Newcastle’s long serving outstanding goalkeeper, Shay Given, has conceded it has been tough times at Newcastle in recent weeks.
But of all the players at Newcastle, Shay has been at the club the longest, apart from his pal and backup, local boy Steve Harper, who played just great for the team at the end of last season.
But it seems now that Shay has fully recovered from his groin injury of the last two seasons, and he is back to his magnificent best, and had a fantastic game for Ireland last night in a 0-0 draw at Montenegro.
And Shay has gone through all the trials and tribulations of the club over the last 10 years or so, and Given is now unsure what the future holds for this famous club, with one of the most passionate fan bases in the world.
Given talked to Sky TV today:
“We will see what happens in the next couple of days,” “Obviously we have got to prepare for Hull now on Saturday, it is a big game for us and it has been tough times back at Newcastle.”
“But I have been concentrating on these games with Ireland, and now I will have to focus my time back on Newcastle now.”
Presumably Newcastle are now after their 4th manager in 16 months, with Kevin haven’t resigned from the club last Thursday, an act the Geordie fans are still coming to terms with.
“I don’t know about a new manager, I have not spoken to many people from the club or even players for that matter so I cannot really comment on that and I am likely to meet up with the lads in the next few days and take it from there.”
Let’s be honest about Shay, he’s been one of the very best goalkeepers in the Premier League for a long time now, and could have played for one of the top four clubs, and had a load of trophies.
But he has chosen to be loyal to Newcastle United, and it’s just such a pity that we cannot get out avt together as a club, and become great again.
We really thought we were on our way with Kevin, but that dream seems now in tatters, so at some point, probabaly sooner rather than later, we’ll have to pick ourslelves up and move forward again.
Let’s just ensure we get the 3 points on Saturday, as we recover from the shocks of last week, we’re sure the lads can do just that.