Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Micah's Best Position Poser

Micah's Best Position Poser

After a stunning international debut against the Dutch earlier this week, it looks like Micah Richards is the heir apparent to the England right back position.

Micah has been solid as a rock at right back for City this season and arguably our most consistent player to date. However, you may or may not know that right back is not his natural position and that he was shoe-horned in there to do a job last season after City's forgotten rising star Nedum Onouha was injured and Danny Mills was just a total nightmare.

Those of us who have followed Micah's career and watched him in the freezing cold and wet when he was in the reserves will have seen him play in a host of positions where he did a great job in the centre of defence and elsewhere.

But in my view, he looks to me to be a natural midfielder and given City's woeful lack of midfield punch, it's about time he was given a run out alongside Joey in the heart of the midfield. Now that Trabelsi is fully fit, it wouldn't be much of a gamble to experiment with that formation.

It seems that I'm not the only one to think Micah's best position is in the centre of the park. Our recent web poll asked: 'Where Should Micah Play?' and the response was:

Midfield - 63%

Right Back - 28%

Central Defence - 9%

Now that he's played for his country at right back there's a danger he'll be pigeon-holed in that position, but it would be good to give him a chance in midfield, because he could just turn out to be the answer to our problem area.


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

Writer:
Date:Friday November 17 2006
Time: 8:37AM

Comments

0
according to the press he has more important things to worry about, being sued for a cool £1 mill by his former representatives!!!
BaldyYid
17/11/2006 08:58:00
0
so young, so talent, world at his feet. I hate him! :(
The Fear
17/11/2006 16:07:00
0
young and talented midfielder with a bright future
ernshaw
18/11/2006 23:41:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

Premier League 2016/17 Pre-Season Games

The Premier League may have published their 2016/17 fixture list but what about those of us who want to know about our respective club pre-season games.

VERY Latest On Nolito Deal

Speculation surrounding Celta Vigo's Nolito, aka Manuel Agudo Duran potential move to Manchester City has turned into a media frenzy.

Who Will Be The First Out Of The Door?

Our new Vital Manchester City front page poll question asks, 'out of the first team regulars, who will be sold first?'

Raheem Sterling - #TheHatedOne

12-months ago Manchester City paid Liverpool around £49 million, the highest transfer fee ever paid for an English player. But, was the 21-year-old England midfielder worth the money?

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

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)

Out of the first team regulars, who will be sold first?
Suggested By: Tudor
Joe Hart1%
Aleksandar Kolarov3%
Pablo Zabaleta6%
Bacary Sagna0%
Fabian Delph6%
Jesus Navas0%
Raheem Sterling9%
Yaya Toure9%
Wilfried Bony63%
Samir Nasri0%
Eliaquim Mangala3%
Gael Clichy0%
Pep will not sell anyone0%
Someone else0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Skoorb125
2.Rising115
3.Tudor108
4.Colin Is The King106
5.Bluedub84
6.Buzz Lightyear65
7.kennyclementstache54
8.citizhun35
9.johnkelv27
10.Chippy_Tea9