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Micah Richards: 'Pace And Power'



The resurgence of Micah Richards continues with every barnstorming run and never say die challenge. But it's that bit of extra savvy that is pleasing to sky blue eyes...

Micah is one of those players like Michael Johnson that seems to have been around forever at City and it's very often easy to forget that the athletic defender with 12 England Caps and 168 City appearances under his belt is still only 22 years old.

The MCFC Academy graduate saw his form nosedive under Mark Hughes with silly mistakes blighting his appearances when called upon. Yet now, under the defensive stewardship of Roberto Mancini, the player is responding superbly to the increased competition for defensive places. He is showing increased focus and tactical awareness.

Micah, who on recent evidence has terrified some defences, is eager to attack and at the same time suggests that his dramatic return to form has been enhanced by pressure from players such as Jerome Boateng:

'I like to get forward...maybe we could use my runs more and give the team an extra boost. I've got good pace and power - that is what people know me for...The competition has been good for me. It has made me raise my game a little bit. It is all about playing well when the manager picks you...It is tough out there but I believe I am as good as anyone. It is not being big-headed, it is just what I feel when I am working hard.'

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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 18 2011

Time: 10:26AM

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Richards is finally starting to reach his potential. Credit to him for coming through a bad patch to prove his doubters wrong. His surging runs down the right need to be utilised far more if we want to improve or wing play.
eighthsin
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18/02/2011 10:32:00

Did not think you would make it, just lately you have played well. Please keep it up Micah.
johnkelv
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18/02/2011 11:18:00

Should be England's #1 RB with ease on current form! Much better than Glen Johnson. I've always wanted Micah to succeed but there have been so many false dawns that I'm still a little worried his great form of late won't last forever. If it does, he will make the RB spot his own and spend many good years at our club still.
StuMCFC
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18/02/2011 14:08:00

He's clearly loving his football from that video link. Great bloke to have around by all accounts and City through and through.
Johnny Baguette
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18/02/2011 14:20:00

I'm his harshest critic and am starting to eat my words. I love to see our academy products do well. They now have to step up to an even higher plate and if Richards can do that so much the better. He has been better than Glenn Johnson for a while. Johnson is an appalling defender. Not sure Micah is a good guy "to be about", but he is growing out of that too. At least he's better than "Where's Wally" in the Aris programme.
pedmachine
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18/02/2011 15:10:00

"He has been better than Glenn Johnson for a while." - Though I agree Johnson has been 5hit lately it must be said that it wasn't so long ago you were all moaning about him saying the he hasn't lived up to his potential and that he was costing you games. Not a poke, just saying...
TheFamousNo7
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18/02/2011 19:53:00

That's true TF7 but despite his not living up to his potential he was always better than Glen Johnson( that's not difficult to be fair ). It's good to see Micah find form again, hopefully this time he can find some consistency with it.
Bluedub
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18/02/2011 20:27:00

Not so long ago the rags were all moaning that Berbatoss hadn't lived up to his potential and was costing you games famous, so I guess either all fans are fickle, or players can come back into favour with their fans.
fifthcolumnblue
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19/02/2011 12:11:00

I think you misunderstand my point fcb. I was simply pointing out that Richards has not been better than Johnson for a while but only since he has been on form, which is very recent. It would be like me saying Berby has been better than Tevez for a while. Tevez isn't scoring as much as Berby but Tevez is far more consistent.
TheFamousNo7
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19/02/2011 13:58:00

Even when he was off form he was still better than Johnson TF7. The last bad game Micah had was against Wolves at Molyneux when he got the runaround from Matt Jarvis, he has performed admirably when given his chance since. Johnson has been ***** for a long time, recently under KD he has looked a bit better paying as a left WB, but that's because he doesn't have as much responsibility to defend. In any case is it not normal for fans to bemoan a players performance when he is costing his team games? and praise him when he's paying well? Credit where it is due and all that.
bluedub
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19/02/2011 14:07:00

 

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