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MOTM vs Middlesbrough


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Who was your MOTM vs Boro?  

42 members have voted

  1. 1. Who was your MOTM vs Boro?

    • Cech
      0
    • A Cole
      5
    • Terry
      2
    • Alex
      0
    • Bosingwa
      0
    • Mikel
      9
    • Lampard
      1
    • Ballack
      0
    • Anelka
      5
    • Kalou
      17
    • Malouda
      2
    • Drogba
      1
    • Deco
      0
    • Stoch
      0


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Maybe a tad harsh on Kalou as he got both goals but I opted for Mikel with Lampard also in the running. Must admit that was based on an iffy stream in the 2nd half as the radio commentary of the 1st half suggested they were all awful!.

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Cant fault Kalou for scoring two but apart from that he wasnt that impressive, which i guess sounds harsh. he shouldve really had a hat-trick.

from what i saw on my dodgy stream cole looked very menacing throughout. he gets my vote.

special word for malouda on his now traditional 45 mins and that is quite simply....

WHY ?

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Mikel played well, and I thought Ballack looked pretty good in the midfield not giving the ball away, but wasnt too threatening in the penalty area. Kalou for me though for sure

-edit- ashley cole looks like he wants a goal so badly, and im not sure about all of Lamps outside shots he takes a lot of good ones, but a lot of shots that more than likely dont have a chnce.

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It's really hard to think of anyone who could be described as man of the match.

In the first half we were dire. Second half things improved a bit which I put down to Drogba coming on and Malouda departing and probably a bollocking from Scolari.

I voted JT for one thing only. As we were struggling he picked the ball up and drove in to their half, played a one, two and won a corner. I thought it was a captains effort to lift his team.

On Kalou, I knew he would be ahead on the voting before I looked but I promise you he was pants for virtually the whole match. He didn't go past anyone, any time he was in a good position he lost control of the ball, he even managed to clear a ball of the opposition line! But he did score both the goals :D I couldn't though, in good conscience, give him man of the match.

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It's really hard to think of anyone who could be described as man of the match.

In the first half we were dire. Second half things improved a bit which I put down to Drogba coming on and Malouda departing and probably a bollocking from Scolari.

I voted JT for one thing only. As we were struggling he picked the ball up and drove in to their half, played a one, two and won a corner. I thought it was a captains effort to lift his team.

On Kalou, I knew he would be ahead on the voting before I looked but I promise you he was pants for virtually the whole match. He didn't go past anyone, any time he was in a good position he lost control of the ball, he even managed to clear a ball of the opposition line! But he did score both the goals :D I couldn't though, in good conscience, give him man of the match.

this echoes my thoughts totally...

the first half was extremely flat- it's strange to describe and it is where individual ratings falls down, because not one player was having a horrible game (kalou in fact was much quieter than malouda in the first half)- no one was playing particularly well either. every single player, terry and alex aside were thoroughly... it's hard to describe. average sort of suggests some good with some bad, but there was no good or bad. it made for a really horrible game overall, boro put 10 and sometimes 11 players behind the ball, at times we didn't look like we were concerned with what they were doing. you know when a sub comes on and doesn't do much good or bad and you give him an "n/a" rating... it was like we had 11 of those.

the second half, we saw terry and drogba show signs of urgency, the only players to do so for any length of time. I think for that reason they can be our only candidates. kalou missed a couple chances, as he does, but two good goals also deserves some credit.

all in all- you can either say it was a disturbing display of 90 minutes of ambivalence, or that we've started to score from set peices again and a clean sheet in which for once we looked comfortable. ordinarily the performance can be dismissed as "one of those games", and we'll surely step it up next week. thinking about the second half at old trafford though, I fear we may not.

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and I thought Ballack looked pretty good in the midfield not giving the ball away,

You couldn't have been watching in the second half. Ballack gave away possession on at least four seperate occasions.

I can see why Mikel gets so many MOTM votes. Last night, for the large part, we were very ordinairy. A lot was going through the middle where it was very congested with Lamps, Ballack & Mikel. Out of those three, Mikel was easily the pick. He saw a lot of the ball and did his usual steady job and plenty of 5/10 yard passes. But for me that is never a MOTM.

Hard to pick one really. Agree with ES about JT. He did play a skippers role and tried to lift the team. Also though Ashley had another good game. Kalou showed why we should hang onto him, as he's a useful squad player if not a nail on starter.

I've voted for Anelka. He flitted in and out and sometimes his choice of pass was bad,, but he did battle and keep on running all night. He caused Borough problems which few others did.

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I can't believe that Anelka only has three votes. Clearly a lot of the voters were not at the game.

He was superb all night (barring one fluffed chance) and his work rate, passing, link up play were top drawer. He was also dropping deep to assist the midfield and back four whenver it was needed but still had the legs to get back up the park and lead the line as we attacked.

Awesome performance.

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I can't believe that Anelka only has three votes. Clearly a lot of the voters were not at the game.

He was superb all night (barring one fluffed chance) and his work rate, passing, link up play were top drawer. He was also dropping deep to assist the midfield and back four whenver it was needed but still had the legs to get back up the park and lead the line as we attacked.

Awesome performance.

He was better in the second half, particularly after we scored and it opened up a bit, but first half you'd have been hard pressed to know he was even on the pitch. Couldn't really see him as being anywhere near man of the match. As a striker he didn't ever look like scoring. (I was at the game :) )

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