UK time is: 22:04:54
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Guzan Shows Potential

Martin O'Neill believes that Brad Guzan is a 'great goalkeeper in the making' following his performance against Slavia Prague.

The 24 year old USA international was very impressive in goal last night, saving everything Slavia threw at him. Yes at one point I thought he'd even parried the kitchen sink.

Speaking after the match, O'Neill said:

'I think he's a great goalkeeper in the making, I'm delighted he got his work permit.

'I thought he was brilliant. We're delighted the things we saw in him when he was in America have come out.'

The UEFA Cup bow was Guzan's second competative match in the claret and blue and in some ways he can feel unlucky if Friedel regains his position against Boro on Sunday.

'I've never had any doubts about Brad from when he came over and didn't get his work permit the first time. He's got a fantastic temperament.

'I said to him 'not to worry, if you still want to come here we'll see this through and in six months' time we'll do it again'.'

Again, O'Neill being true to his word. Watching him last night something reminded me of Bozzie in the early years - obviously with Guzan not being as mental - but things he kept doing, I don't know. If he turns out half as good as Bozzie did them O'Neill will have uncovered a gem.






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 7 2008

Time: 4:53PM

Your Comments

The bloke looks quality,I`ve been on the ***** my lord with a few arsenal and man utd fans and they were all raving about guzan after last night.A few of the arsenal boys are wishing they had him.
lerneravfc
MON: Brad youre playing tonite, Brad, youre on the bench,
Gruck
Americans are starting a trend of decent keepers, first Friedel and Keller, and now Guzan... Tim Howard looks more like an exception to the rule now.
RussianHammer
Do the lad good to get on the pitch and play so well. Bodes well for the future.
col8
Must admit I had serious reservations about him after seeing him play 'live' four times in MLS. Still have some doubts, way too early to go overboard just yet.
glensider
His weakness was collecting crosses cleanly, plus failure to hold on to the most mundane of shots, often spilling the ball, creating havoc amongst the defence in front of him. Hopefully our goalkeeping coaches have been working on these aspects of his play.
glensider
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Villa's Dealings Done? (Monday September 1 2014)

Canales Bid Made? (Monday September 1 2014)

The Villa Times - 01/09/2014 (Monday September 1 2014)

Ron Vlaar Going NOWHERE - Concrete News (Monday September 1 2014)

Dreams Come True At Villa Park (Monday September 1 2014)

Man Of The Match - Villa v Hull (Monday September 1 2014)

Transfer Deadline Day Live Blog (Monday September 1 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. The Fear 46
2. DeanoVilla 30
3. Pride of Lions 24
4. sirdennis 21
5. Fulford 19
6. david-avfc 17
7. Villan57 16
8. littleburtonvilla 16
9. Juan Mourep 11
10. MiniCooper 11

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Aston Villa 2 - 1 Hull City
Aston Villa 0 - 0 Newcastle
Stoke 0 - 1 Aston Villa

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 3 3 0 0 +7 9
2. Swansea 3 3 0 0 +5 9
3. Aston Villa 3 2 1 0 +2 7
4. Man City 3 2 0 1 +3 6
5. Liverpool 3 2 0 1 +2 6
6. Spurs 3 2 0 1 +2 6
7. Arsenal 3 1 2 0 +1 5

Breaking League News

Palace Now Confirm McArthur
Crystal Palace : 01/09/2014 21:47:00
Villa's Dealings Done?
Aston Villa : 01/09/2014 21:33:00
Palace Confirm Fryers Signing
Crystal Palace : 01/09/2014 20:50:00
Richards Gone, Negredo Next?
Man City : 01/09/2014 20:23:00
Black Cats Sign Argentine Winger
Sunderland : 01/09/2014 19:42:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa Player Of Month (August)
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Guzan 10%
Cissokho 23%
Hutton 47%
Senderos 4%
Vlaar 2%
Delph 2%
Richardson 1%
Westwood 0%
Sanchez 0%
N'Zogbia 0%
Bent 0%
Grealish 2%
Agbonlahor 7%
Weimann 2%