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.”
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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.
To say Gary Speed’s death is a tragedy would be an understatement. To say it affects Shay is also an understatement. To say that Gary and Shay were together during their Newcastle days is also not the whole story. They
have had a vibrant (more…)
Shay is excited at the arrival of Terry Gennoe – revealing he relishes training each day with the “bubbly” goalkeeping coach. Shay spent three years at Blackburn and six years at Newcastle with Gennoe and rates the 58-year-old very highly because of his engaging sessions. He also (more…)
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.
Brad Freidel speaking about the coming season was keen to say thanks to Villa for the 3 years he spent there and was quick to point out the caliber of goalkeeper that Villa have signed saying: “Villa have signed someone in Shay (more…)
Joe Hart speaking on signing his new contract at Manchester City: “Shay’s influence on me has been massive and being able to work alongside him has brought my game on tremendously. I’ve lost a close friend and a fantastic team-mate but I’ll keep in touch and talk with him on a regular basis.”
Source: The Guardian