Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Magpies prepare for life without Given

Magpies prepare for life without Given

Newcastle United are set to lose one of their best players, after Manchester City made an improved offer of £9 million for 32-year-old Irishman Shay Given. Potentially, the deal contains a player as well. Not surprisingly, it is highly-rated midfielder Michael Johnson who is valued at £6 million.

Potentially, the deal is worth almost £15 million, and Joe Kinnear will be pleased to accumulate as much of the funds as he can to try and chase down the targets he has identified this transfer window.

Vital Newcastle United broke the news of the £9 million offer a week ago, and it appears that City have done enough to persuade Kinnear, or for that matter, the Magpies' Board to reconsider their stance on the highly-rated stopper.

Given's representatives met with the club's Managing Director Derek Llambias last night to discuss the move, and it is understood that the transfer has been green-lighted.

The move will signal the end to one of the most drawn-out sagas of the current transfer window, and most fans will feel that Given should not be hated for leaving, but rather applauded for his years of loyal service.






Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mehzeb Chowdhury
Date:Tuesday January 27 2009
Time: 10:00AM

Comments

0
I wish the lad all the best. Has been a great servant consistently let down by the mugs he's had to bail out in front of him. Had we kept a defence together with the talent of Woodgate and similar level players in it then he might well have had that faith rewarded. Instead he had to suffer Boumsong, Bramble, O'Brien and the current shower.
BaldEagle
27/01/2009 10:05:00
0
We have got a great goalkeeper thanks.if he does sign that is. I think we will have paid value for him. I dont think the signing will go ahead until after the 12pm deadline, this would ensure that he is not in goal against you on wednesday.
Buzz Lightyear
27/01/2009 10:17:00
0
im a lifelong city fan from ireland and it would be fantastic news if shay were to join city.i hope that newcastle fans will not hold it against him if he does leave.not many footballers,let alone goalkeepers have been as loyal as shay has.
mcfcirish
27/01/2009 10:26:00
0
Won't hold it against the lad at all. He could have gone years ago, signed a new deal with the assurance that we'd challenge for trophies and we've gone back light years since then. Leaving now is his last chance to bag silverware.
BaldEagle
27/01/2009 12:57:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Rafa And Hughton Neck And Neck

Rafa goes into the 50th game of his Newcastle stint tomorrow against Bristol City on a similar win percentage to Hughton

Gayle's Psychological Boost

Rafa made a thing about Gayle's psychological state in regards to the injury

Yedlin Welcomes Anita Return

The injury-enforced absence of Vurnon Anita - who suffered an ankle injury against Brentford - has allowed former Tottenham defender DeAndre Yedlin to enjoy a sustained run.

Benitez Confident Ahead Of Championship Run In

With Bristol City up next this weekend in the Championship, and with games against Brighton, Huddersfield and Reading to follow, Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez...

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Newcastle United v Bristol City
Suggested By:
Newcastle win80%
Bristol City win20%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 32 22 3 7 69 37
2 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
3 Huddersfield 32 20 4 8 64 8
4 Reading 33 18 6 9 60 5
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 33 17 7 9 58 10
7 Fulham 32 14 10 8 52 17
8 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 32 13 9 10 48 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Brentford 32 11 7 14 40 0
15 Q.P.R. 33 11 7 15 40 -10
16 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
17 Aston Villa 32 8 12 12 36 -8
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 33 9 8 16 35 -13
21 Bristol City 32 9 5 18 32 -6
22 Wigan 33 7 9 17 30 -10
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 5:30PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot138
2.CuckFan113
3.PieMag83
4.Mcnamee6744
5.keggy_keagal36
6.Finn_the_Dog21
7.billybobcat21
8.officemonkey19
9.daftladguy17
10.McCreery17
Vital Football Comment