What does Petrov have besides his crossing ability? He's slower than Ryo, doesn't dribble as well, is MUCH less creative and unpredictable, he's selfish, he's lazy and on top of all that, he's coming up to his mid 30's.
A good finish to the season, yes. However, he is nowhere near the player some think he is.
I don't know what you're smoking Frazier. Petrov is by far the best winger at the club(playing on his last five months anyway). I think people have over estimated the ability of Lee, I've always liked him and he will play a vital role for us but some think he's the Bolton version of Garrincha. Honestly can you remember Lee playing as well as Petrov in the last few months? Petrov was our only attacking outlet this season.
And I seriously don't know where this notion of him being a lazy bugger has come from. I remember at Villa away a guy lambasting him for being lazy after Petrov had run four lengths of the field! It's amazing no one has a go at Eagles for his work shy attitude nevermind his shite ability on the ball.
I think it's difficult to compare Lee to Petrov as they're two different types of players, despite both being wide midfielders.
Lee is never going to do someone for pace, but he's got the trickery and the reading of the game to beat a man and get in the box and nick a goal, whereas Petrov is all about getting wide, whipping crosses in and firing from long range.
Petrov to Ryo then yes, and in that comparison, Petrov wins hands down every time because Ryo is a shockingly bad footballer.