Williamson Officially Signs – Proud To Be Newcastle Player

A stetament on Newcastle’s web-site has cleared up some confusion today, as some local papers were saying this morning  he was at Newcastle on loan.

Mike Williamson – proud to be a Newcastle player

It turns out that Newcastle completed the permanent transfer of Mike Williamson on a three-and-a-half-year deal from Portsmouth, and last night the club had arranged an emergency loan arrangement, so Mike could play during Wednesday night’s tough 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at St. James’ Park.

It’s a good job they did that too, since Mike was the Man of the Match last night – so the club comes out of this looking good – for a change.

Williamson applied the finishing touches to his Newcastle move on Thursday morning, and he is just delighted to be in Toon.

The 26-year-old said:

“I’m delighted to get my move all sorted now and just can’t wait for the next game at Leicester.”

“My debut was a special occasion and it couldn’t have gone any better.”

“I’m immensely proud to be a Newcastle United player and this is a very exciting challenge for me.”

“Already I’ve really enjoyed my first few days at the club and I’m looking forward to many more.”

And Newcastle manager Chris Hughton was equally buoyant as he said:

“Mike is a player who is a good age and still has time to develop.”

“We hope this is the perfect platform for him to continue that development and we’ve seen already what he can offer with a very good debut performance.”

“We’re delighted to get him on board and we hope he becomes an important part of our promotion campaign this season.”

It’s only one game we know, but Mike had a great start to his Newcastle career last night, where he looked majestic at the back.

Mike’s been a busy boy today, as he was  also interviewed by BBC Newcastle and said:

“The main thing is, performances good or bad, you grind out and get the win,”

“The test for a good team is to grind things out when your back’s against the wall and come away with the points.”

“If we can keep going and push us over the line then it will be a great achievement,”

“Everyone knows this is not where we belong and the unity we’re showing is great to get the club back.”

Seems like Chris Hughton has already had a few talks with this lad, and to his credit Mike seems to have a great attitude and temperament.

Comments very welcome.

4 comments so far

  • lesh

    Jan 28, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #1

    Judging by his performance last night and assuming that’s the shape of things to come, he’ll surley prove to be on heck of a good signing.

    Well done for some slick dealings in the market.

  • Oleg G

    Jan 28, 2010 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #2

    Ed I think an explanation for the websites renewal activity is in order !

    Welcome back. Finally some real news about Newcastle.

    (I was trying to read the nufcblog.org. but that is not that good).

    Anyway, welcome back and hello from Israel.

  • bri_2k4

    Jan 28, 2010 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #3

    will i a geordie say will is a geordie nana nana hey nana nana hey

    the kid played well last night like thort he deserved man of the match

    i havent seen a defender for newcastle for years that clears the ball and every time it go’s to a newcastle player 🙂

    wish jose and simpson didnt get get injured and played respectivly think kadar was slightly out of his depth but had a sound game from a young kid def one for the future

    we really need an utility player for times like this when most of our players start to get injured !!!!

    and why when we had the chance didnt we offer a few million for moses while he was in newcastle could of had him signed today 🙁

  • ziad

    Jan 28, 2010 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #4

    good signng !!
    Now lets sign some attacking minded players


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