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Micah Richards - Midfield General?

The answer to City's lack of strength in midfield could already be charging about Bluesy's Carrington Football Factory...

Micah Richards has got it all, is as strong as an ox and he is still maturing.

With City's defensive options bolstered by signing Chelsea's underplayed Tal Ben Haim, a good number of Blues across the City wires are pushing for a Richards-Johnson midfield engine room axis.

The prospect of Richards going box to box alongside the similarly powerful Johnson is certainly something worth considering and an option Bluesy could explore in the coming friendlies against Celtic and AC Milan.

Were this idea to be realised, it would be yet another achievement for the brilliant MCFC Academy!

Could you see Richards commanding Central Midfield with Johnno? Give us a shout on the Vital MCFC Forums.

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

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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 30 2008

Time: 9:51PM

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I suspect that this suggestion is not going to happen. Richards speed is the key. Because Charlie has the lope of a giraffe, I would think that Micah would take the RB sport and charlie to midfield holding role. Its a puzzle because until we get a right sided midfielder of quality it still looks unbalanced.
Buzz Lightyear
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31/07/2008 07:00:00

Looks like the calls for SWP are growing Buzzer.
Johnny Baguette
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31/07/2008 08:01:00

Yes but can we get him to come back with his dad dead against it.
Buzz Lightyear
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31/07/2008 09:34:00

Was this not Micah's role in the Youth Team ???
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31/07/2008 09:51:00

chelski said SWP is going nowhere so i thijk we can stop thinking about him coming back cause i honesty dont think its going to happen
dunne deal
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31/07/2008 10:22:00

Sometimes I drift towards wanting him back, but then I consider his family searching out houses in the south east for him months before he left City. Never go back, they say. Pascale Feindhouno at Saint Etienne for me. Experienced and clever.
Johnny Baguette
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31/07/2008 10:50:00

Yes, alph, he was a midfielder in the youth set up.
Johnny Baguette
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31/07/2008 10:51:00

This lad can open doors. Sign him up...
Johnny Baguette
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31/07/2008 10:56:00

I feel Micah can do a Steven Gerard for us.
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31/07/2008 12:05:00

I have also called for him to play in this role for some time. He has a lot of the attributes required already. His passing needs some works, as does his concentration level, but I feel he'd do an excellent job for us there. Having said that, he looks comfortable wherever he's been asked to play. Corluka would be equally good. The only thing lacking in his came is speed, but he reads the game superbly.
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31/07/2008 12:52:00

Bring it all on! EB Streymur, YOU are next!
Johnny Baguette
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31/07/2008 13:06:00

i think its a smart idear puttin richards in midfield he is big strong and fas oh and powerful he could be the best midfilder b4 we no it
dunne deal
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31/07/2008 13:37:00

Definitely Richards can do it, I think he's wasted on the right and left and he's got too much energy for centre back. If I was a central midfielder I would not want Micah Richards on my case for 90 minutes. I would love to see him in that position, I think he'd come into his own.
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31/07/2008 17:48:00

You're not alone mate. There's plenty of Blues talking this one up.
Johnny Baguette
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31/07/2008 17:50:00

I've never really heard of that Feindouno lad but he has to be a bit of a ***** to have a website as flash as that one.
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31/07/2008 17:52:00

Most of the blues I know are thinking the same, he just needs his rough edges smoothing off and he'd boss it.
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31/07/2008 17:53:00

I'm happy the issue is getting column space to be honest.
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31/07/2008 17:56:00

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01/08/2008 20:46:00

Good point Jimbo. Marshall's a Gorton lad as I recall. What a conveyor belt of talent we have!
Johnny Baguette
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02/08/2008 09:13:00

It could well be that Bluesy has something up his sleeve, SBSS. I don't think he has brought in Ben Haim to be a squad player. As for Feindouno, one of the most creative players in France and I'm amazed bigger clubs have not picked him up.
Johnny Baguette
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02/08/2008 09:16:00


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