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Williamson finally unveiled as a Newcastle United player.

January 27th, 2010 | 37 Comments |

Williamson: It's official!
Williamson: It's official!
Mike Williamson has been formally announced as a Newcastle United player.

As we exclusively revealed on NUFC Blog early yesterday morning, the player had already signed a 3.5 year contract. However, procedural hold ups regarding the player’s sell on clause at Watford meant that the official announcement had to be delayed until now.

The player will also be eligible for this evening’s clash with cash strapped Crystal Palace, and Mike will go staright into the squad, providing much needed cover for the wounded Magpie backline, with injuries to Danny Simpson and Steven Taylor, and also the suspension of Ryan Taylor for a straight red from radgie ref, James Linnington, in the West Brom game. (more…)

Williamson Toon transfer finalised with 3.5 year contract.

January 26th, 2010 | 50 Comments |

Mike Williamson: Transfer completed.
Mike Williamson: Transfer completed.
Newcastle United have finally reached an agreement with Portsmouth, and possibly, Watford, in the complex maze that has been the Mike Willamson transfer kerfuffle.

After a complex ‘menage a trois’ involving Portsmouth, the Toon and Watford, a completed medical and personal terms agreement, the 26 year old centre back is now finally a Toon player.

Mike has signed a 3.5 year contract for an undisclosed fee, and with Danny Simpson and Steven Taylor injured, and Ryan Taylor suspended for a straight red card, this will of course provide some much neeeded defensive support in the next few games. As to how much of a deciding factor this was in the negotiations would be a matter of speculation.

Speaking on the big transfer scoop, manager, Chris Hughton said:

“He’s a big lad.

“He’s a lad of the right age where’s I think there’s still a bit of development in him. (more…)