Dates for your diary: 2014/2015 season
- 19 June 2014 09:45
- Posted by @markbooth_mcfc
It’s now 39 days since City became the Barclays Premier League champions for the second time in three years.
As you can see on this map, mentions of City on Twitter spread right across the globe throughout the game, from the west coast of the United States to the eastern tips of New Zealand on the glorious day Vincent Kompany lifted that famous trophy aloft once more.
There’s still 58 days to go until new storylines are crafted in the champions’ title defence opener against Newcastle United, so we’re not yet halfway through the summer break between Premier League seasons.
However, with the fixtures being released on Wednesday, provoking the first few flutters of excitement for the new campaign, we’ve put together all of the most important dates for your diary coming up in 2014/15.
Calendars at the ready…
Pre-season starts: 9 July
World Cup final: 13 July
First friendly Dundee FC v City: 13 July
First game in USA, Sporting Kansas City v City: 23 July
Guinness International Champiopns Cup starts, Milan v City at Heinz Field: 27 July
Community Shield, City v Arsenal: 10 August
Barclays Premier League kicks off, Newcastle v City: 16 August
Capital One Cup third round draw: 27 August
UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco: 28 August
International break #1: 31 August – 13 September
Summer transfer deadline day: 1 September
UEFA Champions League Match Day One: 16/17 September
Capital One Cup third round: w/c 22 September
International break #2: 5 – 18 October
International break #3: 9 – 22 November
FA Cup third round draw: 7 December
UEFA Champions League Match Day Six: 9 December
Winter transfer window opens: 1 January
FA Cup third round: 3 January
Winter transfer window closes: 2 February
Capital One Cup final: 1 March
International break #4: 22 March – 4 April
Final game of the Premier League season, City v Southampton: 24 May
FA Cup final: 30 May
UEFA Champions League final in Berlin: 6 June