Form of their lives – Anton Sibierski
Due to injuries with first choice strikers Michael Owen and Obafemi Martins, Sibierski was asked to lead the line in a new look 4-5-1 which would prove very effective under Glen Roeder. This formation was mainly utilised in the UEFA Cup where the Magpies topped their group with Sibierski scoring four goals in just seven games.
The Frenchman then moved on at the end of the season to Wigan Athletic where the self-proclaimed Newcastle fan scored a penalty in a win over Sunderland. “I did not want to show them I was upset. They booed me virtually every time I touched the ball but the best way to respond is to play well and, when you play up front like me, to score. That’s what I did. It means a lot to me because I’m a Newcastle fan.”
The Geordies will always remember his performances in Europe and when he’s not busy being a football agent, Sibierski still manages to follow his beloved Toon. “I will remember them forever.”