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O'Neill Hopeful On Guzan

O'Neill Hopeful On Guzan

Martin O'Neill has announced that he is 'very hopeful' that Brad Guzan will receive his work permit this time, and become our second summer signing.

The American goalkeeper who gave a somewhat 'split opinion' performance against England, has been tracked long and hard by our manager, with a move last window falling foul of the work permit regulations. Making a number of appearances lately for the USA in competative matches however should see him walk the tightrope of regulations.

Probably have been easier if he'd claimed asylum actually.

Speaking on the official site, O'Neill said:

'As everyone knows we chased him last January and were hopeful at the tribunal for the work permit and it was narrowly defeated.

'Since then he has played quite a number of games for the USA - not only in friendly matches but also in competetive games by playing a couple of matches in the World Cup.

'His position would have improved immensely - so we are very hopeful.'

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Monday July 14 2008
Time: 3:21PM


If MON is keen enough on Guzan to go back in for him again, then he must hAve his reasons. I dont think many of us have seen a lot of him so cant really comment, but what i have seen of him looks quite decent. Would like ot see him on our bench for a season or two behind someone with more experience, and i'm sure he'll come through for us and turn into a very very good keeper. I've got faith in MON.
14/07/2008 15:38:00
He won't be here by Saturday anyway so I guess Stuart Taylor will start in goal in the Inter Toto. Taylor has acted like a proper professional throughout his time at Villa and although I don't think he is up to being a 'number one' in the Priemership he has never really let us down
14/07/2008 15:55:00
I wonder what Impact his signing will have on potential American supporters joining the Villa supporters club?
15/07/2008 03:23:00
It won't do anything. Everyone in America likes Man U, Chelsea, Liverpool, or Arsenal. I rarely meet people who support anyone else. I've never met an American Everton supporter and Howard has played for them for a bit. I've also never met a Fulham supporter either with all the Americans they have had in recent years.
15/07/2008 05:47:00
I can`t understand this one with the quality of keepers available ( and don`t need work permits!! ) we needed one before Intertoto games.......
15/07/2008 06:46:00
If we break the top 4 with an American keeper we will be loved.
15/07/2008 07:21:00
There's Villa supporters a plenty in Cincinnati, los_angeles_villan, I've made sure of that over the years (in-laws/friends), and they've been sporting the claret and blue long before Randy became part of the Villa story. I know what you mean though, mind you, I did once see Ipswich Town replica shirts for sale in Value City when I was in Cinti a few years back. Figure that!
16/07/2008 18:05:00
Do they still have that Fox Football phone-in on Fox Soccer channel los_angeles_villan?? It was hosted by two Brits, a Chelsea fan, and a Liverpool supporter. I used to cringe watching it. American 'soccer'fans would call in, 'Hi Guys, Big Time Manchester United/Arsenal/Chelsea/Liverpool fan here'. Used to irritate the you know what out of me. I did once here a Tottenham follower call in, but otherwise it was all 'big four'.
16/07/2008 18:09:00
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