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The Challengers: City's Champions League Squad



Confused? You most assuredly will be. UEFA's rules about B lists and Home Grown players and and all the rest of it lead us to a Man City Champions League Group Stage Squad...

As City enter our holy grail, the promised land at long last, an achievement unthinkable a little over 3 years ago, the eagerly anticipated squad that will take on Bayerm Munich, Villareal and Napoli looks like this...

Goalkeeper: Hart, Taylor, Pantilimon, Johansen*.

Defence: Richards, Lescott, Clichy, Zabaleta, Kompany, Kolo Toure, Kolarov, Onuoha, Savic, Cunningham*, Veseli*, Wabara*, Tse*, Smith*.

Midfield: Barry, Milner, A Johnson, De Jong, Yaya Toure, Silva, Nasri, Chantler*, Helan*, Roman*.

Attack: Dzeko, Tevez, Aguero, Balotelli, Bunn*, Robinson*, Tchuimeni-Nimely*, Robinson*.

* The B Listers

The squad list can total 25 players but Roberto Mancini and his backroom team have opted to select 23 Blues in the 'A List.' Comeback kid Owen Hargreaves is a noteable absentee alongside Wayne Bridge.

Should City reach the knockout phase, Mancio gets to review his squad with Kiddo and Platty.

Go on then.

Key squad related extracts from the labyrinth of UEFA Champions League rules:

No club may have more than 25 players on List A during the season. As a minimum, places 18 to 25 on List A (eight places) are reserved exclusively for 'locally trained players' and no club may have more than four 'association-trained players' listed in places 18 to 25 on List A...

If a club has fewer than eight locally trained players in its squad (i.e. in places 18 to 25 on List A), then the maximum number of players on List A is reduced accordingly...

Each club is entitled to register an unlimited number of players on List B during the season.

Napoli, YOU are next!






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

We 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:Monday September 5 2011

Time: 6:16PM

Your Comments

One thing about the B list, I think the player has to have been at the club two years or more, hence the exclusion of some of our more talented kids like Denis Suarez, Karim Rekik, and the impressive Abdul Razak (who England are trying to pry away from the Ivory Coast).
StuMCFC
One thing about the B list, I think the player has to have been at the club two years or more, hence the exclusion of some of our more talented kids like Denis Suarez, Karim Rekik, and the impressive Abdul Razak (who England are trying to pry away from the Ivory Coast).
StuMCFC
Cheers Stu, tell you something, those rules are so extensive it's a wonder there aren't more squad cock ups. I see Chelsea have named 22.
Johnny Baguette
Cheers Stu, tell you something, those rules are so extensive it's a wonder there aren't more squad cock ups. I see Chelsea have named 22.
Johnny Baguette
That A-List certainly looks pretty impressive!
fifthcolumnblue
That A-List certainly looks pretty impressive!
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