Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Friedel, Forget The Penalty Save!

Friedel, Forget The Penalty Save!

Brad Friedel who saved a penalty on his debut v Reading said on the official site the penalty save wasn't important, this was just a getting to know you (oooh, time for a song, come on, join in: Getting to know you, Getting to know all about you. Getting to like you, Getting to hope you like me. Getting to know you, putting it my way, But nicely, You are precisely,getting to know all about you. Ok, enough) exercise.

The 37-year-old Rovers legend saved a penalty within 10 minutes and looked the real deal between the sticks for Villa.

He told the official stie: (Can't get that bloody song out of my head now!)

'Forget the penalty save, it was more important that I got 90 minutes behind the new team. Saving a penalty is all fine and well but hopefully I don't have to face too many penalties this season. If I do, hopefully I can save them. Saturday was about getting my feet wet a little bit and letting the players know what I can do and also letting me find out what they can do. I'm really pleased so far with what I've seen at the club. We've got some really good talent. I know we have a small squad so we're going to have to be careful and try to keep everyone as fit as possible through the season or quickly add to the squad.'



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday August 4 2008
Time: 12:15PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
arrgggghhhhhhhhhh save me from myself, that song is doing my head in!
The Fear
04/08/2008 12:17:00
0
LOL this is one of those times when I'm glad to be working as a sole-trader - I can sing as much as I damn well like without being laughed out of the office! :P
romanianvillain
04/08/2008 12:46:00
0
I forgot the penalty save the moment he didnt move for the shot (thinking it was going wide) that went in.
young_jonah
04/08/2008 12:50:00
0
Fear, I read the comment before I read the article, i thought you were referring to the song - Friedel, Friedel, Friedel - which sounds more like Paedo, Paedo, Paedo.
young_jonah
04/08/2008 12:52:00
0
Glad he had a good debut i think he will be brilliant for us between the sticks , am more than a little concerned though we have given away 3 pens (i think ) in pre season .
nick1
04/08/2008 13:04:00
0
He's got a good sense of humour too "or quickly add to the squad" love it!
jonah
04/08/2008 13:26:00
0
2 of penalties in Switz were a joke so lets just say one. Can't wait for new season, pity Blues won't be there for an easy 6 points!! UTV
Kuffit
04/08/2008 13:46:00
0
Did he not tell us joined because he thought we were going places with this squad and the new signings that WERE coming in ? Welcome to Villa Brad! you've been conned lad!
Villan57
04/08/2008 15:01:00
0
A sign of things to come! A brilliant aquisition for Villa and MON. Now get the others in. I too like nick1 am concerned though of the number of penalties we have conceded!
bellywipes
04/08/2008 16:14:00
0
Poor old Brad. He'll feel and look sixty before too long, playing behind our full-backless defence.
glensider
04/08/2008 20:31:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Elphick's Superstitions To Continue

New centre half Tommy Elphick has insisted his pre match ritual of attacking the goal posts instead of having a team photo will continue following his move to Aston Villa.

No Sinclair To Celtic - But Crespo Off

It's being reported that Aston Villa have rejected a £2million offer from Celtic for Scott Sinclair, but Jose Angel Crespo wants the 'PAOK' option to bring an end to his time with us.

Petrov To Resume Villa Training

Aston Villa have confirmed that Stiliyan Petrov will join up with the boys for pre season training, and he's been invited by new manager Roberto Di Matteo to join...

Elphick Relishing Promotion Pressure

New signing, and Roberto Di Matteo's first capture from Bournemouth, Tommy Elphick has said he's relishing the pressure of helping Aston Villa return...

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Elphick?
Suggested By: JP Fear
Great, solid signing84%
Ok signing5%
Meh signing11%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Sainz expected to stay with Red Bull stable
Latest Vital Boxing News
Joshua v Breazeale Weigh-In
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear364
2.BodyButter153
3.sirdennis149
4.Fulford135
5.JuanPabloAngel112
6.kefkat96
7.DeanoVilla89
8.Silhillvilla70
9.BBJ67
10.Melon Donkey63
Write for Vital Football