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Freddie drops in

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Cricketing hero and City fan Andrew Flintoff recently visited the Club's Carrington training ground, and you can see what he got up to on this Saturday's Cricket AM show on Sky Sports 1.

The England all-rounder took part in a penalty shoot-out against Joey Barton a fortnight ago, just before his recent ankle operation, with Nicky Weaver doing his best to stop them both between the sticks.

"Freddie" spoke to mcfc.co.uk after the shoot-out, and it was clear he was delighted to have made the visit.

"City have a fantastic set-up, there's nothing like this in county cricket," said Flintoff. "The England team has a national centre at Loughbrough but the facilities here at Carrington are superb. I had met Nicky a few times before and I really enjoyed going up against him and Joey in the shoot-out."

The shoot-out features in the 'Ready Steady Freddie' segment of Cricket AM, which starts at 9.00am on Sky Sports 1 on Saturday.

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Sam can stand the heat

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Georgios Samaras is enjoying his first pre-season with City, and the results have been evident out on the pitch during the friendlies played so far.

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Croft ponders Norwich move

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Lee Croft is mulling over a possible move to Norwich City after the Championship club's offer was accepted by Stuart Pearce.

Match Report

Port Vale v City 26-07-2006