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I Cannot Lie, Nedum Onuoha Is Class

I Cannot Lie, Nedum Onuoha Is Class


Twelve months ago, Nedum Onuoha was linked with numerous moves away from City - £3-4 million would allegedly have taken him off our hands, with the likes of Villa, Everton, Birmingham all interested in taking the England U-21 international.

Vital Manchester City newbie, scrandled sent us the following...

I'll be honest. I'll admit it to the class now. I cannot lie. I wouldn't have shed a tear if it had happened. There, I've said it.

'Nervous' Neddy had begun to frustrate me. Although the talent was obviously there for all to see, so were the plethora of injuries. A bit like Danny Sturridge, yet thankfully without the need to carry around his own self-proclaiming pedestal.

Whilst his defending was solid, his passing was reminiscent of schoolyard matches against the bigger, scarier kids where he just wanted someone - anyone - else to have the ball at their feet. Fans seemed to be getting as nervous as he appeared to be, including me.

However much like Stevie Ireland, last season seems to have been that season for Nedum. He might have only started about half the league matches, but while all the transfer speculation is now about the possibility of our current skipper heading to Sunderland or Spurs, and Micah touted in various swap deals in the gossip columns, Nedum has seemingly cemented his position in next year's squad.

Injury free since Christmas, 'Not-So-Nervous' Neddy has been a rock at the back and has seemingly put his boots on the right feet for the last few months, his instep has now taken the place of the toe-bunger, and throwing a few goals in for good measure.

So I'll hold my hands up. I was wrong. I apologise, Nedum. I'm glad you didn't vanish down the M6 to spend last season with Gareth Barry, though could you please point Tal Ben Haim in the direction of that taxi I've booked for him?

Out thanks go out to member, scrandled. If you would like to send us a front page article, click here



Writer:scrandled
Date:Friday June 12 2009
Time: 8:12PM

Comments

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we forgive you mate. :)
severedgein
12/06/2009 20:28:00
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he has to do it next season aswell to be considered a top centreback not just for 3/4 of a season.
Mike Hunt
12/06/2009 20:38:00
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an emerging talent that could save you millions!
merlin
12/06/2009 20:44:00
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The lad has a great future and if he keeps up his improvement along with his quiet dignified manner I sense future captain material here.
Doody
12/06/2009 21:29:00
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Amen to that Doody.
RobsonGreensleeves
12/06/2009 21:35:00
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A lot of people had reservations whether or not he could step up to the mark but he has proved that the glimmer of promise he first showed was indeed a sign of his potential, the potential which has been unleashed this season and that will stand him in good stead for seasons to come.
eighthsin
12/06/2009 21:59:00
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No defender reads the game better in the city squad. I thought he was class two years ago under svens helm. If u cut Ned in half, he bleeds manchester city. Class player and person.
enzo city
12/06/2009 22:52:00
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I don't want to be one of those "I told you so" types, but I've always thought Ned was a class act. I've always felt that with Ned any nervousness stemmed from the crowd worrying about such a young kid, as he was at the time, being at the back rather than Ned having an actual problem.
derry
13/06/2009 09:38:00
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Nedum has got to be one that stays, he could be our central defensive english rock at in our defence for the next 5 years or so, 1 or 2 in alongside him and there will be our english nucleaus for the new rules of fifa as and when they arrive
dopeeze
13/06/2009 11:20:00
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The New Frank Sinclair.....clumsy big oaf. no offence but the guys a donkey lads.
cockeril
14/06/2009 01:17:00
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