VMC Forum Man Of The Season Latest
The international break has come at an ideal time for Planet Blue to to take stock of City's stunning start to the season...
If anything, we've gone beyond the word 'start' with close to a third of the Premier League fixtures completed and The Blues top of the league on merit.
As the praise continues to roll in for Roberto Mancini and his Band of Blue Brothers, the VMC Forum posse continue to monitor the squad's progress and how sweet it is to see erstwhile City flops David Silva, James Milner, Edin Džeko and Mario Balotelli (copyright ALL Wapping football hacks) leading the way in a big team effort that has left pundits purring and Mancio still demanding that bit more.
Silva's brilliance needs no introduction. Yet James Milner must qualify as City's most improved player as he relishes and benefits from a fierce yet friendly competition for places.
Džeko's willingness to run and run for the cause alongside Balotelli's resurgence has won great praise from the VMCers for whom the next game just can't come around quick enough.
Let's see what Newcastle have really got in one week's time!
The VMC Man of The Season Format 2011-2012:
This season VMC will be running our Man of The Season contest using a Formula One style points system run by PhillyCitizhun Productions replacing the accumulated polls won result used at the end of the previous four seasons to define our Maine Man. This way we'll get further accuracy over who is regularly putting in a shift for the City cause.
VMC Forum Man Of The Match No.17 Vs Queens Park Rangers
Milner 25 points
Džeko 25 points
VMC Man Of The Season Leader Board:
David Silva 166 points
James Milner 152
Edin Džeko 150
Mario Balotelli 130
Aleksandar Kolarov 109
Samir Nasri 102
Gareth Barry 101
Sergio Agüero 100
Yaya Touré 92
Micah Richards 67
Vincent Kompany 63
Joleon Lescott 62
Joe Hart 62
Gaël Clichy 59
Adam Johnson 55
Pablo Zabaleta 46
Owen Hargreaves 25
Stefan Savic 24
Abdul Razak 15
Wayne Bridge 12
Denis Suarez 10
Nigel de Jong 10
Karim Rekik 8
VMC's Previous Man Of The Season:
Based upon MOTM polls won
2007-2008 Elano Blumer
2008-2009 Stephen Ireland
2009-2010 Carlos Tevez
2010-2011 David Silva
all times East Manchester
Sa 19 Nov 15:00 Newcastle, The Etihad, PL
Tu 22 Nov 19:45 Napoli, Stadio San Paulo, CL
Su 27 Nov 16:00 Liverpool, Anfield, PL
Tu 29 Nov 20:00 Arsenal, The Emirates, LC
Sa 03 Dec 15:00 Norwich, The Etihad, PL
We 07 Dec 19:45 Bayern, The Etihad, CL
Mo 12 Dec 20:00 Chelsea, Stamford Bridge, PL
Su 18 Dec 16:10 Arsenal, The Etihad, PL
We 21 Dec 19:45 Stoke, The Etihad, PL
Mo 26 Dec 15:00 West Brom, The Hawthorns, PL