Writer: J P Fear
Date:Monday January 25 2010
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.
Before: Click Here
After second game: Click Here
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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