Date: 14th November 2008 at 8:09pm
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With Gomes having his boat race rearranged in the Carling Cup win for Spurs over Liverpool, the rumours linking our keeper with a move to Spuds has cropped up again in certain media outlets. However Joe Kinnear was quick to blast any hint of a move for our number one, saying:

‘I can save Harry the time and money and tell him not to bother even picking up the telephone, because there is no way Shay Given will be leaving this football club. We want to build up Newcastle United and get good players in, not good players out. And why would he want to go to Spurs? This is a bigger club than Spurs.

Shay Given has a lot of presence. All great goalkeepers have it. He reminds me a lot of Pat Jennings, who I played in front of for most of my time at Spurs. I have the utmost respect for Shay Given, as have most people in the game. He has vast experience and he is vital to us – and not only that, he is a decent fella.’