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Petrov Backed To Be Blues Slayer

Petrov Backed To Be Blues Slayer

Oh no, Mark Lawrenson, what have you done? After weeks of backing us to win (quite correctly along with Mystic Mug last week in the 2-0 v Derby) he has come out with a 1-1 v Blues on Sunday.

He told the BBC site: 'Another derby in a weekend of big games in the Premier League. Birmingham are back in the top flight and there will be some added intrigue, with Liam Ridgewell moving from Villa Park to St Andrews in the summer. I sometimes feel with these games the occasion takes over and football gets pushed out. I will go for a draw in a tense, nervy affair.'

Actually, difficult to argue with the sentiment, the feeling and passion is often not reflected in the game. Still, Mystic Mug
has polished his ball well and good and is going for a 1-0 Villa scoreline.

Vital Villa, in a poll suggested by Villabikes29, asked After Cahill's exploits 2 years ago, who will be our unlikely hero this Sunday?

Up step Bulgarian international Stiliyan Petrov according to 45%. Go on Stan, be a Villa hero and set yourself on the road to a more impressive contribution for the claret and blue's!

Next up was Ridgwell who polled 14% with a predicted own goal. A man who most likely won't even be on the bench, Mustapha Salifou, polled 13%. Blimey, what a baptism of fire he'd have if picked!

The rest:

Olof Mellberg (8%)
Marlon Harewood (7%)
Wilfred Bouma (5%)
Scott Carson (4%)
Curtis Davies (2%)
Isaiah Osbourne (1%)
Stuart Taylor (1%)

Our latest poll asks for your predictions on the game, will Villa win or win?



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday November 9 2007
Time: 2:36PM

Comments

0
Where the option for a Villa win? :)
DeanoVilla
09/11/2007 14:40:00
0
Surely if we expect Petrove to be our "unlikely" hero, he is no longer unlikely :-/
Villain Of The North
09/11/2007 15:19:00
0
a win win situation, you guys must be positive about a WIN then!! lol reckon you'll out class brum, reckon it'll be 3-1 to villa. 1982!! lol
SMOKIEJACK
09/11/2007 15:38:00
0
Got 1-1 written all over it I am afraid.
DrWatford
09/11/2007 15:59:00
0
what's happened to Petrov? He was great at Celtic but he looks like he's struggling in the Prem. Any idea why?
merlin
09/11/2007 17:00:00
0
maybe hes not as good as everyone thought he was...
villabikes29
09/11/2007 17:18:00
0
ahem, good point villain of the north! Had to put win/win, can't contemplate a loss! Think Petrov has struggled to get up to the Prem speed Merlin. The SPL is a different kettle of fish and he has admitted that he cuuld cruise up there knowing the result apart from when they were playing Rangers.
The Fear
09/11/2007 17:27:00
0
Draw is the form result, lets see! oink
tarzan
09/11/2007 17:29:00
0
Anything could happen, and probably will. Difficult game to call, they always are. Defeat right now is unthinkable, but we'd get over it, and before you know it we'd be turning our attention towards Middlesbrough and Blackburn. Just hope we turn up, compete, and give it all we've got. Do that and we'll be o.k.
glensider
09/11/2007 17:48:00
0
Dead right Glen , you've hit the nail on the head. Many of our fams expect us to win every game, that's fine bt it sets us for disappointment. Away wins in the premiership areas rare as rocking horse poop this year.
tarzan
09/11/2007 18:43:00
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