Blake and that performance against Spurs

Last updated : 26 January 2009 By Tony Scholes
Robbie Blake
He didn't just win them, he won them by a landslide, similar to the way Brian Jensen took the honours from our league game against Reading back in October.

Robbie scored the first goal, played a massive and crucial part in the second and took the free kick that led to the third goal. But it was an inspirational performance throughout that one Burnley fan told me this week was as good an individual performance as he'd ever seen from a Burnley player.

He won 84.2% of the man of the match vote, the second highest total this season, and that left the rest of the players picking up scraps. Wade Elliott came second with 4.8% whilst 1.8% of the vote game Jay Rodriguez third place after he came on and scored the third goal to take it into extra time.

Robbie's player rating was 9.81 out of 10. That's third highest this season, the two higher both going to Jensen. It was a full 1.5 higher than second place last week and that was Jensen with a rating of 8.31. Third place went to both Michael Duff and Chris McCann who had a rating of 8.22.

That means six points for Blake, two each for Elliott and Jensen, with Duff, McCann and Rodriguez all winning one point. Those points haven't made any significant changes to the player of the year table but Blake has moved up three places to sixth although he's ten points behind Stephen Jordan in fifth place.

The Current Table

59: Martin Paterson
51: Chris Eagles
47: Chris McCann
45: Brian Jensen
44: Stephen Jordan
34: Robbie Blake
33: Steven Caldwell
30: Graham Alexander
29: Wade Elliott
19: Michael Duff
18: Clarke Carlisle
16: Kevin McDonald
9: Russell Anderson
7: Steven Thompson
5: Joey Gudjonsson & Christian Kalvenes
1: Jay Rodriguez