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City can go supersonic, says Noel

Some might say Noel Gallagher has paid his dues with a lifelong devotion to the Blues. Even so, the Oasis guitarist, to pilfer one of his album titles, can still hardly believe the truth.

Rock and roll star Noel predicts Mark Hughes' new-look City are on their way to being "pretty special" after savouring their performances in the opening games against Blackburn and Wolves.

He wore a trademark grin as he chatted to manager Mark Hughes after the Wolves win - but recalled that he could barely take in the news of the takeover that has transformed the Club.

Noel said: "I was in Calgary, Canada and woke up one morning to find I'd got 98 test messages to turn on the news. It was really early in the morning and I was jetlagged ...

"It (the takeover story) was running along the bottom of the screen but it didn't sink in for about 40 minutes. The whole day was quite mad, surreal.

"But I always knew this day was coming, that we were trawling around in the Third Division for some divine reason and that Whoever would sort it out for us ...

"We used to fill that ground in Moss Side - for York on a Tuesday night we got 29,000. That says it all. This is just the start. They're keeping Mark Hughes and building from the bottom up."

So what's the story, dawning glory? Definitely maybe, says Noel: "A trophy in the next five years would be great, but I'm thinking about the next decade.

"The superstars of world football like Kaka are settled now, but the next generation will be up for grabs. If we can make this club attractive to them, the sky's the limit." 

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