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Micah Richards – Keep An Eye on This Lad

If you had the chance to watch the match between Holland and England you would have noticed a certain 18-year-old named Micah Richards.

Richards was drawn into the England setup and made the grade for the starting 11 after Man Utd captain Gary Neville withdrew through injury.It’s safe to say that Neville’s wasn’t missed that much and maybe he wasn’t missed at all for Richards defended valiantly and steamed up and down the right flank just as Neville would do, the only thing that Richards lacks is experience but he didn’t show that lack at all.

Arjen Robben could have caused England much more damage had Richards bowed to inexperience or stutter in nervousness but the young lad was equal to the task of marking the Chelsea man.It’s early days yet but Micah Richards is shaping up to be a very good right back and in fact he has already placed his name in the records books as England’s youngest ever defender taking the honors off the more experience Rio Ferdinand who held that record until now.

For the uninitiated Micah Richards is 18-years-old and currently plays his club football with Manchester City, he made his professional debut when he was 17 as a substitute against Arsenal in October 2005.His talents were spotted an early age by football coach David Moore who was the coach at Archbishop Cranmer CofE Primary School where Micah was studying.

Richards grew up in Leeds and even played for Leeds City Boys but was signed on schoolboy terms by Oldham Athletic at the age of 12 but the very next year Manchester City came knocking on the door and Richards didn’t resist.It is reported that Oldham Athletic has a significant sell on clause on him and if he does make a move (which i think is just a matter of time) to another club than Oldham Athletic stands a chance to make some serious $$.

His road to fame came last season when he scored a 94th minute goal against Aston Villa in the FA Cup replay, but the goal wasn’t the highlight, what shot him to fame was the interview he did live on BBC One after the game.During the interview he was asked about his goal and used the phrase “f**king hell”, and then continued with the interview.

But sure enough his talents on the field will soon outshine his interview skills and i’m secretly hoping he makes a short trip switch to Man Utd 😀


If you think i got all that info about Richards from memory than your absolutely wrong..i’m not an elephant!, here’s the source of it.

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