Monday, September 17, 2007

The City Kids are Ok

While people talk about all of the money that the new Manchester City ownership has spent on players, the key to their success this season has been the growth of the four City Academy Players. Micah Richards (pictured above), Micheal Johnson, Kasper Schmeichel, and Neduma Onouha have lead the turn around of the other team from Manchester.

Richards and Onouha give the Citizens something that they have never had before, athletic ability, in the past City was a slow teams that did not feature speed and toughness, now the two give them that. Johnson offers them the guts that every good Premiership teams need, while Schmeichel, the "Friendly Goaltender", has given the team the a solid goal keeper. Schmeichel also has great bloodlines his father was the great United keeper Peter Schmeichel.

The Academy at City was only started less then 10 years ago, but has produce good players including Stephen Ireland, Joey Barton and Shaun Wright-Phillips. Experts talk about the great players that West Ham Academy has produced over the years, but Manchester City is quickly becoming a great Academy.

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