Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Petrov Happy With Villa

Petrov Happy With Villa

Stiliyan Petrov says he is delighted that he has moved to Aston Villa from Celtic and says he is 'very excited' about the future.

He told the official site speaking of this season:

'We've played quite well all season, but too many matches just haven't gone our way and that's what we need to put right.' Adding on a personal note, 'This season has been really amazing for me on a personal level and I'm glad I made the move to Aston Villa last summer. This club is definitely heading in the right direction and I'm very excited about the future.'

He also says the arrival of John 'the hulk' Carew and Ashley 'the, errm........' Young will reap rewards for now and into the coming seasons.

'John Carew and Ashley Young are playing really well together and they suit each other as an attacking pair. The fans have taken to them straight away and I think we'll see a lot more goals from them before the end of the season. We've got a team full of pace now, which is very important in a league like the Premiership, because it's very, very fast.'

'There are always areas we can improve on, but it's great that we move the ball around the pitch so quickly.'

I'd say just about every area in the team needs improving if we truly are (and I have no doubt we are) trying to get to the next level. Some of our players are good Premiership players but aren't Champions League or Uefa Cup quality surely? Certainly not top 4-5 quality anyway.

Also surprised he has said the season has been amazing for him personally, he has certainly not shown that on the pitch, apart from his great debut and a few glimpses in other matches. Hopefully he'll soon settle and do the business, the quality is there but the performances haven't been this season and at times I've forgotten he was on the pitch!

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday March 14 2007
Time: 2:38PM


He probably means with what he has learnt from the English game. I don't think he has done bad at all. Definately room for improvement and I truly beleiie we will see the best of him next season cause without a shadow of a doubt he is a top player.
14/03/2007 16:36:00
Good to read. Positive talk from Stiliyan, cleared up a few questions and doubts.
15/03/2007 02:55:00
Yet another performance last night where he went missing too many times. Being one of the only few experienced players in the squad he should be leading by example.
Hoss The Villain
15/03/2007 08:24:00
But are the faithful happy with Petrov 9 months and the jury is stil out.
15/03/2007 21:33:00
He certainly has his critics col8, which surprises me. I think he's playing as well as can be expected considering he's performing in basically a struggling side. I rate him, think he's a more than decent footballer, and believe that he'll prove his worth over the next few seasons.
20/03/2007 02:28:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment


Recent Aston Villa Articles

Something For The Weekend (505)

Stoking the fires of doubt..

The Aston Villa Injury Table...

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

Two Fixtures Moved For Sky

Two of Aston Villa's games in the month of December have been switched following selection by Sky Sports.

Siegrist Heads To Solihull

Goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist has headed to National League North side Solihull Moors for the next month.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists


Current Poll (see more polls)

Tim Sherwood?
Suggested By: JP Fear
It will all click and be fine8%
Not going to work out49%
Give him til end Nov then look again21%
Give him til end of Dec then look again6%
No idea anymore, Villa confuse me!16%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 8 6 0 2 18 12
2 Arsenal 8 5 1 2 16 6
3 Man Utd 8 5 1 2 16 4
4 Crystal Palace 8 5 0 3 15 4
5 Leicester City 8 4 3 1 15 2
6 West Ham 8 4 2 2 14 6
7 Everton 8 3 4 1 13 4
8 Spurs 8 3 4 1 13 4
9 Southampton 8 3 3 2 12 3
10 Liverpool 8 3 3 2 12 -2
11 Swansea 8 2 4 2 10 0
12 Watford 8 2 4 2 10 -1
13 Norwich 8 2 3 3 9 -2
14 Stoke 8 2 3 3 9 -2
15 AFC Bournemouth 8 2 2 4 8 -2
16 Chelsea 8 2 2 4 8 -5
17 WBA 8 2 2 4 8 -5
18 Aston Villa 8 1 1 6 4 -5
19 Sunderland 8 0 3 5 3 -10
20 Newcastle 8 0 3 5 3 -11
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
2015 - Russian GP - FP2
Latest Vital Boxing News
Groves Wants McCracken Tie-Up
The Vital Football Members League

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Oct 17 2015 3:00PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 24 2015 3:00PM : Swansea City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 27 2015 7:45PM : Southampton (a)
Capital One Cup
Nov 2 2015 8:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 8 2015 1:30PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 21 2015 3:00PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

1.Pride of Lions404
3.The Fear182
Vital Football Comment