UK time is: 22:41:07
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Shay lays down the law

Having managed to incredibly keep a clean sheet at Stoke, the man between the sticks Shay Given, has quickly outlined the players` responsibilities to Sam Allardyce. Taking the emphasis off the boss and placing it on the players, Shay follows Nicky Butt in trying to relieve our beleaguered boss. Also I detect a good hint of siege mentality kicking in. He said:

'We as players have to stand up and be counted because the only reason the manager is under pressure is that we are under-performing. We've got to put that right, stick together and start playing better. The manager doesn't cross the line - it's up to the players. The team he picks has to start performing for Newcastle United and that's the bottom line at the moment.

The television cameras were at Stoke because they expected it to be another upset, that was why there was all the interest in us. We had to go there and do a professional job, although obviously it would have been better if we had won the game. We didn't take our chances again. But we're delighted to disappoint everyone who wanted us to fall flat on our faces. People wanted us to fail so they could have another go at the manager.'

Join Vital Newcastle United

It's easy to register for Vital Newcastle United, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!) To visit the Vital Newcastle United message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Newcastle.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Ross Molyneux Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 8 2008

Time: 9:31AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Good to see them coming out from beneath the parapets at last.
SirLes
Report Abuse
08/01/2008 09:33:00

Get them telt bonny lad.
BaldEagle
Report Abuse
08/01/2008 18:57:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Everton Game Moved (Friday February 27 2015)

Carver Pre Villa - Janmaat & Gutierrez (Thursday February 26 2015)

Roberts Gets Newcastle Recall (Thursday February 26 2015)

Players Of Interest? (Wednesday February 25 2015)

Gutierrez Playing Confusion (Wednesday February 25 2015)

Garde Has Some Press Fun (Tuesday February 24 2015)

Carver Talks Service & Cisse (Tuesday February 24 2015)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. OldLeazes 224
2. Toon_NoMatterWot 219
3. BLACKBOB 182
4. officemonkey 136
5. MickMartin 127
6. Hugo45Viana 124
7. billybobcat 112
8. daftladguy 94
9. vin1892 70
10. thecorner 68

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. West Ham 26 10 9 7 8 39
9. Swansea 26 10 7 9 -4 37
10. Stoke 26 10 6 10 -4 36
11. Newcastle 26 8 8 10 -11 32
12. Everton 26 6 10 10 -4 28
13. Crystal Palace 26 6 9 11 -9 27
14. WBA 26 6 9 11 -10 27

Breaking League News

Liverpool: LFC Cleared Of FFP Breach
» Liverpool : 27/02/2015 20:26:00
Previous Line-Ups: Burnley vs Swansea City
» Swansea : 27/02/2015 20:00:00
'Burnley Are Very High Tempo & Very Intense'
» Swansea : 27/02/2015 19:29:00
Same Again at Burnley? Or Back To Wingers?
» Swansea : 27/02/2015 19:17:00
Chelsea v Spurs - The Statistics
» Chelsea : 27/02/2015 18:38:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Newcastle v Aston Villa
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Newcastle win 38%
Aston Villa win 50%
Draw 12%