5 Easy Ways to Keep Up with the Man City Youth Academy

The Man City Youth Academy are producing some future stars like Brandon Barker and Angelino. Keep up to date with what's going on at the City Football Academy with these 5 easy ways (including streams to all of Manchester City's UEFA youth league games )

5 Easy Ways to Keep Up with the Man City Youth Academy


Patrick Roberts, Jason Denayer, Brandon Barker – how do you keep up to date with these wonderful talents from the Man City Youth Academy? With these 5 easy ways that’s how!

The impressive Man City Youth Academy on the Etihad Campus is starting to produce lots of players. Whilst all of them won’t make the Manchester City first team many will make a good standard.

Since City moved into the CFA (City Football Academy), I’ve been fortunate to attend quite a few games and the level is a very high standard (sometimes I’ve preferred it to the 1st team!).

However there are only so many games you can get to and I’ve found myself trying to get more info on these impressive youngsters.

I’ve put together 5 of my go to places for the Man City Youth Academy including link to the UEFA youth league stream.

In no particular order:

In Esteemed Kompany Blog – Website and Twitter

Stephen’s blog is fast becoming one of my favourite reads. Written in an extremely positive and informative way Stephen is a regular at City youth team matches, writing detailed match reports and player analysis.

In the tweet above you’ll find a link to a piece highlighting all 35 players of Man City’s UEFA Youth league squad, an example of the depth Stephen goes in to.

Stephen has also done a couple of interviews on the City fan channel BlueMoonRisingTV highlighting City’s youth. Hopefully they’ll make it a regular slot!

Here Stephen discusses Marcos Lopes and Jason Denayer with BlueMoonRisingTV’s Adam.

Stephen’s blog can be found at – http://inesteemedkompany.blogspot.co.uk/

He updates it regularly after games so it’s always worth a visit. If you’re on twitter he is very active with lots of youth team news @EsteemedKompany

MCFC Reserves & Academy Twitter account (unofficial) 

Also on twitter (@MCFC_EDS_ACAD) this account is run by a home and away youth team follower. Extremely well connected with the youth team players, you’ll see regular twitter exchanges between them!

@MCFC_EDS_ACAD tweets match updates throughout games he attends as well as tweeting results and where possible highlights from other age groups. Over the summer he was also my go to source for matchday streams for the Man City Youth Academy’s preseason tours and tournaments.

Extremely knowledgeable about the lower age group rules and regs (it can be a bit of a minefield with UEFA and English age groups differing!).

You can follow @MCFC_EDS_ACAD on twitter. If you’re not on twitter the there is a feed on Bluemoon forum (next on the list!)

BlueMoon Forum

The most well known Manchester City forum has a dedicated section for the Man City EDS and Academy. I know some people don’t like City forums (especially after defeats!) but this section of the forum is purely information based and is very comprehensive.

There are separate sections for the EDS (Under 21’s) and the Academy with videos, fixtures and detailed player profiles. I particularly like the player profiles as the photos help with the players not being as well known as the 1st team players.

The dedicated Man City EDS and Academy page on the Blue Moon forum can be found here

The MCFC Official Site

Youth team games (particularly those below the EDS) can change dates so it’s best to stay up to date with the official site. Whilst City TV do some great highlight packages and interviews from the EDS and academy.

Although with goals like this from Patrick Roberts you can let the football do the talking!

UEFA Youth League streams

The UEFA youth league is the Champions League of youth team football. The tournament starts in the same way as the 1st teams Champions League, with City’s under 19’s playing against the under 19’s from City’s Champions League group.

The matches are played prior to 1st team games, with home games at the City Football Academy. For the Juventus game season ticket holders had to get paper tickets sent to them but hopefully this will change to using season cards. It was a great game with City winning 4-1 and Juve having two sent off!

If you can’t make it and for away games the UEFA youth league youtube channel are streaming the matches live. It’s well worth watching as there’s some great talents coming through at that age group.

The UEFA youth league youtube channel can be found at youtube on UEFA.tv

Have I missed anyone?

So there you have it 5 Easy ways to keep up with the Man City Youth Academy. Have I missed anyone off? Let me know in the Facebook comments below.

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