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City Get Real In Europe With Exciting Draw

We're not really here. The draw for the Group Stages of The Champions League has been made. Group D City face classic ties against Real Madrid, Ajax and Dortmund...City NEVER have it easy! The Champions of Spain, Netherlands and Germany!

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP D

Real Madrid
Manchester City
Ajax
Borussia Dortmund

The rags meanwhile, have followed up last year's 'easy on paper' group in which they were humiliated with another kindly nod towards Braga, Galatasaray and Cluj, even though Galatasary is a horrible place to go.

Regardless of whether or not this is another European old guard protecting fix, the mouthwatering clashes with Real will be eagerly anticipated in Manchester as the bloke with the coat from Matalan returns to town alongside City favourite Ladyboy Riverdancer...The future rags manager will know for sure that there is nothing more dangerous in football these days than a Roberto Mancini Manchester City side that have been written off or cast as underdogs.

Mancio will be relieved that The Blues do not have too far to travel before crucial Premier League fixtures.

Planet Blue continues to live a dream which was unimagineable just over a decade ago if not unthinkable a handful of years ago.

Football Development Officer Patrick Vieira said:
"We can be confident of getting to the next stage. Last season was the first time the club has been in the Champions League so we need to learn, to improve."

CITY NEWS:

The Transfer Window closes at 23h00 BST tonight after Brian Marwood puts the cat out. We'll bring you confirmation of signings and departures on VMC once the club confirm what the stories are.

City have drawn Aston Villa at home in the third round of The Capital One League Cup. The tie will be played week commencing 24 September.

Joe Hart, Joleon Lescott and James Milner have been called up to the England squad for the World Cup Qualifying matches against Moldova and Ukraine.

UPDATED UPCOMING FIXTURES:
all times East Manchester

Sa 01 Sep 17h30 QPR, The Etihad, PL
Sa 15 Sep 15h00 Stoke, The Britannia Stadium, PL
Tu 18 Sep 19h45 Real Madrid, The Bernabeu, CL
Su 23 Sep 16h00 Arsenal, The Etihad, PL
TBC Aston Villa, The Etihad, LC3
Sa 29 Sep 15h00 Fulham, Craven Cottage, PL
We 03 Oct 19h45 Borussia Dortmund, The Etihad, PL
Sa 06 Oct 12h45 Sunderland, The Etihad, PL
Sa 20 Oct 15h00 West Brom, The Hawthorns, PL
We 24 Oct 19h45 Ajax, Amsterdam Arena, CL
Sa 27 Oct 17h30 Swansea City, The Etihad, PL






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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 30 2012

Time: 5:42PM

Your Comments

You got the so called group of death.... But I think your get through ok good luck boys
muffdaddy1983
Easy. Thanks MD.
Bluedub
The rags have got some long flights before Premier League away fixtures. Romania, Portugal and Turkey....that's a shame.
Johnny Baguette
So the PL trophy will stay in Manchester it seems. I expect you to give your all to defend that trophy after you get kicked out in the group stage of the CL.
FrLamp
Loving it. Keep writing us off.
Johnny Baguette
Feel free to finish 25 points behind us again this season FRLamp.
fifthcolumnblue
LMAO getting your excuses in early FRLamp?
Bluedub
chelsea. Champions of europe
Blue India
I'm not sure old timer wswillys' ticker can take so much drama, you boys'll be neighbourly and check up on the old codger eh?
nikolaijns
Why are you taking it angrily? In my opinion you won't get past this group - which is not a shame really, look at the farking powerhouse it is. I expect you to retain your PL trophy, ultimately. Where's the problem?
FrLamp
Don't think Dortmund, Ajax and Real will fancy their chances keeping Kun, Tevez, Yaya, Silva and Nasri quiet now, will they? Another year together, another year wiser and the experience of last season will stand to us. Write City off at your peril.
rojo2010
Oh! Oh!! Oh!!! Channel 5 is very, very sure for you unless you bid £40 million for Arsenal 's Champions League group
munich Glory
Not taking it angrily FRLamp - it's called banter, we give as good as we take, simples! If you can't stand the heat...
fifthcolumnblue
What gave you the impression we're taking it angrily FRLamp? I found your post funny mate.
Bluedub
How much is that Munich Glory? .5million? Is that Pounds or Euros?
Bluedub
Tough group manage it like that
mikacfc
We'd probably feckin sell you it too.
nikolaijns
Dortmund are a fantastic team but Arsenal finished above them last season in the CL so tell me why we can't.
StuMCFC
chelsea football club- defending champions league winners and current premier league leaders. It doesn't get better than that. Chelsea for life.
Blue India
Well, it does to be honest. You could be league leaders at the end of the season. Ahem.
Johnny Baguette
Chelsea football club - defending (accidental) champions league winners, current premier league champions, captained by a man who is about to serve a lengthy ban for racially abusing a fellow professional. Nice.
fifthcolumnblue
 

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