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The Contenders: City Name Premier League Squad



Tonight Manchester City announced the names of the men charged with the massive challenge of bringing the league title to The Etihad Stadium...

Following a highly satisfactory summer of transfer activity, The Blues now hold top quality depth in every team position. Roberto Mancini has the options he has pushed for over his 20 months at the controls.

The team with the strongest defence in the top flight last season now boasts a fearsome forward line capable of battering any side in England.

Mancini's 25 man squad is obviously constructed in line with what is by definition The Premier League's Home Grown player rule:

'A Home Grown Player means a player who, irrespective of his nationality or age, has been registered with any club affiliated to the Football Association or the Football Association of Wales for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or 36 months prior to his 21st birthday (or the end of the Season during which he turns 21).'

Perhaps the most surprised members of the squad will be Englishmen Wayne Bridge and Nedum Onuoha who could have left East Manchester with relative ease this summer yet now find themselves in the mix.

Meanwhile, players Under 21 years old who do not have to be listed in the squad submitted on Friday afternoon include Mario Balotelli and Stefan Savic.

MANCHESTER CITY FC PREMIER LEAGUE SQUAD:

Home Grown: Barry, Bridge, Clichy, Hart, A Johnson, Lescott, Milner, Onuoha, Richards, Taylor.

Others: Aguero, De Jong, Dzeko, Hargreaves, Kolarov, Kompany, Nasri, Pantilimon, Nielsen, Silva, Tevez, Kolo Toure, Yaya Toure, Zabaleta.

Give us your view on Mancio's title chasers both below this article and in the VMC Forum...





UPCOMING FIXTURES:
all times GMT+1

Sa 10 Sep 15:00 Wigan, The Etihad, PL

We 14 September 19:45 Napoli, The Etihad, CLGS1

*Su 18 Sep 15:00 Fulham, Craven Cottage, PL

Tu/We 20/21 Sep 19:45 Birmingham, The Etihad, LC3

Sa 24 Sep 12:45 Everton, The Etihad, PL

Tu 27 September 19:45 Bayern Munich, Allianz Arena,
CLGS2

* Date Change

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Writer: Johnny Baguette VMC Newsdesk Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday September 3 2011

Time: 2:30AM

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Erm, sorry to be pedantic, but there's only 24 names in that there list JB!
fifthcolumnblue
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03/09/2011 04:44:00

Erm, sorry to be pedantic, but there's only 24 names in that there list JB!
fifthcolumnblue
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03/09/2011 04:44:00

24 senior players is all we've got FCB.
Thaibluefan
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03/09/2011 05:03:00

24 senior players is all we've got FCB.
Thaibluefan
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03/09/2011 05:03:00

That's the list we've been given Blues!
johnny baguette
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03/09/2011 05:59:00

That's the list we've been given Blues!
johnny baguette
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03/09/2011 05:59:00

I'm glad to see with the signing of Nasri that Mancini is getting rid of the second DM. Your squad is unbelievable. Absolutely unreal. I really enjoyed watching the football you displayed against Spurs, and not just because it was against Tottenham! I hope you keep it up. After all, football is supposed to be entertainment.
gunnerkid107
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03/09/2011 06:00:00

I'm glad to see with the signing of Nasri that Mancini is getting rid of the second DM. Your squad is unbelievable. Absolutely unreal. I really enjoyed watching the football you displayed against Spurs, and not just because it was against Tottenham! I hope you keep it up. After all, football is supposed to be entertainment.
gunnerkid107
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03/09/2011 06:00:00

Top call gk. The handbrake is off. If I was Roberto Martinez I'd be bricking it. We owe Wigan.
Johnny Baguette
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03/09/2011 10:58:00

Top call gk. The handbrake is off. If I was Roberto Martinez I'd be bricking it. We owe Wigan.
Johnny Baguette
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03/09/2011 10:58:00

What happeded to the 500 players we had according to the press?
markmcfc
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03/09/2011 12:47:00

What happeded to the 500 players we had according to the press?
markmcfc
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03/09/2011 12:47:00

Obviously our yougsters are not on that list, including Balotelli who's sure to play a few games for us this season...impressive squad though ;-)
Blue ponderer
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03/09/2011 18:04:00

Obviously our yougsters are not on that list, including Balotelli who's sure to play a few games for us this season...impressive squad though ;-)
Blue ponderer
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03/09/2011 18:04:00

We'll play three holding midfielders if a situation requires it (Barca?). Mancini is flexible and will not stick to one ideology, one way of playing football. If we have to be cynical, we will be - Mourinho's Inter were one of the most cynical teams I've ever seen and toppled Barca to win the Champions League a couple of seasons ago. Our Swansea/Bolton/Spurs style against a team like Barca could be suicide, they are the masters of the possession game and you need a disciplined, steely lineup to tackle them.
StuMCFC
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03/09/2011 20:58:00

We'll play three holding midfielders if a situation requires it (Barca?). Mancini is flexible and will not stick to one ideology, one way of playing football. If we have to be cynical, we will be - Mourinho's Inter were one of the most cynical teams I've ever seen and toppled Barca to win the Champions League a couple of seasons ago. Our Swansea/Bolton/Spurs style against a team like Barca could be suicide, they are the masters of the possession game and you need a disciplined, steely lineup to tackle them.
StuMCFC
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03/09/2011 20:58:00

Absolutely amazing squad from a villan! is the treble possibe?
ClivetheVillan
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04/09/2011 18:00:00

Absolutely amazing squad from a villan! is the treble possibe?
ClivetheVillan
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04/09/2011 18:00:00

 

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