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Mancio: Blue Mood Upbeat - Vinny To Face Chelsea

It's good news all round as the MCFC feelgood factor takes another morale boost in the form of what was a tremendously successful tour of the Far East...

City boss Roberto Mancini, shortly to welcome back to training the club's Euro 2012 contingent is in fine form and had this to say post City's latest pre-season win on the road:

'I am even more confident today. Sergio played very well and his partnership with Carlos has continued from last season...hopefully we can continue this good form in the coming season.'

- Tevez and Aguero's work rates have certainly caught the eye.

Fears that inspirational City captain Vincent Kompany might miss the start of the season after an early flight home due to an injury picked up in the win over Arsenal have been laid to rest by the cool for cats City boss:

It is nothing serious. Vincent had a scan and should be fit to play against Chelsea in the Community Shield in two weeks...'

Spirits are soaring across Planet Blue.

all times East Manchester

Tue 31 Jul 19h45 Oldham Athletic, Boundary Park, Friendly
Sat 04 Aug 20h30 Wolfsburg, Volkswagen Arena, Friendly (ESPN TV)
Sun 05 Aug 19h00 Limerick, Jackman Park, Friendly
Sun 12 Aug 13h30 Chelsea, Villa Park, Community Shield
Sa 18 Aug 15h00 Southampton, The Etihad PL
Sa 25 Aug 15h00 Liverpool, Anfield PL


The draw for the 2012/13 Champions League Group Stage will take place in Monaco on Thursday, 30th August. The opening round of games will kick off in the week commencing Monday, 17th September.

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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 30 2012

Time: 8:11PM

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Eagerly we await you...... Its gonna be one helluva match......
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30/07/2012 20:25:00

Absolutely. Either a knackering 0-0, extra time and penalties or a 3-2er. To City of course!
Johnny Baguette
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30/07/2012 20:40:00

Feck, I'd hoped he'd be unavailable. Top, top defender, and I know my stuff, I'm Belgian.
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30/07/2012 22:06:00

And at Villa Park too. Greta memories of that great arena. That's where the FA semi's should still be.
Johnny Baguette
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30/07/2012 22:12:00

Wow, times have really changed. I was getting used to facing Old Red Nose or Wenger in the shield every year (we missed out last year of course). Unlike city, I don't think our squad is ready for this game yet.
Blue in Colorado
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31/07/2012 03:22:00

Yes I don't think we are ready too...but its good to know that u guys are in top shape.....I am sure we'll win though.we seem to win when people least expect it
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31/07/2012 08:01:00

Unlike last seasons Charity Shield this time around I feel as though we have enough to beat Chelsea. Our pre-season has gone well ande most of the players are beginning to find a bit of flair and form. Fingers crossed I'm right.
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