Mike Williamson was interviewed a few days ago when he was at Walkergate Primary school, it’s interesting that Mike said Alan Pardew had told the players he is willing to keep with a winning side, and that may be a hint as to what side the manager will field against Norwich City on Saturday.
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This is what Mike Williamson had said earlier in the week:
“The manager has openly said he is going to keep a winning team. That can only carry on and is a good thing. Colo is a fantastic player, a great leader and club captain.”
“It is nice to be playing but it can all change week to week and I’m sure he will be back at some stage, I have to make sure I stay in there. “
“The fans can see the quality in our squad and it’s a matter of finding that consistency and getting the right balance,” “The last couple of weeks have come together and we have had two fantastic wins.”
‘We have put ourselves in a good position and we have to make sure we build on that.” “The Premier League is the most exciting league in the world because of its unpredictability.
“So you never know what will happen. Norwich last week got a great win having been down at half-time.” “There’s quality and danger in every team, so there will not be an easy game. We have to show the spirit we have in the last two games.”
Mike’s right that Norwich were excellent in the second half against West Ham in their last game, and scored three goals to win the game, after being 1-0 down at the break
We expect Mike to be in the starting lineup against Norwich City on Saturday, so we will have to wait and see if Alan Pardew will break up that central partnership he has formed with Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, to bring back Colo into the side.
But he may not, and Davide Santon could be switched to right back in place of the suspended Mathieu Debuchy, and local lad Paul Dummett could come in at left back.
That would mean Coloccini will remain on the bench, but from what Mike says above, that could be the back four Alan selects for Saturday’s important game.
What do you think?
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