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Krul On Us

The aftermath of our goalkeeper, Tim Krul's wonder show against Spurs has seen some rather cruel reports.

'We were unlucky' moaned Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas, 'It wasn't our day' rambled their defender Micheal Dawson with many other stories of good luck, bad luck and a focus on how our side really fared by conceeding so many shots in the first place.

Codswallop!

Flashback to March 1996 and the season where we were a few points clear at the top and looking title certainties.

We absolutely battered Man Utd in the home league game and I mean battered, only for one man to play like he was possessed.

Peter Schmeichel.

It was in the days before the opta stats system was in place but the amount of saves he made that day was plentiful.

The talk after that game wasn't about how lucky they had been or was there any post game analysis as to why they allowed so many chances to face their keeper.

It was plainly and simply a game which a player played world class and earned his side the chance of a clean sheet. The attackers still had to go down the other end and score, which Eric Cantona did.

Undeserved but the record books don't say so. It was a goalkeeping performance that won the league for them.

Tim Krul's performance yesterday was on a par with Schmeichel's that day but the team as a whole deserves some credit, just like Man Utd did.




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Writer: Talk of the Tyne Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 11 2013

Time: 9:39PM

 

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