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Emerton Top Defender

Vital Blackburn's most recent Poll asked you who you felt was worthy of the title "Defender of the Month for August?" You voted Brett Emerton top man.

The player who you voted the most effective defender for August, in a month that if we are honest wouldn't be our best for our defensive displays at times, would be ironically enough a player that wouldn`t normally be recognised as a defender, Rovers winger Brett Emerton!

Pulling in 65% of the votes, Emerton, converted successfully to a right-back in August by Mark Hughes after looking destined to leave Ewood Park in the summer is seen as the most effective defender, and rightly so in my opinion.

The defender joining Emerton in the overall vote to determine player of the month for August with 21% is Mr Versatile himself Lucas Neill, who ended the month at left-back, as well as being captain.

I think Zurab Khizanishvili deserves a small mention, and had he not missed the opening game through injury I think he may have made it through and picked up more than the 2% he did.

Aaron Mokoena only played the opening days 4-0 hammering at Portsmouth so this didn't help him either he would attract 2%. Andy Todd didn't really perform if I am honest so even his 5% could be viewed as generous. Michael Gray's thumping performance in a Manchester restaurant helped him I'd say (even though Rooney's knockout blow came in September!) he pulled in a 5%!

So in summary
Brett Emerton - 65%
Michael Gray - 5%
Zurab Khizanishvili - 2%
Aaron Mokoena - 2%
Lucas Neill - 21%
Andy Todd - 5%


As the search for the Rovers player of the month for August continues the current poll (running for the whole of Sunday and Monday only) is asking "Midfielder of the Month for August?"

Remember the two midfielders with the most votes advance to the overall poll, joining Emerton and Neill to determine who you feel deserves the title as Vital Blackburn Rovers Player of the Month for August.

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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday September 10 2006

Time: 1:10AM

Your Comments

Some would worry when a midfielder is voted top defender for the month but not me, he's played there before for his country and can certainly do a job, well done Brett!
Hughes Da Man
well its about time he played well on a more regular basis, maybe this is a better position for him than the midfield.
Simon Garner Legend
Judging by some previous perfromances it couldn't be any worse could it. He's performing really well in defence, he's found his niche!
Hughes Da Man
i do think that rite back is his best position as he is to slow to be a winger.
Clint
He's certainly looking at home at right-back isn't he so if he can do a job keep him there. His range of passing against Chelsea was out of this world at time. The link-up with Bentley would prove superb.
Hughes Da Man
I agree, Emerton has began this season with a new found vigour. His link up play with Bentley is proving to be the highlight of the season so far. Im looking forward to watching this partnership develop. Also I'm pleased Zurab has a mention because I watched him on Saturday and, although prone to make the odd error every now and again, I was incredibly impressed with his performance. His reading of the game is fantastic.
roversman
For the Player Profile I've prepared for Zurab I said words very similar to your "prone to make the odd error every now and again" and "His reading of the game is fantastic." He is a top defender, and he's still fairly young so should only get better.
Hughes Da Man
A result like that probably reflects more on your league position than on having one outstanding defender in the month.
sandgroanun
It is true to say that defence wouldn't be the highlight of Rovers' month!
Hughes Da Man
 

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