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It’s a Given for Villa – Signed

And we have a signing Ladies and Gentlemen and about time too.

Broken HERE first.

For whatever reason we always seem to turn some signings into a saga and finally the capture of Given who was first mooted when McLeish joined is over.The reported fee I have seen is £3m and possible wage is £50k a week and it fills a position vacant since Brad left and we can look forward to seeing Given in goal.

There is no doubt that given is a quality PL keeper and I have no problem with him signing for Villa but I think other options were long term a better signing but he is not a duff keeper so at least that position is sorted now. The length of the contract does stun me at FIVE years for a keeper who has had injury problems and is no Brad Freidel for his fitness record.

I will not proclaim him as some fans have said that he is a world class keeper but he will not let us down either. I t also appears that Brad Guzan is going to be the number two and he will get some games to prove if he is up to it.

So welcome Shay and enjoy your stay at Villa and hopefully join a long list of quality keepers we have had.

One real NEGATIVE point – Is that really going to be our keeper kit (see link above) for either Home or Away, ROYAL BLUE ????

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41 comments on “It’s a Given for Villa – Signed

  1. I AM IRISH AND HAVE WATCHED ALOT OF STEPHEN IRELAND OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS THAT BOY
    IS A GENUINE GENIUS,IF HE IS AS UP FOR IT AS MUCH AS IV HEARD
    GREAT NEWS FOR US,BENT WOULD BE THE PERFECT STRICKER
    FOR STEPHEN IRELANDS TYPE OF PASSING IF THEY
    WERE TO GET IT GOING IT WOULD BE A STRUGLE FOR
    ANY DEFENCE TO DEAL WITH.
    DUNNE WHEN MOTIVATED TOP CLASS,LOST HIS WAY LAST YEAR
    MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE FRENCH THING:)
    THINK HE WILL RESOND ALOT BETTER TO MCLEISH THINK THEY
    WOULD BE MORE ON EACH OTHERS WAVE LENTH.
    SHAY GIVEN WHAT A MAN HERO TO ALL IN IRELAND
    WHEN THIS MAN IS IN GOAL YOU GET A WARM SAFE FEELING INSIDE NICE.THE PERFECT PRO,WILL HELP DUNNE AND THE HOLE DEFENCE THIS YEAR HE WILL KEEP THEM INFORMED AND ON THERE TOES,
    WITH SOME GOOD SIGNINGS PARKER NO SELL ON VALUE HOW CARES 4 GOOD YEARS LEFT IN HIM LETS HAVE THEM ALL,ALSO GOOD PRO. NZOGBIA ZERY TALENTED AND IS JUST HITTING HIS PRIME.IF THE END OF LAST SEASON IS ANYTHING TO GO BYE LUCKY US WHEN WE GET HIM.
    GIVEN IS A LEGEND…

  2. Should be a good signing for us.

    Hopefuly a sign of things to come

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