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Vital MCFC's Player of The Season: Elano

While the MCFC crisis and the Far East Farce rumble on, time to give credit to Elano Blumer, Vital MCFC's Player of The Season...

Elano came in for plenty of stick as he battled to maintain the form he showed in the early part of the season. But there were signs recently that after having been sussed out, sat on and wound up for so long he was becoming more streetwise in the Premier League. The goal he scored at Boro United would have been a match winner in any other circumstances!

So here are the Vital MCFC scores on the doors for season 2007-2008. The Chelsea and Middlesboro away debacles saw no vote take place for obvious reasons, but the overall results give an interesting indicator of how Svennis's small, young squad have performed or in some cases, under performed.

There have been some brilliant MOTM performances in what has been a hard season of lessons and adjustment from not only 6 of Sven's 8 rushed signings, but also our Academy graduates, still learning their trade.

Well played Elano! A free and utterly pointless holiday in Thailand awaits you!

Vital MCFC Player of The Season: Elano
6 awards (v WHU A, Blackburn A, Newcastle H, Boro H, Birmingham A, Sunderland A)

Joint runners up: Hart and Petrov
Hart 5 (v WHU H, Reading A, Chelsea H, Fulham H, Liverpool A)

Petrov 5 (v Fulham A, Blackburn H, WHU A, FAC, WHU H FAC, Derby A)

Joint 3rd: Dunne and Corluka
Dunne 4 (v Arsenal A, Liverpool H, Everton A, united A)

Corluka 4 (v Birmingham H, Sunderland H, Wigan A, Newcastle A)

...and the other results...

Johnson 3 (v Villa H, Spurs H, LC, Wigan H)

Onouha 2 (v Spurs H, Bolton A)

Gelson 2 (v Portsmouth A, Arsenal H)

Ball 2 (v Bolton A LC, Villa A)

Bianchi 2 (v Bristol City A, LC, Spurs A)

Benjani 1 (v Portsmouth H)

Castillo 1 (v Everton H)

Sturridge 1 (v Sheff Utd A, FAC)

Vassell 1 (v Bolton H)

Ireland 1 (v Reading H)

Hamann 1 (v Derby H)

Richards 1 (v united H)

Samaras 1 (v Norwich H, LC)

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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 14 2008

Time: 6:19PM

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Interesting how the defenders or keeper get most MoTMs against the top 4 teams. I wonder how many of these players will still be here next season and how many new faces will come in - Fair Play outcome will make a difference to the signings we can aim for.
Barney Daniels
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14/05/2008 18:57:00

dunne deal
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14/05/2008 19:00:00

For me Joe Hart is definitely the player of the season considering he didn't get a regular place until the second half of the season.
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14/05/2008 19:26:00

Well, lads, the result is based on Vital MCFC City fan's votes throughout the season. Elano just pipped it. You can certainly see who our most consistent performers have been over the league and cup games. They are the players our floundering hierarchy must hold on to!
Johnny Baguette
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15/05/2008 05:57:00

I agree with Elano getting it, he scored and created goals for us to win a lot of games. I think we are all in confusion at the moment because of lack of information from our owner. I have a feeling that he cannot find anyone better than Sven to take over and once this issue has been settled then we can get on and plan for the coming season with our own speculations on what we want and who we want and JB will get his list going and see how acurate it is this time round.
Buzz Lightyear
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15/05/2008 06:40:00

I fear Sven could walk whatever happens, regardless of the hacks saying he's holding out for money. Meantime, I'd make Zenit's Andriy Arshavin top of my list. The quicksilver winger looks versatile to say the least. Dick Avocado revealed last morning that SOMEONE at Man City has made a bid for the player...
Johnny Baguette
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15/05/2008 07:24:00

Michael Laudrup is the new link, anymore, perhaps Joe Royle wants another crack
Buzz Lightyear
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15/05/2008 07:36:00

JB, I thought that about Sven, but he maybe more stubborn than that just to walk away, he now has a point to prove here at City and the Fans do love him.
Buzz Lightyear
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15/05/2008 07:37:00

Tudor you have put Toxin is a twit, have you spelt that right?
Buzz Lightyear
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15/05/2008 08:42:00

Looks like the crisis will be allowed to rumble on until after the Far East travelling circus is finished. Other sides are already identifying transfer targets for next season. This whole situation is pathetic.
Johnny Baguette
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15/05/2008 09:30:00

My money is on the status quo and Sven will come back with a big fat cheque for more signings.
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15/05/2008 10:40:00

I truly hope for that outcome! More than anything, he is familiar with our squad and who should be got rid of. A new manager would have to get to know them all.
Johnny Baguette
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15/05/2008 11:17:00

ah we might aswell give Alan Ball another chance to be are manager aswell ha ha. I actually dont think sven will be leaving well hopefully not Benfica have giving up on signing him
dunne deal
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15/05/2008 12:32:00

Tyrell speaks from Thailand: "I think there's probably an opportunity for him to meet Dr Thaksin here in Bangkok before we go to Hong Kong," Tyrrell said. "But with regards to the manager's position, we are making no official comment. We've made no official comment apart from saying that there will be a review held at the end of the season." Tyrell added: "That meeting will be part of a performance review into the whole of the club, which the chairman called for a number of weeks ago. The manager asked during this time of great forensic analysis of the football club for the players not to be doing interviews and not to be answering questions from the media."
Johnny Baguette
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15/05/2008 13:04:00

i think the players should be aloud speak for themselves cos they have there own right to. We are not finding out anything about the future of sven and it fustrates me as a fan not knowing whats goign on
dunne deal
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15/05/2008 14:16:00

You and many thousand of others, dd! It's like a groundhog day nightmare. This Far East circus is a farce. Now we hear that 4 asians will play for City this weekend which much syrely have our squad who travelled think "what are we here for?" I heard from a reliable source tonight that Richards might have played his last game for the Blues as Thaksin needs revenue for transfers. I think the club is at risk of spiralling out of control and we need leadership.
Johnny Baguette
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15/05/2008 18:47:00

The faces that tell the story. Have a look at the official site. The excitement and delight is written all over the faces of our fed up looking players in Thailand.
Johnny Baguette
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15/05/2008 19:37:00

When you have a good young squad what the use of selling your best players, if the aim of the club is to be in that top four, selling richards wont solve the scoring problem, it will weaken the defence, with rumours rife about the depature of Hart and Dunney, Bojinov, says he will go if Sven does, JB you are right, we are back exactly where we started at the end of last season, rudderless, with the Admiral fishing off the back of the boat.
Buzz Lightyear
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15/05/2008 19:39:00

Friday's Murdoch Times: "City are a club in disarray as they continue their end-of-season visit to Thailand and Hong Kong with Eriksson firmly expecting that he will be dismissed when he meets the City owner. Thaksin is preparing to offload not only the “dead wood” - players such as Andreas Isaksson, Darius Vassell, Georgios Samaras and Paul Dickov - but also many of last summer's signings, such as Rolando Bianchi - who spent the second half of the season on loan to Lazio - Valeri Bojinov, Javier Garrido and Geovanni."
Johnny Baguette
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16/05/2008 07:45:00

you can tell thou that none of the players want to be there you wouldnt get treatted this bad at chelsea and tells alot by saying that. Sina needs to get his act together he should of never taking over a club if he doesnt no anythig about the game
dunne deal
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16/05/2008 09:04:00


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