At least one person is showing some leadership at Newcastle at the moment, and it’s Mike Williamson who has faced the fury of Newcastle fans head on, and apologized for the disgraceful exhibition at St. James’ Park on Wednesday night, when we were again humiliated – this time 4-0 by a decent Tottenham side.
Mike Williamson in action on Wednesday night
Sometimes you just have to hold your hands up and tell the truth – and that’s exactly what the Stoke-born player has done, and he has set a good example to the rest of the playing staff – and the coaches and manager too for that matter
Mike has been talking to the local press, and this is some of what he had to say today:
“There needs to be an apology and a reaction because it wasn’t good enough, all over the pitch.” “We need to get back to basics on the training ground and come together as a group.”
“The work ethic, determination and the spirit needs to be there and I think it wasn’t against Spurs – that is the most disappointing thing of all.
“We have to come out against Villa and show the fans we do care.”
You can never accuse Mike Williamson of not trying, and every time he plays for the side he gives his all – and he’s an unlikely player to be setting the standard for leadership at the club.
Mike is one of those players who have made the best of the skills he has – and he plays with his limitations and has been very effective this season at Newcastle.
But one of the problems we have right now is that we have very few leaders on and off the field at Newcastle, and when we bring in new players in the summer, we need to ensure some of them have leadership abilities.
What we’re talking about is the type of leadership Kevin Nolan provided at Newcastle – and although he left under unwanted circumstances after Yohan Cabaye arrived, he was one of the best captains Newcastle have had in many years.
We’re missing that gutsy courageous leadership at Newcastle at the moment – and it’s fairly obvious that’s the case.
Colo will provide some of that when he returns, but his leadership skills are different than those of Kevin Nolan, but Fabricio will add an air of calmness to the side – hopefully against Aston Villa in our next game.
And to think we may even be losing Colo in the summer – and then where will we stand for leaders at the club?
What do you think?
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