Tim Krul set to face Brazil.

Tim Krul showing immense improvement

Debut time for Krul.
Tim Krul will make his international debut this evening as he has been named as the starting goalkeeper for Holland who take on Brazil in an international friendly match.

Congratulations are in order for the young Dutchman who has risen through the ranks at Newcastle and is on the verge of establishing himself as the number one stopper for Newcastle. For that particular honour he will face a battle upon his return to pre-season training where he must slug it out with Steve Harper and Fraser Forster as the three of them bid to become number one, but that can wait.

For the moment this is Tim Krul’s time in the spotlight. Playing against Brazil is not going to be easy, but it will give him some vital experience that he can hopefully bring back to Newcastle. Krul does have some experience though to be fair, which is why Holland coach Bert Van Marwijk has said that he gave Krul the nod.

“That was the deciding factor for me,” Van Marwijk told FIFA.com. “All three goalies are tremendous talents, but I think Tim has a bit more experience in big games.”

Krul has had his most fruitful season in terms of the first-team for the Newcastle this year having clocked up 25 appearances in all competitions. That is seven more appearances than our current No1 Steve Harper, so I guess you could say that Timmy boy was our main goalkeeper last season.

Granted a lot of that was due to injury to Harper, but I think Krul has benefited from it vastly culminating in what will be his international debut tonight. For me Krul’s season has been a season of two halves. I wasn’t sold on him when he came in for Harper first time around, but the second time round he was infinitely better.

People will instantly recall the goal against Chelsea where he flapped at a cross which resulted in a goal. However, perspective is required as all goalkeepers make errors – it’s just that they get highlighted more. He’ll learn from it though.

Krul is regarded as the successor to recently retired Edwin van der Sar, and he acknowledges the role that the former Manchester United stopper has had on him.

“Edwin said: ‘make sure you play. Doesn’t matter on what level’,” Krul said to FIFA.com. “I played for Falkirk in Scotland and later with Carlisle United. Bad pitches, cold showers and only lunch if you paid for it yourself. That’s how I wanted to become a big boy.”

“I have played big name strikers but my biggest thrill was to play Man United. Haha, against Edwin. He’s so cool. Before and after the game he’d come up to me and support me… I owe a lot to him, you know?”

So from Championship backup to international for Holland in the space of twelve months….. I guess you could say that Timmy boy has done really well for himself.

You’ll no doubt be able to watch the Brazil v Holland game via the internet somewhere, so if you can keep an eye on it and see how Tim does between the sticks for is national team. Let’s face it, Brazil v Holland or Britain’s Got Talent?

Easy choice isn’t it?

40 thoughts on “Tim Krul set to face Brazil.

  1. Congratulations to the young man.
    It is good both for him and nufc.
    Lets players out there know playing for nufc does help your international career


  2. well done Tim…if he’s looked on as the cloggy number 1 thats good enough for me…

    Hopefully the toon number 1 too soon…


  3. Not to wish injury on anyone, but hopefully Hollands other keepers will stay that way and Krul can play in Holland’s qualifiers later on, the experience will only be good for him


  4. Munich Mag he is the cloggy number 1 for tonights game , because Stekelenberg is injured . I hope the lad has a blinder tonight and against Uraguay later on in the week , this can only give the lad confidence and will be great for his development . On the club front Harper will begin the season knowing he has a keeper next to him with 2 international caps to his name , that is bound to up the competition for the no 1 jersey .Question is where will this leave Forster ? a loan deal to Norwich maybe?


  5. It’s amazing that not many games ago we were saying Krul has to improve his kicking ect and now he’s playing in a game for the world cup runners up against one of the best teams in the world. Albiet in a friendly. There will be incentive enough on the Brazilians though after they were knocked out of the world cup by Holland and Tim could be in for a bit of a ride. 😕

    Great that he’s playing in a team with the likes of RVP and Robben though. This will do no harm to his no.1 ambitions.


  6. Barnetta looks a useful player. Paper or internet or both linked him with us earlier this week. Impressed. Anybody else?


  7. Where have you seen those reports?

    Good luck to Tim Krul though. So happy to see him making his international debut.


  8. People have a go at Jonas but Walcott is worse. Just runs and runs and nothing comes of it.


  9. Also-and not just from that challenge-but how utter bollocks is Parker? Why the hell have there been so many rave reviews about him? In this entire match he’s won about two tackles, and then passed right back to the opposition, he’s so crap.

    also-Lolwtf 2-0


  10. Can’t believe people were talking about having him back at the end of the season, no way whatsoever does he even get close to Tiote. Oh wait, he’s english so therefore he’s awesome…


  11. Newkie
    he was praised for being West Spams best player
    FFS if me or you played for West Spam we would be their best player


  12. The Swiss have some good players. Shaqiri, Barnetta and 18 year old Granit Xhaka all looking good. Barnetta deserves a move to a better team. He’s been a quality player for a while now.


  13. Toby- Exactly mate, three cheers for scott parker, the only one seeming to bother, yet still being crap. I actually thought Spector was better at parker in that defensive mid role anyway…as soon as Parker came on against Wigan they dropped two goals and got played off the park 😆

    Ahmed-agreed, and Shaqiri is only 19, looks a great prospect.


  14. I suppose we should pity the barn doors too, since they seem to have a lot of banjos being swung at them. “People for the Ethical Treatment of Barn Doors,” doesn’t work though, does it?


  15. England are as useless as ever, prob due to picking the same old players, they couldn’t win jack all in thier prime, Terry , lampard, Ferdinand are well past it but are helped out by better players at thier clubs Johnson , Parker , Walcott will never be international class


  16. 4411 aye, don’t get me wrong, Young is a prick, but we’ve done so much better than with Lampard. Rio and Terry was a strange one, is Jagielka injured or something? He’s actually better imo….Milner and Walcott are sh1te in 4-3-3. We need Johnson and then another winger…maybe Lennon, not great but better than Walcott at least.


  17. Well Krul couldn’t do any worse than Hart. Absolutely shocking. What happened to guarding the near post? 😕


  18. True…though Milner breaking the wall like that was ridiculous, what’s the point in having one if you’ll just sprint off when the guy kicks the ball


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