Timothy "Tim" Krul (born April 3, 1988) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Newcastle United.
Born in The Hague, Krul signed for Newcastle in July, 2005, on a three year deal from ADO Den Haag. He played in the Under-17 European Championship for the Netherlands in Tuscany in May, 2005, and has since become a member of the Dutch under-21 squad. He made his first senior appearance for Newcastle in a pre-season defeat to PSV Eindhoven on July 29, 2006. Following the departure of Shay Given, Krul will now Newcastle United's second choice goalkeeper.
Following the injury to Newcastle's first-choice goalkeeper, Shay Given, he was on the bench for a few games while Steve Harper kept goal. Krul made his Newcastle debut in the UEFA Cup game on November 2, away to Palermo. His debut was hailed by critics as he displayed his shot-stopping abilities, saving efforts from Giuseppe Biava and David Di Michele and recording a clean sheet in the process.
He injured himself in the warm up against Palermo, and then aggravated that injury in the warm up before a game against Watford. He required two cartilage operations as a result, keeping him out of action for almost 6...
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