Given has seen a lot of turmoil in his over 11 years at Newcastle, and he still has to win something – anything – at the the club.
Shay Given – Newcastle in ultimate turmoil
Shay talked today about the turmoil currently engulfing the Tyneside club:
“I have been there a long time now and I would class it as my home,” “I have been there 11 and a half years or something, so it’s a big part of my life.” “At times like this, it’s difficult. Because I’ve been there so long, I feel a little bit how the fans feel. It’s been so frustrating.”
“I’ve been through rough times at Newcastle, but this time with the club up for sale and the management up in the air, it just seems like the ultimate turmoil.” “As a player, it is easy to turn around and say, ‘I want to leave, I want to do this or that’”
“But I would love to see Newcastle really turn the corner. Hopefully, this is as low as it’s going to get and we will turn the corner and things will pick up, the club will get sold and the right people will come in to invest in the team.”
“I think someone was quoted as saying things can turn bad quickly, but they can turn really good quickly as well at Newcastle.” “It can go on a bit of a rollercoaster and hopefully that will be the case, and I would like to be part of that.”
“I would like to win some things at Newcastle. I know at the minute we are miles off that, but you look at the investors at Manchester City and you know the money they are talking about there.” “If we had someone similar, someone who is going to put money into the team, then things can change in the blink of an eye.”
We hope this current situation doesn’t go on too long, and that Ashley, with the help of Keith ,can get the club sold before the end of the year.
If we can do that we will have our new owner and manager in for the January transfer window, and then start to strengthen the squad – big time.
If Joe can keep us afloat and get us some results before then, we may still have a chance to have a decent season and even qualify for Europe again – that has to be our goal.