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Charity Football Match in aid of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

Sunday 18th November 2012 Kick off: 1.30pm Venue: Halesowen Town FC



PETROV FRIENDS AND FANS UNITE IN CHARITY GAME IN HIS HONOUR Stan Petrov Select XI vows to raise funds Hendrie will line up for the Petrov XI even for cancer charity to boost the Pedal for though it will mean playing against the legPetrov Appeal ends whom he usually represents on a Sunday! Even Hendrie’s former Villa boss Friends of Aston Villa skipper Stiliyan Petrov Big Ron Atkinson has provided a few are hosting a huge charity match in his ho- coaching tips ahead of the big game. nour n with every penny raised going to the Pedal for Petrov appeal on behalf of Halesowen have donated the use of the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research ground for free and the day is aimed at (LLR). football fans and families and will feature a pig roast and bar. The pals bought the match in a charity auction back in September at Villa Park at a Barry, who is still in regular contact with dinner organised by Aston Villa for the Petrov, said: “We are all good friends of Pedal appeal. The event saw the club’s Stan’s and what the lads are doing is great two masseurs Alex Butler and Andy Smith as it boosts the Pedal for Petrov and cycle more than 400 miles to raise funds Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research apfor LLR. peal. They took to the saddle after learning that Villa skipper Petrov – affectionately known as Stan – had been diagnosed with leukaemia and needed urgent treatment.

“I am looking forward to watching the game and cheering on the lads at what should be a great day out not just for Villa fans but football fans in general.”

The auction prize, which went for £1,000, entitled the successful bidder to field a side against the Aston Villa Lions and Legends Association which features players from amongst others, the 1982 European Cup winning side.

The Petrov X1 are being sponsored for the match by security company Protection Services International who are providing them with kit while Harborne-based designer menswear store Resonate are sponsoring the match balls.

Villa fan Dean Dodds, who is now organising today’s match as the Stan Petrov Select XI , said support had come from a host of sources including former Villa and England midfielder Gareth Barry now with Manchester City, who will cheer on the team and former Villa star Lee Hendrie who has vowed to pull on his boots for the cause.

Cathy Gilman, Chief Executive at Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, said: “We are so grateful that the boys are supporting our life-saving work. “The valuable funds they are raising will help us find better treatments and cures for patients with blood cancers including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma”

“I am looking forward to watching the game and cheering on the lads at what should be a great day out not just for Villa fans but football fans in general.” Contents 4 7 8 10 13 16 19

A Interview With stiliyan About The Charity People Involved Poster Lions & Legends Petrov XI Messages From The Fans

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A Message From Stiliyan Petrov Villa skipper and Bulgaria international, Stiliyan Petrov said: "I am immensely proud of the way Aston Villa players, past and present, together with supporters and those of other teams have pulled together to make what promises to be a great afternoon of football for a charity which is very close to my heart." Petrovs XI Vs Aston Villa Lions & Legends 5

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About The Charity What They Do Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is the only UK charity solely dedicated to research into blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Their life-saving research is focused on finding causes, improving diagnosis and treatments, and running ground-breaking clinical trials for all blood cancer patients.

Organise your own event Fundraising is much easier if you focus on something you’re interested in – and if you get your family and friends to help you!

Blood cancers including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma affect people of all ages from babies to grandparents. They need to be sure that they reach all those touched by leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma and give them the best possible chance of survival.

Our fundraisers organise all kinds of wonderful events - your imagination is the only limit. Here are a few simple ideas to get you started:

Following over 50 years of investment, we are now leading in the field of blood cancer research.

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The expertise and focus allows us to invest in only the best UK research that is delivering better treatments and cures for leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. The charity needs to raise £100million over the next five years to continue our life-saving research into better diagnosis, treatments and cures for all those with blood cancers. Around 30,000 people of all ages are diagnosed in the UK with blood cancers every year. We are rightly proud of the progress we have made with childhood leukaemia. When our charity started in 1960 children with leukaemia had virtually no chance of survival. Now thanks to our research nine out of ten survive the most common form of childhood leukaemia. They want to ensure people of all ages are given the best possible chance of survival and of living a normal healthy life after treatment for blood cancer.

Why not turn your regular Friday evening postwork drink into a fundraising event? You could produce some quiz questions and charge everyone £1 to enter. Or you could have some special drinking rules.... for one hour, everyone has to drink from their left hand, anyone caught drinking from the right is fined £1!

Come dine with me Everyone loves a good dinner party, so why not turn your next one into a fundraiser for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. It's easy to do - just ask your guests to make a donation for their meal. You could even charge a small amount for every glass of wine! Or, if you're feeling a bit braver, take inspiration from the Come Dine With Me TV show.

Take on a challenge

Their achievements are all the more remarkable given that we rely entirely on voluntary support and receive no government funding.

If you're looking for adventure, why not think about taking on a physical challenge. People jump out of planes, climb mountains or take on treks to raise money for us every year. If you'd like to take on a challenge like this, get in touch and we will support you every step of the way.

However, there is still much to do. We know research takes time but we are determined to beat blood cancers, however long it takes.

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Patients today are benefiting from our ground-breaking research over the past 50 years.

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association which is formed by former professional footballers of Aston Villa Football Club and their business friends and associates. Although led by members of the 1982 European Cup winning team, the association is there to serve all former Aston Villa footballers who have been presented by the club with a professional contract. For these players we aim to help provide an income stream that in turn helps to create fundraising opportunities for charities and other worthwhile causes. We know the good that we can do and hope we can count on the support of you, the best supporters in the world, as we embark upon our new and exciting venture. We are footballers and by definition understand the part that team work plays in success and therefore hope to establish a bond between the former players and its supporters never seen before. We will all give it our best shot. Thank you for taking the time to read this statement and we look forward to both your support and to seeing you soon. Best Wishes from The Lions And Legends Association

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Lions & Legends Squad Roll

Meet The Team Ma rk W a l te r s

Ken McNaught

C ol i n G ibso n

Mark played for Liverpool, Rangers and Aston Villa, and later went on to play for Stoke City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Southampton, Swindon Town and Bristol Rovers. He was capped once by England.

Ken played for Aston Villa from 1977–1983 and was part of their Championship winning side of 1981, European Cup victory in 1982 and won the European Super Cup in 1983 against Barcelona.

Colin started his career at Aston Villa in 1978 and made around 200 appearances for the club in seven years, as well as winning the league title and two European trophies.

T on y M o r l ey

Gordon Cowans

Ga ry S haw

Tony played for Preston North End, Burnley, Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion and Birmingham City, as well as playing for other teams abroad. He also won six caps for England.

Sid started his career at Aston Villa as an apprentice in 1974, and signed as a professional in 1976. During his time at Aston Villa, he won the League Cup, the League Championship, the European Cup and the European Super Cup.

played for Aston Villa in the early 1980s. His goals helped Aston Villa win the Echampionship in 1980–81 and the European Cup In 1981 he was voted PFA Young Player of the Year.

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Today's match would not be possible were it not for an incredible bunch of people - all with one aim to show support for our skipper Stan Petrov and raise awareness and desperately needed funds for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. From Dean Dodds and Justin Barnes and all this at the Pedal for Petrov dinner who were inspired to take up the generous donation of the chance to play against the Villa Lions and Legends. From Alex Butler and Andy Smudge Smith who inspired the whole concept of Pedal For Petrov. A big thank you should go to Halesowen Town for donating the ground and being so supportive in promoting the game, to our stewards from Stourbridge Fc, Aston Villa and you the fans who answered a Twitter appeal and are here today. I have been lucky enough to work with Stiliyan as a reporter in a former life but have also long admired him as a fan. That incredible goal at Derby cemented his place in my heart and I know you all feel the same and wish him well in a speedy and full recovery. Thank you all for coming today to the media, our programme sellers, the fanzines Avfc and The Villa Times for this programme. Enjoy the day and let's raise lots of money for a great cause Lisa Smith PS Don't forget the applause in the 19th minute!

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Petrovs XI Squad Roll

Meet The Team Se th J o h ns o n

Lee Hendrie

Michael Standing

Birmingham born midfielder played over 275 games for Crewe, Derby and Leeds and being caped for England in 2000.

The majority of his career was spent with Premier League club Aston Villa, where he spent fourteen years. He also played for the England U21s and earned one full cap for England in 1998

Michael started his footballing career with Brighton & Hove Albion as a trainee, before he was snapped up by Villa where he was a part of the youth team system with the likes of Darius Vassell and Gareth Barry.

A M e s s age f r o m D ea n D od d

Edward Harris Greg Bennett Dean Dodd - Captain Justin Barnes Chris Jones Leon Woodley Lee Hendrie Michael Standing Stuart Hendrie Matthew Hawker Seth Johnson Tony Fay Richard Alan Gavin Capper Adam Bradshaw Gamel Saleh John Paul McGuirk Leon Mooney Coach: Joe Clarke Physio: John Paul McGuirk

C a p ta i n

It’s a great pleasure to be a part of this charity football match today raising money for Leukaemia. It is an honour to be taking part and being team Captain for the day. Hopefully today will raise awareness and assist with funding in contributing to finding a cure. We are a very close bunch of friends from around the city. As the football world knows one of our own. Club Captain Stilyan Petrov was diagnosed with Leukaemia earlier this year. “STAN” as the villa fans know him, a gentleman, a top player always gives 100%. I was invited to a Dinner Ball at Aston Villa in September, went along with my friends to support Alex Butler and Smudge. They both cycled from Celtic Park to Villa Park with guidance of former footballer Geoff Thomas. This is a unbelievable achievement in itself. My friends and I paid in one of the many Auction's that night to play against the Lions and Legends. To me they will always be legends. To play here today. Against the likes of Gordon Cowans, Tony Morley, Ken McNaught and the rest of the Lions and Legends is a great honour. Coming from a family of Villa fans, and to line-up in the same team as my best friend former Villa starLee Hendrie and leeds and Derby star Seth Johnson is another personal honour. The team will give a 100% and would like to thank the family, friends, fans and players for turning out in support of our Mate and Club Captain Stan and to raise has much as we can for the charity and the hope of finding a cure. Thanks Again, Petrov X1 Captain Dean Dodd Petrovs XI Vs Aston Villa Lions & Legends 17

Message Of Support A message from Paul Lambert

From a friend Gareth Barry Gareth Barry, Manchester City and England midfielder, said: "I think I speak for all of the players, both in the current game and beyond, when I say we could not miss this opportunity to show our support for Stan and raise desperately needed funds for a charity that works tirelessly to help those with Leukaemia and associated conditions." Ken McNaught, Manager of Villa Lions and Legends, as well as a 1982 European Cup winner, said: "We are thrilled to be a part of this game today and wanted to get involved by donating our services as soon as we heard of the plight of the current Villa skipper Stan Petrov - a member of our Aston Villa family.

I think Gareth Barry and Stiliyan are still pretty close, aren’t they? I think it’s a great cause. I spoke to Stiliyan when he came in the other day. You tend to forget about what’s happened to him. I think seeing him puts everything into perspective. That’s a guy I played football with for about eight or nine years or so. I have seen him grow up as a young guy. The first day I ever saw him train at Celtic, I thought Jesus Christ what have we signed. He was hitting shots from about 80 yards. He looked like the Nutty Professor, so he did, he was huge. He lost about nine stone and became a footballer. Then he became brilliant for Celtic. What a player to play with he was. He was fantastic. Every time I see him when I look at him now it brings a tear to your eye. Because that’s a guy that I was really, really close with and thank god that he’s nearly there. It’s a great cause. Talking about fitness for a footballer, he’s one of the fittest I’ve ever seen. He used to train before he actually trained with us. He’s just a brilliant guy and hopefully if it raises money then that will be great. It’s a great thing if Gareth Barry and James Milner come back. That just speaks volumes for it and I think it’s great.

A message from Ken McNaught

"This will be the Lions and Legends second game and having previously turned out against St Mary's Hospice in a match which raised £6500, we hope today to raise another fantastic amount and thank all those players, past and present, as well as you the supporters for your turn out today."

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The Teams ASTON VILLA Vs STILIYAN PETROV LIONS & LEGENDS Dale Belford Kenny Swain Gary Williams Steve Staunton Ken McNaught Dennis Mortimer (c) Des Bremner Gary Shaw Mark Walters Mark Carruthers Gordon Cowans Tony Morley Nigel Spink Colin Gibson Andy Blair Pat Heard David Geddis Mark Burke


Edward Harris Greg Bennett Dean Dodd - Captain Justin Barnes Chris Jones Leon Woodley Lee Hendrie Michael Standing Stuart Hendrie Matthew Hawker Seth Johnson Tony Fay Richard Alan Gavin Capper Adam Bradshaw Gamel Saleh John Paul McGuirk Leon Mooney

please note: team may change from the above

Match Officials Referee: Paul Wilson Assistants: Herville Hector Liam Teraud

Charity Match Day Raffle Draw will take place at Half Time

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Special Thanks To Aston Villa Fc Halesowen Town Fc The Villa Times Heroes & Villans Legends & Lions Prepared PR P C L Digital Footie Bugs Summit Sports PSI Martin Warrillow West Midland Party Tents Porky’s Pig Roast Balti Towers Restaurant Resonate Mens Wear Bodyshocker The Grapevine, Bromsgrove The Hungry Horse - Court Leet Lisa Smith Gareth Barry Dean Dodd Petrov XI Team Paul Lambert Ken McNaught Justin Barnes

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