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Come On Stiliyan Petrov!

Sounds like Stiliyan Petrov is going through a bit of a crisis, he admits he hasn't hit the form he would have liked to this season but is determined to still make a major impact at Villa Park.

This is where it would be fascinating to talk to the players, to really try to get a feel for what it is like from their point of view, trouble is the e-journalists don't get access, only access we have is via quotes from the official site. Shame that, maybe in a more limited capacity, e-journalists or web site editors don't get some sort of access in the form of meetings or news conferences. We might not be accredited press, but we are usually far more passionate and often reach the footballing fans specifically far quicker than some of the papers! (Ramble over).

The Bulgarian international told the official site:

'I'm still looking for my first Villa Park goal and hopefully it will be a case of once I get one I can go on a bit of a run. I know what I can do, it's just not the best at the moment. But I keep working and it will come. It will take a while for the January signings. You need time for everybody to click together and learn to play together. But we're working hard and that will come.'

And on the crunch clash against Everton tonight the midfielder adds: 'This will be a hard game and that win up at Everton is in the past now. We're looking forward and we need to take the three points. All the boys are motivated and we're happy that all the international players have come back without injuries. We're all prepared for tonight's game. Everton are a decent side on a good run, but they're all decent sides in this league and if you don't concentrate, you get punished. We need to be playing at our best.'

'We need some home wins. We've got some very good games coming up and we need to start picking up points - hopefully starting tonight.'

Amen to that!




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 2 2007

Time: 11:51AM

Your Comments

come on Stan, the fans are just dying to see you at your best. He was awesome on his debut, so he CAN do it!
The Fear
Amen to that. If only he could produce the form expected of him it would lift the whole side and have us looking forward, not fearing what may happen. But then football is all about 'ifs'
Gordonsleftboot
hope he waits till tuesday for his big turn around
EvertonMike
Its not just Stan though is it? Theres 10 other players who need to step up to the plate tonight and prove to the manager they want to at Villa next season.
col8
The whole team needs to improve big time. The effort is there despite what some people say, it's the quality thats lacking. I think that stems from confidence as even the quality players such as Petrov are panicking and giving the ball early rather than using a bit of skill and guile.
DeanoVilla
The jury is very much still out on Stan, if he can find the form of his debut game I for one will be delighted
fatloser
wouldn't have had any faith in Stan if not for that outstanding debut and a couple of other glimpses. I guess we don't know the full facts and so it is difficult, for me it is simple, 90 mins, just do it!
The Fear
Petrov started off well but seems to have got bogged down - perhaps Scottish footy was to easy for him :-)
merlin
Our midfield needs to perform as I collective unit, I can't remeber when we last dominated a game from there. Petrov has done no worse than Maccan to be honest. The fans need to really get behind the players tonight, this is when they need our support. I think a draw is most likely.
tarzan
Here in the US, there are many profesional atheletes with their own blogs. They are some of the most interesting and entertaining blogs to read. It would be great if Barry or Gabby or others could write a weekly blog from a footballers prospective.
attila11101
we need a spark in midfield with experience, HENDRIE but it looks like his gone
Newman
Petrov is stuggling, but so is the team as a whole. Massively underperforming. Its obvious to all that the team is far from the finished product, but hopefully after a summer of strengthening and reshaping, both Stan and the team will show a huge improvement 2007-08.
glensider
 

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