As the City players got used to the idea of life without the Europa League, it was important that spirits were lifted ahead of Sunday's trip to Chelsea.
One player who is never short of a smile is Etihad Player of the Month Micah Richards, who couldn't resist sticking his tongue out when asked by photographer Sharon Latham to give her a smile.
Next out were Adam Johnson and David Silva. David is pointing out to AJ that he's still got his Wallace and Gromit slippers on. "Cracking footwear amigo!"
Patrick Vieira wasn't impressed by the early morning chill so resorted to his ninja warrior look - we have told him not to forget to take it off before he nips in the bank later today...
Meanwhile Nigel de Jong is feeling a bit weighted down ahead of the session. Turns out he had a couple of Dynamo Kyiv players in his back pocket from the night before. All together now, 'Oh when De Jong, goes sliding in...'
Back in the canteen, injured youngsters Tom Smith and Sean Tse take five minutes out of rehab to enjoy a quick bowl of soup and a pose that wouldn't look out of place in the latest Next Men's Summer catalogue.
The lads round off the morning with a quick game of indoor cricket to celebrate England's nail-biting World Cup win over the West Indies. James Milner shows all the style and poise of an opening batsman. Being a Yorkshire lad, he's no doubt based his game on the one and only Sir Geoffrey Boycott.
Coming in at No.11 - judging by his technique - is Joe Hart. Chappy is poised behind the stumps and the tail certainly isn't wagging on this occasion.
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