Almost as though they are rubbing salt in the (still gaping) wounds from last season, Newcastle United have published an interview with Mike Williamson on the official club website.
Most people feel obliged when talking about the central defender to start off by saying, ‘He seems a dead canny lad BUT…’, before going on to list all the reasons why he shouldn’t still be at Newcastle.
Very few Newcastle fans believe Mike Williamson is good enough to play in the Premier League but they don’t blame the player in the first instance, it isn’t his fault that United still have the same three centre-backs who played in the 2009/10 Championship season.
Contributing to the fact that season after season Newcastle have one of the worst defences in the Premier League, with only QPR letting more goals in last season.
In this latest interview the club quote Williamson saying ‘I will always back my ability and back myself to play’.
Then going on to say ‘I still have a big contribution to make to Newcastle’.
It is bad enough for Newcastle to have done nothing on the transfer front so far (apart from getting rid of more players), without them winding supporters up further by putting this kind of inflammatory stuff up on the club website.
Surely at least one person at the club must be clued up enough to know what kind of reaction this interview will provoke…well at least you would hope so!
Mike Williamson speaking to the official club website:
“Whatever team I play for, I will always back my ability and back myself to play.
“I know I can have a good, positive effect on the team. That’s what I have done since I arrived here and hopefully that’s what will happen this season, too.”
Big contribution still to make:
“I feel like I’m growing, learning and maturing all the time and I still have a big contribution to make to Newcastle.
“It has been an exceptional time here. I can’t speak highly enough of the fans, the Club, the good and the bad.”
Enjoying every day:
“I have enjoyed every day of it, even the pressure that comes with playing for Newcastle.
“You have to enjoy that and if you can’t handle the pressure, you are in the wrong job. I have loved every time I have pulled the shirt on and hopefully this season there will be plenty more.”
What next…’Newcastle United make double summer signing – Williamson and Obertan get new five year deals’?!!!