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Shay Stays On Board, Crocky To Walk The Plank?



Good news in town this morning. Shay Given has pledged to fight for the City gloves. In not so good news, signing titanic Roque Santa Cruz might stay on the pay roll too...

Given's initial fury at losing the number one goalkeeping slot to England's Joe Hart following serious shoulder surgery has subsided. Upon reflection and discussion with City's footballing hierarchy, Ireland's number one has decided to remain in Manchester.

Which knackers the plans of two clubs. Mark Hughes was intent upon bringing Given to Fulham which would have released Mark Schwarzer to Arsenal. Be interesting to see how that one pans out today.

Meanwhile, arguably the worst signing in the history of Manchester City, Roque Santa Cruz, who cost a ludicrous £17,500,000 from Blackburn Rovers is reported to be getting cold feet over a move to Italy and Lazio.

Many's the Blue who'll be hoping he does one. The current Crocky statistics make for grim reading indeed:

7 League and Cup Starts costing £2,500,000 each.

4 League and Cup goals costing £4,375,000 each.

And in other news, British record signing Robinho moves closer to his own Eastlands exit. Assorted Milanese agenst directors and lawyers will be arriving at Ringway today intent on bringing the brilliantly talented lightweight striker into Silvio Berlusconi's care.

The sooner that chapter is closed and learned from, the better.

More transfer shenanigans on VMC as they rumble in...







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Writer: Bluey Arrmstrong VMC Neswdesk Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 31 2010

Time: 9:11AM

Your Comments

RSC and Robinho buys must go down in MCFC history as the worst transfer deals, EVER.
Tudor
At least we got one good season out of Robinho before he went off the rails. What a shame, the petulant little brat could possibly flourish with the new personnel around him at the club if he had a backbone.
StuMCFC
Robinho no doubt about it is a great player, He showed that in the world cup, Was brazils best player for me. In spain he was allowed to play his football so that brought out the best of him, England was a different story, He probably would of came good under the right club and management, Will be a good signing for AC, A forward 4 of robinho, Ronaldinho, Pato and ibrahimovich sounds good. Fear for you that David silva could end the same as robinho unless he can adapt quick to the english game.
P.Avfc
Also Given im surprised doesnt want out, Someone of his quality shouldnt be on the bench, What did he even do to lose his place anyway? Hart is good but just seems random too drop given. Both quality keepers.
P.Avfc
P. Robinho scored 15 goals from the left wing in his first season with City, don't talk nonsense.
Bluedub
As for Given, he had as much playing time as Hart in preseason, Hart showed he was in better form, he got selected for opening day, the GK spot is now his to lose, simple as that. As for why he wants to stay, he wants to win something before his career ends, simple.
Bluedub
Given had a serious shoulder injury in May, PA. Not his first. If I was the gaffer I would have gone with the fully fit keeper. Only last week Shay was in Germany for a check up. As for Robinho, "He probably would of came good under the right club and management." I don't know who you have in mind in England, but ask Mark Hughes or Roberto Mancini. Flying off to Brazil from team training camps without permission, persistent injuries, inability to cope with the pressures of the league, *****poor training efforts, the list is endless.
Johnny Baguette
And I fully expect Robinho to be bad mouthing City within a fortnight.
Johnny Baguette
PAvfc, under the right club and management? You just cant help but spout rubbish every once in a while can you? City is not the first club he's had issues at if you didnt know.
me_innit
Good job keeping Shay. Surprised RSC stayed!
Vanilla Ice
Good lad Shay, thanks. Roque, my hero, I know fans see you as just a walking pair of crutrches, but now you are fit, please show them why Hughesy wanted you in the first place and now we have players that can cross a ball.
Buzz Lightyear
Good to see Shay has the Balls to stay and fight for the No 1 jersey ...once he is fit again I can see a real tussle for the position....and that can only be good for the club.
Doody
 

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