Manchester United Want Top Newcastle Star In January


There’s news that Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal wants to sign Newcastle United’s Dutch International goalkeeper Tim Krul in the January transfer window.

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Tim Krul – in action at Aston Villa

And it seems there are a number of clubs interested in the Newcastle 26 year-old goalkeeper, who was a hero for Holland in their penalty shoot out win against Costa Rica, when he made two great saves to take Holland through to the semi-finals, where they lost 4-2 to Argentina on penalties – but Tim wasn’t the Holland goalkeeper in that particular shoot-out.

So Louis van Gaal knows all about Tim Krul after managing Holland to the bronze medal in Brazil.

Tim mentioned at the end of last season that it may be  time for him to move away from Newcastle after nine years at the club, but when the club signed some good players in the summer – including a couple of Dutchmen in Siem de Jong and Daryl Janmaat, Tim seemed content to stay on Tyneside.

But Newcastle are going through a crisis at the moment (yes – another one),  and if the Red Devils are really after him. Tim may want to try his luck at Old Trafford, although he will have a fight on his hands to oust current number one goalkeeper – the twice capped Spanish International David De Gea.

But back-up goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard made noises in the summer that he wants to leave the Red Devils for first team football elsewhere, and maybe van Gaal is looking for a suitable replacement to challenge De Gea for the number one spot.

Tim does have a decent record in the Premier League since displacing Steve Harper at the start of the 2011-2012 season, and if Mike Ashley is willing to sell, we suppose he could be allowed to leave Newcastle in January.

That depends on whether any club comes in for Tim and meets Mike Ashley’s valuation of the goalkeeper in the January transfer window – but if that happens he’s gone – whether or not we can replace him.

Unfortunately, that’s how Mike Ashley runs Newcastle United these days – money is king.

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375 comments so far

  • mindshaft

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #1

    lazy paper talk – dont think Van Gaal wants Krul – he won’t even pick him for the Dutch team

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  • Belfast

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #2

    Nonsense

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  • Whumpie

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #3

    Yep, tis utter lobster bollocks.

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  • Whumpie

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #4

    Ahhhnyway….

    It looks to me as if one of two things is happening with the manager situation:

    1. Ashley has spoken to AP and is convinced that AP can keep us up – which is all Ashley cares about.

    2. Ashley has people secretly running about lining up a successor.

    I just hope it’s the latter, and that one makes more sense.

    Ashley cannot possibly look at Saturday’s game, on top of this year’s stats, and consider his club safe from relegation. There’s no sense to that.

    Plus, if he is replacing AP, then it won’t be quick. There aren’t many contenders out there and given that AP will do pretty much anything he’s told rather than resign, he knows he can afford to just leave him as a lame duck leader until that replacement is signed.

    It happened with Hughton – it was out of the blue, and clearly his replacement had been a work-in-progress for a long time.

    So my money (and my hope) is on AP being replaced – but not for a wee while yet.

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  • toon kk

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #5

    MA plan will be to cash in on Krul, that’s why he bought a young keeper ready to replace him.
    As for Krul going to man u is bullsh.t.

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  • 70TWO

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #6

    Pardews credibility as a Manager has always been minimal, for every one step forward there has been two steps back. If say 50% of those steps back have been induced by those in charge of NUFC there is still no progression. The idea of long term stability is appealling but the right candidate needs to be employed in the first place.

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  • croftus5678

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #7

    1 issue at a time please 😉

    even if he did go darlow looks a great keeper and prob better all rounder its only cos our defence is so poor that krull is made to look good as he gets tons of practice.

    as a toon fan i must say i’m very happy with the team and not going back on what i said at the start of the season where i tipped us for 8th-6th i’ll blame pards and the fact of his defensive play for our very poor results.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #8

    I think we’ll win both cups this year 😉

    And qualify for the CL

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  • Thump

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #9

    What, Van Gaal wants to bring him on for penalties?

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  • croftus5678

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #10

    @8 op

    <3 it

    theres a better chance of that happening than there is of pards being sacked and us getting a new owner though 🙂

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  • Slank

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #11

    I’m sure Krul would jump at the chance to play for ManU but only as the number one keeper, which is not certain.

    He has cemented his place as the number one keeper at NUFC so why risk the move unless it’s to replace their keeper and more money.

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #12

    Only the bad news.Where are the good news?

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #13

    Croftus

    I only deal in reality not fantasy 😉

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  • Levi

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #14

    i want colo as manager.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #15

    I see the club has anounced that Percy will be hosting the Thursday press conference -for the written press.
    Damn thought he might have been peddled before then.

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #16

    Just wondering what happened about Hatemorlovehim’s meeting last nite? I presume there is an issue with gambling debt / Llambias / employment contract. Can anyone pleeease update me ? Thanks lads.

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  • croftus5678

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #17

    @14 levi

    we have a defensive manager as it is and the only thing worse i can imagine is a defender as a manager lol.

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #18

    Munster

    Best thing to do mate is to go back to the articles from yesterday, he came online around midnight or just after so it’s better you read it.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #19

    people keep saying which managers could possibly work under ashley’s restrictions and undeniably that is a factor but i think quite a few managers would be happy to have worked / work with

    krul, jamatt, sdj

    sissoko cabella hba, mym, riviere

    tiote

    colback, aarons, armstrong

    to name a few

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #20

    Our Toon/Belfast
    I know Leeds and Portsmouth overspent and their is no chance of the TOON over spending but the whole Newcastle thing is Toxic and if the players cannot be bothered or not play for Pardew and Ashley will not sack him stays his term will not let him buy the players he wants – keep on buying cheap players to sell on – we have been lucky in our purchases so far – but we cannot keep purchasing foreign imports to sell on – it is a recipe for disaster.
    On Saturday, Ok give Pardew some stick but lets get behind the players on the pitch playing for Newcastle United

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #21

    go toon goooo

    this is nufc, there isn’t any. well there was aarons i suppose but no it couldn’t last…a-r-g-h -h-h-h

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #22

    Charlie

    How do you get behind the team but give pardew stick….i think the best thing for the entire squad is to remove pardew and also Colo. If he’s giving half time team talks then it’s quite clear he has to much influence.

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  • wynsleap

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #23

    “If Mike Ashley is willing to sell”.
    As in “if Tuesday is willing to come the day after Monday?”
    Stupid statement.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #24

    Ot

    Colo needs to get out of toon along with Pardew.

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  • mecannylad

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #25

    He’s not going without one hell of a stubborn fight … I see he has the brass neck to take Thursday’s written press briefing now.
    It’ll be stage managed of course.
    Saturday’s 50,000 Toon Army turning on him relentlessly might be our best hope. It’s nevertheless going to take a protest bordering on criminalty to shift this spiv. Are we nasty enough?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #26

    50000 home fans and the wonga wearing brigade
    ensure nothing will change.

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  • mecannylad

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #27

    You are right Rotunda …. too many pacifists …. not enough martyrs.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #28

    What difference does it make if the club says Pardews taking the written press meeting on Thursday?

    There’ll be no f@@ker there to prove or disprove Pardew was, all the papers are banned FFS

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  • tequilamag

    Sep 16, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #29

    mecannylad you could always follow the example of Mohamed Bouazizi the Algerian stree vendor who set himself on fire and was the spark for the Arab Spring revolutions..

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  • toon kk

    Sep 16, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #30

    There’s too much expectations from our sad excuse for a football club (which MA has turned us into).
    Best to expect championship football next season and Pards still our manager.

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 16, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #31

    Rotonda

    That’s the problem mate, selfish fans who will support the team blindly but won’t admit they are killing it with every penny they spend on NUFC….its a complete vindication of MA and this regime. We have become the most spineless fans in the land. United by name but not United in the boardroom, dugout, pitch, stands or the streets.

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  • kevymartins

    Sep 16, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #32

    Has anyone seen this? You have got to watch it. Pardew right down to the bone. What is happening now was well predicted.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJRxfPi3p-8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Sep 16, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #33

    Rotonda heights
    Aarons is not a bad left-legged player but when Moussa Sissoko plays right winger and loses 10 balls per game he can’t do a lot.Plus 4 defensive midfielders will strangulate the game and therefore Pardew is suicidal with his eleven players.He must see that.If not he must go.The problem with Pardew is not his history but he can’t fix his mistakes even in ten next years.If he won ONE single game things would be different but he is unimprovable.

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  • londonderry toon

    Sep 16, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #34

    LADS HAVENT BEEN ON IN COUPLE WEEKS BEEN WORKING 4 NIL HAVENT EVEN SEEN HIGH LIGHTS WE MUST HAVE BEEN SHIT DID ANY PLAYER PLAY WELL PART OF ME WANTS HULL TO WIN SAT SO WE CAN PARDEW OUT HES JUST NOT GD ENOUGH

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  • mattyNUFC

    Sep 16, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #35

    So I guess hatem has yet to come back on and divulge this stuff on mym, colo and hba?

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  • stuart no9

    Sep 16, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #36

    tried to get a ticket for the assasanation on saturday and would you believe it — all sold out,. The first game ive wanted to go to in 2 years and their all sold out – SHYTE.

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  • mecannylad

    Sep 16, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #37

    Our Toon.
    Now this is the sort of fervour we are looking for …. and No.
    I’ll stop short of putting a match to myself !!!!
    We do however need to be much more demonstrative and I don’t see that in the present lot occupying the bulk of the seats.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Sep 16, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #38

    Londonderry

    No. Not a single player played well

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  • mattyNUFC

    Sep 16, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #39

    …and Sammy ******* ameboi was brought on with a minute and a half to go at 3-0 down to save us! Incredible!

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 16, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #40

    Me ears are a-ringing londonderrytoon.

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