Orange call up for Krul.

Krul gets the call.
Congratulations are in order for Tim Krul as he has been called up to the senior Netherlands squad for the first time in his career.

The 23-year-old is included for The Netherlands post-season trip to South America which will see them play Brazil on June 4th followed by a trip to Uruguay three days later. The call up is the next natural step for Krul and hopefully he will get the chance to impress whilst he is on duty with his national team.

It’s easy to see that the lad has potential. It was evident early on when he made his debut against Palermo and kept us in the match. He made a few more impressive cameo appearances aswell, such as at West Brom on the opening day of last season when he came on for Steve Harper.

However I had started to doubt his credentials earlier on in the season when he came in once again for Steve Harper. He didn’t do a lot wrong in all honesty, but he just looked a bit unsure and his kicking was a bit ropey. Nothing major, but certainly not the kind pf performances you’d expect from a player who is supposed to be the next great Dutch goalkeeper.

Low and behold I’ve changed my mind again on the lad. He lost his place to Steve Harper, which I was slightly pleased about in all honesty, but a further injury to Harper has give Krul another chance in goal, and this time around he looks like the kind of ‘keeper we saw at Palermo and West Brom moons ago. He looks confident, assured, and seems to have sorted his kicking out. He can command his area and seems to have the confidence of the defence who constantly seem to deflect balls past him that ordinarily Krul would have got to.

Hopefully this international call up will give Krul the confidence to kick on claim the No1 spot for next season. He’s up against Steve Harper and Fraser Forster in the battle to be number one next term and at the moment, based purely on nothing else but my opinion, Krul is leading the pack on that front.

So congratulations Timmy. Hopefully you’ll get some time on the pitch and come back to us next season as a full international.

You see Jose, you CAN break into your national team with Newcastle United! 😛

40 thoughts on “Orange call up for Krul.

  1. Ding Ding……..
    Please be moving along the bus 😀 😀 😀

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  2. Congrats Tim….ref his kicking, he didnt really have much of an example to follow as neither Harper nor Given are much cop at kicking imo.

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  3. Lads I like the new avatars 😆 😆
    Richie do you ever think that our keepers are never the quickest at releasing the ball 😕

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  4. Kin right BD. I swear he was actually crying at one point – the soft southern fairy 😆

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  5. Dave…aye the 2 main faults with our recent keepers have been kicking and releasing the ball early 👿

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  6. TGS….fine mate, yourself?….did ya bottle out of going into Burry the other day? 😉

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  7. Richie,
    Doing fine mate, took the daughter to Killy Lake to see the swans and play in the park…stayed well away from those radgies in Burry 😆 😆

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  8. TGS…..it’s a picture postcard village man….they’ve just closed down one of the bars….who knew you have to pay duty on alcohol and tabs? 😯 😯 😆

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  9. richie,
    If the village was so good, why leave? And don’t mention the bloody weather 😆 😆
    Seriously, hope your adapting well in Espania 😉

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  10. richietoon
    Posted May 13, 2011 at 10:38 PM
    ah, young Olive. Now she was a looker
    >>>>It’s Mrs toonsy 😆 😆

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  11. TGS…the weather 😉 , sick of my job….or rather the arsehole bosses, wor lass’s health….and did I mention the weather? 😎
    Yeah getting there slowly but surely…still havn’t got a bloody tan tho 👿

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  12. Toonsy……..funny ya should mention that, my daughter’s just flown out there today 😕

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  13. Today is the day Man United create history,19th league title,overtaking Liverpool 18th League title record. 😯

    Let’s rejoy!

    LOL. 😆

    I got a feeling SAF will stay till he overtake Liverpool 5times European Title,then he retire.LMAO.

    Man united has 3 now. 😉

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  14. Aod – I think if fergie wins the champions league this season he’ll give it a bash, but isn’t on his side anymore and I don’t think he has three years left 😕

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