Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

City Youngsters Get Call Up

City Youngsters Get Call Up



Good news for two of City's rising stars with call-ups for Stephen Ireland and Georgios Samaras into their respective full national squads.

Ireland has obviously caught the eye of new Republic of Ireland boss, Steve Staunton and will join fellow Blue, Richard Dunne in the squad to face Sweden in a friendly on 1st March.

The 19 year old midfielder has made a successful transition from the reserves into the first team this season and he has turned in a number of confident and classy performances.

Recent acquisition, Samaras, has been a regular in the Greek U21s and his performance and bullet of a headed goal against Charlton on Sunday has also not gone un-noticed. He is rewarded with his first call up to the full Greek squad for their game against Bulgaria on 28th February.

Although this is great news for Ireland and Samaras, it will also be an anxious time for Stuart Pearce given City's long and growing injury list and if selected to play, we can only hope that both return for Premiership duty unscathed.

With one of the best crop of youngsters in recent memory, who will be next for full international recognition? Can Joey Barton force his way into this Summer's World Cup squad or is the midfield already sewn up for the next few years with the likes of Cole, Gerrard and Lampard all looking like immovable objects. Perhaps Nedum Onuoha will beat Joey to that first full international cap at right back in place of a certain Mr Neville – we can only pray it happens sooner than later !

'Bluesology'

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Saturday February 18 2006
Time: 3:21PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

Highlights: Real Madrid 1-0 Manchester City

Fernando's own goal put Real Madrid through to an all-Spanish UEFA Champions League final against Atletico Madrid following an edgy semi-final against Manchester City...

Emotional Reactions Following Real Madrid Defeat

Manchester City limped out of the Champions League last night following a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Real Madrid.

Stats: Real Madrid v Manchester City

All the stats from Real Madrid (1) vs (0) Manchester City, The Etihad Stadium, Manchester, 4/5/16 20h45 CET Att: 78, 300

((LIVE STREAM)) Real Madrid v Manchester City

Manchester City FC are currently in Spain's capital ahead of tonight's Champions League semi-final second leg tie against Real Madrid, and we at VMC will bring you a LIVE...

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from
As featured on NewsNow: Real Madrid news
Real Madrid News 24/7  

Site Journalists

Tudor
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Sedgie
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

City's performance, out of five against Real Madrid?
Suggested By: Tudor
Five1%
Four0%
Three14%
Two57%
One28%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 36 19 13 4 70 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Chelsea 35 12 12 11 48 7
10 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

May 8 2016 4:00PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Tudor74
2.Buzz Lightyear68
3.Colin Is The King56
4.Bluedub40
5.fifthcolumnblue38
6.kennyclementstache33
7.Skoorb30
8.Johnny Baguette26
9.seac17
10.Brutto15