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The Vital MC Man Of The Match Versus Portsmouth



City and England midfield general Gareth Barry is starting to look a snip of a buy at £12 million. He's our Man of The Match in the latest away win at Pompey...

It was another all over the pitch performance from the only came for the money battler. He's gutsy and clearly got a big engine that sees him work tirelessly for the cause.

Emmanuel Adebayor's hard work didn't go unnoticed either by the VMC posse.

18. Gareth Barry 46%
25. Emmanuel Adebayor 20%
1. Shay Given 10%
28. Kolo Toure 4%
32. Carlos Tevez 4%
5. Pablo Zabaleta 4%
2. Micah Richards 3%
39. Craig Bellamy 3%
8. Shaun Wright-Phillips 3%
7. Stephen Ireland 1%
19. Joleon Lescott 1%
3. Wayne Bridge 1%
34. Nigel De Jong 0%

The Story So Far:

Gareth Barry, 2 (Blackburn A, Portsmouth A)
Emmanuel Adebayor, 1 (Wolves H)
Shaun Wright-Phillips, 1 (C. Palace A LC R2)

Vital MC's Previous Man Of The Season

2007-2008 Elano Blumer
2008-2009 Stephen Ireland

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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 31 2009

Time: 6:53PM

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I voted for Adebayor as he is the one sticking the ball in the net but Barry is playing well, so well done.
Kevinho
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31/08/2009 20:01:00

Barry didn't really have anyone to lay against in midfield - although i guess you can "only play against whats put in front of you" - and he did that best!
pompeycarpet
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31/08/2009 20:31:00

Barry is a top talent whose professionalism is helping raise standards right across the squad.
Sindbad
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31/08/2009 21:36:00

Barry has not put a foot wrong since he's been at the club, and when he has'nt won motm, he has benn pretty damn close...imho
cityman51
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31/08/2009 22:48:00

Barry Is covering the whole of the defensive line in front of Kolo and the gang and is doing a brilliant job, he has brought balance to the left side of defence and therefore it is now more difficult for opposing sides to attack that area. We have been lucky so far with teams missing relatively easy chances, but the more games we get under our belt the better we will become.
buzz lightyear
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01/09/2009 07:50:00

I voted for Barry - best value for money transfer of the summer.
Thaibluefan
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01/09/2009 08:28:00

Given it was a 1-0 and pompey are weak in midfield I thought Adebayor... match winner!
jim4pompey
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02/09/2009 17:22:00

 

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