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Sturridge tested for meningitis

  • 04 July 2012 08:05
  • Posted by Chris Eccles

Former City striker Daniel Sturridge has been tested for suspected meningitis after being taken ill at the weekend.

Daniel is currently having tests at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington and may have to withdraw from the Olympic football squad. Our thoughts are with the player and his family.

Former Blues boss Stuart Pearce has been defending his decision to omit David Beckham from the Olympics whilst explaining the qualities Micah Richards brings to the Olympic squad. Tribal Football quotes Pearce as saying,

"Micah has been picked on form alone. He's had a fantastic season for the Premier League champions.

"He also gives me the option of playing at right-back or a central defensive role and any individuals who can offer me that in a squad of 18 is very helpful."

Micah Richards scoring for England

Euro 2012 winner David Silva is looking to build on triumphant year with Champions League success next season. The mercurial midfielder told Sport 360,

 

We have already started to win titles, including the Premier League. Now I hope to show we have the quality to do something in the Champions League.

 

...David Silva..

Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez takes to his blog to provide an in depth analysis of Spain's successful team, including our Merlin.

Over at The Bleacher Report, they think next season is a shoe-in for City who have "the scouting network, the financial backing and all the attractions of a major player on the European scene: Champions League football, a high-profile city and a big local rivalry to enjoy."

In transfer news, The Mirror says that Edinson Cavani will not be a City player after the striker pledged his allegience to Napoli.

B of the Bang

And finally, the M.E.N. reports the sad news that the former Eastlands sculture B of the Bang has been sold for scrap metal.

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