Date: 4th November 2008 at 9:41pm
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Once again the Daily Mail continues its rabid anti-Newcastle stance, this time with another attempt to unsettle players. The Mail speculates that Harry Redknapp is targeting Shay to replace the so far hapless £8m flop Gomes in goal for his side. Seems a funny story to come out when about four hours earlier our stopper admitted he hoped to stay at NUFC for the long term. Then again the Mail never let facts get in the way of a good ruse, especially where we`re concerned.

However the paper provides quotes from Redknapp – “‘Shay Given is a great goalkeeper who I admire. Any manager would have to be interested in him if he became available” – and the inevitable sources ‘close to the players`.