Friedel: Arsenal vs Blackburn Feb 11 [R]

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by FineYoungCasual, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. FineYoungCasual

    FineYoungCasual New Member

    Feb 9, 2008
    London, UK
    Although the 2-0 final might lead you to believe differently... Brad Friedel had a great game tonight vs. the Gunners... kept his team in it with big point blank saves and good positioning... Arsenal was in control throughout the match and Brad still kept his team in it till the last moments.
  2. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thread started to accommodate FineYoungCasual's post, formerly located at the end of the Friedel contract thread in the regular YA forum.
  3. An Unpaved Road

    An Unpaved Road Member+

    Mar 22, 2006
    Yeah, I saw that Sky gave him an 8 - "Kept the scoring down." Gotta hand it to Brad, as usual.
  4. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    saw the last half-hour and was very impressed by both Blackburn and Friedel. Big Brad, what can you say...

    But Blackburn was able to hang with Arsenal better than any team not called Man. U. or Chelsea all year.
  5. Hammerette 1

    Hammerette 1 Member

    May 24, 2007
    or Birmingham City ;)
  6. mattygp

    mattygp New Member

    May 6, 2006
  7. casoccerdad47

    casoccerdad47 Member+

    Mar 31, 2006
    Or Middlesbrough?:D
  8. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    OK, I know they're called highlights for a reason, but man, Brad's positioning and rebound control and judgment on when to come out were absolutely perfect. He's lost a bit in the shot-stopping department, but he's still one of the best keepers in the world because he NEVER gives anything away cheaply. Just a great, great, and extremely underrated player. He's been doing this for a season and a half now. (IMHO, he suffered a mini-slump from about 2004 to about 2006. He was merely very good, not great.)

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