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Micah Richards

27-Year-Old Defender     Aston Villa  Premier

Birthdate:  June 24, 1988    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  183 lbs    
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October 27, 2015    Micah Richards News

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Richards was charged by the FA on Tuesday for improper conduct regarding an incident in the tunnel after Saturday's match against Swansea.

If Richards does not appeal, or it is rejected, he could be suspended for up to three games, which would obviously be a huge hit for manager-less Aston Villa. Joleon Lescott could continue to start, with Ciaran Clark close to returning to full fitness.

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September 14, 2015

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Richards led Villa with 11 clearances and recorded an assist in a 3-2 loss to Leicester on Sunday.

Richards is Aston Villa's best defender at this point and he has some major talent that he'll need to showcase all season long. Not only has he steadied a shaky back line, he has done a nice job of attacking and opening up some things for the offense. Look for Richards to continue to start and be a sneaky cheap fantasy option for the remainder of the season. He'll look to pick up a clean sheet against West Brom next Saturday in a battle of poor offenses.

August 14, 2015

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Richards took one shot (none on target) in Friday's defeat to Manchester United.

Richards, who hasn't scored since November 19, 2011, was denied a plumb goal scoring opportunity by an uncalled foul on Matteo Darmian. The foul would've given Villa a penalty shot. The 27-year-old England national was acquired by Villa this summer and has acquitted himself nicely in his first two appearances, playing the full 90 minutes both times and providing a steady hand to the at times shaky back line.

June 17, 2015

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Richards signed a four-year contract with Aston Villa on Wednesday.

Richards joins on a free transfer from Manchester City having spent last season on loan with Serie A side Fiorentina. Villa struggled defensively last season after Tim Sherwood took over, and while Richards could help, it's unlikely to be a strong defensive unit next season.

June 12, 2015

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Richards is expected to join Aston Villa after the defender was told he would be released by Manchester City, reports the Daily Mail.

Richards spent last season on loan with Fiorentina, but has been working to return to the Premier League. Aston Villa isn't expected to break the bank this summer for transfers, but they are expected to come to agreement with Richards.

March 19, 2015

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Richards' contract with Manchester City expires this summer, and the player currently on loan with Fiorentina said that first-team playing time will decide where he plays in the future, according to the Daily Mail.

Richards said it would be difficult for him to say where he would be playing next season, but that he is focusing on playing as frequently as possible. He has been rumored to have interest from Inter Milan.

September 1, 2014

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Manchester City has loaned Richards to Fiorentina for the final season of his contract, Football Italia reports.

Richards will essentially be on trial as he becomes a free agent next summer.

August 29, 2014

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said Friday that Richards is not part of the squad this season but the club has yet to receive any offers for him.

Richards has been supposedly on his way out of Manchester for nearly a year, but with no bids there can be no move.