It seems that 6’4″ center-back Mike Williamson is doing some of the interview duties today.
Mike Williamson – looking for a win against Villa
If the lads can win the game against Aston Villa tomorrow, we’ll be on 42 points after 24 games played – and that’s a fantastic achievement.
And if we can keep that average up – we’ll collect about 66 points from the 38 league games played this season, and that was good enough for 5th place last season.
5th place gets automatic qualification for the Europa Cup, but Newcastle would need to finish above both Arsenal and Liverpool to get to 5th place, and that’s a really hard task.
But there’s no doubt Newcastle could get the win tomorrow afternoon against a mediocre Aston Villa who are currently 9th in the league, in a game that is being broadcast live around the world.
And a win is likely given that Newcastle will have their two top strikers – Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse – available for the first time.
Mike Williamson thinks Newcastle can win if they can play near their best:
“We know if we can play our passing game and defend like we did on Wednesday night, we’ve always got a chance whoever we’re playing.”
“We’ve got a couple of lads back for it, so that’s a good boost for the lads,”
“And hopefully we can show the same commitment we did at Blackburn, put in a good performance and end up getting a result.”
In their 19 games on the road this season Aston Villa have conceded a massive 40 goals, the third worst away goals conceded in the Premier League, and they have lost 10 of those 19 away games.
Alan Pardew is not giving anything away about what his side will be tomorrow afternoon, but we think this is the eleven he will start tomorrow – in a four four two formation
Simpson Coloccini Williamson Santon
Taylor (R) Perch Guthrie Gutierrez
And of course Newcastle fans will be looking forward to seeing new striker Papiss Cisse playing tomorrow in the number 9 shirt for the first time, and perhaps he can chip in with a couple of goals once he comes on. 😀
A win would be fantastic tomorrow, there’s no doubt about that.
Howay The Lads!!