Archive for tag: Steve Harper shoulder injury.

If I was Steve Harper, I’d be a worried man.

November 8th, 2010 | 118 Comments |

Tim Krul - Newcastle's new number one?
Tim Krul - Newcastle's new number one?
I think it’s fair to say that Newcastle have been blessed with great goalkeepers for quite some time now.

Obviously it has been a position that hasn’t needed much attention paid to it as we had Shay Given for so long, and he was a fantastic goalkeeper for us.

But times move on, and so did Shay, which meant that Steve Harper took over the reins as number one, a position he has had for about two years now after waiting about fifteen years for his chance. To be honest, Harper looked nailed on to keep the starting spot in goal, until an unfortunate collision with Jermaine Beckford at Everton put him out of the game for a few months with a shoulder injury.

Enter Tim Krul, who most know will probably turn out to be a top, top goalkeeper in the future, but has anyone noticed the difference? (more…)

Stay away Shay – It’s Tim’s time now!

September 20th, 2010 | 121 Comments |

Timmy, Timmy Krul. Timmy, Timmy Kruuuul.
Timmy, Timmy Krul. Timmy, Timmy Kruuuul.
Steve Harper now looks to be out for some time following the shoulder injury he picked up against Everton this weekend, which is unfortunate for the guy who has waited so long to be our number one in the Premier League.

Early indications suggest that Harper has suffered a shoulder ligament injury and will be sidelined for roughly three months although I must stress that nothing has been confirmed officially as yet.

As I say, it’s unfortunate for Harper, but now that the door to the first-team is temporarily closed for him, it means it is temporarily open for our young goalkeeper, Tim Krul, to make his name in the Premier League.

Most of us are aware that Krul has some significant talent, but are you aware that Krul is yet to concede a goal in any league game he has featured in for us? Neither was I until earlier! Granted, his appearances have been limited, but it shows that he can do a job for us, which is why he was kept at St James’ Park I would guess. (more…)