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13.06.2018 07:03
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Its 10 years since Micah Richards starred on his international debut against the Netherlands. We look at what happened next for the highly-rated England youngster - and how he has ended up fourth-choice at Sky Bet Championship side Aston Villa... On November 15, 2006 in Amsterdam, Micah Richards became Englands youngest-ever defender and earned rave reviews for a brilliant performance against the Netherlands, in which the 18-year-old neutralised the threat of then-Chelsea winger Arjen Robben.Much has changed in the decade since 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 - the last of which came against Wolves on October 15 and resulted in a knee injury - it is likely Richards will only be given an opportunity should injuries or suspensions occur.A player once heralded as the natural successor to Gary Neville cant even get a game in Englands second tier.Bursting onto the scene, a teenage Richards made his senior club debut against Arsenal in October 2005. He made quite the impression both on and off the field when, after scoring a last-minute equaliser in the FA Cup fifth-round clash with Aston Villa in February 2006, he swore on live television. But, despite his 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. Six months half price Upgrade to Sky Sports to watch Man Utd v Arsenal on Saturday and get the first six months half price At the time, Nevilles position in Englands defence had seldom been challenged. Glen Johnson and Charltons Luke Young were at the time vying for the spot and Richards rise to national prominence perhaps came too late, as he failed to book himself a ticket for the World Cup in Germany.However, the Birmingham-born star would not have to wait long to figure for his country and was picked by Steve McClaren to play against the Netherlands. He is an exciting player, the new breed of player, said McClaren ahead of the game.He is big, strong, athletic, very quick and has got a fantastic leap on him. He has come into this environment and is not fazed.During McClarens ill-fated tenure, Richards featured 11 times and even netted in a European qualifier against Israel at Wembley in September 2007. The future looked bright. Richards won praise for his defensive performance against Man Utds Carlos Tevez That same season, Richards had cemented himself as a first-choice member of Sven-Goran Erikssons Manchester City side. In the absence of injured Richard Dunne, Richards became the youngest player to captain the club and, during a 1-0 win over Manchester United, he showcased his strength and raw potential in one of his best games. Shackling Carlos Tevez and making a number of important tackles and interceptions, he took home the man-of-the-match award. He was fantastic, said Eriksson. Im not surprised hes been linked with Chelsea, but I really hope we can keep him here because if we get him to sign a new contract that would be our best signing ever.Richards main strength is very much his physical strength. At 511 and 82kg, Richards is built like a light-heavyweight boxer - or to use a common parlance, he is a bit of a unit. Hes by no means a slouch, either. However, by his own admission his pace and natural athleticism have been his safety net in tight situations while he developed the tactical side of his game.People forget I was 18 when I made my England debut, he said. Two years before that I was playing academy football. You cant be tactically brilliant at 18. Stuart Pearce, who handed Richards his City debut, explained the nature of his rapid progression: Micah is one of those who came on the scene and had a meteoric rise. His career stopped a little and then went up again. He is a great talent. I really hope we can keep him here. If we get him to sign a new contract that would be our best signing ever. Sven-Goran Eriksson However, a turning point was to come.The August 2008 takeover of Manchester City by the Abu Dhabi United Group saw an influx of high-profile players, but it was to be the low-key arrival of Argentinas 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 appearance under Fabio Capellos reign, coming on as a substitute against France in 2010, despite shining for his club.However, Citys historic title-winning 2011/12 season would mark the beginning of the end for Richards in a sky blue shirt.City fell 3-1 behind to Sunderland at the Etihad in March 2012. With their title aspirations under threat, they battled back to draw 3-3. After the game, despite a collective collapse in defence, it was Richards who was singled out by manager Roberto Mancini for failing to prevent Nicklas Bendtner from scoring.He suffered the ignominy of being taken off at half-time. From then on, he was replaced by Zabaleta as City went on to win the league.Injuries also played a significant part in the demise of Richards, who was referred to as Swarovski by Mancini, suggesting he was fragile like the famous crystals.There was an accumulation of niggles which began at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, where he was injured in a clash with South Korea and meant he was not fit until October. Then, upon his return, he went down against Swansea clutching his knee and was subsequently ruled out for six months. He would play just nine times in the Premier League over the next three seasons. Richards found his opportunities limited at Fiorentina Failure to reaffirm himself in the starting XI meant Richards was now third-choice right-back thanks to the consistency of Zabaleta and the arrival of Bacary Sagna from Arsenal. Two league games all season saw him miss out on a Premier League winners medal and he was released by the club in June 2015.The desire for first-team football took Richards to Fiorentina on a season-long loan, but shortly after he had arrived in Florence, manager Vincenzo Montella changed to a 3-5-2 formation. Richards struggled to find a role and, after just 17 games in all competitions, he signed with Aston Villa on a free transfer, agreeing a four-year contract.Life in the West Midlands began with some promise. Richards was named captain of the club and led them to a 1-0 win away to Bournemouth in their first game of the 2015/16 season. But that was as good as it got for Villa, who failed to register another victory in the league until January 2016. Richards endured an unhappy retun to Manchester City last season with Aston Villa Eventually, with just 17 points to their name, Aston Villa exited the top-flight as the third worst team in Premier League history behind only Derby County (11 points in 2007/08) and Sunderland (15 points in 2005/06) and for Richards, who played 24 times in the league - his highest total since 2011 - it was hardly the return to English football that he would have hoped for.Still only 28, Richards has plenty of playing time left. While it is unlikely he will ever be the powerhouse he once was, when he was touted for stardom, there will be plenty of sides come January who could make use of a man who never truly fulfilled his immense potential. Upgrade to Sky Sports now to watch Man Utd v Arsenal this Saturday and get the first six months half price! 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Nike Air Max TN Plus Ultra Hombre Blanco Gris Negro . -- Jaye Marie Green shot a 4-under 68 on Thursday to increase her lead to five strokes after the second round of the LPGA Tours qualifying tournament. The final round of the $300,000 ELeague/FACEIT Overwatch Open on Oct. 30 featured that classic matchup between a heavy favorite and a scrappy underdog, something that has long enlivened both sports movies and live sports alike. In a cinematic ending that lacked the often crueler touch of reality, it was actually the team facing the longer odds that came out on top.The Goliath of this story, USAs EnVyUs, cruised into the LAN final in Atlanta. Blasting through the preliminaries and never facing possible elimination, EnVyUs made it through the tournament without ever having its back to the wall. This was a team, after all, with only a single match loss in nearly four months, that loss having been to Rogue in the ESL Atlantic Showdown in July.For Europes Misfits, the road to Atlanta was rockier. One of the teams DPSs, Nikolaj Zaprey Ian Moyes, retired from the Overwatch competitive scene to concentrate on his studies, leaving the team scrambling to find the best replacement just three weeks before the final. The team moved Andreas Nevix Karlsson to DPS full-time and added Mika?l Hidan Da Silva on a trial basis to reshuffle the roster.That wasnt the last challenge Misfits faced. Tank Nicholas Skipjack Rosada left the team temporarily due to a serious illness in the family. Skipjacks mother passed away during the tournament and the desire to honor their suffering teammate proved to be a key motivation for the team to put on a great show in the final.I couldnt fly him over in good conscience, said team manager Ali Alicus Saba. The boys gave it their hardest to give him something to be happy about. To fill in for Skipjack during the Open, Misfits brought in Ruben ryb Ljungdhal to take over a tank spot. Skipjack has since returned to the team.In Game 1 of the final, it was Misfits that was the aggressor, going all-out on defense to deny EnVyUs the initial capture point for as long as possible. EnVyUss Ronnie Talespin DuPree hit a key Reaper Death Blossom at the final point which proved essential to the capture, but vital time had been lost, which was enough for Misfits to take Game 1.The other factor that made the Game 1 win possible was Misfits effectively planning for one of EnVyUss key plays, a situational switch by Sebastian chipshajen Widlund and Talespin to a Mercy-Pharah combo, a strategy that instantly changes the spatial dynamic of the battles.Terrence SoOn Tarlier, a DPS for Misfits, spoke to ESPN Esports about the teams approach going into Game 1. We knew we could beat EnVyUs because the EU scene is stronger than the NA scene and so we started this match confidently. We knew EnVyUs by watching every VOD, so we planned for countering their Pharah/Mercy. During Kings Row, they switched to Pharah/Mercy at the last point and we instantly switched to McCree.Game 2 in Nepal featured EnVyUs roaring back. One crucial element that had been missing for the team on Kings Row was Timo Taimou Kettunens Roadhog play, an ingredient that helped EnVyUs crush the other North American teams previously.dddddddddddd But Roadhog came out on the King of the Hill map and hook after hook from Taimou crushed Misfits in team battles.SoOn explained what went wrong on Nepal and what Misfits did to compensate. On Nepal, we tried our normal comp with Zenyatta. It worked in the first round, but after that, it didnt, so we tried some other comps and ended up losing the map. I explained to my teammates that Taimou was hooking me, so I said for the next King of the Hill, we will do the normal comp, but instead use Ana. I focused on the target with the team and it worked.Game 2 turned out to be the last loss for Misfits in the tournament. Game 3 was a quick one, with EnVyUs failing to capture the second point in Gibraltar, something Misfits achieved with time to spare to capture the game.Going back to a King of the Hill map with Lijiang for Game 4, you could see Misfits strategy to contain Taimous Roadhog paying off. While the hook remained dangerous, Misfits adopted a strategy of evading Taimou as much as possible, dealing with the rest of the team as well as they could, and then focusing on him once his position was more isolated.Misfits did have one scare in Game 4. In round two, up 1-0 and in overtime, SoOn was dueling Talespin on the point and, believing that someone else on his team was also on the point, strafed off it for a second. Overtime ticked down faster than he could step back on, giving EnVyUs the second round.That proved to be EnVyUss last victory. Up 2-1 in the fourth round, there came the pivotal moment that sealed Misfits final victory. In a brutal overtime fight, Nevix hit his Graviton Pulse, followed by SoOns Pulse Bomb, which scored a triple kill, leaving Talespin to have to defend a 2-1 situation against rybs Winston and Sebastian Zebbosai Olssons Lucio.I said to Nevix, Ive got the bomb, tell me when you Graviton, said SoOn. Nevix used it just before he died, I threw my bomb and died too. It was like my Grand Final 2013 in Shootmania, a WTF moment. I didnt expect to do three kills and when it happened and watched the 2v1, I was so up. I just call like a madman to kill Tracer, because it can be the last moment of the grand final. And ryb did it.A few seconds later, Misfits took the round, the game, the match and the tournament. They were misfits no more.SoOn reflected on the teams victory. I really wanted to win this tournament. Its not about the money, but the honor. It was the biggest Overwatch tournament in 2016 and winning this tournament for me was a dream. When Overwatch is bigger in 10 years, I can say Look, I won the Overwatch Open! But I also wanted to win for Misfits, because they trusted this roster since the beginning and after Gamescom, everybody underestimated us. Wholesale Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Cheap Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Stitched NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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