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Which 'Goalie Brad' Do You Play At Wembley?

Which 'Goalie Brad' Do You Play At Wembley?

There have been a couple of interesting polls in our forum, the first before the Carling Cup semi finals and the other after them.

They centered on the goalkeeper issue for the Final.

Would you carry on with your faith in up and coming keeper Brad Guzan who has played in all the other rounds or go with the experience of Brad Friedel fielding your strongest side in this major final?

Seems some opinions changed over the course of the semi final appearances.

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After second game: Click Here

Guzan grey top

Our latest front page poll asks the same, Brad senior or junior?!

Tough call, can't see Martin O'Neill dropping the player who has played all the way up to the final? Football isn't about sentiments though, it is about winning and so the big decision for the manager is whether to go with youth or experience?!

MON spoke about Guzan in the week saying:

'Do I still have faith in Guzan? I wouldn't want to be commenting in terms of the performance of players. I would kind of leave that to the side. But I do know that Brad Guzan, in my view, will be a real quality goalkeeper. It is always difficult for a player coming in and needing to perform when you haven't had a host of games behind you. That is difficult. But his performance in the Sunderland game was fantastic. It was a big reason why we got to the quarter-finals - and now we are in the final. But there is no point in you asking if he will play on Saturday.' (Which was the FA Cup game - he did play)

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday January 25 2010
Time: 12:25PM

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I would hate to be the manager, just couldn't stand making these choices. Brad Guzan is certainly up and coming, great with penalties and helped us get to the final. But do you then turn to experience for this final, a chance to get into Europe remember? Personally I don't think the game is about sentiment but it has to be partly to do with loyalty? how would you feel if you were Brad Jnr and got dropped? I'd go experience though I think. Not sure though, just glad I will never have to make these decisions, the fence is a good place sometimes! If push came to shove, I want a win, to get a win you need your most experienced players on and to field the strongest side. Friedel has the edge on that but very much doubt MON will drop Guzan?
The Fear
25/01/2010 12:30:00
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I would hate to be the manager, just couldn't stand making these choices. Brad Guzan is certainly up and coming, great with penalties and helped us get to the final. But do you then turn to experience for this final, a chance to get into Europe remember? Personally I don't think the game is about sentiment but it has to be partly to do with loyalty? how would you feel if you were Brad Jnr and got dropped? I'd go experience though I think. Not sure though, just glad I will never have to make these decisions, the fence is a good place sometimes! If push came to shove, I want a win, to get a win you need your most experienced players on and to field the strongest side. Friedel has the edge on that but very much doubt MON will drop Guzan?
The Fear
25/01/2010 12:30:00
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really tough decision to make this is Guzan has looked a little nervous of late when given the chance but itd be a real kick in the teeth for the lad to be dropped for the final i personally hope we bring friedel in you cant put a price on experience !
Georgeyboy83
25/01/2010 12:38:00
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really tough decision to make this is Guzan has looked a little nervous of late when given the chance but itd be a real kick in the teeth for the lad to be dropped for the final i personally hope we bring friedel in you cant put a price on experience !
Georgeyboy83
25/01/2010 12:38:00
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I couldn't make a decision, however I think dropping guzan will give him a real punch in the balls. So i vote give him his shot.
avfcjoe66
25/01/2010 12:39:00
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I couldn't make a decision, however I think dropping guzan will give him a real punch in the balls. So i vote give him his shot.
avfcjoe66
25/01/2010 12:39:00
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I agree, gotta give Guzan his chance - without him i doubt we'd have got past sunderland, and despite his little wobble's of late, he has been a very steady player. I say - play him! He'll learn from his mistakes (and they aren't very major when you look at the likes of enkleman!)
Ericols_Son
25/01/2010 12:52:00
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I agree, gotta give Guzan his chance - without him i doubt we'd have got past sunderland, and despite his little wobble's of late, he has been a very steady player. I say - play him! He'll learn from his mistakes (and they aren't very major when you look at the likes of enkleman!)
Ericols_Son
25/01/2010 12:52:00
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I think we need Friedel for the final , if you make a mistake against one of the mancs you might as well kiss the trophy goodbye but if Guzan does play i know he will get full support from everybody .
Doug4ever
25/01/2010 12:59:00
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I think we need Friedel for the final , if you make a mistake against one of the mancs you might as well kiss the trophy goodbye but if Guzan does play i know he will get full support from everybody .
Doug4ever
25/01/2010 12:59:00
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