A Given legend

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

Shay - Best of luck in your new career

It’s official, Shay Given has left us, after 11 long years and 11 long days he’s a Manchester City player now. The fee is undisclosed but anything short of £10m would be a disgrace bar £9.75m + a couple of players that is 😀 Shay made over 450 appearances, including 354 Premier League starts, during a distinguished Newcastle career and he has amassed 91 caps for the Republic of Ireland to become the most capped Irish international goalkeeper.

Mark is obviously happy with signing the EPL’s best keeper:

‘I have said for _a long time that we need the experience of a keeper like Shay. I am delighted that we have been able to acquire such an accomplished keeper, and one is so highly regarded by everyone in the Premier League.

‘We are getting a very good keeper, and the experience he has will help the two outstanding young keepers that we have here in Joe and Kasper. I am looking for them all to grow as a group, and it’s important that we have that influence of a senior keeper.

‘I have had a good talk with him about where we expect to be in the future. From a football point of view, and a club point of view, it’s an easy thing to sell because we know we are going in the right direction. Players want to be part of that._

Shay you will always be a legend, goodbye to you my friend 🙂

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The Entertainers: ⏱ 01/02/2009

Legend....is there anything else left to say ?

The Entertainers: ⏱ 01/02/2009

Legend....is there anything else left to say ?

Toon1978: ⏱ 01/02/2009

All the best Shay, may you go on to win some much deserved silverware and we all know NUFC will always be in your heart. Thanks for the good times you will always be remembered as the best Keeper we have ever had at NUFC. Good luck and i hope City will turn out a good move for you.

Toon1978: ⏱ 01/02/2009

All the best Shay, may you go on to win some much deserved silverware and we all know NUFC will always be in your heart. Thanks for the good times you will always be remembered as the best Keeper we have ever had at NUFC. Good luck and i hope City will turn out a good move for you.

Doocey: ⏱ 01/02/2009

Well said Toon 1978. I must say I will in some ways look forward to the day I see Shay Given in Champions League action again.

Doocey: ⏱ 01/02/2009

Well said Toon 1978. I must say I will in some ways look forward to the day I see Shay Given in Champions League action again.

Antti: ⏱ 01/02/2009

Best keeper in the Premier League with Jaaskelainen :) sad to see him go, but I really hope he can win something with Citeh.

Antti: ⏱ 01/02/2009

Best keeper in the Premier League with Jaaskelainen :) sad to see him go, but I really hope he can win something with Citeh.

jwclark2342: ⏱ 01/02/2009

Sad to see him go, but if we can get some quality players in other positions for the money, it will help us in the future. Harper is more then good enough to be our #1. So, Doocey got anything new for us?

jwclark2342: ⏱ 01/02/2009

Sad to see him go, but if we can get some quality players in other positions for the money, it will help us in the future. Harper is more then good enough to be our #1. So, Doocey got anything new for us?

Doocey: ⏱ 01/02/2009

Not much. There will be activity tomorrow.

Doocey: ⏱ 01/02/2009

Not much. There will be activity tomorrow.

shaunyboy80: ⏱ 01/02/2009

alright doocey, has yr mate heard any more about the veloso deal?

shaunyboy80: ⏱ 01/02/2009

alright doocey, has yr mate heard any more about the veloso deal?

Alan mc loughlin: ⏱ 01/02/2009

Wat a legend!!! Hopefully he wil talk sum sense into stephen ireland and get that selfish prick bak in2 da ireland team!

Alan mc loughlin: ⏱ 01/02/2009

Wat a legend!!! Hopefully he wil talk sum sense into stephen ireland and get that selfish prick bak in2 da ireland team!

Alan mc loughlin: ⏱ 02/02/2009

Wat a super bowl! MAGIC

Alan mc loughlin: ⏱ 02/02/2009

Wat a super bowl! MAGIC

pr3sto: ⏱ 02/02/2009

I'm a bit annoyed with this whole Given thing, Sky Sports said they believe Given will go for around £6million. Shocking.

pr3sto: ⏱ 02/02/2009

I'm a bit annoyed with this whole Given thing, Sky Sports said they believe Given will go for around £6million. Shocking.