Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Laursen Delighted With Guzan Growth

Laursen Delighted With Guzan Growth

Martin Laursen has waxed lyrical about the growth of Brad Guzan this season, as he more than saw him doing the business as a No2 in his spell at the club.

Speaking to the Birmingham Post Laursen explained that Guzan had always given his all and been professional when out of the team, and he was delighted to see him take his first team chance and make the most from it:

'He's playing very well. He shouts, he helps out his defensive players, he helps the whole team with the way he plays. He's very vocal and that's one of the most important things as a goalkeeper. He's a good shot stopper, he's excellent in the air, he's superb. He can be Villa's goalkeeper for the next 10 years plus. That would be good because it creates an identity between the player and the club for years.'

Talking about his professionalism as a No2 Laursen added:

'Even during his time as a number 2, his role was vital. He brought quality to the training sessions. I am sure Brad Friedel would say that he performed well week in and week out thanks to Brad. People like Brad are the sort of people you want to be successful, you want them to do well, and I am delighted he has a place in the team now.'

Guzan has definitely been one of the highlights of the season so far simply because of how much he has come on since we last saw him on the pitch. Hopefully he'll continue to get better and really benefit from him in what is effectively a second spell at the club.

Brad Guzan Forum Thread.

Vital Villa on: facebook

Vital Villa on: twitter

Join Vital Villa

It's easy to REGISTER, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Thursday December 20 2012
Time: 2:24PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Joshua v Klitschko?

Comments

0
I have to agree, what a signing he has turned out to be! ;-) This season in the premier league, I cannot name a better goalkeeper in regards to consistancy. He really has grown into the goalkeeper that we had hoped, long may it continue and I guess having Given pushing you then this may make him even better.
KSarge1
20/12/2012 14:46:00
0
Ys I would go alon with that as well, great that we did not lose him in the Summer, like most of our squad he will only get better. COTVABU
irish villa
20/12/2012 14:49:00
0
Amazing to think we almost lost him.......
Pride of Lions
20/12/2012 14:54:00
0
Always thought Brad deserved a starting 1st team spot and I'm too so glad he is getting what he deserves, a true pro' and a top bloke aswell.
Green Villan
20/12/2012 16:51:00
0
I was saying that Brad should have been number one most of last season. As soon as it was apparent that Given couldn't command his box, it was obvious that we needed him between the sticks. What was most frustrating was reading Villa fans wax lyrical about Given when it was obvious to most with a knowlege of goalkeeping, that he was actually harming instead of helping his defence. Given - good shot stopper, but with no command of his back line and stuck to his line. Guzan - just as good a shot stopper, but with a much better all round game. I know Benteke will get most plaudits but I think Guzan has been our stand out performer this season.
voiceoftheholte
21/12/2012 17:46:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Stats: Barnsley v Aston Villa

All the stats from Barnsley (1) vs (1) Aston Villa, Oakwell, 27/9/16 Att: 15,830

Barnsley v Aston Villa - Team Sheets

Barnsley are at Oakwell with Aston Villa the visitors today, this is a 7.45pm kick-off - the line-ups have been confirmed.

U23s - Middlesbrough 1 Aston Villa 2

Aston Villa headed to Darlington's Northern Echo Arena yesterday evening for their Under 23 Premier League 2 clash against Middlesbrough.

A Hat-trick Of MOTM Wins For Aston Villa Player

An Aston Villa man of the match catch up from the last three games.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Barnsley MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Gollini3%
Bacuna7%
Elphick0%
Chester0%
Cissokho0%
Adomah0%
Tshibola0%
Jedinak0%
Grealish0%
Kodjia30%
Ayew53%
Sub - Westwood0%
Sub - Gestede7%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 10 7 1 2 22 5
2 Norwich 9 6 2 1 20 6
3 Brighton 10 5 3 2 18 6
4 Brentford 10 5 2 3 17 9
5 Bristol City 10 5 2 3 17 6
6 Birmingham 10 4 5 1 17 4
7 Sheff Wed 10 5 2 3 17 0
8 Reading 10 5 2 3 17 -3
9 Newcastle 9 5 1 3 16 10
10 Barnsley 10 5 1 4 16 6
11 Wolves 10 4 3 3 15 2
12 Fulham 10 3 5 2 14 -2
13 Ipswich 10 3 4 3 13 0
14 Leeds Utd 10 4 1 5 13 -2
15 Forest 10 3 3 4 12 -2
16 Q.P.R. 10 3 3 4 12 -4
17 Aston Villa 10 1 7 2 10 0
18 Burton 10 2 4 4 10 -2
19 Preston 10 3 1 6 10 -4
20 Derby County 10 2 3 5 9 -4
21 Wigan 10 2 2 6 8 -2
22 Blackburn 10 2 2 6 8 -7
23 Cardiff 10 2 2 6 8 -9
24 Rotherham 10 1 3 6 6 -13
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Ferrari fighting for best of the rest
Latest Vital Boxing News
The UK, the ONLY Place to Fight
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 30 2016 12:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear597
2.sirdennis342
3.glensider341
4.Fulford327
5.Silhillvilla234
6.Melon Donkey223
7.villasince67182
8.kefkat172
9.JuanPabloAngel140
10.Villan57139
Write for Vital Football