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Local Lad Continues To Work Hard To Reach Ultimate Goal



One of the many pleasant aspects of this campaign so far has been the steady involvement of Elliot Anderson. The local lad, who turned 20 earlier this month, has made 9 appearances including his full home debut in the Carabao Cup win over Crystal Palace.

Anderson impressed during the preseason to earn a place in the squad. He’s proven to be a handy option for Eddie Howe as his versatility has come into play. Anderson has played on the left, in the midfield, and even on the right against the Eagles.

In a recent interview posted on nufc.co.uk, Anderson said the following about his preseason and how it helped grow his confidence at his hometown club:

“It was a huge pre-season for me. I knew that when I was going back into it. From the first day, I just thought: ‘I haven’t got much time to try and stay around here, so I’ll do everything I can.’ That’s the mindset I have. I knew I wasn’t going out easy – I had to take it.

“The experiences I had with Bristol developed me both as a person as well as a player. I moved away from home and I came back into pre-season with a lot of confidence coming off the back of a good season.

“Knowing you’ve done well and thinking you almost deserve to be around the team is a better feeling than not really knowing if you’re going to be involved. It lets you crack on with the football and I think that season made me realize that I should be around it (the first team) and I could push on from here.”

For now, Howe has mainly used Anderson as an impact substitute. His two starts both came in the Carabao Cup. The youngster is determined to become a regular in Howe’s starting eleven and that desire motivates him each day.

This is what Elliot said about continuing to improve to reach his ultimate goal:

“I’ve been coming in off the bench but that’s not where I want to be. I want to be in the starting eleven. I’m still working every week to try and get more minutes and hopefully push my way through to achieve that.

“Coming in every day to train and living in Newcastle is great but I want to be playing more. I’m just missing that one feeling of being involved in the team every week and have that feeling of being a big player.

“I think it will come eventually. I’m still only 20 years old, and hopefully I will get there.”

In Anderson, Newcastle have a player who should play a massive role at the club for the next decade. He needs to look no further than Sean Longstaff as inspiration. The 25-year-old has become a consistent starter under Howe.

Anderson has the ability and drive to reach the same heights. His talent and versatility will hopefully help him eventually become an everyday starter at Newcastle United.


150 comments so far

  • jane

    Nov 18, 2022 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #121

    NY Mag there is only 2 r in Forest.

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 18, 2022 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #122

    Ny, I like Forest because my best mate supports them and i’ve been there a couple of times years ago and met Cloughie. I think they might make it. They are only about 3 points off 4th last or even higher and some of their better players are starting to play better by all accounts

    ( Cue the thick whatsapp gang getting heavy with me later and calling me a Forest fan first and foremost )

    🙂

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 18, 2022 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #123

    NY, i couldnt give a toss, and i’m not gloating, just bemused.

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  • NY Mag

    Nov 18, 2022 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #124

    Jail,

    Valiant effort on the football talk (not that I know about politics, but I know marginally better about footy)

    Looking forward to the WC (I know there is resentment)…please,please,please let it be our year :prayinghandsemoji:

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 18, 2022 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #125

    Looking at the table I think there are seven teams in a relegation battle with possibly Brentford being sacked in if Toney gets a six month ban.

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  • NY Mag

    Nov 18, 2022 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #126

    Munster,

    It’s fine….you’re not an Englishman and I’m OK with that

    I am…..

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 18, 2022 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #127

    NY Mag,
    I’m quite indifferent to it, I’m working for three weeks of it which I wouldn’t have dreamed of doing for a summer WC in a less controversial world cup.

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  • jane

    Nov 18, 2022 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #128

    “NY Mag there is only 2 r in Forest.”

    i was wrong there is only 1

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 18, 2022 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #129

    jane,
    You’re thinking of Gump!

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  • NY Mag

    Nov 18, 2022 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #130

    Jane,

    My bad…..but I don’t care 🙁

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  • jane

    Nov 18, 2022 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #131

    “Google it yourself. I quickly found: https://factcheckni.org/topics/europe/is-the-uk-ranked-14th-in-europe-for-the-number-of-asylum-seekers-it-processes-and-accepts/

    what number is Ireland. they probably don’t want to go there.

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  • NY Mag

    Nov 18, 2022 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #132

    Jail,

    Understand…..but it’s still the World Cup, thee most prestigious tournament in world football, I don’t care about the bribes or the backhanders.

    Come Sunday, that’s irrelevant

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  • jane

    Nov 18, 2022 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #133

    you’ve said you don’t care in your last 2 posts.

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 18, 2022 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #134

    TDS,

    I hope you realised that Fact check thing you issued was for 2020 where resettlement was paused due to the covid. If you don’t believe me, you can always ask the government. 😆

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  • NY Mag

    Nov 18, 2022 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #135

    Jane,

    I don’t care about the politics, I do care very much about the footy.

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  • jane

    Nov 18, 2022 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #136

    best way to be

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  • NY Mag

    Nov 18, 2022 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #137

    Thank you…your approval means a lot 🙂

    2
  • jane

    Nov 18, 2022 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #138

    well that’s the blog sorted.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 18, 2022 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #139

    To try to prevent this blog turning into an episode of question time. I am wondering about this:

    So at fan Parks I heard you can have a maximum of 3 500ml beers (I assume that is per day) but are only tourists allowed in fan parks or are locals also allowed in and if so are they allowed to drink? Given many local will have built up no tolerance to alcohol I would imagine 3 500ml beers could get them pretty smashed!

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  • NY Mag

    Nov 18, 2022 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #140

    Jane,

    Ah….sugar,sugar

    Look it up, it’s a good song 🙂

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  • jane

    Nov 18, 2022 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #141

    Portsmouth v Derby tonight. at least some domestic football is continuing.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/63593398

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 18, 2022 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #142

    I think the thing I’m most looking forward to in this World Cup is watching our very own Garang Juol coming on in games and tearing the ace up like a young Pele.

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  • NY Mag

    Nov 18, 2022 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #143

    Jail,

    I’d much prefer Wilson doing it

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  • Flurzinho

    Nov 18, 2022 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #144

    I would just like to say a huge hello to all fans.
    I have read this blog for many years.
    The good times are back.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 18, 2022 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #145

    Flurzinho,
    Welcome to the blog, is that your very first post or were some held back?

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  • NY Mag

    Nov 18, 2022 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #146

    I think they are not back…the blog is at its worst

    1
  • Flurzinho

    Nov 18, 2022 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #147

    As I said,first post, reading for a long time.

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  • NY Mag

    Nov 18, 2022 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #148

    Fliuzinho,

    I’m sorry you feel that way…I feel very differenty..

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  • Flurzinho

    Nov 18, 2022 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #149

    NY Mag.

    I apologise if the good times are not back for you.
    I mean for the Toon.

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  • stan anderson

    Nov 18, 2022 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #150

    How has it taken 12 years to realise the World cup should never have been played in Qatar.
    Are there a few in power just feeling it was wrong.
    Blatter and Platini made a few quid out of the deal and are innocent apparently.
    A week before the games begin all kinds of folk are now against it taking place there. Why has it taken so long for these people to speak of there being asked to play there.
    The coruption is plain to see .

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