Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Villa Fans Ain't See Nothing Yet

Villa Fans Ain't See Nothing Yet

Martin O'Neill has again said that the Villa fans have yet to see the best of Stiliyan Petrov following his £6.5million transfer from Celtic.

O'Neill said: 'Stiliyan started brilliantly for us - as I was expecting - and did ever so well in the games early on against West Ham and Watford amongst others. That is the kind of form he would generally show pretty consistently. That's what I expect of him. He had a bit of a lull after that good start - but he is coming back.'

'He had a bit of a hamstring problem after being excellent for us in the win at Everton and, when he came back against Middlesbrough the weekend before last, it was pretty tight during the game. Psychologically people do concern themselves coming back after a hamstring problem but that game did him the world of good. He is getting there for us and will be a big asset for this club.'

Adding: 'I've got no problems with him. Yes, I would have expected him to have scored a goal or two by now but that will come. To score a goal or two will give him a natural boost of confidence - but he is not short of confidence. People have to adapt to the Premiership and Stiliyan is such a character that I would expect him to adapt very quickly - and he will do. We've seen glimpses of what he is capable of doing and he will hit that consistently when everything is right.'

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday December 8 2006
Time: 11:45AM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Dan Blackwell Retires

Comments

0
I hope he improves. Ability is there for all to see but you need to be consistant in this division if you want to be the best. Players like Lampard and Gerrard probably have about 3 poor games all season. Stan has had double that already.
DeanoVilla
08/12/2006 12:24:00
0
I do not think Stan has had poor games, but I do believe he has not performed as well as he did in the first game against West Sham. In recent games he has had many shots saved, has hit the bar, won us penalties. He has done reasonably well. However for us to move on a gear, he also needs to as well. I am certain when his first goal goes in, we will really start to see one of the best midfielders in the country.
voiceoftheholte
08/12/2006 13:04:00
0
they should just let him take the nexy penalty just to get him started
bobbyfett
08/12/2006 13:15:00
0
I dont for one minute dispute a word that MON has uttered concerning Stan Petrov. The guy looks quality, and to me his signing was well worth every single penny we paid for him. He will come to the fore more, as better quality players are introduced around him.
glensider
08/12/2006 14:11:00
0
Big boots to fill, the last true playmaker was magic merse. Petrov's debut was magnificent, so he has it in him, he'll do the business in the end, he has to for the transfer fee.
The Fear
08/12/2006 14:33:00
0
glensider spot on,couldnt of put it any better myself.its obvious petrovs quality will shine through even more when we get more quality alongside him.early days yet though i do think we will see petrov become one of villa's best ever creative midfielders when he gets more acclimatised to the premiership.
Belfast Villain
08/12/2006 14:34:00
0
I want to believe all that. Good Idea maybe he should be allowed to take 1 penalty so he can get a goal
Christo
08/12/2006 15:57:00
0
its going to be a difference for him though, even though scotland is just up the road, the prem is a different kettle of fish. as soon as he's up to speed, he'll be class
bobbyfett
08/12/2006 16:12:00
0
So welcome to the Stan fan club, agreed on all points apart from the pen, IMO scoring from a pen and from open play are completely different when it comes to confidence on the field, he will bang one in soon enough and then we will see what he is all about. UTV
steff_the_villan
08/12/2006 18:58:00
0
I thin Petrov has played Ok so far, and hopefully we will see more from him when we get better quality around him
jonah
09/12/2006 15:45:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Poor Eric Black.You're Not Alone In No Enjoyment

Poor, poor Eric Black isn't enjoying his time as caretaker manager. Did he really need to tell us? We're not that happy either Eric.

Aston Villa Limping To End Of Season/Injury Table

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Aston Villa and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Colin Davies - Holteender In The Sky

Colin Davies... yet another Holteender In The Sky...

Stan Has Black Backing

With Stiliyan Petrov announcing that he'd love to return to professional football next season with Aston Villa, caretaker gaffer Eric Black would love...

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Southampton MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Guzan4%
Hutton4%
Richards1%
Lescott2%
Cissokho1%
Westwood63%
Gana1%
Sanchez1%
Bacuna1%
Ayew3%
Sinclair1%
Sub - Toner10%
Sub - Gestede2%
Sub - Grealish6%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 35 22 10 3 76 30
2 Spurs 35 19 12 4 69 39
3 Man City 35 19 7 9 64 32
4 Arsenal 35 18 10 7 64 24
5 Man Utd 34 17 8 9 59 12
6 West Ham 34 14 14 6 56 14
7 Liverpool 34 15 10 9 55 13
8 Southampton 35 15 9 11 54 12
9 Chelsea 34 12 11 11 47 7
10 Stoke 35 13 8 14 47 -14
11 Everton 34 9 14 11 41 5
12 Watford 34 11 8 15 41 -7
13 WBA 35 10 11 14 41 -11
14 AFC Bournemouth 35 11 8 16 41 -19
15 Swansea 35 10 10 15 40 -15
16 Crystal Palace 35 10 9 16 39 -9
17 Sunderland 34 7 10 17 31 -18
18 Norwich 34 8 7 19 31 -25
19 Newcastle 35 7 9 19 30 -26
R Aston Villa 35 3 7 25 16 -44
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
2016 Russia GP - FP1
Latest Vital Boxing News
One More Fight And I’m Off
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2016 3:00PM : Watford (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 7 2016 3:00PM : Newcastle United (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions1231
2.The Fear621
3.glensider467
4.sirdennis382
5.kefkat315
6.Fulford295
7.JuanPabloAngel253
8.Silhillvilla233
9.Bonker232
10.gator195
Write for Vital Football