Toon Fans Decide - Krul Should Be No 1

06 August 2011 03:31
The goalkeeping battle to claim the No 1 shirt for next weekend's opener with Arsenal will go right down to the wire . but NU-Mad readers decide Tim Krul should be No 1. We asked the question - Who should be goalkeeper 1 and 2 for next season? - and it ran for three days from Wednesday, 27th July 2011 to Friday, 29th July 2011. THE RESULT - 1 Krul 2 Forster 43.1% 1 Krul 2 Harper 20.0% 1 Harper 2 Krul 18.5% 1 Forster 2 Krul 10.8% 1 Harper 2 Forster 4.6%                                       1 Forster 2 Harper 3.1% With Tim Krul set to play against Fiorentina today at St James’ Park in the final friendly of the summer, the Dutchman will feel he is in pole position.Alan Pardew: “I’ll make a decision for the Arsenal game on Thursday, or whenever I need to make it.“I need to give Tim another opportunity.“Fraser’s played three, Harps has played two, and Tim’s played two.“Sometimes in pre-season, I have played my best team in that final game, be it in the first half, or for the whole game.“I’m not going to do it this time, because I’ve got players who need minutes, and there’s the goalkeeping situation.“In every position everybody’s desperate to get into the team.”