It would be good to be privy to what has been going on in training this week at Darsley Park, and which defenders Newcastle manager will bring in for the important game at Cardiff City tomorrow, but it looks certain that Pardew will make at least two changes to the side, with Yohan Cabaye and Mike Williamson set to start tomorrow.
Mike Williamson gets in a tackle against Barkely on Monday night
Both cam on at half time at Everton, and both had a major influence with Mike steadying the back four, and he made some good headed clearances – something we didn’t see much of in that first half.
And Yohan looked the top player he is, and he’s now back fully committed to Newcastle, and has quickly been recalled to the France squad by Didier Deschamps.
This is how Alan Pardew praised Mike Williamson in yesterday’s news conference:
“I can’t go into detail on what’s happening,” “But the most important thing is how you react to not playing.”
“Williamson is a good example of that. He’s conducted himself well on the training ground, and when the opportunity came against Leeds in the Capital One Cup last week, he did well.”
“Then when he had the chance on Monday night he took it. I have to repay that in my view.”
Mike is not a world-class center-back by any means, but he’s the type of player who is proud to wear the Newcastle shirt, and this will not be the first time in his Newcastle career that he has come in and steadied the Newcastle ship, and we are hoping he can do that big time tomorrow afternoon in South Wales.
Mike could even be a surprise package this season for Newcastle – a club he does not want to leave any time soon.
What do you think?
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