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Sam: Given uptight over groin strain

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Sam Allardyce believes Newcastle goalkeeper Shay Given has become "uptight" about his nagging groin injury.

 

Given has started just four of the club's 12 Premier League games this season and sat out the 1-1 draw with Sunderland on Saturday.

 

He has undergone further scans on the injury, but Allardyce has suggested that the Irishman needs to overcome a mental block regarding his fitness.

 

"The specialists say there should be no problem with it, but I think he's got uptight about it," said Allardyce in The People.

 

"That's disrupted his technique and put a lot of pressure on those areas.

 

"He's just got to forget about it, the specialist has told him to just keep doing his prevention work, his goalkeeping work, but not to overdo it.

 

"I think he's overdone it by the will of wanting to get better and better."

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Rumour-tastic: he's off to Arsenal in January (I know this has done the rounds a fair few times before, don't shoot the messenger).

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Rumour-tastic: he's off to Arsenal in January (I know this has done the rounds a fair few times before, don't shoot the messenger).

 

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Just something me Dad heard. Wouldn't be too surprised to see Jaskeleinen (sp?) replace him though.

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Rumour-tastic: he's off to Arsenal in January (I know this has done the rounds a fair few times before, don't shoot the messenger).

 

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Just something me Dad heard. Wouldn't be too surprised to see Jaskeleinen (sp?) replace him though.

 

TBH I think you could be right, as I've said before i don't think BS rates him that highly

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Steve Harper has played better for me since Given had that nasty one against West-Ham. The defence just seem more confident with Harper behind them for some reason. Communication? I have no idea and although Given is still one of the best shot-stoppers around the flaws in his game may keep the defence from reaching it's potential =/

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