Silly season kicks off early
- 01 December 2013 10:17
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
Not much worthy of note in this morning’s Press coverage on City.
Let’s not go there with the obligatory ‘Sergio on Real Madrid’s radar’ snippets. Really? What a shocker.
Well, we’re not sure what Kun has to do to make these stories go away – he’s already stated a few weeks back how happy he is at City and that he has no intention of leaving – plus he extended his current deal earlier this year.
I’m afraid having one of the best strikers in the world means we’ll have to sift through these stories time and time again. When a 'source' is quoted, you get the feeling the reports are somewhat flimsy. The Sun on Sunday, ESPN, BT Sport and Metro are the guilty parties today…
The Daily Mail head down a more factual route with a story on the Blues Etihad Stadium expansion plans.
It’s been out there for a while, but it’s a quiet day (clearly) and Alex Miller writes: “Manchester City have proved they can produce a team to match neighbours United — and now plans are under way to transform the Etihad Stadium into a ground to rival Old Trafford.
“City have formally applied for planning permission to expand the Etihad Stadium from 48,000 to 62,170, making it the second biggest venue in the Premier League.
“The plans also show that the East and West stands could be further increased to raise the capacity beyond 70,000 in the future, about 6,000 short of what Old Trafford holds.”
It’s December the first today so festive tales are very much on the agenda and the MEN have begun their own version of our MCFC advent calendar this morning – but don’t miss the real thing which begins today. Just the thought of Aleks Kolarov singing Jingle Bells makes this year’s calendar December’s must watch CityTV series. It begins today so keep an eye out on mcfc.co.uk.
Finally, the Metro have included the treasured inflatable banana on their Top 10 of rubbish Christmas gifts for football fans – how dare they!
Any City fan would be delighted to find a four-foot banana under their tree on Christmas Day. The nerve…