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Brad Friedel to Depart: Didn't Grow on a Tree

Brad Friedel to Depart: Didn't Grow on a Tree

Blackburn Rovers Chairman John Williams admits their #1 goalkeeper didn't grow on a tree, as Brad Friedel shocks the club by requesting a transfer.

News coming from the Lancashire Telegraph suggests that despite Rovers` insistence that the former USA International is going nowhere, that the player himself now wishes to move onto pastures new, after a 7 seasons at Ewood Park.

Blackburn`s chairman admits that he has received two formal bids from clubs looking to acquire the services of a player who has undoubtedly been one of the greatest goalkeepers in the league, following his somewhat disastrous spell at Liverpool.

"We`ve had two bids for Brad, despite my insistence to the clubs concerned we didn`t want them. They`ve been rejected." John Williams told the LT.
"When Brad told us he wanted to leave, it was a bolt out of the blue - he had only signed his latest contract back in February, and a replacement keeper has not even been on our radar."

It is believed that Manchester City may well be the other club, with a two-way fight brewing between Friedel`s previous manager Mark Hughes, and the American-Connection we have steadily building at Villa Park, soon to be added to with rising American GK star Brad Guzan subject to Home Office approval.

Is Friedel set to join Guzan in becoming "AVFC Team Brad GK?" Only time will tell.

After all to quote Mr Williams: "Brad Friedel`s don`t grow on trees."



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Writer:Murph
Date:Friday July 18 2008
Time: 11:02AM

Comments

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Sounds good to me, I want Friedel at Villa!!
romanianvillain
18/07/2008 11:04:00
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Corrected the article title so that nobody asks me who 'Brad Fridel' was.
murph
18/07/2008 11:09:00
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Get him across to Belgium to sign his contracts oh and tel him to bring Bentley with him.
Tez86
18/07/2008 11:09:00
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Belgium? Why would we send him to Belgium, whilst the rest of the team are in Denmark?
murph
18/07/2008 11:14:00
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"Blackburn Rovers Chairman John Williams admits their #1 goalkeeper didn't grow on a tree, as Brad Friedel shocks the club by requesting a transfer. " - but not as shocked as Villa would be if GB did the same.
Winsforvilla
18/07/2008 11:16:00
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Blackburn fan here. This is gutting news for all at Ewood. I would hope he comes to you lot, and not Citeh.
Decimus Poole
18/07/2008 11:19:00
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Must admit I was hoping for Green from west spam but if Guzan turns out to be as good as MON thinks then this will be an excellent signing with Brad jnr learning his prem trade from one of the best. And anythings better than another loned GK. (still fuming at that p*** the chubby spanaird. Carson £10m to villa, peanuts and pork scratchings to anyone else. What a C**K!
Mister Mick
18/07/2008 11:23:00
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Lol well I'm a mug then aint I? Thanks for the correction Murph!
Tez86
18/07/2008 11:27:00
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devestating news for us at rovers, a great great keeper, definatly one of the best at what he does
sasman
18/07/2008 11:28:00
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I agree with the majority in saying he'll be a good capture. As long as he can keep the arthritis away for a few more years and he nurtures Guzan into his role he'll be worth the reported £2.5m. I'd be interested to know how much he's earning at Blackburn though since we're supposedly doubling his wages.....
Mayo_12
18/07/2008 11:37:00
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