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PLAYER OF DECEMBER: LAURE

29 Dec 2012
Inconsistent month for Deportivo; the big proof of this is that Laure earned the player of the month award without been the best man in any game, just the runner-up twice. Abel Aguilar remains as the best player of the season.

If November was a grey month for Deportivo, then the last month of the year can safely be called Black December. After four official games, the Blanquiazul outfit only managed to record a single point (against Valladolid – Matchday 16). Worse was the fact that only two goals were scored (in the home defeat against Real Betis) and eleven were conceded, with the low point being the 6-0 thrashing at the Vicente Calderon stadium, the worst defeat in decades at the club.

It might be a bit of a surprise that the Player of the Month Award of December is for a defender: Laureano Sanabria ‘Laure’. But the true is that he gained points in 3 of the 4 games in the month and fully deserves the accolade. Curiously, Laure didn’t win any of the individual Man of the Match awards (MOM). Instead they went to Riki (Vs. Real Betis), Bruno Gama (at Atlético Madrid), German Lux (Vs. Real Valladolid) and Abel Aguilar (at RCD Espanyol). But his two second places and one third spot were enough in a very low-scoring month for the players.

It’s the second time in the history of the awards in which someone wins the Player of the Month designation without clinching any MOM. The previous opportunity this happened was in March of the present year as Valerón and Juan Dominguez shared it. Bruno Gama was the other big winner of December; the Portuguese winger earned a MOM and a second place, reason why he picked eight points in the month, just one less than Laure.

In the other hand, one negative record was equaled in December. As it happened against Levante UD on Matchday 12, four Deportivo players received negative points in the game against Atlético Madrid (Insua, Roderick, Camuñas & Riki). Riki also received negative marks in the home clash against Levante UD.

Ratings in the month:

Vs Real Betis - (02/Dec/12) 
1st Riki - 7 points
2nd Alex - 5 points
3rd Valeron - 3 points
4th Laure - 1 point 
Collective Note: 2 (Medium) 

Vs Atletico Madrid - (9/Dec/12) 
1st Bruno Gama - 5 points
2nd Laure - 3 points
3rd Valeron - 1 point
NV: Insua, Roderick, Camuñas &
Riki
Collective Note: 1 (Poor)

Vs Valladolid - (17/Dec/12) 
1st Lux - 7 points
2nd Laure - 5 points
3rd Marchena - 3 points
4th Alex - 1 point 
NV: Evaldo & Alex
Collective Note: 2 (Medium) 

Vs Espanyol - (20/Dec/12) 
1st Aguilar - 5 points
2nd Gama - 3 points
3rd Salomao - 1 point 
Collective Note: 1 (Poor)

Overall table: Abel Aguilar remains as the leader in the race of for the RCDLC.COM Player of The Season Award, Bruno Gama is now second on the list, just six points under the Colombian. Pizzi is third and Valerón remains at the fourth spot.

Overall Table
1st Aguilar 35pts
2nd Bruno Gama 29pts
3rd Pizzi 25pts
4th Valeron 23pts
5th Alex 22pts
6th Riki 18pts
7th Marchena 17pts
8th Laure 15pts
9th Lux 12pts
10th Aranzubia 9pts
11th Thiago Pinto 7pts
12th Insua 6pts
13th Oliveira 5pts
14th Manuel Pablo 4pts
14th Bodipo 4pts
16th Camunas 3pts
16th Aythami 3pts
16th Bodipo 3pts
16th Ayoze 3pts
20th Roderick 2pts
20th Juan Dominguez 2pts
22nd Santos 1pt
22nd Salomao 1pt
24th Evaldo -1pt

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