Club guide: Manchester City
Saturday 14 August 2010
Sack Race: 7-1
Y Touré (Barcelona, £30m), D Silva (Valencia, £25m), M Balotelli (Internazionale, £23m), A Kolarov (Lazio, £17m), J Boateng (Hamburg, £11m)
total spent: £106m
V Bojinov (Parma, £5m) J Garrido (Lazio, £2.5m), M Petrov (Bolton, free), Benjani, Sylvinho (both released), N Onuoha (Sunderland, loan)
total made: £7.5 m
Player to watch
David Silva. Was overshadowed by Spain’s other David, Villa, at the World Cup but can make a big impact at Eastlands.
Mainly, picking only 25 players for the official list by the end of the month. At the moment, they seem to have that number of midfielders.
Roberto Mancini. Failed in his first task last season, to achieve Champions League football, and will not be allowed to do so again. Has promised a trophy, rather unwisely.
Story of the summer
City spent pre-season in the US, but managed to find the time to film an advert in Arabic, with Emmanuel Adebayor (right) seemingly taking to the language like a duck to water.
Last season 5th
One poor game at home to Spurs cost them fourth place.
This season 4th
Well capable of top four with new signings looking good.
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