Mike Williamson Could Be Ready For Swansea Game

With Steven Taylor and Fab Coloccini being two of Newcastle’s very best players this season, Mike Williamson couldn’t have been thinking he’d get too many games in the Newcastle first team when he finally returned from his ankle injury.

Mike Williamson – ready for Swansea?

But it’s now all change at Newcastle,  with Steven Taylor out for the season, and Alan Pardew trying to get Williamson back just as soon as possible.

And Mike cannot wait to come back:

“I can’t wait to be back.” “I’m looking forward to the buzz of playing again.”

“It’s great that the lads have been doing so well this season and as a player you just want to be out there and join them.”

“The aim is to be back out there as quickly as possible and playing again in front of our great supporters.”

The hopes, and that’s all they are at the moment, is that Mike could be ready to return a week on Saturday for the home games against Swansea, which is a winnable game. But it’s also dangerous to rush players back, especially when they have been out several months like Mike has.

If Colo is also available for the game at home to Swansea, then we’ll have the two first choice center-backs of last season back again playing in Newcastle’s central defense.

But we still have to hear any official word on just how serious the Coloccini  thigh injury is that he picked up in the first half on Saturday.

Tamas Kadar – will he get his chance this Saturday?

But there is news today that Hungarian international defender Tamas Kadar will be in the squad for Norwich.

And this has to be a wonderful chance for the 21 year-old to show Alan Pardew what he can do for Newcastle, and Tamas also has a great temperament and is very calm and collected when he has played in defense before for the Magpies.

Tamas is also tall at 6’2″ and a good header of the ball,  which we will need against the Norwich attack, with Grant Holt always menacing as an old fashioned center- forward,  and he could even start for Norwich given the state of Newcastle’s central defense.

We’ll just have to wait and see if Tamas gets his chance alongside James Perch on Saturday, but there’s a job to be done in the Newcastle defense on Saturday,  if we are to get anything out of the trip to Carrow Road.

Anything out of the game against Norwich will be a good result in the circumstances.

Comments welcome.

29 comments so far

  • Klatoon

    Dec 6, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #1

    There was a time last time when Colo-Willo was so good,u couldnt see a way in for Saylor.

  • Klatoon

    Dec 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #2

    There was a time last season when Colo-Willo was so good,u couldnt see a way in for Saylor.

  • boater

    Dec 6, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #3

    Looking at the table there is an eight point gap between us and Stoke in 8th. It’s fair to say top 7 could make Europe this season so there’s a real incentive to build on the points haul we have now – and stay ahead of that pack. Chelsea play City and us Norwich – so a golden opportunity to move back into 4th or 5th, depending on Arsenal’s result is straight in front of us already.

    Hope Pardew can shake off the doom and gloom and put the emphasis on attacking them from the off again.

  • supervil

    Dec 6, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #4

    Apparently… There was a time last season when Colo-Willo was so good,u couldnt see a way in for Saylor.

  • niffnoff

    Dec 6, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Did anyone else here about that one time when Colo-Willo was so good you couldn’t see a way in for Saylor?

  • niffnoff

    Dec 6, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #6

    hear* even

  • Robby Bobson

    Dec 6, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Shame the decline of Kadar, used to watch him and see alot of Colocinni in him, good on the ball and didnt lok out of place centr back or left back.

    Would rather have Danny Simpson and Kadar centre back than Perch, Simmo played there in the Champonship and isnt the worst in the air.

    Or even Cheick can fill in?

    Or maybe Shola could do a job there? Ok maybe not..

  • Jesus1983

    Dec 6, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #8

    Do you guys remember the time last season when Colo-Willo was so good,u couldnt see a way in for Saylor?

  • Tiote4PM

    Dec 6, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #9

    Was just reminiscing on last season.

    For me personally, there was a time when I never thought Saylor would get back in the team as Collo and Willo were so good.

  • Klatoon

    Dec 6, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #10


  • Klatoon

    Dec 6, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #11

    There was a time last season when Perch was so…….u could see a way in for Simmo on crutches

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 6, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #12

    When was this time that Colo and Willo were so good we couldn’t see a way in for Saylor?

  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 6, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #13

    Well done Klatoon, You’ve started something here.

  • AsprillaCartWheels

    Dec 6, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #14

    There was a time last time when Colo-Willo was so good,u couldnt see a way in for Saylor.

  • jimmymagpie

    Dec 6, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #15

    Pardew and Carver were working this morning with a back four of Raylor, Simpson, Perch, and Santon. Unfortunately there was no sign of Jonas or Cabaye, who are both receiving treatment and officially doubtful for Saturday, but there is slightly more encouraging news about Tiote, who has a chance.

  • toon-hendy

    Dec 6, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #16

    Am I the only person that would play Ryan Taylor CB?

    Play Simpson RB, Perch and Taylor CB, Santon LB.

    Santon can play left back(that’s what he was bought for supposedly), simpson does play rb, Perch can play CB and Ryan taylor is Mr Versitile isn’t he? We need a bit of height for winning headers, did anyone watch Ryan Taylor against stoke? Best defender we had from set pieces and throw ins!

    Hopefully Tiote will be back to protect the back 4, then it’s a tossup between Guthrie and Cabaye, both similar players and to be honest Guthrie has been more impressive. Glad we will have Gutierez back too!

    Personally my team for Saturday….

    Simpson – Perch – Raylor – Santon
    Ben Arfa – Tiote/Cabaye/Guthrie – Gutierez
    Ba – Ameobi

    Harper, Kadar, Ferguson. Cabaye/Guthrie/Tiote, Obertan

    Reason no strikers on the bench is because Ben Afra can play number 10 behind one of the strikers if one was to be brought off for maybe Obertan?

    A few weeks ago we thought these would be an easier few weeks for NUFC but it’s deffo not going to be… HWTL

  • shamsoftabriz

    Dec 6, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #17

    All hands on deck, men! Time to hold the line and earn your wages. Williamson was solid for us last year–I’m sure if he’s fit he can provide some stability in Steven Taylor’s absence just as he has in the past. Whatever happens now that karma isn’t going our way any longer, the squad did a WONDERFUL job of taking care of business while the getting was good. That’s what good teams do. Ferret away those points for rainy days.

    Ed–Just read your update on the treatments. So glad they’re in the rear-view mirror now! Best wishes for a happy recovery with lots of good food, family, friends, and Newcastle victories over the holidays and new year!

  • Benry

    Dec 6, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #18

    Does anyone remember the time last season when James Perch was so good, you couldn’t see a way in for Stephen Hawking?

  • boater

    Dec 6, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #19

    Toon hendy – you have stolen my team sheet from two days ago lad. Ha I agree anyway, someone HAS to play out of position at CB so we may as well use Raylor’s experience there, whilst relieving him of the duties of playing left back (not his position anyway). This allows Santon to integrate in his familiar position.. two birds with one stone.

    Yes, Arfa should play not at the expense of 4-4-2 and Ba seems to prosper with a deep lying striker alongside, Shola’s link up play is better than he’s given credit for – 2 excellent headers to Ba on Saturday.. plus it’s another goal scorer on the pitch..


    That is a decent team – with more goalscorers in it than at any other time this season maybe.

  • hoppernufc

    Dec 6, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #20

    i really cant understand why santon hasnt played yet, from what ive seen and heard hes played in champions league and serie A against some top top players e.g cristiano ronaldo and done very well so why we havent seen him yet is very strange. also hope best plats with ba upfront v norwich we play alot better football with them too up top.

  • boater

    Dec 6, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #21

    hoppernufc – in fairness we were playing the top 3 teams in the country when Best was out so you’d expect a dip.

  • hoppernufc

    Dec 6, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #22

    boater – i just dont see how you say we can play arfa on wing hes so lazy, constantly looses ball in silly places and rarely tracks back and is very greedy.yes he produces the odd bit of magic but for the rest of the game he looks useless.

  • Malaytoon

    Dec 6, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #23

    no williams this saturday..oh man i don’t want perch to become our CB…in this case the CB that i prefer for us to face agaist norwich is

    simpson – tamas – santon – raylor

    obertan – cabaye – tiote/guthrie – jones

    arfa – ba

    i know that santon play in RB or LB but i think he also can play at CB…i think..=S
    but i just can’t see that perch can do a good job…

  • Irish-toonfan

    Dec 6, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #24

    simpson saylor colo santon

    obertan tiote cabaye jonas
    ——————— HBA

    What could have been………

  • Scottishtoon95

    Dec 6, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #25

    If shola plays he’ll obviously be captain, but if he doesn’t who do the rest of you think will be in for captain colo? My guesses are either gutierrez or krul, as they’ve the only players in the starting XI that have been here more than a year and a half.

  • ash-out

    Dec 6, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #26

    @ Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dunno who you were supporting last year, but Williamson and Collo were the centre half partnership for most of last season. Williamson was excellent in his first year in the premiership.
    Fans may be talking about Taylor for England but last year it looked like he was away and fans were singing about how a certain A. Carroll had smashed his jaw.

    So that will have been the time that Colo and Willo were so good we couldn’t see a way in for Saylor?

  • london_mag

    Dec 7, 2011 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #27

    does anyone remember when wor Jackie was so good, you couldnt see a way in for Shearer?

  • Brutooon

    Dec 7, 2011 at 6:01 AM

    Comment #28

    did u guys notice at one point, Perch player several consecutives match in row (with yellow cards every single game) and he is not up to the standard of the premierleague?

  • blissna

    Dec 7, 2011 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #29

    Said it a while back. I can see marveaux being a better player for us than Ben Arfa. I still stand by it. Just hope mr marveauxlous is back soon.


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