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Vital MC Man Of The Match Awards: The rags

Vital MC Man Of The Match Awards: The rags

It's been a long time coming this season. The Vital MC Massive has voted City skipper Richard Dunne as our MOTM in The Blues' disappointing derby effort...

There is a school of thought out there which includes myself that the big hearted Irishman's City career may be drawing to a close. In truth, he's had a poor season and has been found wanting on a number of occasions. Dunney would be the first to admit that fact.

But his diehard efforts at The Swamp alongside the increasingly influential future City captain Nedum Onuoha ensured City's goal difference remains the strongest of the remaining Europa League contenders.

Richard Dunne is an absolutely top bloke and cares deeply about Manchester City. He's been a professional example to a B747 full of City players in turning his career around, leading from the front. He's saved us on shedloads of occasions down the years, but in a league which now has little margin for error has shipped a number of howlers that have cost us. If the City defence is to be strengthened this season, Dunney looks to be favourite for the axe.

That said, Saturday's rearguard action gave us a reminder of what the big man is capable of and his Blue heart.

MOTM The rags v CITY
FA Premier League

22. Richard Dunne (27%)
10. De Souza Robinho (20%)
4. Nedum Onuoha (18%)
37. Shay Given (15%)
34. Nigel De Jong (8%)
2. Micah Richards (5%)
11. Blumer Elano (1%)
7. Stephen Ireland (1%)
33. Vincent Kompany (1%)
20. Felipe Caicedo (1%)
9. Valeri Bojinov (1%)
17. Martin Petrov (1%)
24. Ched Evans (1%)
25. Wayne Bridge (0%)

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

Ireland, 11 (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, Fulham 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)

Onuoha, 4 (Portsmouth A, West Ham A, Chelsea A, West Brom H)

Given, 4 (Middlesbrough H, Aalborg, UEFA Cup Round of 16 A, Arsenal A, Hamburg A, UEFA Cup QF, 1st Leg)

Elano, 3 (Stoke A, Hamburg H, UEFA Cup QF, 2nd Leg, Blackburn H)

Richards, 3 (FC Midtjylland, UEFA Cup Q2 H, Aston Villa A, Sunderland H)

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

Robinho, 2 (Stoke City H, Everton A)

Dunne, 1 (The rags, A)

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

De Jong, 1 (Liverpool A)

Sturridge, 1 (Blackburn A)

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

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

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

Nottingham Forest FAC R3 - No Votes.


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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Tuesday May 12 2009
Time: 7:51PM


Richard was a big man for a big game. We couldn't have asked more of him and City could have conceded 4 but for his commitment..
12/05/2009 20:14:00
Had a generally pretty good game, with some outstanding last-gasp tackles, but correct me if I'm wrong - Didn't Tevez's goal deflect off Dunne's foot and onto the post?
12/05/2009 23:13:00
back to being Mr reliable in recent weeks. Nedum's progress is very pleasing aswel. Saw in a paper the other day that Capello might call him up to the WC qualifiers in the summer. That would be the icing on the cake...
13/05/2009 00:12:00
Ned is a true gent and a consistant performer for city. Richarda, johnson and sturridge should follow his example. Dunne did well against the rags, if city want to go places next season - dunne has to be our 3rd 4th choice centreback. His best years are behind him. And there options out there ie hangleland, terry, toure, cahill, lescot, chileinni etc
enzo city
13/05/2009 12:04:00
he may be stripped of the captaincey but if hes sold il put on my hat,take it off and i'll eat it.
13/05/2009 14:15:00
On a day of average performances Captain Reliable deserves to take out MoM
13/05/2009 19:17:00
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