Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Petrov Leads Ipswich Victory

Petrov Leads Ipswich Victory

Shay Given has said Stan can be our inspiration as club captain in our potential (sic) relegation battle, as he still had words prior to Ipswich.

Speaking to The Independent Given explained that Stan had not lost his humour in his battle against Leukaemia, as he politely ribbed him ahead of our Ipswich victory:

'Stiliyan asked me if I was playing and if I could remember what I am supposed to do. It's great to see he's still got his sense of humour. It puts everything in perspective and it gives everyone a huge lift. We know we are in a relegation fight but to see the fight Stan is making is really inspirational. He's a real fighter.'

That's what it's all about isn't it, perspective. As club captain we all know Stan is still talking the players, especially the younger ones who admit it frequently and it just makes him even more of a top, top man.

He remains in remission which was the first step, but his fight isn't over yet, and I could speak for everyone here...but knowing the article comments that will follow, I don't have to do I.

In equally respectful news, The Guardian have Shay Given saying the players would like Stan to lead us out at Wembley should we pass the Bradford test:

'It would be up the manager who leads us out and it would also depend on Stan. He is still going through some difficult treatments. One day he is up, one day he is down. But the lads would love it if he could and it would be great for Stan.'

He's our club captain...if we get to Wembley, that is only surely right.

Vital Villa on: facebook

Vital Villa on: twitter

Join Vital Villa

It's easy to REGISTER, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!



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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Monday January 7 2013
Time: 9:00AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
IF we get there, it would be fantastic gesture by PL etc if Stan was up to leading the team out. Lets make sure we get there first.
Pride of Lions
07/01/2013 03:48:00
0
Great idea if we get there.... will certainly add inspriation to our players and our fans. But lets not get cocky. Bradford will be hungry for this and looking at massive bonuses!
leelindsay
07/01/2013 09:26:00
0
As above IF we get there it would be incredible for Stan to lead the team out, not just for him but for the fans and football as a whole - cant see PL objecting as he is big mates with Stan. Hearing that he is still involved with the club, picking up spirits and giving advice to the young lads just quantifies the upmost respect I have for Stan.
Lion Heart
07/01/2013 09:47:00
0
IF we get there, as I have said before then the whole day should be made a Petrov Day. He should lead the team out, we should have a coloured cards around the ground showing the number 19. Should we do something silly like win the damn trophy then Stan should be the one to collect it. Everything for the whole day should involve our Captain. The 19th minute.UTV
voiceoftheholte
07/01/2013 15:55:00
0
Would be a good touch wouldn't it. Only thing I disagree on voice, was if we are lucky enough to win, captain on the day collects it, but Stan certainly follows up after.
mike_field
07/01/2013 17:30:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Barnsley Frustration For RDM

Roberto Di Matteo was again left ruing a late conceded goal in our trip to Oakwell and Barnsley last night.

A Fan Convinced RDM Cannot Arrest This Form

A worrying post from hightrinity on Roberto Di Matteo and his inabilities at all the manager jobs he's had.

Villa Fan Says The Problems Are Not Mental For Players

Glensider says the talk of our problems being a mental issue with the players is hogwash...

Video Highlights & Fans Reactions To Barnsley Draw

Video of the Barnsley draw and Aston Villa fans reactions.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Barnsley MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Gollini2%
Bacuna6%
Elphick0%
Chester3%
Cissokho0%
Adomah3%
Tshibola3%
Jedinak0%
Grealish0%
Kodjia32%
Ayew45%
Sub - Westwood3%
Sub - Gestede3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 10 7 1 2 22 5
2 Norwich 9 6 2 1 20 6
3 Brighton 10 5 3 2 18 6
4 Brentford 10 5 2 3 17 9
5 Bristol City 10 5 2 3 17 6
6 Birmingham 10 4 5 1 17 4
7 Sheff Wed 10 5 2 3 17 0
8 Reading 10 5 2 3 17 -3
9 Newcastle 9 5 1 3 16 10
10 Barnsley 10 5 1 4 16 6
11 Wolves 10 4 3 3 15 2
12 Fulham 10 3 5 2 14 -2
13 Ipswich 10 3 4 3 13 0
14 Leeds Utd 10 4 1 5 13 -2
15 Forest 10 3 3 4 12 -2
16 Q.P.R. 10 3 3 4 12 -4
17 Aston Villa 10 1 7 2 10 0
18 Burton 10 2 4 4 10 -2
19 Preston 10 3 1 6 10 -4
20 Derby County 10 2 3 5 9 -4
21 Wigan 10 2 2 6 8 -2
22 Blackburn 10 2 2 6 8 -7
23 Cardiff 10 2 2 6 8 -9
24 Rotherham 10 1 3 6 6 -13
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Blog: Sepang Preview
Latest Vital Boxing News
Tyson Fury Medical Status Definition Required
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 30 2016 12:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear622
2.sirdennis361
3.glensider350
4.Fulford329
5.Silhillvilla234
6.Melon Donkey231
7.villasince67182
8.kefkat176
9.DeanoVilla146
10.JuanPabloAngel142
Write for Vital Football