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99 Voters but Muangthong aint One: Player of the Month for May

If you havin’ goal problems I feel bad for you son, he got 99 voters but Muangthong aint one…

 

Josimar Rodrigues – 62%

 

 

Josimar bagged his second consecutive Player of the Month award in a landslide vote. He hit 3 goals in 6 games this May, but it was the two spectacular volleys he hit in the space of 4 minutes against Muangthong that will have prompted most of his 99 voters to plump for him this time out. Scoring the goals that secured Port’s first victory for 8 years against their fiercest rivals will write Josimar permanently in to Port folklore, so it’s no surprise that it has carried him to a record margin of victory in our poll.

 

Worawut Srisupha & Siwakorn Jakkuprasat – 15%

In second place were two players for whom consistency was the name of the game in May. Worawut has been in top shot-stopping form ever since being brought in to the side for the injured Rattanai, and his saves were particularly vital as Port hung on to their slender lead at the SCG. It may be surprising to say that a player who has finished third and second in our last two Player of the Month competitions is almost guaranteed to be back on the bench once Rattanai is fully fit, but until Worawut learns to deal with crosses more convincingly, he will always be the bridesmaid, never the bride.

Siwakorn also had a very solid month in May, capping it off with a fine Man of the Match display against Sisaket. You know what you’re going to get from the skinny wizard: a high work-rate, consistent passing, tenacious tackling and more than likely a yellow card to top it off.

 

Elias Dolah – 6%

Elias Dolah may have only received 6% of the vote, but getting on to the ballot ahead of previously ever-present Rochela is vindication enough for his vastly improved displays. Dolah is barely recognizable from the bambi-on-ice defender that started the season, and his confidence and ability on the ball really started to shine through this month. We always knew he could win headers and tackles, but Dolah has been adding more strings to his bow as the season has progressed, and we hope this continues throughout the year.

Thanks to everyone who voted in our much more secure cheat-proof poll. We’ll be back next month to see if Josi can make it a hattrick!

 

The Sandpit’s Port FC Player of the Month for May – Voting Closed

 

Voting opens today!

Every month, The Sandpit is going to choose the Port players we think have played the best, and let our readers decide who should be named Player of the Month.

In May, Port had their busiest month of the season, playing six games of which two were won, drawn and lost. The month started with a decent away performance against Chonburi ending in a heart-breaking last minute defeat for Port, who lost 1-2. Port then put in an abject performance at home against Pattaya, deservedly losing 0-2. After the 0-0 bore-draw away at Korat it seemed that May was not going to be Port’s month, and then Muangthong away happened. Port smashed in 3 goals in 4 minutes then hung on for dear life, securing a stunning 3-2 win against their fierce rivals. A pretty poor performance but a 5-3 win at home to one-pointers Super Power was next, before Port finished the month as they started it, conceding a late goal to snatch a 2-2 draw from the jaws of victory away at Sisaket.

Here are the nominees in order of squad number…

 

Elias Dolah (4)

 

Siwakorn Jakkuprasart (16)

 

 

Josimar Rodrigues (30)

 

Worawut Srisupha (36)

 

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