Newcastle’s Good Deed For Tim Krul Shows Rafa’s Growing Influence


During the summer we thought that Tim Krul would bring in about £5M and even that would be a small fee.

Tim’s a goalkeeper who has massive experience and has played 185 games for Newcastle, most of them in the Premier League.

On almost the final day of the summer transfer window, a season loan deal was agreed with Brighton, and that has since turned out to be a permanent move.

And the Chronicle are reporting today there was no fee involved and we suppose what happened is that Newcastle released Tim from his contract and he became a free agent who then signed on at Brighton.

That’s at least a scenario that would be legal and make some sense.

So Newcastle have done well by Tim in allowing him to leave Newcastle for nothing.

It allowed him to get a one-year deal at Brighton but a big chance to play again regularly in the Premier League and now it’s up to him – Tim will like it that way.

Tim Krul at Newcastle – dedicated to the club

The old Newcastle would never do this – and would hold out for a fee for the goalkeeper who could have brought in big money before his ho=rrific injury a year last October.

But that’s life, and that’s football.

It shows Rafa’s growing influence at the club that we are starting to show showing some heart and appreciation to those who have served  Newcastle well in the past.

It’s not a huge thing but Newcastle are becoming a much better club with Rafa in charge and money isn’t everything.

Tim was a great player for Newcastle and so loyal and of course, now he’s married to a Newcastle girl, and they have a daughter, he’s tied to Newcastle forever.

He ‘ll like that.

Comments welcome.

Personal note – talking about daughters – my daughter Elaine is in Newcastle this week on vacation and meeting all her aunts, uncles and cousins and keeping in touch with her heritage.

She loves it in Newcastle, but like her mother, Madeline, knows absolutely zilch about football.

🙂

My brother Rod with Elaine last Monday night in Newcastle
All in the family



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118 comments so far

  • sparky55

    Sep 23, 2017 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #1

    What a load of guff!

    He’s simply a high wage earner they wanted off the books because Brighton weren’t covering all his wages via the loan deal.

    It’s not Rafa having more influence…it’s a number cruncher doing the maths and doing the sensible thing

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  • jazzyp

    Sep 23, 2017 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #2

    I see the Perez debate has cropped up again this morning.
    I think I’m gonna get Tsunki to stalk Ayoze until he leaves town to, That I would be happy with

    4
  • toontaff2

    Sep 23, 2017 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #3

    Time for the happy clappers to emerge from our bunkers?
    Cut/paste, thanks ED!

    Elliot
    Yedlin Lascelles (c) Clark Mbemba
    Hayden Merino
    Ritchie Perez Atsu
    Joselu

    Subs : Woodman, Manquillo, Jesus, Diame, Murphy, Shelvey, Gayle.
    1-5 the Mighty Toon!

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  • toontaff2

    Sep 23, 2017 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #4

    Leave our ‘superstore’ Ayoze alone, Jazzy – I’ve got him as top scorer!
    Keep that ssssssssssssnake Tsssssssssssunki away from him!
    He’ll be watching over his shoulder, now, will Tsunki – the Hitman’s on his case!

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  • expatmag

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #5

    JAZZY

    Heard Ayoze had moved house to Richmond and got himself a couple of dogs. Can you confirm?…..lol

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  • expatmag

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #6

    SPARKY

    Spot on mate

    1
  • jazzyp

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #7

    Expat

    Just give me a minute mate I’m trying to find him on face book!

    1
  • Reilly

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #8

    How would you go about finding some one on facebook off here,its a big ask as im sure there is more than 1 bobby from Richmond on there.

    1
  • jazzyp

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #9

    Just out of interest has St holders or Members received there 25 yr anniversary box yet??

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  • toontaff2

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #10

    Too true, Giimps!
    But some do take themselves far too seriously on here!
    My Danish pal and my ethnic chum wised me up to some weird theories doing the rounds on here, whilst I normally manage to avoid the ‘human centipede’ and the like!
    Very odd how so many resort to digging up comments from years ago, along with conspiracies of multiple ID’s and little gangs. Would seem a very odd thing to do, considering we are all basically anonymous- why have multiple ID’s?
    As Bladeuser would say – this is not a dating site! Sure we all prefer some posters’ comments and ignore others. But do find some are entirely humourless, precious souls but spend their lives on here, constantly moaning about the Toon.

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  • toontaff2

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #11

    Jazzy, got mine just after you!

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  • pablos left foot

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #12

    I latched onto this blog last year in the hope of ‘hearing’ light-hearted and serious banter, discussion, informed opinions and info on our beloved NUFC from like-minded NU supporters/fans.
    Instead it’s clogged up with in-fighting, skirmishes and back stabbing between, what appears to be quite a lot of posters. I have no idea what all these gripes are about, and I’m certainly not going to scratch around trying to find out. None of it is any of my business.
    More posts, these days, involve personal feuds than Toon matters! I soon learned not to post my own opinion for fear of being dragged into some squabble.
    BTW the whole point of blog names is to maintain anonymity, but quite a lot of posters seem to know (find out) who others are. I’d prefer that didn’t happen to me.
    So….not that anybody will give a shit but I’m going to desert the sinking ship that was, at one time, The Newcastle United Blog.
    I’ll just continue going to the match, takes things as they happen and keep any opinions I might develop, to myself.
    I won’t be missed, but if any of you do care, toodle-pip and thanks for all the fish.

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  • Jib

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #13

    I think Gamez could return to the left back slot tomorrow to combat Solly March and renew acquaintance with the abrasive Spaniard , Bruno.
    Chancel was selected to do a job against Stoke’s Choupo Moting but could struggle vs March and occasionally Knockeart , when they swap wings.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #14

    Toontaff…Something isn’t clear to me. When you mention “why have multiple id’s?” are you suggesting that you don’t understand why people would, so therefore you don’t believe people do?

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  • toontaff2

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #15

    Ibiza, I’m sure some do, but I do not see the point!
    It does seem a very odd thing to do.

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  • toontaff2

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #16

    On a less serious note, the end of the world is today!
    https://tinyurl.com/yc8gczsh

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  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #17

    Toontaff…Then I don’t get why you keep calling it a conspiracy?

    Say you don’t think it should wind people up by all means, but you seem to constantly dismiss it ever happening. Ed has confirmed it happens, was it last year that he started dishing out bans?

    It might be a silly point, but it has been used to back up posters ideas and used to target posters they don’t like. Perhaps it should just be ignored, but it’s a long lasting issue and it does make the blog less fun for some posters.

    Very odd indeed, but clearly does happen.

    2
  • jazzyp

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #18

    Toontaff

    It’s quite a nice presentation box do ya think??

    Better than most years anyway

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #19

    Does being from North Yorkshire tick all the boxes for being the worlds best superfan?

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  • expatmag

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #20

    Apparemtly the world will end today as Niburu will crash into our planet and we are all going to blown to shit.

    Well…..at least it saves the trumpet and who flung dung from pressing tbe magic buttons.

    But

    Before we are all blown to smithereens

    Does anyone think we can beat Brighton by more than two goals

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  • expatmag

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #21

    JFA

    Dont be silly
    I have that title here in Melbourne

    1
  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #22

    expat…If we are to go today, let’s at least clear up what fans opinion on tomorrows result might be!#

    I reckon yes, but not only beat them by 2 goals, but 10!

    Jail…Come again?

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #23

    Expat

    I hate to point out the obvious but how do we beat Brighton if we’re all dead?

    1
  • jazzyp

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #24

    Pablo

    Come on man Tsunki hasn’t had time to find out where you live yet.
    Please give him a chance before you desert us

    Your input will be sorely missed my friend!!

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #25

    On the multiple theory, check Welsh from 3 days ago. Why would anyone write their blog name instead of referring to themselves as me or I?

    1
  • expatmag

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #26

    OP

    Good question. I will get back to you on that.

    Isnt Rafa God?

    IBIZA

    I reckon Niburu has your name on it for first strike.

    1
  • toontaff2

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #27

    Also, on the multiple ID’s, I found it extremely bizarre that our Danish pal, having taken umbrage at my ribbing over his rotation policies, immediately decided I was the reincarnation of another blogger, with several usernames. I have had a toontaff trolling me, though our resident comedian Belfast, then demonstrated the ease with which you can change your username to just about anything, on here.
    The only person who knows for sure what some posters are up to, will be ED, so, unless he wishes to remove posters, do not know why some are so bothered, even if someone has multiple accounts.

    1
  • expatmag

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #28

    Op

    The Welsh are stranggggggeeeeeew people mate

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #29

    Reilly

    Bobby has posted under his full name on other football sites so I suppose it’s possible to find him on FaceBook, although I can’t imagine why anyone would want to bother!

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  • toontaff2

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #30

    BTW, WelshGeordie9, I’ve been in North Shields, near Tynemouth for past 20 years, though from West Wales and did live in Swansea for about 10 years. See we also have TenbyToon, now, assuming he is from our neck of the woods, though doubtless there may well be more of us flocking to the blog! 😆

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  • Reilly

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #31

    Right.Didnt know that Ron.That was a bit daft bobby.

    2
  • optimistic prime

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #32

    Am I on the list

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  • toontaff2

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #33

    Expat, Watch it – we’ll RAM that comment back doon your throat, ewe bugger!
    Guess some bloggers must be pulling the wool over my eyes!
    To be fair, toWelshUdders9, he takes plenty of ribbing, but rarely gets the goat!

    1
  • Approved Poster

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #34

    ?

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  • Approved Poster

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #35

    I bloody am

    3
  • expatmag

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #36

    TOONTAFF

    No worries mate. At least you are not from South Wales. We have enough if them over here…..lol

    1
  • jazzyp

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #37

    Hello hello hello who’s this then.

    New blood for Tsunki

    1
  • hibbit

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #38

    JAIL
    i live in North Yorkshire , that qualifies me for being the worlds best NUFC superfan can i count on your vote

    off to Stokesley Show have a good day one and all

    101% Rafa and the Boys

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  • toontaff2

    Sep 23, 2017 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #39

    Jazzy, the missus liked it, too. Thought it was a nice little gift.

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  • expatmag

    Sep 23, 2017 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #40

    > getting the feeling I am being stalked by Jazzy. Better not tell the missus.

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