Well the Manchester Evening News and the News of the World(with the NOTW declaring it an exclusive) finally catches up with MCRAA by reporting City are interested in bringing Brian Kidd to the club in an academy role, something we told you about several weeks ago
Kidd has been approached by City chief Mark Hughes to act as a link man between the first team and the academy
MEN--BRIAN Kidd is being lined up as the man to discover City's stars of the future.Now the 60-year-old is favourite for a role working with 15 to 18-year-olds at Platt Lane after being out of the
game since quitting as Portsmouth assistant manager last season.
Much-travelled forward Dorryl Proffitt has joined UniBond League Premier Division Buxton.
Proffitt (pictured), 24, was good enough to win a three-year contract with Manchester City in his teens and made half a dozen England under-19 appearances, including a game when he was a year young.
In England’s win over Russia in Moscow, Proffitt (pictured) scored the only goal of the game whilst in six under-18 games for his country he scored against Tunisia, Burkia-Faso and Mali.
He made a further ten international appearances at under-17 level scoring against Italy and replacing a certain Wayne Rooney in the matches against Holland and Spain!
After leaving City, Proffitt had his first spell with Leek Town and then had trials with Oldham, Preston and Millwall before joining Blue Square Premier side Crawley Town in late October 2005.
Another spell with Leek followed before joining Witton for the first time in February 2007.
Spells with Alsager Town and FC Halifax Town followed before he rejoined Witton during the early part of last season.
He then signed for Stafford Rangers before rejoining Newcastle last February
The People says that City are ready to infuriate Manchester United by trying to sign United youngster and Dutch starlet Kenji Gorre.
Gorre was at City until he was eight before he made the switch to United
Leicester City squad with the loan signing of Ryan McGivern from Manchester City.
The 19 year old left-back joins the Foxes until January
City boss, Nigel Pearson, said: "We are delighted to secure the services of Ryan until January. He is player that we have been monitoring for a while."
He added: "Ryan is an exciting prospect and will be a useful addition to our squad as we look to progress this season within the Coca-Cola Championshipary
According to the Daily Mail, Man City have sealed a £6m deal for another striker. But this striker happens to be Serbian wonder kid, Danijel Aleksic, who is only 18. He is one of the most promising youngsters in European football and has
been closely watched by Real Madrid and Villareal.
He was all set to move to either Bayern Munich or Ajax but it appears that City have nabbed the Serbain from under their noses. He currently plays for Vojvodina and has represented the Serbian national team at U17, U19, U21 and full squad level.
City have been tipped off by Serbian national coach Raddy Antic and have moved quickly to finish the deal. Although, his club - Vojvodina, claim he will only undertake a week long trial at Carrington.
Not really ground breaking news as many have known for weeks but City finally announced
As he moves into the hot seat at Platt Lane so predecessor Jim Cassell heads for international duty in charge of an exciting and ground-breaking project heading up a team changed with exporting the club’s renowned and revered youth culture across the planet.
Both men are thrilled with the fresh challenges facing them and Welsh knows that he has a hard act to follow.
“This is a great opportunity for me and I have a lot to live up to at a club that is clearly going places,” declared Welsh who ran the Leeds Academy that produced Scott Carson, Aaron Lennon and James Milner and who was appointed to a coaching role at City by Cassell.
“The first thing I would like to do is pay tribute to the extraordinary work done by Jim – who appointed me back in 2008 - and his coaches during the past decade or so.
“They built an Academy that is the envy of most of football from virtually nothing and the fact that so many players have come through the system and played for City’s first team at Premier League level is a wonderful tribute to their skill and professionalism.
“There are extremely big boots to fill here at Platt Lane and I am thankful that Jim will still be on hand so that I can tap into his expertise. There is a fantastic base from which to build and I am excited by the challenge that lies ahead.”
Cassell’s new mission is scheduled for lift off at the end of this year and he is already planning his team.
“The Platt Lane set up is in the best possible hands and for me it is great to be in on the ground floor of such an exciting project, we have the proverbial blank sheet of paper,” enthused the man who has shepherded 27 youngsters into the Premier League and lifted the FA Youth Cup since arriving at City from Oldham.
“I am thrilled to be part of such a ground-breaking venture. We have been having conversations for the past year about doing something new. If we didn’t add to what we do and come up with something new there was a fear that people in the Academy might alienate themselves away from new initiatives in the club.
“We want to be part of the successful evolvement of this club and the best way to do that is being at the forefront of the creation of new plans.”
Welsh was quick to point out that he was not in the business of fixing what isn’t broken and assured Blues fans that the Academy is right at the top of the club’s and the owner’s priorities.
“In my meetings with the chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak and CEO Garry Cook the emphasis has always been on how vitally important it is that as a club we continue to produce our own players and keep improving the development programme that is in place,” he said.
“Our aims have not changed and that is to produce players for Mark Hughes’ first team. It was hugely satisfying for us to see Stevie Ireland, Micah Richards and Shaun Wright-Phillips were all in the side at Blackburn
“Everything has been put in place to enable us to continue our progress. We have had a fabulous upgrade that will benefit the lads greatly in terms of facilities at Platt Lane.
The site, the pitches and the communal areas have all been vastly improved this summer and a wonderful environment in which to work. It all chimes perfectly with what has been done at Carrington and at the main stadium.
We know the bar has been raised in term of the first team and the quality available to us but we are determined to maintain opportunities to progress for the boys that we bring in. We want to continue the great balance that we already have at senior level between players that have been bought and those we have produced ourselves.”
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A young City X1 consisting mainly of 16 year olds and a number of trialist's lost today(Monday 18th August) to a Ghanian National Youth side at Manchester Grammar School 3-0
According to Brazilian Press reports, City are to close in on Rafael de Silva Rodolfo , a 16 year old striker who plays for Fluminese U18’s, for a fee of around 3m Euros.
Rafeal was recently invited to Manchester and can be seen here pictured with Robinho.
Manchester City have secured first option on 15-year-old Sporting Lisbon starlet Tobias Figueredo.
City are believed to have secured first option on the midfielder, rated as one of the hottest prospects in Portugal, when they agreed a season-long loan deal for Felipe Caicedo.
He is expected to move to City next summer, and Figueredo is quoted ias saying: "This is big news for me."
Confirmation is found on the official Preston Nort End website
Manchester City's resignation from the totesport.com League West means that PNE's second team schedule will now be two games lighter in the forthcoming season.
Here is the response to our question regarding the above
Sent: 14 August 2009 01:27
Subject: City in the Totesport Reserve League?
Could you tell me if Manchester City are still competing in this season's(09/10) Totesport Reserve League?
Thank you for your email. City are competing in this season's Totesport Central League. They are in the West Division and their first fixture is on Monday 24 August, away at Accrington Stanley (KO 7pm).
Customer Services Officer
The Football League Ltd
SO LETS WAIT AND SEE
FORMER CITY YOUTH TEAM KEEPER, JOE CLEGG HAS SIGNED FOR WITTON ALBION AND MADE A FIRST HALF APPEARANCE IN THE FRIENDLY FIXTURE AGAINST CITY YOUTH
Yeovil Town's under 16's secured a fantastic 4-3 win over their Manchester City
counterparts this morning.
Andy Venning, Alex Paffy, Brad Hansford and Jake Allen were the goalscorers in the match played at City's football academy.
REPORT TAKEN FROM YEOVIL TOWNS OFFICIAL WEBSITE
According to the Sunday Mail, Leeds Chairman Ken Bates will be taking City to a tribunal over our capture of two Leeds United academy players
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Chesterfield have signed Manchester City youngster Donal McDermott on a three-month loan deal.
McDermott recently signed a new two-year contract with City, but has yet to play a first-team match , although has been very impressive in pre season action.
You might be asking who is Tyrone Kirk, well thats something we were asking ourself on the night of February 22nd 2006 at Morecambe FC, when Blackburn Rovers entertained a City reserve side and a second half substitute by the name of Tyrone Kirk came on for City, we all thought it was some kind of cover name, made up from characters in Coronation Street, Well three and half years down the line we have our answer.
As reported in several news articles, they claim Tyrone was a trainee at City, this is not the case, he made one substitute appearance for us in the game mentioned, before moving onto Scunthorpe United, Sheffield United and Boston.
Wrexam have signed former City and England youth player, Curtis Obeng
The 20 year old right back had been on trial at Wigan Athletic before signing a two year deal with the Welsh Side.
News reaches us that Dave Harrisson(former head of recruitment at Leeds United) has joined Manchester City.
This statement was found on a website when Dave was talking about United SoccerTours
“I have worked alongside Simon and James for the last 6 years, they are both quality coaches who are enthusiastic, punctual and reliable” – Dave Harrison (Manchester City FC, Recruitment).
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