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Players Agree With Fans - Petrov For Captain

There is a short article in The Mirror by James Nursey saying that Stiliyan Petrov is favourite amongst the Villa players to be the new Villa skipper following the departure of Łareth Barry and retirement of Martin Laursen.

We asked the same of you on June 1.... at the time it was an 'if' but was all about who should be the new captain.

If Barry goes, who should skipper Villa?
Poll Date: 01 Jun 2009
Suggested By: Villan444

Results were:
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%
a.n.other 4%

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 14 2009

Time: 4:02PM

Your Comments

i wouldnt mind out of friedel or petrov?
tr1dent
i wouldnt mind out of friedel or petrov?
tr1dent
Petrov for me without a doubt
irish villa
Petrov for me without a doubt
irish villa
I think John Carew would be an excellent captain. Ever since the arrival of Heskey he has been a much better player and leads by ezample. Although i gather from other people Petrov would be better but for me he is too quiet of a player. Friedel would be also good being always in the team. Could have him as captain for a season whilst we settle the ship. Maybe the defence will listen to him and he might be able to stop conceding poor defensive error type goals
VillaSlice
I think John Carew would be an excellent captain. Ever since the arrival of Heskey he has been a much better player and leads by ezample. Although i gather from other people Petrov would be better but for me he is too quiet of a player. Friedel would be also good being always in the team. Could have him as captain for a season whilst we settle the ship. Maybe the defence will listen to him and he might be able to stop conceding poor defensive error type goals
VillaSlice
Totally agree with Petrov, I think he will be great and hes got a good mind of attack and defense.
Layzee
Totally agree with Petrov, I think he will be great and hes got a good mind of attack and defense.
Layzee
I think that as of this minute, Stiliyan is the obvious choice, but who knows, maybe Martin O'Neill will bring in a ready made captain from elsewhere? Brad Friedel is no doubt in with a shout, but personally I'm not so keen on a goalkeeper being the skipper, I'd much rather an outfield player. Selecting a captain right now is hardly our most pressing concern though, focus should be on the team/squad strengthening that is now reaching a critical stage. O.K., maybe its not ultra-important to have our strongest team (including new faces) out at either London or Layer Road, but surely we want to send close to our premiership starting team into The Peace Cup tournament?
glensider
I think that as of this minute, Stiliyan is the obvious choice, but who knows, maybe Martin O'Neill will bring in a ready made captain from elsewhere? Brad Friedel is no doubt in with a shout, but personally I'm not so keen on a goalkeeper being the skipper, I'd much rather an outfield player. Selecting a captain right now is hardly our most pressing concern though, focus should be on the team/squad strengthening that is now reaching a critical stage. O.K., maybe its not ultra-important to have our strongest team (including new faces) out at either London or Layer Road, but surely we want to send close to our premiership starting team into The Peace Cup tournament?
glensider
Nobody better to represent the club on and off the pitch he is a class act.Pet for captain.
lerneravfc
Nobody better to represent the club on and off the pitch he is a class act.Pet for captain.
lerneravfc
it will be petrov . he,s had one good season in three and martin loves him
one match ban
it will be petrov . he,s had one good season in three and martin loves him
one match ban
He`s actually had two good seasons in three.
lerneravfc
He`s actually had two good seasons in three.
lerneravfc
don,t know what you call good .but l thought we bought a atacking midfielder . l,m still waiting for the atacking bit
one match ban
don,t know what you call good .but l thought we bought a atacking midfielder . l,m still waiting for the atacking bit
one match ban
 

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