Form of their lives – Anton Sibierski

By on December 27, 2010

Signing for Newcastle United on a one-year-deal back in August 2006, few expected Anton Sibierski to make such an impact on Tyneside.

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.”

One Comment

  1. Steve

    March 16, 2011 at 2:05 am

    What a legend. Not necessarily the best player we have had but gave 100% every game which endeared him to most fans I’d say.

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