Writer: Johnny Baguette VMC Newsdesk
Date:Monday September 5 2011
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!
Date:Monday September 5 2011
Two Young Blues Get A Sleepover With The FA Cup (Friday March 7 2014)
We Must Not Let History Repeat Itself (Friday March 7 2014)
VIDEO: Cup Win Is Special - Kompany (Wednesday March 5 2014)
Edin Dzeko - Champion Or Passenger? (Tuesday March 4 2014)
The Ped Final Report City 3-1 Sunderland (Monday March 3 2014)
Stats: Manchester City FC v Sunderland AFC (Sunday March 2 2014)
League Cup Final: The Citizens vs The Black Cats (Friday February 28 2014)
City Fan Lives the Dream (Wednesday February 26 2014)
Into The Days Of Reckoning With One Eye On Summer (Wednesday February 26 2014)
The Ped Report City 1-0 Stoke City (Sunday February 23 2014)
|4. Man City||26||18||3||5||42||57|
|6. Man Utd||28||14||6||8||15||48|
|Arsenal v Everton
» Arsenal : 08/03/2014 23:58:00
|Trundles Writes Off Michu Rumours
» Swansea : 08/03/2014 23:32:00
|City Play Out Tough Draw With Stoke
» Norwich : 08/03/2014 21:37:00
|Liverpool: Why We Should Hate Chelsea!
» Liverpool : 08/03/2014 20:48:00
|Chelsea 4 Spurs 0
» Chelsea : 08/03/2014 19:24:00
» Southampton : 08/03/2014 17:46:00
» Crystal Palace : 08/03/2014 17:40:00