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Pre-Season: City Prefer The Swiss & Germans

Manchester City fans hungry to see the Blues play pre-season games will have to consider travelling across the English Channel to get a glimpse of their favourite superstars.

New gaffer Mark Hughes begins his City managerial campaign on Tuesday July 8 when City face Swiss side FC Lucerne. Kick off is expected to be 8:15pm. Venue to be announced.

Four days later, City face another Swiss side, FC Basle. Just in case City fans were not aware, Basel is one of the most successful clubs in Swiss football, having won the Swiss Super League 12 times. Kick off is on Thursday July 10 at 8:45pm. Again, the venue has yet to be decided.

In between the UEFA Cup qualifying rounds, on Saturday July 26 City travel to HSH Nordbank Arena, home of Hamburger SV, to play one of the last scheduled pre-season matches. At the time this article is written, no kick-off time has been decided.

City pre-season live on TV

Setanta Sports lead the way in showing live pre-season games while Sky usually broadcast three-way tournaments, however, there is another way. Those wanting to know more should click here for details.



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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 19 2008

Time: 6:48PM

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I wonder if the Thomas Cook Trophy will be happening again this year. Maybe against Thailand?
Johnny Baguette
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19/06/2008 18:56:00

A night out in Hamburg sounds good to me.
alphieblues
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19/06/2008 21:26:00

According to the Setanta website both the friendlies in Switzerland will be televised live: http://www.setanta.com/en/UK/News/Setanta-announces-Manchester-City-Pre-Season-friendly-matches/
swordfish7
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19/06/2008 23:34:00

I checked the Setanta website on Wednesday and at the time they were not showing our games, so they must have only just added them.
Tudor
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20/06/2008 06:03:00

I see The Sun are shrieking this morning that another military coup is on the way in Thailand meaning curtains for Thaksin. First I've heard anywhere...rag hack in action?
Johnny Baguette
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20/06/2008 07:34:00

Not going Yodelling, going laden hoser training instead followed up by a run out at the nearest club to the river mersey.
Buzz Lightyear
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20/06/2008 14:50:00

Thomas Cook Trophy will be final pre season game. The sensible spending AC Milan no less.
Johnny Baguette
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20/06/2008 17:24:00

they cant afford Goofy, but they want to pay 24 mill for adebeyor? Do you find that you take no notice when someone is linked with us as a load of hogwash?
Buzz Lightyear
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20/06/2008 19:03:00

I'll be starting this summers MCFC Fact or Fib factory list this week Buzz!
Johnny Baguette
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21/06/2008 14:21:00

 

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