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Tim Krul Is Excited And Ready To Face Newcastle For The First Time

Our former goalkeeper and future foe, for Saturday’s game at least, Tim Krul has given an interview at The Pink Un, which is a Norwich City news site.

Tim will face Newcastle for the first time in his career after spending over a decade with the club he joined as a teenager. He left on a bit of a sour note but still has close ties with Newcastle United and the fans.

This will be a match that Tim will be ready for. He even seems to have it marked on his calendar. This is the tweet he sent out in June when the fixtures were announced.

Let’s hope Tim goes 0 for 2 in his predictions on this one.

In speaking to The Pink Un, Tim was asked about the fixture list and whether he looked for the Newcastle match. He generously replied:

“Definitely, it’s the one you look out for.

“And then, obviously, you see Liverpool first game, Newcastle second, Chelsea third, and I was like ‘Ugh’ and then Man City in the fifth game. So yeah, hard, difficult start.”

That was really nice of Wor Tim to not single Newcastle out from those four. Yes, that is quite a difficult start for the promotion side.

Tim was then asked how he felt about facing Newcastle for the first time:

“It is a little bit. I mean I’ve still got a lot of friends up North. My missus’s family is still living up there.

“So I’ve got a great connection with the club. It’s just exciting. I’ve moved on obviously.

“I didn’t want to move the way I ended up moving, but that’s football sometimes. I’m so excited to be back in the Premier League with Norwich.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to our first win on board on Saturday.”

Tim mentions the bitter ending to his Newcastle career a few times in the interview, but always follows with the caveat that he has moved on. He has done tremendously well to come back from his knee injury and find his way back to the Premier League with Norwich City.

Tim has always had a great relationship with the Newcastle fans and he will be one of them now having spent much of his formative years at the club. When asked about the fans at Newcastle, this is what Tim had to say:

“I’ve always had a great relationship with them. They knew as well the way I left wasn’t really meant to be like that.

“If you are at a club for ten to eleven years, you want to walk out the front door. I mean enough has been said about that and the fans know that.”

Tim was also asked if he had a chance to see Newcastle’s game against Arsenal and it looks like he made sure to record the game. Good job, Tim!

This is what he said:

“I recorded the game. They’re a good team. Obviously, people are excited in Norwich at the moment about how we finished the game at Anfield and rightly so.

“They’ve got some threats up front for sure. Some new players who look lively. We have to be on top of our game.

“The way we played the second half in Anfield I think, is the minimum.”

It always nice to hear from Tim Krul who will forever be associated with his time at Newcastle. We also admire the way Norwich stormed through the Championship last season.

Tim will get a lot of action in goal this season for the Canaries. If he can play as well as he did last week, then they could have a chance at staying in the Premier League this season. We just hope they start that process the following week against Chelsea.

111 comments so far

  • toon22

    Aug 15, 2019 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #81

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  • toon22

    Aug 15, 2019 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #82

    Ironic it should be No 9

    What a massive shame

  • martoon

    Aug 15, 2019 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #84

    Hi guys – There is still time for your Blog Predictions – I’ll probably close this tomorrow night.

    I’m keeping the categories the same as last year – to remind you they are:
    Final League Position
    Final No. of Points
    League Cup Round (2:Entry, 7:Final)
    FA Cup Round (3:Entry, 8:Final)
    Player of the Season (Blog)
    Top Goal Scorer (League & Cup)
    No. of Goals for Top Goal Scorer

    When doing your prediction could you please put martoon in the post – then I can find it easily.

    So far I have predictions from:
    Mrs martoon
    The mighty wyn
    Nicky the ball tosser
    Australian Pie
    Jail for Ashley
    Nostradamus “MA Clown”
    The next Mike Williamson
    ronaldo aarons
    NY Mag
    Shot Bru
    Sports Direct FC
    one fine day
    Asi Fish
    Bills Son Is Back
    Essex Geordie Bill
    #BoycottAshley ( OP)
    toon kk
    Lascelles sells sea shells 
    Cyrus Varten
    Charlie in the Gallowgate
    Shoulders knees
    Munster Mag
    Billy Whitehursts V sign
    droppy in Wallsend
    Nufc 4ever
    The Newcastle Armchair

    Apologies if I’ve missed you – just repost and ensure my my name is in it!

  • magscar

    Aug 15, 2019 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #85

    Toon 22

    it was always going to be a six pointer …. because Rafa went and we now have Bruce – get it ?

    Probably not – comprehension isn’t your forte and I would have made it easier for you but I understood you don’t actually read my posts so thought most could get my drift

    Never mind you don’t really need good comprehension to repeat same message or cut and past links – don’t give up your created place on here you’ll sink without trace if you leave that lily pad

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 15, 2019 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #86

    Actually they seem to scream and screech a lot, at least they do in Essex, it’s really eerie to hear them at night.

    Which is why I made the comment and was picturing the Leicester FC fans trying to use it in their supporting shouts but it seems to have flown over heads, nevermind.

  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 15, 2019 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #87

    Toon22 should that not be Tom pepper

  • toon22

    Aug 15, 2019 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #88


    Missing the point

    We are talking about playing a team most pundits have a relegation favorites,and calling the game a 6 pointer
    Dont think theres much point in talking about why this is bad as you seem not to care

    Its never Jabbas fault

  • toon22

    Aug 15, 2019 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #89

    The same posters then say we shouldnt protest

    Were playing Norwich, its the 2nd game of the season and its a 6 pointer

    Best we dont protest though, it might upset the team ????

  • toon22

    Aug 15, 2019 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #90

    Lets all go to the match and cheer while Jabba destroys the club

    HORRAY !!!!!!!!!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 15, 2019 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #91

    Why can’t there be protests and support, are they different issues?

  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 15, 2019 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #92

    Yeh beautiful jib, I live in the country 17 miles from the Scottish border mate, see hear them all year round but farmers hate them, kill the parents the young then go looking for them and end up as roadkill tragic.

  • magscar

    Aug 15, 2019 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #93


    Shelvey is still a favorite of mine and can play further up pitch but hat is bcoming a crowded area too.

    Rafa tended to play him deep often dropping between the 2 B’s when 4231 to pick up ball and usually pass long to good efect.

    Good players should be capable of fitting into differnt systems and with different players but need good coaching, clear instructions and to understand game ln.

    Plenty to be worked on as we shift from Rafa’s style and withnew players to integrate and others alreday here hardly playing last season like Longstaff, Shelvey. Ki. Muto and even Gayle.

    In Bruce we trust 😉

    Seriously let’s see what can be achieved – I’m ever hopeful

    Off now may be back later

  • magscar

    Aug 15, 2019 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #94

    Toon 22

    I care – too much


  • Binney

    Aug 15, 2019 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #95


    Wonder if there’s any significance in this, more than likely not.

  • Binney

    Aug 15, 2019 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #96

    Seems strange how they’re striking off NEWCO 39 but not 40, although that was originally5he case. I’m not good with these things, just noticed a little bit activity.

  • Our Toon

    Aug 15, 2019 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #97


    Final League Position: 12th
    Final No. of Points: 48
    League Cup Round (2:Entry, 7:Final) 4th round
    FA Cup Round (3:Entry, 8:Final) 5th round
    Player of the Season (Blog) Almiron
    Top Goal Scorer (League & Cup) Joelinton
    No. of Goals for Top Goal Scorer: 12 goals

  • Our Toon

    Aug 15, 2019 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #98

    For me shelvey isnt good enough and should be a bench warmer. He has plenty of ability but he doesn’t do enough over 90mins and almost always disappoints. He could play further up the pitch but prefers to sit deeper and ping the ball around.

    Hayden and longstaff (who deserves a run) but he will need to do much better than he did on sunday as that just wont cut it in the championship nevermind PL.

    Hayden however was immense against arsenal, alimron can only be effective if ASM and joelinton or another forward play. Problem against arsenal is that the front 2 were very isolated especially in the 2nd half.

  • Nufc 4ever

    Aug 15, 2019 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #99

    I really think matty longstaff will break into the team this season not a regular but he has something. To good now for second string football by the way losing 6 0 under 23s is a disgrace

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 15, 2019 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #100

    I keep hearing that tired cliche that Rafa left for money. It’s easy to say and saying it enough seems to avoid the real issue of why he did leave. If he was still unemployed would people be saying that he left because of the lies, deceit, broken promises and the fact he was working for one of the worst, ambitious and disrespectful owners in the football league. I doubt it, because those saying he left for money never liked him for standing up for Ashley in the first place.

  • Nufc 4ever

    Aug 15, 2019 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #101

    Jail Rafa did a magnificent job under a miser but China was for money. I would have had more respect if he had gone to a major league. Surely he doesn’t need to go to China with his family living in England

  • toon22

    Aug 15, 2019 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #102


    ” Plenty to be worked on as we shift from Rafa’s style and withnew players to integrate and others alreday here hardly playing last season like Longstaff, Shelvey. Ki. Muto and even Gayle.

    In Bruce we trust ?”

    You mean shifting from building a team to getting hammered while Jabba makes money from players ?

    Norwich is a 6 pointer 2nd game in and your ok with it ?


  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 15, 2019 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #103

    Think it will be tax-free in China whereas here or Europe god knows.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 15, 2019 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #104

    Nufc 4ever,
    What difference does it make to us where he went, it doesn’t take away anything from the fact he was shafted over and over again, as was KK, CH and Alan Shearer and we’re stuck with him regardless of whether Rafa was sat on his ar$e in the Wirral or at Inter Milan.

  • toon22

    Aug 15, 2019 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #105

    Rafa left for money is the PR line
    Its all theyve got to explain it away

    As in reality he left due to Jabbas running of the club,something they have to hide

    So every time you see it you know its PR bollix

  • toon22

    Aug 15, 2019 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #106


    Nobody has an issue with Magscars attempt at normalizing the traitor as our manager

    Lie Rafa didnt matter and we should just accept the traitor ?

    As if we dont actually care ?

    magscar you are one of the people who are the reson why our club is in a total mess

    You might have pretended to log off but i wont forget

    Hiya KBA

  • investinyouthtoon

    Aug 15, 2019 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #107


    Final League Position: 16th
    Final No. of Points: 39
    League Cup Round: 4th round
    FA Cup Round: 3rd round
    Player of the Season: S.Longstaff
    Top Goal Scorer (League & Cup) Joelinton
    No. of Goals for Top Goal Scorer: 10 goals

  • toon22

    Aug 15, 2019 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #108


    Or ant of the other PR thats pretends to be supporters

    I will show my backside in Fenwicks window if a single flag appears backing the traitor

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 15, 2019 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #109

    Rafa left for money as opposed to Ashley staying because of the MONEY!!!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 15, 2019 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #110

    I think most of us accept that Rafa was offered a shabby deal by ‘The Management’ but as you say it makes no difference now, he’s gone. So arguing about whether he went for the money (and I don’t see why he should feel any shame for that) or some other reason is a bit pointless now, we’ve got Brucie and have to hope he can make a good job of it.
    Won’t be long before we know if that’s going to happen, as for MA it seems we’re stuck with him for now, I keep hoping that the BZG interest isn’t totally dead.

    And you never know toon22 might get what he wants, to see MA having to sell the club to help cover his cash flow.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 15, 2019 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #111

    TV time, later.


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