Jones comes out top after Reading game
David Jones won the man of the match inside the ground on Saturday as we beat Reading 2-1 to remain top of the league, and he's edged out all the other potential candidates on Clarets Mad.
He was in superb form in the middle of the pitch but he didn't quite win the man of the match vote. That went to Michael Kightly who got his first top four place so far, coming first with 22.0% of the vote.
Jones wasn't very far behind at all. He polled 21.4% and was followed by Michael Duff in third place with 18.2% and Sam Vokes who took fourth place with his 11.5% share of the vote.
As for the player ratings; I don't think I've ever seen such high ratings overall in a game in all the years it has been running on Clarets Mad.
Only one player, Tom Heaton, was below 8 out of 10, and he couldn't have been much closer and of all the ratings left on the message board there was only one rating below 7 with one poster rating Marney 6 out of 10.
Jones did win the ratings with 8.78 out of 10 with Duff closest to him; his rating was 8.73. Vokes was third with 8.49 and a rating of 8.43 out of 10 gave Trippier a fourth place finish.
That result means eight points towards the Clarets Mad Player of the Year for Jones with five points each for Duff and Kightly, three for Vokes and one for Trippier.
These latest scores have finally taken Jason Shackell's lead away from the top of the table, and this despite him turning in a series of top performances at the back.
Vokes is the new leader. His 52 points have seen him edge two ahead of his captain with Ings, pointless for once in this game, a further seven points behind. Those eight points for Jones have taken him into fifth place, behind Trippier, while Kightly wins his first ever points.
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The result for the Reading game is below with the current Clarets Mad Player of the Year Table.
MAN OF THE MATCH
22.0% - Michael Kightly21.4% - David Jones18.2% - Michael Duff11.5% - Sam Vokes7.2% - Dean Marney5.6% - Danny Ings4.0% - Kieran Trippier3.5% - Scott Arfield2.4% - Jason Shackell2.1% - Ben Mee1.9% - Tom Heaton
8.78 - David Jones8.73 - Michael Duff8.49 - Sam Vokes8.43 - Kieran Trippier8.37 - Michael Kightly8.35 - Dean Marney8.22 - Jason Shackell8.20 - Danny Ings8.04 - Scott Arfield & Ben Mee7.90 - Tom Heaton
CLARETS MAD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
52: Sam Vokes50: Jason Shackell43: Danny Ings34: Kieran Trippier31: David Jones24: Tom Heaton21: Scott Arfield & Keith Treacy14: Michael Duff8: Alex Cisak5: Michael Kightly & Junior Stanislas4: Ben Mee3: Kevin Long2: Dean Marney
Source: Clarets Mad
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