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Mike Williamson

Mike Williamson

Clubs played for: Torquay United, Southampton, Torquay United, Doncaster Rovers , Wycombe Wanderers, Watford, Portsmouth, Newcastle United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Oxford United (2001-Still Playing)

Born: 1983

Birthplace: Stoke-on-Trent

Position: Defender

Biography: Williamson was at the centre of a bizarre tale that illustrated the financial turmoil that he club were in. Paul Hart desperately needed re- enforcements and persuaded Watford to sell their 'star' defender, (who had previously been released by Southampton on a free transfer having been unable to break into their first team) for an initial fee in the region of £2 million. However, he was sold on to Newcastle United in January 2010, without having made one appearance, for fear that it would trigger a clause that meant that a further £1 million would have to be paid. He has since established himself in the heart of the Newcastle defence and was awarded the 'man of the match' award on his debut.

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