MEN: City Live kicks off season in style
- 09 August 2013 08:24
- Posted by @markbooth_mcfc
It’s been a quiet week for transfer speculation on players coming in or out of City.
While the Blues’ title rivals continue to assemble their squads in the hectic August months, City Live brought together all of the Club’s heroes old and new last night for what was dubbed, “the mother of all parties”.
It didn’t disappoint.
Alice McKeegan of the Manchester Evening News went along to look in on this “mould breaking” season launch party and waxed lyrical on the event in an article posted in this morning’s paper.
“The staging was spectacular – with the star-studded action played out through big screens and booming speakers more reminiscent of a pop concert,” McKeegan wrote.
“And the setting seemed fit for an energetic performance from critically-acclaimed young rocker Miles Kane, who headlined the show, which was presented by BT Sport anchor Jake Humphrey.
“He told the audience that the night was for the fans, with the club keen to give something back and allow them to get closer to their heroes.
"The event was certainly unique and City fans will be hoping the on-field action lives up to the off-the-pitch hype, starting with their first Premier League game against Newcastle on August 19."
There we have it, the perfect way to kick off, what will hopefully be, a historic 2013/14 season.
There are a few crumbs of transfer tittle-tattle to bring you this morning, the most eye-catching of the stories is on the excellent Brazilian football website, Sambafoot.
They pick up on rumours emanating from ESPN Brazil linking Willian with a £40m move to the Etihad Stadium.
“The offer was rejected by the Russian side but the Citizens are now prepared to come back with an improved offer according to ESPN Brasil,” Callum Fox reports.
“The futures of Brazilian stars Willian, Jucilei, Ewerton and João Carlos were thrown into doubt after Anzhi Makhachkala's owner declared his intention to offload a host of players.”
Staying in Brazil, Robinho’s godson, Victor Andrade has been linked with a switch to England from Santos.
“Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Newcastle United are all monitoring the forward, who is yet to sign a new contract with the Brazilian side,” the story on Off The Post reads.
“His agents, NVA Entertainment Group, confirmed that there is considerable interest in their client from the Premier League.”
Agent talk or something of substance? Whichever it is, remember that the only way to judge the fact from the fiction is when you see a transfer story confirmed on here on the official website!
Finally, according to a statistical study by a voucher code website, City have the best value for money season ticket in the Premier League when it comes to pounds per win and goal.
“Sky Blues supporters with season-long seats at the Etihad Stadium pay an average of just £35 for each of their team’s wins and £12 per home goal,” the Daily Star’s Marc Walker states.
“Fierce rivals Man United came second in the Football Value League Table, with fans spending £45 per win and £16 for each home goal.”
Let’s hope the real Premier League table has the same name at number one in May!