Keller: Spurs vs. Celtic, 8/7 (R)

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by BuffloSoldier, Aug 7, 2002.

  1. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
  2. BrianCappellieri

    BrianCappellieri Red Card

    Feb 11, 2002
    Thanks, Buff.

    Spurs hold Scottish champions

    David Fernandez might have pulled Celtic level moments later when he found himself alone in the box, but he failed to trouble Keller.

    But Fernandez' strike-partner Shaun Maloney did equalise, in stunning fashion, after 29 minutes.

    He struck a 25-yard free kick curling past Keller's right hand and into the net.


    Second-string Celtic hold Tottenham

    The Argentinian gave away the free-kick 20 yards from goal and 19-year-old Maloney majestically swept the ball over the defensive wall and into the bottom left corner, giving Keller no chance.


    From the Terrace Match Report
  3. Parkhead_Faithful

    Parkhead_Faithful New Member

    Dec 19, 2001
    No sign of at least 11 first team regulars and we still came away with the draw, Looks like it could be a long season for spurs.

    Nice to see Valgaeren coming back from injury, hopefully be fit for the start of our champions league campaign.
  4. kycelt

    kycelt New Member

    Jul 5, 2002
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes it is good to see Joos back we really missed him at the back last year especially against the Huns in the cup final back in May.I guess pretty soon Spurs fans are going to be calling for Glen Hoddles head especially if he has a losing record against Arsenal this year.I cant wait until Oct. 6 when the first Old Firm Game kicks off from Paradise,HAIL!! HAIL!!! Toichfaidh Ar La!!!!!!!! Steve
  5. BerwynBlazers

    BerwynBlazers Member

    Jul 23, 2001
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Saw the highlight of the free kick and Kasey was not expecting it and was really late to react. He should of had it.

    Spurs had a load of chances, they hit the post once, and Sheringham could have had 2 goals.

    Spurs have the money to spend and they would be in good shape if they grabbed Moreintes.
  6. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    Well, they may not have the money--couple of papers in the UK are already saying they may have to sell guys like Rebrov, Richards, etc. to finance any move to Spurs for Morientes.

    Then again, the Sun already has Morientes quoted he doesn't want to leave Real, and that Spurs is under his radar.

    As for the goal, Keller was expecting the corner to his left, and Maloney didn't go over the wall and planted it to the corner Keller was--Kasey just reacted too quickly. Once in a while, you'll get burned.

    Richards back from injury, but Ziege joins King, Thatcher, and others from the Spurs backline on the injury list.
  7. Parkhead_Faithful

    Parkhead_Faithful New Member

    Dec 19, 2001
    Maybe thats why they were charging 35 quid a ticket for a friendly!
  8. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    I'm sure it doesn't hurt the bottom line.
  9. mattgabe

    mattgabe Member

    Sep 20, 2000
    Blacksburg, VA
    Watched the game on Sky and Keller played pretty well. Maloney's was a hell of a free kick. Kasey, along with everyone watching and playing in the match, expected him to go to the other corner. Also, it was a bullet, otherwise Kasey could've gotten to it.

    Anyway, other than that, he made a couple of decent saves -- nothing spectacular -- but he wasn't really all that tested. Celtic certainly had some pressure but nothing too great.

    If Keller starts vs. Lazio, which he probably will, he'll start the season as No. 1. He seems to be the no. 1 right now...
  10. dcc134

    dcc134 Member+

    Liverpool FC
    May 15, 2000
    Hummelstown, PA
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  11. JohnW

    JohnW Member

    Apr 27, 2001
    St. Paul
    I agree. It looked like he was leaning to his left, and it surprised him when the ball went far post. Not an unstoppable shot, but certainly nothing to be ashamed about.

  12. maverick

    maverick New Member

    Mar 7, 1999
    San Diego, CA
    KK over Sullivan...

    So, is he the No. 1 in goal, now, or what? Can we guess anything from either preseason starts or preseason form?


  13. Parkhead_Faithful

    Parkhead_Faithful New Member

    Dec 19, 2001
    Maloney is a quality free kick taker, he scored 35 yarders in two successive league games last season, top prospect for the future and no doubt a scotland cap sometime this season.
  14. mik_smith

    mik_smith New Member

    Feb 5, 2001
    I like this quote from Keller: "It's always about going somewhere and wanting to be there and having the right attitude when you are there,"

    So I guess he's not the troublemaker some people were making him out to be, right? right???
  15. Sinko

    Sinko New Member

    Dec 28, 1999
    xalapa ver mx
    Harrisburg City Isl.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nice quotes from Kasey, no doubt. But this doesn't erase the fact that in the past he's used the media to air out his issues with lack of pt. He did it last season, and with Rayo before that. It can come off as being in poor taste, or as being cocky. Does he back it up? He has been able to so far in his career. Here's to him being the first choice keeper so as to avoid this issue in the future.

    Morientes won't be going to Spurs. He doesn't want to leave Madrid for the very reasons Kasey pointed out. Nobody wants to leave the greatest team in the history of the sport, and especially a player who has had such recent success there. Personally, I wish he would pack his bags for London, as he's bound to create controversy when he loses more and more pt to Portillo.

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