Pardew Explains How Williamson Broke His Arm

Alan Pardew has tried to explain how Mike Williamson managed to break his arm in training yesterday.

Mike Williamson – in action this season

The rumors that Mike was belaying out of a Black Hawk Helicopter seem not to be true, and this is how Alan explained it today:

“Mike was doing a pull-up that went wrong and broke the bone in the top of his arm. He didn’t look too clever and he’s broken it.”“There’s nothing untoward like messing around in the gym, he was being supervised in the pull-ups so it’s just really a freak accident and he’s so unlucky.”

“Coming in as a center-half in the Premier League, you get asked a lot of different questions, be that by a 6ft 7in (Nikola) ZŽigic or a 5ft 10 bundle of muscle like Wayne Rooney with technical ability.”

“He’s had to deal with that and has done very well. Steven Taylor, who signed a new contract when I arrived here, who I have got good belief in, he’s kept him out of the team so I’ve got nothing but praise for him.”

“It’s unfortunate we’ve not got him for the last three games but he can pat himself on the back. He can rest assured he’s had a good season.”

“As for Ben Arfa, we’d hoped to see him in action in these last few games, but we think that’s probably not going to happen now. He’s had a little setback. That’s what happens when you come back from that sort of injury.”

In fairness to Mike Williamson he’s had a great season, and has proved he can play in the Premier League.

This season he has appeared 32 times for the side, and has 48 total appearances since signing from Portsmouth 15 months ago, and has established himself alongside Fabricio Coloccini as Newcastle’s first choice center-back.

The 27 year-old Stoke-born 6’4″ defender was a terrific buy for Newcastle, given the club paid Portsmouth a measly £1M for him, but we’ll not see Mike again until pre-season in early July.

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • toonfan09

    May 6, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #1

    last night i dreamt we won our game at the weekend 6-1 unfortunately 2 of our goals came from a corner which willio put both in so i guess thats out the question now

  • captainawes0me

    May 6, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #2

    Mate id still take a 4-1 (without williamson putting in 2 tasty corners)

  • Banbridge Mags

    May 6, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #3

    On Ben Arfa, would be nice to see him come on for literally a minute at the west brom game to get a feeling for it all again with the great home support – it would leave him on a high heading into the summer and bursting to get into action and impress in the new season

  • bills-son

    May 6, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #4

    Banbridge Mags – On Ben Arfa, would be nice to see him come on for literally a minute at the west brom game to get a feeling for it all again with the great home support – it would leave him on a high heading into the summer and bursting to get into action and impress in the new season.

    Thats a great shout son – it would bring the house down and be a brilliant boost for the lad.

  • Banbridge Mags

    May 6, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #5

    @ bills-son- Cheers man, i just thing it would leave everyone including the boy himself with a big sense of optimism. i read an article recently about how teams finish a campaign generally carries through to the next season – why not a great new outlook. we’ll have more new signings by then and Ben Arfa will certainly feel like one.

  • Ezedoesit

    May 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #6

    Williamson is immense in the air but I’m happy Taylors is back, hopefully these last 3 games he shows us he deserves to partner Collo.

    Check out the new funny video Wayne Brady tweeted about:

  • BeeGuy

    May 6, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #7

    What did Willo need pull-ups for? He had no trouble hauling down the Liverpool man with one hand.
    In sailing ship days the first mate to the captain often was known as a “driver” as he overworked the crew like he was driving cattle. Me thinks we have the same situation at NUFC, unless the players themselves are breaking down from bad living habits.

  • Brutooon

    May 6, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #8

    i know most of all our players keep on injured ALL the time

    But the injury that last long is injury to our hearts (the fans). Since after SBR left us, everything going downwards


    May 6, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #9

    @Banbridge Mags – great idea, would be good for the lad.

    Hoping to see Willo and Ben Arfa back in good shape this summer for the US tour.


    May 7, 2011 at 4:05 AM

    Comment #10


    The challenge made against the Liverpool guy ( Suarez ), well no-one on here commented about it, but your so called Liverpool man went to ground really easily!
    Suarez was well known for doing that here in Holland before he signed for them.
    Williamson did,nt get the ball but he did,nt really get much contact on the man either.

    I,ve watched it a number of times, and depending on the ref that you have, sometimes the Pen is given and if your lucky the diver gets a yellow.

    This was at Anfield and the ref would of had to been extremely brave not to give it. The end result would of probably been the same anyway!

    My respect for the reds took a bit of a dive when they off-loaded Torres and took a certain No-9 away from us! I,me hoping that the sale of Torres will come back to haunt them next year!
    You may say that we got 35 Mil and they got 50 Mil but neither club has used that transfer money to sign new players!


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