UK time is: 11:34:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

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.




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.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The journalist

Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday September 9 2007

Time: 5:18PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
not just ingerland...what about stevie ireland?
Craig Cain
Report Abuse
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
Report Abuse
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
Report Abuse
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
Report Abuse
10/09/2007 10:53:00

I could be at this all day, willo flood u21 international
Buzz Lightyear
Report Abuse
10/09/2007 10:54:00

Buzz: What else did you have planned today?
Craig Cain
Report Abuse
10/09/2007 11:22:00

CC sleep I work nights
Buzz Lightyear
Report Abuse
10/09/2007 17:22:00

Was relying on a full days research from you Buzz
Craig Cain
Report Abuse
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!
Topspur1
Report Abuse
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
Report Abuse
11/09/2007 15:52:00

Better than Neville at RB he is going to be world class
Backslash2010
Report Abuse
14/09/2007 20:58:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester City Articles

Hart Set For England Milestone (Wednesday March 25 2015)

Shortlist Drawn Up! (Wednesday March 25 2015)

City Stars On International Duty (Tuesday March 24 2015)

Pellegrini Gets Lampard Backing (Tuesday March 24 2015)

Kompany - Focus Has To Be Wins (Sunday March 22 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. Buzz Lightyear 516
2. Skoorb 443
3. Johnny Baguette 407
4. Bluedub 233
5. kennyclementstache 209
6. BamaEngineer 183
7. citizhun 129
8. CITYBOY1000 129
9. fifthcolumnblue 105
10. johnkelv 91

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man City 3 - 0 WBA
Burnley 1 - 0 Man City
Man City 2 - 0 Leicester City
Liverpool 2 - 1 Man City
Man City 5 - 0 Newcastle
Stoke 1 - 4 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 29 20 7 2 +36 67
2. Man City 30 18 7 5 +34 61
3. Arsenal 30 18 6 6 +27 60
4. Man Utd 30 17 8 5 +25 59
5. Liverpool 30 16 6 8 +12 54
6. Southampton 30 16 5 9 +21 53
7. Spurs 30 16 5 9 +5 53

Breaking League News

West Ham Still in European Contention!
West Ham : 29/03/2015 10:33:00
Ibrahimovic for United?
Man Utd : 29/03/2015 10:27:01
Nani`s Coming Back
Man Utd : 29/03/2015 10:20:00
Van Gaal Chasing a 1million Bonus!
Man Utd : 29/03/2015 10:14:00
Is Juventus the Destination?
Man Utd : 29/03/2015 10:09:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

WBA MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Hart 2%
Zabaleta 0%
Kompany 0%
Mangala 6%
Clichy 0%
Jesus Navas 6%
Fernando 6%
Lampard 0%
Silva 50%
Bony 6%
Aguero 18%
Sub - Jovetic 0%
Sub - Dzeko 0%
Sub - Milner 6%