Date: 13th September 2007 at 12:29am
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John Utaka was Pompey’s the player of the month for August! Not my vote, yours – although these findings from the poll are thoughts that I completely share.

Utaka has made quite an impact so far since his arrival from Rennes as Pompey’s potential record signing in the summer, scoring on his league debut for the club against Derby as well as putting in a blinding performance.

The Nigerian followed this up with further fine performances throughout the month, as well as a cracking solo goal against Bolton, running from the halfway line before rounding the keeper to score.

He is looking an absolute bargain, so long may this fine form continue so he will turn into just that.

If I had to be critical at all it would be at his lack of defensive tracking back, which is something that he will have to work on to be a truly world class star – which he will.

What the poll asked – Pompey’s player of the month for August?

How you voted – John Utaka 68%, Sylvain Distin 17%, Benjani 4%, Sulley Muntari 3%, Kanu 3%, Sol Campbell 2%, David James 1%, Sean Davis 1%, Other 1%

Current Poll – Premiership football returns for Pompey as we welcome Liverpool to Fratton this Saturday, on this subject if you have not already made your predictions in the Pompey predictions league on this match do it here.

Clearly we all hope that Pompey can win, with many of us – myself included – believing that we can, but what will the result be, this is what Aamir wants to know with this – ‘what do you think the score will be against us (Liverpool)?’ Let the poll do the talking before we do when it finishes.

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