Given Impressed With Trapattoni and Kinnear


Shay Given, Newcastle’s top class goalkeeper, is quite happy with the two managers he is working under right now at Newcastle and Ireland.

Giovanni Trapattoni – Ireland manager


The 32-year-old Ireland star joined up with his Irish team-mates and Giovanni Trapattoni for their World Cup qualifying game against Cyprus on Wednesday.

And of course at his club side, Joe Kinnear has only just taken over the troubled Newcastle United club. Shay seems pleased and impressed by both his new managers, even though they both have very different backgrounds and styles.

Given said today:

“Joe can be judged on the Everton game – and we got a point.”

“It’s a turbulent time at the club and Joe is only in for a couple of months, so he wants to get as many points and results as possible.”

“We have got to give him credit for coming up to the club when it’s in a bit of turmoil at the minute to try to get us moving back up the League.”

And Given has also been equally impressed with Italian legend 69 year-old Trapattoni, who has managed Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich and the Italian National team, amongst others.

Given talked about Trapattoni:

“With his experience, the amount of stuff he’s done in the game, you have ultimate respect for him as soon he walks in that door,”

“What he’s done in the game is phenomenal, and it’s a great coup for us to have him as our manager.”

“It’s given the team a lift, and we have had a good start to the campaign as well.”

Shay is in action on Wednesday evening along with Damien Duff for Ireland at Croke Park, in Dublin, and should be able to register a win in that game against Cyprus.

We just hope both will be fit after that game, because they are both important players for Newcastle in our game next Monday against the tough Manchester City side.

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66 comments so far

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 13, 2008 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #1

    best keeper in the prem

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 13, 2008 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #2

    though he has had the most practice

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  • Paul

    Oct 13, 2008 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #3

    Everyone who knows about football is impressed with Trappatoni. He is one of the greatest managers in the history of the game.

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  • Marty-TOON RISING

    Oct 13, 2008 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #4

    all the managers in the PL know that shay is 1 of the best in europe.
    Alex Ferguson and Wenger said it about him several times.

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  • Marty-TOON RISING

    Oct 13, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #5

    Beye the great!!!
    Thats so true ha ha,shay has had so much practise as a keeper with our defence.lol

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  • figsdad

    Oct 13, 2008 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #6

    Trapattoni for the toon and keep joe k as a coach..

    good times ahead

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  • Joseph

    Oct 13, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #7

    I’m irish and i’m impressed with trap, nice to see a team thats decently organized for once compared with what things were under Stan.

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  • Hobs

    Oct 13, 2008 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #8

    This may be an old vid, but I’ll post it for you anyways:

    http://www.kontraband.com/videos/13946/Newcastle-Utds-Downfall/#show

    Hitler doesn’t seem too happy about our club 😛

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 13, 2008 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #9

    if you could pick any manager in the world to come to the toon and that means any 1 from wenger to ferguson who would it be my dream manager would be marcelo lippi

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  • reillers

    Oct 13, 2008 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #10

    I’ve been more then a wee bit impressed by Trapa (with the exception, just a tiny exception of the decision with Andy Reid.)
    I’m going on Weds night, so God help me it better not be another night like the last few times we’ve played Cyprus.
    There’s been a massive improvement in the team, and holding on to the wee lad James McCarthy saying he’ll play for us and not Scotland. But then again anything is better then that dibacle of a “manager”. Delighted with Trapa though.
    No more Stan thank mercy and hopefully nothing less then 3 points.

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  • nate dawg

    Oct 13, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #11

    hmm dream manager, if health wasn’t an issue it would be bobby for sure he was made for the job but probably be either Wenger or mourhinio me thinks

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  • reillers

    Oct 13, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #14

    I still can’t believe we got Trap. LOL!!

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Oct 13, 2008 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #16

    Mmmmm, interesting?

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 13, 2008 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #17
  • CLINT FLICK

    Oct 13, 2008 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #18

    How Beye, have you checked out the Pedro vid on that site?
    Class.

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  • Big Dave

    Oct 13, 2008 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #19
  • beyethegreat

    Oct 13, 2008 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #20

    yeah clint its mint its also got a clip of milburn talkin about gazza which is the first time i have heard milburn speak

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  • sweendog

    Oct 13, 2008 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #22

    beyethegreat .. pedro .. pure class … feels like a lifetime ago though..

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 13, 2008 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #23

    why has our academy stopped producing players like that
    i mean gazza is easily the most talented english player of all time and we sold him to spuds

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  • Big Dave

    Oct 13, 2008 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #24

    anyone see this the story on bbc’s web site i tried pasteing but doesnt seem to let me.

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  • shearer9

    Oct 13, 2008 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #25

    I tried to post it aswell Big Dave, it wouldn’t let me either.

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 13, 2008 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #26

    big dave is that the one where it says the sale is progressing well

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 13, 2008 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #27

    me aswell i couldnt post it

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  • sweendog

    Oct 13, 2008 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #28

    yep just read it .. it just said before the end of the season .. hope its as speculated, this week ..

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  • Big Dave

    Oct 13, 2008 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #29

    beyethegreat yeah mate but i noticed that keith harris said that we have no debt ( But he added: “In his time of owning it, Mike has cleaned up the balance sheets and Newcastle is one of the few clubs that has no debt whatsoever, so that makes it very attractive to an incoming owner.”

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 13, 2008 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #30

    true big dave

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  • sweendog

    Oct 13, 2008 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #31

    Big Dave .. yep total lies .. the debt is underwritten, not debt free .. the greedy fat mess that is our owner has done diddly squat..

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 13, 2008 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #32

    could some one help me with my nufc dream team so far i have got

    __________given_________

    moncur

    gazza lee

    milburn shearer pedro

    perhaps this is a task for one of the older fans

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 13, 2008 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #33

    ie pre keegans 1st stint as manager

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  • Big Dave

    Oct 13, 2008 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #34

    here’s another one if it works from the times which isnt as bad as some other rags. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/premier_league/newcastle/article4938325.ece .

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  • Big Dave

    Oct 13, 2008 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #35

    there is another story from the times which seems as if things are looking up hopefully

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  • sweendog

    Oct 13, 2008 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #36

    Beye in a 3 -5-2 formation

    __________given_________

    woodgate moncur albert

    gazza lee pedro ginola

    milburn

    shearer Supermac

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  • Big Dave

    Oct 13, 2008 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #37

    beyethegreat as sweendog said supermac for pre KK but i’m trying to think of more lol

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 13, 2008 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #38

    gd team sweendog and yeah i read that article from the times itreid posting it bt it kept coming up duplicate comment
    any way its gettil late so ill cyas later

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  • sweendog

    Oct 13, 2008 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #39

    beyethegreat .. cheers .. bit light on the right wing as I don’t see milburn or gazza tracking back .. but hell all out attack is the name of the game 🙂 .. does anyone have the link for the time article.. can’t find it..

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