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Poll Result: City Fans Want Elano To Stay


On our last poll we asked fans the question...

Should City offer Elano a contract extension?

Here is the result:

Yes (86%)
No (14%)

The gaffer spoke on the very subject the other day and ruled out the likelihood of a renegotiated contract after telling the Brazilian that there are greater priorities at Eastlands.

It is well publicised that both Elano and the gaffer have a difficult relationship after he openly criticising the Welshman earlier this season over his failure to hand him a regular place.

'Elano has two more years left to run on his contract, so it isn't really a priority at the moment,'said Hughes.

'There are a number of other players with less time on their contract, so they are the ones we will have to look at. Elano is not one of those players that we need to look at and discuss renegotiate terms with but I have certainly been pleased with him of late and the positive impact that he has had on the team.'

Of course Sparky could always ignore Elano and allow him to leave on a Bosman. Now wouldn't that be fine and dandy - NOT!

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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday May 1 2009

Time: 4:20PM

Your Comments

I voted no, and here's why. Elano has had a poor end to last season and a poor start to this one. He has recently returned to form and has become a valuable member of the squad again. However, he has 2 years to run on his current deal, so I would like to see him perform consistently over the next 12 months. Then and only then should we be considering offering him a new contract. I don't want an in form Elano to leave, but who's to say the prospect of a nice lucrative deal in 12 months won't focus his attention on the field?
fifthcolumnblue
I voted no, and here's why. Elano has had a poor end to last season and a poor start to this one. He has recently returned to form and has become a valuable member of the squad again. However, he has 2 years to run on his current deal, so I would like to see him perform consistently over the next 12 months. Then and only then should we be considering offering him a new contract. I don't want an in form Elano to leave, but who's to say the prospect of a nice lucrative deal in 12 months won't focus his attention on the field?
fifthcolumnblue
When he's in the mood Elano can be amazing. His free-kicks are nornally there or there abouts but the problem is that he has a typical moody Brazilian temperament. I guess that comes with the territory.
Tudor
When he's in the mood Elano can be amazing. His free-kicks are nornally there or there abouts but the problem is that he has a typical moody Brazilian temperament. I guess that comes with the territory.
Tudor
I want Elano to stay but I agree with Hughes that getting him a new contract is not exactly a priority. He has had a turbulent career at City but let us not forget that this is only his second season in the premier league. We need to give all our players time to develop at City and that also includes players like Caicedo and Kompany who have had mixed luck in their respective positions. Lets hope that the team can push on in the final few games and give us a good basis for next season. My only worry is that the influx of new players might have a negative impact on the squad with many of the boys being sold on.
eighthsin
I want Elano to stay but I agree with Hughes that getting him a new contract is not exactly a priority. He has had a turbulent career at City but let us not forget that this is only his second season in the premier league. We need to give all our players time to develop at City and that also includes players like Caicedo and Kompany who have had mixed luck in their respective positions. Lets hope that the team can push on in the final few games and give us a good basis for next season. My only worry is that the influx of new players might have a negative impact on the squad with many of the boys being sold on.
eighthsin
I think Elano closer to the heart of City than Hughes thinks. I can think of very few games when he has shone that we haven't won. And there are times when his sublime skills are as good as the biggest names in football. His vision and passing I particularly enjoy. But he has seldom been managed correctly. He is still only completing his second Premiership season. He has not had as many appearances this season as he would have liked. I think he can kick on next year and show the qualities that Dunga sees in him. He is not a bit-part international but one who has recently been at the heart of the best Brazilian football too. I'd also like to add that Elano, SWP, Ireland and Robinho are possibly the most creative midfield quartet in the Premiership (better than Arsenal in my view). We can't often play them in the same game (other than playing 4-5-1) -- but a team which wants Top 4 Premiership and Champions League can be built on that type of creativity -- as long as there is steel and sweat to back them up.
Sindbad
I think Elano closer to the heart of City than Hughes thinks. I can think of very few games when he has shone that we haven't won. And there are times when his sublime skills are as good as the biggest names in football. His vision and passing I particularly enjoy. But he has seldom been managed correctly. He is still only completing his second Premiership season. He has not had as many appearances this season as he would have liked. I think he can kick on next year and show the qualities that Dunga sees in him. He is not a bit-part international but one who has recently been at the heart of the best Brazilian football too. I'd also like to add that Elano, SWP, Ireland and Robinho are possibly the most creative midfield quartet in the Premiership (better than Arsenal in my view). We can't often play them in the same game (other than playing 4-5-1) -- but a team which wants Top 4 Premiership and Champions League can be built on that type of creativity -- as long as there is steel and sweat to back them up.
Sindbad
spot on sindbad mate...when elano plays well city play well and he has been left out to often this season when he should be playing.hughes has left him out when they had a disagreement and thats not very professional for a manager when he puts the club second best.but hopefully hughes and elano seem to have patched things up now.
bluemooner_mcfc
spot on sindbad mate...when elano plays well city play well and he has been left out to often this season when he should be playing.hughes has left him out when they had a disagreement and thats not very professional for a manager when he puts the club second best.but hopefully hughes and elano seem to have patched things up now.
bluemooner_mcfc
same here Sindbad, I think its just a question of simply playing him, all players have bad spells but you don't drop them because of that, when on his game so are city and if all four musketeers play then look out the opposition.
Buzz Lightyear
same here Sindbad, I think its just a question of simply playing him, all players have bad spells but you don't drop them because of that, when on his game so are city and if all four musketeers play then look out the opposition.
Buzz Lightyear
On current form and attitude he is a must keep player...
Doody
On current form and attitude he is a must keep player...
Doody
I would wait till the beginning of next year and see how Elano plays in the first half of the season . . . . .if his current form continues then give him a new deal.
Thaibluefan
I would wait till the beginning of next year and see how Elano plays in the first half of the season . . . . .if his current form continues then give him a new deal.
Thaibluefan
I would wait till the beginning of next year and see how Elano plays in the first half of the season . . . . .if his current form continues then give him a new deal.
Thaibluefan
I would wait till the beginning of next year and see how Elano plays in the first half of the season . . . . .if his current form continues then give him a new deal.
Thaibluefan
Elano may get irritated again now that he's heard 'not right now', and I think his form may suffer again. That's the only issue I have with this, he's too self-important and needs to think more about the team.
severedgein
Elano may get irritated again now that he's heard 'not right now', and I think his form may suffer again. That's the only issue I have with this, he's too self-important and needs to think more about the team.
severedgein
Simple - when elano plays well, city win. I actually prefer elano on the right wing to swp, because hes more effective with final ball and his tendency to drift infield - rather than staying out wide, makes city a more solid outfit defensively. Citys current form started since elano took swp's spot. Its taken almost a whole season to find elano a position that he is comfortable in a 4-3-3. He plays that role for brasil. Elanos attitude wasnt the best since november, elanos attitude was never in qusetion under sven. He was citys best player last season, even though he struggled for fitness after january. Hughes inexperiance dealing with big stars is also a major factor. Dealing with boring scandanivains and sleepy scotsmen at roevrs, wouldnt prepare you for dealing with brazilian superstars and stroppy teenagers (richards,sturridge) Its taken the last 5 games for elano and hughes to gel- and city have been reaping the rewards. Elano loves city, he ran his heart out against hamburg and we are now a club that buys top talent. Not sell tour best players anymore. I never thought id see this day as a city fan :)
enzo city
Simple - when elano plays well, city win. I actually prefer elano on the right wing to swp, because hes more effective with final ball and his tendency to drift infield - rather than staying out wide, makes city a more solid outfit defensively. Citys current form started since elano took swp's spot. Its taken almost a whole season to find elano a position that he is comfortable in a 4-3-3. He plays that role for brasil. Elanos attitude wasnt the best since november, elanos attitude was never in qusetion under sven. He was citys best player last season, even though he struggled for fitness after january. Hughes inexperiance dealing with big stars is also a major factor. Dealing with boring scandanivains and sleepy scotsmen at roevrs, wouldnt prepare you for dealing with brazilian superstars and stroppy teenagers (richards,sturridge) Its taken the last 5 games for elano and hughes to gel- and city have been reaping the rewards. Elano loves city, he ran his heart out against hamburg and we are now a club that buys top talent. Not sell tour best players anymore. I never thought id see this day as a city fan :)
enzo city
I agree EC Elano can also cross a ball better than most City players, I feel that SWP is more effective in the centre, whareas on the right, he is easy to contain with nowhere to go.
Buzz Lightyear
I agree EC Elano can also cross a ball better than most City players, I feel that SWP is more effective in the centre, whareas on the right, he is easy to contain with nowhere to go.
Buzz Lightyear
 

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