Now the season really has started and the games follow up each other in a rather high pace, it’s time to start a series reviewing our senior squad members and their performances so far. Today, we kick off with our goal keeper Edwin van der Sar, the Dutch almost 6’6″ tall international, who has won everything there is to win on club level.
Van der Sar has played all the games so far, 7 in the Premiership and the UCL game in Lisbon. VDS had come in in the line of fire after some errors at the end of last season. The tall Dutch international has this year been a role player and a rock in our system.
Although rarely tested during the Community Shield against Chelsea, VDS was our hero when he won the trophy for us by stopping 3 penalties.
VDS, backed by an awesome defense so far, has mostly only been tested by long range shots and always stood solid. EVDS made the difference in last week’s UCL game with two brilliant world class saves.
EVDS has hardly ever been caught on an error in this season so far, although one could say he might have done more with Citeh’s goal, but deflected shots always are hard for a keeper. As known, VDS has ruled on both long distance shots and in the air and kept 5 consecutive clean sheets.
The value of VDS for the team can’t be better worded than Giggs did it some days ago
He has a calming effect on the whole team because he doesn’t make that many mistakes. He has been doing it for so long now, you take it for granted
Today was a rather bitter day for
our junior squad ManU. We were eliminated mercilessly by Coventry in the Carling Cup. Sadly I didn’t have the opportunity to view the game and can’t say much about the game.
SAF’s bet to start with no senior player has proven to be an expensive one. The quadruple won’t be for this year. Period.
Our starting eleven: Kuszczak, O’Shea, Bardsley, Pique, Simpson, Evans, Eagles, Martin Dong, Nani and Anderson. At half time Brown and Campbell replaced respectively Bardsley and Martin. 10 Minutes later Carrick came replaced Evans.
Coventry won 0 – 2, Mifsud scored both goals.