Friday media watch [03.08.12 AM]: Petrov and Vlaar in the news
Sky Sports: Paul Lambert has not had any problems with Stephen Ireland or Charles N'Zogbia's attitude and application since taking over as Aston Villa manager.
ITV Football: Aston Villa skipper Stiliyan Petrov admits he has taken "great strength" from the depth of support in his battle to overcome acute leukaemia after the club confirmed the midfielder is in remission.
Birmingham Mail: Paul Lambert has backed Stephen Ireland and Charles N'Zogbia to shine this season after admitting the duo had "lost their way" in recent times.
Birmingham Mail: Ciaran Clark is hoping to become Villa's defensive saviour as he gears up for the coming campaign with renewed hope and vigour.
Daily Star: Aston Villa have confirmed that captain Stiliyan Petrov is in remission in his battle against acute leukaemia.
The Sun: Stiliyan Petrov is winning his battle against leukaemia. Daily Mail: Aston Villa club captain Stiliyan Petrov, 33, appears to be winning his fight against acute leukaemia after the club confirmed the midfielder is in remission.
Daily Express: Aston Villa have confirmed captain Stiliyan Petrov's acute leukaemia is in remission.
Independent: Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov appears to be winning his fight against leukaemia, with his club confirming that he is in remission.
Sporting Life: Aston Villa skipper Stiliyan Petrov has taken "great strength" from the depth of support in his battle to overcome acute leukaemia after the club confirmed the cancer is in remission.
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BBC Sport: Wigan have beaten West Ham to the signing of Real Mallorca defender Ivan Ramis for an undisclosed fee.
Sky Sports: Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba's recovery from a cardiac arrest has made another incredible step forward after he revealed he has taken part in an impromptu game of football.
BBC Sport: Potential new Portsmouth chairman Iain McInnes says he will do whatever it takes to save the club from going bust.
*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.
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