Peter Beardsley says that even when Newcastle were desperate for a win and in the bottom three, he never thought that the club/team were in trouble.

In contrast to those who had called into question the character of the Newcastle players, Beardsley says that he knows that the likes of local lads Paul Dummett and Jack Colback are ‘top people’, as well as those from abroad such as Wijnaldum, de Jong and Anita who he speaks to on a regular basis.

Peter Beardsley was renowned for using the word ‘obviously’ in interviews and he states the obvious when he says that ‘if we keep winning we will be fine’.

Which is of course what it is all about, the last two matches could have gone either way and maybe draws would have been fair in both of them, but instead United have banked six points and been catapulted out of the relegation zone.

These are the fine margins and no matter what anybody else says, when you are winning matches then you are untouchable and can say whatever you want.

The big difference in the Liverpool & Spurs matches has been an increase in effort and Peter Beardsley says he gets particular pleasure out of Paul Dummett’s role in the performances, with the full-back coming through the Academy.

Peter Beardsley speaking to the Chronicle:

“We have Jack Colback and Paul Dummett but to be fair to the foreign players, like Vurnon Anita and Siem de Jong, who I speak to regularly, Gini Wijnaldum, they are top, top people.

“We will be all right, I never thought we would be in trouble, I genuinely didn’t.

“To be fair to the manager, Ian Cathro, Alessandro Schoenmaker and Steve Black, they are doing all the right things.

“It is a results business and we have to win, if we keep winning we will be fine.”

Graduating from the Academy:

“When you look at players getting in the first team that’s what it is all about…it is about producing players.

 “I feel very proud that Paul Dummett is our left-back now, wearing the number three, he came through when I was here with Willie Donachie. That’s our job.

“I was lucky when Andy Carroll came through because I was there at the Academy, things like that are what make my job a pleasure.”