Another day without football, another day to reflect on some Newcastle United nostalgia.
After looking back on some Obafemi Martins magic yesterday, today we look at one of our all-time greats in goal – Shay Given.
Premier League football looks no closer to returning – with April 4th seeming like the first of many dates it’s put back – so what better player to look back at on St. Patrick’s day than arguably the best Irishman to ever play for Newcastle United.
Looking back on his superb 12-year stint at St James’ Park, here’s some of his best stops:
Considering he played behind a few too many dodgy centre-backs during his time at the club (notice Boumsong and Bramble doing VERY little to protect him in the clips above!), it’s a good job he was such a good goalkeeper!
He may not have commanded his box quite as well as current no.1 Martin Dubravka – who some believe possesses a better all-round game than Shay – but what an incredible shot-stopper he was.