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Stilian or Stiliyan To Make Debut?!

Stilian or Stiliyan To Make Debut?!

Keep seeing different spellings for Petrov's name, some say Stilian and others say Stiliyan! Anyway, S. Petrov (!) has told the official site 'I am really happy to be here' as he looks to make his debut this Sunday against West Ham.

He continued 'It's a club with a great tradition and I'm happy to be part of it. Like every player at this club, I'll try to do my best and try to move this club forward. On a personal level, I'll try to do my best and try to make the fans happy. As a team, we'll try to achieve as much as we can, because the fans want to see this club moving forward and I want to be part of it.'
'My ambition is to play for this club in Europe. I think that's the main priority for everyone here, to get this club back into Europe.' Certainly is, I've just watched the dvd Story of 1982, makes you realise just how fabulous we were and can be again!

Petrov admits 'Martin O'Neill was obviously a big factor in the move. I worked with him for five years and I know what kind of man he is. I'm really happy I can play under him again. I think he's a man that can always take the best from every player. I think he knows how to get the best from me and I hope to show that out on the pitch.'

O'Neill said: 'I have known Petrov for a long time. We had five years together at Celtic. I was impressed with him during that spell and, in the course of this season, I expect him to do very well for Aston Villa. When he came over to Glasgow, he couldn't speak a word of English but learned it for himself, went on to become captain of Bulgaria and is a really good professional.'

'He is a terrific acquisition for us and I am convinced in time he will do the Premiership proud. At his age, he is now coming into his prime.'

Adding 'He will take up whatever position is given to him but going forward and scoring goals is his strength.'

And Juan Pablo Angel has got in on the act adding: 'I don't know him yet, but I've heard very good things about him. The manager signed him because he's a quality player. That's what we need here to build up this club and move forward. Stilian is a playmaker and we haven't had that type of player here for a while. He's someone that can create chances for you, so it will be fantastic to have him here.'

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday September 8 2006
Time: 4:08PM


i think he will do great i am avin im on the bak of my shirt now i no that he has no.11
08/09/2006 16:56:00
We always called him Stan - saves the arguments! Hope he does well for you, despite things that have been said by him and the way he left.
08/09/2006 19:07:00
Yes, good luck to him on Sunday, when hopefully he'll get his premiership career off to a flyer. Sounds as if he'll prove to be a tremendous acquisition, someone we've needed for some considerable time.
08/09/2006 19:54:00
I reckon he'll be a second half sub for Davis.
08/09/2006 22:22:00
Can't wait to see him in action, i bet he will be awesome
09/09/2006 04:01:00
Unless he realises he has lost his desire for all things football, not just football in Scotland! If you get the good Petrov, you'll be fine, if not...
10/09/2006 00:03:00
Should add to the above post that our new midfielder, Thomas Gravesen, looks like he will be 10 times the player Petrov was when Petrov was any good! Up the Hoops!
10/09/2006 00:04:00
Good luck Stan!!!! Villa Roools...with you
10/09/2006 16:41:00
By the end of the season you might be more used to spelling the word GENIUS!
11/09/2006 23:12:00
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