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Geordie Star Wants Return Home

8 years ago
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In the derby special of our magazine on sale this weekend we have an exclusive interview with Tim Krul and when we talked to our number one keeper, he revealed the number one quality a goalie needs; patience.

To be fair to Fraser Forster, he hadn’t publicly made a big issue out of a lack of opportunities at St.James’ Park and indeed took the right path by going out to clubs like Norwich and Celtic to get regular football.

In the summer, Forster made the difficult decision to leave Newcastle United and despite having played Champions League football and Celtic predictably walking the league, the Geordie keeper has made it clear where he’d really like to be.

Speaking to the BBC’s Late Kick-off, Forster said;

“I would like to go back to Newcastle at some point if the opportunity arises. I am a Newcastle fan and I’ve got unfinished business there.

It was a wrench to leave, as it is my hometown club, but it wasn’t meant to be. At the minute I am very happy at Celtic and playing Champions League football but long-term it would be nice to play in the Premier League.”

The strength and weakness of Scottish football has always been Celtic and Rangers, this season Celtic haven’t even had Rangers to stimulate interest. I’m guessing that walking the domestic league would have been little comfort without their surprising but exceptional Champions League campaign.

With Tim Krul picking up two injuries this season, Fraser Forster must wonder what might have been if he’d stayed and taken his chance. Would he have suffered the same fate as Rob Elliot and been back on the bench as soon as our Dutch keeper was fit again?

We’ll never know, or at least until we won’t until he comes back to Newcastle…

The derby special issue of our magazine is out on Saturday, to start a subscription with this one – go to Subscriptions in our online shop and click next issue when asked which one you’d like to start with.

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