Micah Richards

England

Here’s How The Daily Mail Predicted England’s Euro 2016 Team Would Look Back In 2007…

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Back in 2007, the new Wembley Stadiumhad just been completed and English football had one eye on the future.

The Daily Mail, inspired by a swoon of national sporting optimism, decided to have a bash at predicting England's "Team of the Future" in other words, the 11 finest young talents they had earmarked for great things come 2016.

England and Young Players: About Time or Too Soon?

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During Fabio Capello's tenure as England boss, the press derided him for a number of reasons. His crimes included not speaking the language well, so-called rigid tactics and not giving youth a chance. A tabloid once went far enough so as to publish Capello's head with a pair of donkey ears! It's fair to say he wasn't a popular chap!

English Premier League

Passions run high as angry Aston Villa supporters confront players [VIDEO]

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Remi Garde praised Aston Villa captain Micah Richards for confronting angry fans after the struggling Premier League club were held to a 1-1 draw by fourth tier Wycombe in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.

With Villa languishing at the bottom of the table, their embarrassing failure to beat Wycombe only added to the frustration of the club's traveling supporters at Adams Park.

Passions run high as angry Aston Villa supporters confront players [VIDEO]

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Remi Garde praised Aston Villa captain Micah Richards for confronting angry fans after the struggling Premier League club were held to a 1-1 draw by fourth tier Wycombe in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.

With Villa languishing at the bottom of the table, their embarrassing failure to beat Wycombe only added to the frustration of the club's traveling supporters at Adams Park.

Progress report for Aston Villa’s first four games of the Premier League season

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Aston Villa have had a stop start beginning to the season but have made some astute signings and look like a side with some quality players, who should comfortably avoid relegation. They have a young enthusiastic manager and a squad with plenty of players who have a point to prove.

Best starting XI: Brad Guzan,Alan Hutton, Micah Richards ©, Joleon Lescott, Jordan Amavi, Jack Grealish, Ashley Westwood, Carlos Sanchez, Leandro Bacuna, Rudy Gestede and Scott Sinclair have so far proved to be the best options for Tim Sherwood, and despite not playing yet this season Jack Grealish should walk straight back into the first XI when fit.

Progress report for Aston Villa’s first four games of the Premier League season

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Aston Villa have had a stop start beginning to the season but have made some astute signings and look like a side with some quality players, who should comfortably avoid relegation. They have a young enthusiastic manager and a squad with plenty of players who have a point to prove.

Best starting XI: Brad Guzan,Alan Hutton, Micah Richards ©, Joleon Lescott, Jordan Amavi, Jack Grealish, Ashley Westwood, Carlos Sanchez, Leandro Bacuna, Rudy Gestede and Scott Sinclair have so far proved to be the best options for Tim Sherwood, and despite not playing yet this season Jack Grealish should walk straight back into the first XI when fit.

Aston Villa: Tim Sherwood Is Excited About His Brave ‘New Era’ At Villa Park

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Aston Villa managerTim Sherwoodhas been talking of a"new era" at the club. He's typically bullish about the Premier League season ahead.

Ten New Players In

It's good that the club have backed me.Change is what was needed. We've sold a lot of players, so we needed to replenish.

Man City Defender Wants To Join Liverpool On Loan

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Former England defender Micah Richards is hoping that Manchester City will allow him to join Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur or Newcastle United on loan this season, according to The Express.
Richards made just two Premier League appearances last term – both of which came before Christmas.
With Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta ahead of him in the pecking order, Richards appears to be surplus to requirements at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood explains why he signed Micah Richards

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Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has explained why he signed Micah Richards, insisting the England defender will bring a "winning mentality" to the club.

Richards picked up Barclays Premier League and FA Cup winners' medals in his time at Manchester City but spent last season on loan at Fiorentina before agreeing a four-year deal with Villa on Wednesday.

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood explains why he signed Micah Richards

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Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has explained why he signed Micah Richards, insisting the England defender will bring a "winning mentality" to the club.

Richards picked up Barclays Premier League and FA Cup winners' medals in his time at Manchester City but spent last season on loan at Fiorentina before agreeing a four-year deal with Villa on Wednesday.

Manchester City star makes stunning Manchester United admission

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Manchester City star makes stunning Manchester United admission - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City defenderMicah Richards has made the stunning revelation he nearly joined Manchester United while he was playing for the Etihad outfit but spurned the opportunity.

The former England full-back, now on loan at Fiorentina after becoming an outcast at the club where he came through the ranks, believes he would now be captain had the club not had massive investment.

Chelsea looking to snap up Liverpool target for Free

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Chelsea looking to snap up Liverpool target for Free - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to the Guardian, title challengers Chelsea are looking to snap up Manchester City defender Micah Richards on a free next summer.

The 26 year old is currently on loan at Fiorentina and will be out of contract in June.

Micah Richards says he snubbed West Ham when deciding to leave Man City

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Micah Richards said he snubbed an offer from West Ham to play abroad in Serie A with Fiorentina because he enjoys an adventure. The full-back decided...

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Micah Richards Wowful Penalty Against Olympiakos is Just Laughable

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If you want to know how not to take a penalty then Micah Richards is your man not only does he blaze his spot-kick high into the crowd but also showed probably the worst technique ever!

It was also a sudden death penalty with Olympiakos scoring there's to win the game!

Manchester City duo highlight the ironic contradictions of home-grown favouritism

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When news broke in May that James Milner had informed Manchester City he wanted to leave the club, and that not only were the Citizens desperate to keep him, but Arsenal and Liverpool were both in the hunt to sign the midfielder, it all seemed a little surreal.

Report Newcastle To Target England International Defender

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There was news last week in the Chronicle that Newcastle United had been put off pursuing the transfer of Manchester City defender Micah Richards by his huge wage demands, and his demands are higher than the wages captain Fab Coloccini is receiving at Newcastle. Micah Richards - not Newcastle bound But that hasn't stopped the [.

Newcastle To Rival Liverpool For Man City Outcast

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Newcastle is plotting to rival Liverpool for the signature of Manchester City's Micah Richards, according to reports from Goal.
The 13-time England international looks set to leave the Etihad Stadium in a cut-price deal in the coming weeks, with the Sky Blues having failed to agree a new contract with him.

Uefa Gives Man City A Reprieve Over FFP

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When Uefa recently fined Premier League champions Manchester City over violating their Financial Fair Play rules, one of the "punishments" was that City could only name a 21-man squad for next season's Champions League campaign instead of the usual 25. Not much of a punishment as City only used 21 players in this season's campaign.

Video: Man City’s Micah Richards scores a sweet free-kick in training

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It appears Manchester City's Micah Richards has given up on dislodging Pablo Zabaleta from Manuel Pellegrini's lineup and is now angling...

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Liverpool eye move for £7m Manchester City star

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Liverpool eye move for £7m Manchester City star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Micah Richards has decided to leave Etihad at the end of the season after turning down a new contract and pay rise according to Daniel Taylor of the Guardian.

Micah Richards will leave Manchester City as their longest serving player after lack of first team appearances.

Micah Richards available for £8m in the summer – should Liverpool go for him?

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Micah Richards available for £8m in the summer should Liverpool go for him? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Many of the impressive elements of Liverpool's season have very much been about the front end of the squad, rather than the defence. Whilst Suarez, Sturridge et al have plundered goals aplenty, the defence has looked somewhat less than totally secure.

Man City reject loan bid from Liverpool for Micah Richards

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Liverpool have had an attempt to sign Micah Richards on loan rejected by Manchester City. The Reds launched the offer in an attempt to land an experienced right-back during Glen Johnson's injury layoff. But the cheeky approach was reportedly given short shrift by City. Although the 25-year-old is very much second-choice to Pablo Zabaleta under [.

The Transfer Lens – Micah Richards to Arsenal? Goran Pandev to Tottenham?

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The Transfer Lens Micah Richards to Arsenal? Goran Pandev to Tottenham? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

For those of you looking for respite from the relentless speculation concerning Juan Mata and his proposed move to Manchester United; you've come to the right place!

Today's Transfer Lens focuses on Spurs' potential swap deal involving Napoli strikerGoran Pandev, andManchester City defender Micah Richards' link to Arsenal.

Manchester City Facing Defensive Crisis: Will Dedryck Boyata Get the Call?

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Manchester City's defense has been so creaky away from the Etihad this season that some, myself included, wrote off the Blues as title contenders. But following a strong spell of thirteen out of a possible fifteen points, City find themselves once again within earshot of the top of the table.

On Tuesday night in Leicester, City progressed to the semifinals of the League Cup but it was at a great cost.

More Christmas With Man City

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For a club with so much money, Manchester City is at least spending it in the right places like high quality players and high quality YouTube videos. For Christmas they've got a YouTube advent calendar running with a new video each day and today, they're doing face swaps. Some combined photos of teammates, new and old, are whipped up with Joleon Lescott and Micah Richards quizzed.

Man City’s Micah Richards promises £20,000 charity donation after injury

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Thanks for the support! For this great support id like to offer 20k of my own money to anyone who convinces me there charity needs it most. Micah Richards (@MicahRichards) December 11, 2013 Micah Richards has put a positive slant on the injury he sustained in the opening stages of last night's win over [.

Micah Richards, John Guidetti and the Death of Manchester City Holism

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When Manchester City sacked Roberto Mancini after defeat in the 2013 FA Cup Final, the club spoke of instituting a "holistic" approach to management. On Mancini's watch no former Elite Development Squad (EDS) player had been integrated into the first team at the Etihad Stadium. Despite the promise of many including John Guidetti, Denis Suarez, Abdul Razak and Karim Rekik, none had seen the pitch regularly.

Five things we learned about Manchester City in midweek

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Five things we learned about Manchester City in midweek - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Following their 6-0 humbling of Tottenham on Sunday, Manchester City put Viktoria Plzen to the sword on Wednesday night, winning 4-2 in the Champions League.

Manuel Pellegrini shuffled his pack for the clash, and here are five things we can take from the Etihad Stadium outfit's victory.

Manchester City Defender Rubbishes Exit Talk

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Although he has spent a large part of the last two seasons dealing with constant injury issues, Manchester City and England international defender Micah Richards has refused all speculation that he is set to leave the Etihad in search of greener pastures.

Richards' comments to BT were more than full of confidence that his future is secure at City and he is ready to fight for his return to the first team

"I did say at the start of the season I wanted to see the manager's plans and I'm in his plans, as he's said all along, so we'll see what the future holds, but I'm happy at Manchester City.

Video: Micah Richards pranks Man City’s marketing team with fake injury

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Manchester City defender Micah Richards got the club's marketing team hook, line and sinker with this prank. The England international slipped while recording a TV advert. He fakes a pulled hamstring when he next sees photographer Sharon Latham and marketing manager Jane Farquhar. The pair know that putting Richards out of action for six weeks [.

Micah Richards Prank Has City Staff Fearing the Sack

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Manchester City defender Micah Richards took full advantage of a little slip during his audition for a Club Commercial, when he returned to the City commercial staff with a fake hamstring injury, which had them fearing the sack before funny man Richards revealed his well hatched prank.

Given his injury woes of last season lets hope mocking isn't catching!

Can Newcastle Really Afford This England Defender?

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There Is news in the Mail again that Newcastle are still interested in Manchester City defender Micah Richards, but can Newcastle afford this player in terms of both his transfer fee and wages. Micah Richards can Newcastle afford him Micah will be on high wages at Manchester City, and when he was offered [.

Micah Richards: Why Alan Pardew wants Man City defender

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Micah Richards: Why Alan Pardew wants Man City defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It has been widely reported in recent days that Newcastle United want Manchester City's Micah Richards.

Richards, 25, has seen his career at the Etihad grind to a halt because of a combination of injuries and the emergence of Pablo Zabaleta.

Analysis: How Bayern Munich Tore Manchester City Apart Away from Home

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Bayern Munich decimated Manchester City at the Ethiad Stadium.

Pep Guardiola made one change to the side that defeated Wolfsburg this weekend. Toni Kroos returned to partner Bastian Schweinsteiger in midfield, while Thomas Muller led the line in Bayern's 4-1-4-1. Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery kept their spots on the flanks, while Phillip Lahm started as the sole holding midfielder.

Manchester City vs. Wigan: Four Players to Watch in Capital One Cup Clash

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Manchester City will host Championship side Wigan Athletic in the third round of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.

The Sky Blues currently sit in 3rd place on 10 points, and though they were upset by Cardiff City in the second match of the season, City has looked better of late.

Manchester City Projected Capital One Cup Lineup against Wigan includes Jovetic and Richards

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David Silva, Martin Demichelis and Gael Clichy all remain absent from the Manchester City first team while Micah Richards is expected to make his return to action against Wigan Athletic on Tuesday.

Samir Nasri, Joe Hart, Yaya Toure, Vincent Kompany and Aleksander Kolarov are expected to retain their places while James Milner, Joleon Lescott, Javi Garcia, Stevan Jovetin and Edin Dzeko are expected to join Richards in his return to the first team.

City duo not likely to start in Manchester derby

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Manchester City are set to take on Manchester United in the first Manchester derby of the season on Sunday but City manager Manuel Pellegrini will most likely not be starting attacker David Silva or defender Micah Richards, according to Sky Sports.While both are now healthy enough to be on the bench for the crucial early season match between the two title contenders, both are unlikely to see first half action.

Newcastle United

Newcastle Will Sign First Player Next Week

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There is what they call an exclusive in the Star today, that Steve McClaren will line up former England defender Micah Richards next week after Steve is appointed as the new Newcastle head coach. And that comes after reports that both Frank de Boer and Michael Laudrup wanted to talk to Newcastle about the job, [.

Newcastle Linked With England International

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There is news that Newcastle and West Ham are both interested in England International defender Micah Richards of Manchester City. Micah Richards - 25 year-old defender Newcastle have been linked with this player before, but the new news is that his transfer fee could be as little as £4M in the summer, but the problem [.

The Rest

Aston Villa: Micah Richards Becomes Latest Player To Incur Wrath Of Fans On Social Media (Photos)

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Even the master of horror himself Stephen King would have struggled to pen the narrative that is the last twelve months of Aston Villa's history.

The once-proud Premiership club have seen off three managers – Paul Lambert, Tim Sherwood and Remi Garde – lost their best players, become the league's whipping boys and face an inevitable and chastening relegation to the piranha tank that is the Championship.