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Seamus John James Given | Goalkeeper

Team: Aston Villa
Age / DOB:  (39) / 4/20/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185

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Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given was embarrassed by Southampton as he conceded six goals on Saturday.
Shay Given had done a respectable job in the past few weeks but Saturday was rough for the goalkeeper as Southampton netted six goals against him. Despite the loss, Aston Villa are now safe from relegation and the goalkeeper position may need to be addressed for next season. Given is at the end of his career and his future for next season is unknown, so we should expect to see Brad Guzan in goal next week as Villa try to evaluate their options for the future. May 18 - 2:36 PM
Source: Sky Sports


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Shay Given continues to play solid for Aston Villa and should keep Brad Guzan on the bench.

Guzan was benched after some horrible mistakes earlier this month and Shay Given has been solid coming in for him. Given kept a clean sheet for Aston Villa against West Ham this past weekend and should be given the start against for the next two matches. Aston Villa face Southampton and Burnley for the last two weeks of the season, giving Say Given every chance to shine once again.
May 13 - 2:33 PM

Shay Given was awarded with a start last weekend against Everton after Brad Guzan made a number of horrible mistakes against Manchester City the week before.

Given was solid against Everton despite conceding twice and with Guzan struggling so much the week before, it's unknown who will start this week. Aston Villa are at home against West Ham, and despite conceding five goals in their past two matches, we think the starting goalkeeper here has a decent chance at a clean sheet. We would consider using Given in formats where you can make changes up until kickoff.
Source: Sky Sports
May 8 - 12:41 PM

Shay Given is keeping his options open and is willing to give up his coaching duties at Aston Villa if a team offers him a chance at playing.

Given has been on the bench this season at Aston Villa and was promoted to assistant manager late in the year after one of Paul Lambert's assistants was suspended. The 38 year old understands that he has to move away from Villa if he wants to play; Villa's Brad Guzan has a strong hold on the position. Given has two years left on his contract but it's hard to imagine Villa refuse to let him go if he finds a suitor.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, May 30, 2014 04:41:00 PM

Shay Given and Gordon Cowans have been promoted to assist Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert after the club suspended assistant manager Ian Culverhouse and head of football operations Gary Karsa earlier today.

Culverhouse and Karsa have been suspended for an "internal investigation" and it's unknown if it has anything to do with Villa's poor form at the moment. The club is struggling without their two strikers, Christian Benteke and Libor Kozak, who are out for the season with injuries. There are even rumors of Paul Lambert leaving the club in the summer, but they seem to be just rumors at the moment.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 03:45:00 PM

Shay Given is currently on loan at Middlesbrough but Aston Villa have decided not to let him extend his loan for the rest of the season.

Given's loan deal ends at the end of February and he will then return to Aston Villa at that time. Middlesbrough have tried to extend the loan until the end of the season but have been denied by Villa, who want to be able to recall Given at any time and a loan extension will prevent them from doing so. Given is the third choice goalkeeper at Aston Villa behind Brad Guzan and Jed Steer.
Fri, Jan 31, 2014 11:39:00 AM

Liverpool are after Aston Villa backup goalkeeper Shay Given in order to bring more experience to the position.

Aston Villa's starter is Brad Guzan and the right price, they might be willing to let Given go at the right price. Liverpool's starter is Simon Mignolet, who is young and inexperienced. Mignolet can learn a lot of Given, who has been around the league for a while. This rumor is definitely possible if the two teams can settle the money.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 12:35:00 PM

Hull City are considering making a £1m offer for Aston Villa's Shay Given.

Shay Given has fallen out of favor at Aston Villa, and Villa boss Paul Lambert recently praised the team's other keeper, Brad Guzan. Hull should be able to get Given for a cheap price and he can certainly help the newcomers.
Source: Sportsmole
Tue, May 28, 2013 10:18:00 PM