The good news is that Tim Krul is now getting regular football at long last.
The Newcastle keeper failing to even get on the first team bench at Ajax this season when on loan, then moving to AZ Alkmaar in the transfer window in search of some game time.
Two weeks ago Tim Krul started his first game in club football since the 6-1 Newcastle defeat at Manchester City sixteen months earlier, in October 2015.
AZ lost at home to PSV that day but Krul kept his place and won his first match at his new club eight days ago, beating Heerenveen away from home 2-1.
A crushing 4-1 home defeat to Lyon in the Europa League followed on Thursday and then yesterday (Sunday) it looked as though Tim Krul was going to collect his very first clean sheet in Dutch senior club football.
Going into injury time, AZ led away at Willem II by a goal to nil and then a late ball was delivered into the box and the Newcastle keeper came to punch it…only for the ball to end up in the back of the net.
That makes it 10 goals conceded in four AZ matches and the supporters weren’t too happy with the goal, judge for yourself below.
Hopefully just another step on the road back to being a top keeper for Newcastle again – and making the mistakes on the way at some other team’s expense!
Tim Krul’s comeback games for AZ:
Saturday 4 February: AZ Alkmaar 2 PSV 4
Sunday 12 February: Heerenveen 1 AZ Alkmaar 2
Thursday 16 February: AZ Alkmaar 1 Lyon 4
Sunday 19 February: Willem II 1 AZ Alkmaar 1