John Anderson was born in Dublin and played for Newcastle from 1982 through 1992 as a center-back, and he played over 300 times for the Magpies, and 16 times for Ireland.
John Anderson – while at Newcastle
And the 54 year-old thinks the Newcastle defense is coming together very nicely thank you very much, in the last three games, and that’s when captain Fabricio Coloccini has been out injured.
This is what John said in the Chronicle today:
“If you look at the last two games and for 90 minutes of the Capital One Cup match against Manchester City, I think keeping three clean sheets would have surprised anyone.
“You would have been laughed out of the place for predicting that” “Tim Krul took a lot of praise for the Tottenham game but he did not have a great deal to do against Chelsea.”
“So you have to give a lot of credit to the boys in front of him as well.” “They have done a great job and not just the back four, because they have defended from the front.”
“Defending is a bit like scoring goals, it is about confidence and you can see Newcastle’s growing game by game.” “Having an established back four helps, which they have had.”
“Looking at the next two games realistically, you want a minimum of four points.” “With two wins, suddenly there is added pressure.” “People think we should be winning those two games, and we can, especially if we defend the way we have been doing.”
“That is the challenge now.”
The next two games are Norwich City at home followed by West Brom at home, so there’s even a chance we can get two wins in those games – but 4 points would also be a good return.
The main thing we want to see is two more very good defensive displays from the lads, and that includes players like Gouffran and Remy tracking back, and if we can get that, then the return from those two games should be a good one – maybe even a very good one.
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