James Milner; gone. Frank Lampard; gone. Micah Richards; gone. Scott Sinclair; gone. Dedryck Boyata; gone. John Guidetti; also gone. These are the six homegrown players casually discarded by Manchester City this summer - only one of whom they had any intention of trying to keep.
Manchester City's, James Milner, is to sign for Liverpool and no one is more excited than his parody Twitter account. The
He is the type of player the club need if they want to be successful. Sure, he's not the quickest, nor the most skilful, nor is he ever likely to finish high up the goalscoring charts, but in a squad packed full of talent and in a team bursting with expensive and flashy recruits, the simple truth is that City are better with Milner in the side.
Luck in football is little more than a myth and blaming a supposed lack of it is a lazy and convenient excuse for failure, while being jealous of others is failing to see what they do better.
Disproving others' low opinions of him has been a regular feature in Milner's career to date, helping him to where he is now - a soon-to-be out-of-contract midfielder, playing for the current champions of England, with a host of probable admirers.
Twitter's favourite football parody account has come to life for a very special Christmas message. Manchester City player
The Premier League season is in full swing and already we are getting a glimpse of who will be claiming the individual awards come May. For some, however, life at their current club has become tough and these five must make a move in January before it's too late.
There was a time in the summer when Arsenal and Liverpool were keen on James Milner. He is coveted no more, though, and the
Adam Lallana has completed his £25 million transfer to Liverpool and in doing so becomes the latest inclusion in the top
The English press pack based in Miami could have been forgiven for heading to the beach when the Football Association announced