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Good On You Stan!

Good On You Stan! Positive talk from Stiliyan Petrov, nice to see.

The Bulgarian international midfielder, who has been woefully off form since his move to the Premiership has said 'You won't find any complaints from me' having been dropped, instead he says he will get his head down and work hard to get back into the team.

Fighting talk, that's what we want!

'We have 23 players and we will all play our part for Villa. I've never taken my place for granted nor expected to have a guaranteed place in the team. I don't expect any special treatment just because I've cost the club big money. Look at Shaun Maloney - he scored twice against Wrexham and played brilliantly and he was only named substitute against Chelsea. Craig Gardner too was unlucky as he has played really well this season and found himself out of the team.'

Adding on the official site, 'I will always fight for my place in the team - that's what I do in training every day and that's what we're all doing....I'm not one to go banging on his door and I will not make any trouble. The manager knows what myself and all the other players can really do.'

He says he 'won't go moaning to the boss just because I've been dropped' adding 'We know that sometimes we will through hard times but at the end of the day it's about enjoying it and I'm enjoying it.'

Lets hope he eventually finds his feet, old cliche or not, a fit and in form Petrov, something we've seen rarely since his move from Celtic, would be like having a new player! Come on Stan!

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday September 11 2007
Time: 10:36AM


A definite talent without doubt, why we haven't seen any of it I've no idea. The problem he may have already though is others could be replacing him, tactically. Mind as he rightly says, the chances of Villa getting to January without the need to play others in midfield especially are slim
11/09/2007 10:47:00
Very refreshing!
11/09/2007 10:48:00
at lease his got balls. unlike Maloney... I'd like to see him stay, but if he's gunna be such a big cry baby then he can **** off back too the country thats freezing 24/7 and full of gingers if he likes..... I dont want players at VP who are cry babies. I want players with passion, balls and would jump through burning hoops for Martin O'Neill and the fans because thats the feist/balls/determination I see on the face and on the pitch from Gabi, Laursen, Barry, Mellberg, Moore, Young, Reo-Coker and Gardner!
11/09/2007 10:48:00
Fair play to Petrov, he's been poor this season (& most of last for that matter) but at least he has the right attitude & from all accounts the ability is there somewhere. As for Maloney..... good player, clearly doesn't want to be at Villa... let him go, as long as we get back what we paid for him. We have players just as good who do want to play for the Villa.
11/09/2007 11:16:00
Let's hope he backs his attitude up on the pitch with how he is off it.
11/09/2007 11:21:00
He's certainly an enigma is Mr. Petrov. He has shown flashes of what he is capable of and at least he seems to be up for a challenge. Maybe a spell in the reserves will boost his confidence up a bit and he'll come roaring back. Take note Maloney!!
11/09/2007 11:23:00
up the villa stan, fair play to you. that is how you endeer yourself to the fans. honest hard work and graft, also showing how commited you are to the cause.
11/09/2007 11:32:00
Sorry He has Talked before blaming everthing but himself. He is too comfortable as too many players are today. He fell out with international coach had another kid Blah Blah Blah He does not have the winner instint MON talks anout Luke having natural Tallent but need to work Petrov does not have that sort of skill or pace so where does he go
11/09/2007 11:37:00
We mant MORE a lot MORE for Maloney than what we paid. £3.5 million at least. He is a good player,I really don't want him to go, but if he doesn't want to play for us then he can **** off. We should then look to get Giles Barnes as a replacement, because we do need cover for Ashley and a skillfull and creative alternative on the bench. Well done to Petrov. I may be in the minority, but I think he can play, and although disappointing, hasn't been as bad as some fans make out.
11/09/2007 11:41:00
From what I have seen of him he is an excellent player and can see the Villa doing well this season.He talks a lot of sense.
11/09/2007 11:57:00
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