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Title: Tom Anderson
Post by: scawsby steve on December 08, 2018, 07:02:12 PM
I wasn't there today, but it sounds like Tom was solid again. I'm the first to admit he had a dodgy start to the season, and I wasn't sure about him coming back into the team after his suspension, particularly after Mason's great display against Barnsley.

However, it's no coincidence that since he's come back in we've had 3 clean sheets.

With young Joe to come back from injury, our centre back situation looks much healthier than it did a month ago, and we might be getting McCloughlin in as well come January.
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: drfchound on December 08, 2018, 07:03:08 PM
I will second that Steve, Tom is looking really solid now.
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: adamtherover on December 08, 2018, 07:22:28 PM
Don't dismiss lawlers contribution to 3 clean sheets on the bounce...   seems like confdence at the back is particularly high at the moment..
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: drfchound on December 08, 2018, 07:28:53 PM
Don't dismiss lawlers contribution to 3 clean sheets on the bounce...   seems like confdence at the back is particularly high at the moment..





I agree Adam, however if Bristol had scored instead of hitting the post when Lawlor flapped at that cross, I think that he would have got some stick on here.
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: adamtherover on December 08, 2018, 07:30:29 PM
Granted, he's got a howler in his locker,  but then can also do a world.class save as well...
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: Alickismyhero on December 08, 2018, 07:33:14 PM
I went to both the Charlton games and in the first game I thought Tom was very poor but come the second game he was very good. We have got strength in depth when Mason and Wright get back from injury.
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: RedJ on December 08, 2018, 10:31:00 PM
Anderson was excellent today. Much more like the lad I thought we'd signed - wonder what that impostor from the last few weeks was doing today.
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: steve@dcfd on December 08, 2018, 10:36:22 PM
Anderson was excellent today. Much more like the lad I thought we'd signed - wonder what that impostor from the last few weeks was doing today.

He just might have needed games in the first team to get his game back.
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: big fat yorkshire pudding on December 08, 2018, 10:42:00 PM
Anderson was excellent today. Much more like the lad I thought we'd signed - wonder what that impostor from the last few weeks was doing today.

He just might have needed games in the first team to get his game back.

Exactly. A lot of players need a rub and can't be judged on the odd game.
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: RedJ on December 08, 2018, 10:43:05 PM
Anderson was excellent today. Much more like the lad I thought we'd signed - wonder what that impostor from the last few weeks was doing today.

He just might have needed games in the first team to get his game back.

Exactly. A lot of players need a rub and can't be judged on the odd game.

Aye, I could do with a rub.
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: Retdon1 on December 08, 2018, 10:48:15 PM
Itís no surprise his form is improving now heís getting a run of games.... I would stlll bring joe wright back into the team when heís back fit though
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: Pancho Regan on December 09, 2018, 12:09:39 AM
Anderson was excellent today. Much more like the lad I thought we'd signed - wonder what that impostor from the last few weeks was doing today.

Thatís good to hear RedJ.
How did Cummings do?
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: idler on December 09, 2018, 08:57:10 AM
Cummings seemed to grow into the game. Solid but not spectacular. He looked composed on the ball but our movement off the ball was very good. We always seemed to have options for a pass.
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: drfchound on December 09, 2018, 10:05:19 AM
Anderson was excellent today. Much more like the lad I thought we'd signed - wonder what that impostor from the last few weeks was doing today.

He just might have needed games in the first team to get his game back.






Exactly what I said when he was getting some stick on here.
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: RedJ on December 09, 2018, 10:12:43 AM
Anderson was excellent today. Much more like the lad I thought we'd signed - wonder what that impostor from the last few weeks was doing today.

Thatís good to hear RedJ.
How did Cummings do?


Yeah, basically what idler said. Steady, didn't do anything wrong. Always showed for the ball which is encouraging. Wouldn't be against keeping him as a second choice right back to be honest, if that's what he's like consistently of course - which I guess we'll find out with Mason being out.
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: Alan Southstand on December 09, 2018, 05:09:08 PM
Fortunately, Blair can cover as well. The only other option is Lund!
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: Chris Black come back on December 09, 2018, 07:18:45 PM
What has been good this season is that when key players have got injured (Wright, Rowe, etc) other players have come in and done a good job.
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: RedJ on December 09, 2018, 07:57:36 PM
What has been good this season is that when key players have got injured (Wright, Rowe, etc) other players have come in and done a good job.

Let's just hope the entire first XI aren't all randomly injured at once and the entire second string has to play :silly:
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: drfchound on December 09, 2018, 08:06:24 PM
What has been good this season is that when key players have got injured (Wright, Rowe, etc) other players have come in and done a good job.





Yeah, but McCann did say he was happy with what he had got, squad wise.
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: Monkcaster_Rover on December 15, 2018, 02:53:47 PM
Class today.
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: CantleyRed on December 15, 2018, 03:12:25 PM
Looked very solid today and comfortable on the ball.
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: big fat yorkshire pudding on December 15, 2018, 03:32:13 PM
Excellent, won.everything.
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: Alan Southstand on December 15, 2018, 03:35:42 PM
My motm today. Absolutely rock solid.
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: drfchound on December 15, 2018, 03:36:04 PM
Him or Butler should have got the MoM award today.
Both rock solid.......again.
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: POD on December 15, 2018, 03:54:19 PM
Him or Butler should have got the MoM award today.
Both rock solid.......again.
Itís great to see him go looking for the ball when defending set pieces rather than trying to man mark an opponent.  We seem to be much more  Comfortable at set pieces for the first time in ages.
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: Jonathan on December 16, 2018, 03:01:59 PM
Heís done very well lately. His strengths are really important to us. Pleased for him as he seems a good lad and plays with 100% commitment to the cause.
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: the vicar on December 16, 2018, 03:25:36 PM
He had another good game yesterday and he should not be dropped when right is fit
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: PDX_Rover on December 16, 2018, 03:51:09 PM
I really like Tom. No nonsense, brave and can play at feet too. A proper 'mester.'
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: adamtherover on December 16, 2018, 04:51:36 PM
It's fair to say that joe wright aint gonna walk straight back into the side . Tom was bought as a back up CH,  but boy at the minute he wouldn't look out of place in the majority of League 1 sides... his bambi on ice debut now seems a million miles away.   Well done tom, keep.it up!!
Title: Re: Tom Anderson
Post by: Monkcaster_Rover on December 16, 2018, 05:27:11 PM
Tom & Joey our centre halves for years to come, with a bit if luck.