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Krul: We can cope without Colo

Tim Krul believes Newcastle United will be able to handle the loss of Fabricio Coloccini after the captain's red card in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

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Tim Krul: Feels Newcastle will cope without Fabricio Coloccini

Tim Krul: Feels Newcastle will cope without Fabricio Coloccini

Coloccini will miss Newcastle's upcoming Premier League games against West Ham United, Swansea City and Southampton after being sent off for his challenge on Luis Suarez.

Magpies keeper Krul concedes that further changes to the defence are not ideal after an unsettled start to the season due to injuries.

However, the Netherlands international is confident that Newcastle will be able to cope without Coloccini's influence and still pick up wins.

"There are going to be more changes in the backline now and that's always something you could really do without," said Krul.

"Fabricio is one of our star players, so it is a shame we will be without him.

"It's happened, though, and we have to handle it, just like we've handled it all year. We'll be all right.

"The spirit is definitely back, a real determination within the squad that was there last season as well.

"The next four or five games are going to be massive for us and ones we feel we can definitely get three points from."

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worry about these types of conclusions on a teams brilliance when it was very clear that Argentina had 4 chances where they really should have scored and on chances alone then it would have been the more pragmatic Argentinians who would be the best in the world. I like the Germany team but this just shows that even with planning it relies on a great deal of luck and finding your opponents at just the right time.

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e all know the British public don't have the patience to plan for 14 years. No chance. As soon as our young players don't win the world cup they get harrassed and abused to the point of mental breakdown. No, England likes to react to failure by sacking the manager and tearing up their best laid plans in favour of something shiny and new to keep the knee jerkers happy.

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lad Messi was player of the tournament, there was no-one more deserving. Except Robben. And James Rodriguez. Or Muller and half the Germany team etc etc

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