The Never-Ending Legacy of Shay Given

Shay Given, a former footballer, has made a name for himself in football with his impressive career. He was born in Ireland and grew up playing football with his local club. Given’s career began when he signed for Celtic. However, he made only a few appearances for the club before moving. At his new club, Given quickly established himself as a promising goalkeeper.

Shay Given Supports Less Carsley as the Ireland Manager for the Future


Shay Given has tipped Lee Carsley, his former international teammate to manage Ireland whenever the next vacancy comes. The pair had been a part of the 2002 World Cup of Ireland team but it is with England that Carsley has soared in terms of coaching, leading their U21s to the Euros of next summer.

The 48-year-old player had also been at the World Cup showing his support for Gareth Southgate presenting the team with a scouting dossier before their win over Senega in the last 16.


According to fresh reports on Tuesday morning, Newcastle United have launched a bid for Santos star Angelo Gabriel. This comes from Brazilian journalist Guido Bortolomasi, who claims that we’ve offered €25m (around £21.8m) after having an initial bid rejected for the 17-year-old talent; who’s been linked on more than one occasion over the past year following Steve Nickson scouting missions.

He adds that Santos president Rueda is expected to accept our second proposal. It’s thought he originally wanted more like €30m (£26.1m) for the attacking midfielder, but is tempted to accept a slightly lower fee now the player has entered the final two years of his contract. It’s believed Barcelona have first refusal and an option to sign the youngster for €35m, however the La Liga giants are NOT expected to act upon that, meaning we could have a free run – for now – at the highly-rated Brazilian who has already made 92 appearances at senior level.


Arsenal and Newcastle United have been linked with a deadline-day move for Leicester City star Youri Tielemans and Shay Given and Dietmar Hamann have both backed the potential move. Newcastle United have been told ‘now would be the time to strike’ if they wish to sign wantaway Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans. That is the view of former Magpies number one Shay Given, who feels the Belgium international could provide ‘something special’ alongside Bruno Guimaraes at St James’ Park.

Tielemans has entered the final year of his contract with the Foxes, and is expected to seek a move away next summer as a free agent. The 25-year-old has consistently impressed for Brendan Rodgers’ side since making the permanent move to the King Power Stadium in the summer of 2019.


Stoke City are keen on signing Brighton & Hove Albion centre-back Matt Clarke, Stoke-on-Trent Live has revealed. Clarke, 25, spent last season on loan with West Brom in the Championship. The centre-back featured 33 times in the league, scoring once as he helped the Baggies claim an eventual 10th place finish. Now though, Stoke-on-Trent Live report that Clarke is ‘expected to be available’ this summer, either in another loan move on in a permanent move, and that Stoke City are among a number of Championship clubs keen.

Clarke is a graduate of the Ipswich Town youth academy but moved to Portsmouth in 2015 where he racked up well over 100 league appearances, before being snapped up by Brighton in 2019. But he’s yet to make his debut for the Seagulls having spent the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons on loan with Derby County. Now though, Clarke could be about to seal a permanent exit from the south coast club, and Stoke City could be the club to land him.


The Republic of Ireland secured their first ever Nations League victory, and they did it in style, beating Scotland 3-0 at the Aviva Stadium. Stephen Kenny’s side started on the front foot and were rewarded after 20 minutes as Alan Browne bundled the ball home from a corner, before Troy Parrott added a second eight minutes later, timing his run to perfection to help Michael Obafemi’s ball home. And provider turned goalscorer six minutes into the second half as Obafemi grabbed the goal of the game with a wonderstrike from outside the box to wrap up the win.

Another bright start for Ireland with Knight again showing early, as Kennys’s side looked to bring more energy to the side following two defeats, and it took less that four minutes to work their first attack on goal as Alan Browne’s clipped the ball into box, with Parrott lurking, however, Craig Gordon did enough to clear the danger. The Scots were slow to get going but looked very dangerous once up the field with Anthony Ralston outmuscling James McClean before playing a dangerous ball across the face. Andy Robertson arrived in from the left and let fly but Browne made a vital block.


Newcastle United legend Shay Given has urged the club to sign five or six more players to challenge at the top end of the Premier League table in the new season. Shay Given suggested potential new signings at St. James Park while he was on Premier League TV for the 2021/22 show. Given is a former Newcastle United goalkeeper who was a regular in the starting XI for several years. Apart from the Magpies, the Republic of Ireland man also played for Manchester City and Aston Villa. The retired Irish international spent the longest part of his career at Newcastle United.

On reinforcements needed for the Newcastle United squad this summer, Shay Given mentioned Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson as a possible transfer as the England international would provide competition for Slovakian star Martin Dubravka who’s the first choice goalkeeper at St. James Park. For the defence, Burnley star James Tarkowski was mentioned as a possible addition to the Newcastle United squad. Tarkowski is available on a free transfer after his contract expired at Burnley who were demoted to the English Championship from the Premier League. Everton, Aston Villa and West Ham United have also been linked with the 29-year-old Burnleycentre back.


Newcastle United legend Shay Given has lauded the impact of new signing Bruno Guimares at the club since he made the move from French giants Lyon during the winter transfer window. Shay Given praised the impact that the Brazilian midfielder has had on the Magpies since his move in January while he was on Premier League TV. According to him, Bruno Guimares is a fans favourite at Newcastle United in a matter of months when it took him 12 years to achieve the same status.

Retired Republic of Ireland shot stopper Shay Given spent the majority of his Premier League career at Newcastle United. He also featured for clubs such as Aston Villa and Manchester City.


Newcastle United legend Shay Given said young Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah was unlucky to be withdrawn from the London Derby encounter at Chelsea in the Premier League last week Wednesday after his impressive two-goal performance. Shay Given talked about Nketiah and Arsenal while he was in the Premier League TV studios alongside Gunners legend Ian Wright. According to him, former England junior international Nketiah would be disappointed that he had to leave the pitch in the 70th minute for Brazilian international Gabriel Martinelli as he missed out on the chance to score a hat-trick against the club that released him as a teenager.

Both Shay Given and Ian Wright praised Nketiah who was able to seize the opportunity given to him by Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta during the Premier League clash with the reigning European champions. The Gunners were clinical against Chelsea with two goals in each on the way to a 4-2 victory with Nketiah at the heart of the superb goalscoring display.