Date: 25th April 2012 at 1:35pm
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Roberto Mancini has selected a settled team for the last few games and the familiarity and togetherness this has generated is clearly benefitting his players…

Gael Clichy is a case in point. Throughout this season’s campaigns, Clichy has found himself rotated through the left back role with Aleks Kolarov. Some players can drift in and out of sides at will with no impact upon their performance, but Clichy is the type of player who needs regular games and is not unlike the unfortunate Jimmy Milner and Edin Dzeko in that respect. The difference being that neither Milner nor Dzeko can nail down regular starts as the final countdown continues.

Clichy has been absolutely outstanding for The Citizens in recent games and is tearing into the type of sizzling form that should make him France’s first choice left back.

The experienced 26 year old’s return to a stable City side has injected consistent pace along the left flank and added more width to a team that has infrequently played to narrowly this season. Some of his tackling and passing have been world class.

The VMC Forum’s latest poll which Clichy won by a country mile also confirms that Sergio Aguero is our current player of the season with 3 more games remaining. With 29 goals to his name, the brilliant 23 year old Argentinian hotshot could have scored twice that amount such have been his opportunities. Few would bet against Kun scoring yet again on Blue Monday when the rags come to town…


The VMC Man of The Season Format 2011-2012:

This season VMC is running our Man of The Season contest using a Formula One style points system run by PhillyBlueMoon Productions replacing the accumulated polls won result used at the end of the previous four seasons to define our Maine Man. This way we are getting greater accuracy over who is regularly putting in a shift for the City cause.

VMC Man of The Match Number 52 Vs Wolves, Away:

Clichy 25 points
Zabaleta 20
Aguero 15
Hart 15
Lescott 12
Barry 10
Nasri 10
Tevez 10
de Jong 8

VMC Man Of The Season Leader Board

1. Sergio Agüero 432
2. David Silva 422
3. Samir Nasri 372
4. Yaya Touré 352
5. Gareth Barry 352
6. James Milner 339
7. Joe Hart 338
8. Mario Balotelli 335
9. Edin D?eko 328
10. Vincent Kompany 290

Pablo Zabaleta 289
Joleon Lescott 258
Gaël Clichy 255
Micah Richards 244
Aleksandar Kolarov 212
Nigel de Jong 171
Adam Johnson 160
Kolo Touré 80
Stefan Savic 78
Pizzaro 64
Carlos Tévez 53
Owen Hargreaves 33
Costel Pantilimon 30
Abdul Razak 15
Wayne Bridge 12
Denis Suarez 10
Nedum Onuoha 10
Karim Rekik 8



TOP TWO DEFENDERS:

Vincent Kompany 39 L&C Apps, 2 Goals
Pablo Zabaleta 27 L&C Apps, 0 Goals

TOP TWO MIDFIELDERS:

David Silva 45 L&C Apps, 8 Goals
Samir Nasri 41 L&C Apps, 6 Goals

TOP TWO STRIKERS:

Sergio Agüero 45 L&C Apps, 29 Goals
Mario Balotelli 31 L&C Apps, 17 Goals


VMC’s Previous Man Of The Season:
Based upon MOTM polls won

2007-2008 Elano Blumer
2008-2009 Stephen Ireland
2009-2010 Carlos Tévez
2010-2011 David Silva

Link: Follow The Derby on Blue Monday in The VMC Forum


UPCOMING FIXTURES:
all times East Manchester
Mo 30 Apr 20:00 The rags, The Etihad, PL
Su 6 May 14:00 Newcastle, St James’ Park, PL
Su 13 May 15:00 QPR, The Etihad, PL