One of disappointing things about post-takeover City is the diminished role of the Academy players. This has been highlighted by Nedum Onuoha's recent comments of dissatisfaction with Roberto Mancini over his lack of playing time. On top of the unclear futures of Stephen Ireland, Micah Richards and Shaun Wright-Phillips this could make for a summer where we lose all of those players with whom we enjoy that special bond.
It's a relief to read, then, that we might keep those players to satisfy a UEFA minimum of home grown players. Of course, I'd rather keep them because they were important members of the team. But any situation in which they stay is better than every situation in which they don't.
And don't forget Michael Johnson, who provides one of his monthly fitness updates on the official site today. Back in September, apparently.