It seems that as Micah Richards grows older he is showing flashes of increased know-how on the park allied to his pace and power. He’s the VMC Forum’s Man of The Match at Stoke…
If Micah can put together a strong run of injury free performances, he still has an outside chance of joining Wayne Bridge, Gareth Barry and who we hope to be Joleon Lescott, Shaun Wright-Phillips and maybe even Fabio Capello’s current favourite Adam Johnson in South Africa at The World Cup. What price City and Birmingham’s Joe Hart?
City can only benefit if Mr. T and co can get it together with our international imports over the coming crucial weeks.
In the absence of any leadership from Kolo Toure, Lescott did a great job in marshalling the backline as the injured Vincent Kompany has done over the past month.
Barry, after some wretched form also came in for some recognition in another disjointed, sluggish showing from The Blues.
2. Micah Richards [64.29%]
18. Gareth Barry [21.43%]
19. Joleon Lescott [7.14%]
24. Patrick Vieira [0%]
34. Nigel De Jong [0%]
14. Roque Santa Cruz [0%]
25. Emmanuel Adebayor [0%]
5. Pablo Zabaleta [0%]
8. Shaun Wright-Phillips [0%]
17. Martin Petrov [0%]
1. Shay Given [0%]
15. Javier Garrido [0%]
28. Kolo Toure [0%]
The Story So Far:
FA Premier League unless stated
Carlos Tevez, 5 (Bolton A, Spurs A, Wolves A, Blackburn H, the rags H, LCSF1)
Nigel de Jong, 5 (Fulham H LC R3, West Ham H, Wigan Athletic A, Liverpool A, Chelsea H)
Craig Bellamy, 4 (Arsenal H, the rags A, Villa A, Sunderland H)
Gareth Barry, 3 (Blackburn A, Portsmouth A, Stoke H)
Shaun Wright-Phillips, 3 (C. Palace A LC R2, Burnley H, Arsenal H LC QF)
Wayne Bridge, 3 (Fulham H, Hull A, Stoke H, FAC5)
Micah Richards, 2 (the rags A LCSF2, Stoke A)
Emmanuel Adebayor, 2 (Wolves H, Portsmouth H)
Shay Given, 2 (Birmingham A, Everton A)
Adam Johnson, 1 (Bolton, H)
Martin Petrov, 1 (Scunthorpe A FAC4)
Vincent Kompany, 1 (Middlesbrough A FAC3)
Roque Santa Cruz, 1 (Scunthorpe H LC R4)
City’s 1-1 throwaway against Hull City registered no winner.
VMC’s Previous Man Of The Season:
2007-2008 Elano Blumer
2008-2009 Stephen Ireland
VMC City Video Link: Micah Pitchside Interview Post Match
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