mode. But I suppose some resilience mode can be good as well.

  • 18 toon22 // May 1, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Blackey ..

    Pardon?

    DOnt forget to get yer season ticket for next year,youll love all the “Energy”

    The crowd have been so quiet of late im sure they all are so “entertained” they cant wait to spend hundreds of there hard earned watching the usual dross.

  • 19 toon22 // May 1, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    Who do you think will knock us out of both cups at the first hurdle next season?

    I going for Oxford Utd.

  • 20 beermonkey // May 1, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    hey there blog hobbit

  • 21 Toon Tang // May 1, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    according to bbcsport website, Sevilla have won the tie even though it states its only half time…

  • 22 geordie157 // May 1, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    Ten million for krul sounds good to me. Buy forster back for 6.

  • 23 croftus5678 // May 1, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    i want nobby solano as manager :-) the lad can do just no wrong at our club in my eyes.

    i’d take a jonjo/colback/stamboulli and lacazette also for starters maybe a gomis/ince/cabella if they really beg to come also ! and for desert i’ll have …. :-)

  • 24 Blackley and Brownlie // May 1, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    I think we’ve missed crumpets this season a little bit. And that’s made it a long, difficult season for us if I’m honest.

    But even when we’ve had crumpets, they haven’t always been hot enough for sure and that’s something we’ve got to look at for next season. Mike and I will have to increase the discussion mode on the catering scenario for sure and mike has already said he wants to sit round the table on that.

    We’ve got Obertan who’s quick, 100%, and perhaps we need to use him a bit more to speed up the delivery a little bit between now and the end of the season. Ober is desperate to play his part this season which shows the spirit we have at this football club. Other teams have a good hot crumpet scenario and we need to match them all the way, for sure.

    There are always dangers with cold crumpets. It don’t work for many of our players up here in the north east. Hatem is the only one who likes cold crumpets and it’s started to show a little bit lately if I’m honest. Mike didn’t want Hatem modelling the new strip and that tells you something and sends out a message, a little bit.

  • 25 Average_Contents // May 1, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    Croftus

    A dessert of mike Ashley with a whipped pardew on top? ;)

  • 26 Average_Contents // May 1, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    Blackley

    Stop it….stop it now, your creeping me out lol :)

  • 27 Toon Tang // May 1, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    Clarky’s gonna need some divine intervention to keep his team from the drop on Saturday eh. Awful run

  • 28 Toon Tang // May 1, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    He should come and work with our go-getters

  • 29 Average_Contents // May 1, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    Clarkey’s fcuked! He needs pardspew to step in and show him how it’s done lol and to think his,name has,been bandied around for us!

  • 30 croftus5678 // May 1, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    @25 average

    hehe it’ll never happen but if it did !!!

    kay sera sera what ever will be will be the futures not ours to see kay sera sera…….*cries

  • 31 Average_Contents // May 1, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Want some rope Croftus? ;)

  • 32 stuart no9 // May 1, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    First I’m a bit confused as to why some fans on here are concerned about the fee for Krul , what difference does it make how much we or Ashley get for him ..
    I said today the reason why we should walk out of the game on Saturday is not just because of the impact it will have on pardew, but also because , if pards gets sacked , we have 4 players here who might just want to stay – depending on who Ashley brings in , so really it us all down to Ashley if we lose these key players or not , the one thing certain is if pardew stays these players will certainly be on the move .

  • 33 Average_Contents // May 1, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    Anyway I’ve had my little chuckles for the day so I’m off watching true detective :) but seriously blackley it really does freak me out so stop it :)

  • 34 Blackley and Brownlie // May 1, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    Sorry Average

    A bit of indulgent fun when I’m bored.

  • 35 Blackley and Brownlie // May 1, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    Stuart

    You saying you don’t want our club to exact as big a fee as possible when selling?

  • 36 Blackley and Brownlie // May 1, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    Toon22

    I’ve already paid £640 for my season ticket and I don’t want to see Pardew blow the budget on the likes of colback and shelvey.

  • 37 stuart no9 // May 1, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Brownlie — so you really really think the more we get for Krul , the more we fans will benefit from it ??? The same way we have benefitted from the 20M we got for cabs ?????

  • 38 the truth will out // May 1, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    ashley can sell who he wants for what he wants it dont mean diddley squat

  • 39 joeinthecheapseats // May 1, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    Think a lot of people have short memories about Foster
    Think back to that pre season friendly 3 years ago made a couple of errors that led to goals and was poor with crosses so be careful of what you wish for as he wasn’t in the same league as krul

  • 40 scout // May 1, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    640 notes for a season ticket, where you sitting next to Pardew? My mate paid 527 at man u

  • 41 geordie157 // May 1, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    Just watched city vs Chelsea u21′s can see how far behind we are those sides in terms of quality.

    Devante Cole looked decent. With chances of getting anywhere near their senior squads, could we not steal a few of these youngsters.

  • 42 scout // May 1, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Krul, debuchy, sissoko, ben arfa and tiote surely to god you can build a team round them 5.

  • 43 Blackley and Brownlie // May 1, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Mikes been fantastic for this football club on the finance side. But he’d be the first to accept that we haven’t always had stability in the catering scenario this season, if I’m honest.

    This is a big club, massive, and you’ve got to have a top pie at this level, for sure. The crowd have been terrific this season but sometimes if they don’t get a top pie, it can bring one or two negative influences. It’s a restlessness situation that can transmit to the players if I’m honest.

    We’ve suffered from that this season for sure, 100%. One guy threw his season ticket at me and he was hungry a little bit. I’ve learnt to be resilient in those situations because it’s happened at other clubs where I’ve been.

    That scenario wouldn’t have happened if that supporter had had a gingsters or a puka. So we need to educate the players a little bit and feed the fans, definite, 100 % because make no mistake about it, it’s a big big season for us next season and we’re desperate to get it right for the fans.

  • 44 Big Pappa Cissé // May 1, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Out of interest who is your favourite player of all time ? .

    Mine is Zidane .

  • 45 scout // May 1, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Ive said before ryan ennis at crystal palace is quality get him in Carr

  • 46 colwell // May 1, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    Forster is shite flaps at everything and can’t get down quick enough. Luckily he plays in a Sunday league where he has the odd long range shot to deal with.

  • 47 scout // May 1, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    Bit of a strange one but my favorite player of all time was Clarence seedorf

  • 48 Blackley and Brownlie // May 1, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    Stuart

    Yes.

    Do you think the club, including its transfer kitty, won’t benefit the more we get for Krul?

  • 49 scout // May 1, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    How about sidwell from fulham hes better than that anita

  • 50 Blackley and Brownlie // May 1, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    Scout

    Not Clarence Acuna then?

    Quiz time all. Who was owner, manager and chief scout when we signed Clarence?

  • 51 scout // May 1, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    Dick dastardly, coco the clown and stevie wonder

  • 52 scout // May 1, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    Was it sir john hall?

  • 53 Ian Toon // May 1, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Mr Tuff- Yours earlier today.
    Would I be churlish to suggest that you do me a disservice . I have not departed from my earlier expressed view that Pardew should go. What I don’t favour is an entrenched view and hence a strategy of posting alternatives worth considering. There is no your right I am wrong argument. After all given the unpredictability of Ashley , you don’t know things will turn out well should Pardew be dismissed.

    The blog archives show a massive swing in popularity towards Pardew in the first half of the season from a low at the end of last season. The if in doubt do nowt school of thought was adopted or was it simply if you don’t make a decision you don’t make a mistake. It’s Ashley calling the shots. In most such situations a strategy of considering alternative options might be considered. Again know history of success
    Can reasonably be guaranteed as in the appointment of JFK.

    Without great conviction I feel it’s time for a change if only to freshen things up on the playing side. I regret only managing two out of three in the BBC mantra. Doubtless you’ll score me lower. Until the next time enjoy. You know it makes sense.

  • 54 stuart no9 // May 1, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    Blackley. —- no . Explain how we will benefit .

  • 55 Graeme // May 1, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    There can be little doubt that a new Manager and 1st Team Coaching staff would dramatically change and improve the way the playing side operates, for the better.

    P45DUE has stated time & time again that he coaches the defensive unit personally (I think that constitutes grounds for instant dismissal myself!!) yet in his time at SJP, with a fairly stable defensive unit, they have been shocking.

    The 2 main Coaches have been there since SBR – they have obviously learned absolutely nothing since SBR left.

    Times have changed – our Manager, Coaches are still trying to master 1980′s football in the 21st Centuary and it doesnt work. Its time Pardew, Carver and their crew were shown the door. For the sake of the playing squad.

  • 56 Blackley and Brownlie // May 1, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    Stuart

    £15M is better than £10M into the club’s coffers surely?

  • 57 anthc // May 1, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    I wouldn’t stop krul leaving tbh. The lads been here a while and served us well although he has had some dodgy games this season. If he wants to progress his career then sell the lad. I just hope a big wedge of cash is made available and spent without colback or shelvey being our major coup. To say I’m concerned for next season is an understatement.
    Pardew out asap!

  • 58 scout // May 1, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    Moyes in first signing will be felaini
    mark my words

  • 59 ganiyu // May 1, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    krul to be sold out for 10m, while zoet would be 2m, leaving an 8m profit.

  • 60 beermonkey // May 1, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    Graeme
    can u imagine what anita thought of his first training session after he came from ajax I bet he wept

    scout

    moyes you really think Ashley would employ him, given our financial restrictions he would be the ideal manager for us and with a 10mill payout could chip in for players
    I cant see pards going though Ashley looks at the bottom line and that is were in the top 10 don’t matter how we get there or where we could have been

    sad times to be a toon fan and will be for some time

  • 61 beermonkey // May 1, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    can any1 tell me how online guy got on talking to ashleys pa a couple of weeks ago I have not been online

  • 62 stan anderson // May 1, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    Agreed with Stuart 9 .If we gave Krul away for 1 million it would not make a difference to the fans.
    10 million sounds good but to the Fatman and not the fan.
    Like the money he got for A.C and BA and Cabaye,its to make him richer,not to please the fans.

  • 63 lesh // May 1, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    Memo

    To: Mike Ashley

    From: NUFC Stakeholders

    Cc: 52000 Loyal Fans

    Subject: Manager

    Get rid of P45DUE (Alan Pardew if you haven’t worked it out yet), as soon as you can – the damage he done to Newcastle United) is becoming critical.

    Lots of Love




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