Tim Krul has made an excellent start to his career as the Newcastle number one goalkeeper.
Tim Krul – delighted at end of game on Saturday
The Dutch Geordie has been on Tyneside since the summer of 2005, when then manger Graeme Souness signed the then 17 year-old goalkeeper from his home town club ADO Den Haag in Holland
And the side were helped over the finishing line on Saturday by the terrific crowd at St. James’ Park which topped 50,000 for the first time this season.
And the Newcastle crowds are likely to be at or over 50,000 from now on, with a full house expected for the next home against Chelsea.
That’s a game that Newcastle can win, if they can play anywhere near their best form on Saturday, December 3rd, in an early 12:45 kick-off game.
Tim Krul seems on cloud nine, as he had this to say to the local press:
“It is like a dream, look at the fans too. They are believing again now too – that’s important to have the belief about the place back again.”
“It was a great atmosphere again.” “It is fantastic – it is history.” “We have equalled the record of the team from 1994 and the manager gave us that task before the game.”
“We would probably have taken a point before the game, to get three is a real bonus again.” “The task was to stay unbeaten.” “We knew that we wanted to keep the run going.”
“Taking all three points is special.” “Now we can go to Manchester City and Manchester United with confidence.’ “We had to push Everton all the way.”
“Ryan scored a great goal to put us 2-0 up.” “It was vital to get the cushion and it was a blow to concede just before the break.”
“We were strong after that and didn’t have too many problems in the second half. The defence were amazing.”
The fact that Newcastle won their third league game in a row on Saturday, and kept in 3rd place in the Premier League, will allow the Newcastle fans to fully relax and enjoy what has been a fantastic start by Alan Pardew’s new Newcastle side.
Well, at least until our next game at Man City a week on Saturday, when this new Newcastle side will have the opportunity of breaking the record, and going the first 12 games of a Premier League season unbeaten.