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Pompey's player of the month for August

Pompey's player of the month for August

'Younes Kaboul was the player of the month for August', not my vote, yours - although these findings from the forum poll to determine who was our stand out man for August are thoughts that I do agree with to be honest...

All in all I think that Kaboul (66.67%) deserves this accolade as he has driven us on from the back showing true leadership qualities on and off the pitch. He has never given in, nor had most to be honest, in any game.

This now leaves me thinking that perhaps he is the better option as captain, as assuming he is fit, I would expect him to be our first choice pick at the back, be this as a central defender - where I think he needs to be - or a right back defending well and bombing forward. Aaron Mokoena shows these leadership qualities too, but keeping him with the armband would suggest that he is a regular in the midfield, and for me him keeping his place is not as assured as Kaboul, nowhere near it, or at least should not be...

I think that mentions for August also need to go to:

Marc Wilson might have got 0% of the vote but he came in and did a job, enough, for me, to prove that he is just about ready for a major 1st team role if needed - he had bulked up over the summer and added to his game, his main problem just seems to be staying fit along with the usual 'what exactly is his best position?' I feel that this is just in front of the back 4...

Nadir Belhadj (14.29%) grew in stature as the month went of, getting to grips more with his defensive duties as well as getting forward with his offensive ones offering us a good outlet down the left.

Freddy P (9.52%), well I think we all know what Freddy P is all about now - he runs tirelessly into either flank, he just needs more support and supply as the striker, which I think he now has so lets hope the goals start coming to match his performances.

Hayden Mullins (4.76%) had a game or so, or moments in some where it left me slipping into my usually 'why do we bother with him' thoughts, but to be fair he has had a 'decent' start to the season and had offered us an attacking outlet from the midfield, one that I did not think he had! He will be hard pushed to be a starter now, but should make a good squad player this season...

  • What the poll asked -

    Player of the month for August?

  • How you voted -

    Younes Kaboul 66.67%
    Nadir Belhadj 14.29%
    Freddy Piquionne 9.52%
    Hayden Mullins 4.76%
    Anthony Vanden Borre 4.76%
    Angelos Basinas 0%
    Asmir Begovic 0%
    Papa Bouba Diop 0%
    Michael Brown 0%
    Sylvain Distin 0%
    Richard Hughes 0%
    David James 0%
    Niko Kranjcar 0%
    Aaron Mokoena 0%
    Kanu 0%
    David Nugent 0%
    Tommy Smith 0%
    Joel Ward 0%
    Marc Wilson 0%
    John Utaka 0%

    This poll was conducted in a thread in the Portsmouth Posts forum - click here.

    Before we move on what are your thoughts on what the last forum poll concluded? You know what to do, thoughts below please guys...

    PLAY UP POMPEY!


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  • Writer:pompeyrug
    Date:Sunday September 6 2009
    Time: 11:33AM

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    Comments

    0
    the top 3 really were a class above everyone else in the squad... hopefully, with some of the new additions, and VDB settling down, everyone else can pull there weight too..
    pompeycarpet
    06/09/2009 12:19:00
    0
    Hurrah for Younes and also for Belhadj! Love em!
    hammersmithblue
    06/09/2009 13:13:00
    0
    Well done Younes. And Belhadj. It certainly looks as though Younes will come into his own this season.
    Gandor1
    06/09/2009 13:40:00
    0
    Whatta hero.
    footy_fans
    06/09/2009 15:03:00
    0
    All those who have scored points have started well but well done to Janice! Well deserved and keep injury free please.
    eastneydave
    06/09/2009 16:09:00
    0
    Kaboul's my man! Great player. He is our top scorer too!
    Pompey Malta
    06/09/2009 17:27:00
    0
    Keep YounisJoyce fit and he could have a great season; seems to have moved up a gear
    russellm
    06/09/2009 23:41:00
    0
    Not many showed any real reason to get it. More like an apology of the month to the fans who paid the money to watch such inept performances.
    storagematt
    07/09/2009 10:00:00
    0
    i thought John Utaka was overrated having received 0% of the vote.
    The Rabbi
    08/09/2009 13:52:00
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