Writer: J P Fear
Date:Sunday June 7 2009
Stiliyan Petrov says he would love to be the new Villa captain after the departure of Gareth Barry and sad retirement of Martin Laursen.
The 29-year-old Bulgarian, who only recently signed a new four year contract at Villa, said it would be an 'honour' to lead the team out.
'The captaincy of Aston Villa is a great honour. It's a great club and one with a long tradition and fantastic history. It's great to be a captain and to lead the team out. People say that the captaincy doesn't make a difference, but it certainly does.'
Petrov won the player of the year at Villa and also on Vital Villa...!
He has featured in two recent wins on our Vital polls. The one was for our player of the season:
Player Of The Season?
Poll date: 28 May 2009
Suggested by: JP Fear
Stiliyan Petrov (41%)
Luke Young (12%)
Gareth Barry (9%)
Ashley Young (8%)
John Carew (7%)
Brad Friedel (7%)
Martin Laursen (6%)
James Milner (3%)
Nigel Hokey-Cokey (2%)
Steve Sidwell (1%)
Carlos Cuellar (1%)
Gabriel Agbonlahor (1%)
Curtis Davies (1%)
Zat Knight (1%)
The other had 73% say Stan should be the new captain.
If Barry goes, who should skipper Villa?
Poll date: 01 Jun 2009
Suggested by: Villan444
Stan, Bulgarian captain and reliable (73%)
Reo 'can'tholdontotheball' Coker (6%)
Milner, England U21's captain (5%)
Carew, bigger than everyone else! (4%)
Davies, former WBA skipper (4%)
Brad Friedel (4%)
Date:Sunday June 7 2009
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