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'Heartbroken' Guzan Wants More Games

Not convinced these are the sort of paper reports you want to read on a Sunday after a 7-1 loss the day before?

Bad timing it has to be said!

Villa's second choice keeper, Brad Guzan has expressed in the press his upset at being left out of the Wembley final having played all the games up to it.

Guzan yellow top and beard

To be fair to the manager, despite it being a tough decision, we were at a final and playing one of the top 3-4 teams in the world, you play your strongest side and no matter how well Brad jnr did to help us get there (and lets face it, it is a fairly short cup run really) he had to go with the in form (at the time) Brad snr surely?

The young American (go on, have a hum of the Bowie song!) told the Sunday Mirror he was 'heartbroken' being benched.

'After you help your team get to a final, especially a competition like the League Cup, it was devastating not to play. You always want to be part of the big games and help your team be successful, so to not be involved and then lose was a rough day for everyone. There was not much I could do, as the manager makes the final decision.'

Guzan grey top

He also adds in a sentence I'm sure won't go down very well - anyone remember Thomas Sorensen's press comments about MON and Villa? He didn't play again after moaning.

'I have not necessarily thought about leaving Villa, but I have thought about playing more regularly. I know that I need to start playing. If, at the end of the season, when I sit down with the manager, the plans make sense for me to go out on loan then that is a possibility I will be open to.'

Fair enough and a hey ho too.


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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday March 28 2010

Time: 6:34PM

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He's number 2 to Friedel. Surely he knew that when he came. If he proves he's good enough his time will come. Though I have to say the last few games he played he's been far from convincing.
AMS78
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28/03/2010 19:39:00

He's number 2 to Friedel. Surely he knew that when he came. If he proves he's good enough his time will come. Though I have to say the last few games he played he's been far from convincing.
AMS78
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28/03/2010 19:39:00

Hold on a minute Bradley, you had your big chance to impress in the semi against Blackburn and you blew it.
PiperUK
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28/03/2010 20:59:00

Yes, I agree he looked decidedly dodgy against muscle thrown into the attack. But I could say that about Friedel too, who has never really convinced me for Villa, regardless of any stats. Shot stopper? Little Brad, easy. Big Brad? Er, he's older and more experienced. I guess I'd be in a minority there though.
badger0-0
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28/03/2010 21:43:00

Yes, I agree he looked decidedly dodgy against muscle thrown into the attack. But I could say that about Friedel too, who has never really convinced me for Villa, regardless of any stats. Shot stopper? Little Brad, easy. Big Brad? Er, he's older and more experienced. I guess I'd be in a minority there though.
badger0-0
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28/03/2010 21:43:00

Guzan needs a good run to become good and for some reason people expect him to play a few games and then think they can judge him being worse than Friedel, The matter of the fact is it's all about how hungry he wants it, and to succeed, Friedel had 11 shots to deal with on Yesterday and he let 7 of them 11 shots in.
Villa 4 Ever
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28/03/2010 21:56:00

Guzan needs a good run to become good and for some reason people expect him to play a few games and then think they can judge him being worse than Friedel, The matter of the fact is it's all about how hungry he wants it, and to succeed, Friedel had 11 shots to deal with on Yesterday and he let 7 of them 11 shots in.
Villa 4 Ever
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28/03/2010 21:56:00

Get on with it, improve, Friedal only has a season or 2 left, then u could be number1 4 the next 10 years!!!!!!!!!
astonsteve
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29/03/2010 14:58:00

Friedel simply doesn't command his penalty area - fails to come for the ball which is something defenders really need to be able to depend on.
JimmyG
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29/03/2010 15:51:00

I think he deserves a good run out... i'd like to see him picked for the semi against chelsea
thorpyuk
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29/03/2010 18:25:00

heaps of potential. with all this talk of who should replace brad snr when he retires... i think the question should be who shold be no 2 to guzan when the time comes
intox
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29/03/2010 23:34:00

 

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