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Man Of The Match @ Wigan

MOTM @ Wigan  

55 members have voted

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    • Tim Howard
      0
    • Phil Neville
      0
    • Philippe Senderos
      3
    • Johnny Heitinga
      3
    • Leighton Baines
      6
    • Leon Osman
      4
    • Tim Cahill
      30
    • Steven Pienaar
      0
    • Landon Donovan
      0
    • Marouane Fellaini
      9
    • Louis Saha
      0
    • Victor Anichebe
      0


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Current Player of the Year standings....

Fellaini 255

 

Pienaar 151

 

Saha 109

 

Heitinga 102

 

Rodwell 94

 

Bilyaletdinov 77

 

Hibbert 71

 

Coleman 70

 

Howard 61

 

Baines 51

 

Distin 38

 

Osman 32

 

Cahill 33

 

Yakubu 23

 

Duffy 23

 

Yobo 20

 

Neill 15

 

João Alves Jô 10

 

Vaughan 8

 

Neville 7

 

Gosling 6

 

Arteta 6

 

Donovan 5

 

Nash 3

 

Baxter 3

 

Agard 2

 

Forshaw 1

 

Akpan 1

 

MOTM winners....

 

Sunderland (H) Marouane Fellaini

 

Birmingham (H) Steven Pienaar

 

Manchester City (H) Marouane Fellaini

 

Arsenal (A) Marouane Fellaini

 

Carlisle (H) Marouane Fellaini

 

Burnley (H) Steven Pienaar

 

Sunderland (A) Marouane Fellaini

 

Birmingham (A) Leighton Baines

 

BATE Boresov (H)...Shane Duffy

 

Chelsea (A)...Johnny Heitinga

 

Tottenham (H)...Seamus Coleman

 

AEK Athens (A)...Steven Pienaar

 

Liverpool (H)...Marouane Fellaini

 

Hull City (A)...Johnny Heitinga

 

Manchester United (A)...Johnny Heitinga

 

West Ham (A)...Johnny Heitinga

 

Benfica (H)...Marouane Fellaini

 

Aston Villa (H)...Diniyar Bilyaletdinov

 

Tottenham (A)...Tony Hibbert

 

Bolton (A)...Louis Saha

 

Benfica (A)...Sylvain Distin

 

Wolves (H)...Diniyar Bilyaletdinov

 

Stoke City (H)...Johnny Heitinga

 

BATE Borisov (A)...Tony Hibbert

 

Portsmouth (A)...Tim Howard

 

Hull City (A)...Leon Osman

 

Blackburn (H)...Louis Saha

 

AEK Athens (H)...Diniyar Bilyaletdinov

 

Fulham (A)...Sylvain Distin

 

Wigan...(H)...Jack Rodwell

 

Sigma Olomouc (A)...Steven Pienaar

 

Burnley...(A)...Tony Hibbert

 

Sigma Olomouc (H)...Jack Rodwell

 

Arsenal (H)...Steven Pienaar

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Gave to to Tim as well, for the same reason. Hard to pick out anyone really, was debating on giving it to Donovan; I'm impressed by his work rate. I think we should keep him, permanently. Senderos did alright too, looked much more composed that Distin.

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Dowie said we controlled the game on Soccer Saturday. Was he talking through his arse then?

 

I wouldn't say we controlled it. Wigan had some decent chances and at times looked the better side. Overall though, I think we deserved the win, 1-0 a fair scoreline.

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I listened on the radio and while the first half was very open and end to end It seemed that they dominated second half. they had a few clear cut chances and looked like they could catch us out whenever they countered.

 

Apparently we had a couple of goal decissions (pen and offside) given against us but from what the commentators said througout the match i'd have said we did well to get the win.

 

I'll take the result and hope we can play better next week.

 

Beat pool at Analfield and I'll be looking forward to my trip up for the Wednesday nighter with Chelsea!

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Great game and very comfortable win despite only being 1-0.

Wigan have some pace in their team, made our defence look like very slow on the counter.

 

Osman was great, he just seems to make the midfield click lately. Felli was OK, Heitinga looked solid and Baines played very well & is getting much better with set pieces.

 

I thought Dowie got it spot on.

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I gave it to Baines, he was superb today and a great corner for the goal. Johnny H was solid and Cahill had a decent game.

The ref was awful , stonewall pen when Saha was brought down and Felli was behind Cahill when he cut the ball back so how could he be offside?

 

It wasnt a great performance especially in the second half but I would say we shaded it due to the chances we created

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No Fellaini was'nt offside, The flag went up because Cahill was offside.

 

The linesman not only flagged too late for Cahill's offside but Cahill was not offside in the first place. Only his arms were in an offside position IIRC and since you can't legally score with them then he wasn't offside :P

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Just seen it on the telly on MOTD and he definately hasnt flagged for Cahill being offside and I dont think he was anyway

He did flag for TC being offside....but not until he touched the ball thus making himself "active."

 

Certainly the wrong decision though....he was in line with the last defender when Pienaar played the ball through. Justice was done in the end thankfully :) .

 

Brilliantly won corner by Saha for the goal incidentally :) .

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I havent seen the game yet but I cant believe how far Timmy is off the floor in that pic ^. He is actually a kangaroo...

 

Yeah it was even more amazing in real time, he was given acres of space, and with all that time he could have fluffed it and gone over. Shit was so powerfull.

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He did flag for TC being offside....but not until he touched the ball thus making himself "active."

 

Certainly the wrong decision though....he was in line with the last defender when Pienaar played the ball through. Justice was done in the end thankfully :) .

 

Brilliantly won corner by Saha for the goal incidentally :) .

 

lol I know what the offside rule is!

I will watch it again on the rerun of MOTD but Im pretty sure that he didnt flag against Cahill because Cahill took the pass then ran to the byline then crossed for Felli who put it in and THEN the linesman flagged

 

But as you said he got it wrong either way

 

 

lol just watched it again and he has definitely given offside against Felli because he kept his flag down until the ball was in the net and he also indicated with his flag that it was Felli

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lol just watched it again and he has definitely given offside against Felli because he kept his flag down until the ball was in the net and he also indicated with his flag that it was Felli

Then he is a fool.

 

I didn't think TC actually touched the ball until he put the cross in and that was the point at which it was given :mellow: . But as I've deleted the SKY+ now I can't look at it again so I'll take your word for it :) .

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Being at the game yesterday, I instinctively looked at the linesman when Cahill went through and the flag stayed down until the ball hit the net, thats when I noticed the flag go up, so it does appeart to be given against Fellaini. No matter justice was done in the end. A decent performance, looked a bit dodgy through their pace and with Senderos settling in may have upset defensive cohesion but on the whole he played ok. Cahill had his best game for a while but one again I have to give my vote to Fellaini, I though he bossed the miffield well and looks o much comfortable in this role.

 

p.s. It was nice for us to be able to enter the soccerdome bar in the new arena, close to the coach parking, nice and comfortable and food was quite cheap. Makes a change from being 10 deep at The Red Robin. :D

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My MOTM was Baines. I thought he was very good, a couple of great tackles and countless quality deliveries although I am not quite sure why he cant do this more consistently because he could have had 2 or 3 assists today quite easily.

 

Cahill was a very close 2nd. He was much more like the old Timmy Cahill especially with the way he held the ball up and brought other into play. Feb is going to be a big month but with TC's knack of scoring important goals it should give the team even more confidence.

 

Felli was quality again, not his best performance but he still did everything he was meant to.

 

Pienaar, Osman, Neville, Heitinga, Howard all had solid games.

 

Saha wasnt great again but maybe Yakubu coming back might make him realise he isnt a definite starter.

 

Donovan had his worst game in an Everton shirt IMO. His delivery was lazy and he didnt get stuck in as much as I would have liked. Maybe he has become a bit complacent due to his good start and his 1st goal but I will be looking for more in the coming games. Anichebe did well when he came on and he looks much more mature and composed it will be very interesting to see how he gets on when his full match fitness returns.

 

Finally I thought new boy Senderos had a decent debut. It was clear he wasnt match fit and that him and Heitinga hadnt had much time to gel but the early signs were good. At the end of the game he showed good composure and ball control to twist out of 2 or 3 challenges before laying off a simple pass.

 

Overall good game and IMO we deserved the win, hopefully though the performance will shift up a gear for the RS!

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If Scotland had any composure it would have been a completely different game. Should really have probably ended 3-1, but I'll take the clean sheet. The offside decision was very strange. Can't see why the ref gave it, even if the linesman has signaled, it was blatant that it was a back pass to Fellaini, Probert had a terrible game overall, but did keep his cards in his pocket.

 

Motm was Baines for me, his first really good game and up against a real challenge in N'Zogbia. Made one great tackle on 16 minutes and finally put in a good crosses.

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If Scotland had any composure it would have been a completely different game. Should really have probably ended 3-1, but I'll take the clean sheet. The offside decision was very strange. Can't see why the ref gave it, even if the linesman has signaled, it was blatant that it was a back pass to Fellaini, Probert had a terrible game overall, but did keep his cards in his pocket.

 

Motm was Baines for me, his first really good game and up against a real challenge in N'Zogbia. Made one great tackle on 16 minutes and finally put in a good crosses.

 

 

True but if the officials had been on thier game we would have had two penalties and Felli's goal would have stood so I make that 4-3 to us! :P

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