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Cup Place Not Guaranteed

Cup Place Not Guaranteed

Brad Guzan has said he isn't taking his Wembley place for granted, despite playing in every round previously in the Carling Cup.

Speaking on the Official Site Guzan explained that there are plenty of matches, and plenty of things can happen before the Cup Final appearance on Febuary 28th.

'We have got a lot of games before that, when we get there we cross that bridge.'

Guzan adds that he considers the Semi Finals against Blackburn as the highlight of his career so far but explains it was never planned that he would play all of the Cup games when he joined, it 'just kind of worked out that way.'

'You cherish those moments as a player and it is an exciting time.'

There have been plenty of good comments both on the front page and in the forum on whether or not we go with our strongest team ie Friedel, or keep faith with Guzan as he played such a significant role in getting us to the Final.

Personally I'm torn, fair's fair - he was a little more wobbly against Blackburn than in previous rounds or other cup games but whether fans class that as being the fault of the 'occasion' or simply that it was just a bad day at the office, seems to ultimately shape the opinions on which selection Monny should make.

In the game these days players have very little sentiment for the club, I think I'd like to see us show a bit of sentiment to Guzan on this occasion.

Afterall, if he is to be our future number 1 and Monny is determined to aim for Silverware and Top 4 finishes then he needs the experience doesn't he.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Tuesday January 26 2010
Time: 10:44AM

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Going to be fascinating, don't forget the other article asking your opinions on which should be played + the poll!
The Fear
26/01/2010 10:58:00
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Going to be fascinating, don't forget the other article asking your opinions on which should be played + the poll!
The Fear
26/01/2010 10:58:00
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Personally I'd go with Friedel. It would be nice to reward Guzan with an appearance in the Final, but everyone raves about how good Arsenal's youngsters were when they reached the Final against Chelsea a few seasons back, but the bottom line is they lost, and still haven't won a trophy since. Get the first one out of the way...then we can use the League Cup as a feeder competition for some of our up and comers
Francobaresi13
26/01/2010 11:11:00
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Personally I'd go with Friedel. It would be nice to reward Guzan with an appearance in the Final, but everyone raves about how good Arsenal's youngsters were when they reached the Final against Chelsea a few seasons back, but the bottom line is they lost, and still haven't won a trophy since. Get the first one out of the way...then we can use the League Cup as a feeder competition for some of our up and comers
Francobaresi13
26/01/2010 11:11:00
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Personally I think Friedel is still the best and should play. But Guzan is a great keeper too as he has shown in the other CC games. So, I will be happy with whatever MON decides. You can argue for both keepers. Thinking back a few years to when both our first choice keepers were injured, and we had to bring in a loany against ManU in the Cup, we are more than OK with either of the Brad's!
villa_de
26/01/2010 11:34:00
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Personally I think Friedel is still the best and should play. But Guzan is a great keeper too as he has shown in the other CC games. So, I will be happy with whatever MON decides. You can argue for both keepers. Thinking back a few years to when both our first choice keepers were injured, and we had to bring in a loany against ManU in the Cup, we are more than OK with either of the Brad's!
villa_de
26/01/2010 11:34:00
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how epic would it be if he saved a penalty like we know he can
overlooked_villan
26/01/2010 11:44:00
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how epic would it be if he saved a penalty like we know he can
overlooked_villan
26/01/2010 11:44:00
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