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Shay Given

40-Year-Old Goalkeeper     Stoke City  Premier


Republic of Ireland

STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Groin    EST. RETURN:  4/30/2016
Birthdate:  April 20, 1976    Birthplace:  Lifford, Ireland
Nationality:  Republic of Ireland    Height:  6' 1"    Weight:  185 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with Stoke City in July 2015 after transferring from Aston Villa.

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April 23, 2016    Shay Given News

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Given was replaced at halftime of Saturday's match against Manchester City because of a suspected groin injury, according to the NBC Sports broadcast.

Given let up two goals in the first 45 and was replaced by Jakob Haugaard.

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April 19, 2016

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Given made two saves in Monday's 4-0 devastating loss to Tottenham.

Not the best moment for Given to get his first Premier League game for the Potters. The Spurs were deadly in transition and despite how bad it looks like, this game could've turned much uglier for him. The bad news for him, though, is that even if he keeps the starting position things aren't going to get any prettier because Stoke are visiting at the Etihad on Saturday and he'll have to face another top striker in the face of Sergio Aguero.

February 1, 2016

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Given could return to training soon after recovering from knee surgery. "Shay isn't fit at the moment," manager Mark Hughes said Monday. Hes with the physios and we want to get him out on the training pitches sooner rather than later. Hes had an issue with his knee but were hopeful once he starts goalkeeping work which he hasnt been able to do lately, then hell be able get up to speed quickly.

Given's return to fitness will be a nice boost to Stoke's depth, though with Jack Butland firmly entrenched as the No. 1 keeper, Given's fantasy upside is very limited.

January 21, 2016

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Given is progressing in his recovery from knee surgery, but will not be available for Saturday's match against Leicester City.

With Jack Butland firmly entrenched as the No. 1 keeper for Stoke, Given's fantasy upside is severely limited, even when fit.

December 10, 2015

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Given will remain sidelined for Saturday's match versus West Ham as he continues to recover from a knee injury, the Stoke Sentinel reports.

The 39-year-old has not played since injuring his knee on international duty in October, and he is still not ready to make his return. Due to the presence of breakout 'keeper Jack Butland, Given is unlikely to see many starts, even when he is fully fit.

November 18, 2015

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Given (knee) is still not fit following his injury in the victory for Ireland over Germany in October, the BBC reports.

The 39-year-old keeper has been sidelined for both international and club duties since his injury in October. He'll continue his recovery as the Irish squad tries to qualify for Euro 2016.

October 31, 2015

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Given will be unavailable for the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2016 playoff against Bosnia as he awaits knee surgery, according to Damian Spellman of the Press Association.

Given's role as Jack Butland's backup doesn't give him much fantasy Premier League value, though it's certainly a bit to the Irish squad in their quest for qualification.

October 24, 2015

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Given (knee) is available off the bench Saturday against Watford.

Given's role is as the backup, so he wasn't expected to start even with his return to fitness. Jack Butland will continue holding down the fort in front of the net.