I Take Nothing For Granted At This Fantastic Club


Mike Williamson has been at Newcastle since January of 2010, when he was brought in from Portsmouth for a meager £1M, after Steven Taylor had picked up a serious knee injury, and it all worked well for Mike and for Newcastle, because  the 30 year-old was a regular in the side that achieved promotion from the Championship that season with a massive 106 points.

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Mike Williamson – in action at Cardiff City

And Mike has always been proud to play for a club as famous as Newcastle United, and he talked about this again today in the local press:

“I would not have it any other way as it gave me a fantastic grounding.” “I have met some incredible players, coaches and managers on the way and it makes me appreciate every second I am out on the pitch in a Newcastle shirt.”

“I make sure I take nothing for granted for this fantastic club, the atmosphere, the fans, the passion – and that extends to off the pitch as well.”

“There is a chance to reach out and help in the local community in a number of ways.” “I like to make sure I am very active in that and for me that is just as rewarding as what happens on the pitch.”

Mike has always talked about Newcastle in the most lyrical terms, and he’s either a down to earth and honest lad, or else he can have a very successful career in politics after his footballing days are over.

And of course we know he’s a very honest lad. 😀

But Mike will have his work cut out for him on Saturday, against the fast and tricky in-form Shane Long, who will be starting up front for West Brom, after scoring two great goals for them on Monday night in their 2-2 draw at home to Aston Villa.

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5 comments so far

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 28, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #1

    Can’t help but like the lad can ya!

    “I would not have it any other way as it gave me a fantastic grounding.” “I have met some incredible players, coaches and managers on the way and it makes me appreciate every second I am out on the pitch in a Newcastle shirt.”

    “I make sure I take nothing for granted for this fantastic club, the atmosphere, the fans, the passion – and that extends to off the pitch as well.”

    “There is a chance to reach out and help in the local community in a number of ways.” “I like to make sure I am very active in that and for me that is just as rewarding as what happens on the pitch.”

    Should be how every player looks at playing for the toon

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  • JackButler

    Nov 28, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #2

    Some very good words from a player who has been slaughtered by every single poster on here.

    Loving the fact that he has proved me and many, many more wrong with his recent performances and should now be one of the first names on the team sheet

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  • Our Toon

    Nov 28, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #3

    I’ve tried to avoid the HBA argument for a couple of days but it seems like things are getting a bit silly and the bandwagon has well and truly began to pick up pace against him. Logically the lad should be in the team because even at 10% he brings more in attacking threat than some currently playing, Lee Ryder quite rightly pointed out that ratings wise he does get consistently good marks, even from ppl on this blog (I refer ppl to the voting of every game he played in last yr and consistently he was top 2 or 3 players). The team is however getting results without him on the pitch which is only good for HBA (at times he was shooting from impossible angles trying to do things himself) hopefully this shows him that he doesn’t need to blast them from 40 yards etc.

    I do think that his performances have been a symptom of last year’s inability to get results or performances, HBA’s performances are nowhere near as bad as some make them out to be but I feel he is unfairly castigated by some fans because they know he can be fantastic, if he has a decent game some people on here will blast him for being inconsistent. These are the same fans who will before the end of the season be telling the rest of us just how good of a player HBA, HBA is too talented for Pards to figure out how best to utilise him, the most important thing with players of this ilk is not to control them but to unleash them, they won’t always come off but no player plays consistently well every week (except Messi and Ronaldo) Pards feeds us BS and we soak it up, as I pointed out yesterday this is the same manager who preferred Carlton Cole upfront and played Tevez on the LW, no half decent manager in the world would pick strolla over HBA.

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  • walton1984

    Nov 28, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #4

    it was 102 points we got promoted

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Nov 28, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #5

    JackButler

    Lol, he really isn’t good enough.
    This is hoof and hope Willo.
    Panics and pull shirts Willo.

    Sorry but he hasn’t suddenly learned how to be a Premier class defender.

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