Time For Mike Williamson To Score First Goal For Newcastle


Mike Williamson has taken his fair share of criticism this season from Newcastle fans, as have the defense in general, but an interesting fact is that we’ve conceded 26 goals after 17 league games, and that’s only four more than we conceded after the same number of games last season.

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Mike Williamson in action against Sunderland – take that!

We know that Mike Williamson is an excellent professional, and that comes across in the interview he has given in the local press today, and this is what the 29 year-old  former Watford and Wycombe Wanderers player had to say:

“You look back on games and on mistakes but there is no point dwelling on things like that.” “It is all about moving forward. I like to think I am a harsh critic and I always try to tweak things where I feel it’s needed.”

“I am always confident in my own ability that I can carry on playing for this team and that we can keep clean sheets.” “Last season, everyone in the streets would be coming up to us and patting us on the back, stuff like that.”

“Now they are asking us what’s gone wrong and when will things turn. But that is going to happen because this is such a passionate city. They live and breathe their football so it’s understandable.” “You just have to look at the amount of shirts in the city – that is just the business we are in.”

“They deserve to see a few more better displays from us. The lads now that and we are all working hard to try to put things right and give the fans something to cheer about like we did last year.” “It’s just a case of trying to get that consistency and get back to the levels we played last year.”

“We have definitely upped our game in the last few weeks and have been a bit unfortunate not to get more points.” “Set-pieces are a big part of the game these days and we have not capitalized on them enough.” “The backroom staff are working hard to create different ways in a bid to get more goals because a goal at a set-piece is kind of a free one.”

“We feel that as a team we have not contributed enough through our set plays so that is something we have been working on.

Mike has now played 93 times for Newcastle, but still has to score his first goal for the club , and he’s sent up for every corner so one of these days, he’s going to score a goal – and hey Mike – why not make that today.

For the record Mike scored 11 goals in 167 appearances for Wycombe Wanderers and three goals for Watford in 23 appearances so he knows what it’s like to score a goal – just not in a black and white shirt.

And I just noticed on our Facebook page we have 1892 likes – what year were Newcastle founded again?

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118 comments so far

  • kevymartins

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #1

    Time for mike williamson to be sold!!

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  • sirtoongospel

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #2

    Obertan won’t start today. Cisse is on the wing again. More Pardew rubbish.

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  • WWYCD

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #3

    How is Obertan not starting Pardew rubbish? He didn’t say he would be starting Ed did

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  • HullMag6

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #4

    Agreed Kevy

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  • Super Magpie

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #5

    I’ll personally stand bare arsed in fenwicks window if Williamson scores today.

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  • Beattie25

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #6

    This piece reminds me of the Simpson talk of last year.

    You can twist the statistics to suit any argument but when a player is simply not good enough you cannot use any other statistic than the ones your own eyes give you to know that we need much better.

    Statistically Willo and colo may be a better partnership than Saylor and colo but who would choose Willo?

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  • WWYCD

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #7

    Williamson is good back up no need to sell him replace him in the starting 11 though yes

    If ur set on flogging a CB Saylor is the better option for that

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  • Super Magpie

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #8

    Team for today-

    Krul
    Simpson Willo Colo Santon
    Anita Tiote Perch (Jonas if not fit)
    Obertan/Cisse Ba Marveaux

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  • hotdog

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #9

    hahaha are we really relying on Williamson & Obertan to get us out of this situation, its comedy gold i tell you 🙂

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  • MacToon

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #10

    Listening to radio 5 live world football show last night, Tim Vickery the BBC South American correspondant and a font of all knowledge on the game in Sth America had some news about Colo and it wasn’t great news and something that’s already been reported elsewhere.
    He’s said that Colo’s interested in returning to Sth America and his father in Argentina has been reported as saying this too!

    Personally I believe Colo will stay another season if we stay in the prem, if not i could see him returning home this summer. Tim Vickery is probably my fav footy pundit nowadays and he’s not a sensationalist journalist, infact he seems very down to earth so I believe him when he reports such things even if I don’t like what he says!

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  • kevymartins

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #11

    @WWYCD good backup?

    He’s backing up now and look how sh it were doing

    every time we concede he is standing there with his finger up his ass …getting left for dead by players that ar’nt even quick he must go but i know he won’t ffs

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  • Super Magpie

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #12

    Beattie

    Although Saylor is better than Williamson, he isn’t as good as people think he is. He hasn’t really had any stand out performances this season, probably because of the ever changing back 5 but only Santon has been a consistent performer in our defence.

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  • kevymartins

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #13

    Although I will admitt he can play good once or twice a year vs stoke or norwich …

    But look at this ..How many fk’s and corners have we wasted? …Aww williamson back post then he just headers the ball out can’t even put it back across the box the donkey

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  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #14

    We’re a disaster at set pieces and Willo is one of the reasons,he fouls the opposition all the time.For a huge lad he rarely wins anything at corners either…..keep him as a sub

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  • WWYCD

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #15

    Kevy
    On low wages, solid defender, rarely injured, good understanding with our main CB and won’t kick up a fuss about being a back up player

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  • hotdog

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #16

    MACTOON – Colo is the best of a bad bunch but would he get into one of the top four defenses, nope. I said a few weeks ago we need to rip the defense up and start again. Young Reme Streete maybe invloved with that when fit.

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  • shear-class

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #17

    Its Not about time he scores its about time we sold him Brought Curtis Good back off loan he cant be any worse surely ,Williamson has got to be our second top goalscorer the ball is always deflecting off his gangly f****n body into our own bloody net

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #18

    Mactoon is always the bearer of good news like…

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  • HullMag6

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #19

    Saylor was fantastic when he played last season proper old school cb play. This season, too cautious, erratic not the same.

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  • kevymartins

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #20

    I couldn’t care if he was a backup player but not getting as many games as he is ..we need 2 cb’s in

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  • WWYCD

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #21

    Kevy
    Its not Williamsons fault that Saylor can’t stay fit for longer than a month neither is it his fault we haven’t bought a starting CB to replace Saylor/himself so no real reason to spew bile on him

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  • cyprus

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #22

    Agree with a comment above regarding Taylor. Anyway, we cannot count on him, he IS a Dyer (choice).

    On other matters, Harry was very clever to mention that we are not relegation fodder. Really, that makes us relax and play like we always do… AP must tell the players, WE HAVE NEVER been in so much trouble (in the PL). This is a do or die game, and it must be played like the ultimate 6 pointer that it is. We will probably make the 40 point mark, but just, so every game is a final starting now! And, games like Man U away cannot be dismissed as ‘well we’ll lose that anyway’ games. Too late for such ‘luxuries’.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #23

    I don,t care who scores, just so long they don,t score and then stop playing afterwards.

    My nightmare is 1-0 at half-time and then defend till the last five minutes and lose 1-2 at the death.

    Oh what fun it is to be an NUFC fan!

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #24

    Qpr have a load of players missing today, more than us anyway.

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  • MacToon

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #25

    hoydog, so we ignore he was picked in the prem team of the season last season then lol.

    Sorry Belfast but it was said and from imo a reliable source.

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #26

    Colo will want to go back to S America at some point! The longer we hold on to him, the less he’ll cost as he’s not getting any younger!

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  • MacToon

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #27

    hoydog! lol sorry, Hotdog ofc.

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  • AMEOBI

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #28

    Kevy why don’t you get it? Williamson is a great player for bench as WWYCD.. He’s one the of the few poster who only chat sense.
    Spot on WWYCD

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  • Super Magpie

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #29

    Have we really stooped to the level of being happy to stay up? That’s an embarrassment. I still expect us to finish top half if we bring in the suitable amount of players in January. If we don’t and fail in the last 32 in Europe and the FA cup then we need to have a look at ourselves. So far we have massively underachieved.

    Today really is a must win game. If we lose today we will be in serious trouble going into the new year. If we play like we did last Saturday then we will win comfortably. Even though QPR have had a mini revival under ‘Arry, they are still poor. Attack them from the start, their defence is very weak and won’t be able to handle the pressure.

    I’ll go for a 2-1 win today.

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #30

    Belfast – Qpr also have eighteen thousand players.

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  • kevymartins

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #31

    Lol we will see if WWYCD still loves williamson after todays match

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  • hotdog

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #32

    MACTOON – Admittedly he had a good season but can you see Man U, Man City or Chelsea coming in for him?

    I still think he would make a better Right Back but would i be devasted if he left us no. There is only one player i would really dread leaving us and that is Hatem. Now there is a player that the top four clubs will be looking at.

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  • Made a ma beed

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #33

    Williamson is sh-t!!

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  • magpie6699

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #34

    Hi guys
    I’m just a bit concerned about the weather. It’s been throwing it down here (Bedlington) for the last 2-3 days and there’s standing puddles on the grass. No chance the game might be called off?

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  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #35

    Conaldo,
    If they have so many players then maybe we can take their best on loan and hopefully they play their worst 11 today 😉

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #36

    Kevy
    Bit OTT like mate willo in all fairness was pribably our best player in the back 4 vs citeh hopefulky that performance has got his confidence up and he’ll do well for us until a cb is bought in

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  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #37

    magpie6699
    Hope it won’t be called off,that’s the last thing we need is to have a game less played than others and need to win it
    Hope we rock the place today,would have loved to have been there

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  • WWYCD

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #38

    AMEOBI
    Cheers mate

    Kevy
    I don’t love him but I don’t dislike him either, he’s a solid CB back up that’s all he needs replacing in the starting 11 but I don’t blame him for currently being in it. I just don’t like reading abusive talk directed towards NUFC players

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  • hotdog

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #39

    Do i think williamson is shit, yes i do? 🙂
    http://tyneandwear.sky.com/newcastleunited/video/50790

    TADS – Are you hungover mate, seriously “Williamson will do well for us”!!

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  • woolerbill

    Dec 22, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #40

    We all make mistakes, but Williamson mistakes cost us points, if you are slow of the mind and body, you don’t belong with us.

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