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Friedel Grabs The Rovers Plaudits

Friedel Grabs The Rovers Plaudits

Blackburn Rovers hero Brad Friedel has been deservedly praised by Manager Mark Hughes following his penalty saves, that's right SAVES (two of them!) and rightly so.

"He's earned his money and we're grateful to him but we shouldn't have been in that position," said Hughes speaking when on the official Blackburn Rovers website when also referring to the decisions by referee Mike Dean to award Sheffield United with two penalties, the second of which would be given following the recommendation of one of his assistants.

Hughes would also say:

"Thankfully Brad Friedel was in outstanding form today."

Any suggestions that the legendary 35-year-old American goalkeeper is in any way shape or form below his usual high standards were well and truly put to rest and not only not only due his two penalty saves, he made a number of other fine and important saves.

The two penalties saved at Bramall Lane, the first from David Unsworth, the second from Rob Hulse, would take his seasons tally to three saves (adding to the one he saved in the opening day defeat at Portsmouth from Nwankwo Kanu) from four spot kicks. He would even dive the right way, and even get something on the Frank Lampard one that did beat him.

Friedel has a reputation for saving spot kick, with his penalty saving antics in the 2002 World Cup Finals in Japan and Korea for the United States seeing him dubbed with the title "The Human Wall."

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Writer:Walker
Date:Sunday September 10 2006
Time: 9:02AM

Comments

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i would put my money on brad to save more penalties this season. best goalie in the prem.
rovers powerhouse
10/09/2006 09:38:00
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this is rite, just goes to prove that Friedel is the best keeper in the league and has been for the last number of years
Clint
11/09/2006 09:03:00
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one of the best goalies in the prem, probs he best rovers keeper ever!
Simon Garner Legend
11/09/2006 09:06:00
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Fantastic 'keeper couldn't really ask for much more. There you go SGL here is another potential legend for the series :)
Hughes Da Man
11/09/2006 09:15:00
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Well done Brad on a brilliant performance.
sandgroanun
11/09/2006 23:22:00
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