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He’s Been Fantastic – One Of Our Big Leaders This Season

It had to be very difficult for Tim Krul; at the end of our game last Wednesday when he hurriedly kicked the ball straight at Ashley Young in front of goal and the Manchester United forward took the gift and put the ball into the back of the net for all 3 points.

tim krul after the error

Tim Krul after conceding that goal

Tim has been our best player in the game and he;s been playing very well since he returned to the side this year, and it didn’t stop our readers from voting Tim Man of the Match with 30% of the vote.

And a shattered looking John Carver after the game showed some good man management skills when he said that Mehdi Abeid should never have played the ball back to Tim in the first place after the French Algerian had won the ball from Wayne Rooney.

This is what John said after the game:

“Tim has been fantastic. He has been one of the big leaders, the characters this season.” “He can’t take any criticism for the goal.

“Absolutely not and it’s important your goalkeeper makes the important saves for you.”

“Mehdi Abeid should have dealt better with it.” “Tim couldn’t deal with that. It was a 100 mph back pass.”

It’s like in any profession the more you do it the better you become as you learn form the mistakes you make.

But in football it can lead to some embarrassing mistakes that lead to goals and that;s a lesson for Mehdi to learn form, and we’re sure hi well -0 he had another decent game for Newcastle against Manchester United.

That’s why former Liverpool greats Graeme Souness and Alan Hansen say you can never win the league with youngsters – because they make too many mistakes over a season.

As for Tim, he’ll chalk that one off and be ready for our next game at Everton a week today – and that’s a game we can win with 11 days to prepare for the game.

We had 10 days to prepare for the Manchester City game and the team were a disgrace in that particular game, so we need to do a lot better than we did at City.

A win is what we need at Goodison Park next Sunday and that will take us to 38 points from 29 games played and we should be safe enough with the Magpies being 13 points clear of the relegation zone after QPR lost at home to Tottenham 2-1 yesterday.

Yes, Harry Kane scored both goals again yesterday – this lad is looking like a top striker for England in the future.

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3 comments so far

  • toonincheek

    Mar 8, 2015 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #1

    Some truth in that but a bit harsh on Abeid.

    Krul could have kicked it out for a corner,
    rather than across the open face of goal when
    he didn’t have time to check who was there.

  • Sav

    Mar 8, 2015 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #2

    Carver looking to keep one of his leaders onside. Both players could have done better.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Mar 8, 2015 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #3

    Krul is nowhere near a world-class keeper. Yes, he is capable of spectacular saves but his all-round game is barely average. Hopeless coming for crosses, doesn’t command the box, terrible distribution, and lets far too many soft goals through. Would be a player I’d sell without hesitation if a good offer was made.


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