This Could Be The End For This Popular Newcastle Veteran


Newcastle United will have a massive clear out this summer of players who are surplus to requirements and we don’t see too many players returning from loan deals in pre-season having much of a future at Newcastle.

One of the players returning is former number one goalkeeper Tim Krul and we suppose Rafa will run the rule over him, but there are indications the manager may want to being in a new goalkeeper this summer.

Newcastle have been linked with Joe Hart and others, but whether that’s what Rafa will do we don’t know.

Certainly Tim has massive experience in the Premier League and those are the  players Rafa will need to bring in this summer.

Tim Krul – popular Newcastle goalkeeper

And it doesn’t look like Tim has a future at the Dutch club he’s been on loan at since January – AZ Alkmaar – who have just signed a goalkeeper for next season in 26 year-old Marco Bizot from KRC Genk.

Tim was given a one year extension to his Newcastle contract last summer by Rafa Benitez so he now has one year left and Rafa sent him out for the season on loan to get some playing time and get his form and fitness back.

But it surprisingly didn’t work out initially at Ajax where Tim couldn’t make the first team, but he moved to AZ Alkmaar in January and has played 17 times for the first team there.

We’ll see what transpires when pre-season starts on Monday, July 3rd at the Benton Training grounds but it could be the end for Tim Krul at Newcastle.

We hope that’s not the case and we’ve been wrong before of course.

Tim has played 185 times for Newcastle since signing on for us as a 17 year-old back in the summer of 2005 when Graeme Souness was the manager.

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21 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    May 12, 2017 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #1

    Take him out back and shoot him!

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  • hibbit

    May 12, 2017 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #2

    Mister Tuff

    that might happen with Rafa but both Pardue and Mac Brolly were unhappy with the players Carr bought
    yes they got players but they didn’t get the players they needed

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  • Pardews Priceless Bulls#*t

    May 12, 2017 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #3

    @Ibiza agreed. Just don’t get Mitro to do the shooting…….

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  • Jib

    May 12, 2017 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #4

    hibbit man
    Carr was a scout he bought nobody ffs

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 12, 2017 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #5

    PPB…Who let you out of your cage?

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  • Pardews Priceless Bulls#*t

    May 12, 2017 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #6

    Jib you know what he meant though

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  • Pardews Priceless Bulls#*t

    May 12, 2017 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #7

    Ibiza I’ve avoided the blog due to the slanging matches to be honest

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  • hibbit

    May 12, 2017 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Carr was in fact director of football without the title with Pardue and Mac Brolly under him he was making the transfer decisions
    as Carl pointed out this morning Carr has had no input with transfers since Rafa arrived

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 12, 2017 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #9

    PPB…Understandable. Not sure what the answer is tbh. It’s been going on for years, with varying battles / personnel throughout.

    Happy with how the season has gone? Optimistic going forward?

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  • Pardews Priceless Bulls#*t

    May 12, 2017 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #10

    Ibiza are you really asking if I’m an optimist? I never moved out of the valley mate

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 12, 2017 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #11

    hibbit…The fact word sounded an alarm then 🙂

    Where’s the proof that it was Carr pushing his choices, or setting the transfer policy prior to Rafa?

    We can argue all day long that certain players shouldn’t have ever been on his list to start with, but that’s a completely different matter imo.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 12, 2017 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #12

    PPB…It’s rude to assume 🙂

    Oh the valley. Far happier days.

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  • hibbit

    May 12, 2017 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #13

    Ibizatoon
    you’re sure of that are you??
    well where’s the proof he wasn’t !!

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 12, 2017 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #14
  • giimps

    May 12, 2017 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #15

    He may have possibly earned a fortune in kickbacks from france (allegedly).
    He wasnt the issue though, its the fact that the managers were given players who were not fit for purpose ,like when we got a load of midfielders instead of the decent cb and striker we were crying out for.
    That combined with the managers going along with the system and saying they were happy, it was only ever going to end badly…..first Fraudew, then Carvew and Mcbrolly…only when Rafa has come in and wiped the slate clean will we get the players for the positions we need to improve….maybe not all of them at once but over a few windows we will be in a much better position to climb the Premier leagues, hopefully into the top league of 6-8 teams.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 12, 2017 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #16

    hibbit…Sure of what? I don’t think I claimed anything 🙂

    That certain players were on his list? The proof is in the fact we signed them.

    That surely isn’t your argument that I need to prove he wasn’t pushing the choices?

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  • hibbit

    May 12, 2017 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #17

    The proof is in the fact we signed the players the managers did not need .

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 12, 2017 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #18

    hibbit…I disagree that is proof.

    Carr doesn’t negotiate deals or sign cheques.

    Nor does it count for what Carr may have been instructed to do in the first place.

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  • hibbit

    May 12, 2017 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #19

    Ibizatoon
    OK
    I’ll just leave it at that

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 12, 2017 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #20

    Hibbit…If you would like to, of course.

    If it came across as aggressive or rude, it wasn’t my intention.

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  • posada

    May 12, 2017 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #21

    How can anybody defend Graham Carr.
    Who appointed SM.
    Not Charnley, no football knowledge.
    Moncur, no influence.
    MA don’t think so.
    Who thought JC would be ok until the end of the season.

    He had the title Chief Scout, but was more than that.
    He was MAs football adviser.
    You can’t defend the signings of Riviere or Saivet.
    Or De Jong for that matter, he’d had a serious injury/health issue the season before we showed up and gave him a big contract.

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