New Goalkeeper Deal Could Help Newcastle


Tim Krul made a name for himself in the World Cup, but it wasn’t that he was the Holland first choice goalkeeper – that was Jasper Cillessen, the Ajax goalkeeper who only came to prominence on the International scene last season.

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Tim Krul – after his heroics for Holland in shootout against Costa Rica

Cillessen made his debut a year ago for the Netherlands but now has 14 caps compared to Tim Krul’s 6 caps,  but most Holland fans would have hoped Tim was in the Holland goal for last night’s shootout, when Argentina scored all their four penalties to win by 4-2.

We are hoping that Tim will still be at Newcastle this September, and on that front there was some good news today that French International goalkeeper has agreed to a five year deal at Tottenham, under new manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Lloris joined Tottenham under former manager Andre Villas-Boas two years ago and cost around £12M from Lille, and he already has 61 caps for France and is their captain and he played very well for Spurs last season.

Lloris has just signed the new deal, and this is what he had to say on the Spurs web-site about why he changed his mind and decided to stay at Tottenham:

“The arrival of Mauricio Pochettino is important – I have a god feeling, he’s ambitious.” “Everything’s clear in my head and if I have signed a new contract it is because I trust the club and I am sure we will progress.”

Krul’s stature has increased this summer because of his heroics for Holland to get them through to the semi-finals stage, and it remains to be seen if some other big clubs come in for him this summer, but as we said we want to see the 6’4″ goalkeeper stay on Tyneside.

Timothy Michael Krul signed on at Newcastle under then manager Graeme Souness as a 17 year-old back in 2005 from his home town club ADO Den Haag.

And he has so far played 144 times for Newcastle and his performance at White Hart Lane last season in our 1-0 win there, is one of the greatest goalkeeping performances seen in the Premier League since it was founded back in 1992.

Comments welcome.

Written while on vacation in England.



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258 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Krul will be just like a new signing. He might be promoted to right back!

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Mark

    Yeah the more to it being parsnips a first class kunt! His extraordinary ego will not allow it plus he’s a bit tubby but to banish him to the reserves is just plain fcuking stupid! If it’s to get fit then he’d be better training with the first team so the only logical conclusion would be that he has indeed been frozen out

    Fatty out puppet out!

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #3

    even west ham are putting together quite a team there

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #4

    G
    Talented kid for sure. But still not many assist for winger in that league.

    So it would depend on the price for me and his wage demands etc.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #5

    @Average_Contents // Jul 10, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    matter of months before Cabella is frozen out as well due to his ‘laziness’…

    pardew is a dinosaur.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #6

    Av con

    Maybe the young uns do more fitness training early on. It would make sense as they need to increase stamina. Putting unfit players with them at this stage might just be the way to get him fit. I am not saying there are not still issues between pardew and hba, but this training thing might be normal practice

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  • Belfast

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #7

    Don’t think Krul will be going anywhere.

    Would love the Mexico goalkeeper if he does leave though.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #8

    cestriasteve
    Silva, Aguero, Sterling, Coutinho… Him being light-weight will get us a lot of freekicks to aim at Willo.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Mark

    Possibly but I can’t see it tbh mate as the best way of getting fit would be to train with your peers as they’d be on an equal level give or take a bit!

    The only other explanation could be he’s got an injury but as he’s played no footy for months then it’s unlikely but we will never know and is all speculation but as I have no faith in parsnip to do anything or believe a word that comes out of the cretins mouth then I think it’s him proving a point as he won’t want to be seen backing down

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  • G

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #10

    Sazzer, it’s a big if, but he was compared to Messi very early on in his career, which may have contributed to the melt-down that the Guardian reported (LG posted the link on the last thread). In my eyes, the lad still has a lot of development to do, but could genuinely be one of the best if used correctly (another big if under AP). I think the kid could be worth a gamble, however, there are rumours that some of the big German clubs are trying to get him in.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #11

    Av con

    I think it would help if NUFC had the decency to tell the fans something. I know clubs like to keep certain things quiet, but the physical state of our players should be comunicated, if only to give us some kind of perspective.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #12

    cestriasteve – Cabella vs Arsenal
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vun5znSQYfc

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  • Bleemo

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #13

    Willo’s not scored a goal for us in 5 seasons despite being 6’4.5″ so not sure why that is a plan.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #14

    Ref Benny – will be very interesting to see if the Toon take him on tour -just less than 2 weeks for that trip.

    As for Remy – I think he is drawn to the big city lights -so do not expect him to come back here.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #15

    Mark

    All good in theory and would be a massive step in the right direction if nothing but to appease the masses but at this moment in time I think the mistrust and spin that has steadily built up over the years would just bring cynicism and derision from fan’s and I fear it would be seen as too little too late because I for one do not believe a word that comes out of the club and as for the puppet….well the less said about that cretin the better!

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #16

    G
    It would be nice if we signed him though and he turned into the new Messi.

    Some are probably still waiting on Obertan to be the new C.Ronaldo.

    Maybe we should go for Pato as well.

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #17

    #NUFC fans.Update is that Cabella deal has been verbally accepted and negotiations are taking place regarding the structure of deal

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #18

    Mister Tuff

    Maybe those extra seats we supposedly acquired on the plane to down under are infact for wor benny 😉

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #19

    Obertron has another 2years on his contract. Really surprised clubs were not queuing up to sign him (NOT). Percy will probably try to save face yet again and play him.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #20

    Beermonkey

    If we don’t get him I’m now holding you personally responsible 😉

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #21

    Infact I’d go as far to say that everything shall be your fault

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #22

    You gotta love the Sauce. Oh well.

    Fellaini:
    https://twitter.com/Barzaboy/status/487260731772260352/photo/1

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #23

    average – I do hope that the Percy/Benny situation resolves itself -however I imagine if you cross Percy you will have to pay for it.

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  • Slank

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #24

    Beermonkey

    How do you know ?

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #25

    slank

    I don’t I just copied it of that sauce twatter feed

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  • Slank

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #26

    Mister Tuff

    Cross any manager and there is only one winner.

    You could create a team of top players of those that have been through the Exit door who have had the nerve or foolishness to question Sir Alex.

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  • Slank

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #27

    Beerminkey

    Fair enough, cheers

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  • 70TWO

    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #28
  • beermonkey

    Jul 10, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #29

    slank

    sorry it didn’t all copy
    I don’t wanna claim it as my own as I don’t believe it will come off

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  • anthc

    Jul 10, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #30

    New deal sorry but he only saved two penalties. Hes equalled the total number he saved for the toon in several years iirc. Sure the commentator at the time said he has saved 2 in 20 penalties.
    His lack of ability to command his six yard box and distribution lets tim down I feel. Great shot stopper but also a great flapper at set pieces. Mexico or costa ricas keepers had great tournaments as they actually faced more than five shots.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 10, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #31

    I see lee Dixon has spoken to wenger and confirmed sanchez and debs and said he’s very happy….no shit sherlock!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 10, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #32

    Anth,
    I take it you didn’t read the article. The new deal that helps Newcastle is Lloris at Spurs. There had been talk of Lloris going to PSG and Krul replacing him there. This new deal takes one of the rumoured front runners for Krul out of the picture. That is why it is good news.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 10, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #33

    Right then, who are we selling next? Sissoko? Gouffy? Let’s see is there anybody else left who’s decent. Surely Krul is fed up by now? Will Colo still be playing for us when he gets his pension? No need for a good young CB for a few more years then. Hmmmm. How does Pardew face getting up and going to work with this bollocks going on? You can only count your dosh so often.

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  • toonking

    Jul 10, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #34

    from previous post
    “The next Mike Williamson // Jul 10, 2014 at 9:50 AM
    I don’t think our defence is as bad as it seems. Last year we offered zero attacking threat so teams could relax and pile the pressure on. When we did get possession we had a bunch of players more famed for their hard work off the ball than their ability with the ball, and it would soon make it’s way back to the opposition. Also when we have no attacking threat, the team would give up hope after conceding. At 1-0 down and with a team of 9 defensive players and Remy (or Shola/ Cisse), I would give up too.”

    our defence is not as bad as it seems.

    in my time as a newcastle united supporter, the one thing i have never been happy about at all is the quality of our defence.

    for a manage that is said to be a awful one, pardew himself holds the record for going the largest number of top flight or premier league games without a defeat.

    that tells me one thing and one thing only-newcastle united have never been a team with decent defenders.
    prepardew era
    titus bramble
    boumsong
    cacapa
    craig moore
    these were the stand out ones we had in this team sometime in the last 15 years but IMO ones like faye baye and simmo were not much better

    now we have
    willo-most say is championship
    colo-was poor prechampionship and now seems to be getting too old
    saylor-injury prone or just utter rubbish anyway
    dummett-rubbish
    and again IMO santon and raylor aren’t much good either, mbiwa and hadaira are still not proven premier league players yet.

    with an attacking force as good as we had in the 1990 and early 2000 we still couldn’t win ourselves a premier league title an FA cup or a league cup.

    all that to me says we have never had a good defense, only decent goal keepers.

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  • toonking

    Jul 10, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #35

    stand out poor ones.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 10, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #36

    Not many purples left now. Llambeezee would be so disappointed. The squad he built is in a shambles. 🙂 Oh Joe and Mike you’ve truly squandered any final chance to rebuild your reputations with us. Now you will be always remembered as true scum.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 10, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #37

    Where are you Llambeezee? We need you back to help make us a mediocre side once again. Pards misses you Dekka. We’ve fallen on hard times. We cash rich but brains poor Derek. Can you help us with that?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 10, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #38

    Oh and yes you can have Joe’s old office and your lease car back Dekka. We promise to make the payments on the car this time.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 10, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #39

    ……… a unichuff appeal…..

    only YOU can answer G2’s cry of anguish. Please send just 3 pounds a month to the “bring back lambeezee” appeal. Help the return of dekka, and silence the howls of agony from G2.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 10, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #40

    Does anybody else feel sorry for NoNuts? This man is absolutely awash in profits. It’s very stressful for him. Beermonkey and I are dedicated to getting that wing for Mentally Handicapped Billionaires built at the hospital asap. This wonderful man is in serious trouble mates. Donate now!

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