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It’s An Absolute Honor To Wear The Newcastle Shirt

8:41 am, Friday, February 28th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 15 Comments

Mike Williamson is one of our favorite players, and that’s because he’s such an honest lad, and he always gives his very best for the side when he plays, and of course this season has been his best season for Newcastle, and he was our Man of the Match on Sunday, in the fantastic 1-0 win against Aston Villa.

Mike Williamson heading ball

Mike Williamson – an honor to wear the Newcastle shirt

Mike was fourth choice at center-back at Newcastle at the start of the season, and he was even available in the summer – if anybody had come in and made a decent bid for him he would have been gone, and playing well right now for another club.

But that didn’t happen, and ever since he came on at Everton in the second half, after we were 3-0 down and playing terribly, and settled the defense down at the back, he has been the first choice this season.

Mike has played 24 times for Newcastle, and in the previous four full seasons since joining in January 2010, that’s the least number of times he’s played for the first team in any season.

And Mike has said it was an honor to play for Newcastle before , and he’s said that again today – this is what Williamson told the Shields Gazette today:

“I’ve always said since I’ve been here – whether I’ve been in or out of the team – that I want to put the shirt on as many times as I can,”

“It’s an absolute honor to do that – I can’t stress that enough.” “I’m enjoying it more than ever, and I want to play as many games as I can and keep on adding to our performances.”

“The remaining games are extremely important,” “It’ll be a different test at Hull, but just as hard as Villa. They came here and took three points, so we want to go there do the same.”

And after the game on Sunday, a delighted Alan Pardew thought Mike had a great game, although he also said that Loic Remy was the best player on the pitch that day – something our readers didn’t agree with in our Man of the Match poll.

This is what Alan had said about Williamson after the game on Sunday:

“Williamson, I thought, was fantastic against Benteke in the air, who is probably the best aerial attacking player,” “I thought he was outstanding.”

Mike has been one of Newcastle’s best buys over the last five years at £1M from Portsmouth, and at 6’4″ he adds height at the back, and he always plays within his abilities as a player.

But he’s good in the tackle and a good header of the ball, and reads the game now a lot better than he did when he first arrived in January, 2010, and his partnership at the back with captain Coloccini has always been good.

These are the types of players we want at Newcastle, as we are at the moment trying to restore the dignity and good name of the club – somebody who wants to be here and always honors the club.

Mike Williamson is an unlikely hero at Newcastle this season, and if anybody deserves that, for the contribution – 125 total appearances –  he’s made to the team over the last four years, it’s this 30 year-old.

Keep up the good work Mike.

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15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Harley // Feb 28, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    I love mike!

  • 2 Blofal // Feb 28, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Fair play to him… he has been brilliant all season. And his height has really tightened up our defense on corners.

  • 3 catchy in norway // Feb 28, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    he is a tool

  • 4 catchy in norway // Feb 28, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    just like hayley

  • 5 catchy in norway // Feb 28, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/shamed-supporters-courtroom-defiance-newcastle-6755939

    sad to see the chronicle have taken the comments box away from this one

  • 6 Himanshu Dhingra // Feb 28, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Alan pardew “We don’t have qatar money”

    You do have Cabaye money!

    Spurs spent Bale and Caulker money

  • 7 catchy in norway // Feb 28, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    we have the worst goals against out of all the teams in the top 10

  • 8 Himanshu Dhingra // Feb 28, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    I really want to slap Alan pardew so Hard! that a buzzing room can be silenced

  • 9 catchy in norway // Feb 28, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Himanshu Dhingra

    I want to moon walk all over his face

  • 10 Himanshu Dhingra // Feb 28, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    33 goals in 27 games

    take games against Palace and Stoke away

    25 in 25

    one goal a game.

  • 11 Himanshu Dhingra // Feb 28, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Catchy

    Will you side step his cockney Nose?

  • 12 geordiesteve520 // Feb 28, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Finally a conversation between the two most negative people in the world…I can rest easy at night. Neither one on whom are actually from Newcastle yet feel their comment represent each and everyone of us. FFS I am sure that people have said this to you two before but if your a supporter, that’s what you do…SUPPORT.

  • 13 Sliema // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    Humanshu

    Why take them away?
    It’s so pointless looking at stats then just taking away the ones which go against your argument.

    Let’s just take away all of the times we failed to score eh? Those stats would be decent.

  • 14 Sliema // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    I don’t disagree however, we’ve not scored enough.

  • 15 Toonboi4EVA // Mar 1, 2014 at 1:19 AM

    I know who is a proper tool………Catchy in norway,,,, give it a bloody rest!!!




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