UK time is: 03:09:33
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Shay Prepared To Be Patient For Now



Eire Number One Shay Given has followed up on his initial declaration that he would leave City if not selected as first choice keeper by stating he will strive to get back in the side...

Few would deny that Seamus has been a success at City. Yet his current situation is down to a combination of bad luck and the brilliant performances of England's Joe Hart.

34 year old Given's serious shoulder injury sustained at the tail end of last season combined with Hart's excellent form meant that Roberto Mancini has chosen to go with Hart for the first five competitive fixtures of the season:

'I have got to put my head down and work hard and try to get back in the team. I don't feel I have done a lot wrong since I have been at the club, so I suppose it's about proving the manager wrong and trying to work hard to get back in the team and if I get a chance, taking that and seeing how it goes. It is frustrating, but this is life at a big club which can buy as many players as it wants. You have got to be patient.'

We're not quite sure what he means in that closing statement as the man who currently wears the gloves has been at the club for four years since he was 19 years old.

That said, Mancio now has what he wants. Two top drawer players in every position.

More than anything else, should City make progress on all three cup fronts, then The Blues playing over 70 fixtures this season is a strong possibility. Shay will almost certainly get plenty of shouts.





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: Bluey Armstrong VMC Newsdesk Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday September 5 2010

Time: 6:27PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester City Articles

Bony Lays Down 11 Game Challenge (Monday March 2 2015)

Liverpool v City (Team News) (Saturday February 28 2015)

The Ped Report.. City 1-2 Barcelona (Wednesday February 25 2015)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC 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. Buzz Lightyear 37
2. BamaEngineer 36
3. Skoorb 26
4. rojo2010 23
5. Bluedub 21
6. CITYBOY1000 12
7. rossi2001 11
8. johnkelv 9
9. citizhun 8
10. PhillyBlueMoon 8

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Liverpool 2 - 1 Man City
Man City 5 - 0 Newcastle
Stoke 1 - 4 Man City
Man City 1 - 1 Hull City
Chelsea 1 - 1 Man City
Man City 0 - 2 Arsenal

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 26 18 6 2 +34 60
2. Man City 27 16 7 4 +30 55
3. Arsenal 27 15 6 6 +22 51
4. Man Utd 27 14 8 5 +20 50
5. Liverpool 27 14 6 7 +10 48
6. Southampton 27 14 4 9 +18 46
7. Spurs 26 13 5 8 +5 44

Breaking League News

The Ped Report..Liverpool 2-1 City
Man City : 02/03/2015 21:08:00
Diamond Formation Yet Again vs Spurs?
Swansea : 02/03/2015 20:40:00
Jedinak Charged Following West Ham Elbow
Crystal Palace : 02/03/2015 20:38:00
Sigurdsson Set To Return Against Former Club Spurs
Swansea : 02/03/2015 20:30:00
Mike Dean In Charge Of Hull v Sunderland
Sunderland : 02/03/2015 20:28:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Liverpool MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Hart 10%
Zabaleta 0%
Kompany 10%
Mangala 0%
Kolarov 0%
Nasri 10%
Y Toure 0%
Fernandinho 0%
Silva 0%
Aguero 40%
Dzeko 10%
Sub - Milner 0%
Sub - Bony 10%
Sub - Lampard 10%