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Newcastle Continue To Move Players Out

11:49 am, Friday, January 29th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 23 Comments

Mike Williamson has spent six years at Newcastle since being signed in January of 2010 during our promotion season from the Championship  – and he helped Newcastle get promoted after he was signed from Portsmouth for £1M to fill in for the injured Steve Taylor.

And news today that Mike has made his expected move to Wolves for an estimated £250K, with his contract coming to an end at Newcastle at the end of June.

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Mike Williamson – has moved to Wolves

This is what has been put on the Newcastle web-site about Mike’s move:

Center-back Mike Williamson has joined Wolverhampton Wanderers on a permanent deal.

The 32-year-old has moved to the Championship side for an undisclosed fee, putting pen to paper on an 18-month deal at Molineux, where he spent time on loan earlier this season.

Williamson joined Newcastle in January 2010 from Portsmouth, and made 171 appearances during six years on Tyneside, scoring two goals.

He played a key role in helping the Magpies lift the Championship title at the end of the 2009/10 campaign and then re-establishing the Club in the Barclays Premier League.

Williamson played 25 times in the 2011/12 season as United finished fifth in the top flight, and then featured in the Club’s run to the quarter-finals of the Europa League the following year.

The former Watford and Wycombe defender netted his first Newcastle goal in a 3-3 home draw with Crystal Palace in August 2014, and was also on target during a Capital One Cup victory over Northampton Town at St. James’ Park 12 months later.

As well as his contribution on the pitch, Williamson was also a great ambassador off it – an enthusiastic and regular attendee at community events and a passionate supporter of the Club’s official charity, Newcastle United Foundation.

Everyone at Newcastle United wishes Mike well for his future at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

We always thought Mike was under-rated at Newcastle and he was our Player of the Season the season before last.

We wish Mike all the best at his new club and thank him for his efforts for Newcastle over the last six years.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Championship · Mike Williamson · Newcastle News · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours

23 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 29, 2016 at 11:51 AM

    Good Riddance

  • 2 JAMSHA // Jan 29, 2016 at 11:52 AM

    He was Decent, Wish Him Best With Wolves

  • 3 Grantosuk // Jan 29, 2016 at 11:57 AM

    Good riddence?!? What an idiot.

    He served us well over the years.

  • 4 hibbitt // Jan 29, 2016 at 11:57 AM

    Take a Chancel on me
    bit harsh chancel he played to the best of ability for us not a prem played but did his best …….good luck to the lad

  • 5 davetoon // Jan 29, 2016 at 11:58 AM

    If its true that Cahill wants to move to stay in contention for an England place we should open the cheque book and give him chelsea wages for 3 years (with a relegation clause of course).

  • 6 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 29, 2016 at 11:59 AM

    I grant you he played well in the championship and for small spells in the prem but in the last few years he has been appalling

  • 7 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 29, 2016 at 12:01 PM

    I think he’ll do very well at Wolves because that is his level

  • 8 BandB // Jan 29, 2016 at 12:01 PM

    Mike Williamson can walk out of here with his head held high. Not the best. Never claimed be. Always gave 100 per cent.
    I wonder if we will be say the same thing about our new hero when he departs.
    Good luck Willo.

  • 9 lesh // Jan 29, 2016 at 12:02 PM

    One thing’s for sure, Willo was less injury prone than Saylor. I’d have felt happier had he gone rather than Willo.

  • 10 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 29, 2016 at 12:04 PM


    You are right he always give all he had

  • 11 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 29, 2016 at 12:05 PM


    I have a feeling Tayls won’t get a new contract

  • 12 lesh // Jan 29, 2016 at 12:05 PM

    Good riddance? Chancel, was that really you said that?

  • 13 AncientC // Jan 29, 2016 at 12:06 PM

    Phenemenonal performances in the season he won player of the year. I don’t buy that he was not Premier League level. More than likely Williamson suffered from Pardew going stale, it’s not like he worked with great coaches, and once Pardew couldn’t motivate players anymore they all suffered.

  • 14 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 29, 2016 at 12:07 PM

    It was me Lesh, I never really took to Willo, he was tall but couldn’t defend very well against high balls and his reactions were really slow. I admit he gave 100% but wasn’t really good enough

  • 15 lesh // Jan 29, 2016 at 12:07 PM


    Given Saylor’s fitness record, it would be madness to offer another contract.

    But, stranger things have happened under Ashley’s rule.

    However, if we are relegated, I can see him being retained.

  • 16 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 29, 2016 at 12:09 PM

    Taylor was a very very good defender but his injury record has become appalling

  • 17 toontaff2 // Jan 29, 2016 at 12:15 PM

    BFS has been out shopping – got a Cone and some Wasabi Crisps -please no one say we should have been in for this French/Tunisian midfielder – 9 million – ,and they said Andros was overpriced!

  • 18 Jib // Jan 29, 2016 at 12:30 PM

    Chancel is young and at times thoughtless , seems a good lad though (for a tyke )

  • 19 bladeuser // Jan 29, 2016 at 12:31 PM

    same old crap he gave 100% big deal he was pants and even the championship is to high a level for him

  • 20 TroubledToon // Jan 29, 2016 at 12:31 PM

    Thanks Big Mike. U always gave it ur all.
    Best wishes for ur time at Wolves.

  • 21 magicmac // Jan 29, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Good luck big Mike, for sure he always give 100 per cent, thats all anyone can ask of any player, to be totally honest taylor should have been sold also, at least Mike Williamson was not a sick not like taylor, but then when did these clows on the so called football board ever do anything that made sense, i think we all know the clowns are in charge of the circus so sad.

  • 22 mfw13 // Jan 29, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    So now if any of our defenders get injured or suspended, our cover is whom?

  • 23 NUFC FOR SALE // Jan 29, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    Yeah Willo wasn’t a sick note so better than Taylor on that front BUT
    Willo was without doubt the worst footballer I’ve ever seen in the premier league. I’ve never witnessed a pro footballer so uncomfortable with the ball at his feet.
    It was panic stations every time he got the ball.
    Willo was testament that anyone can become a pro footballer.

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