Strong Pre-Season For City but Where's Gallagher?
Manchester City appear to be building up a head of steam ahead of the upcoming Premier League season and have put together a series of impressive pre-season performances, however manager Noel Gallagher has been nowhere to be seen.
Yesterday, the blues faced off against Al-Jazira in their final pre-season game, following six previous encounters with sides such as Olympiakos and Mallorca. City were fairly untroubled over the course of the matches and chalked up seven wins from seven without ever having to step out of second gear.
Fans have been encouraged by the teams promising displays in pre-season, but several members of the blues faithful have criticized the club’s new manager, Noel Gallagher, who was not in attendance for any of the club’s warm up matches. Initially, no reason was given for the popstar’s absence from the touchline which saw the club's assistant manager, Brian Kidd take control of the team for the seven games.
It has since become apparent that Noel Gallagher flew to Austria two days before the club’s first friendly in order to complete a line of gigs with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
which has now been called the act’s “farewell tour”, after it was confirmed on Gallagher’s official website that the band had entered an “indefinite hiatus”, allowing Gallagher to concentrate on his new role at Manchester City.
Gallagher arrived back in Manchester yesterday and with less than a week until the Premier League kicks off, he has attempted to smooth over his absence with the fans by assuring them he had constant contact with Brian Kidd throughout pre-season and is fully concentrated and prepared for the team's first game against Southampton on Sunday.
Gallagher will be looking ahead to Manchester City's opening clash against Southampton, with the City fans demanding 3 points.