September Scorecard

Here we go then, after totting up all the votes from each match, this is how you voted the players’ individual performances for September. You can revisit August’s here and realise that Player of the Year might well already be done and dusted! To qualify, players must have spent at least 90 minutes on the pitch and featured in at least 50% of matches played.


Player of the Month – Lee Cattermole (7.94)
A lower rating than August though still far ahead of anyone else,, Catts picks up his second WAW Reader’s Player of the Month award on the bounce. There’s a whole article on him here.

Billy Jones (7.10)
Last month Jones seemed a forgotten man with Santiago Vergini and Patrick van Aanholt sitting cosily in the full back slots. He clearly didn’t let that faze him, grabbing his opportunity in Wes Brown’s absence with Vergini having to fill in at centre back. He seems to complement our style well with his willingness to support the attack and stamina not to shirk his defence duties. Still, I was surprised to see him in second spot.

Emanuele Giaccherini (7.08)
After a good substitute appearance against Spurs, he was one of the few to come out of the Burnley game with any credit as he showed signs of creativity which were lacking everywhere else on the pitch. He wasn’t able to follow up on that due to injury.

Vito Mannone (6.97)
Bar the Spurs game, Vito hasn’t had an awful lot to do. He was brilliant against Spurs though.

Patrick van Aanholt (6.74)
I don’t know if it is just me but in recent games I sense some maturity blossoming already in PvA. He seems more aware of his positioning and made far fewer mistakes in September compared to August.

Ricky Alvarez (6.71)
It has been a decent start for the Argentine international, glimpses of that quality we are all expecting. More to come I am sure.

Santiago Vergini (6.59)
More solid performances as he continues to cement himself as a key member of the first team.

Adam Johnson (6.54)

September represented a huge improvement for AJ (he was rated just 5.12 and second bottom for August) and it’s a richly deserved higher rating. Not least with thanks to a superb solo goal against Spurs, he also had a major impact in the first half against Swansea before his usual second half fade.

Jordi Gomez (6.34)
Played the full game against Stoke in which there were few good performances, otherwise Gomez has been limited to just substitute appearances. I think he has a bit more to offer us which he proved when coming on against Spurs and winning us a point.

Will Buckley (6.24)
Another player’s rating which has been dragged down by the disappointing display in the Capital One Cup. He was superb against Swansea and can feel a little aggrieved he isn’t further up this list.

Jack Rodwell (6.01)
There still is something not quite right with our marquee signing. Yes, he was good against Burnley but otherwise largely anonymous in the centre of our midfield. Fitness? Or still shaking off the cobwebs he collected at Manchester City?

Connor Wickham (5.93)
Of our strikers, Wickham leads the way with a rating of just 5.926. That in itself tells the tale of our struggles in September quite nicely.

John O’Shea (5.92)
He was a big part of what was a sturdy defence in September, notching up two clean sheets in three Premier League outings. That said, the Burnley clean sheet was probably more to do with the opposition’s lacklustre attack and he had a torrid time against Adebayor.

Wes Brown (5.81)
Brown featured in the first two games in September and his score was dragged down by a rating of just 5.37 against Burnley. Shake it off and move on Wes.

Sebastian Larsson (5.28)
Seb started the season so well in August but has taken a serious nose-dive in September. His set-pieces are back to their wayward worst and he has shown the vision of a bat. Will do well to keep his place.

Jozy Altidore (4.34)
Despite notching the goal we were all waiting for, Jozy is cut off by some distance at the bottom of the ratings. He featured in just two games, the full match against Stoke but it was his desperate 23 minute cameo against Burnley, rated just 3.47, which brought him here. To be blunt, I think this is enormously harsh.

The rest; (players who did not appear in 50% of matches and appear for 90 minutes or more and therefore not ranked)

Steven Fletcher (5.57) – injury has kept him out of the squad until his uninfluential 12 minute cameo against Swansea.
Costel Pantilimon (4.65) – he did nothing to worry Mannone against Stoke.
Sebastian Coates (4.33) – really disappointing debut in the cup, though it is now revealed he was struggling with an injury, hopefully that isn’t a sign of things to come.
Liam Bridcutt (4.22) – Bridcutt completes the trio of players who only appeared in the cup and hugely disappointed.

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Player Ratings: Clear Leader But Tight At the Bottom

Player Ratings: Clear Leader But Tight At the Bottom

It will come as no surprise to learn that Steven Fletcher is currently way ahead in the ratings. The battle bottom is close between the other two strikers, with Will Buckley also challenging for the unwanted accolade - do you agree? Whether or not you do, it's time to register your ratings.

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Player (minutes played)
Your Vote
Average Rating

Costel Pantilimon (90)

John O'Shea (90)

Santiago Vergini (90)

Anthony Réveillère (90)

Patrick van Aanholt (37)

Lee Cattermole (90)

Sebastian Larsson (90)

Jordi Gomez (90)

Will Buckley (82)

Connor Wickham (78)

Steven Fletcher (90)

Subs
Vito Mannone (0)

Wes Brown (53)

Liam Bridcutt (8)

Charis Mavrias (0)

Adam Johnson (0)

Jozy Altidore (12)

Danny Graham (0)
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