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Poll Result: City Fans Want Elano To Stay

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
Date:Friday May 1 2009
Time: 4:20PM

Comments

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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
01/05/2009 16:26:00
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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
01/05/2009 16:26:00
0
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
01/05/2009 16:41:00
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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
01/05/2009 16:41:00
0
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
01/05/2009 17:48:00
0
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
01/05/2009 17:48:00
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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
01/05/2009 18:13:00
0
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
01/05/2009 18:13:00
0
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
01/05/2009 19:11:00
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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
01/05/2009 19:11:00
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