City Live: In pictures
- 14 August 2014 22:36
- Posted by @markbooth_mcfc / pics by @mcfcsnappershaz & @vhaydn_mcfc
Check out the best snaps from the club's annual season launch party.
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STAGE IS SET: Before the VIPs made their entrance backstage.
ARRIVAL: Aleksandar Kolarov leads the players in through the backstage area.
NASTY BOY: Balkan duo Matija Nastasic and Stevan Jovetic file in.
THE HOST: Comedian Jason Manford takes to the Manchester Central stage in front of the Barclays Premier League trophy.
MCWFC: The team join together for a group shot.
THIS CHARMING MAN: Manuel Pellegrini answers your questions after an historic first season in charge.
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Manuel receives his award for best newcomer.
MAN-FORD OF THE PEOPLE: Jason sizes up the trophy before delivering a few cheeky digs to City's rivals.
NEW BOY: Fernando is clearly enjoying his first taste of City, sat alongside compatriot, Fernandinho.
BACKSTAGE: Just before his new five-year contract is announced, Sergio prepares to go on stage.
EL MAGO: David and his teammates contemplate going on stage in front of their adoring fans.
VITA STUDENT: Official event partner, Vita Student enjoying City Live VIP style with the players.
BOYS FROM BRAZIL: The Ferna friends share a joke backstage at Manchester Central.
NEW FRIENDS: Johnny Marr and the man who introduced him onstage, Dennis Tueart.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: 2013/14 Player of the Year Yaya Toure poses with Ian McLeod, winner of our CityStories competition.
FIVE MORE YEARS: Fans react to news that Sergio Aguero has extended his City deal.
YA-YA-YA-YA TOURE: Your 13/14 Player of the Season.
Vita Student’s competition winner, Ashley, met her City hero, Sergio Aguero... well, second City hero after Micah Richards!
HE IS THE MAN: Pablo poses with his Vitality Fitness award for most minutes last season.
STAGE IS SET: Confetti rains down at Manchester Central as the players receive the adulation of supporters.
WHAT A NIGHT: Pablo Zabaleta leads the players back onto the coach after a wonderful evening - they have a double session tomorrow after all!
THERE IS A LIGHT: Legendary guitarist Johnny Marr brings the night to an unforgettable close, with a dusting of classic Smiths tracks in the setlist.
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City Live Official Event Partner: Vita Student
City Live Official Beer Partner: Heineken