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Newcastle Star Reveals Problem In The Dressing Room

8:11 am, Monday, September 28th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 2 Comments

It´s been said that Newcastle don’t have enough leadership on the field or in the dressing room and an interview with Tim Krul today has revealed that seems to be the case, with not many players wanting to speak up in the dressing room.

That’s not good when Newcastle play very poorly like we did last Wednesday night and the players are quiet at half time – that´s certainly not leadership.

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Tim Krul on Saturday – had another good game

Tim has said that the coaches pulled no punches in their comments to the players last week, and the Dutch International thinks those comments needed to be made.

When asked to explain the difference between the performance on Wednesday and the performance on Saturday against Chelsea this is what Tim said:

“Yeah it’s such a contrast. No, I can’t explain it – I wish I could.” “Some strong words were said after Wednesday and we had meetings about it.”

“It wasn’t good enough, it was far below – we know that.” “We showed a reaction and that’s the reaction we should have shown two to three weeks ago.”

“But at least we’re showing something and that’s something to build on.” “It’s a shame it wasn’t three points, but I think with the first-half performance it was very good.”

“I think the coaches said the words which needed to be spoken.” “We need more people speaking in the dressing room – unfortunately that’s not the style of some of the players but it needs to happen.”

“We need to take more responsibility and we did that today.”

Newcastle have to turn up in every game and after the game at the Etihad next Saturday we have the two-week International break.

But then we have games against Norwich, Sunderland, Stoke and Bournemouth and we just have to pick up some wins in those games if we are to move up the league table from the 19th position we are in at the moment.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Interview · Newcastle News · Premier League · Tim Krul

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 banjax // Sep 28, 2015 at 8:19 AM

    September 28, 2015
    Sorry to sound harsh – but one good game of football does not make for an excuse for what has gone before. Call it lack of confidence call it what you like, for professional footballers who are paid millions to perform the way they have for so many past games is a scandal. Take nurses or firemen or any other working class people, if they performed as badly for ONE day like NUFC they would be suspended. So let’s get real for once and remember the money these people are paid to play ninety minutes of football once or twice a week. Some are being paid more in a week than some of us are paid in a year. So let’s keep it real. There is a long way to go for these delicate souls and a vast improvement is needed for every game to come and only then will the club be fit to represent its supporters proudly.

  • 2 Jib // Sep 28, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Those comments are just the sort of thing me old mum used to say “a young footballer earns more than a brain surgeon – it’s a disgrace”
    It misses the point entirely and really wasn’t worth reposting.

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