Tuesday media watch [20.11.12 AM]: Stan thanks fans
Clubcall: Stiliyan Petrov has thanked the Aston Villa fans for their support as he continues down the "long road" to beat acute leukaemia.
Daily Mail: Stiliyan Petrov has thanked the Aston Villa fans for their support as he continues down the 'long road' to beat acute leukaemia.
FIFA.com: Stiliyan Petrov has thanked the Aston Villa fans for their support as he continues down the "long road" to beat acute leukaemia. The Villa supporters have taken to singing the Bulgarian's name in the 19th minute at each match - Petrov wore the number 19 shirt. And the former Celtic man, who attended a charity match between a Petrov XI and a Villa Legends XI at Halesowen at the weekend - admits their backing is helping him through an awful time.
Daily Star: Stiliyan Petrov has revealed that the support of Aston Villa fans has almost brought him to tears, as he battles acute leukaemia.
Halesowen News: Football fans from across the West Midlands descended on Halesowen yesterday for a charity match in honour of stricken Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov. Over 2,000 people braved the cold to attend the game at The Grove to see a Stan Petrov XI v an Aston Villa Lions and Legends team.
Daily Telegraph: Paul Lambert has held further talks with Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner as he plots his strategy for the January transfer window.
Clubcall: Paul Lambert will reportedly get the financial backing of Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner in January to halt the club's alarming slide.
ESPN: Paul Lambert has met with American owner Randy Lerner to formulate a January transfer window plan of action to help Aston Villa's fight against relegation.
Sky Sports: Sky Sports understands Middlesbrough are ready to offer Stewart Downing a return to his hometown club.
Northern Echo: Middlesbrough are the front-runners in the race to land Stewart Downing but the next 72 hours could be crucial if hopes of bringing the Liverpool winger back home are to be realised.
Clubcall: Ron Vlaar has vowed that Aston Villa are determined to bounce back from the 5-0 defeat at Manchester City against Arsenal.
Birmingham Mail: Andi Weimann has been backed to put his penalty pain behind him. Villa slipper Ron Vlaar reckons Weimann will bounce back, use his anger as a motivational tool and try to take it out on Arsenal on Saturday.
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