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Micah Richards | Defensemen

Team: Aston Villa
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/24/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 183

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Micah Richards believes that Tim Sherwood should have been given more time in charge of Aston Villa.
Sherwood was sacked earlier this week after Aston Villa began the season in horrible fashion and find themselves in last place. Richards believes that Sherwood was on a good path and doesn't think Villa will get relegated. Obviously, others don't agree, but it's also hard to blame Sherwood. Aston Villa's squad is not good and they have very few Premier League level players. Expect them to continue being bad. Oct 29 - 8:43 PM
Source: Sky Sports

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Micah Richards was featured in Pro Soccer Talk's Team of the Week for gameweek one.

Richards was fantastic in Aston Villa's win over Bournemouth and deservedly makes the Team of the Week. Richards has been named Villa captain for the season ahead and is virtually guaranteed to start every game for the foreseeable future as long as he's healthy. He is a solid fantasy choice in leagues that reward phantom points for defensive statistics such as tackles and passes intercepted.
Aug 11 - 8:02 PM

Micah Richards is healthy and ready to go in gameweek 1.

Richards was named the Aston Villa captain so he is almost sure to start in tomorrow's match. There are no worries here and Richards can be trusted in leagues that reward phantom points. Villa don't have a huge chance at a clean sheet, so he'll have to earn his points elsewhere.
Aug 7 - 4:47 PM

Micah Richards picked up a knock in Aston Villa's match against Wolverhampton last night.

Richards has had his deal of injuries in the past few years and it's slightly concerning seeing him pick up a knock in pre-season. The Villa defender has been given the armband ahead of the season and was hoping to lead Villa on the pitch this year. He is currently being assessed to determine the severity of the knock, but we'll consider him questionable for week one.
Jul 29 - 4:58 PM

Micah Richards wore the armband for Aston Villa once ahead tonight and seems set to be their captain for the upcoming season.

Richards is a quality center-back who's had trouble staying fit the past couple of seasons but Aston Villa are giving him a chance at revitalizing his career. Richards getting the armband in pre-season is a huge vote of confidence from Tim Sherwood and we like his chances of starting this season as long as he remains fit. Villa's defense should be decent enough to see Richards perform as an average fantasy defenders, and he can provide good value in late fantasy drafts.
Jul 28 - 5:15 PM

Micah Richards' transfer to Aston Villa is official, as the defender signs a four year contract.

Richards has been told by Villa that they are giving him an opportunity to revitalize his career with a crack at a center half role with the club. Assuming Jores Okore is locked in as the future for one of those spots, the offer Villa are making seems to put the future of Ron Vlaar in jeopardy, whose nailed-on status fell apart after a generally disappointing season. He should be on fantasy managers' minds during the upcoming preseason to gauge exactly how he figures into Tim Sherwood's plans.
Source: The Guardian
Jun 17 - 1:25 PM

Reports across the UK have Micah Richards passing a medical at Aston Villa in advance of signing a four-year deal with the club after leaving Manchester City on a Bosman.

Micah Richards is the next in a long line of one-time fringe England hopefuls who have seen their careers stall at a petro-dollar-driven top Premier League club. In Richards' case, his time at City pre-dated the influx of cash, but he was no less marginalized than Shawn Wright-Philips, Wayne Bridge, Joe Cole, Joleon Lescott, Scott Sinclair, or Jack Rodwell in their times at either Chelsea or City. Hopefully, Richards can rebound like Lescott did after leaving for West Brom rather than fading into obscurity as most of the others have.
Jun 17 - 10:48 AM

Manchester City defender Micah Richards is expected to leave the club during the summer transfer window with Aston Villa leading the chase to sign the former England international.

Richards has just returned to the Etihad following a disappointing season long loan deal at Fiorentina and the defender – who was once touted as the future England captain – is hoping to get his career back on track having started just 16 league games since the beginning of 2012/13. With the future of Ron Vlaar uncertain and fitness concerns over Philippe Senderos and Jores Okore, Richards could prove the ideal fit at Villa Park as Tim Sherwood begins to stamp his own mark on the club. Tom Cleverley ended his season long loan deal while Darren Bent has been allowed to leave along with Enda Stevens. Chris Herd will be assessed throughout the summer as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.
Jun 12 - 3:44 AM

Manchester City have agreed to a season long loan of Micah Richards to Serie A side Fiorentina.

With Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta already in tow, Richards was never going to see much time at right back for the Sky Blues without a rash of injuries so the move makes sense as the rare case of an English player makes the move to Serie A.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 05:21:00 PM

With Mathieu Debuchy presumably out the door to Arsenal, Newcastle have been linked with Micah Richards, Daryl Janmaat, and Ricardo van Rhijn among others as potential replacements at right back.

That Mathieu Debuchy and his sill haircut are headed out the exit door and toward the entrance at the Emirates Stadium seems pretty well set in stone. What comes next is that Newcastle have to identify a replacement for one of their better players last season. Micah Richards, long touted as having great potential, has been injured a lot and generally failed to move past great-athlete-with-questionable-skills/instincts. Part of the issue could be that Manchester City have upgraded the roster significantly at exactly the time he would have wanted to be breaking in as a first team regular. If he can stay healthy he might be a great "buy low" option for the Magpies. If not, buying Debuchy's successor abroad probably makes more sense financially.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 10:11:00 AM

Manchester City are willing to accept a knockdown fee for Micah Richards.

Richards made just two Premier League appearances for the club last season and has fallen down the pecking order due to injuries and the form of Pablo Zabaleta. Reports suggest City are open to offers that would include significant add-ons based on appearances, given his injury history. Arsenal have been linked with a move for the right-back after Bacary Sagna moved in the opposite direction last month, while Newcastle and Liverpool have also shown interest.
Source: BBC Sport
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 10:26:00 AM

Micah Richards, who was just playing himself back into contention after a hamstring injury, left today's League Cup tie with another injury.

Richards was replaced by Pablo Zabaleta. Even if the injury was indeed just a cramp, it would seem likely that the Argentine keeps the right-back spot against Norwich City this weekend.
Source: BBC Sport
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 12:02:00 AM

Sky Sports understands Manchester City are to open talks with Micah Richards about a new contract.

This is surprising news. Micah Richards is no longer guaranteed a starting place in the Manchester City team, having lost his right-back slot to the outstanding Pablo Zabaleta - and he is unlikely to oust Vincent Kompany or Matija Nastasić for a place in the center of defence. Richards still has two years left on his current deal so signing a new longer term contract would suggest he's happy to play the role of squad-player for the foreseeable future.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 09:54:00 AM

Manchester City are planning to hold contract extension discussions with defenders Micah Richards and Pablo Zabaleta.

Zabaleta has been a star performer for City so there is no surprise that he will be offered an extension, but Micah Richards may need to think about his future. The powerful defender has lost his spot in the City team - to Zabaleta - and cannot afford to spend another season on the bench as he enters the peak years of his career.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Jun 1, 2013 08:40:00 AM

Manchester City fought back from 3-0 down to beat Chelsea 4-3 thanks to a late winner from Micah Richards, in a thrilling friendly at a sold-out Busch Stadium in St Louis.

Micah Richards hasn't had much to smile about this season after another injury hit campaign so this will provide him with a little bit of comfort as he completed a terrific City comeback. It also sounds like Edin Dzeko had a big impact, scoring two of City's goal and Javi Garcia chipped in with a goal and an assist. Demba Ba, Cesar Azpilicueta and Oscar had put Chelsea 3 goals up.
Fri, May 24, 2013 04:05:00 AM