Williamson Quickly Becoming A Leader On Tyneside


Not only has Mike Williamson put in some terrific performances already since he joined the Magpies in January, but he is quickly becoming a leader at the club.

Mike Williamson – becoming a leader on Tyneside

And to think we paid just £1M for this lad from Portsmouth – another bargain for the Tyneside club.

Looking ahead to Saturday’s visit of Barnsley to St. James’ Park, and the fact Newcastle now have three wins on the trot, Williamson said today:

“There’s the making of another good unbeaten run.”

“The boys have already shown that they’re capable of putting a run together following defeat earlier in the season and we’re looking for the same reaction now.”

“Every team loses at some point – that’s a fact – but it’s how you react to losing that really matters and we’re looking to continue where we left off last Saturday at Watford and keep this run going for as long as possible.”

The former Portsmouth, Watford and Wycombe defender is forming a terrific defensive partnership with Argentinian team-mate Fabricio Coloccini, and Mike thinks Fabricio is a great player.

Mike continued:

“It’s been a pleasure to play with Colo these last few games – he’s a real top-quality player,”

“We’ve got a good understanding already and we’re unbeaten in the games we’ve played together.”

“He’s made it very easy for me coming into a new club and I’m enjoying playing alongside him.”

“Hopefully we’ll get a good run because our understanding will only get better.”

Newcastle showed their mettle after being beaten twice in a row last year at Nottingham Forest and Scunthorpe United in October and then won 7 games in a  row.

Interestingly it was Barnsley who broke that streak with a 2-2 draw when they equalized after 87 minutes.

Out worst defeat of the season was at Derby County on 9th February, when we lost 3-0, but since then the lads have won their three games, and we hope this winning streak goes on and on.

Comments very welcome.


7 comments so far

  • Captain Beefheart

    Mar 3, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #1

    As long as Smudger doesn’t see red again and stick a nut on Willo’s kneecap, long may this defensive partnership continue…

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Mar 3, 2010 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #2

    Seems good solid no nonsence type of player and works well with colo !

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  • Alan

    Mar 3, 2010 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #3

    Anyone else think Williamson can be the new Roger Johnson of the premiership next year?

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  • Young_Mag

    Mar 3, 2010 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #4

    @Alan

    Defo mate he reminds me of johnson and hopefully we do as well as Birmingham are doing in the prem if/when we go up.

    Were do you think we should strengthen if we make it back in the prem?

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  • Alan

    Mar 3, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #5

    @Young_Mag

    To be honest I dont think we need many players bringing in, I like the togetherness and the determined mentality now of the players and I think this will do us more good then new transfers would do, whats your opinion?

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  • cupiddstunt

    Mar 3, 2010 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #6

    I’m inclined to agree with you Alan I think a team that has a good bond often out performs the more skilful teams on effort alone and a never say die attitude.

    Although others are already spending the money promotion will bring on a major overhaul and some big names being brought in.

    I thought the last few years had already shown that you cannot always buy success, and for god sake we did give that a try.

    Lets take it slower this time build slower pick players that fit the jigsaw not buy big names and hang your hopes on them by trying to make them fit the jigsaw.

    Here’s hoping, promotion, consolidation and build for the future, starting now 🙂

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  • Alan

    Mar 4, 2010 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #7

    @cupiddstunt

    spot on mate!

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