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The Manager Said He Will Keep A Winning Team

1:08 pm, Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

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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Williamson defends against Brazilian Oscar

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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Tags: Davide Santon · Fabricio Coloccini · Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa · Mike Williamson · Paul Dummett · Premier League



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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 toonbrother // Nov 20, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    lol a week ago you (Ed) seemed convinced Colocinni would start v Norwich. What changed?

  • 2 JK // Nov 20, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Journos just makin it up

  • 3 toonbrother // Nov 20, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    the longer colocinni stays out of the side the steadier our back four. Only a fool would overlook the clean sheets we achieved against two of the best attacking sides in the league.It cannot be a coincidence that colocinni happened to be out of the side when we produced those excellent defensive displays

  • 4 martoon // Nov 20, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    I know it is breaking up a partnership but knowing Pardew he will want to find a place for Colo and the only way is to move Mbiwa to fullback. Colo and Willo compliment each other quite well also.

  • 5 Charlietoon // Nov 20, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    toonbrother you have to know these articles are written by a machine. It’s just a bot that scans articles from other papers, changes some words and repeats, but because of the international break there has been no news so it has gone into it’s reverse cycle where it just swaps everything about.

  • 6 AmericanGeordie // Nov 20, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Colo HAS to come in for Williamson.

    Back 4 for Norwich:
    Santon-Colo-M’Biwa-Dummett

    The logic of not breaking up the central pairing after 2 clean sheets is flawed because it was a miracle (and a sublime performance by Krul) that Spurs didn’t score.




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