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Stiliyan Petrov-Returning The Favour

Started on 4 August 2013 by tomwill
Latest Reply on 6 August 2013 by tomwill
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Paul Lambert sacked by Aston Villa

Aston Villa have sacked manager Paul Lambert only one season at Villa. Chairman Randy Lerner stated that the performances in that season was rubbish and at times very emmbarrasing.

The now former manager had previously managed Livingston from 2005–2006, Wycombe Wanderers from 2006–2008, Colchester United 2008-2009 and Norwich City from 2009-2012. Before he ventured into management, Paul Lambert played for St. Mirren from 1986–1993 where he had 227 apperances scoring 14 goals, Motherwell from 1993–1996 where he played 103 games and scored 6 goals, Borussia Dortmund from 1996–1997 where he had 44 apperances and 1 goal, Celtic from 1997–2005 where he enjoyed 193 games and scored 4 goals and finally he ended his career at Livingston with only 7 games but 0 goals.

Randy Lerner also stated that after this he thinks Aston Villa can push on and climb up the table in the coming seasons all they have to do now is find a manager who is up for a challenge.
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The search for a new manager begins

Aston Villa have started their quest to sign a new manager. The bookies have named the favourites as Fulham manager Martin Jol, AS Saint Etienne manager Christophe Galtier and former Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov. Who will become manager?? We will find out.
Good luck :)
Gotta feeling Petrov might get it. :P

Good luck!

Aston Villa legend Stiliyan Petrov takes over the Villains

Former Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov comes back to the club this time as manager. The Bulgarian retired from football at 34 whilst at Villa after his battle with leukaemia went into remission. He played 186 games for the club scoring 9 goals after playing 228 games for Celtic scoring 55.

On 30 March 2012, Petrov was diagnosed with acute leukaemia. The condition was diagnosed following tests after Petrov developed a fever following Aston Villa's 3–0 defeat to Arsenal. Because of this, Petrov told Bulgarian press that he planned to retire from club and international football; his agent later denied any reports of retirement: "It is not true that Stiliyan has said he is retiring from football. What he did say was that he was fighting for his life and that he will fight to recover." He visited Villa Park for the visit of Chelsea and in the 19th minute, the crowd gave him an ovation with applause. Petrov's shirt number was 19, hence the 19th minute. Aston Villa lost the match 2–4. The tribute caught the imagination of fans, and home and away fans now repeat the ovation at every Villa game.

On 10 June Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert announced that Petrov would remain Aston Villa's club captain for the 2012–13 season. In his absence the team captaincy was taken over by Dutch defender Ron Vlaar. On his 33rd birthday, Petrov visited his teammates on the first day of their pre season training, and was presented with a cake by the players, who sang happy birthday to him and gave him a round of applause.On 2 August 2012, it was announced that Petrov's leukaemia was in remission.

Petrov is now back with full backing from the backroom staff and fans. Randy Lerner the chairman has full belief and reckons Stiliyan can lead them to success.
2013-08-05 15:16#125525 Kane : Gotta feeling Petrov might get it. :P

Good luck!
How did you know?? ;)
Good luck Tom
2013-08-05 15:31#125532 sedsosedso : Good luck Tom
Thanks Mate :D
Good Luck! :)

Petrov:Start Of An Era

When I arrived at the training ground on that first day in charge of Villa my heart skipped a beat. I was really pleased I was back at a club that backed and appreciated me even when I wasn't playing due to illness. The first person I met was the chairman, Randy Lerner, who I knew very well and had a great relationship with when I was a player and still did. After a nice chat with the guy I walked outside to admire the facility.,,10265~11401243,00.jpg

As always it was in mint condition and looking as great as ever.

After that I traveled to Villa Park where I was scheduled for a press conference and then I was asked to introduce myself as manager to a packed Villa Park.

Between me and you the press conference was very boring so I wont go into detail. Then for my final destination of the day: The Villa Park Pitch.

The reception was outstanding and all the fans gave me a standing ovasion. For the icing on the cake on the screen was this photo:

I'd like to thank the fans for their continuing support and I hope I can bring success to Aston Villa. Thank You and Goodbye for now.
Love a Villa story! Are you using the update? They have quality players! Love your style by the way. :)
2013-08-05 19:30#125611 HamoudiLFC : Love a Villa story! Are you using the update? They have quality players! Love your style by the way. :)
Thanks I hope you will like it. Yes im using pr0's update. Thanks Mate. :D
I'd like to see Villa back on track!¬
2013-08-05 20:36#125642 The Scouse Assassin : I'd like to see Villa back on track!¬
So would I and hopefully they will be soon :D

Villas preperations for the season continue with friendlies.

Stiliyan Petrov's Aston Villa continue their preperations with friendlies. Lets see how they got on.

Not that bad results possibly could have done better but some good positives there.

Transfer Roundup

Now the Transfer Window has closed we will now look at the buisness that hass been done by Villa.

The only in comes from Sunderland as Craig Gardner joins his brother, as he comes in on loan for the season

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