I had a really bad nights sleep last night, so much so, I got out of bed at 5. I can’t tell you how much that defeat robbed me of a good nights sleep, and it was all down to one man.
Someone on Twitter last night put out a tweet that I agreed with, and it was that there is no room for sentiment in the game of football, especially at the level Aston Villa are playing in. Could Shay Given come in and do a better job if Sherrwood was to give him the nod? I think he could!
For me, Guzan has been our weakest link in our revival under Tim Sherwood, yes he has made saves in past games, but isn’t that what a goalkeeper is supposed to do? Making saves is what a goalkeeper gets paid for, not making ghastly mistakes which gifted City an early goal!!! I can honestly say, I can’t remember when Guzan made a real defining save for us! Please someone point out to me when he did because I can’t remember.
Let’s fast forward to the FA Cup final, and let’s say that we’ve secured our Premiership status and Tim Sherwood puts our number one goalie in between the sticks, would you be happy that Given got dropped to the bench? I wouldn’t! Watching Given play in our FA Cup adventure has reminded me of what a good goalkeeper he is, and for me, I think would do a better job than Guzan. Sorry Brad.