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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.'




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 4 2008

Time: 12:15PM

Your Comments

arrgggghhhhhhhhhh save me from myself, that song is doing my head in!
The Fear
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
I forgot the penalty save the moment he didnt move for the shot (thinking it was going wide) that went in.
young_jonah
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
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
He's got a good sense of humour too "or quickly add to the squad" love it!
jonah
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
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
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
Poor old Brad. He'll feel and look sixty before too long, playing behind our full-backless defence.
glensider
Dont worry about the spot-kicks conceded bellywipes and nick1, they've all been very 'iffy' to say the least.
glensider
 

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