So, just who is Mike Williamson? Good question!
The lad stands at 6ft 4″, way taller than either Coloccini or Steven Taylor (and Shola Ameobi for that matter). He’s had spells at both Wycombe and Watford, and by all account was pretty decent during his time at the Hornets. Since most players seem to be on the chopping blog at Portsmouth, any decent bid for a Pompey player has always looked odds on at being accepted. Rumour has it that he hasn’t played any games for Portsmouth because they would owe more money to Watford for playing appearances.
It’s a bit of an underwhelming signing, but he provides good cover. The question has to be asked though, would we spend £2 Million on a player who’s predominant role is going to be warming the bench? It looks like the Mackems have got Kilgallon (cheers Brucie ~ he’s all yours!), so our attention should now be placed on a more attacking-minded signing. Perch coming in would be a good start.
Here’s to Mike Ashley emptying his pockets of fluff and finding us a few bob to spend.