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posted Jul 26, 2008

source?

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posted Jul 26, 2008

It's on the Villa website.

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posted Jul 26, 2008

great goalie - worth 10pts a season

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posted Jul 26, 2008

Yep he may be getting on abit but so is Van der Sar and Utd still won the Prem and CL last season so it just proves all these moaners on here complaining he is too old are wrong. James won an FA cup medal last year too and he's no spring chicken. Age is nothing for keeper's, and Friedel is a top drawer stopper.

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comment by Tim (U8543650)

posted Jul 26, 2008

Great signing, and he might be able to help Brad (Guzan) along.

2 Million is a snip if we get 2 years out of him (ok)

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posted Jul 26, 2008

BBC can't even spell his name.

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comment by U11234676

posted Jul 26, 2008

He may be 37 but Friedel is still one of the best keepers in the league. He is a vastly experienced player who has played in the Premiership for years and knows what it's all about.

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posted Jul 26, 2008

he's a brilliant keeper for a 37 year-old, i can't count the number of times he's stopped my team (man united) from scoring. he always seems to have the game of his life against us, so maybe you won't lose 4-0 again and again next season!
lol, just joking...he'll be good for 2-3 years, and if that guzan is any good, he can learn from friedel and take over from him. is it just me, or do you now have 2 american keepers called brad though? strange...

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posted Jul 26, 2008

Best of luck Brad and Villa, he has been outstanding in his 8 years at Ewood Park. It's far too easy to be bitter when a senior player leaves but I think it was good business for us, as he is approaching the end of his career.

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posted Jul 26, 2008

Really good signing for Villa, if only temporarily at the age of 37.

Over the years he has put in some supreme shows against Arsenal and has probably cost us about twenty points singlehandedly.

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posted Jul 26, 2008

Great signing for Villa. I would like him at United to be honest. Good on Martin Oneill.

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posted Jul 26, 2008

He's a solid 'keeper. Would have loved him to join United to be honest.

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posted Jul 26, 2008

Amazing keeper, might have single handed-ly kept us up in the early days of Rovers being promoted. I hope he finds new success at Aston Villa, who are starting something of a revolution. Troubled times for Rovers though now as I don't rate Robinson and Ince is unproven. I'm usually optimistic, but I think if we get mid-table this season, we'll be lucky.

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posted Jul 26, 2008

Freidel's a great goalkeeper, and a brilliant signing for Villa.

I would definately be eyeing a UEFA Cup spot with him in goal.

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posted Jul 26, 2008

37years young Brad Friedel is definitley the 3rd best Goalie in the league only just behind Van Der Sar & Cech Villa now have a very strong backbone with Davies & Laursen...Well Done Martin O'Neill

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posted Jul 26, 2008

I would say he's probably the best keeper in the Prem based on his form toward the end of the season. Cech and Van Der Sar are good too, but Friedel will have been more exposed and had more to do based on the fact he plays for Rovers rather than Man U or Chelsea. It's good business for us as we get 2m+ (I believe it's actually nearer 3m) who's probably only got 1 or 2 seasons left, he gets to double his money, and we get a 10 years younger international replacement for less than 1m. Good luck next season Brad and Villa .... bur not against Rovers! :o)

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posted Jul 26, 2008

10 points? are you crazy? 20. This is speaking from experience. Sure going to miss him. What a reliable keeper. I think Rovers will go down without him. Robinson has to prove alot of people wrong. He may do well.

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posted Jul 26, 2008

Top signing - was pleased to see him greet the crowd at half time today.

Thought Stuart Taylor was fairly solid in nets today but Friedel is a cut above.

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posted Jul 26, 2008

great keeper and a good signing for sum reason he reminds me so much of shay given probly because they both play for teams with bad defences and are usaly the unsung heroes

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posted Jul 27, 2008

definetely a great keeper, but at 37 isn't quite one for the future and at 2 mil is rather expensive. 1.5 mil more and they could have kept carson who's 15 years younger

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posted Jul 27, 2008

"1.5 mil more and they could have kept carson who's 15 years younger"

Maybe, but I actually watched Villa last season & right deal was made. Carson cost us points last season, and failed to make up for them in the credit column with vital saves. If Friedel had been playing for Villa last season and saved us as many points as he did for Blackburn, the Barry saga wouldnt have happened.. We have quality for the next 2 seasons which we needed, and who's not to say that Guzan (assuming work-permit is granted) may turn out a better long term prospect than Carson anyway.
GK position sorted. Now come on O'Neill and sign those flamin' Full-Backs!

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posted Jul 27, 2008

Time will tell.

Personally I think he is a great signing and will be a good mentor to hes fellow countryman guzan when he arrives

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posted Jul 27, 2008

Talking about how many points Brad Friedl may be worth over a season...hard to say...at least 10 points, may be more...contrast that with how, in my view, Carson cost the Villa at least 10 points last season...

An an excellent buy...

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posted Jul 28, 2008

He's worth 10 points easily. I think he single-handedly saved Blackburn from religation the first year they returned to the prem. If he was 27 instead of 37, he'd be selling for 30M.

Letting Friedel go was probably the worst mistake Liverpool made in the last 10 years.

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posted Jul 28, 2008

i think i can only remember friedel messing up once in 8 seasons. its sad to see him go, especially to a rival club, but wish him all the best. hes solid, and now and again is in spectacular form, like saving 2 penalties in the same game a couple of seasons ago, and having a blinder on numerous other occasions.

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