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The MCFC Pre Season Run In

The City senior squad's Pre Season programme is just about complete and ready for take off in 17 days time...

Here's the current fixture list:

Sat 18 Jul 15:00 A Orlando Pirates
- Vodacom Challenge

Tue 21 Jul 20:00 A Kaizer Chiefs
- Vodacom Challenge

Sat 01 Aug 15:00 A Barnsley

Tue 04 Aug or Wed 05 Aug 19:45 A Rangers
- fixture to be confirmed

Sat 08 Aug 15:00 H Celtic

The stand out fixture of our UEFA Cup mates at Barnsley aside, City will be in South Africa later this month for the 10th anniversary of The Vodacom Challenge, recently won by Spurs and the rags.



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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 1 2009

Time: 2:37PM

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A good pre-season, this. South Africa will be a great place to be -- especially as so many of our players will be planning to get back there next Summer with their countries. The two games against the Glasgow sides should round it off nicely, all ready for the off.
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01/07/2009 14:52:00

wish it was this weekend the pre season kick offs..cant wait for the new season.
Mike Hunt
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01/07/2009 15:08:00

We are playing 3 games in S Africa. We will play the winners of the Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs match as well.
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01/07/2009 15:48:00

Winner of the Kaizer Orlando match will play us on Saturday 25th July too.
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01/07/2009 16:00:00

Well thought out pre season with a trip to S A and Scotland, hope the players are well rested tho and ready to kick off the new season fresh and up for a challenge, can not wait for the start of the season now I am getting board of doing D I Y at the weekends !!!!!!!!!
Cowplain Blue
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01/07/2009 17:58:00

Hughes wanted to get as many of his target transfers in as o[possible before the trip to SA. I hopoe he can achieve that and for the team to be bonding before the start of next season or, we may just be at sixes and seven when the seaon begins, if we are forced to wait at the last minute for vital players to come to the club.
Buzz Lightyear
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01/07/2009 18:36:00

does anyone know if they gonna be showing the games live on any station? heard thast the club might try to televise them if no local tv company doing so. can anyone shed some light on this for me please?
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01/07/2009 20:04:00

Dopeeze - apparently if no TV station picks the SA games up, they will be live on the new City site.
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01/07/2009 20:40:00

This competition is normally televised live, all 4 matches, but only on the local channels in SA if I'm not mistaken. They might change it though, but I will have to find out. If no luck, I'm pretty certain City will have it on their new site. Fanatical City fan from Cape Town, SA.
Tony Reis
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02/07/2009 08:59:00

Nice one Tony! Welcome to VMC!
Johnny Baguette
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02/07/2009 12:48:00

Looks a great pre-season esp. the SA Vodacom challenge. The 2 matches v Gers & Celtic should set us up nicely for the start of the season.
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