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City Youth Stars Keep On Shining

The MCFC Academy juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down as City beat Chelsea to lift the FA Youth Cup at Eastlands tonight...

Many Blues will take pride in the fact that Sven-Goran Eriksson and Hans Backe joined most of City's senior squad in a show of support for City's young stars amid a superb crowd of just under 20,000. A real sign of MCFC togetherness in a season that has brought much needed stability to our club, whatever the recent form book or utterly unhelpful comments of Thaksin Shinawatra have suggested. Svennis took on a shambles and has worked hard with a small and in itself young squad, showing faith in the City Academy.

That faith, combined with the knowledge that as long as Sven is in charge, if you are good enough you stand a great chance of making the first team will surely continue to inspire the City Academy lads to higher hights. I cannot say the same for Chelsea's team tonight who haven't got a cat in hell's chance of ever representing their club in the Premier League.

So even minus the quicksilver Daniel Sturridge, injured playing for the senior side at Sunderland last Saturday, City lifted the trophy 4-2 on aggregate and 3-1 on the night.

An absolute credit to all involved with the Manchester City Academy and the club's admirable youth policy.




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Date:Wednesday April 16 2008

Time: 10:50PM

Your Comments

Good game. Dissapointed that we didn't win, but I have to say well done to you. Your number 7 winger (Wisee I think) is a great player.
Fan of Blues
Is this the first of many trophies to arrive in the next few years ???. Sven has a great bunch of youngsters to choose from who I am sure he will not be afraid give chances to in the next couple of years as demonstrated when he gave Walcott his chance for England. Oh and by the way I am sure Frank is giving the Press the runaround, don't forget he is a politician and will tell the press one thing and do another.
alphieblues
Thank you to your youth for a thoroughly entertaining match. Very open and I think really, with the attacking football shown by both sides, it could easily have seen more goals. Real shame about your RB, is there any news on how he is?
The_Legend_Of_Zola
closer than the scoreline suggested, we should of finished it at the bridge! good game though, some nice upcoming talent
pulse
congratulations from all at Vital Chelsea - you edged it over the two legs!
merlin
Great Game, open and entertaining
Buzz Lightyear
From Tribal Football: Manchester City academy chief Jim Cassell has paid credit to manager Sven Goran Eriksson for the support he has shown in the club's youngsters. Before last night's FA Youth Cup triumph, Cassell said: "Sven's been a terrific supporter of the youth team. He's shown that by giving Academy graduates like Kasper Schmeichel, Ched Evans and Shaleum Logan their City first-team debuts this season. "The production of players is the No.1 priority for us, but the blue riband of youth football is without a doubt the FA Youth Cup."
Johnny Baguette
the whole team played a stromer, ashame about the last tackle at the end. did anybody hear what happened to his leg weather its broken or not cos that was an absolute disgrace of a tackle.
dunne deal
The lad needed oxygen, dunne deal. I wonder what the story is. By the way, six of City's side last night have been at the club since aged nine. Chelsea's multi national team was expensively put together under Frank Arnehsen.
Johnny Baguette
Not all of them were to be fair. Kakuta, Stoch and Tejera were obviously and they were probably our best players. But at the same time, the shining star for City was Weiss. And needing oxygen isn't necessarily as bad as it sounds - often that can be to treat shock etc. I hope he is ok though - not sure what on earth Mellis was thinking.
The_Legend_Of_Zola
Paul Clement, our youth team manager, said about the tackle: "They are young players, they are learning the game. Jacob Mellis is very disappointed, it was just a heat of the moment thing and it is something that he will learn from. He is very regretful and we hope the Manchester City player is okay."
Fan of Blues
Congratulations, good news for the future of Manchester City!
StevieG Col U
well hopefully we can continue with the youth squad and they can help the senior side in becoming prober european qualifiers
dunne deal
 

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