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Vital MC Man Of The Match Awards: Aalborg



Manchester City's Brazilian masquerading as an Irishman, Stephen 'Superman' Ireland bags his 10th Vital MC MOTM vote of the season...

As the season enters it's final weeks, it's down to MCFC Academy graduates Ireland and Shaun Wright-Phillips as to who will be crowned Vital MC Player Of The Season.

Both were outstanding last night, as was last season's main man Elano in what should have been a 10 nil massacre, and amongst other players are running into a rich vein of form at precisely the right time.

COME ON CITY!!

MOTM CITY v Aalborg
UEFA Cup Round of 16 First Leg



Ireland (37%)
Wright-Phillips (32%)
Elano (10%)
Robinho (6%)
Given (5%)
Onouha (3%)
Dunne (3%)
Zabaleta (3%)
Caicedo (1%)
Evans (0%)
Etuhu (0%)
Bridge (0%)
Richards (0%)


The Story So Far....
(FA Premier League unless stated)


Ireland, 10 (Portsmouth H, Brighton, League Cup R2 A, Omonia Nicosia, UEFA Cup R1 H, FC Twente, UEFA Cup Group Stage H, Hull A, Arsenal H, Schalke, UEFA Cup Group Stage A, Hull H, FC Copenhagen, UEFA Cup Round of 32 A, Aalborg, UEFA Cup Round of 16 H)

Wright-Phillips, 9 (Sunderland A, Chelsea H Liverpool H, Newcastle A, Spurs H, united H, Everton H, West Brom A, Aston Villa H)

Zabaleta, 5 (Wigan A, Bolton A, Fulham A, Wigan H, Newcastle H)

Kompany, 3 (West Ham United, H, Middlesbrough A, PSG, UEFA Cup Group Stage H)

Onuoha, 2 (Portsmouth A, West Ham A)

Richards, 2 (FC Midtjylland, UEFA Cup Q2 H, Aston Villa A)

Bellamy, 1 (FC Copenhagen, UEFA Cup Round of 32 H)

De Jong, 1 (Liverpool A)

Given, 1 (Middlesbrough H)

Elano, 1 (Stoke A)

Sturridge, 1 (Blackburn A)

Caicedo, 1 (Racing Santander, UEFA Cup Group Stage, A)

Robinho, 1 (Stoke City H)

Jo, 1 (Omonia Nicosia, UEFA Cup R1 A)

Hart, 1 (FC Midtjylland, UEFA Cup Q2 A)

Nottingham Forest FAC R3 - No Votes.

PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TO THE CARL RAMSBOTTOM APPEAL:

On 27 November 2008, Carl travelled over to Germany to watch his beloved side play Schalke in the UEFA Cup, however due to a tragic incident at a German train station, Carl suffered life threatening injuries.

Due to this horrendous incident, Carl ended up in a coma for three weeks. He is currently in a rehabilitation unit in Germany while his family remain by his bedside.

The family are hopeful that Carl might be in a position to be repatriated to a rehab unit within the United Kingdom, hopefully sometime this month.

If you would like to make a donation, please make cheques payable to P&W MCFCCSA and send it to Ian Ramsbottom. 12 Plant Hill Road Blackley M96NH.

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Thank you.



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The journalist

Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 13 2009

Time: 5:56PM

Your Comments

City Academy graduate -- 22-years-old -- the world at his feet. TEN man-of-the-match performances already this season. Fantastic form. JB's "Brazilian masquerading as an Irishman" is spot on. He is showing pure talent and skill. And the way he and Robinho are starting to turn on the magic you could well believe he is truly becoming a "Samba-beat" player. But in reality he has got there by hard work and total commitment... This the requisite for the skill to shine through. Robinho is recognised as a world-class player. But at times last night you could see Stevie in the same regard. And the even better news is that our very own SWP, also a City graduate, is looking the real deal too. I'm pinching myself and there is pain. But even so a dream is starting... If City can build a team around these three... We fans can see the UK's best football at Eastlands.
Sindbad
City Academy graduate -- 22-years-old -- the world at his feet. TEN man-of-the-match performances already this season. Fantastic form. JB's "Brazilian masquerading as an Irishman" is spot on. He is showing pure talent and skill. And the way he and Robinho are starting to turn on the magic you could well believe he is truly becoming a "Samba-beat" player. But in reality he has got there by hard work and total commitment... This the requisite for the skill to shine through. Robinho is recognised as a world-class player. But at times last night you could see Stevie in the same regard. And the even better news is that our very own SWP, also a City graduate, is looking the real deal too. I'm pinching myself and there is pain. But even so a dream is starting... If City can build a team around these three... We fans can see the UK's best football at Eastlands.
Sindbad
Bring it on, Sindbad!
Johnny Baguette
Bring it on, Sindbad!
Johnny Baguette
You notice the hacks never mention how much our academy is doing for football...only how much our money is going to spoil it!!!!!
Doody
You notice the hacks never mention how much our academy is doing for football...only how much our money is going to spoil it!!!!!
Doody
I voted for SWP but i wouldn't argue with this result as i thought it was very close between the two of them.
Thaibluefan
I voted for SWP but i wouldn't argue with this result as i thought it was very close between the two of them.
Thaibluefan
Stevie I is pure class and at 22 has a wonderful future & City will reap the rewards!!
shauny
Stevie I is pure class and at 22 has a wonderful future & City will reap the rewards!!
shauny
doods mate...absolutly spot on.
bluemooner_mcfc
doods mate...absolutly spot on.
bluemooner_mcfc
Next match, whatever happens, I think we should all vote for Robinho. He can't stay on the same amount of mom awards as Jo surely. As for this match agree with the above... Sweep or Ireland could of got it.
MCFC_Goatboy
Next match, whatever happens, I think we should all vote for Robinho. He can't stay on the same amount of mom awards as Jo surely. As for this match agree with the above... Sweep or Ireland could of got it.
MCFC_Goatboy
I think Stevie Deserved this MOM, he was at the heart of most of the attacks, and will track back and defend, as does SWP. For me at 22 if he stays with the Club, will turn out to be City playmaker and I hope that he returns to International football for his Country.
Buzz Lightyear
I think Stevie Deserved this MOM, he was at the heart of most of the attacks, and will track back and defend, as does SWP. For me at 22 if he stays with the Club, will turn out to be City playmaker and I hope that he returns to International football for his Country.
Buzz Lightyear
Ireland was pure claas, His link up play with robinho was excellent. Interesting to see elano play a deeper, desciplined role, that allowed ireland to roam wherever. It worked cus we where solid, but maybe not attacking enough to really stuff alborg 5-0 or 6-0. The balance is looking right. 4-3-3 really suits ireland because he isnt a central midfielder or winger. Hes something in between, a play maker like xavi and iniesta at barcelona. My only hope is that he brings this form into next season, cause hes never shown consistency sincebreaking through to the first team. I have a funny feeling city will get something today against chelsea..
enzo city
Ireland was pure claas, His link up play with robinho was excellent. Interesting to see elano play a deeper, desciplined role, that allowed ireland to roam wherever. It worked cus we where solid, but maybe not attacking enough to really stuff alborg 5-0 or 6-0. The balance is looking right. 4-3-3 really suits ireland because he isnt a central midfielder or winger. Hes something in between, a play maker like xavi and iniesta at barcelona. My only hope is that he brings this form into next season, cause hes never shown consistency sincebreaking through to the first team. I have a funny feeling city will get something today against chelsea..
enzo city
 

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