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Who Won The Most MotM Votes Through The Season?

Who Won The Most MotM Votes Through The Season?


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Well, it sort of dawned on me earlier... I need to get a life! lol

Why this time?

Well, through the season, I've kept a record of who won, who came second and who the worst players were for each of our man of the match votes.

Hey, I'm even going to go all technical next season and do it online in a spreadsheet instead of my usual pen and paper... well, ink and quill !

So, this will either be a fascinating article to you (if that is the case, edge away very slowly from the computer and run for your life outside) or boring (if so, well done, you are safe... for now)

The player with the most man of the match votes?

Yup, none other than James Milner

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James came first 8 times.

Games... yes, you bet I'm going through them all... Wigan (35%), Wolves (19%... most said 'none of them with 40%), Hull (75%), Sunderland (60%), Wigan (70%), Everton (40%), Pompey (34%) and Blackburn (43%)

He also came second (1st was Carew) v Bolton.

Next up was Ashley Young

ash goal celeb carling

He won five man of the matches, v Arsenal (44%) v Burnley (42%), v Wolves (54%), v Sunderland (55%) and v Bolton (45%) He was second to Milner v Pompey. He also registered a fair amount of 0% votes, mostly (well, not votes, non votes, you get my drift!) in the first half of the season. They were v Blues, Pompey, Wolves, Spurs, Arsenal and Man Utd + 6 1-2%

Brad Friedel

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Our Number One was 2nd the most with 8 runner up appearances (Liverpool, Pompey, Burnley, Spurs, Hull, Arsenal, Spurs and Wigan. No fear though, he also registered two man of the match wins v Blackburn (41%) and v Blues (65%)

Defenders:

Stephen Warnock won once v West Ham (53%) and came second v Everton (beaten by Collins). He registered 1-2% 10 times (but sometimes I think this is because a striker/midfielder excelled, not that a defender did badly?)

Luke Young got man of the match v Stoke (35%) but obviously didn't play much so didn't feature in others. He got some low votes also but mostly as he came on as a sub I think.

Carlos Cuellar did well with 3 man of the match wins v Spurs (66%), v Arsenal (32%) and v Manchester City (52%) + runner up 3 times v Stoke (beaten by Luke Young), Man Utd (beaten by Delph) and Everton (beaten by Milner). He got one 0% v Pompey and 1-2% 7 times

James Collins got four man of the matches, v Chelsea (50%), v Everton (39%), v Stoke (39%) and v Hull (32%) and was runner up three times v Blues (beaten by Dunne) v Man City (beaten by Dunne) and v Wolves (beaten by Milner) He got 3 0% (v Blackburn, Sunderland and Chelsea) and 8 1-2%

Richard Dunne enjoyed four man of the matches v Blues (38%) v Man City (55%) v Man Utd (26%) and v Spurs (45%). He came second three times v Sunderland (beaten by Milner), v Fulham (beaten by Gabby) and v Blackburn (beaten by Milner) He got 0% v Spurs, v Sunderland and v Chelsea + got 1-2% five times.

Ciaran Clarke played once and got a man of the match for his troubles (34%) v Fulham

Midfielders:

Villa skipper Stiliyan Petrov didn't get a man of the match but did get four 2nd places v Chelsea (beaten by Collins) v West Ham (beaten by Warnock) v West Ham (beaten by Downing) and v Stoke (beaten by Collins). He got 2 0% and 7 at 1%

Nigel Hokey-Cokey didn't get to play very often but picked up an impressive 2 man of the matches v Liverpool away (59%) and Liverpool at home (40%)

Fabian Delph won v Man Utd (38%) and got two runners up, Pompey (beaten by Friedel) and Bolton (beaten by Ashley Young)

Stewart Downing got one man of the match v West Ham (35%) and two second place v Burnley (Ashley Young beat him to 1st) and Man City (Cuellar beat him) and also 6 at just 1%

Steve Sidwell 'won' one with 6% after 84% voted none for the Chelsea thrashing. He was runner up v Wigan and Liverpool and also registered 0% three times and 1-2% 6 times

Strikers:

Gabby Agbonlahor came out best amongst our strikers, he had two man of the matches v Pompey (45%) and Fulham (49%) He came second 4 times v Liverpool (beaten by Clarke) v Man Utd (beaten by Dunne) v Hull (beaten by Collins) and v Blues (beaten by Friedel) He registered a 0% v Chelsea and was amongst the lowest (1 or 2%) 7 times

John Carew won only one man of the match, v Bolton (53%) and got two runners up v Wolves and Sunderland (beaten by Ashley Young on both occasions) He also registered 0% 3 times and 1% five times

Fellow striker Emile Heskey was similar with one man of the match v Burnley and one second place v Arsenal (beaten by Ashley Young) He registered 0% twice and was lowest another six times (sometimes with others it should be noted)

So there you have it, the season of polls for man of the match in a nut shell.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday May 24 2010
Time: 9:00AM

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Interesting to see how many 'fringe' players got man of the match awards from the fans and a few regulars got just one or even none.A hidden comment on team selection?
Gordonsleftboot
24/05/2010 11:14:00
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