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Petrov Nearly Joined Portsmouth

Petrov Nearly Joined Portsmouth

Stiliyan Petrov has admitted 'I was very close to joining Portsmouth. They came in with a few bids to be honest - if Celtic had accepted their first, second or third bid, I could've been their player now.'

Luckily for him (?!) Celtic refused the bids and when O'Neill came in for him there was no other place he wanted to go.

'I'm a Villa player now so it doesn't matter. I made the right decision coming here and like every player at this club, we'll fight to get to a good place in the table. That's what we're going to do. We won't put our heads down just because we've had one or two bad performances. We'll fight and try to play well again. The main thing now is how we're going to get out of this situation that we found ourselves in after Wednesday night. We know we're not going to lose out on a European place just because of one bad performance.'

'We're playing in the best league in the world and we expect teams to get at us. Everyone likes playing in it because no one knows how the results will go. We have to bounce back by having a good result at Portsmouth tomorrow and we'll go there and fight to get the right result. It's good to have another game so soon - I think that's what everyone wants because we all want the match so we can put things right and give everything.'


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday December 1 2006
Time: 3:30PM

Comments

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I hope he starts scoring soon so he can shut the critics up
Christo
01/12/2006 15:47:00
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I hope that I'll win a few million...
ForeverHoop
01/12/2006 15:50:00
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The script is written for him to break his duck against the team he nearly signed for surely?
DeanoVilla
01/12/2006 16:27:00
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Lets all breath a collective sigh of relief. Signing for Pompey? Thats the sort of stuff bad dreams are made of. We'll take good care of you Stan.
glensider
01/12/2006 17:48:00
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And he surely would of had O'blarney remained in charge.
mackaavfc
01/12/2006 19:12:00
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Hopefully, his first goal is just around the corner!
Tierney
01/12/2006 20:11:00
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Just popped onto the Pompey and Man U sites - they get vertully no responses at all. Petrov to score tomorrow.
mackaavfc
02/12/2006 07:56:00
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Give Pompey a break... the 5 members of Vital Pompey do their best.
Hoss The Villain
02/12/2006 10:11:00
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Seems like Stan had a lucky escape! Just needs a goal and we'll see the best of him
Geordie_Villa
02/12/2006 11:06:00
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Hoss - LOL. Would have expected more from the prawn sandwich munchers though.
mackaavfc
03/12/2006 08:42:00
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