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The numbers game

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There are a few changes in the City squad's shirt numbering for the forthcoming season.

New signing Dietmar Hamann has plumped for number 21, while Ousmane Dabo has gone for five, whose previous owner Sylvain Distin has chosen to wear 15.

Summer acquisition Joe Hart has elected to take the 25 shirt, while the biggest mover up the numbers is Stephen Jordan, who vacates number 41 to wear four.

Stephen Ireland is also now in single figures, having chosen to play in the number seven shirt.

Kasper Schmeichel takes the number 19, having been in 33 previously, while Paul Dickov is has taken 14.

The Academy graduates that have joined the senior squad for this season have been allocated shirts in the thirties.

SQUAD LIST – 2006/2007

1 DAVID JAMES (GK)

3 BEN THATCHER
4 STEPHEN JORDAN
5 OUSMANE DABO
6 CLAUDIO REYNA
7 STEPHEN IRELAND
8 JOEY BARTON
9 ANDREW COLE
10 ANTOINE SIBIERSKI
11 DARIUS VASSELL
12 NICK WEAVER (GK)
13 
14 PAUL DICKOV
15 SYLVAIN DISTIN
16 NEDUM ONUOHA
17 JIHAI SUN
18 DANNY MILLS
19 KASPER SCHMEICHEL (GK)
20 GEORGIOS SAMARAS
21 DIETMAR HAMANN
22 RICHARD DUNNE
23 RETIRED
24 
25 JOE HART (GK)
26 MATTHEW MILLS
27 
28 TREVOR SINCLAIR
29 
30 
31 LAURENCE MATTHEWSON (GK)
32 NATHAN D’LARYEA
33 MICHAEL JOHNSON
34 SAM WILLIAMSON
35 ASHLEY WILLIAMS
36 DANIEL STURRIDGE
37 KELVIN ETUHU
38 SHALEUM LOGAN
39 MARC LAIRD
40 LEE CROFT
41 ASHLEY GRIMES
42 
43 ISHMAEL MILLER
44 WILLO FLOOD
45 MICAH RICHARDS

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