Newcastle’s Mike Williamson had another very strong display at the back for Newcastle last night at Birmingham, when the lads came away with a great 2-0 victory.
Mike Williamson last night – holding off Oba Martins
The pitch was difficult as it had cut up badly in the previous game, and it looked a little short of grass, but that didn’t stop Newcastle getting a hard earned and very well deserved victory – at a place which is very difficult to come away with all 3points.
Mike Williamson, who will now keep his place for the next game against Bolton at home a week come Saturday, even though Steven Taylor will be fit for that game, was just delighted with the excellent win:
“It was a great victory and a real battle,” “Everyone did their job all over the pitch, there were two good finishes and three important points. We will now go into the break on a high.”
“We showed resilience that we can defend against the big man, little man combination, and we showed we can pass it as well on a difficult surface.”
“There were a few sloppy mistakes in the Arsenal game, but we looked at it, eradicated them and are looking strong not only as a back four but as a team defending from the front.”
“We all thought that four points would be a good return from two very difficult games.” “We’ve now got a couple of home games coming up, and it means we can be looking ahead now rather than over our shoulders.”
Williamson has been a tremendous buy for Newcastle at just £1M, and we wonder how much he’s worth now, although Mike is going nowhere, and he has just signed a new contract though the summer of 2016 – a good move by the Newcastle club.
So we now have 11 days off before we met Bolton Wanderers a week come Saturday, and we have a little score to settle, after the Trotters hammered us 5-1 at the Reebok last year – we’ll need at least a win in the game to settle that score.
Newcastle now have 35 points from 27 games, and in 2011 in the 8 league games we’ve played (we’ll not even mention Stevenage), we have 3 wins, 4 draws and only one defeat for 13 points – not too bad at all – and we’ve been unlucky too
But we must beat Bolton in the next game, and after that it’s another home game against Everton, and we can do the double over the Toffees this seaosn.
If we win those two home games, we could even be in the top six.