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Martin Petrov Thwarted In Bid To Leave City

Good grief. Rigsby's agent goes to the Bulgarian press to reveal the player's 'disappointment' that his proposed move to Spurs has fallen through...

Following Petrov's summer statement to the Bulgarian media that threatened his departure unless he got regular first team football, this will come as a profound let down to a City faithful and indeed club who have stuck by the 30 year old throughout last season's serious knee injury:

Luchezar Taney told Darik Radio: 'I can say that Martin wanted to join Tottenham. You see that he has some problems at City and that's why he decided to look elsewhere and Spurs made an offer for him. But it's not the end of the world. He has one year of his contract left and we'll see after that. Manchester City rejected the deal mainly due to manager Mark Hughes' unwillingness."

Alongside Javier Garrido, Petrov is one of the last Sven-Goran Eriksson signings to remain on th current City playing strength. Immensely popular, he's chipped in with invaluable goals on numerous occasions.

Clearly, something is badly wrong and one can't imagine that he is difficult to manage right now. However, the news that the questionably unstable David Bentely will no longer be coming to East Manchester will see many of us breathe a sigh of relief.

A word for the rag's Dimitar Berbaflop. He went to the press this week publicly advising Petrov to leave City for Spurs, 'a bigger club.'

The Dracula lookalike would do well to keep an eye on his own flagging fortunes.


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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 1 2009

Time: 5:37PM

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do you not have any fans? no comments?
You could always go one further and visit our forums, you know.
Johnny Baguette
I think were both happy the Bentley/Petrov deal didnt happen.
yawn.. get back on the bench Rigsby your good cover
Teamofrobbiekeanes do you?
We're still waiting on official confirmation of Dunney's departure to Villa. Pay off delaying signing according to Irish media.
Johnny Baguette
You'd have to visit the forums to see the fans debating the issues, TeamofRobbieKeanes. Johnny Baguette is our number one spokesman... And all of us read his articles -- but the discussion, real discussion not the posturing from most fan sites Vital excepted -- is continuous behind the scenes. Why do you think Vital man City had 30,000 posts by fans last month alone? Looking at this particular article I would make it clear that Petrov, in my view, was only looking at a move to your TINY football ground darnsarf because he hadn't secured a contract extension from Mark Hughes. Hopefully he'll get the opportunity to earn that extension... For one I want to see Petrov fight for and earn a starting berth for 50% of all City games.
Glad we kept him, the agent only said he had 'some problems' ie not starting regularly. He will do to fight for a place at city, and robinho/bellamy will be injured or playing crap at sum point. if the swap had happened we would have lost that essential balance, well done hughes for keeping hold, now just play him!
If petrov was joining west ham where they dont have a top quality left winger and it was obvious he would start every game - i could understand why he would want to leave. But to leave city to join a club that has modric operating left midfield, one of the best offensive playmakers in europe. Does petrov expect to take his place? Now that modric is injured, spurs sign krancar, petrov has another struggle on his hands. He cant take robinho's place and now bellamy has jump ahead of him as second choice. I think petrovs agent was angleing for a big money b4 the deadline. Otherwise why would he leave one subs bench for a another?
enzo city
Spot on, enzo. Furthermore, he's 30 now and two my knowledge had 2 serious injuries. Harry will explain all no doubt soon from a used car lot somewhere around Seven Sisters.
Johnny Baguette
Teamofnobodies - We were the most popular Vital club site in August, had 4 of the top 5 Vital posters overall and the real debate within the Forum. I also wish that Petrov would show the fans some loyalty after we paid his wages last season when he was out injured instead of running off crying to his agent, Berbaflop and the Bulgarian media at every opportunity. Martin we are a better team now than before you got injured and you have to fight for your place without sulking all the time. You should get on as a sub and I can't believe that you are yet to figure in the first team at all this season but it is about taking your chance when it presents itself to you and not about moaning - ask Bellamy etc. You are not the only player outside the team, but you are the only one moaning about it.
Spot on Kevinho! Petrov needs to put up or shut up. Though both would really be preferable
After this statement i think we have just found our new 'Berti'.
enzo city -- I assume you don't know that Modric has just broken a leg.
Unfortunately, a broken leg means that Modric cannot play football for a while.
Dear Rigsby, You have been a firm favourite of many City fans since Montgomery Burns signed you a few years back. Yet I for one can't help feel a bit puzzled at the lack of loyalty you are showing. Did MCFC not stand by you last year when you picked up a serious knee injury away at a meaningless international (against the advice of the club I should point out)? Yet at the first opportunity your agent is agitating for a move, due to the perceived slight of being on the bench for the first 3 games of the season. Well here's some advice for you: Get your head down, shut up and concentrate on reclaiming your place. Oh, and you might want to try working a bit harder on the defensive side of your game.
He also told his mate Berbaflop that he was off to spuds. He would have got there had it not been for Spuds wanting £15m for a player who can't get on their first team. We might pay OTT for players we need, but we are not that stupid Mr Levy. It was sad to see that his agent had to come out with the statement, that having failed to come to fruition may come back to bite him in the backside, if and when he takes the field in a City shirt. Stop moaning Rigsby and show the boss why you deserve to start a match.
buzz lightyear
Thank ***** that didn't happen who wants some old over rated injury prone bulgarian who could a barn door from 5 yards, have to question harry's thinking there. Berbatov was right though with his advice about going to a bigger club, maybe he will join Fulham or Stoke in January.
I am aware modric borke his leg and is out for 6weeks. I am also aware spurs signed krancar - 25yr old left winger who is reaching is peak. Similar scenario to robinho at city - so petrov is back to square one. Why isnt his agent contacting teams, where petrov would be given a first team spot.
enzo city
Is this TeddyLyon fool for real! Spurs a bigger club than City? That is even more insulting than trying to compare Fulham or Stoke to us! LOL
Marvellous kev! You can be assured of hearing more from the tedster in the coming months. Vital Spuds are easily our most frequent rival visitors and have been so for some time.
Johnny Baguette
Why would you spuds not want Petrov?? Width + 6/7 goals per season (i reckon) + swap for Bentley= bargain for you lot.
Perhaps Petrov could get a loan move to Notts County?
Buzz Lightyear

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