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If Williamson Is The Answer Do You Really Want To Hear The Question?

8 years ago

Everton was disastrous and very few players deserved any credit for the overall performance.

However, I suppose our three substitutes can up to a point claim to have contributed to a 2-0 second-half win at Goodison.

One of those was Mike Williamson and this is what he had to say about Monday night and looking forward to Cardiff on Saturday;

“It is a big club and there is plenty of competition for places.

It is up to the manager to pick his team and I am sure he will pick the eleven that will be suitable for Cardiff.

I just had to win my tackles and headers and the manager knows what he will get from me, I think he just wanted to freshen it up in the second half.

There was a reaction (in the second half) after the manager said a few things and the response was good.

All I can say is that we are equally if not more disappointed than them.

The fans can see it and the players are the same, we are striving to find consistency and balance.

Everton are unbeaten and that says a lot.”

Whenever I and most people talk about Mike Williamson the conversation normally starts with something like, “Williamson seems like a canny bloke but….”.

With most of the media fancying Williamson to start on Saturday you have ti ask the question, why?

We’ve been there so many times before, players such as Williamson have a decent 45 minutes and the manager and others are pushing them for the next first team match. It even happened pre-season when Gosling had a half decent friendly match against one of the low standard oppositions we faced, plus no doubt if Obertan had put away that absolute sitter against Leeds there would have been all kinds of positive quotes from Pardew about Gabriel Obertan.

We know all we need to know about Obertan, Williamson and others, they are capable of turning in the odd decent performance but very quickly remind you why they should be nowhere near the first once they get a start.

Yes Mapou had a nightmare against Everton but he wasn’t alone, surely we should be showing a bit of loyalty and backing for a player who certainly has ability and the potential to do very well in the Premier League.

If you disagree, what then do we do if Williamson does play at Cardiff and shows yet again he is nowhere near good enough?


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