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Facebook: Kompany’s heartfelt thanks to fans

  • 17 February 2016 08:12
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We’ll level with you… There have been busier days for City-related headlines in recent times.

Still, there are a few bits and pieces to bring you on this rare game-less mid-week.

We kick off with a message from your captain - Vincent Kompany has taken to his official Facebook page to thanks fans for their support over the last two months.

The skipper was missing from Boxing Day until Sunday’s game against Spurs and he posted a heartfelt thanks to supporters for their messages in that time.

"Back in December, I let you guys know through Facebook that I was a little bit affected by the setback I had at the time," he said. "But never in a million years did I expect or predict the amount of support, the kind of support I would get from you guys. And it really touched me.

"So when I did make the promise and said I was going to give everything to come back, I promised myself that after my first 90 minutes back, I would send you guys a message, irrespective of the result, irrespective of the games we have to play in the future.

"I promised myself that after my first 90 minutes, I would send you guys a message to say thank you and how much it meant to me."

As well as that message, Vinnie has posted an amazing video of how he’s been spending his time on the sidelines which is well worth 90 seconds of your time.

Get on it!

Elsewhere, there is one bit of transfer gossip out there from the Birmingham Mail.

According to the midlands paper, City are rivalling Aston Villa for the signature of Hartlepool United youngster, Jack Blackford.

The story reads: “Blackford, a jet-heeled teenager who is comfortable playing on either flank or in midfield, caught the eye of Villa scouts after graduating from Hartlepool’s Academy where he had been since he was nine.

“But, after spending a week here in the Midlands, he has now moved onto City and will assess his options in the near future.

“Blackford has never played a senior game but has featured regularly for the youth team.

“Villa are making an effort to improve their development teams and have added more scouts to their set-up to help maximise the opportunity.”

In other news, Kelechi Iheanacho has been singled out for the spotlight treatment from WhoScored.com.

In the article, the website have looked at the number of times the Nigerian international has swung games in City’s favour when he’s been introduced from the bench and produced a couple of statistical infographics.

Well worth a read, that one.

Finally we go North of the Border, where loanee Patrick Roberts is making the strongest-possible case for inclusion in the Celtic first-team squad.

Following his impressive debut for the Development Squad on his 19th birthday when he netted and completed a hat-trick of assists, Roberts scored a couple of wonder goals in his next appearance against Dunfermline.

The chip for his second is particularly handsome – sit back, relax and enjoy…

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