There looks likely to be trouble ahead after the Tim Krul dreams of Brazil look in tatters after being left out of the final squad to face France on Wednesday 5 March.
Dutch Coach Louis Van Gaal had stated that the clash in Paris was the last chance for players to make an impression before he got down to the task of picking his squad to go to Brazil.
The three goalkeepers who have kept their places are;
Jasper Cillessen (Ajax), Michel Vorm (Swansea), Jeroen Zoet (PSV)
The United keeper was seen as a sure thing earlier this season, certainly by those on Tyneside.
However, it looks as though the chaos has left our Dutch keeper paying the price.
Regular defeats and numerous goals flying past him with scant cover from those in front of him in black & white, can’t have created the best of impressions for those watching from afar – such as your national coach.
I still have no doubts of Tim Krul’s abilities and rate him one of the best in the world.
Sadly it now looks a real longshot of him having any chance of going to Brazil and whether he feels he can forgive the chaotic running of our club, that appears to have cost him his chance, is anybody’s guess.
Krul is good enough to play at the very top level and with the lack of ambition prevalent at Newcastle under Ashley, can the keeper see those ambitions being satisfied at St.James’ Park?
Ironic if the deciding factor for Michel Vorm is the extra profile from competing in the Europa League this season.