Good News – Newcastle Goalkeeper Back Soon

There’s some good news tonight that Tim Krul is ahead of schedule in recovering from his ankle ligament damage, and he may be able to return at Chelsea on January 10th – two weeks on Saturday.

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Tim Krul – back in less than three weeks

When Tim was injured Rob Elliot came in but then he was injured and 3rd choice Jak Alnwick has come in for the last three and a half games, came in with 17 year-old Freddie Woodman on the bench.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew had previously said that the 26-year-old Dutch International would be available by mid January at the earliest.

However, this is what Alan Pardew said about Tim:

“There’s good news with him,” “The doc feels he’s a week ahead of schedule, and he might make the game against Chelsea.”

“That’s good for us because you always want to have your number one available.”

Rob Elliot will be out until the end of next month with a tear in his thigh muscle, so when Tim does come back then Jak Alnwick – who had a solid game against Sunderland on Sunday – will be on the bench until Rob returns.

That’s good news about Tim.

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11 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 23, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #1

    Excellent, that’ll help with the goals for !

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Dec 23, 2014 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #2

    Skipped last two threads so probably been mentioned if not exhausted, but why the hell didn’t we go in for Elia!? We are crying out for depth and quality on the wings with Pardew’s current system.

    The lengths this club go to to avoid doing the obvious and easy solution is beyong comprehension, it really is. He would have chosen Saints over us no doubt but we should have at least been all over it doing what we could.

  • 70TWO

    Dec 23, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #3

    What concerns me more is that the opposition goal keeper does not get worked enough.

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Dec 23, 2014 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #4

    Cisse is useless if not poaching and we do not have a team capable of consistently providing him chances.

    Rivière is just bang average/poor all over, Gouffran of the striking department.

    Armstrong needs time and support.

    Campbell is nowhere near.

    Perez is a gem and easily our best striker if not player. But he’s being used out of position a lot and I get extremely wary that Pardew will burn him out or ruin his clear ability as a striker by ramming him into positions he shouldn’t be playing.

    Jack of all trades but master of none has essentially caused the mediocrity of recent years as we never buy specialist players.

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Dec 23, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #5

    We have two great strikers in Cisse & Perez that would love to play alongside someone like Carroll or Ba, and Pardew brings in Rivierre & Fereryra FFS .

  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 23, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #6

    We started the season with quality and depth on the wings and weren’t crying out for it then.
    Injuries gave hampered us big time.
    We had the egg head Obertan actually looking excellent for once and Aarons was exceptional along with SAMMY playing at his top level we were hurting teams on the break.
    Of course Cabella was also bought for this purpose but has yet to show his full ability

  • Brutooon

    Dec 23, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #7

    Perez is our best striker

    Cisse despite his goals, everything else is useless. CANT control the ball, ALWAYS offside and seem to lose the ball a lot to the opponent

    Riviere – give him several playing time and judge him end of the season. When he started early in the season, we are playing a useless 4-5-1. maybe he suited with a 4-3-3

    Arma – one potential for the future, look confident against the mackems

    Gouffron – totally useless. Forget how to bring the ball FORWARD

  • Dulcinera

    Dec 23, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #8

    I apologise for anyone offended by anything i said some week or so ago. Up until that night, my posts were usually rational and peacefull but more importantly non offensive.

    I hope we can all forgot that night and I can be forgiven by some and we can move on so that i can get back to discussing football related matters on the blog of the club i love

  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 23, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #9

    I don’t think Pards has much say in who he brings in.
    Ashley would never pay 15/20 million for Andy and BA never wanted to stay,so best to just forget bout that

  • lesh

    Dec 23, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #10

    Repost from previous thread about a possible striker signing:

    Yes Ed, it was a hint from Pardew.

    But how many times have we seen this before?

    We’ll hear of interest (Lacazette, for example) then a bid of sorts’ll go in early in the window. There’ll be hopes raised only to be dashed when ‘we enter talks’ only to hear that agents’ fees, selling club intransigence, or more likely, that the target (that man Lacazette again), has commited himself to his club til the summer at least.

    Hey ho, isn’t it that time of year again? Discounted half-season tickets on sale soon?

    Dash it, I am such a cynic – but why should that be so.

    On another note, the Mirror today reported that rumors are abound in Glasgow that Pardew’s been offered a 24 year (yup, 24) contract at Rangers!!

    Is that wishful thinking on behalf of the Rangers’ fans?

    Hope springs eternal.

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Dec 23, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #11

    @ Marty

    We could have brought in someone like Crouch even to link play and occupy space . We don’t need to spend crazy money .

    We got Ba on a free after all.


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