Newcastle Central Defender Out For Six Weeks


Newcastle are very thin in central defense at the moment,  and it would be a bit of a calamity if either Steven Taylor or Colo were injured.

Mike Williamson – out another 6 weeks at least

Mike Williamson is still out injured,  and we suppose that James Perch, Danny Simpson or Tamas Kadar could play in central defense, but neither gives you too much confidence,  that they can excel in that position.

Normally we would think that Tamas Kadar could get the job done, but he’s been told to pull up his socks,  if he wants to have a future at Newcastle, and that was a big surprise.

And the news today is that while center-back Mike Williamson is making good progress from the ankle injury he picked up at Scunthorpe, he is still a full six weeks away from returning to training, which doesn’t sound too great to us.

John Carver talked about Mike today with the local Newcastle press:

“Mike could be around six weeks away. In the meantime, James Perch knows that he could be called into the fray, and he can operate in a number of positions, including the center of defense.”

Mike Williamson is a legitimate Newcastle center-back,  in that he showed last season he’s good enough to play in the Premier  League, and he’s had an unfortunate start to this season with injuries.

Mike has 49 appearances so far for the Magpies, but has still to score his first goal, since the 27 year-old was signed for a ridiculously low fee of £ 1M in January of last year from Portsmouth – what  a bargain he’s been!

We may see Newcastle go into the market for a center-back in January,  when we could also potentially see another full back brought into the club, if the club can find a good enough player, who comes cheap enough.

That seems to be Newcastle’s transfer policy these days, doesn’t it?

Oh yes, and a striker should be brought in to replace Andy Carroll, and Newcastle may even have to pay £10M or more for a suitable replacement.

After all the club received a phenomenal £35M for Andy Carroll,  who is not a regular starter for his new club, Liverpool,  at the moment.

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103 comments so far

  • JimmyToonToon

    Sep 14, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #1

    1st!!!!

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  • OttersPocket

    Sep 14, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #2

    Kadar’s problem is that he has picked up a constant stream of injuries over the last 2 seasons, if he can prove his fitness this season he will get a new contract. He is still rated highly within the club.

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  • JimmyToonToon

    Sep 14, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #3

    I recon Mike did prove his worth last year, but he’s defo not a polished all round Premier League defender. He’s prone to the odd howler, and re-enforcement’s need to be purchased after Crimbo.

    HWTL

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 14, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #4

    @OttersPocket

    Yup, really hope he’ll keep fit this season, he’s done well when he’s played, but no use keeping a player who u KNOW will play 10 matches a season just cause of his fitness for the next 3 years.
    In any case, he’s decent cover at LB if he stays fit and produces the goods for the reserves.

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  • Mags

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #5

    OttersPocket (2)

    I hope you are right, I have been trying to get some updated info about him from the club, & requesting all the local journos to ask questions. May I ask your source for this info?

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  • Ollieh51

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #6

    Kadar got a run out yesterday, anyone know how he got on please?

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  • estechco

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #7

    Is Santon not meant to be able to play CB too?

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  • OttersPocket

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #8

    Mags

    Another of the reserve team players, wont say who tho.
    He also said Santon is unbelievable and cant wait to see him in first team, said he would not be surprised if he ended up at ManU or Chelsea eventually.

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  • JimmyToonToon

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #9

    I thought Santon could play right across the back 4?!

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  • niafron

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #10

    Bonjour messieurs.

    Santon can play CB and i suppose Raylor too. Ferguson can play LB, so useless to panic, we got the players we need.

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  • Mags

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #11

    OttersPocket (8) thanks for that info.

    From the times he has made appearances in the first team I have been impressed with young Kadar. I hope he stays injury free and shows his early promise.

    Makes it more important when you see how threadbare our central defence is.

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  • niafron

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #12

    Well, except this damn left footed natural LB…

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  • AshtreeKid

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #13

    niafron, raylor cant play centre back, if he can then so can ameobi!

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  • joppadoni

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #14

    raylor is right mid or right bk only

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  • mikenotiades

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #15

    Kadar played really well @6. He is getting stronger all the time and he’s intelligent as well as being technically gifted, Kadar over Perch every time… I really don’t understand why the hierarchy persist with him so much, he must be an angel or something… Yeah, Santon was described as the new Maldini, Maldini was a center back right? A very good center back.. Santon made some good runs yesterday, but as gosling pointed out, no one understands him yet so it’s all sign language and intuition at the moment, tricky, strong, clever football player Santon is

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  • joppadoni

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #16

    niafron, speeds what you need over favoured foot matey.

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  • AshtreeKid

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #17

    think you could play him centre mid as well

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  • drongo

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #18

    Santon can cover across the back with fergie or raylor dropping into LB.

    Perch (yak) can cover RB or CB

    Saylor can do a job at RB if its needed and willo is fit

    Jonas could be an emergency fullback

    There are options there, and thats before you start to consider the young lads. I remember Nicky Butt playing at CB for ManU a few times… and Huth playing CF for chelsea.
    All teams have to adapt at times

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  • AshtreeKid

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #19

    mike, maldini started out as one of the best left backs in the world

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  • joppadoni

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #20

    lets be honest Ash when hes not taking freekicks he isnt much good anywhedre. id have him right wing though for sure i like his willingness to play anywhere though so raylors spot on in my book 😀

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  • joppadoni

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #21

    maldini didnt start that way i think it was after his 2nd game tho Ash lol

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  • niafron

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #22

    Raylor can play everywhere. He is the swiss knife of NUFC!

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  • mikenotiades

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #23

    Cheers Ashtree, that does ring a bell. Agreed about Raylor, he’s onnly useful for set pieces, alreet squad player though me thinks.

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  • AshtreeKid

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #24

    for the next game I’d put him right wing gives us extra protection against zog and keeps his set pieces in the team, then I’d move obertan to play behind the striker as his movement and ability to commit defenders was one of the few bright spots against qpr.

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  • Symo22

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #25

    Not being funny but id rather drop tiote back to play cb than have perch come in for us! It would be a Nitemare!

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  • niafron

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #26

    According to Tioté last games, wouldn’t do that…

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #27

    That Eric Pieters would have been perfect,rather than having your emergency cover as a permanent position.

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  • drongo

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #28

    @ Jail
    Agree – hopefully we’ll nick him in Jan – but I would imagine we’ll probably try to hang on and take him on a Bosman in June.

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 14, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #29

    Pieters has signed an extension until 2014 lads, so no freebee there.

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  • niafron

    Sep 14, 2011 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #30

    And moreover, these transfer talks are tiring… SItuation will be totaly different in January, useless to already comment about it.

    We got a team, we live or we die with it.

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  • shamsoftabriz

    Sep 14, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #31

    Pieters is young, versatile, and technically skilled. If all that separated us and PSV were 1 or 2 million pounds we have to up the bid.

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  • drongo

    Sep 14, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #32

    niafron – glad to read some positive comments.

    Must say some of yours make me chuckle (in a good way!)
    Should call you Niafron of Arc

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  • niafron

    Sep 14, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #33

    @Drongo.

    Yes, awarrior maiden who heard voices, this perfectly match me!

    Ahah!

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  • drongo

    Sep 14, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #34

    @ niafron – are you in fact Sebastien Chabal?!

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  • niafron

    Sep 14, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #35

    Well a warrior maiden who heard voices… At least, this is the official version.

    She was probably not a poor illeterate peasant girl, but the daughter of a rich farmer, and was educated within the house of a noble lord.

    With some beautifull Knights… So she probably receive a long military training, and was certainly not a virgin!

    But you Know,as english troops were in fact french warriors from Gascony and Normandy (and the english kings were of french origins) a strong symbol was needed to mobilize the people against the “foreign” invaders.

    And it was at the time a prophecy about a maiden choosed by god to save the Kingdom of France.

    Well, french royal propaganda was more efficient than the english one!

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  • niafron

    Sep 14, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #36

    Arf Chabal… What a shame Liévremont didn’t pick him…

    At this subject, after your victory against Argentina, you will finish first of your group.

    As we got no chance to defeat the Blacks in a group game (french mentality), you know what it mean?

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  • drongo

    Sep 14, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #37

    Yes I would be taking Chabal every time, if only to play the last 10 mins.

    Im fairly sure he could do a half decent job at CB for NUFC too.

    As for your game against NZ, it depends entirely which France turn up… on your day you can beat any team. But never consistently enough to do it on successive weekends in a knockout tournament.

    That, I feel, is England’s strength. And of course a very lucky group.

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  • Milking Mikes' bulging pockets

    Sep 14, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #38

    Girl you thought he was a man,
    but he was a muffin….

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  • niafron

    Sep 14, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #39

    Well, no way we beat them in not decisive game. We will let the match go, simple than that. You’ll see that, we will lose by at least 20 points.

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  • niafron

    Sep 14, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #40

    @Mike

    YOu mean Chabal look like frank Zappa?

    Ahah!

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