NEWCASTLE SHOULD TARGET MBAPPE, HAALAND

Newcastle United legend Shay Given has told the new owners to target big names such as KylianMbappe and ErlingHaaland in the January transfer window.Shay Given talked about his former club and the transfer window while he was doing pre-match analysis for the Bein Sports ahead of the Premier League matchup between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park.

Struggling Newcastle United played hosts to Spurs in their first game after the club’s takeover was officially approved. Shay Given and other Newcastle United fans are delighted with the £300m Saudi-led takeover of the club and it is almost certain that they will sign some quality players in the January transfer window.

LAMPARD WOULD LOVE TO MANAGE NEWCASTLE

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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard would love to manage Newcastle United according to club icon Shay Given. The ex-Newcastle United shot stopper talked about the managerial job at the club while he was on TalkSPORT earlier this week.

Steve Bruce is the current Newcastle United manager but he’s expected to lose his job in the coming days as per the various reports in the media after Saudi takeover of the club, orchestrated by businesswoman Amanda Staveley, was finalised last week. Bruce is expected to get around £7m as payoff if he’s sacked as expected in the British media. His assistant, Graeme Jones could be the one to take charge of the team for the visit of North London side Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League this weekend.

GIVEN: BLACKBURN ROVERS CAREER EXAMINED

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Shay Given began his career with the Celtic youth team before he left the Scottish Premiership giants to sign for Blackburn Rovers. In his first season as a Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper, the club won the Premier League title under the guidance of Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish, who’s popularly known as King Kenny.

Tim Flowers was the first choice goalkeeper at Blackburn Rovers during their Premier League title-winning campaign. Shay Given was unable to displace him from the number one position following his arrival from Celtic. The Irishman spent two separate loan spells at Swindon Town as he was unable to secure a place in the Blackburn Rovers starting XI.

GIVEN LEAVES DERBY COUNTY ROLE

Former Premier League goalkeeper Shay Given has left his role as the first team coach at English Championship club Derby County.This is the latest in the long line of problems at the club.Derby County have been facing a lot of problems including the transfer embargo slammed on the club. Manager Wayne Rooney has not been able to work with a lot of players in preseason. He has just seven first team players at his disposaldue to the transfer embargo.

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The Athletic revealed that Shay Given is a free agent after he failed to agree a new deal at Derby County.Given has been at Pride Park for three years.

GIVEN LIFTS LID ON MANCINI RELATIONSHIP

Ex-Premier League goalkeeper Shay Given talked about his relationship with Italian tactician Roberto Mancini while he was at Manchester City. Shay Given gave details about Mancini and his troubled time at the Etihad Stadium in his autobiography Any Given Saturday.

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Shay Given is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers to ever grace the Premier League where he played for Aston Villa and Newcastle United apart from Manchester City. According to him, Mancini fell out with everybody at the club from players to his backroom staff, kit man, press officers, physios, car park personnels, canteen workers etc.

TORRES IS A QUALITY PLAYER – GIVEN

Ex-Manchester City and Newcastle goalkeeper Shay Given was in awe of the quality shown by Spanish international Ferran Torres during the Premier League game between hosts Newcastle United and Manchester City.

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Shay Given was impressed with Torres who scored three goals as Manchester City beat the Magpies in a seven-goal thriller. It was the first game for Manchester City since they were confirmed as the Premier League champions and the aforementioned Torres showed his quality with his hattrick to lead a much changed City line-up to a 4-3 win over the Magpies. Manchester City were officially confirmed as the Premier League champions after Leicester City defeated second-placed Manchester United 2-1 away from home 72 hours before they faced the Magpies.

ST. MIRREN GOALIE PRAISES TRAINER LYNESS

St. Mirren goalkeeper JakAlnwick has praised the impact of Dean Lyness on his performances for the club in the Scottish Premiership this season. Alnwick spoke to the Daily Record about St. Mirren goalkeeper rivalLyness. According to him, Lyness is the best goalkeeperhe has worked with.

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Alnwick has high praise for Lyness as the best goalkeeper he has trained with in his career despite the fact that he spent several years at Newcastle United and also worked with a lot of good goalkeepers including Shay Given. The St. Mirren shot stopper was coming through at the Premier League clubwhen he had the opportunity to train regularly with goalkeepers like Shay Given, Tim Krul and Steve Harper.

NASRI: FRENCH LEAGUE CAREER EXPOSED

Samir Nasri has spent the majority of his professional football career outside of his native France. As a matter of fact, he has not played for another French team professionally since leaving Marseille for Arsenal in 2008. The Gunners paid around £12m for Samir Nasri.

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French international Samir Nasri played for several local teams at an early age before he joined hometown club Marseille at the age of nine. He was at Marseille for almost a decade before he got the chance to play for the first team and he grabbed it with both hands.

GIVEN SAYS GUARDIOLA CAN WIN THE PREMIER LEAGUE AND CHAMPIONS LEAGUE THIS SEASON

Manchester City are a team on fire this season both domestically and in Europe. Pep Guardiola has injected massive confidence in his players, and they are now playing with so much flair and dominance that has seen them win their last 20 games in a row. Despite the club encountering some minor difficulties on the pitch earlier in the season, they have recovered remarkably and are now the hottest club in Europe this season.

The Etihad club are currently topping the Premier League table and are 12 points better than their local rivals Manchester United who are in second position. Their hot form has also seen them place one foot into the last-8 round of the UEFA Champions League competition after they secured another impressive win, beating German Bundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0 the last time out.

Ederson believes Manchester City’s defence is more consistent this season

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson believes the club’s defence has made an improvement this term when compared to the previous campaign. The Cityzens were unable to defend their title last season as they finished 18 points behind Liverpool at the top of the table and they are hoping to produce a much better showing this time around.


They have picked up 15 points after nine games into the season and are six points behind leaders Tottenham Hotspur with one match in hand. Speaking in a recent briefing, Ederson said that the defensive displays have improved from last term, but there is still the need for some fine tuning with the arrival of new players.