We were all talking a year ago of how Mike Williamson’s time at Newcastle could be up, and for his own good he may want to leave Newcastle to get first team football elsewhere.
Mike Williamson – in action at Old Trafford
And in fact Mike started the season as Newcastle’s fourth choice center-back, and Mike’s a study in how not to give up, but to get your head down in training and give 100% and hope for the best.
Mike had a very good season for Newcastle, and but for some sterling performances at the back from him, we probably would have not made the top ten last season for only the third time in the last 10 years, since Sir Bobby Robson was fired.
The turning point for Mike was on September 30th, over six weeks into the season, when we were 3-0 down at Everton at half time and being hammered, and Mike came in to steady things down and we only lost that game 3-2, but Mike was in the first team for the rest of the season.
And he’s our Player of the Season with a good 25% of the vote followed by Mathieu Debuchy at 19% and Yohan Cabaye at 16%.
As a walk down memory lane these are the previous winners of The Newcastle United Blog Player of the Season, with their winning percentage of the vote.
Year Player Percentage of Vote 2008 Habib Beye 51.4 2009 Sebastien Bassong 67.9 2010 Jose Enrique 37.0 2011 Cheick Tiote 38.1 2012 Fabricio Coloccini 35.6 2103 Fabricio Coloccini 23.6