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Shay Not A Given For Ireland & QPR Speculation

Shay Given may be absent from the Republic's friendly against Bosnia after picking up a knee injury in training.

A spokesman for the FAI told our Official Site:

'Shay picked up a minor knee injury in training. After undergoing a scan, it was concluded that Shay should sit out training for the next few days for precautionary measures.'

As for the QPR speculation. A newspaper that really should know better last night published a totally unsubstantiated claim that due to Paddy Kenny not yet being offered a new contract, it was basically a nailed on certainty that Given's former boss Mark Hughes would be in for the player, especially with the 'uncertainty' surrounding Villa Park at the moment.

I won't provide a link, I really wouldn't waste your time looking for extra details.

It's the standard manager player link again, totally ignoring the fact he has 4 years on his contract left, Guzan is moving on, and we all know Shay was the Player of the Season for us (with Ireland a close second in my humble).

Of all the players who might move on this summer, I'd bet Shay won't be one of them!

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The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 22 2012

Time: 2:02PM

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it wouldnt be the end of my world if Given went, a good shot stopper but not big enough to come for crosses and therefore we defend every corner in our own 6 yard box
madforit
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22/05/2012 14:25:00

Have to agree with you madforit, but he's not going anywhere.
Pride of Lions
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22/05/2012 14:40:00

it really wouldnt surprise me to see him sold. this generates a fee and also gets another big earner off the wage bill, therefore perhaps offering a new manager a bit of movement in the summer, but i can see more big name departures and small replacements, until the big earners are off the wage bill and the books and balanced to the boards satisfaction
oxfordspur
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22/05/2012 14:48:00

Have to disagree with you oxfordspur; I think there'll be some more departures, and they may have been big names, but hardly so anymore (dunne, collins etc)... I also don't think we'll spend only a few pennies - I think after last season, the chairman must know that we have to spend some money or run serious risk of relegation. I'm not saying another Darren Bent signing, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if we end up spending 25-30 million this summer.
johnnyuk
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22/05/2012 18:20:00

 

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