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Petrov - We Need To Forget Chelsea

Stiliyan Petrov has called on his team mates to forget about the Chelsea result last weekend and not let it ruin our season.

Speaking on the Official Site Petrov admitted that the team lacked spirit and that training this week was going to feel incredibly long winded before they get the chance to put things right against Bolton.

'We didn't show any spirit which is very surprising. We always battle but we lost our heart which is not like us.'

Adding that it's been a fantastic season so far and they can't let one freaky result ruin it.

Adding himself to the list thus far containing only James Collins, Petrov also apologised to the fans for the result and performance and added that the away support had been 'magnificent' this season.

'We feel sorry for the travelling fans because they have been magnificent for us and what they saw wasn't pleasant.'

At least that's two players who could be bothered to apologise.

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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 29 2010

Time: 3:08PM

Your Comments

No-one should ever forget this result. By all means put the result behind yourself, but never forget. Apparently, what happened last season, which was similarly pathetic, was also forgotten, and the result is that the same mistakes have happened again. So the trick is not to forget, but to remember and to learn. But then, you can't teach an old dog new tricks.
Albarnista
I wonder if the Villa team will repay the Chelsea match entrance money ( like Wigan ) then they won't forget, because they must remember this pain and not go there again, I won't forget. When was the last time Villa lost by a six goal difference?
Rightsofway
Rightsofway it was 1986. We will have to see if the lessons are learnt. After Spuds scored 9 against Wigan they failed to score at home against Stoke and Wolves. Good players and managers treat adversity as a challenge and go on to better things. Look at Manure when the Barcodes put 5 past them and they still won the league. I also think they won the League the season the mighty Southampton put 6 past them. And didn't Redscouse concede 6 at home to Arsenal in the same season they won the Champions League. Saturday was a right kick in the goolies. But it has happened to better teams than us and better managers than M'ON. It is what happens in the coming weeks that shows wether this was a freak result or a sign of worse to come? I think it was a one off but no doubt the doomsday merchants will point to one result and not the gradual improvement in the team over the last 4 years.
voiceoftheholte
Rightsofway it was 1986. We will have to see if the lessons are learnt. After Spuds scored 9 against Wigan they failed to score at home against Stoke and Wolves. Good players and managers treat adversity as a challenge and go on to better things. Look at Manure when the Barcodes put 5 past them and they still won the league. I also think they won the League the season the mighty Southampton put 6 past them. And didn't Redscouse concede 6 at home to Arsenal in the same season they won the Champions League. Saturday was a right kick in the goolies. But it has happened to better teams than us and better managers than M'ON. It is what happens in the coming weeks that shows wether this was a freak result or a sign of worse to come? I think it was a one off but no doubt the doomsday merchants will point to one result and not the gradual improvement in the team over the last 4 years.
voiceoftheholte
look back over the last 4 seasons and we seem to pick up these one off 'freak' results, too often, although Chelsea was by far the worst. Odd isn't it As to his platitudes, if I thought for one minute he meant it I'd be impressed but its just standard platitude speak after a horrendous performance.
avfc48
look back over the last 4 seasons and we seem to pick up these one off 'freak' results, too often, although Chelsea was by far the worst. Odd isn't it As to his platitudes, if I thought for one minute he meant it I'd be impressed but its just standard platitude speak after a horrendous performance.
avfc48
Good shout, voice. Everton lost 1-6 to Arsenal on the first day of the season, then drew 2-2 at the Emirates and now they're going like a train. Saturday at Bolton will tell a lot about the team, but how sweet it would be if we could get revenge at Wembley and really inject a bit of life back into the squad.
Madirish
Good point well made Madirish. but as 48 points out these 'freak' results happen to often. I mean during M'ONs reign we have had 'freak' results when we scored 5 against Burnley and Bolton and 6 against Blackburn and that is just this season. Last season we scored 4 at Wigan and 4 against Bolton and Man City. Freaky, but it gets freakier. The previous season we scored 4 at Chelsea and Spuds (although they were just regular, run of the mill 8 goal thrillers). And during the same season we got even freakier 4 at Blackburn and 6 at Derby, as well as 4 at home to Bolton and 5 against the B-lose. However to balance it up, over the same period we have been tonked by 4 at Manure and 5 at Redscouse. So all hail avfc48 for spotting that 'freaky' results happen a bit to often. Some people forget that we are meant to be 'supporters'. The dictionary definition being 'hold up, sustain, assist, being supportive'. They look for easy ways at knocking those who they say they are suporters of. In terms of the dictionary there are far too many who are not supporters. And not one to sit on the fence that means the likes of 48. He is destructive and not constructive. And he still is upset that M'ON got the job over his preference which was Jurgen Klinnsman (that is correct, Jurgen Klinnsman lol) Now is the time to show your support, if you are a supporter because the players and management need it. Anybody can be a supporter when things have gone well. Real supporters help the club through the not so good patches as well. If you can call one freak result in a season where we have only lost 7 league and cup games out of the 43 we have played, whilst going to Wembley twice, beating Manure, Chelsea and Redscouse a not so good patch. I can honestly say I despise the likes of 48, with his snidy comments and his vitriol against the club. We have been fighting against his kind for years, and it is his ilk that make some people think all Villa fans are fickle.
voiceoftheholte
Good point well made Madirish. but as 48 points out these 'freak' results happen to often. I mean during M'ONs reign we have had 'freak' results when we scored 5 against Burnley and Bolton and 6 against Blackburn and that is just this season. Last season we scored 4 at Wigan and 4 against Bolton and Man City. Freaky, but it gets freakier. The previous season we scored 4 at Chelsea and Spuds (although they were just regular, run of the mill 8 goal thrillers). And during the same season we got even freakier 4 at Blackburn and 6 at Derby, as well as 4 at home to Bolton and 5 against the B-lose. However to balance it up, over the same period we have been tonked by 4 at Manure and 5 at Redscouse. So all hail avfc48 for spotting that 'freaky' results happen a bit to often. Some people forget that we are meant to be 'supporters'. The dictionary definition being 'hold up, sustain, assist, being supportive'. They look for easy ways at knocking those who they say they are suporters of. In terms of the dictionary there are far too many who are not supporters. And not one to sit on the fence that means the likes of 48. He is destructive and not constructive. And he still is upset that M'ON got the job over his preference which was Jurgen Klinnsman (that is correct, Jurgen Klinnsman lol) Now is the time to show your support, if you are a supporter because the players and management need it. Anybody can be a supporter when things have gone well. Real supporters help the club through the not so good patches as well. If you can call one freak result in a season where we have only lost 7 league and cup games out of the 43 we have played, whilst going to Wembley twice, beating Manure, Chelsea and Redscouse a not so good patch. I can honestly say I despise the likes of 48, with his snidy comments and his vitriol against the club. We have been fighting against his kind for years, and it is his ilk that make some people think all Villa fans are fickle.
voiceoftheholte
However much I dislike 48 for his disgraceful attitude to the club because it doesn't fit in with his agenda, I must balance it up by saying that I have heard that he is a very decent sort if you take Villa out of the picture.
voiceoftheholte
However much I dislike 48 for his disgraceful attitude to the club because it doesn't fit in with his agenda, I must balance it up by saying that I have heard that he is a very decent sort if you take Villa out of the picture.
voiceoftheholte
VOTH, you have just summed up my thoughts perfectly!! For the last 3 years we have been one of the most entertaining teams in the premier league while breaking ourselves back into the top 6 consistently, to go any further is incredibly difficult, but at least we are giving it a go!
avnath
VOTH, you have just summed up my thoughts perfectly!! For the last 3 years we have been one of the most entertaining teams in the premier league while breaking ourselves back into the top 6 consistently, to go any further is incredibly difficult, but at least we are giving it a go!
avnath
 

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