Vital Football

Player of the month for August was...

Player of the month for August was...

The votes have been cast, counted and verified so we now know that the player of the month for August, as voted for by you the Vital Pompey viewers, was Jason Pearce...

Despite missing the opening 3 games of the season, a couple in the league and the disappointing league cup defeat against Barnet - although only league performances were taken into account here - Pearce slotted into the back four, fitting like a glove!

When I saw his name on the teamsheet to face Reading it raised my eyebrow, and a few other people's I know, although it was soon apparent exactly why he was selected as he was fantastic on the night, just one minor mistake near the end of the game, when he wildly fly-kicked at a ball, in an otherwise flawless display.

He continued with such commanding defensive form claiming the man of the match against Bristol City and ending as runner-up against Cardiff too!

The guy can, and has, played some football on the deck but will also go by the old 'if in doubt boot it out' train of thought that defenders are taught from a young age - he will stick his head in where some might not even a boot and puts his body on the line, a defender very much in the 'old school' mood who leads by example and leads the line well.

I think I have found my next 'man crush' due to the fact that I was a defender myself back in the day and he seems to show all the values you want from a defender, much like myself in the glory days :-)

I would be interested to see how he and Rocha John Rocha would get on as a pairing to be honest, although I doubt we will see this that often...

Credit where it is due to Tal-Ben Haim who claimed a couple of man of the match awards in August and ends as runner-up - a cynic 'might' question if his showings were due to him being in 'the shop window' or if he really will be 'that good' until the end of 2011, at least, now that we know he will be PFC's, unless he goes out on loan, until that time?

Also some credit must go to Aaron Mokoena who also forced himself into contention with a man of the match display against Brighton.

PLEASE NOTE: Only those that picked up Vital Pompey 'man of the match' wins were considered for the player of the month award - the way I see it you can only be in contention for this if people thought you were a standout performer in games played that month!

What the poll asked - MOTM winners but who was player of the month for August?

How you voted - Pearce 62%, Ben-Haim 34%, Mokoena 4%

Before we move on what are your thoughts on what the last poll concluded?

You know what to do, thoughts below please guys...

Also vote on the latest poll, 'do you like the new 3rd kit' suggested by PompNut, to your right.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Click here to make your prediction: West Ham v Pompey.

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Vital Pompey on: facebook

Vital Pompey on: twitter

Join the Vital Pompey Forum Debate

Frippy's Virtual Bookies - here.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday September 7 2011
Time: 10:44AM

Comments

0
The right choice in my opinion. He's surprised a lot of us, myself included with his tenacity and eagerness. A great signing.
PompeyFrippy
08/09/2011 04:09:00
0
The right choice in my opinion. He's surprised a lot of us, myself included with his tenacity and eagerness. A great signing.
PompeyFrippy
08/09/2011 04:09:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (22/2/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League Two positions for 2016/17.

On this day in history...22nd February

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 22nd February.

Football League - Fixture Day & 2017/18 Key Dates

The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2017/18 season, and the all important fixtures will be released on Wednesday June 21 at 9am.

On this day in history...21st February

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 21st February.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Barnet MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Forde13%
Evans0%
Clarke6%
Burgess56%
Stevens0%
Linganzi0%
Doyle0%
Lowe0%
Roberts0%
Bennett0%
Doyle0%
Sub - Rose0%
Sub - Chaplin25%
Sub - Baker0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 32 19 7 6 64 23
2 Plymouth 31 19 4 8 61 17
3 Carlisle 32 15 13 4 58 11
4 Luton 32 14 11 7 53 18
5 Portsmouth 31 15 7 9 52 16
6 Exeter 32 15 5 12 50 16
7 Colchester 32 13 8 11 47 7
8 Mansfield 32 12 11 9 47 4
9 Stevenage 32 14 4 14 46 1
10 Wycombe 32 13 7 12 46 -1
11 Barnet 32 11 12 9 45 -2
12 Grimsby 32 12 8 12 44 0
13 Cambridge 31 12 7 12 43 3
14 Blackpool 31 10 12 9 42 12
15 Morecambe 31 12 6 13 42 -7
16 Crawley 31 11 6 14 39 -11
17 Yeovil 32 9 11 12 38 -7
18 Crewe 32 8 12 12 36 -11
19 Accrington 30 8 9 13 33 -10
20 Notts County 32 9 6 17 33 -21
21 Cheltenham 32 7 11 14 32 -10
22 Hartlepool 32 7 11 14 32 -18
23 Leyton Orient 32 8 5 19 29 -15
24 Newport 32 5 11 16 26 -15
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Carlisle United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Morecambe (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Crewe Alexandra (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Crawley Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Colchester United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 14 2017 7:45PM : Grimsby Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug53
2.PompeyFrippy29
3.Copnor4321
4.storagematt18
5.FrattonBlue15
6.stubbsy00715
7.eastneydave10
8.uspompeyfan9
9.pompeyweller7
10.steaming7
Vital Football Comment