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Express & Star Jul 20, 2016

Stiliyan Petrov will not be offered Aston Villa playing deal

Villa have confirmed Stiliyan Petrov will not be offered a playing contract - though the former skipper has been offered the chance to remain with the club.
7500 To Holte Jul 20, 2016

Stan Petrov won't be returning for Aston Villa

Stan Petrov won't be making his second debut for Aston Villa. Aston Villa have today confirmed that they won't be offering a contract to Stiliyan Petrov. The Bulgarian had recently returned to Aston Villa for pre-season training in the hopes of being selected by Roberto Di Matteo for Villa's championship campaign. But Di Matteo will not be offering Petrov a position on his playing staff. Di Matteo said: "Stiliyan is an inspiration to all of us. I have spoken to him and explained my thoughts and offered him the chance to remain at the Club." - Di Matteo This is absolutely gutting for me -...
Express & Star Jul 14, 2016

Roberto Di Matteo hails Stiliyan Petrov pre-season return

Roberto Di Matteo says ex-captain Stiliyan Petrov has been doing ‘very well’ at Villa’s pre-season training camp in Austria.
7500 To Holte Jul 12, 2016

On The Pod My Lord: Episode 6 - Stan Petrov, My Lord, Stan Petrov

Adam, Elis and James discuss Stan Petrov's return at length. Hello and welcome back to On The Pod. James Rushton, Adam Clark and Elis Sandford return to talk Villa, but with a difference. Elis returns after a Euros hangover in which his home country took home all the plaudits. That's right, a difference. Wales earned a place at the head table this summer and Stan Petrov returned to first team football following a pretty traumatic battle with leukemia. Amazing. You won't get that in your usual football team, I guarantee it!. Enjoy! Thank you for listening, we're trying (as are the...
Express & Star Jul 12, 2016

Video: Watch Aston Villa score eight goals!

Watch all of the goals from Aston Villa's opening friendly game on their pre-season tour of Austria as they hammer GAK Graz 8-0.
7500 To Holte Jul 9, 2016

Aston Villa welcome Stan Petrov back in 8-0 victory

The New Era at Aston Villa couldn't be off to a better start, as Roberto Di Matteo's team dispatched Grazer AK 1902 with ease Eight goals to nil! You read that right, Aston Villa WON by eight goals. Just five short months ago, Villa were on the wrong end of a 6-0 beatdown at the hands of Liverpool. Today, they may have been playing Grazer AK (who play in Austria's sixth tier), but it still feels great to get a win by such a large margin How the times have changed. New manager Roberto Di Matteo used two lineups, as this is just the first friendly of Villa's preseason tour. The team...
7500 To Holte Jul 7, 2016

Petrov inclusion highlights Villa’s squad headed to Austria

Roberto Di Matteo will take 24 players with him to Austria this week for training camp, with Stiliyan Petrov joining 23 first-team Villans on the plane. Aston Villa are off to Austria for training camp, and they’ll do so with Stiliyan Petrov on board. Roberto Di Matteo announced the 24-man squad heading on the tour, with the team set to depart today and play a friendly training match against GAK Graz on Saturday. The positional breakdown of the squad is below, but it’s a pretty straightforward one: Of Villa’s 28 first-team players, 23 (plus Petrov) are on the plane to Austria, while...
7500 To Holte Jul 4, 2016

Does this squad number change hint at Petrov's full-time return?

Jordan Ayew has a brand new kit number, which opens up the number 19 for Stiliyan Petrov to make his return. Aston Villa today posted images on their social media channels, which showed Roberto Di Matteo and his Aston Villa side wearing the new Under Armour training gear for the first time. What is interesting though, is the number on Jordan Ayew's kit. Check it out: First shots of Roberto Di Matteo as he takes training in the build-up to the 2016/17 campaign. #AVFC #FightLikeLions pic.twitter.com/4vXT5hYhaa— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) July 4, 2016 Here is a closer look: ...
7500 To Holte Jun 29, 2016

Aston Villa's first day of pre-season training: What have we learned?

The summer holidays are over for Aston Villa's players, and now the real work begins. Today marked the first day of pre-season training for Aston Villa, and with just five weeks to go until the EFL Championship season kicks off, there are a number of things to keep an eye on at Bodymoor Heath, Aston Villa's training ground. Stan the man Great to see you! @StanPetrov19 heads into Bodymoor as our former skipper gets set to train with #AVFC first team. pic.twitter.com/V73tsb0bqG— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) June 29, 2016 Former Aston Villa captain and club legend Stiliyan Petrov...
7500 To Holte Jun 23, 2016

Stan Petrov set to return to Aston Villa’s first team

Stan Petrov is amazing. He told cancer to do one, stuck two fingers up at death and raised a ton of money for various cancer charities. We can confirm @StanPetrov19 will join the first team for pre-season. #AVFC pic.twitter.com/CcwlLjInOF— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) June 23, 2016 As as you can see from the above, he’s about to tell his doubters that he is back. Stan Petrov, in 2016 will return to Aston Villa’s first team this month for a pre-season schedule that could very well see him playing full-time for the team he retired with over three years ago. It’s not a sure...
Express & Star Jun 23, 2016

BREAKING: Stiliyan Petrov to join Aston Villa for pre-season

Villa have confirmed Stiliyan Petrov will join them for pre-season training as the former captain looks to make his professional comeback.

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