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Tim Krul Gets Another Chance Tonight At Peterborough

Our very promising young Dutch goalkeeper, Tim Krul, will get another start tonight in the 3rd round Carling Cup tie at Peterborough.

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Tim Krul – starts in goal tonight for Newcastle
The West Brom game remains Krul’s only league appearance for the side, and he’s now very much hoping for a win tonight, so he can get more first team games as the club progresses in the Carling Cup.

The 21-year-old Dutch goalkeeper told the Newcastle official site today:

“The Carling Cup is a good chance for me at the moment to get games and so, of course, I’m desperate for us to go through,” .

“The last round was an exciting game but I’d settle for a boring 1-0 to us this time.”

“But I just have to keep myself in the best possible shape and, if needed, be ready to come straight in.

“That’s all you can do, prepare for each match as if you’re going to be thrown on at any time.

“But to know you’re starting is always nice and I can’t wait for the Peterborough game now.”

Since Tim played his electrifying 45 minutes of the second half against WBA on the first day of the season, in which he made 4 great saves and was Man of the Mach  to get Newcastle a 1-1 draw, he has seen Steve Harper in the best form of his career.

So it may be difficult for him  to get too many first team games right now, but with injuries and form changes, Tim knows he has to be ready, and his chance could come at any time.

That’s part and parcel of being a professional footballer. and Tim is well aware of that.

We look for Tim and the defense tonight o keep a clean sheet and increase out chances of  going through to the next round of The Carling Cup at the first attempt.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Sep 22, 2009 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #1

    Its games like this that players like Krull need to play in. Gives them games, keeps them match fit and the result isnt that important as promotion is the only thing that matters this season.

    Look forward to seeing a lot of our “fringe” players being given a game and a chance to show what they can do. You never know when we might need them to perform in the fizzy pop games!!!

  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 22, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #2

    Great news….and good luck tonight Tim.
    Fingers crossed that no senior players pick up injuries tonight…that’s all that’s on my mind today…and 3 points at ipswich.

  • G

    Sep 22, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #3

    Glad about that selection anyway, would love to see 11 youngsters tonight, maybe 10 and Lover if he still needs it.

  • Davey Falcus

    Sep 22, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Good luck Tim lad.

    I hope he plays slightly better than he did against Huddersfield. He didn’t exactly have the best of games that night.

  • Whumpie

    Sep 22, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #5

    He’s a good lad – and needs to learn a bit of patience after his dodgy interview a couple of weeks back. He needs to realise exactly WHY Harper is in there as 1st choice now – a decade of waiting patiently for your chance normally does the trick.

  • Jonas18

    Sep 22, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #6

    I am one of Krul’s biggest supporters. BUT it seems to me he could be a TROUBLE MAKER.

    We start the season so well and then he comes out with some BullShish to try and stir problems up. Trying to imply that Hughton only likes to keep the Senior players happy and that Hughton is weak and that he should be getting a chance to start in the league despite Harper being in top form . The little Upstart! I hope we don’t hear anymore outbursts from the lad otherwise we should just sell the kid.

    He comes out with this BullShish just because he played well vs West Brom and didn’t start the next game as way to try force Hughton to put him in the team so it doesn’t look like he panders to senior players and is weak. I don’t like Krul for coming out with this shish. Harper had been keeping clean sheet after clean sheet and Krul didn’t look that good at all against Hudersfield where he conceded 3. The lad should keep schtum and work hard, he will get his chance in the league ahead of Harper when form or injury dictates it.

    this what he said:

    ‘Chris Hughton just wants to keep everybody happy, especially the experienced lads. He doesn’t want any disputes with them – he has said so himself.

    ‘So right now we simply need a new manager. It will be better for ME and for everybody.’

    One more statment like this from Krul trying to ruin the spirit in the dressing room and our good start to the season and we should just sell the little upstart.

    Big fan but with a stereotypical Dutch footy attitude of creating problems in the camp, he can get lost.

  • Jan Stavik

    Sep 22, 2009 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #7

    The club needs a proper manager, that’s a fact. Hughton is just a caretaker.

    And Krul is our best goalie, I’m looking forward to seeing him perform tonight. I’m also hoping to see Vukic’s raw talent out there.

  • Jonas18

    Sep 22, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #8

    Krul is NOT our best goalie. He could have done much better agains Huddersfield, I was disappointed with a couple of the goals he conceded.

    What is wrong with Harpers form at the moment that suggest he be dropped for Krul?

    Don’t get carried away by a couple of adrenalin fueled performances by Krul. Huddersfield game showed he still has a lot to learn. I’m happy for him to play in the cups until his form becomes better than Harpers.

    Hughton is a MANAGER right now and he is doing a TOP job of it too. Even Enrique has been coming out and praising his tactics and player after player after player are leading calls for him to be given the job for a good reason.

  • geordie deb

    Sep 22, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #9

    Jonas 18 – agree with your sentiment regarding Krul. The lad is young and if that interview is accurate it looks like he was unfortunately starting to believe the hype being generated about him. Hopefully a swift kick up the backside followed by being made to watch the errors HE made that cost us a few goals in the Huddersfield game, should be enough to quieten him down and make him realise he has a huge amount to learn and is far from the finished article. If he hasn’t learned and continues to stir things, I agree – get rid, we don’t want any more trouble makers in the dresing room.
    Hopefully he’s learnt to keep his mouth zipped, keep his head down and get on with it.

  • Jonas18

    Sep 22, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #10


    Oh Gutierrez, Buenos Aires…


    can’t wait for Jonas to come back, we have mised him BADLY these last few games.

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #11

    i think it’s a dutch disease mate, they seem to like arguin’ the toss amongst each other & underminin’ their coaches, don’t they?..
    …A la, the national squad!..

  • batty

    Sep 22, 2009 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #12

    hope he dus better this game than he did against clarkeys boys

  • Ericles

    Sep 22, 2009 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #13

    It will be good for the youngsters to play tonight and get some cup action under their belts. I would still like to see some experience on the bench though – just in case it is needed to put us through to the next round. I know promotion is the priority and cup runs give other players chances but the trouble is we are not in depth enough to perhaps go for a cup push. Still think the players are up for it though. All the best tonight – get into the next round and we can think again.

  • Bill F

    Sep 22, 2009 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #14

    Wouldn’t be so ironic, if we actually went on to win this cup, something we couldn’t do as an EPL team. I doubt I’ll be putting any money on it though. Just as a matter of interest does it qualify a team for Europe now?


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