Tim Krul Dying To Be Back – Jak’s Been Amazing

Tim Krul is expected to return to the Newcastle goal tomorrow afternoon at Stamford Bridge and with Jose Mourinho looking for revenge after we broke their long winning streak, we’ll need Tim between the posts tomorrow.

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Tim Krul – it will be good to have him back tomorrow

Tim has been training all week, and because we’ve heard no adverse news about him,  he’s almost certain to start tomorrow, and he’s glad to be back:

“I’m dying to be back because I’m not very good at watching games from the sidelines. We’ve got a great game on Saturday against Chelsea so hopefully I can get through the next couple of days and be back in contention for the weekend.”

“I’ve been training hard to be back and hopefully the moment is there on Saturday.”  “I think Jak has done great. The run he’s been on in goal, there have been no easy games at all.”

“And for someone who hasn’t had a run of first team games before in his career, I think he’s been amazing.”  “He will become a better goalkeeper for this experience. It has been so valuable to his education playing at places like Tottenham and Arsenal.”

“And also in a massive match like the Tyne-Wear derby, and he will look back at this in time and realise just how good it has been for him.”

Jak came in for the second half against Chelsea and conceded only one goal and we got a very famous 2-1 win that snapped the Chelsea unbeaten run from late April, when Atletico Madrid were the last team to beat them.

The Hexham born youngster has played 9 time for Newcastle really seven and a half games and conceded 19 goals – so our defensive record has not been great of late.

It will definitely stand Jak in good stead for his future career, and he proved that he is a cool customer and mentally strong – and maybe his last two games for the club against Burnley and Leicester were his best – along with his excellent performance in the second half against Chelsea.

I still don’t know how we hung onto that lead after Steven Taylor was sent off in the 80 th minute and they made it 2-1 immediately from the resulting free kick.

I keep looking at the TV replay expecting Chelsea to score a couple of goals to win it – but they haven’t done so – yet. 😀

We’d still be surprised if Jak Alnwick is given a contract extension in the summer, since we will have 24 year-old Karl Darlow joining the first team squad and going all out to win the first team goalkeeper jersey at Newcastle.

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18 comments so far

  • Sazzer

    Jan 9, 2015 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Narsingh came close joining Fulham along with Oussama Assaidi when the were about to leave Heerenveen. But ended up in Liverpool and PSV.

    We were linked with the Finnbogason and Djuricic but ignore the wingers.

    Same with Twente were we looked to have ignored Tadic, Chadli and Ola John. While being mostly linked with Luuk De Jong and Douglas.

    Timo Werner probably not linked becasue he would be too expensive because he’s highly rated in Germany rather than the Netherlands.

    Tadic were linked but mostly while at Groningen.

  • Sazzer

    Jan 9, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #2

    If I remember correctly.

  • jasonmag

    Jan 9, 2015 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #3

    good news. tim in goa for the last 7 games and are pints total would have been much healthier

  • jasonmag

    Jan 9, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #4

    *goal and points but after the scum result pints aswell

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 9, 2015 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #5

    I would probably get rid Elliott with Darlow coming. I could be persuaded to extend Alnwick’s contract and send him out on loan.

    …they always said he had potential. Just a shame we tend to keep the young lads here rotting on the bench!

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jan 9, 2015 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #6

    Let’s get a decent manager in and things will start looking rosy

  • optimistic prime

    Jan 9, 2015 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #7

    Jak’s been amazing!

    Krull’s definitely been Pardewed 😉

  • ZIPPIE57

    Jan 9, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #8

    people want to remember Alnwick was all we had

  • Sazzer

    Jan 9, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #9

    Mourinho, Garde and De Boer were in the same Champions League group in 2012. Mourinho and Garde went through.

    Both Lyon and Ajax finished on 8 points but Lyon scored 7 goals in the last 45 minutes of the group giving them a better goal difference against Ajax.

    The games between De Boer and Garde both ended up 0-0.

    Lyon won at home but then lost away against Apoel on penalties.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Jan 9, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #10

    Line up released early ——————- Krul; Santon, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett; Anita, Colback; Gouffran, Cabella, Sissoko; Perez

  • Sazzer

    Jan 9, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #11

    Apoel was in the next round.

  • optimistic prime

    Jan 9, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #12

    I don’t want to be branded a ITK

    But I’m getting the Toon job!

  • JackButler

    Jan 9, 2015 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #13

    Krul coming back is massive, Jak, though still young is only a third choice and nowhere near good enough for the first team

  • lesh

    Jan 9, 2015 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #14

    optimistic prime

    C’mon man. Krul’s hardly ganna criticise young Jak is he. His confidence’ll have taken a helluva beating and he needs to be jollied on.

    Yet a hard man OP, a hard man.

  • lesh

    Jan 9, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #15

    OP. So you’re In The Know eh?

    Who’s your source for that little tit-bit?

    Can’t be your great aunt’s second cousin’s daughter coz she’s been on the hoy since dinner-time – yesterday!

  • optimistic prime

    Jan 9, 2015 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #16


    Jollies on, jeez.

    He’s a goalie who can’t catch, if he likes punching so much he should try boxing.

  • optimistic prime

    Jan 9, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #17


    My source doesn’t want to be named due to a confidentiality clause Ashley wants in his contract.

  • jimmysmith

    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #18

    It’s really hard to know what to make of this managerial situation. It’s very odd to just let a manager go and then start looking for another and if you accept that Ashley is all about staying up, it appears even odder. Crystal Palace has activated the release clause and he’s gone, leaving us in the very precarious position of needIng to make the right appointment, but with what appears to be the managerial equivalent of Jak Alnwick in temporary charge. I suppose that’s it. It does seem to suggest Pards is a bit of a rat, the owner difficult, his intentions questionable and the whole set up flawed, but as always, who knows the real truth. Drives ya nuts.


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