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Exclusive – Somebody Upset At Having To Leave Middlesbrough

8 years ago

It made me smile to see somebody ‘gutted’ at having to leave Middlesbrough, especially when it is ex-Newcastle legend Shay Given.

I can only think the Teesside air has addled his brain!

Given has been on an emergency loan at Boro from Aston Villa and has to leave Teesside after Saturday’s game against Leeds, having reached the maximum 93 days allowed under that loan arrangement.

The best Newcastle goalkeeper, certainly in the modern era, 37 year old Given has kept nine clean sheets in fifteen matches at Middlesbrough

Speaking to BBC Tees, Given said;

“I would have liked to stay for the rest of the season but it was out of my hands, I have  had a great time and loved every minute.

“I have been delighted with the fans’ reaction as I didn’t know how the Newcastle connection would go down…but I couldn’t have been made to feel more welcome.”

Further evidence that he may be leaving the Teesside fresh air just in time, came with his parting shot to Boro’s place in the general scheme of things;

“This club is geared up for the Premier League and just needs to get back on a roll.”


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