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Elano pips Richards

Elano pips Richards

Vital Manchester City's man of the match against West Ham was Brazilian midfielder Elano.

According to 37% of readers who voted Elano was the man who shone out in an excellent team performance.

It was a close run thing however, with home grown academy product Micah Richards polling 36% of the vote.

Results in Full

Man of the Match v West Ham

Kaspar 10%

Richards 36%

Elano 37%

Ireland 1%

Hamman 10%

Petrov 5%

Bianchi 1%

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Writer:Andy Leggott
Date:Tuesday August 14 2007
Time: 11:28AM


I thought Hamman shone in an unglamourous position. Could the German be the surprise package under a amanger that knows what he's doing?
14/08/2007 11:38:00
Watched the match on the internet. The highlights did not do Hamann justice and is SGE bit of experience he was talking about.
Buzz Lightyear
14/08/2007 15:28:00
Have to agree, I voted for Hamann, as the holding midfielder he was constantly breaking up play & his passing was excellent. His type of player though crucial, tends to go un-noticed.
Ghost of 76
14/08/2007 19:57:00
We suddenly have options in all directions, Blues! Agree with ronin. Hamman could be losing the "Mac" and "aman" from his nickname if he keeps this form up!
Johnny Baguette
15/08/2007 02:59:00
Just goes to show, what a manager who has tactical sense can do with players who, the fans were ready to throw out. I can see in Samaras that he has talent, but not £6 million quids worth, but can Svennis do anything with him?
Buzz Lightyear
15/08/2007 09:20:00
If Samaras is played in his correct position and gets the service that was missing last season then he could become a £10 million player.
15/08/2007 12:26:00
i will admit i did think elano played the better game but richards did have a good game aswell. Have to admit the team played a stormer lets hope we do the same today aginst derby
dunne deal
15/08/2007 15:49:00
DD, compared with the Hamann of last season, this was brilliant and thats why we got him in the first place, Pearce just did not know how to use him. I agree Alphie b. we have to remember that he is only young and needs to learn the game and last season I think he learnt nothing playing out of position, I just do not know if Svennis will see if he has the talent. Svennis is also not sure about letting Schmikes and Hart face United in the Derby, not experienced enough to play against them,I just wish that we could have played them later in the season. Against Derby, even the selection of the bench becomes interesting.
Buzz Lightyear
15/08/2007 18:37:00
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