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The games have been coming thick and fast and our VMCers have continued to closely monitor the City squad's performance. Time to check in again with Planet Blue...
As the campaign progresses, patterns of form tend to ebb and flow. As our strikers Mario Balotelli and Edin Dzeko fall away a little in the standings, Gareth Barry and Sergio Aguero head upwards in the opposite direction. The models of consistency remain Jimmy Milner and David Silva. Silva had a rough patch through Christmas by his high standards, but Milner, the man regarded as a training animal has continued to motor on.
He epitomises what many observers noted during the Manchester cup derby how much leaner and fitter the City squad looked in comparison to Sir Alex Ferguson's fortunate misfits.
One factor of note is that Aguero, who led the line alone with absolute relish on Sunday is running into top fitness and form with perfect timing. He has now chalked up 17 goals in 27 League and Cup appearances (6 as sub) for City and in his current mood, few would bet against him hitting 30 goals by the end of April.
Kun's recent groin injury was carefully watched at City and underlined Roberto Mancini's absolute refusal to field players unless they are fully fit. This is in stark contrast to Mark 'Cortisone' Hughes' tenure as City gaffer.
The VMC Man of The Season Format 2011-2012:
This season VMC is 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 are getting greater accuracy over who is regularly putting in a shift for the City cause.
VMC Man of The Match Number 28 Vs Sunderland:
Barry 25 points
VMC Man of The Match Number 29 Vs Liverpool:
Kompany 25 points
Y Toure 20
VMC Man of The Match Number 30 Vs The Rags:
Aguero 25 points
de Jong 12
VMC Man Of The Season Leader Board:
James Milner 266
David Silva 254
Sergio Agüero 235
Mario Balotelli 232
Gareth Barry 228
Edin Džeko 221
Yaya Touré 209
Samir Nasri 191
Vincent Kompany 191
Joe Hart 164
Pablo Zabaleta 140
Gaël Clichy 126
Micah Richards 123
Aleksandar Kolarov 117
Adam Johnson 97
Joleon Lescott 94
Stefan Savic 50
Kolo Touré 45
Nigel de Jong 44
Owen Hargreaves 33
Costel Pantilimon 30
Abdul Razak 15
Wayne Bridge 12
Denis Suarez 10
Nedum Onuoha 10
Karim Rekik 8
all times East Manchester
We 11 Jan 19:45 Liverpool, The Etihad, LCSF1
Mo 16 Jan 20:00 Wigan, DW Stadium, PL
Su 22 Jan 13:30 Spurs, The Etihad, PL
We 25 Jan 19:45 Liverpool, Anfield, LCSF2
We 01 Feb 20:00 Everton, Goodison Park, PL
Sa 04 Feb 17:30 Fulham, The Etihad, PL
Su 12 Feb 16:00 Aston Villa, Villa Park, PL
Th 16 Feb 20:05 Porto, Estádio do Dragão, ELR32
We 22 Feb 20:05 Porto, The Etihad, ELR32
Sa 25 Feb 17:30 Blackburn, The Etihad, PL
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