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Academy Graduates Shine For England

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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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Sunday September 9 2007
Time: 5:18PM


not just ingerland...what about stevie ireland?
Craig Cain
10/09/2007 10:13:00
Absolutely, CC. Then there's Nedum. Heady days, got to keep these Blue feet on the ground!
Johnny Baguette
10/09/2007 10:34:00
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
10/09/2007 10:49:00
make that 5 internationals Hennessey Wales Goalkeeper, another academy boy. He say he left when they signed Schmeichel.
Buzz Lightyear
10/09/2007 10:53:00
I could be at this all day, willo flood u21 international
Buzz Lightyear
10/09/2007 10:54:00
Buzz: What else did you have planned today?
Craig Cain
10/09/2007 11:22:00
CC sleep I work nights
Buzz Lightyear
10/09/2007 17:22:00
Was relying on a full days research from you Buzz
Craig Cain
11/09/2007 09:25:00
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!
11/09/2007 14:14:00
CC I have give it a lifetime, but must admit even the summer was exciting this year.
Buzz Lightyear
11/09/2007 15:52:00
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