Tim Krul Fit To Play On Saturday – Injury Is Minor

We’re not sure why the news got out today, that Tim had suffered ligament damage to his left elbow, but the club have only just issued a statement on their web-site saying it is a minor injury to Tim’s elbow, and he is fit to play on Saturday.

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Tim Krul – fit to play on Saturday

This is that statement just issued by Newcastle United:

“Tim Krul has been further assessed today by the Club’s medical staff and the Club can confirm that he has nothing more than a very minor elbow injury.”

“The Club will continue to monitor the situation but are confident that he will be available for the game against Leicester City on Saturday.”

This is on the Newcastle web-site so it must be true – and it’s very good news for Newcastle United.

Again we don’t know why the news was widely reported this morning that he had damaged the ligaments in his elbow.

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  • lesh

    Oct 15, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #1

    Probably Pardew spreading the news about Krul’s ligament damage – he’d be laying the ground for a key factor in losing on Saturday.

  • DokToon

    Oct 15, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #2

    just what we need.. more injuries… more drama… more points dropped… thank god i like a beer or twenty, this season is taxing my liver already

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 15, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #3

    “I understand what people are like. But they shouldn’t worry.” “At the end of the day we are one win away from getting out of the bottom three.”
    So seven years into the five year plan and instead of saying don’t worry we’re on course for the top six, we now have to be grateful that the relegation zone has one game left before it leaves us behind.

  • Thump

    Oct 15, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Am I the only person who feels like this is another relegation season?

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 15, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #5


    The club reported it themselves earlier today that’s why lol but the link is no longer accessible….blunder me thinks.

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 15, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #6

    “So I don’t know what the panic is. I understand it, I get that.”

    Contradiction in itself….or is it just how pedro’s brain works 😉

    How many statements are they at now I wonder? Surely someone must know.

  • mag92

    Oct 15, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #7

    This team have relegation written all over it, from the substandard Pardew to the substandard defence and no goals in the team doomed!

  • magscar

    Oct 15, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #8

    We have the January window and it has to be a good one. We all know what we need including Pardew and hopefully Ashley. Striker to hit the ground running and an experienced CB. Especially with Afcon starting then.

    If we are seriously adrift by then even Pulis or Di Canio won’t save us.

    What you call a pivotal month especillay

  • magscar

    Oct 15, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #9

    Forget especillay it was a plant

  • Mint

    Oct 15, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #10

    How about we all just forget about CAsh and Parsnip and focus on our players. From what i see, any manager could have lost Cabaye and the whole squad just fell apart.

    fact is, most of any premier league players are OVERPAID and UNDERCARING, unless its relegation and their paycheck at stake. Im sick of bashing just one guy. The entire team needs to grow a pair, become leaders and prove themselves. if we get relegated, its down to the characters on the field. Unless you have a Sir Alex or Morhinio, the manager iant going to affect our players very much, and certianly not long term. Look at Fulham ffs.

    Players fault. they should get most of the flack when it goeas wrong. Im sick of the bashing of the clubs management. its only giving the players more to sulk about.

  • firebug666

    Oct 15, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #11

    The club won’t be able to buy players in January, they are spending all the money on PR for the inept one.

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 15, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #12

    At what point does Ash finally realise we need a proper manager.

  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 15, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #13

    Parsnip and other plants…………………………OOT

  • Thump

    Oct 15, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #14

    @magscar: I forgot about ACON. Riviere needs starts scoring soon because we’ll be done for when Cisse goes back to Senegal.

    It just feels as awful as it did in 08/09. Injuries, little niggles here and there, more bad news than good, calls to get behind the manager… idk, something needs to happen fast.

  • BandB

    Oct 15, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #15


    I suppose our son of a miner must feel the irony of it, pottering around the palaces of his forefathers’ masters….with his tweed shooting jacket, cavalry twills and country cane.
    Hall left a nasty blot on his memory with that deal. It will take more than a legacy rose-garden to take away the pong.
    But, as you say, he did provide football that lived up to the hopes and dreams of his customers.
    Rather than the “Not one, not two missus, but FREE pairs fowa paaand!” shoddy that Del Boy Pardew is flogging on behalf of his Mush (in Shepherd’s Bush).

    Have a nice day!

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 15, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #16


    You mean like the 11 internationals pardew could put out but still fecks it up every time with unimaginative team selections, ultra negative tactics and bizarre subs.

    Entirely the manager’s fault I’m afraid. If the players are in a negative mindset going on to the pitch what does AP expect when all you’re trying to do is contain and worry about the opposition.

  • firebug666

    Oct 15, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #17


    Sorry to disagree mate but this is down to the manager and no one else. If the players put in a lacklustre performance then it is up to the managers to get them motivated.

    Any player can have an off day, but when 11 players are having an off day every week it has to come back to the training staff and the manager.

    A change of manager now would lift this team, and with some decent backroom staff the training would improve.

    I do agree however with getting behind the team, this is what we have so support it. But never NEVER support the inept one, Jabba or the cronies that are destroying this proud club.

  • stuart no9

    Oct 15, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #18

    so yet another player/ ex player comes out anounces how great the manager and owner are . I thought Bishop would have been a bit more subtle than this. the overdone praises for the manager and owner are starting to look really silly now. If this is what Beardo really thinks , then he is braindead as well as ugly.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Oct 15, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #19

    Club PR working on overdrive now before the big big game against leciester. Bishop is really making a bigger impact than cabella has so far.

  • G

    Oct 15, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #20

    stuart no 9. I’ve met Beardo on more than one occasion. If brains were dynamite he wouldn’t have enough to blow his nose mate. Nice guy, but not the quickest of cats.

  • BandB

    Oct 15, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #21

    Beardsley and Hall are like exes.
    Every time you hear from them you forget about all the good times you had together and remember what gutless mercenaries they turned out to be.
    On the subject of propaganda.
    I wonder if Nigel Pearson is going to indulge himself in a bit of support for Pardew in his pre-match comments?
    Steve Bruce and Gary Monk did. When the only likely effect was to stir a little resolve in the Newcastle players while taking their own off the boil.
    It may explain why neither were able to kill us off, before letting us tamely back into the game. For while Pardew’s sides collapse when they are being bullied, they are really rather good at sniffing out that there is unlikely comeback in the air.
    Both Bruce and Monk are likely to be out of a job before Pardew. And I think Bruce in particular might come to rue two points thrown down the toilet by the end of the season. He can be a tadge maudlin.
    I wonder, should the Bruce bandwagon bash the buffers, how vocal Mr P will be in support?

  • mag92

    Oct 15, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #22

    When it comes to listening to ex – players giving the low down on the current situation, Keegan and Shearer, both ex-player managers have it sussed!

  • stuart no9

    Oct 15, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #23

    The managers job is to get points . how he gets them is totally down to him . If he needs a player for a certain position – buy one , If the team is not clicking – make them tick , if they lack motivation – motivate them, if they are not scoring goals – then why not ? if we need a striker- why didnt he buy one, if we are conceding too many goals – why, If after 4 years in charge , he cant score goals, he cant motivate, he cant stop leaking goals,and just in general cant but a point – then what the F”K is he still doing here . all the above are down to the manager and no one else. For 90 mins , thaqt is his responsability to get poins – he cant do it meaning he cant do his job, Pardew must go now bring in someone who will get points that pardew cant . so bloody simple. great manager and owner my arse.

  • stuart no9

    Oct 15, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #24

    G—— But really beardsley should know better. one of the best footballers i have ever seen along with gazza and tony green in a black and white top, however , there is probably pressure on him to come out and try to calm everybody before saturday, maybe i was a bit hard on him earlier, just getting a bit fed up of all this hype surrounding the chuckle brothers.

  • toonking

    Oct 15, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #25

    to a certain extent i think mint does have a point.

    think back to the season we were relegated, that season we had players such as smith, xisco and owen when he returned all on very big wages but each and every one one played football like they couldn’t give a sh1t.

    players such as cabaye, Ba and remy prove that having a sh1t manager doesn’t stop everyone, look at the performance of cisse this season, wouldn’t you say yourself that itself cisse’s form this season should be rubbish considering a manager is 100% blame.

    rodgers already believes it was a mistake to buy balletelli as he is too selfish and doesn’t do enough for the team.

    the rooney we see at united is great but the rooney we see playing for england is awful.

    all you have to do really is ask yourself this, if you were a player that was serious about wanting champions league and ambition, would you have come to a club which is in an awful state from top to bottom?

    what needs to happen this week end is parjew needs to drop cabella gouffran willo and sissoko perhaps colback too.

    then he should replace them with sammy saylor rivere obatan and anita. What will happen then is those player will not have an easy life getting into the starting 11 and also we will have players on the pitch who would give all they can for a good NUFc ie saylor sammy so that is the leadership restored that has been missed so much since barton and nolan left.

  • firebug666

    Oct 15, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #26

    stuart no9

    I don’t think you were hard on him at all mate. Anyone who comes out and says the inept one is a great manager & Jabba a great owner deserve all they get.

    Facts do not lie, and the facts show us what utter cretins we have in charge of the club, and people who are suppose to have some trace of tactical knowledge should know better.

    Beardsley (like Mike Williamson) have left themselves wide open and truly deserve any abuse they get.

  • firebug666

    Oct 15, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #27


    But that is the point I am making mate, The inept one will not make any of those changes you mentioned, and it will be the same old same old.

    No motivation, no team cohesion, no game plan, christ we cannot even string two passes together. Passes played either two far in front of advancing play, or behind the players, No tactics for set plays except hoof it to Williamson at the back post.

    These and many more are all issues that should be sorted out by the manager, and his backroom staff in training.

  • G

    Oct 15, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #28

    Beardsley has (along with others) been asked to make a statement on behalf of his employers. As they pay his mortgage, he (or they) is unlikely to come out and state what a charlatain they are. I don’t blame any of the players or coaches for sticking up for AP. I just wish they would do their talking on the pitch, which we as fans, would appreciate far more than empty words.

  • mecannylad

    Oct 15, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #29

    Scraping the barrel in the January transfer window shouldn’t mean announcing signings on the deadline date itself (Feb 2)
    If United screw their loaf all January signings should be in by Jan 8 so they can be used in the 3 remaining league games in that month …either scoring or saving vital goals.
    But we all know what will happene don’t we ?

  • firebug666

    Oct 15, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #30

    I think mecannylad’s a plant 😀

  • firebug666

    Oct 15, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #31


    Personally I think if we are still in relegation danger Jabba will spend early to try and save his TV money.

  • toon kk

    Oct 15, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #32

    All this sh.t from players, pards and other staff members saying fans should be getting behind the team is coming from the fat controller.
    Mash already has fans paying too keep his regime going now he wants them to agree with it.

  • Tsunki

    Oct 15, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #33

    And so the roof remains jntact after all and Tim CAN Play! Huzzah thrice I say! Won’t make much difference which of the two are in goal, the amount of opportunities presented to the Leicester ‘sharpshooters’ will bring the Law of Averages into play.

    I dunno about all this scoffing about ‘plants’ or rather ‘moles’ in the blog community. Magscar reasons that this blog, although a worldwide snapshot of the temperature of the supporting core, is insignificant and ineffectual against the overarching and lofty schemes of our favourite sock-peddler. I’m not sure. If I was going to wage a PR Battle to win hearts and minds of the wider football supporting fraternity, I could think of worse places to start than at the grassroots of the feverish chatterers that populate this place.

    Oh and the multiple poster thing is actually a proven fact. We’ve had quite a few outed in the past. Sorry I should have said FACT!

    And just so everyone knows, I tried it myself for a good run and I don’t think anyone spotted it at all, do I know it’s not only feasible but simple.

  • hibbit

    Oct 15, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #34

    it wont be long till we find out if bishop is here to easy the pressure on pardue or to look after ashleys interest and investment we will know when the tone alters by sunday we should know little stories leaked to the press he knows just the right people

  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 15, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #35

    The Sackpardew group shold consider getting one of those drone/helicopter things. Strap on a few posters, picture of Jabba etc etc – fly it around at half time -would get a decent bit of publicity -would make the entry body searches a waste of time.

  • magscar

    Oct 15, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #36

    I know there have been multiples as I recall some being outed or even admitting it – blog set up presumably allows manipulation .

    The main thrust of my disbelief on moles( and multiples) is the depth of and longstanding entrenched beliefs on here. I suspect even amongst those who read rather than post.

    Do you reckon there are many on here who can be swayed. I can’t recall many conversions other than those who admitted moving to the “dark side” and it was Ashley and/or Pardew who managed that rather than some insidious counter insurgent on here.

    After some further thought I am prepared to accept it as a viable option to plant ( perhaps they are that desperate ) BUT surely not persuade.

    Oops you have just done it to me! Mind you I was never one for trench warfare and prefer surgical strikes 🙂 ( just one smiley – you know I have been trying)

  • firebug666

    Oct 15, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #37

    Revealed: The reason why Newcastle United’s one-time wonderkid Remie Streete quit Magpies


  • mecannylad

    Oct 15, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #38

    The drone idea is bloody brilliant.
    The Club will not be able to counter such an initiative and it will bring the house down in SJP itself earning so much publicity via tv etc.
    Come lets all go to Maplins.

  • magscar

    Oct 15, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #39

    Mister Tuff

    Are these drones line of sight or camera. If camera idea might have legs or should that be wings.

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 15, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #40

    Good evening ladies welsh comedian is in the house.


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