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Academy Graduates Shine For England

With many of England's superstars injured, the increasing pressure on Steve McClaren was lifted for a few days at least by the efforts of the likes of City's Micah Richards and his fellow Manchester City Academy graduate Shaun Wright-Phillips who left us for the Chelski revolution.

They give you the impression there is more to come. The likes of Chuckle Neville and LA Milky Way Beckham's international days may very well be numbered if the two Blues who broke through continue to make the impact they did in the crucial 3-0 win over Israel.

Nobody can deny that Jim Cassell and his hard working Academy team are responsible for City's continued presence in the Premier League and to see two of their graduates shining for England is cause for great pride and credit to everyone associated with the club.

The hapless McClaren I am sure will be filled with great relief today to know his underachieving superstars have been bolstered by young English players who made the grade thanks to the guidance of Cassell's increasingly reknowned Academy.




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Date:Sunday September 9 2007

Time: 5:18PM

Your Comments

not just ingerland...what about stevie ireland?
Craig Cain
Absolutely, CC. Then there's Nedum. Heady days, got to keep these Blue feet on the ground!
Johnny Baguette
Did not Joey B come up from the academy, so Jim Cassell has four Internationals and 4 under 21, Hart, Johnson, Onuoha, Schmeichel.
Buzz Lightyear
make that 5 internationals Hennessey Wales Goalkeeper, another academy boy. He say he left when they signed Schmeichel.
Buzz Lightyear
I could be at this all day, willo flood u21 international
Buzz Lightyear
Buzz: What else did you have planned today?
Craig Cain
CC sleep I work nights
Buzz Lightyear
Was relying on a full days research from you Buzz
Craig Cain
Congratulation guy's! You have a real gem in Richards, he's certainly looks an amazing player. Hard to believe his age, he looks like he's being playing international football for years. Nice one!
Topspur1
CC I have give it a lifetime, but must admit even the summer was exciting this year.
Buzz Lightyear
Better than Neville at RB he is going to be world class
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