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Author Topic: The Brad Guzan Depreciation thread.  (Read 121863 times)

Offline Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air

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The Brad Guzan Depreciation thread.
« on: November 16, 2012, 01:27:36 PM »
While we have all been debating the new arrivals and getting excited about Benteke, I reckon Brad Guzan could yet prove to be one of Lamberts most inspired signings. Don't forget he was released at the end of the season.
At 28 he looks like he could be ready to firmly establish himself as Number One. Hopefully with Given pressuring him so he has to keep his form up.
I think his present run in the side has gone a bit unnoticed. Probably because he has done little wrong.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2016, 08:15:26 AM by Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air »

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Re: The Brad Guzan Appreciation thread.
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2012, 01:35:24 PM »
Good shout.

He's grabbing his second chance with both hands.

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Re: The Brad Guzan Appreciation thread.
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2012, 01:36:29 PM »
He has done very well, I hope this thread doesn't jinx him for tomorrow.

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Re: The Brad Guzan Appreciation thread.
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2012, 02:02:20 PM »
If we had a decent manager last year, he probably wouldn't have been dropped just because Given was fit again. It was a good job Lambert knew his stuff - he could have easily become an under-utilised talent in the Championship.

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Re: The Brad Guzan Appreciation thread.
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2012, 02:09:29 PM »
If we had a decent manager last year, he probably wouldn't have been dropped just because Given was fit again.

I don't agree.  Given was in decent form last season and was the better of the two keepers imho.  Only since the Euros and the start of this season has Given's form seemed to drop quite drastically, and so he was rightly replaced.

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Re: The Brad Guzan Appreciation thread.
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2012, 02:35:51 PM »
Guzan is our best keeper and long may his run continue. He has been in superb form this season and has saved us from some heavy defeats. I think without him we could have been bottom of the table with very few points, and we havn't got that many anyway. Top keeper, in fine form.

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Re: The Brad Guzan Appreciation thread.
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2012, 03:37:56 PM »
If we had a decent manager last year, he probably wouldn't have been dropped just because Given was fit again.

I don't agree.  Given was in decent form last season and was the better of the two keepers imho.  Only since the Euros and the start of this season has Given's form seemed to drop quite drastically, and so he was rightly replaced.

Given caught the eye with his shot stopping but the defence looked more comfortable with someone who came for crosses and talks in the games Guzan played.

My attitude has always been that the shirt's yours until you do something wrong. Guzan didn't do anything wrong in those 7 games he played to deserve being dropped. If Guzan had kept his place a little longer, it would have made Given realise that he's got to work harder to win his place back and in doing so, it could have made him better. Then when he next got the chance, it's up to him to justify keeping his spot. The way McL did it leads to complacency.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2012, 03:39:42 PM by OCD »

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Re: The Brad Guzan Appreciation thread.
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2012, 12:40:47 AM »
I don't think Given has done anything in the games he's played this season to warrant him getting the No1 spot and equally Guzan hasn't done anything to warrant being dropped.

I was annoyed when we let leave at the start of the summer.

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Re: The Brad Guzan Appreciation thread.
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2012, 01:02:18 AM »
really?

a second choice goalkeeper...let go...... then resigned...............  as we realised we only had Given...then realised  our first choice goalkeeper is done?

yip i appreciate that

heres hoping we get a really good keeper in January ffs
« Last Edit: November 17, 2012, 01:06:28 AM by nornironvillain »

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Re: The Brad Guzan Appreciation thread.
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2012, 08:13:01 AM »

heres hoping we get a really good keeper in January ffs
Don't worry, we seem to have one already.

Who were you thinking of instead?

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Re: The Brad Guzan Appreciation thread.
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2012, 09:14:18 AM »
If we had a decent manager last year, he probably wouldn't have been dropped just because Given was fit again.

I don't agree.  Given was in decent form last season and was the better of the two keepers imho.  Only since the Euros and the start of this season has Given's form seemed to drop quite drastically, and so he was rightly replaced.
Disagree with this, IIRC we had our best run of form with Guzan between the sticks,he was superb against Stoke.Definitely deserved to keep the spot.I remembered feeling really pissed off when he was dropped.

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Re: The Brad Guzan Appreciation thread.
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2012, 09:22:15 AM »


heres hoping we get a really good keeper in January ffs

Really ?

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Re: The Brad Guzan Appreciation thread.
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2012, 09:26:19 AM »
Lambo is right.

I hate the phrase 'great shot stopper' tell me a keeper that isn't a great shot stopper?

It's the all round game. Given has never had this, Guzan has, yes he is less experienced, but he has a much better base to begin with than Given

Guzan should never have been dropped last year.

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Re: The Brad Guzan Appreciation thread.
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2012, 12:37:10 AM »
8 goals conceeded in the last two games - shouldn't Given get the shirt back now?

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Re: The Brad Guzan Appreciation thread.
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2012, 12:40:06 AM »
How many were his fault? He's hardly punching them into the net.