Manchester City - Micah's Best Position Poser
UK time is: 04:59:11
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

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

The journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 17 2006

Time: 8:37AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
according to the press he has more important things to worry about, being sued for a cool £1 mill by his former representatives!!!
Report Abuse
17/11/2006 08:58:00

so young, so talent, world at his feet. I hate him! :(
The Fear
Report Abuse
17/11/2006 16:07:00

young and talented midfielder with a bright future
Report Abuse
18/11/2006 23:41:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

De Bruyne On Improving His Performances (Tuesday October 13 2015)

Silva Joins Aguero As An Injury Concern (Saturday October 10 2015)

No Toure Pressure From Pellegrini (Saturday October 10 2015)

Anxious Aguero Wait! (Friday October 9 2015)

Guardiola Just Won't Go Away (Thursday October 8 2015)

Four City Changes For TV (Thursday October 8 2015)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 136
2. Skoorb 107
3. Bluedub 29
4. kennyclementstache 29
5. fifthcolumnblue 27
6. Buzz Lightyear 25
7. johnkelv 24
8. citizhun 22
9. Chippy_Tea 17
10. VMC Admin 15

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Man City 8 6 0 2 +12 18
2. Arsenal 8 5 1 2 +6 16
3. Man Utd 8 5 1 2 +4 16
4. Crystal Palace 8 5 0 3 +4 15
5. Leicester City 8 4 3 1 +2 15
6. West Ham 8 4 2 2 +6 14
7. Everton 8 3 4 1 +4 13

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Don`t Rely on Lady Luck!
» Chelsea : 13/10/2015 18:51:00
Sullivan Quashes Tomkins Newcastle Rumours
» West Ham : 13/10/2015 18:43:00
Hammers Go Dutch!
» West Ham : 13/10/2015 18:35:00
Ref Watch: Madley to officiate Swansea v Stoke
» Stoke : 13/10/2015 18:32:00
Ivanovic Is Out - What Would You Do?
» Chelsea : 13/10/2015 17:53:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Your Favourite Goal From The Knacking Of Newcastle?
Suggested By:  Shaun Gloater
Agüero 42′ 4%
Agüero 49′ 4%
Agüero 50′ 16%
De Bruyne 53′ 56%
Agüero 60′ 8%
Agüero 62′ 12%