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RICHARDS’ FALL FROM STARDOM: WHAT WENT WRONG?

On November 15, 2006 in Amsterdam,   Micah Richards became England’s youngest-ever defender and earned rave reviews for brilliant performances against the Netherlands, neutralizing the threat of then-Chelsea winger Arjen Robben.


Much has changed over the decade for Richards, who, after suffering relegation to the Championship with Aston Villa, now finds himself down the pecking order at the Midlands club, behind the likes of Tommy Elphick, James Chester and Nathan Baker. With only three appearances to his name this season, it appears an opportunity will only come for the player should injuries or suspension occurs.

Bursting onto the scene as a teenager, Richards made his senior club debut against Arsenal in October 2005, he made quite impression both on and off the pitch, when after scoring a last-minute equalizer in the FA Cup fifth-round clash with Aston Villa in February 2006, he swore on television. But despite the F-bomb blunder, it was refreshing to see a youngster show genuine passion and his youthful exuberance only endeared him further to the city faithful.

The Birmingham-born star would not have to wait long to feature for his country and was picked by Steve McClaren to play against the Netherlands. He featured 11 times scoring once against Israel at Wembley in 2007.

The same season, Richards had cemented himself as a first-choice member of Sven-Goran Eriksson’s Manchester City side, becoming the youngest player to captain the club in a match due to the absence of Richard Dunne.

The takeover of City by the Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008 saw the influx of high-profile players, but it was to be the arrival of Argentina’s Pablo Zabaleta – who signed a day before the change of ownership – that would have the biggest impact on the long-term future of Richards.

Four years on from his England debut, Richards had made just one international appeaerance under Fabio Capello. He suffered ignominy after he was taken-off at half-time as City fell 3-1 to sunderland at the Etihad in March 2012, with their title aspirations under threat, they battled back to draw 3-3. From then on, he was replaced by Zabaleta as The Citizens went on to win the league. Read more »

Greg Vanney believes he is about to make history as the coach of Toronto FC

Toronto FC is currently positioned in the middle section of the Eastern Conference of the MLS and in the history of the club; they have never managed to reach a playoff spot but Greg Vanney who was selected as the coach earlier on August 31 of 2014, believes that he can push the team and help them snatch a spot that they have never reached before.

The 41 year old manager of Toronto FC, Greg Vanney said: “We have the history that is behind us that everybody wants to remind you of whenever things go bad. It’s always weighing on people and they’re quick to say, ‘Ah, here we go again. We’re trying to take that big step forward that says that’s not us anymore. That history is no longer us; we’re rewriting the history of who we are and who are are going to be.

The big step that Greg Vanney was referring to was in relation to the club never in their history being able to reach a playoff position but he is optimistic that this will change soon as he believes that his team has been improving significantly in recent times. Read more »

Ronaldinho ● The Most Skillful Player Ever ● 2008-2015

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Chivas vs Queretaro 1-4 GOLES RESUMEN Y RONALDINHO Liga MX Jornada 9 Apertura 2014 HD

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Ronaldinho vs Zidane ● Who Is The Greatest Maestro?

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Ronaldinho ● Welcome to Queens Park Rangers | HD

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Ronaldinho Humiliating Great Players

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Ronaldinho ● Best Goals Ever ● 1999-2013

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Ronaldinho & Messi ● THE MOVIE ● Two Legends – One Story || HD

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The Greatness Of Ronaldinho ● Respect!

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