Mike Williamson Learns From Sol Campbell Every Day

It turns out that Newcastle center-back Mike Williamson has always been an admirer of his now Newcastle colleague – former England great Sol Campbell.

Mike Williamson – learning from Campbell every day

The 26 year-old Stoke-on-Trent born player has been in great form this season, and he talked today about Sol Campbell:

“Throughout my career I have always been an admirer of Sol Campbell and I am learning from him every day,”“We know that we were one of the favourites to go down this season but the players don’t accept that.”

“In fact we have the dynamism and the talent to do more than stay in the Premier League.” “We are achieving what we set out to achieve at the minute,  and it is just a case of keeping the momentum going.”

“We haven’t exactly gone out and spent millions in the transfer window but what the manager has done is added quality, and that’s one of his strengths.”

Williamson will today be marking former Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones, who was signed by Stoke in the summer, when they had no chance of signing their reported number one target, Newcastle’s  Andy Carroll.

Mike continued:

“Kenwyne Jones is going to be a massive handful.” “We have seen how physical he is and he is a very, very influential player for them.”

“I have played against Wayne Rooney and there’s Didier Drogba to come – world-class names I can’t wait to test myself against.”

The Newcastle fans will be interested to know just who Chris Hughton will start this afternoon, after two wins by his side – the first team winning last Saturday at Goodison Park 1-0, and the second team winning a Reserve game with Chelsea in the Carling Cup, by 4-3 on Wednesday evening.

Comments welcome.

28 comments so far

  • leedodd

    Sep 26, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #1

    Mike is Turning out to be the best £1 Million Purchase we have Bought for a long time. The difference is he has Something to Proove to Everyone & Is Not Here For a Big Pay Day. Just shows How good The side is this year as They all Know There are a Lot of Players dying to get into the side like Ryan Taylor. What a Cracker on Wednesday !!!!

  • Andy Looks Handy

    Sep 26, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #2

    I think this is the team that CH will field today:-



    -Ben Arfa——–Nolan——-Barton——–Jonas


  • stk85

    Sep 26, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #3

    whats with the capital letter man?!

    anywho, mike is our new andy o’brien, who bobby bought for 1.5 wasnt it? no, he’s better.

    3 points today lads, tiote to win the physicaal battle, barton to have a stormer, carrroll brace, HOWAY THE LADS!!

  • stk85

    Sep 26, 2010 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #4

    andy, raylor and tiote for perch and sola

  • tdt

    Sep 26, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #5

    I think this will be the team today:




    Ben Arfa——-Nolan———Jonas


  • tdt

    Sep 26, 2010 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #6

    I like R.Taylor but I have concerns over his defensive abilities. That’s why he’s better at right midfield, but we have too many good wingers at the moment so its unlikely, I’d say, that he’ll start today.

    If Ben Arfa and Jonas swap wings now-and-again, that’ll confuse the hell out of the Stoke defence because they won’t know who to mark. This will leave space for Nolan and Barton through the middle, as well as the full-backs bombing forward, to provide killer passes to Carroll and also get some good shots away themselves.

    Thats how I see this formation anyway

  • Spuggy

    Sep 26, 2010 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #7

    I think CH will field the same side that won against Everton if im honest, and I wouldn’t blame him.

    Tiote and Arfa to retain their places v Smith and Jonas.

    A lot of people on here seem to right off routledge – he’s a good player and had arguably better forward play than Jonas. Did you see his pass to Nolan just before Nolan’s shot deflected and nearly looped over the keeper in the everton game – exquisite!

  • Mr Books

    Sep 26, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #8

    Good interview with David Ginola on Goals on Sunday this morning. And they showed the goals from the Man U 5-0 – always good to see them, especially Albert’s lob. Unfortunately they also showed the Liverpool 4-3.

  • Birts

    Sep 26, 2010 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #9

    I have a strong feeling that Raylor will get a start in this game in order to match them on the set peice front. However I like the idea of putting colloccini in at RB and Sol on at the same time like.

  • costello91

    Sep 26, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #10

    williamson is better than collocini imo! good defender and a no nonsense style and approach to his game! 3-1 today with stoke takin the lead and holding it til half time. carroll nolan and strolla to score!

  • Steve_48

    Sep 26, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #11

    Hasn’t Perch received 5 yellow cards and is therefore banned for 2 games?

  • moonraker

    Sep 26, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #12

    HBA should have a free role today! He will cause havoc and I will be surprised if Stoke finish with 11 men on the field.

    We’ve got to build the team around him and not restrict him to a wide position, although if he gets outside of their wingbacks and provides ammo for AC we could have a field day! Cmonnnnn 🙂

  • stk85

    Sep 26, 2010 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #13

    bloody andy gray, already laying into nicky butt on sky sports with the stereotypical geordie fan view about we all expect to be winning the title….. excuse me mr gray, u are the only one who thinks that, we know better!

  • Hawaiian Geordie

    Sep 26, 2010 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #14

    HEY does anybody have a good stream lined up for this game???

  • burnsie

    Sep 26, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #15

    streams lads? fox, espn? any at all?

  • Birts

    Sep 26, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #16

    Its on sky sports one and its a free day from sky today

  • Hawaiian Geordie

    Sep 26, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #17

    i’m in china, any other ideas birts? tried to watch the manure game, but couldn’t find a decent stream

  • geordielad880

    Sep 26, 2010 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #18

    I would go for:-



    routledge—-barton———-tiote——-ben arfa


    soderberg, campbell, nolan, lovo, jonas, perch, ranger

  • Davies

    Sep 26, 2010 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #19

    Does anybody have a link for the game.

  • alex84

    Sep 26, 2010 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #21

    cant wait for the game, 2-0 to the toon!!!

  • DarloGeordie

    Sep 26, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #22

    Perch is crap wouldnt have him in my team definately a championship player he could have given away a number of penalties already this season… drop him and put me at right back

  • okkurtgarvilt

    Sep 26, 2010 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #23

    here are some links for todays games 😉


  • Davies

    Sep 26, 2010 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #24

    Cheers G and okkurtgarvilt

  • burnsie

    Sep 26, 2010 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #25

    Toon team official:

    Tim Krul, James Perch, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Wayne Routledge, Cheick Tiote, Joey Barton, Hatem Ben Arfa, Kevin Nolan, Andy Carroll.

  • burnsie

    Sep 26, 2010 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #26

    vip-tv is the best link. sky channel and HD. Bit choppy and changy but overall the clearest quality. watchn aston villa wolves now.

    but anybody know anymore???

    any better streams????

  • alex84

    Sep 26, 2010 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #27

    a good team picked by hughton!! come on the toon!!

  • Hawaiian Geordie

    Sep 26, 2010 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #28

    burnsie, what’s the specific link?

    good team selection too, hope to see cameos by jonas, shola and mcloven


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