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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.

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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 7 2013

Time: 9:00AM

Your Comments

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
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
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
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
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
 

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