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Guzan Up For Challenge

Martin O'Neill has said that Brad Guzan is still up for the challenge of proving himself in the Premiership.

The manager admits it will take Guzan a while to adapt to the 'English style' of play if he has a work permit accepted, but he's convinced Guzan has what it takes to attempt it.

"He is dead keen to come. Only time will tell if he is good enough now, but he is up for the challenge just as he was a few months ago. And he is every bit as keen this time around.

"We thought in January we were in a position to do something. It was narrowly defeated at the hearing and we are hoping his position has improved since then because of his ability to fulfil the criteria - because he has definitely played the games."



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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Tuesday July 15 2008
Time: 3:29PM

Comments

0
It was a shame we couldnt get him in January, he would have been settled and raring to go now...
Tez86
15/07/2008 15:47:00
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Why are we spending money on an umproven goalie? Shouldnt we be spending money on a proven priemership goalie bearing in mind we only have one goalie at the moment ??
kentvilla
15/07/2008 15:50:00
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Guzan has potential and for a fee between £1m and £2m I think we can take the risk.
notthedougellisstand
15/07/2008 15:56:00
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I suppose it depends on who else we get Guzan would be a good understudy especially to someone like Paul Robinson or Brad Fridel
kentvilla
15/07/2008 16:08:00
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I think you've answered your own question, kentvilla - Guzan is surely an extremely promising understudy for a proven Prem keeper. We have to take what is a controlled risk in bringing in a mix of semi-proven young players alongside battle-hardened guys who can bring them on. In my opinion, this is the way all sensibly-run clubs will go in the future, as transfer fees rocket - unless they have bottomless pockets.
BobTheBuilder
15/07/2008 16:21:00
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Do you guys think there's a chance he'll go in as No 1? I'm not sure we could take the risk. I personally think Friedel would be a great buy, we could have a top quality keeper for 1-2 years and he would be the perfect coach for Guzan to learn from, especially with the American connection. I'd say Friedel's reputation in America must be outstanding.
stpaulmcgrath
15/07/2008 16:22:00
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it is outstanding stpaul, he has football academy's over there and is highly regarded
bobbyfett
15/07/2008 16:33:00
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When does the decision get made RE: the permit. What a joke anyway when we are welcoming all and sundry from Europe, parts of Africa and Asia who are just coming to sign on and live off our taxes (apologies for the politics and the political incorrectness.)
Villan444
15/07/2008 16:50:00
0
SSN reported the fee was £750,000 for Guzan who only has 6 months left to run on his contract. For Premiership teams, its hardly much.
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
15/07/2008 16:52:00
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I'm worried.......he looked very average against England recently.......Robinson would have been a better bet.
bellywipes
15/07/2008 18:48:00
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