There’s a bloke wearing a mask of Shay in this video? Can anybody firstly find the guy wearing the ‘Shay Given’ mask and sometimes the mask slips away, and you can see whose behind it. Full points to anyone finding the mask and identifying the person behind it.
Kenny Dalglish: “I remember speaking to his dad, who told me he’d be a top-class goalkeeper. We felt he had a chance of achieving that,” Dalglish said.
“His dad must have been an even better judge than us, because he was exactly right. He saw Shay’s potential earlier than we did. At that point we only thought he had a chance, his dad knew he’d make it and told us so. ”Shay was absolutely brilliant for Newcastle for a long, long time,” “He was brilliant when I was there and he was brilliant long after I’d gone. He’s a legend at Newcastle. I don’t think any manager could ever complain about his effort or performances. He’s honest, genuine and straightforward. He’s lively around the training ground too, he loves joining in the banter.”
Just wanted to officially say how much we and Shay will miss having Gary Speedo (Speedo) around. I can’t get my head around it and perhaps I never will. Our hearts go out to his wife Louise and two sons.
It will give Aston Villa some confidence that their unbeaten run continued against Wigan on Saturday. Coming up with three points instead of just the one though will give them a boast before the trial of Man City on the 15th of October. Man City are no a flyer in the Premiership but like any season, someone will take points off them. Let’s hope Aston Villa can take something from the game. I’m sure Shay won’t want to come away empty handed.
Shay earned the ‘Lazarus’ nickname from Steve Harper at Newcastle, as it seemed no matter how badly injured Shay was, he would always somehow creep off the treatment table for the next game, much to Steve’s frustration. It seems that Lazarus lives on at Aston Villa, with Shay almost certain to start against Blackburn Rovers for his home debut in an Aston Villa shirt.
“I was genuinely excited, I left home at 16 and even before I left home I’d been playing football all my life. I was pretty regular at most clubs I’d been at, so it was a bit strange and frustrating last year. But it’s great to be at Villa and feel part of the group.”
When asked if he considers himself the best keeper in the league bar Joe Hart, he quipped: “Who said that, Mancini?”