UK time is: 19:58:34
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Petrov Was Consistently Excellent

Martin O'Neill has praised Stiliyan Petrov for being consistently excellent this season and says the new contract is the reward for that.

Speaking on the official site today after Petrov completed putting to paper on his new shiny 4 year contract yesterday, O'Neill praised Petrov's attitude and commitment to improving himself by revealing that the Bulgarian midfielder never once came a knocking on his door during the dark times that surrounded his claret and blue career.

'I am delighted for Stiliyan. It's a real boost for the club. He has had a great season for us. He's deserved the contract.

'I was really happy he won both Player of the Year awards but more importantly in my opinion, I am glad he has shown the supporters what a really good footballer he is this season.

'Consistency is the key word. He has been consistently excellent every week and I think that has won over the fans. It has made him such a popular person with the players and the supporters.

'He never came in asking about his future even when times were low. He decided the only way was to go and battle through it. Even in the dark days, he felt that he could succeed here. To come back in the manner he has done speaks volumes for the player.'

It certainly does, Petrov has been a completely different player forus this season and we all hope that this is what we can come to expect from him.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Premier League odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online




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

The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 21 2009

Time: 3:10PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Villa's Dealings Done? (Monday September 1 2014)

Canales Bid Made? (Monday September 1 2014)

The Villa Times - 01/09/2014 (Monday September 1 2014)

Ron Vlaar Going NOWHERE - Concrete News (Monday September 1 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. The Fear 100
2. DeanoVilla 70
3. Pride of Lions 40
4. sirdennis 36
5. david-avfc 34
6. Fulford 27
7. Villan57 22
8. Bonker 21
9. kefkat 20
10. littleburtonvilla 20

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Aston Villa 2 - 1 Hull City
Aston Villa 0 - 0 Newcastle
Stoke 0 - 1 Aston Villa

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 3 3 0 0 +7 9
2. Swansea 3 3 0 0 +5 9
3. Aston Villa 3 2 1 0 +2 7
4. Man City 3 2 0 1 +3 6
5. Liverpool 3 2 0 1 +2 6
6. Spurs 3 2 0 1 +2 6
7. Arsenal 3 1 2 0 +1 5

Breaking League News

Liverpool: Reds Rejected Borini Offers
Liverpool : 02/09/2014 19:09:00
Cleverley - Villa Decision Was An Easy One
Aston Villa : 02/09/2014 18:18:00
Fitness Is The Key For Morrison & Davidson
WBA : 02/09/2014 17:58:00
New 5 Year Deal for Cesar
Chelsea : 02/09/2014 17:43:00
Mane Deals Also Goes Through
Southampton : 02/09/2014 17:39:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa Player Of Month (August)
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Guzan 8%
Cissokho 19%
Hutton 55%
Senderos 3%
Vlaar 2%
Delph 1%
Richardson 1%
Westwood 1%
Sanchez 0%
N'Zogbia 1%
Bent 1%
Grealish 2%
Agbonlahor 4%
Weimann 2%