UK time is: 12:03:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Given: 'It's Exciting Times At Manchester City'

Irish international goal keeper Shay Given joined Manchester City after 12 illustrious years at Newcastle United in a move believed to be worth in the region of 8 million.

'It's exciting times at Manchester City with the new owners and this manager,' Shay told the club's official website.

'there are big plans for the Club. I am very excited to be joining and delighted that Manchester City wanted my services, I'm happy that the two clubs could come to an agreement.

'I have two young kids, I had just moved house in Newcastle and there were a few things that could have made me stay there. I have a lot of friends there, and the supporters there are fantastic. They have been great to me for so many years, and I thank them for that. But I just felt that this was an opportunity for me to come to a club that in my opinion are really going to be going places.

'I am even really excited to be going training on Monday, it's a new chapter in my life and one I am looking forward to.

'The profile of the Club has changed dramatically, and there are already some fantastic players here. It looks like some good players will come here in the future as well, and I am sure the fans must be on the edge of their seats to see who comes here. There is already the nucleus of a very good team here, and I hope I can add to that. I am just delighted that they have chosen me to strengthen their goalkeeping department as well.'




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



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

The journalist

Writer: Lincolnsmariner Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 2 2009

Time: 8:49AM

Your Comments

Sounds like Shay is convinced by the project. Exciting times indeed. Here's hoping that Shay proves to be a great buy for the club, but not at the expense of Jo Hart's future with the club. Does this mean that Kasper the smiler can finally go? Hope we have a decent 3rd choice waiting in the wings if Schmeicle does go! Welcome aboard Shay, let's all hope for life to get a bit calmer when this window closes!
fifthcolumnblue
Sounds like Shay is convinced by the... project? (you sound like Cook!) or the money? What's he on? Double his previous salary?
Adam Mansell
I think Given will bring in some defensive organisational skills for set pieces that Hart could learn from. A good signing that will give us a good keeper and help Joe become a better keeper.
eighthsin
Think we may see Kasper move on now
Doody
What we're sitting on now is the best goalkeeping choice in the premier league!
SouthCity
Some great players (and Bellamy)brought in by you blue boys in the window,i think your relegation fight worries are well behind you now!
CoxintheBox
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester City Articles

Players Respond To Newcastle Loss (Thursday October 30 2014)

Harsh Rodney Marsh (Thursday October 30 2014)

Pellegrini - Same Failures Cost Us (Thursday October 30 2014)

Silver Lining (Thursday October 30 2014)

Boss Hopeful On Duo (Thursday October 30 2014)

Yaya Recognised (Thursday October 30 2014)

Stats: Man City v Newcastle (Wednesday October 29 2014)

The Great Dane - City Are Bigger (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Team News: City v Newcastle United (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 211
2. Skoorb 177
3. fifthcolumnblue 123
4. OziMan 99
5. Bluedub 86
6. rojo2010 81
7. kennyclementstache 73
8. CITYBOY1000 68
9. PhillyBlueMoon 63
10. johnkelv 56

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
West Ham 2 - 1 Man City
Man City 4 - 1 Spurs
Aston Villa 0 - 2 Man City
Hull City 2 - 4 Man City
Man City 1 - 1 Chelsea
Arsenal 2 - 2 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 9 7 2 0 +15 23
2. Southampton 9 6 1 2 +15 19
3. Man City 9 5 2 2 +9 17
4. West Ham 9 5 1 3 +5 16
5. Arsenal 9 3 5 1 +4 14
6. Swansea 9 4 2 3 +3 14
7. Liverpool 9 4 2 3 +1 14

Breaking League News

Eto`o set to trigger new deal
Everton : 31/10/2014 12:00:00
AVFC - This Season v Last Season (9 Games)
Aston Villa : 31/10/2014 11:38:00
Villa Injury Update Ahead Of Spurs Clash
Aston Villa : 31/10/2014 11:10:00
Distin set to fight for Everton career
Everton : 31/10/2014 11:00:00
Lambert Wants Villa To Put On A Show?!
Aston Villa : 31/10/2014 10:59:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

The Stretfords Are Getting Cocky. Who Will Win On Sunday?
Suggested By:  Ivor Galactico
The rags 40%
The Champions 60%