Looking forward to Sunday, Mike Williamson says he knows ‘what it’s all about’ having played in seven derby matches in his time at Newcastle.

The only derby win where Williamson has started the game is his first ever match against Sunderland, the 5-1 Halloween hammering. Though he did come off the bench for the last five minutes of the Ryan Taylor ‘over the wall’ victory in August 2011 at the Stadium of Light.

Mike Williamson talking to the official club website:

“I have played in quite a few before and I know what it’s all about – I know the meaning behind it.

“I think it affects people differently and it is up to the management whether they feel they have to pump certain players up, or calm certain players down.”

Making sure at optimum levels:

“It is just about preparation, making sure we are at optimum levels mentally and physically and making sure we all do our jobs.”

“The atmosphere on the matchday is electric, fantastic for both sets of fans and players, the games that I have played in definitely rank among the most important games.”

A great spectacle:

“It is a great spectacle and I thoroughly enjoy playing in them; the atmosphere, the pressure and the intensity of it have always been brilliant.

“It is all about keeping your composure and making sure you can play under that pressure.”


  • Gordan Nufc Burke

    thats why he b on the bench for it lol

  • PeterRobson

    Willo is a nice guy and all, and I´m sure somebody wrote it in big letters for him to read but truth be told he´s talking out the hole in his arse !!!

    Players worth their salt shouldn´t have to be told just how important a “Darby” is. Unfortunately not many in the team at the moment are worth their salt, including Willo !!!

  • Polarboy

    Somebody should get Willo a prescription of ritalin, see if that stops him from fecking up.

  • Jimmywayhay

    Hold your silly tongue Williamson ,start doing your talking on the pitch!

  • Maximus Moose

    150 ganes for the Toon, 149 & 80mins to many

  • prestondave

    “Making sure we all do our jobs”.
    Oh, okay then. Which part of your tenure at SJP did you realise that was in your job description?

  • Brownale69

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz first it was STaylor talking bllx before games now its this idiot. Just shut it and do a job on Sunday