Everyone at Aston Villa loves Stiliyan Petrov. The 39-year-old Bulgarian became an icon at Villa Park and the fans love it when he returns to the club on matchdays. What they haven’t loved, though, is his 1-to-11 of teammates from his days at the club, which Aston Villa put on Twitter.
Icons: @StanPetrov19 played with some top-class talent during his time in the claret and blue – but who makes his Dream Team?
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) 12 November 2018
Loads of Villa fans have been slating some of Petrov’s picks for his dream team, with Alan Hutton coming under heavy fire for his inclusion. Whilst there are a lot of quality players who will have missed out on the team, the fact that Petrov only spent six years with the club before having to take a career break as he battled with cancer means that his options for each position would have been limited.
Either way, his team has come under fire. That’s not to say that the Bulgarian’s side isn’t a quality eleven and a lot of Villains would die to have the team that Petrov has named ahead of their current group in the Championship. One day, though, some of the current stars may be able to stake a claim to be in their own icon’s eleven and if they can help the club regain promotion to the Premier league then they’ll be going down in Villa history.
You can read The Villains’ verdict on Petrov’s picks here:
No McGrath, Mortimer or MacInally?
— Gary Worton (@BassManGaz) November 12, 2018
Downing? Really? Would this be with his broken ankle or him deciding he wanted to play elsewhere? He wasn’t a good example of a talented Villa player #UTV
— Chris Pritchard (@creativechrispy) November 12, 2018
This must be a mistake….. I can’t see McGrath!!!
— Stuart (@sandwichstu) November 13, 2018
This was the team that got us top 6 every one was cheering them ,#AVFC
— Big Rides (@daniellancaste8) November 12, 2018
Hutton & Gabby – no chance!
— MonophonicShadow (@synthshadow303) November 12, 2018
Yes, Hutton has become an icon (in fact, our own pet physco) but I would like Mark Delaney although Luke Young would be admirable.
— James Brian Davis (@jbd656) November 12, 2018
This was the team Stan picked or is this a suggestion by the Villa Twitter gimps?
— Craig Cadwaladr (@CraigXVI) November 12, 2018
— I’m Hard 4 Aston Villa (@Hard4AstonVilla) November 12, 2018
The Villa Park faithful have bags of respect for Petrov, but can’t help but disagree with at least a few of his selections.
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