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Newcastle Could Cash In On Goalkeeper This Summer

2:30 pm, Sunday, May 8th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 79 Comments

Rob Elliott and Karl Darlow have shown they are more than capable of playing for Newcastle United at the highest level – and when Newcastle go about their clear-out, which could be really massive this summer –  don’t be too surprised if they offload Tim Krul for a good fee.

Karl Darlow will be the only one fit in pre-season along with Tim Krul – and maybe Newcastle will bring in another goalkeeper or extend young Freddie Woodman’s contract.

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Tim Krul – leaving this summer?

Freddie is a very good young England goalkeeper, but there are persistent rumors he will leave Newcastle in the summer and join ether a big club or reunite with his father Andy at Crystal Palace.

If we do manage to keep Freddie at the club and Tim leaves  that would mean at least Darlow and Woodman would be fit for the first game of the season, which will be in early August in the Championship.

They are the ones fit at the moment for Newcastle with both Tim and Rob out with serious ACL knee injuries picked up playing in Internationals.

There is a report out today that Newcastle are in advanced talks with Everton related to Tim’s transfer,  but we don’t know how accurate that report is.

However, we will hardly keep all three goalkeepers at Newcastle next season and the one we can get most money for is the experienced Tim Krul, who may not want to play in the Championship next season.

And then Rob Elliot, when he’s fit again and Karl Darlow would have to fight it out for the number one jersey.

Tim Krul joined Newcastle in the summer of 2005 from ADO Den Haag when Graeme Souness was the manager and he has made 185 appearances for Newcastle.

The 28 year-old has 8 full caps for the Netherlands and played for all the Netherlands Youth sides.

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Tags: Freddie Woodman · Karl Darlow · Newcastle News · Rob Elliot · Tim Krul

79 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JackButler // May 8, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    I think Krul will be one of many who head through the exit door but it’s the younger players we simp,y have to keep hold of as any rebuilding must be done around them

  • 2 stuart no9 // May 8, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    in fact , let me put that question to everybody . If sunderland lose to everton who is favourites to stay up or who would you think would stay up .??

  • 3 JackButler // May 8, 2016 at 2:36 PM


    If Sunderland lose on Wednesday then it’s almost impossible to call, but right now I can’t see us getting ourselves out of this and sadly think Sunderland will get the points they need this week

  • 4 Hail Wor Ashley // May 8, 2016 at 2:41 PM

    Do the same home-grown rules apply to Championship as PL?

  • 5 wolfshead@toon // May 8, 2016 at 2:42 PM

    if we go down its going to be tough coming back up too last time we had scrappers like nolan barton and routledge this time…

  • 6 SPRINGY // May 8, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    repost from previous
    i expect the mackems to win unfortunately,hope they dont but when they have needed the results of late they got them, we have’nt by and large,my worry is if, like u say, the mackems get beat…1)watford are not good enough, like there form has showed and 2) can we do what is required against spurs,which we have’nt shown all season….it would be an utter disgrace if the unwashed were to lose there next two games and we didnt do enough to stay but can you honestly see us showing up and getting what we need when they could’nt do it against villa twice this season….im still hoping mate,i am but we are very reliant on the fortunes of others now when it should of been in our hands.

  • 7 JackButler // May 8, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    Graham Carr should do well if we go down as he’s been signing championship standard players for years.

    But on a serious note, I do expect both Charnley and Carr to be sacked irrespective of what league we are in next season and I’d be amazed if Raffa where to stay if we go down as he’d have his pick of top flight clubs

  • 8 Ron Knee // May 8, 2016 at 2:46 PM


    We’ll still have Coloccini!

  • 9 wolfshead@toon // May 8, 2016 at 2:52 PM


    well its good to know hes still alive haha

  • 10 Thump // May 8, 2016 at 2:53 PM

    @stuart: It’ll be down to the wire if they do, but having seen how Everton are playing lately (especially yesterday against Leicester), I’d be amazed if Sunderland got anything other than a point. Everton have been bloody awful lately.

  • 11 Ron Knee // May 8, 2016 at 2:53 PM

    Alive and not kicking!

  • 12 U.S Magpie // May 8, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    If you watched Everton yesterday you would have seen nothing from them, they didn’t look interested at Leicester.
    I cannot see them beating Sunderland but getting a draw is still a possibility. Still goes down to the last game hopefully, don’t get me wrong if we get relegated I have made my peace with that. But a draw would still give us that outside chance. And lets be honest here, if for some reason that miracle happened and we stayed up and Sunderland were relegated that would be a double win for the fans. We keep Rafa and the Red and White shite goes away for a few seasons. Three days to Armageddon, Howay the Toon, No let’s go with Howay the Fans.

  • 13 Jail for Ashley // May 8, 2016 at 2:55 PM

    It’s going to be interesting in the summer to see if or how many have got relegation clauses that will allow them to leave cheap. The club will either have to pay them or take massive losses on them. Nobody is going to pay 15M for Wijnaldum, Cisse and Collo will go for free. Tiote might fetch 4M and Sissoko 5M, Anita might bring in 3M as well with maybe Perez fetching 7M, if we’re lucky we might get 20M from player sales.

  • 14 Bobbybee // May 8, 2016 at 2:59 PM

    Nice for Arma to break the 20 goals in a season barrier. Nice goal too. One of the bright spots of the season. Can’t wait to see him back. 😉
    Just skipped through some comments. Nice to see the fans getting the the blame again! The best thing about our club is the fans and our undying loyalty. It’s so simple – if you don’t want to go, fine, stay away. Don’t tell us to stay away, it’s simply not happening. It’s been worse than this before and we stayed. It’s called loyalty and unconditional support. If you don’t get that, unlucky.
    In this mental season, it would not be beyond belief for Everton to turn the mackems over and reopen the door for us. Until we’re down, there is still a chance. At home, with the crowd behind us, we can beat spurs and hope watford do us a favour.

  • 15 Hail Wor Ashley // May 8, 2016 at 3:00 PM


    I’d like a high scorer in the Championship from this season to be brought in, somebody that we know can do the business in that league.

    Townsend will have plenty of options, but he seems like a model pro and doubt he’ll get much more cash elsewhere, so he might stay, particularly given there’s no international tournament at the end of next season.

    Robertson from Hull is a no-brainer if they don’t go up, though I imagine he’ll have PL suitors.

    Shelvey I thought would be gone if you asked me a couple of months ago, now after been benched and due to his wages, think he’s gonna have to roll his sleeves up here and help us bounce back.

  • 16 Derek // May 8, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    It isn’t even entirely up to Sunderland to decide our fate. If Sunderland lose their 2 games and we somehow manage to beat Spurs, we can still be relegated by Norwich on GD if they win both their games.

    Just goes to show how slim our chances are of staying up

  • 17 Bobbybee // May 8, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    Cheers southampton, that’s all we needed! Still, Spurs aren’t exactly looking unbeatable.

  • 18 Jail for Ashley // May 8, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    Jeezus Christ man all that time and effort for a rant based on the unhinged bladusers pop at fans. We know you will go to games regardless of whether he has us playing in red and white stripes you don’t have to keep bleating on about it.

  • 19 SPRINGY // May 8, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    southampton taking the lead will make things interesting next week if the mackems fail against everton,if it stops 1-2 like

  • 20 stuart no9 // May 8, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    5000/1 for leicester to win the league ! now who would have thought that in august ????

  • 21 SPRINGY // May 8, 2016 at 3:08 PM

    i think some lucky sod did,heard they cash out early at the beginning of april for 30 grand….lucky sods!

  • 22 Jail for Ashley // May 8, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    Nugent might be worth a shout, Boro will know that he is one of those strikers not suited to the PL and could be just what we need to show Mitro and Armstrong the Champio shop ropes.

  • 23 Belfast // May 8, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    Stuart even if they lose against Everton (which they won’t) they’d still be favourites. Simply because it would still be in their hands.

    Norwich could also beat Watford and be level on points with us. So we’d be relying on them to not better our result against Spurs on the last day. Oh and the Mackems not to beat Watford.

    Yer pissing into the wind (a gale force wind)

  • 24 JackButler // May 8, 2016 at 3:13 PM

    Shane Long is torturing the Spurs defence

  • 25 sing in the corner // May 8, 2016 at 3:15 PM

    Damn those self-aligning stars. This weekend they are all falling outa the sky at once.

  • 26 Bobbybee // May 8, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    Jail, p@ss of you moron. Everytime i come on here you look for a row you plonka. You’ve never won one yet, so you must be a masochist. How was that a rant? One flaming paragraph? In reply to who knows who? Just don’t start, nobody else wants to hear a row where you get your ass kicked again, so just don’t even talk to me. You ruin this blog, with your moronic multiples rants andd trying to tell others what to think. I have my opinions and i will post them, regardless of what a small minded hypocrite like you says. For the sake of peace, i’m out of here. Can’t be doing with you or your borg mates. Ffs, just grow up you dick.

  • 27 sing in the corner // May 8, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    But I hope Spurs defend like this next weekend..

  • 28 stuart no9 // May 8, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    belfast dont just look at the table mate . we were down in september mate if that was the case . Everton do the business on wednesday -last game of the season we play half a spurs team AT home while Real sunderland travel to watford . i know what position i would prefer.

  • 29 SPRINGY // May 8, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    never get refs me,watching the spurs match and shane long sprinting after ball at full pelt,slips falls into the spurs keeper,immediately apoligises but gets booked,anyone with a hole in is arse can see thats just a accidental coming together and slip…not a booking….common sense please refs ffs

  • 30 Jail for Ashley // May 8, 2016 at 3:19 PM

    What’s made today so defeatist is not the mackems winning so much but the toothless display we saw against a team that had lost eleven in a row. Even if we’d won we’d still be needing Everton to win but there would have been a defiant attitude on here. They gave us absolutely nothing to cheer for yesterday.

  • 31 wolfshead@toon // May 8, 2016 at 3:20 PM


    sunderland have one simple goal beat everton and play in the prem next season even a draw has them in the driving seat would they crumple against watford while we beat spurs?

  • 32 JackButler // May 8, 2016 at 3:20 PM


    People say we have the best league in the world which could be open for debate, but what is not up for debate is the substandard refs and officials, they are awful

  • 33 Hail Wor Ashley // May 8, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    I’d go for Ross Mcormack.

    Almost went to Boro in Jan, seemingly wants away and has 21 goals and 9 assists in a struggling Fulham team, with a mins/goals average just outside that 1 in 2 ratio all STs have when they’re one of the best at any particular level.

  • 34 Jail for Ashley // May 8, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    I think you’ll find that your violent rants has more chance of ruining the blog.

  • 35 Jail for Ashley // May 8, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    Welcome back, where have you been?

  • 36 JackButler // May 8, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    I’m more concerned about who will be our manager next season if/when Raffa leaves than what players we need, as the right manager will always attract the right players and if Charnley and Carr are still employed then it will be yet another has been plucked from the scrap heap

  • 37 Belfast // May 8, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    I just don’t believe the mackems will pass up the chance to relegate us and I don’t think we would either if the shoe was the other foot.

    We managed to turn up against West Ham last season with Mike Bassett in charge. I would expect them to do the same sadly.

  • 38 SPRINGY // May 8, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    they seem to want to be part of the entertainment,instead of doing there job,without a great deal of reprimand for cock ups….the lines against city should be relegated to lower league and reviewed after 3month….might stop them cockin up so often……that italian baldy ref was fantastic,colleena i think he was called.

  • 39 Jail for Ashley // May 8, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    I suggested Nugent because of his age and cheap price tag?, if we buy Championship players you have to take them into the PL with you and we don’t want to be starting from scratch again.

  • 40 JackButler // May 8, 2016 at 3:27 PM


    Thank you mate, been busy with work and avoiding the blog for the sake of what little sanity I have left, but yesterday’s non effort has drawn me back 🙁

  • 41 Thump // May 8, 2016 at 3:27 PM

    @Belfast: To be fair, we just did pass up the chance to relegate them. Or at least give ourselves a good chance of relegating them.

  • 42 stuart no9 // May 8, 2016 at 3:27 PM

    jail — but to be fair that first 45 wazs no different to the last 5 games . Sittin backand waiting for the frst 45 then upping the tempo in the second ,
    It worked – not pretty but it worked , there was always going to come a time when it wouldnt . i expected raffa to command atticking football from the fist whistle yesterday but he kept to his familiar tactics and it idnt pay off , it shoul have if colback hadnt missed the moment, that was the winnig goal , if that had gone in , things wuld have been so different today

  • 43 SPRINGY // May 8, 2016 at 3:27 PM


  • 44 stuart no9 // May 8, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    hahah reading that back, my keys must be sticking or something , it reads like a f@@ked up mike,

  • 45 Douglas // May 8, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    According to Lee Ryder – “Only thing about NUFC that’s Premier League is the stadium and fans”

    I make that 2 things.

  • 46 JackButler // May 8, 2016 at 3:30 PM


    Agree mate,mother are always going to miss things as the game is so fast these days, but the amount of big decisions that they miss is ridiculous, but as you say, there is no punishment when they get things completely wrong they have so much protection they are untouchable and seem to enjoy the attention

  • 47 SPRINGY // May 8, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    was mitro the only recognised striker on the bench yesterday?…..if so you would think that taking an unfancied doumbia as a last chance throw on the last 5 mins might of been a decent option,we were desperate for the win after all

  • 48 Jail for Ashley // May 8, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    You can’t compensate for Colback missing a sitter and Mitro fluffing his either mind.

  • 49 JackButler // May 8, 2016 at 3:34 PM


    Welcome to the wonderful and insightful mind of Lee Ryder, a man who leaves you wondering who ties his shoe laces in the morning

  • 50 stuart no9 // May 8, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    wolfshead @31—— we crumbled at villa yesterday . it can happen to the best of us mate.

  • 51 SPRINGY // May 8, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    slip ons or velcro for him mate!

  • 52 Jail for Ashley // May 8, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    I think he must have been sent back to wherever he lives. Strangest signing ever, looked ok in that five minutes agai st Stoke. Riverie might be good in the Championship as might Saivet, maybe there has been forward planning after all.

  • 53 Wayayman // May 8, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    My towel has been well and truly thrown in. I’m looking for positives for next season and the major (obvious) one would be if somehow, by some miracle, Rafa decided to stay and rebuild us from the bottom up. I don’t know many managers that have had their name sung so much with a team in the relegation zone and ALL managers have big egos, they have to to do that job. The fans might just be the one thing that makes him think twice about leaving. Please Rafa! Please!

  • 54 Jail for Ashley // May 8, 2016 at 3:41 PM

    All you could here was his name being sung yesterday. He has to stay.

  • 55 Wayayman // May 8, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    And imagine lads n lasses if Rafa was in charge, playing in the championship with Mitro & Arma partnership up top and Lascelles & Mbemba at the back. Shelvey & playing at their level, Perez would come on a ton and Aarons might even string some games together with Mbabu. Might be the makings of a very good young team for years to come.

  • 56 Wayayman // May 8, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    Jail, I hope and pray you are right mate

  • 57 SPRINGY // May 8, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    rivierre actually looked sharp when he played in rafas first few games but then he dissapeared,always looked a willing runner and has a much better touch then cisse,unfortunately he has looked like he could’nt hit a cows arse with banjo when it comes to scoring,playing at a lower level could do him good tbh

  • 58 Hail Wor Ashley // May 8, 2016 at 3:45 PM


    Aye, just had a look at Nugent, thought he was at least 3 years older than he is, seems like one of those who has been around forever. Could be a decent shout, but he’s past his peak and it’s always an unknown how quickly a ST drops off the cliff. Only 8 goals in a promoted side at 1 every 280mins wouldn’t fill me with confidence that he could be the main man here.

    McCormack is peaking now at 29 and got 1 every 190mins in a crap side.

    Both would be great, but if we’re gonna fork out on any one position, needs to be a ST that knows where the net is. Not sure of Fulham’s financial situation, but they paid 11m when relegated and now in their 3rd year of quickly drying up parachute payments, they’ll be feeling the squeeze I should think.

    Our current trio of Cisse, Mitrovic and Riviere must collectively be one the most hopeless strikeforces ever assembled in the PL.

  • 59 JackButler // May 8, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    I hope and pray Raffa stays as its well reported that he wants to be closer to his family, so as long as no other top Prem club comes in for him there is a chance,ma very small chance, but still a chance.

    What are people’s thoughts on Charnley and Carr? Do you think they will be sacked irispective of what league we are in?

    Personally I hope so are those two make up two thirds of the real issues at the club

  • 60 Ron Knee // May 8, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Which is worse for NUFC supporters with cardiac problems – SAFC win on Wednesday or squeak through on Sunday?

  • 61 SPRINGY // May 8, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    all depends if rafa stays for me,if he does i think carr will be gone,or effectively castrated as in having no influence on players coming in,just scouting the players rafa chooses…charnley is a hell of a shite buffer for ashle,takes a lot the crap that would directed at ashley so he’ll probs stay….if rafa leaves and we get a also ran they will continue to do what they are doing now….hope im wrong and they get panned ten mins after relegation is confirmed or saved

  • 62 Sir Braveheart // May 8, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    I can see us beating Spurs at home.

    I can see Watford beating or drawing with Sunderland.

    So it all comes down to Everton. Quite simply if Everton beat Sunderland I’d say our chances are 50/50. And if you’d offered me those odds two months ago I’d have taken them.

    So come on Everton!

  • 63 Jail for Ashley // May 8, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Yes that would be nice but we just don’t know what Ashleys plans are. Last time he tried to sell literally everyone he could, it was the determination of the players he couldn’t sell that got us up last time. I’d be very happy to see the back of in this order: Collocini, Sissoko, Jaanmatt and Krul ( haven’t liked him since that Defoe wonder goal) I haven’t included Riverie as he might actually do a job in the Cha.pionship.

  • 64 SPRINGY // May 8, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    ron knee
    worst scenario is they lose both games, and we do as we always have this season,fail to take advantage and not win.

  • 65 Tsunki // May 8, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    it’s been said rightly that it only takes one or two players in a team not to turn up and performance goes out if the window. Starting Wijnaldum, a player clearly keen to trigger his relegation clause, was a huge mistake. He was literally a man off. Cisse as well was on holiday waiting for his agent to call. Struggling without their input meant we were down to nine me. And all those old desperate motivational holes appeared. Shelvey and saivet must have been watching the clock tick as their plan to bale out slowly revealed itself

    Dummett we will keep as championship slugger but I hope we leave him there, his useless attempts at disguising his lack of confidence in passing meant the usual possession gifts of his hopeless pints blindly upfield. Colback back to the trademark lack of idea where he is when his work rate is missing. Sissoko has the touch of a kettle bell swung round on a chain. Another relegation escapee no doubt. A squad composed of under par misfits and passengers assembled to a strict turnaround budget courtesy of Lee “My underpants are on the right way round after all” Charnley and Old Mr Graham “Is it cauliflower cheese day?” Carr, all under the watchful Eye of Avarice Big Mike “are you going to eat that half-dead fat guy?” Ashley.

    Thank you Gentlemen for deftly balancing the ledger. And taking us steadily over a decade from a Champions League side to a laughing stock of.the English Leagues. Twice.

  • 66 Hail Wor Ashley // May 8, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    Squad needs a revamp unlike any other relegated side before them. however lots fall into the grey area between almost definitely staying and first flight out of here. So many unknowns.

    Whatever happens, whoever the manager is, he must shape the squad and have sovereignty over transfers.

  • 67 SPRINGY // May 8, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    hahaha kettle bell… on and very funny mate.

  • 68 SPRINGY // May 8, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    enrique was a much better player after a season in the championship if i remember rightly….dummett or haidara could do the same with confidence and a season long run of games…..maybe?

  • 69 bettyswallocks // May 8, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    We’re just Shyte and have been all season. The table doesn’t lie and there are absolutely no positives to be taken from being relegated.
    To make it worse the dirty stinking scum will stay up at our expense.

    Ashley at long last allowed the board to spend some of the club’s money but he didn’t choose the players or pick the team. He wouldn’t have expected this mess with that money spent so as he is responsible for employing the incompetent cnuts it’s down to him to get rid of them or will he reward failure again?

    Them Mackems will love this and in their honour a new shampoo has been brought out to commemorate their achievements,”Go and Wash.”

  • 70 Jail for Ashley // May 8, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    I know his goals return is not great but whenever I seem to catch the highlights on Look North he always seems to be in amongst it. I’d like to think that Mitro and Arma good do a job though with him around when it’s too much.

  • 71 Hail Wor Ashley // May 8, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    Championship should be an opportunity for Dummet to finally be converted to the CB he was always supposed to be. With Lascelles and Mbemba, just need to add one experienced head.

  • 72 SPRINGY // May 8, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    hahaha..go and wash
    having quite a chuckle on here today tbh,sense of humour still here then.

  • 73 BandB // May 8, 2016 at 4:02 PM


    Sunderland don’t need ANY points if we don’t beat Spurs. Unless they get two hammerings.
    Hopefully Arsenal will lose at City this afternoon and the North London bragging rights will be resolved in Spurs favour.
    THEN they might be on the beach next weekend.
    And Leicester were 5000-1 in August Stuart. But they were odds-on in May, which is where we are.

  • 74 SPRINGY // May 8, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    i hate to say it but i think the experienced head will be colo…with a view to taking a coaching role

  • 75 SPRINGY // May 8, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    just had a nasty thought,colo being manager if rafa does one!!!ffs

  • 76 Tsunki // May 8, 2016 at 4:06 PM

    it’s Mike’s gift that keeps on giving. Far Samsung big numb head will be grinning like a huge turnip with a machete slice in it after their demolition of the undermined and adrift Everton. We will then roll up against a depleted Tottenham team that will still easily poke five past us to reach their best finish ever in the PL. Happy days, not over yet by a long way. Drink in the goodness of Mike’s legacy one and all! Gulp it down! All you need to follow is very a proper fan and buy shirts, bedspreads, onesies, mugs, cheap season tickets and those ****ing balti ******* pies and keep his fire stoked, he will bring you more days like these to enjoy.

  • 77 Jail for Ashley // May 8, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    I forgot to add Wijnaldum in my glad to see the back of list, goes in between Jaanmat and Krul. Do you suspect some of them have get out clauses inserted by the highly successful negotiator LC to bring their wages down, not realising that if enough of them have the same deal then they might get their heads together behind Collos back and discuss how they’re being screwef over every January regarding the tenth place bonus?

  • 78 stuart no9 // May 8, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    BAND B Yeah your right , the point i am trying to put over regarding leicester was that anything can happen in football like leicesrer winning the league, villa getting a point of us , everton beating sunderland – sunderland getting beat off watford , newcastle missing a last minute pen to put us down , everything is possible no one is down ( except villa) untill sunday at 4-45

  • 79 BandB // May 8, 2016 at 4:28 PM


    All we can do, and it isn’t much, is keep our players focused on beating Spurs.
    We can let Sunderland fans worry about Sunderland.

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