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VIDEO: Kuszczak Celebration Against West Ham


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46 Comments

  1. Gee says:

    Greatest keeper celebration ive seen since Peter Schmeichel!! lol. Quality!! and I might add I dont worry half as much with him in net as I do with Foster. Even tho I do rate Foster very highly for the future.

  2. can united score? they always score says:

    Schmeichel did that in UCL final 99 after Ole scored..this guy needs to improve a bit of his kicks from back pass..more compose n accurate

  3. Mclovin7 says:

    He is better than foster the guy has been brilliant in the sticks for the last few matches and from what iv’e seen no mistakes which have nearly cost us the game in matches. Foster has the ability to be good just don’ let him go to catch the ball or pass the ball back to him might try and go on a 40 yard run trying to skin people haha. The man can’t decide what to do when the ball comes near him

  4. Rafa says:

    Haha, this is hilarious! :) But the truth is, Kus is way way better than Foster.. and if SAF does see the future of one of them as United’s goalie, the I just hope it’s Kuszczak! Hope he gets his chance in CL this week, will be another test…

  5. Rossi G says:

    Really impressed with this lad lately…I hope he gets a run in the team…he has never had one since joining that I can remember, although foster came in after him and has had a chance. he looked suspect when he wouldn’t come and claim a ball out of the air or didn’t get out quick enough to a one on one but looks like he has improved these parts of his game and is now more commanding….but I think if he gets a few games behind him he could be very very good. A shame to say it but foster seems a bit like a David James…could Kuszczak be a young inexperienced Schmiechel?? Love the Celebration as well!! lets hope he’ll be as entertaining as Barthez…without some of the madness tho!!

  6. Ruud, Ronaldo, Rooney - R3 says:

    HAhaha..I laughed myself silly when I saw PIG’s celebration that night..totally awesome=)

    In fact, I cant really recall any other celebrations-gone-wrong beauties since Ruud did his slide-cum-tumble celebration b4 he left! Lol..

    And Kusz has looked more composed between the sticks than Foster has been this season too..Hope this is the extra push Foster needs to up his game..=)

  7. Rooney22United says:

    FAIL!! Hahah.. trying to copy Schmeichel…

    Foster needs to learn from this guy. When you get the chance, you’ve got to grab it with both hands!

  8. aig alex is god says:

    WTH. Vidic out of Wolfsburg, who will partner Carrick at the back?

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11945_5753262,00.html

  9. Mancaroon says:

    @ Rossi G

    Spot on mate………..Kusz = potential Schmeics, Foster = potential James.

    Talent wise they are about the same, but a goalkeeper needs composure and concentration of the highest level to be truly great………sadly for Foster with all the talent in the world looks like a bit of a flapper under pressure whereas Kusz seems calm and composed.

    seems like a no brainer to me………

  10. Macheda is GOD says:

    dont jump the bandwagon
    last season kuszczak made howlers

  11. willierednut says:

    Dont give up the day job pig lol.

  12. Ashish says:

    That was fuckin hilarious !

  13. King Eric says:

    Hilarious. He is a real character. aig – Fuck knows mate.

  14. Doghouse says:

    I like how when he knows the flip has failed he turns it into a classic dying fly. Genius.

  15. keano99 says:

    @.AIG OLLIE GILL WILL PARTNER CARRICK, THIS IS THE REASON WHY THE BOSS SHOULD HAVE PLAYED SOME MORE BIG GUNS IN THE LAST GAME U NEVER KNOW WHATS AROUND THE CORNER.

  16. Fze123 says:

    LOL. That was a hilarious celebration fail. This guy has been brilliant in goal, and made very crucial saves in the last few games. Rate him highly than Foster, who hasn’t took his chance and made costly mistakes in the league.

  17. Gudjohnsen says:

    Haha this is brilliant. I guess Nani could teach him a few backflip tricks, it’s not like he has anything else to do these days.

    I haven’t been a big fan of Kuzczak but he has done well lately. I do feel a tad safer with him between the posts than Foster. Foster seems really nervous when he gets the ball or needs to claim a high ball. Kuzczak has similar problems, his kicks are bad (I guess we’re getting too used to having a keeper that can kick with both his feet). Kuzczak also needs to improve his aerial ability when claiming high balls, he is sometimes kind of reluctant to leave his line. But his reflexes are excellent and he is a great shot stopper. He can only improve if we keep giving him chances, it’s not easy being a goalkeeper and only getting a game now and then.

  18. Fze123 says:

    @ Gudjohnsen

    I actually miss Nani’s celebrations. Neville celebrates best, and Nani is a close second. Although neither have been celebrating much recently.

  19. theboogeyman says:

    PIG, you bleeding idiot!! Haha this was seriously funny.

    But seriously, he is playing class at the moment and could well be VDS’ successor if he plays like this.

  20. Nectarine says:

    Not quite Schmeichel quality there, Tomasz.

    But he’s been great in his last two matches. Really encouraging. That’s how you grab an opportunity, Foster.

  21. rooninho says:

    if he keeps clean sheets every time he plays, he can flip and fall any time he likes. he’s definitely not hurting his chances for more playing time even with these embarrassing antics. making some great saves lately.

    hopefully foster is watching and learning. at least he has a great view from the bench.

  22. Datnana says:

    Tom kicks not too bad with his weaker foot than foster does. Foster with right is terrible. Tom better as at now. The more composed and confident a keeper is, the more his ability to create fun. Keep it up.

  23. bchilds says:

    It was no Peter Schmeichel! He can do that every game though if he continues to put in performances like the last couple of games.

  24. Marq says:

    Let’s not jump the gun, don’t forget this guy lost us our clean sheet record last season, Foster crumbled under our expectations, lets not kill another keeper

  25. Alejandra says:

    He did a great job vs WestHam. He was also very lucky. I like him better than Foster: too many blunders for my taste.

  26. Pher says:

    Yeah, even Kuszczak himself, have commented his somersault on his official webpage.

    When we scored the fourth goal, I’ve decided to do an extreme achievement. I did a somersault in the euphoria, just like Hugo Sanchez, the famous ex-Real Madrid player. He was the somersault’s master, and he was perfect in it. I made a spontaneous decision, without any try before, and… that was fail. But that was funny, though. However, my colleagues’ mood was much better, after that. Because cat (or Red Devil – in this case), always lands on it’s feet. But anyway, don’t try this at home!

    http://www.tomaszkuszczak.pl

  27. Ulster Red says:

    whats pig stand for?

  28. kel says:

    I have to say. At the beginning of the seasons, i been supporting foster as i feel he might have a chance. After those early matches where he screw his chance, i seen enough that he can’t make it with those performances. I been impress with Kuszczak. He is confident, braver than foster. He seldom makes any mistakes in goal. We need a world keeper and not England best keeper. I do hope foster can prove me wrong but i doubt he can prove it this year. United>England. Obviously, foster is more concern for England than United. This is one of the reason i feel he might not make it at United. He needs to prove he can be a United regular then he can succeed for England. If he succeed for England doesn’t means he can succeed for United. United>England

  29. kel says:

    By the way, I like Kuszczak Celebration. It proves he is committed and happy for the team.

  30. Gotta hate tiny tears says:

    This is why I love my misses after watch the big match with Denis Irwin I said to my misses” I’m very impressed with the pig in goal he’s really stepped up” theny misses asked ” is there a pig playing for united” the girl never thinks @ Ulster red he’s our pole in goal

  31. dEVJE says:

    I really like this guy, he is United fan for years. As a youngster he had Schmeichel’s posters in his room. :) We wasnt even thinking about a loan to play more games, he is fully motivated to fight for Uniteds no 1. Because of his decision he wasnt for a long time in national team (WC 2006 for example).
    Another example that United > national team

  32. Ulster Red says:

    ghtt
    cheers, i tried to think of something but couldnt get it so had to ask here

  33. Big Bad Wesley Brown says:

    Whoever said Kuszczak made some howlers last season is talking rubbish. Perhaps a Foster fanboy or even Bumbling Ben himself posting on here?!

    You want to learn the definition of “howler,” mate. I suggest you pick up a copy of “Ben Foster’s Greatest Gaffes” (available in all good stores this Christmas.)

  34. Bebeto says:

    I’m really pleased for Tomasz. Aside from his kicking, which isn’t exactly calamitous, he’s been almost faultless during this chance he’s been given. I never foresaw Foster being so firmly relegated to third choice.

  35. rooninho says:

    @pher

    good quote there.

    just to add to that, anybody seen his interview on mutv after the match? was asked about the failed attempt at a flip and he handled himself quite well. the lad has got a great sense of humour about himself and his playing time. he said he knew the other lads were gonna take the piss out of him about his celebration, but that he was going to spend more time rehearsing his routine in training!

    he might not be our best keeper overall but i have to admit i’m starting to fancy the idea of him getting a chance to be the #1. at least it seems like he has a much better attitude about his role with united than does foster. gotta admire a player who is willing to play understudy to vds, then have to watch foster being given every opportunity to take the job- but still fight for his place in spite of it all.

  36. King Eric says:

    devje – Is he a United fan? You can see that when he plays. Always passionate.

  37. K. Lagerfeld says:

    I seem to recall that whenever our players were interviewed for ManUtd.com and they had to name the “worst dressed” member of our squad, every single week the player would answer “Tomasz Kuszczak!”

  38. das says:

    PIG = pole in goal

  39. Fze123 says:

    @ Big Bad Wesley Brown, lol

  40. dEVJE says:

    King Eric – yes, he is. I remember an interview in a polish newspaper with his father who told that

  41. malta manc says:

    Excuse my ignorance lads but why is he called PIG ? Anyone ?

  42. dEVJE says:

    PIG = Pole In Goal

  43. Androo (United fan from MALTA) says:

    Hey Malta Manc (I’m from Malta too! Gozo actually). PIG = Pole (he’s Polish) In Goal

    =)

  44. LIPA says:

    HE is Funny!

    Incredible goalkeeper!
    Smile in face! In everybody -> This is good!

  45. damtyk1 says:

    why dont you care about him? what have you all about foster?? he never played relly well form MU. when he came back to squad after been injuried he sucked at many matches

  46. malta manc says:

    Thanks devje and Androo :) Nice to see another Maltese or Gozitan here :)

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