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Gabby Thanks Friedel For Win

Gabby Thanks Friedel For Win

Gabby Agbonlahor has paid tribute to Brad Friedel's professionalism and mental strength given how he put his nightmare mistake behind him in our match against Chelsea.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail, Gabby was full of praise for the 'elder Statesman' (pun intended) as he put the first half goal goal behind him and helped keep us in the game at points with vital blocks.

If you look at the stats, Chelsea had more shots on target than we managed in total and whilst quite a few were straight at Brad you can only stop what's put towards you as a Goalie and he did that well and helped keep us in the fight for all 3 points.

Gabby is thankful he did, commenting that other, less experienced keepers could've let the 'bounce' get to them and it's tantamount to Big Brad's character.

'You get those freaky goals when the ball bounces up, but Brad made up for it with all the other saves he made.

'He wasn't going to let one mistake affect him. He came back and made some superb saves.'

Finishing with:

'That shows the great character he is.'

Big Brad has won quite a few of us over this season, although if you follow the debates on the forum even those who thought maybe he'd had his day and sadly it was downhill from here always conceded it was possible the lack of a stable defence had more to do with it.

This season he seems to have come on leaps and bounds, and seemed more up for it even prior to the arrival of Collins and Dunne.

There seems to be a good understanding between them, and we certainly look the better for it in defence and when we are under the cosh.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Monday October 19 2009
Time: 3:00PM

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Well done lads. Fair play. We played pretty well (a point that seems a bit laboured to some of the 'newer' Chels fans) but you played better, or certainly with more hunger. We were shoddy in defence and didn't take our second half chances, but to say it was down to us not playing well is a total diservice to Villa. Collins and Freidel were immense. I was right over in the corner under the screen, and to be honest we were even outsung in the second half.
TonyBlue
19/10/2009 15:26:00
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Well done lads. Fair play. We played pretty well (a point that seems a bit laboured to some of the 'newer' Chels fans) but you played better, or certainly with more hunger. We were shoddy in defence and didn't take our second half chances, but to say it was down to us not playing well is a total diservice to Villa. Collins and Freidel were immense. I was right over in the corner under the screen, and to be honest we were even outsung in the second half.
TonyBlue
19/10/2009 15:26:00
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Chelsea did play well, captivating the midfield for most of the game. I feel we just played better where it mattered in the end: At set pieces and in defence. It was a thoroughly enjoyable game to watch, thank you Chelsea and thanks The Lions!!
Charizma
19/10/2009 16:39:00
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Chelsea did play well, captivating the midfield for most of the game. I feel we just played better where it mattered in the end: At set pieces and in defence. It was a thoroughly enjoyable game to watch, thank you Chelsea and thanks The Lions!!
Charizma
19/10/2009 16:39:00
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good points from Ash, some of the younger keepers would have crumbled after that gaff but Friedel put things right instead.
The Fear
19/10/2009 17:22:00
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good points from Ash, some of the younger keepers would have crumbled after that gaff but Friedel put things right instead.
The Fear
19/10/2009 17:22:00
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Its credit to our back n keeper that we have conceeded the fewest goals in the pl this season. I know we are still only 8 games in but thats fairly impressive considering our leaky defence last season!
azton villain
19/10/2009 22:30:00
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Its credit to our back n keeper that we have conceeded the fewest goals in the pl this season. I know we are still only 8 games in but thats fairly impressive considering our leaky defence last season!
azton villain
19/10/2009 22:30:00
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I think old Brad has improved immensely from last season maybe he was just settling in . I also think young Brad is a good one for the future .
Doug4ever
20/10/2009 03:27:00
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I think old Brad has improved immensely from last season maybe he was just settling in . I also think young Brad is a good one for the future .
Doug4ever
20/10/2009 03:27:00
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